How alliance help works in Evony TKR and tricks and tips to take advantage of this feature effectively
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As part of an alliance in Evony TKR, you have the benefit of asking your alliance mates to help on variety of tasks.
Asking and providing help is of no cost to either you or anyone in your alliance. Helping your alliance with their projects speeds up the task and the time reduced is stacked from each alliance member that helps.
While alliance help is a simple feature in Evony, there are a few tricks and tips to using it effectively. This guide deep dives into the alliance help feature of Evony The King's Return.
Alliance help is unlocked as a feature of Evony as soon the player joins an alliance. For some tasks that have a timer, a hand is shown above the building which you can click on to ask your alliance to help.
Likewise, you can also help your alliance who have requested help in two ways:
The Alliance Help menu will allow you to pick and choose which tasks you can help with. On the other hand, clicking the icon above the embassy will help everyone that have asked for help.
There is no limit to how many different tasks you can help with but you can only help with each task from each person once.
Similarly, you can only ask for help per task once in an alliance. As soon as someone helps, a small amount of time is instantly reduced from that task.
There are four kinds of tasks your alliance can help you speed up:
Alliance help can save hours per task in Evony, and most players immediately ask for help on everything they can, whenever they can.
In the beginning of the game, your alliance can help you speed up your projects for 10 to 15 minutes. However, in the mid to late game, your alliance can help you speed up tasks for several hours.
To understand how and why, let's deep dive into the mechanics of Alliance Help.
The effectiveness of alliance help in Evony TKR is based on three factors:
When you are first starting out on Evony TKR, your alliance can only help you a few times on any given task. However, with research and higher embassy levels, you can receive help more than 50 times per task.
Given that active larger alliances often have 60-90 players, this means you can receive help from the majority of your alliance per task.
There are certain tasks in Evony TKR that are virtually "free" given enough alliance help. One could be healing a small batch of troops (2-5hrs). Another could be researching an relatively in-expensive piece of tech (2-5hrs).
To increase the number of times your alliance can help, the best way is to research Alliance Help Amount and keep your embassy level close to the level of your keep.
The higher the embassy level, the more times you can receive help. In addition, an upgraded embassy has many other benefits for interactions for your alliance.
Research and higher embassy level also help with increasing the amount of time reduced on a task per alliance help.
You can get more than 8 minutes reduced per help received given you max out Alliance Help Time and have a high embassy level (over 33).
The alliance science, Alliance Help Boost, also increases the amount of time reduced when your alliance helps you.
This metric in combination with the number of times your alliance helps makes a large difference.
For example, if your research for Alliance Help Amount and Alliance Help Time is fully developed with a level 32 embassy, you will receive 5 full hours of time reduced if everyone helps you.
On the other hand, 5 hours might not seem like much savings, especially if you log into Evony intermittently during the day. This is where the third dimension, the frequency of alliance help, can shine.
Let's say you have 20 or 30 alliance members online and they are all in agreement to press alliance help every few minutes.
This means, that you will have a couple hours reduced in any given task in a matter of minutes! This will be true for all players online, so in total, your alliance would save days in construction, healing, crafting or research together just spamming the help button.
There are many short timed tasks in Evony which can really take advantage of this particular "feature".
Let's say your alliance is actively running vikings and that the rally starters are asking to help heal wounded as often as they can. You have several short-timed research (1-2 hours) that you have been putting off.
This duration of people hitting alliance help as frequently as they can would be an excellent time to research those short-timed research, one after another. Those shorter-timed research would be finished in a couple of minutes without you doing anything.
There are a few scenarios that specifically benefit from the alliance help feature in Evony:
Waiting for or speeding up troops to heal in Evony can often be an annoyance, especially if you are short on healing speed ups.
One trick is to divide up your troops to heal in batches. Let's say your total healing is 1 day. You divide that into 4 batches of roughly 6 hours each. Then you ask your alliance for help, as often as they can.
In this scenario, you will reduce each batch of healing by 2-5 hours. This means you are using maybe 4-10 hours of healing speeds rather than 24 hours!
Undead is a weekly Evony TKR event that encourages the entire alliance to be online, active, and helping everyone else. In this scenario, waves of undead enemies invade your city, lasting usually one to two hours.
Each wave of enemy undead will test your city's defense and likely cause your city to have a small amount of wounded. Most alliances during the Undead Event will make sure everyone is hitting help, as often as they possibly can from their embassy.
Frequent alliance helps will completely clear a small amount of wounded troops in your hospital within seconds. What's even better is using this event to complete shorter-timed research, small construction or crafting gear.
Very often, research that takes a couple of hours will be complete in a couple minutes. Chain-researching smaller tech during undead can often clear dozens of tech for free within an hour or two.
When you visit another alliance, your alliance help amounts reset. This is not a frequent scenario, but sometimes it happens. Use this opportunity to ask for help from people from two different alliances.
You can effectively double the number of times you can ask for help, which can result in more than 10 hours of speed up savings per task.
Looking at the list of projects your alliance has asked for help with is a great way to learn what your alliance has been working on.
Whether it's someone asking for help with a keep upgrade, getting their fifth march slot or crafting dragon gear, it's nice to keep up and congratulate them on their progress.
The detailed alliance help menu is one of the most informative places to learn what your alliance has been working on.