The Return of the King who was never here

Many readers wrote to say that they do have the chess king at a cost of 2m coins, and it does indeed look like a king. It seems that after I posted last night, someone at ngmoco:) noticed and fixed the mistake. Which means you, my readers, got a rare opportunity to see a building that, technically, doesn’t exist.

The king actually dishes out 625hcp, which isn’t quite as good as the solstice castle (812), but it’s decent. The total points are a little higher (15000cp).

The chess bishop may show up again, so I’m keeping it on the list.

Hidden in the upgrades tab is the unannounced L80 Marvelous Castle. As best I can tell, it can’t even be seen from the friends map. It costs 2m coins, which is as much as a solstice castle and chess king.

In the meantime, on a hunch, I wondered if ngmoco:) has dropped the ball on other publicity moves. We never saw a splash screen announcing a new castle for the upgraded levels, so I checked and, there it is, the Marvelous Castle. This is a complete revision of the castle design, which I assume should help make future castles more space efficient.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. naffina
    Jun 17, 2012 @ 08:13:15

    The castle is marvelous, I like this direction of design. But it seems there’s a bug on the Kingdom social map, it never got updated and still stuck with the Dragon Keep. Or is it just me has has this bug?

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  2. gamer name is LordOtto
    Jun 18, 2012 @ 18:50:34

    Chess King earns 9000c and 11,000xp every 24 hours when orders are completed.

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  3. Jennifer du Sautoy
    Jun 20, 2012 @ 10:43:46

    I prefer the older castles, the old fashioned storybook design. I love the earlier stle like the intricacy of the elf stuff.

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