Winners & Losers In Ruler Of Kings II Winners & Losers In Ruler Of Kings II
First, let me answer the question that is probably on your mind: "How do I know when I am the Ruler of Kings"
in the game? When you are crowned "Ruler of Kings" then you will know it because it will be part of the story.**
There is a Top Leader ladder that acts as a psuedo marker for how Players are doing and who might likely be the Ruler of Kings, however ROK II has and will have so many aspects to it that determining the ultimate Ruler of Kings will be based on many factors not even coded yet. This does not mean ROK II isn't playable - it is definitely playable because you can endlessly grow your Character through adventure.
Now, let me address the confusion about who is a "Winner" and "Loser" in ROK II. Everyone is a "Winner" in ROK II because every time you play you contribute to the input of the game. That may be too cliche an answer, so to be more specific, "Winning" is essentially what you want out of ROK II. Many forget that ROK II is a story YOU create, therefore let me break it down like this:
1. If you are merely playing for your own Character then you do not ever need to worry who is on the top because you make your own story and other Players cannot get in your way or stop you save for the secondary Army Combat.
2. If you want to be the Ruler of Kings but want to go at your pace then you can do that. You see everyone will have a chance to be Ruler of Kings and the current Ruler will have to defend his crown. That's right, just because you become Ruler of Kings doesn't mean the game is over… it continues as now you have to defend it!
3. If you are merely there to play the part of a lone hero / heroine then you can do that too. You do not have to pursue being a King or a Ruler of Kings if you do not want it. In fact, Ruler of Kings does not force anything on you… you go at your own pace.
4. If you are the competitive type and want to go all out to be at the top then you go for it, but just remember Rome was built one brick at a time, so make sure you smell the roses along the way. New Players especially make the mistake of thinking ROK II will tell them how to win when in fact it is a discovery… a period of learning and then adventuring in order to fully realize how the game makes your Character a hero through correct
actions rather than impulses or haste.More: Ruler Of Kings Text Role-playing Game FAQ & Videos
Rather off topic, but...
** ROK II, in its current format, is far from that (As of Feb 2017) due to funding issues / not enough support, etc. See: Crowdfunding