This month Machine Zone released treasure maps; a new feature for Game of War: Fire Age. Treasure maps will lead you to a dig sites where you can find buried treasure. You can use your troops to excavate the dig sites to discover cores and other items.
First you need to find four map pieces of the same level to create your treasure map. The main source of map pieces are the monsters you attack with your Hero, but you can also purchase them in special packs and they are rewarded from in game events.
The greater the level of the monster you attack, the better chance you have of getting a higher level map piece. Once you have four pieces you can assemble them from your inventory to create a map, this then provides a location of the dig site. Finally you can send your troops to dig up the treasure. Once complete your troops will return to your city with the items uncovered.
Initial reports suggest it depends on the quality of the map and location...
Chances are the dig site will not be in range of your city, which means you will have to port to the site and presumably port back. So the real question is: Are the rewards worth two advance teleports?
The answer seems to be no - well at least for the lower quality maps. For the higher quality maps it may be worth it, but they are very rare. If you port to a basic treasure map site, be prepared to walk away with a level 2 Timber or equivalent....
What makes this harder is that even though a higher level monster does give a greater chance to drop high level map pieces, you still seem to end up with a ton of low quality maps the majority of the time, even from level 6 monsters.
The screen shot on the Game of war blog shows two purple cores and 100,000 casino chips dropping from a legendary map.
The problem with the map locations is that other players can attack you on a treasure tile. If they defeat your army, you will be evicted from the tile and the attacking player will take over the dig.
You can reduce this risk by sending a lot of higher tier troops. Partly to stand a better chance of protecting the tile, but also because the more troops you send the faster the dig timer goes. Higher level troops will also reduce the timer (similar to gathering).
It’s a little early to tell how good the treasure from the rarer maps will be. For now if you get a lower quality site, by all means dig up the treasure if it’s in range for you or an Alliance member, but think carefully before wasting any advanced teleports!
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