The Age Of Enlightenment is a type of Endgame, introduced in July 2019 in which players or tribes will need to conquer one of the special University villages and upgrade the University on a certain level. Once a tribe or a player builds the last level of the University in this special village, the world will end.
To achieve that goal faster, the players of a tribe must work together and send resources to the village. The idea behind this endgame concept, is the build and upgrade of a "World wonder" as a winning condition.
Conquering a University Village
When the world starts, the University Villages are spawned at predefined locations in the map, which are under attack protection, preventing anyone from attacking them. This protection lasts until the endgame starts. As the villages are available from the start of the world, you will need to decide how/when you want to start capturing them before the attack protection ends. Barbarian Rise and Shrink mechanic is disabled for the University villages therefore the attack protection period will not change the village points.
The university villages are spawned at the following coordinates:
- 499 | 450
- 550 | 499
- 500 | 550
- 450 | 500
In larger worlds, additional villages will be spawned at:
- 400 | 400
- 400 | 599
- 599 | 400
- 599 | 599
Upgrading a University
After 75 days, the attack protection is removed and the University villages can be conquered. When a University Village is conquered, the village owner can start upgrading the University (the first level is already built and can't be destroyed). Other tribes can attack or conquer the University Villages that you control. In the University village, players can only upgrade the university (and no other buildings). Flags affecting unit construction will not have an effect. Premium Time Reduction, as well as Reinforcement and Privilege items also cannot be used on a University village.
In order to upgrade the University, you and your tribe will need to send resources to the village. Once the University has the required amount of resources stored, you can upgrade it to the next level by pressing the "Upgrade" button. Since the university village can store a total of 2.000.000.000 resources, using resource packages will not have an effect on University villages.
In the following table you can see the Building Time needed for each level of the University
|University Building Time|
|Level||Building time(in hours)|
Attacking a University Village
Opposing tribes and players are allowed to attack any University villages on the map. Attacking University villages must be planned correctly as each University village has already stationed the following defensive units:
- 1.000 Spear Fighters
- 1.000 Swordsmen
- 500 Heavy Cavalry
The primary goal for attacking opposing University villages is to lower the University levels in order for your tribe to reach the required maximum University level faster. There are certain actions that can reduce the University's level such as:
- Successful attacks with catapults
- If the University village in question gets conquered (University level is reduced by 2)
- Kicking out a player that owns a University village from the tribe (University level is reduced by 2)
- Tribe disbanding
In any case, the University level cannot drop lower than 1. Also, the Rally point, Farm and Warehouse that belong to the University village cannot be attacked with catapults.
Players can access the Endgame Screen by clicking on the Ranking menu and then on the Age of Enlightenment option. In the endgame screen, players can see:
- The University
- The leading tribe/player
- The required University level in order to win the world
- A list of the University villages, ascending by level
- The current owning tribe of each University village. If the village is not yet owned, the tribe/player cell will be empty
- The coordinates of the University village. If you click them, you will be redirected to the village's location on the map
- The current level of the University in each University village
If you or your tribe manage to build the last level of the University level, the world will end (when the construction is finished) and the peace setting will be activated. During that period, players cannot leave or get kicked out of the tribe and the tribe cannot be disbanded.