What does Scouting do?
With scouts, you can get information about your enemies' villages. To spy on the village all you have to do is attack with your scouts, just like you would with any other unit.
The only way to defeat scouts that are attacking your village is to have scouts present in your village - these will then defend against the incoming scouts. The scouts defending your village may cause losses among the attacking scouts, but you will not lose any of your own units to attacking scouts.
In all worlds, the result of the scout attack depends on the amount of surviving scouts.
- If at least one scout survives: You can see the units currently stationed at the village.
- If at least 50% of the scouts survive: You can also see the village's resources.
- If at least 70% of the scouts survive: You can also see the construction levels of the village's buildings.
- If more than 90% of the scouts survive: You can also see troops belonging to the village that is currently away from the village.
However, there are some further restrictions and requirements that differ per world.
- Sometimes world settings do not permit scouts to spy on units outside villages.
- If the 3 level research system is enabled:
- Level 1 scouts must be researched in order to see resources in the village.
- Level 2 scouts must be researched in order to see buildings in the village.
- Level 3 scouts must be researched in order to see troops belonging to the village that is currently not stationed there.
- Please note that some scout settings require a minimum of 4 scouts to be sent in order for all of them to survive, even if a village is undefended. This setting is often used in combination with the Simple research system.