This era introduces new challenges, especially in matters of urban planning, being the first in which 2x2 roads are needed in order to build and operate certain buildings.
The Progressive Era also introduces new battlefield rules when acquiring sectors by fighting. All units are ranged and the units have different strength and weakness rules when comparing to units in previous eras. In addition, there is battle scaling of which the effective movement and firing range is decreased. Trenches are introduced starting from this era.
Unlike previous ages, the defending units of the sectors will not attack Rogues first. This means if the player's attacking army has Rogues in addition to regular units, the regular units will be attacked (and killed, if possible) before the rogues.
|Progressive Era Continent|
|Requirements for Research|
|Tenement House||Council House||High-Rise||Art Nouveau Mansion|
|Single Road||Single Road||Double Road||Single Road|
|610 in 1h||1,280 in 4h||5,750 in 24h||3,640 in 8h|
|Garage||Lamp Factory||Cattle Ranch||Deli Shop|
|Double Road||Single Road||Single Road||Single Road|
|1,450 in 1h||1,510 in 1h||3,100 in 1h||1,770 in 1h|
|Asbestos Factory||Explosives Factory||Machine Workshop||Oil Refinery||Tinning Plant|
|Double Road Required|
|Production Costs (4 Hours)|
|54,000 129,000 1,200 14:50:00h|
|Electrical Plant||Publishing House||Metro Entrance||City Park||Zeppelin|
|Double Road||Single Road||Single Road||Single Road||Single Road|
|Conscription Office||Ordnance Factory||Armored Car Factory||Tank Factory||Sniper Camp|
|Single Road||Single Road||Double Road||Double Road||Single Road|
|Conscript||Rapid Fire Cannon||Armored Car||Tank||Sniper|
|Urban Tree||Billboard||Water Tower||Newspaper Stand||Equestrian Statue|
|2,700||Quest Reward +50%|
| +4 (unattached) every|
| 7,670 every|
The Progressive Era is laid out to represent world history starting from the end of the Gilded Age of the 1890s extending into World War I and ends with the beginning of the 1920s which is also referred to as the roaring twenties. This age is notable for recurring activism that encourage social justice and major reform during the early 20th century. Examples include the prohibition of alcoholic beverages, muckraking in journalism, and women's suffrage.
As indicated in the game, this age is most notable for bringing technological breakthroughs to the forefront of warfare such as the invention of the first successful motor-powered airplane in 1903 by the Wright Brothers, completion of the world's first dreadnought in 1906 by the British Royal Navy and the mass production of the Ford Model T automobile in 1908. Finally, the rising power of North America is demonstrated through great buildings such as the Alcatraz and the Château Frontenac.