Travian for Dummies: Top 5 Early Game Tips
In any competitive game, the early stages can be quite intense. It’s in Travian’s nature to really pit the players against each other; that is part of the reason why there is beginner’s protection. Nevertheless, there are certain tactics that will help you survive these trying times at the start of the round.
Here are five tips to help you when you’re starting out:
#1 – Second Village
The main goal is to create a second village as early as you can, so keep your eyes on the prize. The main reason for this is to establish a village in an ideal location with optimal resource fields that suit your chosen style of gameplay. For example, a village on a 15-crop field and an oasis with 150% bonus crop production are highly sought-after. If you’re smart with your resources, you’ll be able to settle one of these villages before the location is occupied!
#2 – Tasklist
Focus on completing the task list. The rewards from each task are significant and the sooner you complete them, the sooner you’ll have your second village. Be careful not to waste the resource rewards if your Warehouse/Granary cannot store them. Either spend some resources to make room or upgrade the Warehouse/Granary!
#3 – Join an Alliance
Join an alliance as fast as possible. Travian is a community-based game and no one will be successful on their own. Get to know the alliances in your area and make a decision on who you’d like to join. If you manage to join a large alliance, other players might think twice about raiding you…
#4 – Raid Oases
Raid oases as much as possible, especially using your Hero. Oases with 25% bonus can hold up to 1,000 of each resource (a total of 4,000 resources), whereas oases with 50% bonus (either 2 x 25% or 1 x 50%) can hold up to 2,000 of each resource. Oases start off with 12 hours production at the start of a server. They accumulate resources based on an hourly production rate. If you think your hero might die when raiding an oasis, remember that the cost of reviving the hero may be worth the bounty. If you believe the oasis has 4,000 resources and it costs you 1,050 to revive your hero, you’ll still profit from raiding it! It’s better for you to claim the resources than your enemies!
#5 – Capture Nature Troops
Try to catch natural units with hero cages. In the beginning of the game, natural units are incredibly valuable. Each type of natural unit has different strengths. The most powerful is the elephant, but it’s also very rare. If you see one, try to catch it! The next best for early-game defense is the crocodile, as it has the highest defense stats against infantry.
Thank you for reading! We hope these tips will help you master the early game. Have fun on your raids!