Misty Continent: Cursed Island - A Guide to Economy
The most optimal way to play Misty Continent: Cursed Island is to learn every important tactic that advanced players use in playing the game. For beginners, we don’t expect players to know all of these things right away or give them in-depth lessons that might end up being too much information in a short amount of time. Instead, it’s a good idea to introduce some of the fundamentals first and set the players on the right path to learning all of the advanced tactics at just the right pace.
The most important strategy that players need to learn about is the importance of your estate’s economy. In our Beginner’s Guide, we talked a bit about the importance of having a stable economy in Misty Continent: Cursed Island. For this guide, we’ll be talking about the different ways players can benefit and develop their estate’s economy growth by introducing the most important sectors that players need to know about when they’re managing their own estate in the game.
Misty Continent: Cursed Island uses many types of resources from magic crystals, food, and stone that are produced by your estate to manually acquired resources such as planks, sulfur, and many other items as well. To know how these work, let’s take a look at their sources and how they can be gathered as well as the most efficient way to acquire them to improve your economy.
Manual collection is the most basic way to acquire resources in Misty Continent: Cursed Island and is the one that players learn about right away. This method of acquiring resources involves having players order their workers to collect a specific resource node by tapping/clicking on a specific part of the screen. As long as a worker is free, they will begin gathering that resource right away.
Players can collect resources on their estate as long as they’re available. Once all of the nodes have been consumed, players will need to unlock an additional area on their estate to start collection once again. Items like planks and sulfur can mostly be acquired by collecting them manually around your estate so you need to be careful about how you use them.
Production is the most stable way to acquire resources since it doesn’t run out no matter how much you collect them. This is done by constructing economy buildings that produce a specific amount of resources depending on their level. The higher the level of these buildings, the more resources they’ll produce per hour, giving your estate a faster rate of acquiring resources, especially when you need them the most.
Primary resources are usually acquired in the production buildings such as food, magic crystals, and stone. These resources usually run out quickly because most of your actions in the estate make use of them so be sure to have a stable source of these to support your estate’s continuous growth. The biggest problem that production buildings often have is that players need to wait for them to produce a relevant amount. Just remember that waiting can also be a good thing since you can take a break from the game.
Skirmishing is the final way of acquiring resources and may be the most difficult method to do. This involves going to the overworld (Kingdom) to attack enemies such as NPCs or other players in addition to occupying resource camps that have not been seized yet. Since it involves attacking, players will need a decent military to be able to successfully pull off attacks and profit from acquiring resources.
Attacking isn’t easy because if your primary goal is to secure resources for your estate, you wouldn’t want your troops to suffer heavy losses. Suffering heavy losses means that you’ll need to spend the resources that you’ve acquired just to replenish your ranks or force your army to slowly whittle down from constantly having casualties in battle. It’s a good idea to create a really strong army that can easily take down an opponent first before attempting this method for yourself.
Research and Development
Research is another huge part of developing your economy. Unlike the previous methods, this doesn’t directly give your estate resources but will instead increase the values of production and gathering to help players increase their yields. While the upgrades in the Research Lab seem very small, they are extremely relevant towards developing your kingdom since they offer incremental bonuses that eventually give a huge total bonus that players will notice if they are patient enough to wait for them.
Using the research lab can be extremely dull because the times to upgrade stuff are either extremely short or too long, which can make players uninterested in doing them. However, it’s important to max out all of the research branches in every tree to upgrade your estate to its maximum potential. In the economy tree, all of the branches are useful since you’ll benefit from both production and gathering equally once you get to the middle to late stages of the game.
Misty Continent: Cursed Island rewards players with a lot of resources at the early stages of the game which are stored in their inventory. Unlike the resources readily available in your kingdom right away, players will need to manually claim these resources to be able to use them. These are good if you’re looking to upgrade one of your structures right away and are missing just a little bit of resources in order to start construction.
We advise that players don’t claim these inventory resources right away because it develops a bad habit of being reliant on the game giving them free stuff. Instead, it’s better to use these only when they are necessary so that players can start the construction timer right away without waiting an additional hour or so just to have the right amount of resources. Take note that while Misty Continent: Cursed Island is generous at giving these away, they won’t always be available for you.