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 or defence but can boast a strong cavalry.
They also 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:
Players who choose to play an elf will find plenty of similar company. Elves have a long relationship with the arcane mysteries of Illyriad and valued for their speed and proficiency with a bow.
They also make excellent thieves and spies, thanks to their ability to get in and out of trouble quickly.
Elves start in light forest with the following resource plots:
Dwarves are the master manipulators of stone. Their city buildings are legendarily intricate, and they often muster sturdy swordsmen.
Dwarves are a strong choice for those who want to rely on an infantry-based fight.
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 aggressive playstyle.
Orcs start on small hills with the following resource plots: