Poll Results: Favourite Tribe

I made a poll back on February 24th, asking readers which of Travian’s 3 races is their favourite to play as. Then I got so busy covering the S2.com endgame and playing S9.com that I totally forgot to do a post about the results.

But here they are:

The final results were very close, as Teutons just barely beat out Romans by two votes, with Gauls coming in a respectable third with about a quarter of the votes. So it looks like each tribe has a decent following.

I’m not surprised that Teutons came in first, a lot of hardcore players favor them because of their aggressive nature and the ability to get off to a quick start when you’re playing them. And I know this site is popular with hardcore players.

Romans always seem to be the most-played tribe on servers. I think a lot of players like to play as them because everyone knows about the Roman Empire and how mighty it was, whereas comparatively a lot less people know about the historical Gauls and Teutons. Personally speaking, Romans are my favourite tribe. I really love the Horse Drinking Trough that was introduced in version 3.5, and I think the double-build feature makes them a lot of fun to play.

Though they came in third, Gauls still did okay. Players who like fast raiding really like the Gauls, and so do lesser-skilled players who find their double-sized cranny helpful. I’ve heard some players say that Gauls are a little too weak in version 3.5, but I’m not sure that I agree. I might do some posts in the future that looks at both sides of this argument.

Interestingly, it was a come-from-behind win. Romans were ahead with the most votes for the first few weeks, but then Teutons had a late surge and caught up to them.

Look for another poll on the site in the near future! And thanks to everyone who voted!

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Poll Reminder

I’m going to be closing this poll in a few days, so I just wanted to remind readers to vote in it if they haven’t already.

I’m going to writing a post about the poll results sometime next week!

New Poll

I’m curious to see what tribe this site’s readers like the best.

Poll Results: How many servers do you play on?

A little while ago I put my first poll on this site, asking how many Travian servers they play on. Here are the results:

I only play one server myself. Between that and running this site, that’s all the Travian I can handle! Almost half the respondents see things the same way. Playing one server allows you have a life outside of Travian, and once your account has become big enough, there’s enough action on one server to keep you busy if you’re a player that likes to keep raiding, attacking, and building.

Playing two servers seems doable, but I don’t know how people play 3 or more, but apparently some of you do. I guess with dual accounts it becomes easier, but even though I love playing Travian, I wouldn’t want to play it that much. But I tip my hat to those of you who do. You’re hardcore.

I think by nature I tend to like to finish a strategy game before I start a new one. Back when I used to play a lot of Civilization, or other Strategy games (Any Birth of the Federation fans out there?) I would only have one game going at a time, and I think that just naturally carries over into Travian. I don’t like having to split my focus – or split my Gold, for that matter.

Thanks to everyone who voted in the poll! I’ll have a new poll on the site in a few days. I plan on making this a regular feature.

Poll: How Many Travian Servers do You Play?

I’m trying out a new feature: putting a poll on my site. This is an experiment, hopefully it will work correctly.

Please take the time to vote, and I’ll write about the results later!

Poll: How many Travian servers do you play on?
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