- For the general Winter mechanics, see: Seasons.
In New LandsEdit
- For the Winter in Kingdom: New Lands
Surviving winter to a point is certainly possible, if difficult. The Steam achievement denoting the survival of Day C is certainly motivation for many.
Focus should be put into farming early on, as it is the most consistent money source. A fair amount of hunters and large tracts of open plains makes for hunters hauling in purse loads of coin each day. The Kingdom should exploit every source of income possible and stockpile everything with the Banker. The Keep can hold a total of 101 coins (unlimited in Two Crowns), which on top of any merchant shipments (if he exists that land) can last well into winter.
A strong defense against the Greed should also be set up; however, if the Kingdom is lacking funds and the strongest, outermost wall falls, the rest of the Kingdom will inevitably follow within a few nights. If the Kingdom has stockpiled coin in the summertime, it should be able to recover from several strong attacks before dying. It also helps, if possible, to keep the Greed's mother portal in the cliffs incapacitated after all the other portals are destroyed.
In Two CrownsEdit
- For the Winter in Kingdom: Two Crowns
For Newer Kingdom Two Crown Players here is an advice to survive winter which starts at approximately at 40th to 50th day. (usually when you see the L roman numeral is a sign that winter is near)
The EASY WAY OUT (FOR FILTHY CASUALS): You can let your crown get stolen when winter starts. Before you do this, make sure you've spent all gems on unlockables because once the gems are lost, they're gone forever. Every island is still unlocked after that but you're gonna go back to island 1 with all the upgrades and buildings but all the statues are deactivated and you're back to your starting horse.
The DIE HARD WAY (FOR HARD BOILED VETERANS): If you don't want to reset your days for your personal high score/most days survived I'd recommend going back to island 1 or 2 where there are less portals and the merchant is present so you can sustain the day. Invest a lot on these islands since they have the minimal number of portals. Always put your coins in the bank since it'll passively generate investment for you. In classic campagin, I'd suggest to invest A LOT in PIKEMEN. They FISH EVEN IN WINTER. Even though it's not much, it's better than nothing and you can survive with it. For Shogun mode, you're screwed big time if you didn't invest in the bank since they got ninjas who DIE EASILY when they don't get fast enough to the trees. Your daily income is only from the Merchants in those islands.
Winter ends after 14-20 days of suffering.
That's it! GOODLUCK DEAR MONARCHS!
MAY YOUR KINGDOM SURVIVE AND FLOURISH!