The key operational element of LandGrab is the LandGrab Console. Each user is placed on the Home Screen when he/she logs in. The key elements of the Home screen are summarized here. The game console is covered in detail in its own section. Click here to go to the Game Console page. It provides explanations of the concepts of the game and how to get started.
Also, there are links on every screen of this guide to the LandGrab Home Page and the LandGrab Forums
The top LandGrab Menu provides a selection of key activities that a player may wish to accomplish.
Creating a game can be either very simple of very complex depending on the options chosen. A fairly complete explanation of game creation is found in the section entitled Creating a Game: Advanced Options.
As you look at each of the games, you might notice that every player has a symbol next to their name. This symbol represents the approximate number of points that each player has accumulated by playing LandGrab games. You can learn the values of each of the symbols at http://landgrab.net/landgrab/badges_score.html or by by clicking the symbol.
Players receive points for conquering territories controlled by other players, by eliminating other players, or by winning games. Points are awarded as follows:
What is the best method for climbing the charts?
The advice that many of the top players give is to play a lot of games. On the whole, this is sound advice. The more you play LandGrab, the more you will learn about which strategies work and which don’t. Being in several games at one time provides you with more opportunities to earn points. So between the experience that you gain and the increased opportunity to earn points, playing in more games does help you climb the charts.
The downside to the Play More Games strategy is that there is more than one chart, and therefore, more than one way to judge how well a player is doing. Six different Top User charts evaluate players based on highest win ratios, greatest average number of territories conquered, and on.
You don’t have to play 3000 games to catch up with some of the most seasoned players. If you desire to compete with them, you can choose your battles wisely and out maneuver top players on a different chart.
LandGrab Coins & Marketplace
Points are nice, and earning achievements is cool, but wouldn't it be really cool to be able to purchase upgrades? Well - now you can.
LandGrab Coins can be earned by conquering players, winning games, completing achievements and winning tournaments. You can also purchase LandGrab Coins using a variety of methods.
Visit the Marketplace to spend your coins. You can purchase memberships and gaming tokens. There are currently 3 types of gaming tokens available:
As mentioned, you can earn coins by winning games (5 coins), conquering other players (1 coin), completing achievements (one coin per achievement point) and winning tournaments (depends on the tournament). For any existing unlocked achievements, I'll be awarding the proper number of coins automatically.
You can see your coins listed on the home page, under "Membership":
Your current coin balance is also displayed on your Profile page.
The Viral Statistics appear on the Home Page of the Game Console. They summarize the user's current Virus Status. Not a lot is known about the virus (yet), but here are the pertinent facts for LG 4.5.9:
- The existing strains are rock, paper, and scissors.
- It's transmitted when a virus-carrying player attacks another player.
- A virus can only transmit to a player with no virus or to a player with the virus downhill from itself (so rock transmits to scissors, paper to rock, scissors to paper).
- The cards look different to infected players.
- If a player is not re-infected the virus will disappear after a while.
Ever wonder about the your statistics in the game? Some are pretty obvious, but others are not. Here is a brief rundown of how the stats are computed.
Your stats will look something like this:
We can talk briefly about each one.