War of Legends is a free, browser-based strategy game, set in a world of ancient Chinese mythology. Choose your ruler, build a mighty city and dominate! The game is a real-time strategy game in which players take the role of a “LEGEND” who controls a kingdom. The aim of the game is to develop the kingdom through the construction and upgrading of buildings in cities, recruit armies with which to defend their cities and attack other players, the research of various skills to perform tasks more effectively and to gather resources with which to pay for these activities. Players can also choose to complete Tasks to gain various stat and item bonuses.
The player starts with one city, but with a higher position in the game, they can build ‘sub-cities’ on flat ground. The maximum amount of sub-cities a player can have is determined by their official position, to a current maximum of seven (Eight cities in total, including the capital). Players have the option of creating buildings, harvesting resources, and training an army. Every building is rated by a “level” system, the maximum of which is 30 (Reaching Civic Custodian), but outskirts buildings can go up to the level of 25 with the use of advanced sketches (an in game item), and famous cities (special sub-cities that can’t be made by players) can go up to 25 or 30 on both city and outskirts, depending on what type it is. There are 3 areas available to players, Their city, outskirts (where resource buildings are kept) and the map where other players cities and wildlands are among other things. There are five different resources: Gold, stone, copper, food, and wood. A player’s city is always “live” in the game, which means the city can be attacked even when the player is not logged on. War of Legends offers new players a “new player protection” where they are protected for the first seven days of their gameplay. This prevents them from being attacked by other players. This protection wears off after the seventh day of play or if their palace (central building) is upgraded to a level of 10 or higher.