When Medieval Dynasty came out, even the developers were surprised by its success. Quickly, a lot of content was added and the small indie title became a game that not only looks like Kingdom Come: Deliverance but is also in no way inferior to it.
In our guide, you’ll learn the most important Medieval Dynasty tips and tricks so that you can start the game successfully and build a thriving city.
Table of Contents
1) What is the best place to build your house?
At the beginning of Medieval Dynasty, nothing is more important than the location of your first shelter. If you build it in an unfavorable place, you will only make your life in the Middle Ages unnecessarily difficult. Therefore, here are our beginner tips:
After starting the game, go to the city of Gostovia. There you will meet the castellan Uniegost. When you talk to him, you will receive your first main quest and will be assigned a piece of land on which you can settle. Now the search for a suitable place begins. Make sure there is a river nearby so you can fetch water later. A lake can’t hurt either.
You should build your house near a forest. You will need wood for almost all further steps in the game. So, it should not be too far away.
2) Building and upgrading buildings
Let’s stay on the topic of real estate. In Medieval Dynasty there are 8 different types of buildings:
- Extraction buildings
- Hunting buildings
- Farming buildings
- Animal husbandry buildings
- Production Buildings
- Service Buildings
- Storage Buildings
No matter what you want to build, the first steps are always the same: Press the Q key to get to the Crafting menu. Then go to the Build tab and select the building you want to build. The building will then appear semi-transparent in the game world, so you can align it exactly as you want it to appear later.
Each building costs you resources in Medieval Dynasty. These are precisely defined. To upgrade a house, stand in front of it with an equipped hammer, press the right mouse button, and then click on “upgrade”. Again, fixed resource costs will apply.
3) Recruit residents and select villagers
A settlement needs inhabitants, of course. So, let’s talk about how to get some and grow your village in Medieval Dynasty. Three things are necessary for this: Resource storage, food storage, and at least one more residential building. The latter is self-explanatory. After all, your new villagers need somewhere to live.
As far as resource and food storage is concerned, these affect the so-called approval rating. This indicates how satisfied or dissatisfied people are with you. The higher the value, the more people will come to you. If, on the other hand, it is very low, your settlement will start shrinking.
Therefore, make sure that there is always enough firewood in the resource storage. You can produce it via the crafting menu. The food storage should – as the name suggests – always provide enough food so that your people don’t starve.
4) Survival tips
Let’s move on to Medieval Dynasty survival tips and tricks. After all, it’s a survival game. In order not to die prematurely on screen, you need to eat regularly (a recommendation that also applies to real life off-screen, by the way) because not only your villagers need food. You need it, too.
To not get sick, you should also avoid poisoning. So only eat things that have positive status effects and stay away from things you don’t know (yet) and rather read up first before you put something into your digital mouth. If you do poison yourself anyway, eat St. John’s wort to slow down the process. 6 pieces of it will even cure poisoning completely. Your spouse can also cure you if she’s within reach.
Don’t eat raw meat, but prepare decent meals for yourself in Medieval Dynasty. It tastes much better to your character when roasted, and it also gives you a lot of energy so that you can continue your mayoral duties.
Not only the yellow bar for your hunger but also the blue one for your thirst is important. Always carry a full drinking tube with you to refill the thirst bar. If the drinking tube breaks (which can happen from time to time), you should repair it as soon as possible.
If you hold down the Alt key, you’ll enter the explorer mode. With it, you can discover useful things. The greater your survival sense is, the more you can see through it. To level it up, go to the Survival section of the skill tree. We recommend you focus on it, especially at the beginning of the game.
5) Medieval Dynasty tips and tricks on crafting
Let’s talk about crafting in more detail. We have already explained how it works in general. When you hold the Q key, three choices pop up.
One of them is the building menu, which allows you to build houses, sheds, barns, and other buildings. The second menu is for items and tools like a stone knife or an axe. This also includes materials such as firewood, which you need to recruit inhabitants. The third menu contains the other crafting objects.
The more buildings you construct, the more extensive and complex your crafting menu will become. In the beginning, only the basics are available, but as you diligently expand your village, more and more choices will be added.
Just as important as crafting are your skills. To level them up, you need skill points. It works similar to Skyrim – whenever you do something, it affects the tree or category it belongs to. But unlike in the Bethesda role-playing game, the respective skill is not automatically skilled, but you distribute the points within its category.
This sounds a bit complicated but the system quickly becomes clear with an example: Let’s assume you are farming. For your work, you get skill points. Since farming is part of agriculture, the points apply to the technology tree Agriculture. Within this tree, you can distribute them freely.
There are 4 technology trees in total: Building, Survival, Farming, and Crafting. The more you skill in these, the more building plans and skills you unlock. In addition, you can also buy more plans for gold. It is best to level up your technology trees about equally.
7) Medieval Dynasty tips on hunting
As a medieval city father, you are not only a builder and gatherer but also a hunter. So, let’s talk about hunting. Especially for the winter, it is important to stock up on food. Also, you can make leather from animal skins to craft warm clothes for yourself. And last but not least: Hunting in Medieval Dynasty is fun.
It’s best to learn the tracking skill first so that animals will be indicated in your surroundings. As with plants and items, you activate the discovery mode with the Alt key to highlight prey.
You can then hunt with either a bow and arrow or a wooden spear. However, make sure that they are in good condition. Otherwise, they will break when used. Later in the game, you’ll be able to make crossbows and spears out of iron, as well as better bows.
In the beginning of Medieval Dynasty, it’s best to focus on smaller animals like rabbits or foxes. Also, always take a knife with you when you go hunting, so you can skin them on the spot. When you’re skilled, you can then try your luck with larger game animals. To process the collected materials, go to your hunting lodge. There you can produce leather, feathers, and meat.
8) Agriculture / Farming
In the warm seasons, it is best to farm to ensure the food supply. To do this, of course, you must cultivate fields first. To do this, open your tree menu and go to the agriculture section. Then you can determine how big your field should be. It’s best not to overdo it at the beginning. Because life as a farmer can be arduous and a day in the Middle Ages goes by faster than you think.
Also, regularly level up your farming skills so that you can construct the necessary buildings – such as food storage. When you’re ready, buy fertilizer and seeds from a merchant and start sowing. Make sure you get the right seeds for the season.
Most of the plants need to be grown in spring. For example, flax seeds, onions, oats, and beets. Cabbage can be grown in both spring and summer, and wheat in spring or fall. Carrots grow in spring or winter and rye only in autumn.
Of course, fertilizer is also very important. You spread it on the fields before planting. Instead of buying it, you can also produce it yourself by raising pigs. But more on that later.
Flax is one of the most important materials in Medieval Dynasty. You need it, or the linen threads that are made from it, for almost everything. You can either find it in the area or buy it from a merchant. But it’s even better to grow, harvest and process it yourself. We will show you how to do it.
First, go to Branica in the northwest and talk to Bogdan’s wife Lubomira. She will give you the necessary flax seed. As described above, you can cultivate it in spring. You can harvest it in the summer. Once you have built a barn, the flax can be threshed to produce flax stalks.
The flax stalks, in turn, can be processed into linen threads in a sewing room via a spinning wheel. However, if you need flax quickly in Medieval Dynasty and your fields are not yet ready, you can steal it. However, you should not get caught in the process.
10) Animal breeding
The last part of our Medieval Dynasty tips and tricks is about animal breeding. Each animal brings you an advantage either regarding the gameplay or concerning your village. Donkeys and horses can be used for riding and pigs produce fertilizer for your fields. From geese, you can steal delicious eggs, and chickens give feathers in addition to them.
You’ll get milk from cows and goats and wool from sheep. Animals can have two different stages: They exist as young animals and as adult versions. Young animals are of course cheaper to buy and sell for less money. For example, a young goose costs 750 coins, while you’ll pay double (1,500 coins) for an adult one.
For your animals to reproduce, you must make sure that you mix male and female specimens. In addition, each type of animal also needs the appropriate stable and food. To remove the wool from the sheep, you’ll of course need the appropriate tools in the form of shearing scissors.
How can PLITCH make your Medieval Dynasty experience better?
It comes as no surprise that Medieval Dynasty became so successful and players kept asking for more and more content. However, the game has also become very complex and some people are quickly overwhelmed with the many functions. With our tips, the start should be easy for you and your settlement should grow into a magnificent city in no time.
Unfortunately, the path to this goal is long and arduous, and sometimes you simply don’t have the time or the desire to cut down hundreds of trees, craft items, or grind for resources. That’s why we at PLITCH offer you useful Medieval Dynasty cheats to make building your village and gameplay easier.
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