Stronghold: Warlords is the new castle sim from Firefly Studios that’s released on Steam today. If you have played any strategy game, you are probably familiar with Diplomacy. Diplomacy is a central element to the game and used as a resource. No warlord can be successful without diplomacy to get out of tough situations. The diplomacy system can help you win allies, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. You can do much more one you understand Stronghold: Warlords diplomacy system. Stick around and we will show you how to get Diplomacy Points in Stronghold: Warlords and much more.
How to Get Diplomacy Points in Stronghold: Warlords
While the diplomacy is used much like other strategy games, the mechanics of Stronghold: Warlords is different and the diplomacy is treated as a resource, which revolves around the Diplomacy Points. You cannot talk to other neutral warlords to build diplomacy, instead, you need to get the Diplomacy Points.
To get Diplomacy Points in Stronghold: Warlords, you simply need to play the game. By default, you will make six Diplomacy Points per minute. Other ways to boost the points includes building structures that support Diplomacy such as Consulate and Emissary. Laying down roads that connect the Consulate and Emissary to your base further increases the production of Diplomacy Points by 33%.
At this time, you can build a max of four Consulates, which costs 200 gold each and a max of two Emissaries at the cost of 500 gold each.
Once you have the sufficient Diplomacy Points (DP), you can use them to purchase favours and support from individual warlords. All warlords in the game are different in their capacity and have a different purchase rate in Diplomacy Points.
To buy out a warlord, click on the Diplomacy Point logo at the bottom left corner of the screen. This will bring up a map with various regions. You can now select the region you want under you and then, click on the small icon on the right with a bowing man. You will now be able to purchase Obedience with DP. When you have purchased the required amount of Obedience, you can get the warlord to obey you and execute requests.
A purchased warlord is not yours forever, he is available to the highest bidder and another player or AI can sway your warlord by bidding high, so always keep visiting the diplomacy screen.
If you want to know about all eight warlords in Stronghold: Warlord, their perk, edict, and upgrade, refer to the linked guide.