Welcome to BeardMonkey’s Kingdoms of Middle Earth blog

Hey everyone, welcome to this blog. I use this site to help alliance members and write about the game Kingdoms of Middle Earth. Please remember that this is not an official site in any way for the game or our alliance, just a collection of my thoughts on certain subjects. Go to the post-index page to get an overview of all posts, or go to the posts page and read away!

I will make (for the time being) posts in five categories:

  • General
    • As the name implies, general information on KoM or related stuff.
  • Alliance
    • Anything to do with being in an alliance, responsibilities, and how to best help each-other.
  • Strategy
    • Posts about how to play the game, get resources, defend yourself, and make the cities around you burn and their infidel soldiers beg for mercy. Most posts will probably be in this section.
  • City building
    • Posts centered about building priorities, how to use your second city etcetera.
  • War and Troops
    • Posts centered on discussion of troops and how to best use them, and (hopefully) how to win wars. Most posts will probably be shared with the strategy category.

61 thoughts on “Welcome to BeardMonkey’s Kingdoms of Middle Earth blog

  1. This is awesome, it’s like I have a question and there it is. You have done an amazing job with this blog, I am extremely impressed with your work.

    • they are prizes in the current series of cross world tournaments. You cannot use them, KABAM only uses them to track who scored what points. The more matrks, the better.

      At the end, the alliance with most overall average marks per player wins the server tournament, and possibly the world tournament.

  2. I have recieved a few map pieces in a chest from Galadriels prem and I have no idea what to do with them :-/ any help would be appreciated :-)

  3. Hi beardmonkey. I would like to put a link for ur site on my alliance site as i think the work u do here is amazing. But wanted to check with u first before i include it on my site.

    Many thanks
    MsryMaker
    Thorin98

  4. Hey Beardmonkey, great blog very helful I’ve spread the word in my alliance :-)…..was just wondering if you guys have a system in place for hitting a summoned boss…because of the new update and good chance of snagging val runes for upgrade on gear….we were trying to get some kind of group hit with max numbers to share prizes but dont know what that number is , I did notice in 1 of the blogs you said it may take diff math compared to the usual is there any update on that…..thanks hairtrigger

  5. Wonderful blog. Great information across all aspects of the game!! Amazing effort gone into this. Very much appreciated! <3

  6. Hello, I was wondering if “Life” and “Defense” does anything. In your campaign spreadsheet (Thanks for that!) you only mention attack bonus and honed blades, not defense bonus and Vigor. What’s up with that? Does Vigor and Defense bonus not do anything for your units when attacking?

    Thanks a bunch!

    • yup, they help survivability of your troops and are a major factor in getting great scores, as expected. However, for the specific equation of finding out how many troops you need to send at a certain goblin army to wipe them out in only one attack, I only have to look at goblin defense/life versus player attack.

      Since I have no battle calculator to work out the battle outcomes beforehand, I have no use for defenses in the campaign sheet. Getting the best scores possible is up to the individual player, the sheet is just a starting point…

  7. Campaign use of rangers and giants. As you mentioned in you campaign article giants absorb damage like a tank adding even 2-3 with rangers yields higher scores. So given the import and value of these troops it pays to hide them in a closed city as they attack and/or defend first and you will lose them if your city is open. I am Lord_Sauron on server 32 and have the highest troop kills on all servers and might gained. Great site well done very useful for a lot of members in my alliance. Unfortunately, for me my buffs are maxxed out at 127 attk and 127 defence so Im just tinkering with campaign highscore now but I think max possible score is around 120 mill but I’m still working on non-regenerating bosses with t6 giants and rangers … The machine rampages on. All hail Kabam.

    • There is a max score for each cave in campaign which varies by cave. Kabam sets two constants for each cave which determine the max score. Currently in World 65 the highest score is 167M. I’ll give the score formula, but I don’t know the constants (the first is usually near 3000)

      • The constants are C1 (usually near 3000) and C2, E is Efficience (total troops sent), V is Vitality (troop deaths)

        Score = C1/E + C1/V – T + C2

        3 is the lowest for E and V. If you get lower, 3 is used instead.

  8. Mooie blog, mocht je tips willen inzake TK dan kun je contact met me opnemen. Ik speel in Eladriel 5 en sta op nr 9 TK all Time. Naam T1LB04RMY mzzl

  9. Bro, i dont wanna sound rude, but… your knowledge about the effect of buffs (runes, herolvl, equip etc) is not correct. You can contact me on Bifur94 (s1nnl0s) to get some information.

    • Before getting into contact ingame, could you please state in what way or in which article I made wrong assumptions? So far this subject has I think only been touched upon in the campaign spreadsheet….is that where you found errors?

  10. Great blog! Could you do a post on the best city setup for training troops? What are your thoughts on the method of training: do you suggest to max out the number of troops trained or do you divide max number by number of barracks and train that number to have all ques filled? Do you recommend building up all RSS plots in a city or only a select number, since the idle population will be reduced to work the RSS?

    • Great question. Difficult to get into an answer in this comment, also because every player has a different style of playing, but Ill keep it in mind and will perhaps write an article on the coming time! Thanks for the suggestion!

  11. Love your Blog. I am going to share the information with my alliance and I am sure you will have a number of new followers as a result. Really good stuff!

  12. Thanks for all the nice tips. I’m a generally new player and your blog is helping. When I play games I get obsessed with small details that only hardcore players care about.

      • Think you can make an advanced guide on Smaug? Like drop rates of Smaug and how exactly to attack him. Although, I am more interested in drops. And what exactly drops from each chest. And yes, this is going to cost a lot of might :\ but do it for the sake of my laziness! I don’t think anyone knows numbers for Smaug yet.

        • When hitting smaug just for drops use one troop type only, doesn’t matter which. T1 for best might loss ratio but t3 if saving t1 for proper fighting. save t5 for campaign high score. One thing we just noticed is that drop rate of good chests dropped during the recent Goblin kill event on E5. One of my members won a significant amount of chests and found that he received far poorer prizes from the chests he opened during comp compared to those he saved for a day or two. Worth considering…

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