My Lands is a free online RTS where dark and light forces fight for Black Gem and dominion in a vast fantasy world. Cooperation between players, joint economy development, creation of clans and alliances and elaboration of a team strategy serve as the very foundation of the game.
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Mostly Negative (11 reviews) - 36% of the 11 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (3,257 reviews) - 87% of the 3,257 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 16, 2014

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About This Game

My Lands is a free online RTS where dark and light forces fight for Black Gem and dominion in a vast fantasy world.
Cooperation between players, joint economy development, creation of clans and alliances and elaboration of a team strategy serve as the very foundation of the game. Player chooses one of four races to lead it to the victory through ruthless wars over dominion in the universe of My Lands.

Main Features

No to "grind": a unique system of skills allows players to develop cities and heroes even while being offline.
Vast game world: infinite expanses of land to be explored and conquered by thousands of players in one universe.
Advanced quest system: even the most experienced gamers will be struck by the great number and variety of quests which encourage faster development and help in making out your own game strategy.
Diplomacy, intelligence and trade: a well thought-out team strategy leads to victories in the world of My Lands.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® 7 / Vista / Vista64 / XP
    • Processor: Pentium 4 2.5GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
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Mostly Negative (11 reviews)
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Recently Posted
Chi
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
- Very slow building/upgrades
- Takes 1 week to delete your town (WHY)
- Clear it was a mobile game

After the boring tutorial, there is nothing to do. You click on 1 to 2 things and then close your game down because there is nothing else to do. It takes too long to upgrade stuff you often have tree's in your domain (no idea how to remove but there are a few of them!)

If you want to start over, you must wait a week. I don't know why you need to wait a week to restart a town, it is just plain stupid.
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APoCaLyPSE NoW
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
Only pure deception and long waiting for void in free to play version.

New players come only to be salvaged by advanced.

I'll never give my money to stupid pay to win without any interrest.

Let's spend money buying anothers games.

Bye bye "My Lands".

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Hybrid
( 42.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
You've played this game before. It's a browser game that found its way to Steam, where you set some buildings to construct and they take hours so you play for a few minutes and come back later. Heavy pay wall, strong pay to win. Good for wasting a few minutes here or there, not a good game.
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kaiman123
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Eh... I got bored.... in the first five minuites of the game. im not saying that it's a bad game it's just not a game for impatient people like me.
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Strategize
( 15.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
This game is great but use the website not steam . You cant link game to mobil device if you play it on steam and some game feature buttons dont work with steam.
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Snimbo
( 85.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 13
I'd suggest finding a mentor asap! They really are wonderful guidance while you're first learning your way around.
A nice, relaxing game, however the waiting periods can be annoying (as with most things). In My Lands however, the difference in time from the first upgrade to the next is surprisingly long. So it's not particularly a game for people who don't have patience.
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SquarelyCircle
( 9.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 11
Granted, I'm not really giving this game much of a chance (only several hours). But do I need to? I've spent 99% of my time waiting for things to happen. It says, "Here's a quest: click that thing and build it." I do so. I wait several minutes to hours. Then it says, "Here's another quest: click that other thing and build it." I do so. I wait several minutes to hours. Rinse. Repeat. Realize that progress in this game is P2W, and incredibly tedious. Quit and write negative review.

I don't know how this game currently has 88% positive reviews, because it definitely isn't that good. Somebody may have rigged the reviews. My guess is that with time, that'll get down below 50%.

The mentorship system seems to be a broken one. Mentors gain rewards when their apprentices accomplish quests, but there is no motivation for the mentor to actually do anything to help the apprentice. You can request resources from the mentor, but they don't have to give them to you. I'm not sure, but it seems like you can't fire your mentor, either. Once you've accepted them, they own you, and leech off of you.

You should also be aware that no matter how much progress you've made in the game (even if you've been playing for years), they'll delete your kingdom if it's inactive for between 7-30 days. So... basically, what's the point of playing this?

How many more terrible design decisions are there that I'm not aware of, yet?

It's just too bad, because there's something very tempting about the slow-growth style of this game. But why waste any time on it if you'll just lose it all when real life happens?
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Jarelaxel
( 737.4 hrs on record )
Posted: March 19
as a free to play game its ok but if you want to advance to any decent level in this game you need a blank cheque book it cost a fortune for very little gain i wouldn't recommend it but will keep playing see how far i get without splashomg out cash
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
42.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
You've played this game before. It's a browser game that found its way to Steam, where you set some buildings to construct and they take hours so you play for a few minutes and come back later. Heavy pay wall, strong pay to win. Good for wasting a few minutes here or there, not a good game.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
Only pure deception and long waiting for void in free to play version.

New players come only to be salvaged by advanced.

I'll never give my money to stupid pay to win without any interrest.

Let's spend money buying anothers games.

Bye bye "My Lands".

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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
- Very slow building/upgrades
- Takes 1 week to delete your town (WHY)
- Clear it was a mobile game

After the boring tutorial, there is nothing to do. You click on 1 to 2 things and then close your game down because there is nothing else to do. It takes too long to upgrade stuff you often have tree's in your domain (no idea how to remove but there are a few of them!)

If you want to start over, you must wait a week. I don't know why you need to wait a week to restart a town, it is just plain stupid.
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728 of 829 people (88%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 17, 2014
Its one of those stupid wait-in-real-time for stuff to construct/unlock deals. Its 23 MBs, download it and see for yourself. Its clear in the first 10 mins. Also no music or sounds.

Pay-to-win/not grind.

Avoid like the plague.


2015 Edit: I believe sounds and music has been patched in now. Too bad the fun hasn't. Still a piece of crap.
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446 of 506 people (88%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 17, 2014
Typical browsergame style city building game. This means: Everything takes ages. And then more ages. And then a lot of ages. And then you decide to quit before everything takes even longer. DLC is far too expensive. But for that price you get some bonuses that make the game a bit less unplayable... timed bonuses, of course! Yes, you can invest roughly 500 Euro (without the initial 75p discount) to get bonuses that last for up to a year. For that price you get over 40 times the Skyrim Legendary Edition on sale, or still 16 times without a sale of which each one lasts for up to a year also if you play for several hours every day. With the difference that Skyrim actually is good.

An example: You build your building in a minute. Then you upgrade it in an hour. Then you upgrade it in I think three or six hours. Then in 24 hours. And that is only if you have enough people.
Wait, what? Yes, you need free people to upgrade buildings. Which you get - surprise - by building and upgrading certain buildings. If you have partial people, the upgrade takes longer.

Then there is science, which works pretty well so far, except everything takes ages. The first science thing is done in an hour. Then if you upgrade your buildings science goes faster, but you can't upgrade enough in a reasonable time to make it worthwhile.

The "innovative" system that makes you not grinding is - you guess it - resources trickle at a ridiculous small rate (since you'd need to upgrade buildings to get more resources) while you're offline. You can use them then to upgrade buildings and build armies. At which point you probably rather want to play through Ride to Hell: Retribution, Secret of the Magic Crystals, Rambo, Kane & Lynch 2 or even E.T. 2600 because you have more fun there.


EDIT: Just found an official screenshot that demonstrates how long this game takes. You need ONE YEAR real time for a research later:
http://cdn.akamai.steamstatic.com/steam/apps/290730/ss_7fd489353b52c1ff006af97340b652cbca85c70f.1920x1080.jpg?t=1410965823


EDIT 2: I received a developer reply in the comments on 8 October 2014 which is reproduced here:
Arbash [developer] Just now
As proceeding in the game you will be able to accelerate science not only by building and upgrading more alchemist labs, but by applying various magic items. And keep in mind - the objective of the game is not to build and to study everything there is, but to fight and/or ally other players.


EDIT 3: I just found you can't even get all achievements without paying a lot of real money or completely ignoring quests. Things like completing 150 quests in a row extort you by adding timed quests where you need to buy stuff with the real money currency. So you either farm that ingame, completely ignoring quests until then, or you pay with real money. The instant you click on the quest menu, the timed quest is started. Very annoying!
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328 of 382 people (86%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 17, 2014
Do not play this game, It's extremely pay to win.

Their are huge amounts of buff that will dramatically make this game P2W favoring all the people who spend over 20$

Just started the game and i know i dont have many hours logged, but once you finish the tutorial which takes about 10mins you are overrun with wait times unless you P2W, even premium is somewhat overpriced.

If i wanted to spend 20-99$ on a game i would be buying me a brand new AAA graphic game that will be well worth my money, not some free to play game that trys to extort money.
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284 of 334 people (85%) found this review helpful
45 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 2, 2014
1) Go on store page for this game (if you aren't already there);
2) Scroll down to reviews;
3) Choose "Positive only" tab;
4) Press "Load more reviews" on the bottom of the page;
5) Look for reviewers with 1 review on account and low amount of products on account (3 or less);
6) Open some of these accounts:
  • either no playtime("0.1h on record") in the game or actively idling ("Recent Game Activity" = "total time on the record in this game").
    For example, the guy who played it "for over two years" has all the playtime in it over past two weeks:
    http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=321551847
  • other games on account (if any) are either f2p or were given away for free in the past
  • no other content on such accounts: no friends, no screenies, nothing.
7) ?????
8) Say "Hi" to developers' alts!

P.S. I have no opinion on the game itself since I didn't play it.
P.P.S. I got developer's reply to this review here in comments, you can also check his/her opinion on this.
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260 of 309 people (84%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 17, 2014
Belongs on Facebook with all the other 1000 of other games just like it.
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112 of 119 people (94%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
38.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 8, 2015
Very bland Pay2Win game. You might enjoy the first one hour of free play, but afterwards it's the worst kind of time grinding Facebook gameplay you can imagine. That is if you don't play money. A lot of money. I have no idea why this is even on Steam.
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155 of 185 people (84%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
163.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2014
this is my first reviw of any game.. and i have been around steam for a few years...

i rait NO to My Lands Black Gem Hunting.. for several reasons.. and i have over 145 hours on this game

1) the player base is 75% russian.. that in it self is not a bad thing... but 90% of the in game mails you send to people.. answer back "no english"... ok as i speak only english that is my problem i know.... but as a vast majority of the high ranked players are russian... when you finaly claw your way to the top ranking....you dont stay long.

2) i played on both servers... at one point soon after steam release... there was aprox 9000+ players on each server..
now there is aprox 3500 and at any given point 700+ online... and the stats for active kingdoms keep falling..

3) this game was released back in 2011.. it is 2014.... it almost plays like a Face book game... without the face book.. the cost for Black Gems. if you buy them in real life cash..... is heartbreaking... the devolpers claime that the Rank 7 ruins have up to 100k black gems in them.. i am at the stage where i can kill rank 5 ruins (with about 5% losses and much planing) i have not found a rank 7 ruin yet... but the rank 6 ruins have about 3x the troops that a rank 5 does.. and about 20-30 Black gems in them....

THEY WANT YOU TO SPEND REAL LIFE MONEY on the game....

so yes... i am a bit upset that after finally making 5 star rank... i get totaly destroyed by a whole allaince attacking me ..
they send therir lower ranked people to kill buildings and defensives.. and as a higer ranked player you cant do anything to stop them but hide your troops and try to rebuild... but that is a loosing proposition... so when you try to fight back.. the players that are the same rank as you.. (remember thy lower ranked has alread devistated your defenses) the attack and kill off all your troops... now you have to rebuild EVERYTHING all over...

since this game is based on ALL attack... all rankings are based on wining attacks... there is nothing based on trying to defend... no defensive states... and no real defensive stratagies except for staying small and not letting the ranked players attack... at that is the real reason i give this game a NO.... the game has no balance
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