Travian’s Current Player Numbers – April Update

There was a significant increase in the number of players on Travian.com in the past month

Last month, I wrote a post that looked at the number of players currently playing on each of the English-language Travian domains. At the start of each new month, I’ll update those numbers so we can track the size of Travian’s popularity and whether it’s going up, down, or staying roughly the same.    

So, here are the current amount of registered players for each english Travian domain, and the amount of change from the previous month:    

International Servers (Travian.com): This Month: 104,378 Last Month: 85,874 Total Change: 18,504 increase (+22%)    

USA Servers (Travian.us): This Month: 27,602  Last Month: 78,521 Total Change: 50,919 decrease (-65%) *See note below     

UK Servers (Travian.co.uk):  This Month: 21,222  Last Month: 31,375  Total Change: 10,153 decrease (-32%) *See note below    

Australian & New Zealand Servers (Travian.com.au): This Month: 11,775  Last Month: 13,793 Total Change: 2,018 decrease (-15%)     

India Servers (Travian.in): This Month: 17,773  Last Month: 13,833 Total Change: 3940 increase (+28%)     

Pakistan Servers (Travian.pk): This Month: 1,593  Last Month: 2,593 Total Change: 1000 decrease (-39%)     

* The number that definitely leaps out is that the US Server seem to have decreased by almost 2/3rds of its players. Or has it? Let’s dig into these numbers a little bit.    

Remember, I’m counting the number of registered players, not the number of active players. And last month, the US server had a much higher proportion of players that were registered but not active. So I think the count last month was unrealistically high, and now it’s at a ratio of registered players to active players that more closely mirrors that of the other Travian servers. I messaged the Admin of Travian.us and here’s what he said:   

I only really track the active player stats, and that hasn’t been jumping around too much. I can’t say why the registered players fell by so much other than perhaps S5 being taken out of service – but it was needed anyway, the ratio of active players to registered players was very low before.

Regards,
Fighter
   

I think the same thing may have happened with the UK player numbers, to a lesser extent. In any case, it will be interesting to see how the numbers change over the month of April. I’m still trying to get a sense of what “normal” is for Travian servers player numbers. After a few months I hope to get a general sense. These changes are definitely bigger than I expected to see over just one month’s time.

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A Look at Travian’s Current Player Numbers

The number of players on Travian.com on March 1st

 

I though it would be interesting to track the number of players on each Travian server on a monthly basis on this site. This way, we can see how many people are currently playing Travian each month, and track that number as it changes over time. I’ll try to do this at the start of every month. (Note that I’ll be using the total number of players, not the number of active players, in doing these counts) 

So, here are the current number of players at each English-speaking Travian Domains: 

International Servers (Travian.com): 85,874 

USA Servers (Travian.us): 78,521 

UK Servers (Travian.co.uk):  31,375 

Australian & New Zealand Servers (Travian.com.au): 13,793 

India Servers (Travian.in): 13,833 

Pakistan Servers (Travian.pk): 2,593 

One thing that immediately jumps out at me – and that was partially my inspiration for doing this – is that the numbers at Travian.com are significantly lower than they were several month ago, at the start of Travian 3.5. Back then, there were well over 100,000 players (I don’t remember what the record high was). 

Is it possible that there are less players now because the registration is closing earlier now on servers, leaving a steady influx of new players during the game? Is is possible that several players have left due to the introduction of Travian 3.6, which several players didn’t like? Or on the other hand, did a lot of new players start Travian due to high advertising and is this just natural falloff from that? I don’t really know the answer to any of these questions, but if anyone has any theories feel free to send them to me. 

It also should be noted that the India Servers have now passed the Australian Servers in total number of players. 

Finally, here are a select few non-English Regions and their number of current players: 

Germany Servers (Travain.de): 116,170 

France Servers (Travian.fr): 153,595 

Spain Servers (Travian.net): 93,756 

United Arab Emirates (Travian.ae): 304,524 

(There are too many different Travian servers around the world for me to look up the number of active players for all of them)

Aux Round 2 – Report from chessmanlau/VikingWarrior/Meta-BG

Hey,
Recently Aux Round 2 ended with Meta-BG winning the server. Sadly I was unable to follow the endgame closely as I had real-life commitments. Instead I will be posting a number of summary’s written by key players from different alliances. Firstly I’ll be showing you a report from chessmanlau from the VikingWarrior account.
Whats interesting about Meta-BG is they were made up of 2 main meta’s who had been highly criticized throughout the server by some of the better players from Round 1. Their criticizes from the alliances CE and SSS were not interested in winning endgame although that wouldn’t stop them from zeroing a few WWs. Meta-BG was mainly made up of BG and the remnants of T4H. Right up until the endgame no-one really thought Meta-BG had a hope of winning.

I would post chassmanlau’s report here except it’ll take up most of a page :p
The full copy is here http://forum.travian.com.au/showthread.php?t=9261 and I highly recommend you read it.

Aux Round 3 begins on Wednesday 27th January and Pre-Registration opens 2 days earlier.

Travian AU/NZ News

On Wednesday AU4 commenced as a T2.5 server. It is one of only three english classic servers the other two being uk6 and com3.

A day later on the 17th WW villages spawned on round 2 of AUX. You can find a discussion thread on endgame here:
http://forum.travian.com.au/showthread.php?t=8690

Also a large number of Christmas themed competitions have popped up on the AU/NZ Forum. These competitions include Christmas Tree Colouring in Contests, Image searches and Haiku writing.

Travian Holiday Truces

Many Travian domains have holiday truces during this time of year. This is a nice chance to let players have a break from the game an enjoy the holidays. Here’s a look at what some of the Travian domains are doing this year:

Travian.com: The international servers will be having a four-day three-day long truce over New Years, starting on December 30th and ending on January 2nd at 12:00 GMT time. Attacks won’t work during this time, but scouting will work as normal (so be sure to watch out when the truce ends, because players will no doubt be using this time to get ready to attack other players and plan who they want to hit).

Troops will also not starve during this time from negative crop, but your granaries will be emptied during this time.

Server 1 and Server 7 on Travian.com will not have a truce because they’re in the Endgame.

Because the International servers are worldwide, there won’t be a truce during Christmas on the .com servers during that time.

Read the official announcement thread here: http://forum.travian.com/showthread.php?t=131053

Travian.us: According to the admin of the USA Regional servers, there will be a Christmas Truce starting on either the 23rd or 24th of December, but they won’t announce what day it will start in advance. See this post for more info: http://forum.travian.us/showpost.php?p=1747887&postcount=62. They haven’t announced how long the truce will last for.

Travian.co.uk:

The United Kingdom servers will be getting a two-day Christmas Truce starting on Christmas Eve and ending on Boxing Day at 12:00 pm UK time. This was decided after they had a vote on the forums that was overwhelmingly in favour of having a truce during the holidays. It works similar to the Travian.com truce, with Scouts still working and no troops dieing from starvation.

Server 4 UK won’t have a ceasefire as the game is in the endgame.

The Christmas decorations on the UK forums are really cool. Check them out here:  http://forum.travian.co.uk/index.php, and also take a look at their new Christmas icon here: http://forum.travian.co.uk/showthread.php?t=54386. They also have other special Christmas events planned for their forums. They do an awesome job on those forums each holiday.

The UK servers also regularly have a truce during Easter.

Travian.com.au: The Australian servers are doing something a little bit different. They’ll be having a truce both on Christmas day and New Years day, but those truces will be only about a day long each. Read the official announcement here: http://forum.travian.com.au/showthread.php?t=8657.

On the Australian servers, even the games that are in Endgame will have a Christmas truce with no starvation. That’s sure to have an interesting effect on the end of the game.

The Christmas truce will begin at midnight Christmas Day and end on noon on December 26th, lasting a total of 36 hours. The New Years truce will last 24 hours, starting on noon December 31st and ending on noon January 1st. (So if you’re playing on an Australian server, don’t sleep in past noon after your New Years Party!)

The Australian Forums are also having a special “Twelve Days of Christmas” event, during which new things happen on the forums each day as we get closer to Christmas. You can view it here: http://forum.travian.com.au/showthread.php?t=8619.

Travian.in: On the India Servers, there will also be a Christmas and New Years Ceasefire. You can read the announcement here: http://forum.travian.in/showthread.php?t=2170.

Similar to in Australia, the Christmas truce lasts 36 hours while the New Years truce lasts 24 hours.

There’s talk that the India servers will also get a truce during Diwali, which is major holiday in India.

They’ve also announced that there will be a fourth server starting in India, which is great news for the people who play on the India servers and a good sign that Travian is successfully catching on in the country. The server will be starting on December 21st, just a few days before the truce begins (and it will be using Travian 3.6 rules). Read the official announcement here: http://forum.travian.in/showthread.php?t=2134. I look forward to one day adding the winners of this server to the Hall of Champions!

So that’s a look at what all the different English language Travian servers are doing during the holidays! Merry Christmas from Travian Champions everyone!

AU4 Classic Server

A few months ago there was a poll up on the travian au/nz forums about a classic server coming to Travian Australia and New Zealand. The result was 135 people voted yes (75%) so it looked like the may be a new classic server. Things went quite for a while but now after nearly 5 months of waiting AU/NZ have got a classic server 🙂

Below is Loki’s forum post which explains the details:

Hi everyone, It is with great excitement that I am announcing the start of AU/NZ’s fourth server.

This brand new server will be a classic server as per the results of the poll that I ran some time ago.

To view that poll and to refresh your memory about what differences are on a classic server, please click here.

The server will be open for pre-registration at some point (usually in the evening) of Monday 14th December.

The server start time is 6am (GMT+11), on Wednesday 16th December.

Good luck to all and have fun.

Regards

Loki

Pre-reg : Monday 14th December
Server start : Wednesday 16th December 6:00am (GMT+11)

Summary of Round 1 Speed.au

This is just a little something on the first round of Aux were I played an active role in a few months back. Round 2 is almost at end game and I will be following the WW race closely 🙂

Aux endgame started pretty much as expected. Reborn and TheFourHorsemen meta’d to become Reborn Horseman while WarMachine and TheUnknown joined up to make TUWM. Both Meta’s were of similar strength although R*H were forum favourites. This is partly because they had more forum users and partly because as rumour had it they had a large number of big hammers hanging around. As endgame got closer part of the Alliance WolfPack joined TUWM Meta and about a dozen of the small farm alliances got together to make DUSK/DAWN although no-one really thought they’d get far in the WW race.

Here is a brief overview of the 2 main Meta’s a week before WW spawning

TUWM                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       WM-X (South), WM-V (South), WM-A (South), T-UnKnwn (NE and North SE), T-uNW-un (NW), T-Un@2 (NE), •WP-SW¹• (SW)

R*H                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Reborn (North), ReborN|I (North), T4H™ (NW), T4H-II™ (NW), T4H-III™(NW)

With Natars just round the corner something unexpected happened. The alliance WarMachine who had been the most offensive alliance for quite some time spilt in 2. Unlike most alliances WM never had any internal issues and everyone seemed to be happy. I won’t go into details about how it happened but Greyhaupt (WM Leader) leaving for 2 weeks and the Meta with T-UnKnwn had a lot to do with it.

After the WM spilt nothing much happened untill WW spawn apart from what seemed like a secret alliance between the SE alliance TFA and RH. Also WM-X allied with Dawn/Dusk and TUWM became GH (Ironicallythe reason why Greyhaupt was kicked from TUWM leaders chat was because he wanted TUWM to change its name to something just like GH). WW spawned on the 1st of August and after 3 days all but one was taken.

While everyone is waiting around for building plans to pop up TFA decide to have a wee bit of fun.They decide to destroy a large amount of GH hammers. All of which are owned by GH-X (Somnia’s WM) players. Thruough endgame TFA zero popped 7 large GH-X hammers and took down over a million GH defensive troops.

Below are just a few reports of TFA agaisnt GH-X

http://travian-reports.net/us/raport.php?id=7910ab9b3,bb60ad7ac,51fdf78e4

As expected the R*H and GH World Wonders took the lead with the other alliances WW’s a wee way behind.

A couple of days late the placings had changed with l0t0l (no1 pop player) taking the lead ahead of Cookies! from GH. Although it came as a bit of a shock when some Dusk/Dawn/WM WWs appeared closely behind GH and R*H Also 1 or 2 hammers were chucked around and a building plan was stollen from GH halting progress on their leading WW for 12hrs.

RH http://travian-reports.net/us/raport.php?id=79e34c566

GH http://travian-reports.net/us/raport.php?id=4af36be84

As l0t0l’s and Jack B’s WWs neared the 100 mark some decent hammers started to fly in. First we had the surviving GH-X hammers come flying in against l0t0l.

http://travian-reports.net/us/raport.php?id=d1b5a9341,da22d3a85,6f009ac1e,37b45b5e6

R*H retaliated against Jack B with this hammer

It came as a bit of a shock  when Aux ended a few days later especially after hearing about all these hammers R*H “supposedly” had. What surprised people the most was that mystic from Dusk/Dawn ended up at lv94 when everyone though DD were just a tonne of unorganized farms.

GH WW Support: GH-X, GH-V, GH-U, GH-W, GH-V, GH-K, GH-Y

R*H WW Support: R*H, R*H I, R*H II, R*H III, WM-X, Zhou R*H

 

Here are some of the endgame speechs from some of the more well known players

Greyhaupt Leader of WM http://forum.travian.com.au/showthread.php?t=6338

Cookies! Round 1 Winner http://forum.travian.com.au/showthread.php?t=6324

AwEsOmEsAuRuSrEx Round 1 Runner Up http://forum.travian.com.au/showthread.php?t=6325

Mystic Dusk/Dawn Leader and Holder of 3rd place WW http://forum.travian.com.au/showthread.php?t=6339

 

And some WW pics http://forum.travian.com.au/showthread.php?t=6335

Aux round 1 won’t be remembered as one of the most interesting endgames nor one of the longest ones but with endgame just round the corner round 2 may be a wee bit more interesting 😉