This will be a simple step by step guide to starting a new empire until lv10.

- Use vaild email if possible, this is because you get a 300 rubys for free and secondly if someone else somehow gets onto your account they could change your password and you will therefore never be able to go on your account.

- Level up all towers to lv1 as soon as you can, this is because once you reach a certain lv (around lv9) the towers take the normal time to upgrade, if you do this properly you can save around an hour of building which is most useful when you are low level, this applies with buildings llike taverns and guardhouses however guardhouses are not so important as taverns at the low levels.

-Join a decent alliance, when i say 'decent' i mean an alliance with 4 or more people online, this may be hard to find but once you find one you will not regret it. If there are 4+ people online including yourself then ask for help recruiting if not don't bother.

- Attack those robber baron castles (rbc's) you should definetely do this when you are online regardless of level if you are in fire peacks, burning sands etc. then attack those fortresses and towers but for new players, attack thoses robber barons!

- Constantly build tools and train troops this is if you can feed the troops of couse but tools will make a heck of a lot difference when attacking players.

- Build 4 of each resource production building at lv10 this is because you will have produce more resources and food which can help you feed your troops.

- Do not get hideouts or strongholds (unless you are prepared to spend a tonne of rubies) because they take up space and you will end up replacing them with decorative items later anyway really it depends on you gameplay on weather you get them or not. If you are active player then the stronghold won't be useful for you but if you go on every other day then i recommend it to you to keep your resources and troops safe.

Please comment if you want more guides on what to do :-)