Frequently Asked Questions
I've completed all the required steps but the task won't complete
1. Read the instructions carefully to make sure that you've completed all of the steps exactly as indicated, and that any steps that require time to complete have finished - (e.g. that you've signed the right Agreement; waited for a raid to complete successfully, etc.)
2. If you have done everything correctly, try clearing your browser cache and reloading the page.
How can I restart the game from the beginning?
You can't. There are no dead ends in the game, and therefore there is no need, and no way, to restart on the same account. Don't worry - even if you make some mistakes in the beginning, you always have the chance to catch up with your enemies and maybe even surpass them! A good tip is to fulfill the tasks in the exact order in which they are given. Any deviation and you can use up your Resources too quickly and possibly slow down your development. If this happens, just wait until you produce enough Resources to continue.
One person registering multiple accounts for this game violates both Plarium and Facebook's multi-account policies and may result in restricted game access or a ban.
How can I use Drachmas?
Drachmas are a special resource which can be spent to give you extra advantages in the game. You can:
- Boost the speed of your building construction, along with Unit upgrades and training,
- Boost Resource production,
- Purchase Resources, Articles of Agreement and Units at the Market,
- Purchase a new City Schema to change the appearance of your City,
- Get new Decor items.
Purchase additional Drachmas at the Bank by selecting the 'Bank' button in the top right-hand corner of the screen. You can get free Drachmas in several ways - completing the game tasks, leveling up, placing in the top Ranking positions, or by completing Achievements.
Can I send Drachmas to other players?
No. You cannot trade, exchange, or gift Drachmas to other players.
Where are my Drachmas for completing missions?
All Drachmas received for completing missions and achievements are added to your account automatically when the task is complete. If you've completed the requirements for a "Build Units" bonus task, the Drachmas will be added immediately when the indicated number of Units (100, 1.000, etc.) have been trained - even if you are not currently playing or are logged out. When you log back in, you'll get a "Task Complete/Achievement Complete" message and the Drachmas will have been added to your Bank balance.
If, after checking your purchases, you are 100% sure there has been an error and the Drachmas have failed to appear, please contact our Support Team.
Can I cancel an attack/construction/signing/upgrade?
Yes, you may cancel these actions within 50 seconds of initiating them by pressing the "x" icon in the construction or tracking panel. You will recover 80% of the Resources spent for any resource-based action you cancel.
When can I attack other Cities?
You may begin attacking other Cities as soon as you have Offensive Units, but you may want to wait until you feel you are ready. Take note of the following information:
Users under level 30 or the ones registered for less than 3 days fall under the low-level player protection. These protected novice players can attack other protected Cities, however, high-level players cannot attack protected Cities unless the protected player attacks them first. Any new player that attacks a player who has been in-game for over 3 days will LOSE THEIR PROTECTED STATUS! If two users initiate a conflict with each other while both have been playing the game for less than 3 days, the conflict will continue regardless of the users' future relative levels or time in-game.
NOTE: If a player returns to the game after an extended period of absence, King Leonidas will grant this Archon 7 days of protection to allow them to get their City back to a battle ready state. Players under this protection can initiate an attack on any player, but no one can attack their City unless the protected player strikes at them first.
How do I modify or remove existing buildings?
Click the "Edit" button at the bottom of the right-hand panel. You can move all of your structures, but only Decor items can be permanently deleted once they have been built. If you find yourself running out of room, you may expand your City by recruiting new friends to play or by spending Drachmas. You may also use the edit function to upgrade your Fortifications to higher levels.
Why can't I summon a Hero?
You can summon up to three Friends per day at the Hall of Heroes. To circumvent this restriction, build Ambrosia Vessels in your City. Each Ambrosia Vessel will allow you to summon one extra Hero per day, free of charge. If you are unable to summon a Friend, this means that:
- You have already hit your daily limit (so either build another Ambrosia Vessel, or wait until the next day), or
- You have already summoned that Friend, and he is already within your group of Units.
Why can't my Friend add Heroes to my army?
In addition to the 3 Heroes you can summon daily, your Friends can add to your army by visiting your City and clicking above your Hall of Heroes. You and your Friends can command up to 50 Heroes at a time. If your Friend can't add a Hero to your Army, it means that they have already done so. They can summon a new one for you when the previous Hero has been defeated in combat.
What do I do if I'm being harassed by a player?
Sparta: War of Empires is a highly competitive massive multiplayer strategy game. While we ask that all players treat each other with courtesy and respect, "acts of aggression" are a fundamental part of this game, and anything allowed by the game rules is considered fair play. For example, repeated raids and sieges are not considered abusive behavior: they're an integral part of the game. Try building a large army and fighting back, joining a Coalition, or recruiting some friends to help you.
If a player becomes verbally abusive, use the "Block User" option to add the user to your Blacklist. You will no longer receive messages from blocked users. If a user continues to engage in abusive or threatening behavior as outlined by the game policies on our website, file a report with our Customer Support team, including as much detail as possible. If you feel physically threatened, contact your local law enforcement.
Why do I acquire 0 Resources after Raids?
You start the game with 10 Raid attempts, which recharge at the rate of one new Raid attempt every 2.5 hours. If you conduct additional Raids past this limit, you will still be able to attack your opponent's City, but will recover no Resources.
I don't see my Raid points reflected in the Rankings.
Raid ranking points are calculated based on the difference between the Resources you've seized and the Resources that have been stolen from your City. If your Resource balance is negative, no Raid points will be added.
Why didn't I recover any reward from Positions?
You will not necessarily receive a payout for successful completion of missions on Positions. As you engage Positions, you are earning cumulative credit towards payouts of Units or Resources. The way your credit pays out is randomized between different types and numbers of Units, Resources, or special mission items. Don't get discouraged: the longer you go between payouts, the larger your eventual bonus will be!
I purchased a new Schema, but my City still looks the same.
Once you've purchased a new City Schema you must go to the Market, click Purchase and refresh the page to see the new Schema of your City.
What do I need Fortifications for?
There are two kinds of Fortifications - passive and active.
Passive defensive structures include Walls and Gates. These additions contribute to your City's total defense bonus, granting all your defensive Units additional combat effectiveness when fighting off attackers. This bonus will only be applied to defensive units currently garrisoned in your City and outside of your Acropolis.
Active defenses include Towers. Unlike Walls, Towers will actively participate in defensive battles just like one of your regular Units – but unlike normal Units, when they're damaged they can be repaired and brought back online for free by you or by Friends as many times as needed. Active defenses also contribute to your overall Defense Bonus.
One of my Galleys is missing. Where is it?
Check the "Galleys" tab at the Port. Cancel expired trade offers to release your Galleys.
I outnumbered my enemy, but still lost all my Units. Why?
There are two types of Unit designations: Offensive and Defensive. The designation of the Units and their total Offensive/Defensive rating against each respective Unit category is used to calculate the outcome of each battle – not the total number of units. If your City was attacked while only garrisoned by Offensive Units, they will most likely be unable to repel the attack as their defensive stats are too low. Remember to only use Offensive Units for attacks and only Defensive Units for defense. If you deploy them together, both will fight in both Defensive and Offensive battles and you run the risk of sustaining heavy losses. In addition to the number of Units and their designations, the outcome of the battle is also determined by each Unit's individual statistics, the players' relative City Defense Bonuses, allied Reinforcements, and their respective upgrade levels.
I killed all enemy Units, but lost the battle. Why?
When you attack a City, your battle report shows only those enemy Units that you have killed, not the total number of enemy forces garrisoned at the enemy City. Dispatch Scouts before deploying an attack: successful spy reports will show the exact number of Units at an enemy City.
I attacked an unclaimed Colony, but there were enemy Units. Why?
All new Colonies which appear on the Map start off as vacant and unclaimed. If a player sends Defensive Units to a Colony as Reinforcements, the Colony will still be shown on the Map as an unclaimed location. Remember that if it looks too good to be true, it's probably a trap. Dispatch your Scouts to a Colony before occupying it.
How do I find my user ID?
Click the "Guide" icon on the top menu bar. Your user ID is shown in the bottom-left part of the window.
Example: uid 311 / fb11347969 / segment01.
Click on your ID to copy it to your clipboard.
I see overlapping images in Google Chrome. What should I do?
If you have problems correctly viewing the game in Google Chrome (it overlaps the top menu or you are unable to view the "Bank" menu), try the following:
1. Enter "chrome://plugins" (without quotations) in the browser's address bar.
2. Disable "Shockwave Flash" in the Plug-ins window.
3. Reload the game.
4. You'll see a message stating that Flash player is required to run the application. Click "Download Flash player".
4. Close all Google Chrome windows and re-launch.
5. Log in to the game.
If you still have any issues or concerns, please contact the Plarium Support team.
What happens if I don't click my resource buildings?
Even if you don't click your Resource buildings, 50% of your Resource production will still continue to accumulate in your permanent storage automatically. The other 50% of your Timber and Bronze production is stored in each building's internal storage, and must be transferred to permanent storage manually. As you upgrade these buildings, both their production and their internal storage will increase.
What are Coalition Standards and where can I get them?
Coalition Standards are special items, granted to Coalitions by Leonidas' advisory committee, that increase a Coalition's maximum membership limit up to a maximum of 150 members.
Upon reaching level 50, Coalition Members will automatically begin receiving extra Coalition Standards for every 5th additional Level attained. Coalition Standards can be used through the Coalition Interface.
What are Dominion Points and how do I get them?
Dominion Points count towards the Level of your Dominion Status which, when activated, grants you powerful boosts and bonuses while simultaneously improving the statistics of your Units and City. You earn Dominion Points just by logging into the game each day. For each consecutive day you log into the game, you will be rewarded with an increasing number of Dominion Points. The longer your run, the more Points you can earn.
As your total Dominion Points increase, so will your Dominion Level and the power of your accompanying bonuses when your Dominion Status is activated.
You may also acquire Dominion Points by purchasing them at the Market directly.
What is my Dominion Status and how do I activate it?
Your Dominion Status is a special gameplay modifier that grants powerful boosts and bonuses to the statistics of both your City and Units for a set period of time when activated.
Your Dominion Status has multiple Levels. Collect Dominion Points to increase the Level of your Dominion Status. Upon completion of each Level, Dominion Status will automatically be activated on your account for 24 hours. With each new Level gained, you will be rewarded with increasingly larger bonuses, boosts and other rewards.
To activate your Dominion Status, you must use Dominion Activators that can be earned by participating in special game events, or purchased at the Market from the "Misc." tab. Keep in mind that once activated, your Dominion Status cannot be canceled or aborted early.
To activate your Dominion Status, go to the Market, open the "Misc." tab and click the "Apply" button next to the Dominion Status Activator.
What is Spartan Allegiance?
Spartan Allegiance is a special loyalty program which will help you to receive valuable rewards for just logging in the game every day.
Visit the game every day to receive huge bonuses. Every 30 days you will be able to receive unique prizes as well! Be aware: If you miss a day your reward will be restarted, so don't forget to claim your reward on time! The days are separated by 00:00, UTC time. or Daily rewards refresh at 00:00, UTC time
All you need to do is log into Sparta: War of Empires every day in order to receive huge bonuses and rewards!
As you progress through Spartan Allegiance your rewards and prizes will get larger and more beneficial, so it is worth your time not to miss days.
Unfortunately if you miss just one Spartan Allegiance day your balance will be cancelled and you will need to start over. If you would like to view your Spartan Allegiance progress, all you need to do is go to the Dominion Status window and open the Spartan Allegiance Tab.
I earned additional Raid Attempts, but I can't use them. Why?
You can increase your daily limit for Raid attempts by:
1. Activating your Dominion Status (at higher Dominion levels, this is one of the bonuses; check the Dominion Bonuses window to see if you qualify)
2. Completing Achievements in the Hall of Xenia (inviting your friends)
3. Upgrading the "+1 Raid Attempt" attribute in your Academy.
If you earn, for example, 4 extra Raid attempts, it does not mean that you can go raid 4 Cities right away. What these "extra Raid attempts" mean is that the cooldown between Raids is reduced.
Without these "extra Raid attempts", you receive a new Raid attempt only every 2.5 hours. This means that you could only perform a maximum of 10 in a day. Now, for example, with your Dominion Status activated for 24 hours, the cooldown time between Raid Attempts is decreased to the point where you could fit in 4 additional Raid Attempts in a 24 hour period, and you can now raid your enemies 14 times instead of 10 in one day!
How do Emporia differ from Colonies?
Both Colonies and Emporia are sites on the Global Map from which you can claim of one of the three main types of Resources (Grain, Timber or Bronze), or special Resources like Drachmas or Denarii.
There are three sizes of Colonies: large, medium and small. The rate of Resources offered up by the citizens of a Colony, and its storage capacity, depend on its size. The larger a Colony, the more Resources it yields per hour, and the larger its capacity.
You will find Emporia of varying sizes on the Map according to your level in the game. The speed at which you can gather Resources from an Emporium depends on the upgrade Level of the Agreement your City has with Gravisca, and the amount of Resources you can collect in one trip is determined by the collective carrying capacity of the Defensive Units you have stationed at the site.
Colony AND EMPORIUM DEPLETION
When a Colony is depleted, it is removed from the Map. The time remaining until a Colony's depletion is displayed on the pop-up Map menu and in your Administrative buildings (War Council and Oracle). An Emporium, on the other hand, does not have a predetermined lifetime. It will be removed from the Map when it is depleted of Resources, or if no one has attacked or captured it for an extended period of time.
When new Colonies or Emporia appear on the Map, they are vacant and unguarded – so try to be first to capture one! Any player can view the number of Resources currently held there by positioning their cursor over the site.