When the Travian team decided to include two new tribes in this year‘s annual special, we did not make that decision lightly. It was a tough call to make but ultimately, we were extremely excited to come up with entirely new tribes. Quickly, a vision for the Huns formed Read More
Last time around, we were taking a look at the units of The Huns, one of the new tribes that await you in this September’s annual special. Today, we will be inspecting the Egyptian troops!
How did we come up with the name Travian: Fire and Sand? This is a long but fascinating story, and it will help me introduce you to the marketing team behind Travian.
As we all know by now: This year‘s Travian Special will feature not one but two new tribes. Last time around, we introduced a little historical background on The Huns and today we take a look at the Egyptians.
The Egyptians are known for their massive pyramids so it is no surprise that they were expert builders. Yet, they also mastered economy and find new ways to use the river Nile to benefit their agriculture. This was largely the effort of bureaucrats and effective organization.
Their empire saw a decline after its hay day and became a Roman providence under Cleopatra, so we have a built in – if uneasy – relationship between the Egyptians and our classic tribe.
Due to the Egyptian skills when it comes to manage an economy, their population is massive, their resource output is big and their units are produced in an effective, meaning cheap way.
We bet, our support players are already looking forward to send their Egyptians into battle, where they will meet with Gauls, Teutons, Romans and of course Huns!
I really want to be a beta tester, but I am not a veteran player and maybe I won’t get the invitation, is there any way I can get in the Closed Beta?
For the annual special, our game design team has a very long list of stuff they’d love to do at some point. The new tribes were there for a long time, but they never felt comfortable implementing them. But this year, they said: “yes, we can do it!” In addition, they received a lot of valuable feedback from the community and this helped them to have a more clear idea of the direction they wanted to go.