There is now a barbarian village on every island where you have a town of your own. The levels of the various villages are independent of one another.
Each barbarian village now has 50 levels, with a different king in charge at levels 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50.
Each victory over a village will increase its level as before. Afterwards, however, they require some time to rebuild it.
From level 10 the barbarians can also retaliate. They can attack a player's town with the ‘Pillage’ mission or occupy luxury resource deposits. Occupied deposits produce fewer resources for the player.
As before, the barbarian presence is unique to each player. If a player attacks a village, only this village will increase in level, and the barbarians will only seek revenge on this player. If they occupy a resource deposit, the reduction in production only applies to the player who provoked the barbarians.
If a player does not attack a village for a certain period, its level will sink along with the likelihood of them retaliating.
The barbarians can also be appeased by paying them tribute. They will then only attack the player again if the ceasefire is broken.
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