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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S5.us Server Restart

S6.com just got underway, and it looks like that game will be a classic, but there’s another server that is starting up soon as well, this time on the USA regional servers.

S5.us will start on April 2nd, with pre-registration starting on March 31st. The official announcement is here.

If you want to check out the competition, there’s a 9 page “Who’s coming back to S5?” thread on the Travian.us forums you can read.

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)

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!

Getting Creative on the US and UK Travian Forums

One of the major differences between the international servers (Travian.com) and the regional Travian servers (US, UK, and AUS), is that the forums for the regional ones are much more laid back and friendly, and also don’t have nearly as many flame wars. It might have something to do with the games on those servers not being as competitive as the international games, but I think another reason is that the forums have a greater sense of community and camaraderie.

I’ve written before about some of the wacky and fun events that have taken place on the UK forums, like the Travian prom. Just a couple of days ago they celebrated “Talk Like A Pirate Day” (which, by the way, is an actual parody holiday that takes place every year. Click here to view the official website.)

Besides talking like pirates on the forum that day, and giving  the UK forums also had a Pirate vs. Ninja battle. Here’s the post explaining what the day was all about.

Oh, and the ninjas won, but it was close.

Here’s some of the custom artwork they had on the forums during the event. They really went all out:

There were also some awesome custom userbars made for the event as well.

They’ll doing this again on December 5th, which is the international day of the Ninja! (Who knew?)

Another interesting fun event taking place on both the UK and the US forums is an art competition, where the two forums are competing to see which one can make a better artistic signature (Here’s the US and UK announcements of the competition).

For more information about the creative competitions taking place on the UK forums every week, here’s a complete listing. I might post some interesting entries up on this site in the future.

Travian News

Here are some updates about Travian, and about this site…

– The endgame of the Travian.com speed server is about to begin. This will be the first Travian 3.5 Speed Server that will be inducted into the Hall of Champions on this site. Here’s the announcement.

– The endgame announcement for Travian.com server 6 has also come, and the Natars will start showing up on September 25th. This will be the last-ever Travian 3.0 game on Travian.com. Stay tuned to this site for endgame coverage and the eventual induction of the winners into the Hall of Champions

– The artifacts are about to be released on Server 2 of Travian.com, this will be the 3rd Travian.com server to have artifacts, after S1 and S7. The announcement is here.

– Moving to the US Servers, Server 6 of Travian.us will be starting as Travian 3.5 on September 23rd. Here’s the announcement.

– The latest Speed Server for the Australian Travian servers has just started on Sept 2nd. Here’s the announcement of it. I know there’s a lot of people out there who love Speed Servers, so consider giving this one a shot if you can’t wait for Travin.com’s Speed Server to end.

– They’ve also announced that Server 2 of Travian.com.au will be starting on September 18th, just two days from now.

– Server 2 of Travian.co.uk has just started a new game on September 11th. Sadly, their twitter account didn’t even mention it, I think they’ve stopped updating it. Maybe they’re too busy on Facebook now.

– The UK Travian forums have made an archive for all the old embassy forums from previous servers. Now people can read through the forum postings for old servers (you can’t post in them though, they’re read only). This will let people look back at what was posted on the forums for previous rounds, and it means that the discussions from those servers will no longer be deleted. Click here to see them.

Speaking about the UK Travian forums, they’re also counting down to “Talk Like a Pirate Day” in this thread. Only two more days to go! Have I mentioned how much I love the UK forums? I really need to visit that place more often. Click here for more information on Talk Like a Pirate Day.

– I’ve added an RSS subscription link to the right-hand column of the site. Now you can subscribe to this site’s Blog updates as an RSS feed. If you’ve never used RSS feeds before, try giving it a shot, it’s a handy way to stay up to date on what’s new on this site.

News and Notes

– Server 5 on the .com servers will be starting the endgame phase on June 26th. The official announcement is here. This time I was able to register for the server so I should be able to cover its conclusion in-depth. So stay tuned to this site for all the action! If it’s even half as entertaining as S3.com we’re in for a hell of a show!

– At Travian.co.uk, they’ve announced that the next server to restart (Server 6) will be a “classic” server (version 2.5). Pre-registration opens on July 3rd and the game gets underway July 6th. Read the official announcement here.

This will be only the 2nd classic game on an English-speaking server. Previously S3.com was the only one in the world. So now people who want to play “old school” Travian have more than one place they can go.

The Forum Admin of Travian UK hopes that players from around the world will come to play on the new server:

Tullia: I’m very excited about there being a classic server on the domain, I think it will attract some new players from all over the world, and enhance our reputation as a great travian country, as well as giving players here a chance to try a server type they may, like me, never have played.

If you don’t know the differences between Travian 2.5 and Travian 3.1, I described them here.

– A new speed server is also set to start on Travian.co.uk. In fact, it starts today! This is their first Speed server to be fully version 3.5, and I’m looking forward to inducting the winners into the Hall of Champions!

– Travian.us is also about to start a new Speed Server. Registration opens June 26th and the game gets underway on the 29th.

– The US servers also just announced the winner of their writing contest for the new victory screen. Take a look at them here. I might do a longer post on them if I have the time.

– Did you know that the UK  servers reward players who get other people to sign up for the game with free gold? Well I didn’t. For details you can view this guide (it’s around the halfway point).

– In two weeks this site has gotten over 3,500 hits. I’m no expert but that sounds pretty good to me. So thanks again to all my readers!