How can you reach more than 100,000 points in Dorfromantik? Just follow these tips & tricks and apply my strategy!
Hey, I’d like to share my experience in Dorfromantik and tell you how I finally broke the 100k points threshold! Initially, my highest scores would be around 20k. I really tried to get more, and a couple of times I managed to get past 30k. My absolute highest was 43k.
However, I saw people reaching 100k, 200k, even 500k! I didn’t think this was even possible, but all those people couldn’t be cheaters, so there had to be a way. I started researching strategies for achieving higher scores. Nobody seemed to have a simple answer, but by combining bits and pieces of information from multiple sources, I finally came up with a strategy that seemed promising. I put it to the test, and immediately it worked like magic! I’m still playing that same game I started quite a while ago now, recently breaking the 200k threshold.
So how did I do it, you wonder? I’ll tell you the 7 simple tips I follow.
Tip 1: Quests
Tip 1 is about quests. This seems obvious, but it has to be mentioned, because:
In the beginning of your game, your focus will be on quests, since early quests are finished quickly. But with time, quest requirements grow. Quests alone will not sustain you. This is why most people don’t get past 20k or 30k points. They focus on quests almost exclusively, and eventually and inevitably they run out of tiles on the way.
Tip 2: Perfect Tiles
Which brings us to Tip 2: perfect tiles. If you’re a player looking to boost your highscore, you probably already know this: surrounding a tile with six other tiles in such a way that you match all biomes on each side perfectly will reward an extra tile for your stack. By that I mean match plains with plains, forest with forest, field with field, house with house, and so on. So potentially, you can get seven extra tiles by placing just one tile, assuming everything on all tiles fits perfectly.
As quest requirements increase, perfect tiles will keep you afloat in between finishing quests. You should find a good balance between working on quests and finding perfect tiles.
Tip 3: Closing Quests
Tip 3 is about closing quests. This is an advanced quest strategy that I believe is the key to keeping the game going indefinitely. When you finish a triangle quest and a flag appears in the town, forest, or field you’ve been working on, the extra quest is for you to close off all openings for an additional bonus. Now, from what I read on the internet, most people don’t bother, because they want to grow their forests or fields indefinitely. A few may want to close the quest, but they do so immediately, which is not very rewarding.
My advice is to grow a large field or forest or town and eventually have multiple flags in it before you close it. I’m talking at least five, better eight or ten! Then, when your tile stack starts to run out, when you get to under 30 or 20, you close! I once closed a forest with multiple quest flags and got 56 tiles for that! This is your life insurance!
Another tip about closing quests is that this also resets your quest requirements! Most people don’t seem to know this. I didn’t for the longest time! One of the reasons why many players don’t want to close off a huge forest, for example, is that their forest quests have risen to astronomical numbers, and they think if they close it off, the will never be able to finish another forest quest again, since they would have to regrow another huge forest first! This is wrong! When quests are generated, the game looks at your largest forest that is still open, and adds a few trees on top of it for the quest requirement. This is why closing a large forest at the right time can make all the difference!
Tip 4: Purposefully Failing Quests
Tip 4 is about purposefully failing quests. Most people don’t seem to know, and in the beginning I had no idea myself, but there is no penalty for failing a quest. The game generates more quests for you if you don’t have a lot of open ones. It doesn’t care if you botched a quest or finished one, if a quest is over, you will soon be presented with a new one. This means you should be somewhat picky when it comes to the quests to choose. If a quest is an inconvenience, if it’s not worth your time, fail it and wait for a better one to come along!
Tip 5: Sacrifices
Tip 5 is about sacrifices. I’ve mentioned sacrificing quests, but now we have to talk about sacrificing perfect tiles. I’ve only recently noticed this, but for the longest time, what held me back in achieving higher scores was my OCD-induced ridiculous level of perfectionism. I couldn’t bare to place a tile if it meant five sides were perfect, but the sixth side wasn’t. I would rather wait for the perfect tile, even if it meant it never came and instead I ran out and lost the game.
It is important to strike a balance between playing perfectly and cutting your losses if you need to. You cannot let perfection be the enemy of progress! I’ve learned this the hard way, but it is better to accept small flaws to achieve the greater goal. Five, four, even three perfects instead of six may not sound appealing to some, but especially in a pinch, this is totally fine. It’s certainly better than none!
Tip 6: Take Your Time
Tip 6 is to take your time with decisions. Especially as the map grows larger and larger, it is sometimes necessary to scroll the entire length from north to south and from east to west in order to find the perfect place for your current tile. Remember that there is no time limit or penalty, even if you take several minutes for a decision! I noticed I would subconsciously make decisions faster and more frenzied the closer I got to running out of tiles. Of course, you should do the exact opposite, taking more time the fewer tiles you have, to make sure you’re maximizing your chances!
A good memory also helps in finding the best spots, but it’s no substitute for checking and double-checking! Not unless your Rain Man!
Tip 7: Take Breaks
Tip 7 is to take breaks! Rome wasn’t built in a day. Your masterpiece shouldn’t be either. The longer you play, the more you’ll make mistakes due to lack of concentration. Leave the game be and do something else for a while, then come back to it later. It’ll still be there.
I hope I was able to help you with these tips, and good luck getting to 100k points and beyond! Let me know if you did! Oh, and I have a Dorfromantik Facebook group you can join to share highscores and screenshots!