The tribes of Travian have left their mark on our civilization! Continue reading… “Well-known sayings: Varus”
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 Natar villages is about to start. Continue reading… “T5 Beta Chronicles: The Wonder of the World!”
Last week’s changes are showing good initial results, so I can move my focus back to training troops. I’m no longer missing out on upgrading my villages either and so they are growing again, even if in small steps. The endgame with the Wonders of the World is drawing closer. So it is essential to bring my troop count to the max and also ensure, at least partly, the supply of my army. Continue reading… “T5 Beta Chronicles: Troops, troops, troops”
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 no idea why that is. I need to make some changes. Continue reading… “T5 Beta Chronicles: Changes”
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 on the server, even though the final phase lies just ahead. The communication in our alliance is getting better than in the first few stages of the server. This strengthens the sense of our community.
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 need crop. Quick! So the decision is easily made: His village will be chiefed. For that, I do however need to carry out some preparations. Continue reading… “T5 Beta Chronicles: Chiefing as the only way out”
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 are still no attacks to be seen anywhere, so I can use the time to sim a bit. Yet there are some fundamental changes in the account.
Continue reading… “T5 Beta Chronicles: Of Axes, Inactives and Catapults”
Besides bug-fixes, the latest update also saw the implementation of a new look and sound in the Closed Beta of Travian V.
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 bonus. The plan to annex another crop oasis, situated close to my village, is starting to come into fruition. That would however mean an attack on enemy territory, so for now I will hold back.
Continue reading… “T5 Beta Chronicles: Keeping the troops occupied”
In the seventh episode of our video blog everything’s about the developement team of Travian V. Markus, our “Tech Lead” will tell you something about the biggest challenges he had to fight with until now.