When Zynga announced the launch of Empire & Allies, I did not take it seriously. Since I had seen the huge success of CityVille among Facebook members, with more than 90 million users, I thought that Zynga can never repeat that success story. How much strategy can be brought into the building of an empire? I naturally figured that all the hype about Empire & Allies was just another gimmick. However, when I saw that several guides were sprouting like mushrooms for this new game, I started wondering about this game. When I went through the report that around 9 million people had flocked to Empire & Allies in the first 10 days, I was highly impressed. I realized that there must be something in Empire & Allies that is making it stand out.
When I actually started playing Empire & Allies, I understood the complexity that had gone into the making of this enchanting game. You are required to make lot of decisions and that too very fast on the immense options available in this novel game. You've to construct various buildings like houses, cottages, huts, industrial buildings and government establishments. You've to delete roads and save spaces for the buildings. You've to mine different ores like gold, silver, platinum, iron, etc. You've to keep watching what your neighbors have put up for sale and grab the best ones. You've to utilize all your resources like wood and oil and trade them successfully to build cash. You should learn all about invasion, combat, and battle. You should understand the subtle but dangerous strategies of the 'Dark Alliance' and device your own techniques to counter them. I learnt that all these can be achieved only if I mastered the Empire & Allies Secrets guide authored by Tony 'T Dub' Sanders. You can also overcome your struggle in Empire & Allies with this useful guide.