I was contacted, via my About page, about a new Lords & Knight battle calculator, seemingly based around Microsoft Excel.
The link that I was given was to http://www.lordsandknightsspreadsheet.com, but when I look now the site does not seem available.
Hopefully it will be available again as it looks to have some new features compared to other calculators.
I must remember to look again at the site soon!
A couple of weeks ago, version 2.1.0 on the iPhone version of Lords and Knights was announced.
There was nothing spectacular in the release to be honest.
The full list of new features is available on the Lords & Knights forum.
An update on the Version 2.0 download issues that many of us are experiencing – XRALITY have posted and said do not download:
*** The App Store is currently experiencing technical difficulties. It is possible, that the downloaded Apps or Updates will not work. Therefore, at least for now, please do NOT update to version 2.0. ***
If you do have the issue, the advice seems to be to keep trying to download until you hit an App Store server that does not have the corrupted binary files.
If you have not yet downloaded, then heed the advice and keep on the older version.
I know it is not XRALITY’s fault, so come on Apple! Sort it out!!
So, as suggested, the new version of Lords & Knights for the iPhone and iPad is available and is marked as Version 2.0. However, it does not seem to have been announced on the Lords & Knights website or their Facebook page.
- Game Center integration
- Sound effects and music
- Simultaneous unit recruitment (if more than 10 castles)
- Simultaneous missions (if more than 8 castles)
- Simultaneous resource exchange (if more than 5 castles)
- Share spy and battle reports
- Mark individual castles in violet
- Unsubscribe from a game server
- Settings synchronised with iCloud
- Alliance wings are given separate diplomacy status of ‘Vassal’ (orange on map)
However, I am having a nightmare getting it to work. It does not launch when updated from my iPhone. And when I try to download it via iTunes, I get an iTunes error 8324 – which seems a popular error from iTunes at the moment according to this post. There is also this post, which seems to be the issue that I am facing, though I also note that many people are downloading with no problems.
Maybe this iTunes / App Store error is why XRALITY are not promoting the new version of the game yet.
So, for the moment, I cannot play Lords & Knights on my iPhone! Grrr!!
I suggest you hold off updating until Apple sort out their iTunes / App Store problems.
It looks like XRALITY are hoping to release a new version of Lords & Knights for the iPhone on Thursday 5th July.
See for yourself on the L&K Forum.
To complement its iOS and browser variants of Lords & Knights, Xrality today posted a beta Android version of the game, available on Google Play.
No doubt this will bring a whole new set of players to the game, but unfortunately none will be on my United Kingdom 1 server, as it is closed to new joiners.
The Android version can be accessed here.
A new iPhone app has been developed to assist in calculating battle times etc.
The app is available on iTune Preview and is called LK Manager.
The calculator app contains a combat simulator and also assists with calculating attack times for a coordinated attack from multiple castles.
The app is $0.99 and is available in French and English.
I have not yet had a chance to download it yet, but the developer claims that it has been fully tested by beta testers and calculates attack times correctly, so perhaps it will be time for me to put away my trusty Excel spreadsheet!