This year’s international qualification server is perhaps just as interesting as the last. It’s too early to name a favorite. There are at least two coalitions in every quad that are potential WW builders and mutual enemies. This is maybe not the case not in SW, which gives them more time to prepare. A lot will depend on where the artifacts will go and whether the owners can hold them. I think there will be more fights for artifacts than normal. Most importantly, it will be interesting to see if lessons have been learned from Russia’s exhibit in the last finale, when it becomes time for building plans. According to the maps drawn Turkey is going for the building plans, HellasDT has also settled close to that area, but it’s not too late for the others to take part in the hunt.
Today we’d like to introduce you to Safiren. She’s the official reporter for the international qualification server for the 2017 tournament and she’s helping us by providing insights about what is happening on the international server. You might have already seen her section on the COM forum; if you haven’t visited it yet, you should – it’s full of fascinating information and interesting news. 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?