As it has been noted, you can always pay a visit to every player to get inspiration for your city.
However, not all cities will be available for you to trade with or give help to.
By scouting Provinces, neighbors within a certain range will become your natural trading partners. This means that you can exchange Goods with them using your Trader, but he will put a fee of 50% on top of the offering for the ones you haven't discover yet. As a result, trading with your undiscovered neighbors can be a bit expensive at first.
Once you have scouted a bordering Province of a neighbor's city, things become more interesting. Your relationship state with that neighbor will turn to "Discovered", meaning you will be able to trade with him more effectively. Or in other words: the trader will not ask you for a fee when you take an offer from a discovered neighbor.
So, keep on scouting and discovering others!
The second benefit of discovering a neigbor is the ability to give him Neighborly Help once a day. The Neighborly Help allows you to interact with other players and to be rewarded for it.
Neighborly Help for the Helping Player
To give Neighborly Help to a discovered player, visit his city, select the the Neighborly Help icon on his profile and choose the building you want to help, from the ones showing the same icon.
You will receive some Coins for your kindness, and, in case your neighbor has also helped you within the last 23 hours, you will also receive Supplies. In fact, if both of you do this regularly, you will both receive additional Supplies all the time.
But remember you can only help players you have already discovered on the map, so keep scouting Provinces in order to be able to help more players.
By giving Neighborly Help:
- You will receive an amount of Coins, which depends on your Main Hall level. You can see the current amount in a Tooltip, over the "Neighborly Help" info, in the Main Hall.
- If you help someone who has already helped you within the last 23 hours, you will also receive Supplies.
After helping a player, a countdown timer will start. Once the time is over, you can help him again.
The timer is displayed on the World Map as well as on the Neighborly Help button tooltip of the player.
Neighborly Help for the Visited Player
The Neighborly Help for the visited player: When you receive help In your own city, you will get a notification under your portrait. You will also see an icon above the buildings which received help. The effect of the Help depends on the building type and the actual bonus is displayed in its tooltip.
|Neighborly Help Information|
|Main Hall||Can receive help unlimited times per day.||Donate||The Main Hall generates Coins that can be instantly collected. The amount depends on its level.|
|Cultural Building||Can only receive help once, every eight hours.||Polish||Double Cultural output for 8h.|
|Builders' Hut||Needs to have an empty help slot to receive help (they are shown inside the building). The amount of slots depends on its level. Empty slots can receive help unlimited times per day.||Motivate||The next construction or upgrade you start, will use one filled slot in the builder’s hut and thus reduce the construction time by 10 %.|