Travian Beta Chronicles: Over and done with

At 8:24am it was all done and dusted. “alb” became the first player to finish their Wonder of the World at level 50 and scored victory for the SAMURAI, of which I am also a member. This marks… Read More

T5 Beta Chronicles: The Wonder of the World!

Now that my account has survived the Christmas holidays and New Year, the time has come. The Wonders of the World have appeared and the Closed Beta is now in the endgame phase. The battle for the all-important… Read More

T5 Beta Chronicles: Changes

The sloppy work of the last week still hangs above my account like the sword of Damocles. While I have started to retrain the starved troops, training isn’t ever going to be the same as before. I have… Read More

T5 Beta Chronicles: The Great Dying

The ninth week of the Closed Beta started great. Farms give me the resources which I put immediately in expanding my three villages. However, building troops remains the most important task in my main village. It’s pretty quiet… Read More

T5 Beta Chronicles: Chiefing as the only way out

The experience report from the Closed Beta continues. My troop count is growing and crop once again is turning into a scarce resource. The inactive king from last week has not become any more active this week. I… Read More

T5 Beta Chronicles: Of Axes, Inactives and Catapults

I can look back on what was a rather successful week and hope this week things will stay that way. The money, or rather the resources, are rolling in and my troop count is going up unstoppably. There… Read More

T5 Beta Chronicles: Keeping the troops occupied

Week six begins with the calm atmosphere I’m used to. Part of my troops is on vacation in an oasis, in order to keep the status quo of my presence there and to secure me the 25% crop… Read More

T5 Beta Chronicles: Strong troops, weak troops

The silence in week five is eerie. No Scouts, no attacks, nothing at all. It’s very unusual and confusing. The training of my Scout army is progressing well nonetheless. I’ve passed the 500 mark. City and village upgrades… Read More

T5 Beta Chronicles: Of friend and foe

My switch to governor now lies a few days in the past. I’m still angry at the attacker who smashed part of my troops – even if it was only a relatively small number. But there’s no time… Read More

T5 Beta Chronicles: The king says his goodbyes

The third week of the T5 Closed Beta is ill-omened. My kingdom is shrinking continuously, other kings set up camp around my second village and troop training has come to a standstill. What am I doing wrong? It… Read More