The second round of our successful birthday special Scattered Empire is over and we would like to thank you for all the feedback we received from you. We have now evaluated it with our team and would like to present you some of the results for the coming live servers:
The alchemist’s cauldron
We received both positive and negative feedback regarding the alchemist’s cauldron. One main point of criticism was that the cauldron gives too great an advantage to Gold players (for example with additional troops and resources) and that it’s pretty much down to luck what players can gain from using it.
We received positive feedback for example regarding the changes in balancing made for the individual prizes. With that, we also observed a greater approval rate for the alchemist’s cauldron.
However, in our surveys concerning the cauldron, negative feedback prevailed. We never hid the fact that we need to earn money. But, we have always made it clear that your opinion matters greatly to us.
We have therefore come to the decision not to use the alchemist’s cauldron on our future live servers.
The option to relocate and forward troops was first introduced in Scattered Empire. Relocation allows you to selectively move soldiers from one village in your account to another village by sending all or parts of your army there as a “reinforcement” and then incorporating them into that village.
There are two small drawbacks though:
• Settlers, senators/chiefs/chieftains and the hero cannot be relocated.
• Relocating troops to another village costs you either resources or Gold, depending on your choice.
Troop forwarding was also first introduced in Travian: Scattered Empire. This feature allows you to forward your army to villages within your alliance. We believe this new method of defense facilitates communication between players and opens up new strategic options.
Both the relocating and forwarding of troops have been tested thoroughly by you and they were each highly welcomed by the community. We received more praise in our surveys than ever before for any other new feature!
We were also very happy with the development of these two features. Of course, we’re even happier to tell you that you will be able to use both features on all new servers from May onwards! More information will follow in due course on our Travian forum.
We’d like to thank our community for their valuable feedback and hope that you like the changes mentioned here. We’re looking forward to reading your opinions in the comments below!
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