So as many of you know, my USX Gaul account is a peaceful… relaxing account… I make sure I raid the roster and scout the roster every now and then to make sure anyone who every could rise to power in my area… doesn’t. To learn more about how this process works, read about it here.
A few weeks ago, a player asked if I would join their alliance. Basically they want reinforcements that have more than 1 village. Haha. Since I’m just a peasant, as you can see in the picture on the right, I said yes of course!
And so our interesting relationship has begun with an incident involving reinforcements to be sent to a “friend” in need. Since I’m playing Travian on my own, I don’t have much time to respond to messages… or participate in the alliance…
The Reinforcements Dilemma (Reins)
Ok, I do have time to participate, but I don’t want to. Because a few days ago I got the following message:
I have given you the power of defense admiral.Hope you justify your position.
Okay… whatever that means. I’m the reinforcement general now. Just great.
Wasn’t too sure how I was going to justify it, until a “call for sending reinforcements” a fellow alliance member came. Now before you ever send your precious troops to help out a “player in need”, first ask yourself the question: Does this player want my help?
Because when I looked at the player’s profile I discovered 3 things:
- He Was Being Farmed
- The farmer was getting a lot of resources
- Players Sent Reinforcements
1. He Was Being Farmed
I don’t have a single Travian friend who gets farmed consistently. Sure, one raid here, one raid there… it’s part of the game. That’s the way it works. But consistent farming doesn’t happen because attacks don’t get a single resource of mine. Ever.
Don’t protect farms. Farm them.
2. The Farmer Raided Over 50K Resources
This was the part that really got me worried. Other members of the alliance were sending troops to a player, but the player wasn’t even spending down his own resources to build more troops.
IT TAKES 3 clicks!!! Yeah, it’s not like building troops is so time intensive. Enter barracks… click brackets… click train.
3. Players Sent Reinforcements (Reins)
Why would you send troops to a farm? The person who is being farmed is basically sending the message that: “I don’t want to play Travian more than 1hr/day” and “if you send troops to my village I won’t feed them (because the resource will probably be raided).
I can’t want to find out what happens with the next MM they send out… this one was a blast. I replied to the MM requesting reins with what was wrong with their request.
The response I got:
Groan. Could have included a little bit about, “pull back and send forth offensive troops” but oh well.