Server 4 Endgame Starting Soon on Travian.com

The start of the Server 4 endgame will be arriving soon. It begins on May 7th, and I think this one will also be another exciting endgame. I played on the previous Server 4 and I wish I could have also been a part of this one, but I’m really looking forward to being able to cover it on this site. It’s going to be a blast. The previous server 4 was where I first started doing endgame coverage on the Travian forums, and that was a big inspiration for me to start this site. But of course, I won’t be starting in depth coverage of it until the Server 9 endgame ends. Speaking of which, I’d better get to work on doing an update about that…

Pictures of the top armies from the last S4.com

Seeing as how I’m about to do a “year-in-review” post, this seemed like an appropriate time to add this to the site.

This is an image of the top armies of the winning alliance on the previous Server 4 which ran from 2008-2009, and which was also this site’s first entry I did into the Hall of Champions on this site. Click on the image to see a bigger version (and then click on that image to zoom in again if you need to).

Those armies were definitely impressive, and did quite a number on enemies of LM and War Lord. So as we look back on this year, we should definitely give this team of players their due and remember the dominate victory they won on that server  (The alliance Legion was also a part of the Meta-alliance with LM and War Lord, they undoubtably had some big hammers as well. But the ones on display here are very impressive).

Travian 3.6: All .com servers servers to be upgraded next week!

A big announcement was made on the Travian.com forums earlier today by the .com admin, Tschena. All Travian.com servers will be making changes to Travian 3.6. Not all of the 3.6 features will be going into effect, but players can expect to see new graphics and get new free features. but the biggest controversy is that all servers will now have the Travian 3.6 “Gold Club” implemented on them, even ones that are almost over, like S6.com and S1.com.  Read the announcement thread here. The full text of the announcement is below:

Here is the full text of her announcement:

Dear players,

all servers will get an upgrade either to T3.6 directly or to T3.6 code with some restrictions on December 2, 2009.

New servers (com10)

  • Rally point: only 5 troop movements (attacks, raids and reinforcement orders) per building level
  • Status icons for reports, to identify easy attacks without losses, trades etc
  • Research loop for armoury and blacksmith
  • Enough resources at…. and “capacity” after raids shown without PLUS (and for academy, armoury and blacksmith)
  • Direct link to the NPC trade
  • Direct link to “instant build”
  • 10% off and def bonus removed (only NEW Servers)
  • PLUS cost down from 15 to 10 (only NEW Servers)
  • Graphics for artefact’s and resource fields
  • Village and link panel can be collapsed

Gold club:

  • Gold club costs 100 Gold for whole server time
  • Returning troops immediate callback (and they return immediately to your village) cost 5 gold. This only affects returning troops. And only those without catapults and chiefs of any tribe. Those can not be called back immediately.
    Additional, the callback is not possible if the village is being under attack/raid hitting within the next 3 hours.
  • Master builder: prepare three more buildings in loop even without enough resources, cost 1 gold for each
  • Send away all troops before an attack comes in (they leave at the moment of the attack and return 180 seconds afterwards) 2 gold each time troops dodge. The total amount of dodges can be set by the player for each village separately (troops have to be at home for at least 10 seconds except they are returning from the usage of this option)
  • Trade route for 7 days, 2 gold per route for 7 days (only for own villages)

then there are free features in the Gold club:

  • Merchants run three times (if selected)
  • Farm list – you can setup to easy find and attack your farms
  • 15 and 9 cropper finder with oasis bonuses filter
  • Farm statistics easy overview how effective your raids to a specific village have been

Features formerly in the PLUS Account, now free for all players:

  • Enough resources at…. shown without PLUS (also for academy, armory and blacksmith)
  • “Capacity” after raids shown without PLUS
  • WarSim with all features
  • Walls etc and Rally Point can be built anywhere and be moved on their specific building site

Changes for the PLUS Account:

  • Lowered price for PLUS Account from 15 to 10
  • Research loop for armoury and blacksmith
  • 10% off and def bonus removed (to remove the possibility to buy a combat bonus for Gold)

Upgraded Travian 3.5 Servers (com1, com2, com4, com5, com6, com7, com9, comx)

  • Status icons for reports, to identify easy attacks without losses, trades etc
  • Research loop for armoury and blacksmith
  • Enough resources at…. and “capacity” after raids shown without PLUS (and for academy, armoury and blacksmith)
  • Direct link to the NPC trade
  • Direct link to “instant build”
  • Graphics for artefact’s and resource fields
  • Village and link panel can be collapsed

Gold club:

  • Gold club costs 100 Gold for whole server time
  • Master builder: prepare three more buildings in loop even without enough resources, cost 1 gold for each
  • Trade route for 7 days, 2 gold per route for 7 days (only for own villages)

then there are free features in the Gold club:

  • Merchants run three times (if selected)
  • Farm list – you can setup to easy find and attack your farms
  • 15 and 9 cropper finder with oasis bonuses filter
  • Farm statistics easy overview how effective your raids to a specific village have been

Features formerly in the PLUS Account, now free for all players:

  • Enough resources at…. shown without PLUS (also for academy, armoury and blacksmith)
  • “Capacity” after raids shown without PLUS
  • WarSim with all features
  • Walls etc and Rally Point can be built anywhere and be moved on their specific building site

Changes for the PLUS Account:

  • Research loop for armory and blacksmith

Classic servers (com3)

  • Status icons for reports, to identify easy attacks without losses, trades etc
  • Research loop for armoury and blacksmith
  • Enough resources at…. and “capacity” after raids shown without PLUS (and for academy, armoury and blacksmith)
  • Direct link to the NPC trade
  • Direct link to “instant build”
  • Graphics for artefact’s and resource fields
  • Village and link panel can be collapsed

Gold club:

  • Gold club costs 100 Gold for whole server time

then there are free features in the Gold club:

  • Merchants run three times (if selected)
  • Farm list – you can setup to easy find and attack your farms
  • 15 and 9 cropper finder
  • Farm statistics easy overview how effective your raids to a specific village have been

Features formerly in the PLUS Account, now free for all players:

  • Enough resources at…. shown without PLUS (also for academy, armoury and blacksmith)
  • “Capacity” after raids shown without PLUS
  • WarSim with all features
  • Walls etc and Rally Point can be built anywhere and be moved on their specific building site

Changes for the PLUS Account:

  • Research loop for armory and blacksmith

 

Stay tuned to Travian Champions for more news and clarifications about Travian 3.6 and how these changes will affect the game!

Travian News

Lots of interesting things are happening in the Travian world right now. From new lands to fight over to fun stuff going on, here’s the news that Travian fanatics won’t want to miss:

– Server 4 at Travian.com is about to return. The last Server 4 was the first inductee into the Hall of Champions, so I’m very excited that it’s about to start up again. Pre-registration will begin on July 8th, and the game will begin on July 10th. The official announcement thread, courtesy of Tschena, is here: http://forum.travian.com/showthread.php?t=122205. This will be the second regular .com server to be the full version of 3.5. (Click here to view the winners of the last S4.com)

– Speaking of Server 4, The Role-playing alliance Shadowclan will be returning to play another round. If you’re interested in adding an RPG twist to your Travian game, be sure to check them out! Here’s a post by their leader looking for interested recruits, who presumably would all start in the same quadrant on S4. Shadowclan is an alliance banner used in many MMOGs (Massive Multiplayer Online Games), including World of Warcraft, Dark Age of Camelot, and Ultima Online. If you want to learn more, visit their website at http://www.shadowclan.org/. (And look for more about them on this site in the near future)

– The UK Travian servers are now using Twitter to help keep players updated about the game and what’s going on at their forums! You can check it out at: http://twitter.com/Travian_UK. I’ll be reading it regularly so if there’s anything  juicy you can read about it here as well.

– Speaking of Twitter, there are a ton of players who post on Twitter regularly. So for a good snapshot on what people are doing right now – in Travian – check out this: http://twitter.com/search?q=travian#search?q=travian (Links to Twitter with a topic search of “Travian”).

– The Travian Guide blog has some cool Travian Wallpapers you can download to be your computer background. Check them out here: http://travianguide.wordpress.com/2009/07/05/for-those-big-travian-addicts/. Here’s a sample of one of them: 

878Travian_Wallpaper10

 (I’m using it as my background now)

– The Australian Travian Forums are looking for a new Forum Administrator, so if you’re experienced with being a Message Board Moderator, you might want to consider applying. Read about the position opening here: http://forum.travian.com.au/showthread.php?t=5428

– The UK Travian forums had their “Summer Spree” Prom on July 4th. I would have liked to attend the Chat Event but I had other plans. The event itself was meant to just be a good time where players could hang out and chat with each other, and it sounds like it was a success.

In some was, it was eerily similar to a real prom. Here are some quotes:

So what’s everyone doing, I myself am standing rather alone in the corner of the prom trying not to look strange.

I’ve been stood up by my date. I went to all this effort, got my hair done, painted my nails, and now…. no-one to dance with

– To help keep this site updated regularly, I’m taking part in National Blog Posting Month. So if a day goes by without me posting, I’m a loser.

First Entry

To give everyone an example of what this site will be about, I’ve made an entry into the Hall of Champions for the recently completed S4.com. You can view it here.

I’ll be adding the winners of all completed International (.com) servers to the hall of Champions. Regional servers (USA, UK, and AUS) will be added starting with completed 3.5 games.