I just started playing WarBook the other day. WarBook is a Facebook application in which you create a hero, select what type of hero it will be (character class), and build a kingdom and army to conquer other lands. You can set up trade agreements with other players, but your character class limits how many agreements you can have. You can also join an alliance/guild, which is composed of a number of different kingdoms/players.

As you can imagine, WarBook is rife with griefing. People who are more than twice your level will regularly bombard you with attacks because you’re an easy mark. Knowing this, I decided to make my Hero a Visionary, the defensive character class. The Visionary has a 25% reduction in casualties when attacked by an enemy kingdom, and it is 25% cheaper for the Visionary to acquire new lands when compared with the costs for other character classes. So, if I lose lands to an invading force, I can recover those lands a lot cheaper than other classes. Each class has an Elite warrior type, and the Visionary’s Elite has the highest defensive score compared to other classes’ Elites.

My kingdom has been attacked on a daily basis pretty much since Level 2. One particular Level 5 Magician has been pummeling me with multiple attacks per day since I hit Level 2, but I’ve been able to withstand the onslaught. However, since my attack score is weak, I haven’t been retaliating. I want to level up a bit more so I can be sure any attack on this fool will be painful.

If you’re on Facebook and would like some diversion during the day, check it out. If you’re one of my Facebook friends, please send me a message so I can send you a WarBook invitation, cos then my kingdom gets gold for inviting you. *grins*

EDIT: So apparently there might be level restrictions on attacking rival kingdoms now. I asked a higher level friend of mine to attack this guy, and he couldn’t attack.

  7 comments for “WarBook

  1. bigwig
    19 September 2007 at 10:03

    i used to play these games way back in the bbs days. I can’t say it sounds like its changed much, but good luck with that.

  2. 19 September 2007 at 16:14

    As a Warbook convert myself, I’ve been lucky, I guess. A few attacks here or there, but nothing serious.

    The attack restrictions are on land owned. You cannot attack a kingdom less than half your size. So if you grew your land mass too quickly, that would make you a really desirable target since you didn’t have the troops to defend with all that land.

  3. 19 September 2007 at 16:22

    Well, I’ve been able to defend myself well enough from individual attacks, but the problem comes when one person (or multiple people) attack me like 10 times in a row in one hour. It usually happens at a certain time of day, and I’ll get about 16 total attacks from just two people. This morning I talked one of my griefers down by telling him to set up an attack schedule with my other griefer. This approach was unexpected, so he started to warm up to me. Once the bugs get fixed (it’s down right now), if he insists on these sorts of attacks, I’ll see if I can set up an extortion agreement. LOL.

  4. 21 September 2007 at 11:52

    Haha. Nice. Well, I’m doing pretty well so let me know if you want me to attack anyone! I will destroy destroy!

  5. mange
    8 October 2007 at 17:33

    this game is a knockoff of utopia

  6. Chad
    14 October 2007 at 07:30

    The size limitation for attacking is supposed to be plus or minus 2 times your size, but the actual formula allows up to 2.99 times your size.

    The Ultimate Warbook Alliance (UWA) has an excellent strategy guide for its members If you wish to apply search for it under Alliances and check it out on facebook.

  7. 22 November 2007 at 18:26

    i havent ben knocked around a whole lot but i have been attack wizards that are 2-3 levels higher then me as the slayer hero class and it has worked so far

    find me on warbook im Azuril im always lookin to kick the snot out of people,

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