Illyriad is a free-to-play, massively-multiplayer online real-time strategy game (MMORTS), set in a vast fantasy world with countries and factions. Build, trade or battle with thousands of other players. Choose your own path to success. All in your browser, with no downloads.
There are four player races in Illyriad each with their own strengths and weaknesses:
Humans are probably the most evenly balanced of the races. They are not imbued with superlative strengths or weaknesses in offence, defense or magic.
They do, however, have a rich cultural history of trade and diplomatic machinations. Detractors might call it cunning or guile - and humans certainly excel in these areas.
Humans are a great choice of race for a new player to Illyriad, they start on plains with the following resource plots:
Elves have a long relationship with the arcane mysteries of Illyriad, and as such make the best magic users of all the races.
Although by no means defenceless, Elves are one of Illyriad's more difficult races to play well as it can take valuable time to get an Elven city to a necessary level of magical proficiency.
Elves start in light forest with the following resource plots:
Dwarves are the master manipulators of stone. Their city buildings are legendarily secure, and they can also muster sturdy swordsmen.
Dwarves are a strong choice for those who want to rely on their defensive game.
Dwarves start on small mountians with the following resource plots:
Orcs see themselves as the rightful ruling race in Illyriad, but will deal with the other races quite happily - so long as it is to their advantage to do so.
Fierce, strong and brave in numbers, Orcs excel in waging an offensive playstyle by using their Goblin and Kobold minions as wall fodder as they wreak havoc across the land.
Orcs start on small hills with the following resource plots: