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The Curse of Kamikaze – Disband the Travian Army

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The art of the disband has been around for ages. Fifty odd years ago the Japanese realized that a system of exchange where one person was sacrificed in exchange for the death of a whole boatload of people was a worth swap.disband

While a troop type does not exist in Travian where the one solider dies and takes 100+ more with them, the concept of a suicide mission does exist in the context of saying goodbye to your army and looking forward to it (hopefully).

This has happened to few of us,  so it definitely deserves some mention.

If your army is trapped during an attack (Gauls have traps), on  the rally point you can see there is one option “Dismiss army”. By choosing this action you put your army in “kamikaze mode” and disband it.

As Gaul, things are a little different. When you capture the enemy’s army, you have couple of possible outcomes:

  • A) Peace negotiations – To try to negotiate the release of the army (possible to be pulled question of damage compensation).
  • B) Inform your alliance about the situation and ask them to organize a synchronized attack from several sides to release the prisoners.
  • C)  Sit down and cry – the Travian Manual never resorts to this!
  • D) “Release the army” – This is much better option, if the enemy doesn’t want to negotiate because the army consume food resources.

There is also a D1) option – Leave your army trapped because, if the enemy doesn’t kill them, they will start to eat his resources after 3 days of being captured.

After all, as you can see, the LAST option is to put your army in “Kamikaze mode”!!

In my experience – Good synchronized attacks (which ended ingloriously for me) was when my 19 heroes were trapped in Gaul village in neighborhood . My ally used a diplomatic and tactical approach. He warned the Gaul enemy,  and sent fake attacks, but defender took everything so seriously that he released the troops.

That was the risk.

Initially my personal favorite was to disband the army. But considering diplomacy and your overall goal to instill fear into your enemy, I eventually realized that this was not always the best solution.

When you attack Gauls, don’t ever, ever try to raid them, just attack them normally.

When you attack normally, and you have more army then Gaul got his traps, the army who didn’t got trapped will release the trapped army and everyone goes back home. Now, if you try to raid Gaul, and you have more army then Gaul got his traps, the army who didn’t got trapped will NOT release the trapped army and prisoners stay.

Travian Interview with the Cheda the Butcher

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An Interview with Cheda Worth Referring Back To

Cheda the Butcher is famous player and an active member on the .rs Travian domain.  Cheda is also the founder of the alliance called cheda“Bitange”.

I have the unique privilege to interview Cheda asking him some questions about his experience with Travian. Interviewing top players is something I’d like to do more often and if there are questions that you guys would like me to be asking please let me know in the comments or by hitting “reply” on the email newsletter.

I try my best to answer every email message sent in. Don’t be shy! Please send in a message and tell me what kind of information you want from these pros!

Ok, without further delay, let’s get into the interview. I have included my questions in bold.

How did you find out about Travian, Cheda?

Many of my friends started to play the game. I was reluctant to play, but eventually gave in because there was so much opportunity to work together.

Do you still play? 

I play but at a lower intensity than I was playing 3 months ago. For now I’m playing on RS2 and I help on an RS5 account evenings.

Which Tribe is your Favorite and Why? Do you Prefer Offensive or Defensive?

Teutons have always attracted me. What I like the most about them is:

  • Their plunder bonus
  • Rapid development at the beginning,
  • Large amount of military

I still play a lot of active accounts. It was quite logical. I think I’ve always been offensive though thinking to play and a serious one deff account and see how I will be successful there or not.

What Are Your Biggest Successes in Travian? Which Do you Prefer: Tear down, defend or build a wonder of the world?

My greatest successes in Travian are gaining a lot of friends, I have a dual called Pop (3 servers on the the same acc) who is able to cross the 600 kilometers to see other Travian players, like me.  I play Travian with the almost same team for over 3 years.

Another achievement that I am proud is that I have created an alliance called “BITANGE”  which is perhaps best know on the RS domain. There are thousands of players who have worked with my alliance.  That’s what makes me proud.

I prefer to tear down other people, construction has never attracted me even though I have sitted a couple WWs.

Would You Say There Are People in Travian You Can Safely Call Friends Outside of Travian?

Of course, I think they are the only reason I have played Travian for so long.

What Is Your Opinion of Travian Games?

I think they are doing a great job. They are very good at keeping a vigilant eye on the cheaters in the game and their punishments for cheaters come swiftly making the game fun for people who play by the rules.

What Advice Would Give to People who Want to Get Better at Travian?

I would say two things. First, you want to make sure you know how to understand the game. Second, make sure you respect others. Winning is important, but not at “any price”

Winning lasts for 1 round. Respect is eternal.

The Dirtiest Travian Gold Hack That Works Every Time

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Back In The Game With The Travian Gold Hack

I’ve been playing for the last few weeks, warming up my talent and getting the hang of the game and have discovered a travian gold hack worth sharing.

This blog gets about 10-15 subscribers per day (in the form on the left and various other pages) which comes with a certain responsibility. I get questions from players; there are some basic questions and some good technical ones that I’d like to help out with.

One of the questions is related to a common problem: You need to delete your account, but there is still gold in the account. Normally you could transfer the gold that you purchased, but if you did not pay for it (with money) then transferring it can become a problem.

So the question becomes: How Can I Transfer my Un-purchased Silver and Gold to Someone Playing on the Server?

Cheaters Never Prosper

The problem with a lot of players in Travian is they think running multiple accounts is better than properly managing one, solid, well planned account. Untrue.

 

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With the travian gold hack you need to remember that this is not for people looking to run multiple accounts and transfer gold between them. In fact this trick is not for:

  • Scripters
  • Botters
  • Disrespectful Players
  • Terrorists
  • Freeloaders
  • Kitten Killers

The travian gold hack is for players who want to transfer gold to their friends, their allies or other actual players on the server.

So how does this all work?

The Travian Gold Hack Exposed

Silver can be transferred to other players via the “auction house”. Game rules do not prohibit any auctions by themselves and therefore this trick in full compliance with them.

We need two things to make this work:

  1. travian gold hackTransferring the gold to silver
  2. Finding someone to play with you trust.

First you transfer all your non-money purchased gold to silver.

A player puts one consumable item (ie. ointment) or item that he does not need up for auction. Player B places a bid for that item in the amount of [number of silver from you – 1]. You put an offer for all the silver you have. Wait until the auction ends. After that, player A will get all the silver.

Please note that if you recently played through the same computers / PCs with the player you want to give silver and gold that are not purchased, you will not be able to see each other’s auctions. In this case, the only way to transfer silver and gold through the intermediary  in a manner similar to the above.

Hoards of Useless YouTube Videos

People post YouTube videos, and things like that to make you sure there is “hack for Travian, silver and gold”,  “cheat for Travian”, etc. From my experience: I’ve tried them all. None of them work.

I know they don’t work because I tested them on a separate computer and every one of these tricks ends up hacking your computer and installing malicious software on the computer.

Use the Travian Gold Hack to play the game and have fun, screw the scamming videos, they’ll just make your life miserable and give your enemies an advantage you don’t want them to have: lack of focus!