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.

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)

Updated Server Start Dates

I updated the Server Start dates on the World Champions and US/UK/AUS/IN Champions pages. Now they’re totally up to date and you can find out what the latest servers are in each region.

Speaking of the US/UK/AUS/IN page, I’m going to be working on revamping that page a little bit so it has more links to previously finished round results. I hope that in the future I can find enough time to keep up with all the finished servers and do my own Hall of Champions Inductions for them, but for now I’m going to be linking to finished results on the respective forums for each of these servers.

The latest UK Server (S4) doesn’t have the controversial “Auto Troop Recall” function that was introduced in version 3.6 of Travian. This is positive news for the many players who didn’t like that feature. Now the UK servers join the .Com and .US servers in not having that feature. It looks like the admins have listened to the many players who said they didn’t like that new feature.

Introducing Travian Champions New UK Corrospondant, Avianna

I’m happy to say that Travian Champions now has a UK correspondent! In fact, she already beat me to the big announcement and wrote her first blog post.

Avianna, or “Avi” for short, has written several Travain guides and follows the events of every UK server, so I’m sure she’ll be a valuable addition to this site, and she’ll help keep readers of this site to date on what’s happening on the UK Travian servers (and believe me, there’s a lot happening over there).

Along with Oggles, this site’s Australian correspondent, this blog is definitely growing into a great Travian news source. I think 2010 is going to be a great year for this site and together with Avi joining up and the new design, it’s getting off to an amazing start.

If you’re reading this and you’d be interested in being a correspondent for the Travian.us or Travian.in servers, send me an e-mail at 1randomgeek@gmail.com (And I’m always looking for people who can help out in other ways or who are willing to write strategy guides).

[UK] Forum Awards 2009

On the UK domain, admins: Laika, Tullia and Spychic put together a group of awards to honour users who have contributed to the UK forum throughout 2009. There were 5 different categories called ‘Individual User’, ‘Post, Thread & Forum’, ‘Wooden Spoon’, ‘Crew’, and ‘Special’.

To be nominated for an award, users were given 3 days to vote using a private form. The award was given to the user(s) with the most votes, and close runners up were also given a special mention.

Unlike the 2008 UK Forum Awards, this year’s winners receive custom userbars – created by Tullia – which they can display in their signatures. These are manually added by a Forum Admin or Super Moderator. Here are some examples of what they look like:




Congratulations to everyone who won and voted. We hope to see the forum awards make an appearance at the end of this year too; start posting to be in with a chance for 2010!

See 2009 Award Announcement | 2009 Award Results | 2008 Award Results

Avi

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!

Has Travian Ruined Your Life?

A discussion taking place on the UK Travian forums:

http://forum.travian.co.uk/showthread.php?t=52797