Vacation Mode, Throne Room, Servants Rescue and more...


As you know, we launched a new interface last Christmas. Updating it has kept us busy since then, thanks to your feedback.  Besides that, we launched RoE on Wild Tangent and  Kongregate last spring, made a couple of classic realms due to popular demand, and developed Tactica (our own login system) to allow platform-independent login.

Since spring, besides doing a heck of a lot of under-the-hood improvements, we've been working on some exciting new features that we are launching now. Let me take a moment to talk a bit about those.

Throne Room

There has never been a way to view your entire Realm of Empires history. With the new Throne Room you can now do exactly that, as well as chat with everyone in the game, check out a leaderboard from very old realms which not only includes players left in the realm, but shows everyone who ever played with their best-ever score in this realm. You can even chat with old friends you might have lost contact with. It's already pretty awesome, but the Throne Room is in its infancy. We will be adding more cool stats and functionality to it!

Powerful new chat system

Debuting as a beta feature in the Throne Room, we are working on a super-chat. When we're finished this will be a flexible chat system that allows you to chat 1on1, as well as create completely custom chat groups. Think about it - you will be able to create a battle group for one particular operation, or a chat for trusted friends, or a chat for certain clan leaders, or a chat for an alliance leaders across realms etc... No need for long email chains, or forums that are hard to get to. I am personally very excited about this. If all goes well, it will be introduced in-realm before the end of the year.

Vacation Mode

As you no doubt already know, Realm of Empires is an intense game. It is not fun being attacked while relaxing at a beach sipping on that Corona - man, those commercials work! First thing I think off when I see a Caribbean beach. Anyway, the point is, it is nice to be able to take a break and know that your empire is protected, even without a steward. Well, Vacation Mode will allow you to do just that! As you gain more XP, you gain more vacations days. We've structured it in a way to prevent abuse (running from attacks), and we'll be tweaking it as needed based on your feedback.

Servant Rescue

In our never-ending quest to be historically authentic, we thought that besides silver, there should be some human loot when you raid rebels! (Editor's Note: Greg is joking. Humans are not loot. Now if you'll excuse me, I need a stiff drink.) And since you and I are nice people, when we see servants in need - we rescue them! And make them work for us. So debuting in the new realms opening in November, you can now rescue servants when you raid rebels and abandoned villages.

More Tournament?

We had a great tournament season 2!  Congrats to all of our winners, especially to our two perfect-score achievers Special_K and The_Gray_Avenger!

After a month of over 20 RXs, surely everyone is exhausted no? Well, we are already getting calls for another tournament so we'll be looking into that! I admire your stamina guys!

Thank you for playing Realm of Empires, and we hope you will enjoy the new features and realms coming out now,  HAPPY GAMING!
Greg Bala

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