When you start playing Clash of Queens you will be able to auto complete all your building upgrades and research projects take minutes or hours at most. During one playing session you can do a lot of things, but soon you will find yourself looking at timers, for research, building upgrades and troop training. Not only that, the next time you log into the game, the same timers are still running. This will be a large part of the game and to grow it is very important to make sure your research, building and training speed are fast to complete everything as soon as possible.
If we look at research there is an initial Research Speed without any boost, let's refer to this as RS. Any research speed boost is relative to this RS, so 100% research speed boost means that your research speed is now 2 times RS. This means a reduction for the time it will take you to do a research project. With a 100% boost, if you do a research project with original time 2 days, it will now only take you 1 day. Mathematically the time reduction is by a factor of 100 / (100 + Research Speed Boost).
In this game the boosts you can get for research and building are not huge, but since building and research are so important it is still best to do effort to make them as high as possible.
For assigning the Lord Skill Points you have three different trees to assign your points to. It is best to assign your points in one tree based on the activity you plan to do and reset your points if you want to change to another activity. In the Development category you have the possibility to get building and research speed boosts. The first two projects give 2.5% in each category, but the second ones are further down the tree and require you to upgrade your lord significantly before they can be unlocked. Starting at Lord Lvl 19 you can be opening Construction Speed Up II and once you have completed that you can rightaway continue with Research Speed Up II. In the Support tree there are several Troop Training boost categories as well as projects to increase the troop training queue, and the trap training speed. Note that prerequisites in the Lord Skill Trees might be a bit confusing when a tree goes from 2 or 3 branches to 1, for example at the point of Construction Speedup II. In this case 3 prerequisites are mentioned, but only one needs to be met. This means you can reach Construction Speedup II by for example only assigning skill points to all food related projects and ignoring the wood and iron projects completely.
No matter the choice for tree it is important to upgrade your Lord frequently so you have more skill points to assign. Getting experience points by hiring an Explorer in the Guild of Explorers can play an important role. Not just look at the bonus you get, but pay attention to the experience points each Explorer gives.
By assigning a friend's representative to your Drill Ground you can get a research and building speed boost. This depends on the level of your friend's Lord. It give 0.1% per level point, e.g. a Lord Level of 20 gives a 2.0% Building Speed Up and 2.0% Research Speed Up.
For each Military Tent you get a 2% Troop Training Boost per level (4% for the first level), so a Level 8 and a Level 6 Military Tent give a total Troop Training Boost of 32%.
The City Development Research Tree contains two Civil Engineering Research Projects that grant building boosts, 1% per completed level.
The Military Research Tree contains three Recruitment Research Projects that grant Troop Training Speed boosts, 1% per completed level.
The Rings you can forge in the Blacksmith can give you a small Research Speed Boost. The higher the level of the Ring, the higher the boost. Similarly the boots give a building speed boost. Also if you are able to complete a set of 6 items of the same type, you get additional building and research speed boosts.
Although not speeding up the building or research speed itself the following are also important to keep in mind. The level of your embassy influences the amount of Alliance Helps you can receive and the amount of seconds each help deducts. Your VIP level influences the Instant Building Speed up time.
Look at our Boost Types Overview and select any boost for more details. Here you find a complete overview of all ways to increase this boost.
This should give you some idea how to speed up the important tasks in Clash of Queens. If you have questions about them or have other tips to share, let them know in the comment section.
Contributed by: GamesGuide on July 5, 2016