Leveling your troops
While heroes in Saga Kingdoms gain levels, troops instead will gain ranks. The best way of leveling your troops will be to take them into combat.
At the end of each battle all heroes and troops in the preceding battle will gain experience depending on the enemies faced, regardless of how each unit performed during that battle or if they even survived the engagement. If you are victorious in you will gain bonus experience.
When your troops gain ranks, they will increase in effectiveness by gaining additional health, armor, damage and in some cases other stats such as movement speed. We are even considering units that morph as they gain ranks, although those will not be present in beta.
Unlike the original game SAGA, in Saga Kingdoms, troops will not lose ranks when they are moved to another unit. You may also have troops of varying ranks in the same unit.
• Green - This is the level where most troops begin. Green troops have seen few if any battles and are anxious to get to the fight.
• Regular - Troops will achieve this rank after only a few battles. All troops should be able to return from a couple days out in the field with this level of experience.
• Veteran - Troops who have seen many battles will achieve veteran status. It may take a week or more even for the most dedicated commander to raise his troops to this level.
• Elite - This is the final rank achievable by troops in Saga Kingdoms. It will take hundreds of engagements for a troop to reach this level of expertise, but the resulting strength will be well worth the effort.
You do not need to kill all the enemies during each quest to gain maximum experience. As long as you complete the quest objective, you will gain experience for each enemy unit present.
Some of you may be asking exactly how much stronger is an Elite archer than a green one? Currently the answer is about 50%, however we will need the feedback of thousands of players during beta to find final numbers that make the effort rewarding while keeping the game challenging.
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