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Ikariam Plus will allow you to lead your empire to unknown wealth - you will just need a little ambrosia, the food of the gods, and your advisers and workers will work even harder for you!
The following extra functionality becomes available once you purchase Ambrosia, the in-game resource purchased with real cash.
For the different ways to gain or acquire : see Ambrosia
Ikariam Plus features
17th Island building space
This building ground, made of solid granite was created by the gods themselves. Beyond that it does not offer you any more advantages in comparison to other building grounds. Either way, everyone who is planning on settling here should have an adequate amount of Ambrosia available.
This is a premium building ground. It will cost you 250 Ambrosia to build a colony on this special building ground. The colony will be founded immediately, the remaining travel time will not apply.
If you delete or move your colony from this location, then it will be free for you or anyone else to purchase this spot again, if you or they have the required to perform the action..
Archive Messages & Reports
Price:1 per message or report Duration: Permanent
You can store a message, battle report or spy report longer then normally by clicking the "Save in archive" button at the bottom of that page or message.
Duration: 7 Days
Always being informed of all activities within your empire and having full control over your subordinates is the challenge that any good leader faces! That can all be done a lot easier - with Ikariam PLUS!
The town overview of the improved town advisor gives you three completely new overviews over your entire empire´s economy.
At a glance you can see where the citizens of your empire are working
Check directly what mission was completed last, where your spies currently are and when they will be done with their missions!
The current risk of being caught for all your spies - find the most camouflaged spy in the target town with only one look!
Direct links to the spies' home towns to immediately give them new missions!
Building construction list
Players that have an active Premium Account can put up to four building jobs in the building construction list. These buildings will be built one after the other. Jobs in the building list can be canceled at any time. The building costs will only be taken from your account when the building has begun.
You can slide or type 2,000 in the marble box (any number, but something less than your current max for Marble), then you can slide or type 1000 in the Crystal Glass box (or hit the Max arrow button). Now, you have 2,000 and 1,000 (2,000 + 1,000 = 3,000). Maybe you don't want to use the Marble. Then, you can use wood at a 1:1 trade: slide or type 16,000 in the wood box, then slide 2,000 in the Crystal Glass box. Here, you have to use 2,000 to get 2,000 luxury. Of course, the numbers are up to you, as long as the gains and losses equal zero. This means if you take 1,432 , you have to put 1,432 somewhere else.
Hitting the Max button (the triangle that points to the right) on a slider gives you all that you can convert for that resource. Hitting the Min button (the triangle that points to the left) of the slider sets that resource to 0. You must give up some resources before you can add to others. To be sure you've allocated everything, hit the "Max" button on each resource before clicking the "Trade (5 Ambrosia)" button.
You can Set all to 0 which can help you allocate from scratch, and you can "split equal" which makes equal levels of all resources. Some might not like the "split equal", because of having little useless remnants of resources after upgrade purchases.
Note: When you hit the "Trade" button, you will be charged 5 , even if you have changed nothing.
Premium Trader Tips
When using Trader to convert for sale/profit, be mindful of what you can actually sell your luxury for. If the marble is plentiful, it is more likely to be cheaper than you think.
A large Warehouse increases the efficiency of the cost of the Trader. It is unwise to overlook a full complement of to enhance Trader efficiency. Even Wood purchased at 10 is a 20 luxury wholesale cost.
A large Trading post will help as well. Don't stop at level 16, especially if you are interested in making the most money from your goods. Remember: Every odd level of the Trading post increases your trade radius.
While it may be overlooked, increasing your Trading port enables you to trade faster by increasing loading speed. Don't forget to spend some of your profit to buy more (cheap) wholesale goods for conversion to retail goods, as well as buying more Cargo Ships.
Note: This does not increase the research points you gain from completing an experiment!
The duration of each bonus is calculated in real time from the moment the click is registered. Additional clicks merely add time to the countdown clock, and can be purchased without losing the existing purchase time.
If you go into vacation mode, the clock still ticks down on your enhanced resource gathering, and you effectively lose some of the bonus that you've paid for because your workers stop harvesting.
Using the enhanced resource gathering bonuses, you will receive 20% additional resources on each of your islands that produce those goods. The 20% bonus is calculated from your base production.
Bonuses are cumulative, not multiplicative. Example: Βase production of 500 per hour + a Level 5 Stonemason (10% increase) + Enhanced Resource Gathering bonus (20% increase) = 500 + ( 500 * 0.1 ) + ( 500 * 0.2 ) = 500 + 50 + 100 = 650 per hour.
Price:200 each town movement Duration: Instant
Using this feature, you can move a town to wherever you want as often as you want (no cool down). Only condition is that there is no event on the city (army, navy or transport, neither yours nor from anyone else). You can move a town from the "Colonize" screen, so find the spot you want to move to, and then select the city to move there.
Any donations that you made to your old island will remain in your donation score, but will not transfer in any way to the new island. If you later move back to your original island, your earlier donations will show up there again.
You may still move a town in this way even if you have spies in transit, their transit times will just be adjusted accordingly when you move.
Completes the building level after ½ the normal build time has been completed.
Steam driven Lift Truck The new steam lifter will offer you 100% more storage capacity in all your Dumps and Warehouses. If the steam lifter expires, you will lose all goods in excess of your normal storage capacity.
If there are more goods stored, when doubled, than what will fit in your warehouses, when not doubled when the function expires, then all surplus goods will be lost!
Padlock (10 Days) All your warehouses will gain 100% increased theft security on all goods.
Padlock (30 Days) All your warehouses will gain 100% increased theft security on all goods.
Padlock (60 Days) All your warehouses will gain 100% increased theft security on all goods.
Note: The phrase "All your Warehouses will gain 100% theft security on all goods" does NOT mean you will have 100% theft protection. It simply means that the Warehouse's will protect double (2x) their normal amount, while it is active.
Automated Trade Routes
Using this feature, you can set up a transport of resources between towns of your account, executed every day at the same time - for a week. The route can only transport one type of resources. You get the option to set a transport a trade route at the "Transport goods" screen
Note: First trade route is free
10 per route
Price:5 per transportation Duration: For one transportation, as long as it takes
Some seafaring man would sail to the end of the world to get a bit Ambrosia! You are able to charter transporters for 5 Ambrosia to sail with your fleet and increase your transport capacity significantly.
Using this feature, you can double your existing quantity of Cargo Ships for one transport action.
This appears to be a very expensive Ikariam Plus feature, as its duration is likely to be less than a day. In contrast, even if the Trader is instantaneous, it can also save over a week worth of gathering goods. There are only a few opportunities that make Mercenary Transporter a practical expense.
Price:3 each time you order the list Duration: Instant
Using this feature, you can get a list of maximum (number of free slots you have available * 5) players that have an available Cultural Asset Treaty, online in the past 5 days and not in vacation mode, and make offers up to (number of free slots you have available * 3) players. You can also set different criteria about the players to whom you want to offer cultural treaty agreement (eg. players located next to you, far away from you, etc). This feature is avalable in the Museum.
Composition of approaching fleets
Price:1 each time you order the composition of the fleet Duration: Instant
Using this feature, you can find out more information about the composition of army or fleet that is attacking, and also for the exact amount of each resource or unit is being sent to your towns using Cargo Ships.
"Triton Jets" redirects here.
The patch-notes posted on the forums refer to this option as Triton Jets.
It will take the Normal 20 minutes per island location, excluding diagonals. (0% reduction - 20 / 1 * 60 = 1,200 seconds)
It will take 10 minutes per island location, excluding diagonals. (50% reduction - 20 / 2 * 60 = 600 seconds)
It will take 6 minutes 40 seconds per island location, excluding diagonals. (66% reduction - 20 / 3 * 60 = 400 seconds)
It will take 5 minutes per island location, excluding diagonals. (75% reduction - 20 / by 4 * 60 = 300 seconds)
These engines are crafted in Triton, son of Poseidon's, temple and can be mounted on the outside of our trade ships. For a fair Ambrosia donation, Prometheus will fill the engines of all ships used with a divine fire from Hephaestus' forge, which will drive the ships across the seas with divine powers.