The first ever 10x Speed Server of Travian ended recently. The game was played on Travian.org, so if you just play at Travian.com or one of the other English domains, you might not have heard about it.
The game was played on Travian.org, which is a German language Travian server, referred to by some players as the “test server”.
Because the speed server went so much faster than regular Travian game, it was over in less than 2 months time. It ran for just 42 days, starting on February 23rd and ending on April 6th, thus making it the shortest game of Travian ever played.
You might remember Bea, a Travian player and blogger who I’ve linked to before. She’s written a post about the 10x speed server, which one of her teammates from Speed.com played on. You can see her blog entry here: http://bea-travian.blogspot.com/2010/03/dorian-gray-at-10x-speed-it-is-german.html
I think the test of this super-fast speed server might be an interesting development for the future of Travian, especially if other domains are allowed to run servers that run at a similar speed. It might also be a way to extend the popularity of Travian, as there are probably many players who would like to play Travian, but can’t commit to full year of Travian needed to play or normal server or the several months required to play a speed server.
If I have time, I’ll do a more in-depth story about the 10x speed server, but right now I’m not sure if I’ll have time to write more about it. I have a lot to cover on other topics and I should also be doing some coverage of the S9.com endgame.