What did the Teutons eat?

In Travian mainly crop is present as the staple of the tribes. But what did the Teutons actually eat?

Much of the food we are familiar with would have been unknown at the time our tribes lived (around 0 AD), since they came from America or Asia. Potatoes and corn, tomatoes and peppers, but also rice and noodles played no role in the Teutons’ diet. Moreover, apart from salting, drying and smoking there were no other alternatives to cure food and hence the diet depended much more on the seasons. Read More

Who actually was… Heliogabalus?

“Heliogabalus“ was the nickname of a Roman emperor, his birth name was Varius Avitus Bassianus and as emperor he called himself Marcus Aurelius Antoninus. He came to power through a military coup as a young man and became posterity’s best example of the decadence of Roman emperors with his ruthless, vicious behavior. Read More

What did a Gaul actually look like?

“Their dress was very striking: They wore patterned shirts in different colors and long trousers, which they called bracas.” Diodorus

Many historic sources portray the Gauls as wild warriors who went to fight bare-chested and often boldly painted. This doesn’t seem to have been common in day to day life though, as even the hardest warriors try to avoid a cold. “Barbaric” gear made of leather and hides, in which the Celts are often portrayed in fantasy comics, is not documented either. Hides seem to have been worn usually as capes in winter or as decorative items of clothing, since they were too heavy and bulky otherwise. Read More

Travian: Kingdoms – Webspot & Quiz

We highly appreciate that you play Travian 4.4 and Travian: Kingdoms AND that you follow our blog.

But today you really shouldn’t be here.

Today, you should head over to our Facebook page and win a Gaming-PC and other prices in our webspot quiz.

Travian: Kingdoms has a new webspot. Yes, it’s a little weird and went out of control, but watch it anyway and have fun!

So, enjoy the video, win the grand prize and come back here later this week!

Travian in “single-player mode” – is that possible?

There are things that seem trivial if someone actually spells them out, but yet they tend to surprise us more often than we thought possible. For example when playing Travian: Let’s imagine Steve and Katy start building up their village roughly at the same time, both gaining the typical beginner’s experience. They both are friends even outside of the game and regularly talk about game mechanics in Travian, for example which troop units they prefer, how shocked they were when their hero died for the first time and so on. However, the full server means they’re pretty much on their own. Read More

Who actually was – Ariovistus?

Ariovistus was the main actor in a bloody triangle relationship between our three tribes, who lived in the first half of the last century BC. He was a war lord of the Suebi, a Teutonic tribe that lived in the area east of the Rhine river and up towards the Elbe river. His date of birth is unknown, but he died in 54 BC.

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How we know what we know: Bog people

During his work, on August 1st 1984, the peat digger Andy Mould made a discovery in the Lindow Moss bog, which looked like a piece of wood. As he threw it to his colleague some peat fell off the item. What initially seemed like a piece of wood turned out to be a human foot.

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Four new servers starting / Zocker & Salz

Another eventful week ahead!

Four new Travian: Kingdoms servers are starting this week. DE2 and COM3 open their doors today. HU1 and NL1 will follow on Thursday.

The changes mentioned last week are in effect here, too.

In addition, we have yet another highlight for you.

The high5’s editorial staff has had published another episode of Zocker & Salz (sorry, german language only) on Youtube. This time, the team cooked in the middle of nowhere in a tent for a king…

Three new servers for Travian Kingdoms

We already announced in the latest episode of Travian Late Night that there would be new TK servers coming.

Long story short: Here they are!

Starting today the servers RU2 (May 19th), FR1 (May 21st) and CZ1 (May 21st) will go live.

Compared to our current Open Beta servers there will be some changes. An oasis will not generate influence anymore, the maximum amount of treasures in the treasury is now reduced to 4.000 (before: 10.000) and the maximum number of kings in an alliance is reduced to three (before: seven).

So, stop reading the blog and click here to start playing!

Travian Late Night is back!

Important news for those of you, who don’t follow us on Youtube:

1. Travian Late Night is back! In our new episode Michael and Stefan discuss several topics: the new Travian TV spot, a video in cooperation with New European Championship Wrestling and of course Travian: Kingdoms. Watch the video here.

2. And of course: Follow us on Youtube! We will update our channel more frequently with a lot of new material. Don’t miss it!