In the beginning of this game you are given the choice to play online or offline. You need an account to play online but it has it's benefits. In the offline mode, your story begins when you lead your troop to a training camp and begin your training as well as the training of your men. The offline mode is very similar to a tutorial. It helps you learn how to play the game efficiently and gives you some practice in the field. It is not boring however, some of the attacks are real. For example, at one point in this mode the camp is attacked by orcs.