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Farm Chiefing – How to Deal with This Problem

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Hey everyone,

Every now and then someone finds my email address and contacts me with a question! Thank you for finding me… not sure how that’s done because my email is not publicly declared anywhere. But I think I should, at least, have a “contact” button. So I will add one.

Last week someone asked me about this scenario:

farm chiefingThe questions was:

With so many farms getting eaten up by chiefers, how can one raid in the end game?

Farm chiefing is definitely a problem that takes place a lot after the artifacts have been released. There are two ways to overcome this problem:

Allied Front on Farms

The alliance leader can always identify certain village with brown boxes. These boxes serve as “undiscovered farms” that need to be cleared, crop locked and turned into farms. The look like this:

farm chiefingHave your alliance leader identify these villages and send out an MM asking everyone to clear and start farming them.

Worried about the alliance repercussions? Don’t worry. Just have the alliance focus on the players with 3-4 villages or less. No one is going to mobilize the entire alliance for a player who isn’t even using gold… unless there are sentimental ties/reasons for this.

Chief Enemy Farms

When a player chiefs a farm they are basically telling the world that they are not capable of dealing with the real enemy (maybe their primarily defense) and they don’t want to “rock the boat”.

It could also suggest that they don’t have a dual, and are not online 24/7… which is so much the better since you can find out when they are not around (by sending them messages) and then beating the shit out of them when they are offline.

Oh Chief! Oh My Chief! Travian Chiefing

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What is Travian Chiefing?

In Travian chiefing is a great thing. It works like this: You build a village and I convert it over to my side by reducing the loyalty of the people of that village.

Their loyalty is what keeps them on your side. When that travian chiefingloyalty reaches 0%, then the village becomes yours provided you have an empty slot in the village you are travian chiefing from and you have sufficient culture points.

The Sentiment of Travian Chiefing

For many players, chiefing takes too much hassle. Gotta get the academy to 20… gotta get the residence to 20… gotta research it and have to train the senator. Booo

But the join of travian chiefing doesn’t come from stealing, much like catapulting someone’s village. The joy comes from:

  • Saving yourself time (since you don’t have to build)
  • Saying You’ve Done It

Travian Chiefing: Time Saving

Sure it takes time to upgrade those buildings, but the marginal increase of time is not really that great since you’re going to be clicking the “upgrade” button at some point, anyway… might as well be upgrading the academy.

And the act of chiefing a village does save time. You don’t have to travian chiefingupgrade all those fields manually. Nothing is more frustrating than upgrading those level 0 crop fields that take less than 5 minutes, but then forgetting to go back to the computer and do the next upgrade and letting 5 hours pass by. The other fields are a pain as well.

Unfortunately upgrades need to be done again. I don’t think upgrades are carried over to the new village owner. Obviously the troops aren’t carried over either… although I don’t see why they wouldn’t be, from a “real life” perspective. Wasn’t Rome run by the mob? Whatever…

Saying You’ve Done It: Travian Chiefing Facebook

Everyone knows that facebook only really exists so that friends can show off to their friends the cool things they’ve been doing and maybe… just maybe, their friends will get jealous.

And so it is with travian cheifing. Someone who does it a lot likes show off. But they also get emotional about it:

travian chiefingand

travian chiefing“I have just been settling” (pun…). Poor guy, he’s been settling all the time! Settling for settlers. What can a body do?

And then wait for it…

travian chiefing Tadaa!! “we’ve chiefed 1 village I am pretty sure”… the classic facebook show off. What reason could there possibly be, for telling me that he has chiefed a village?

To show off.. the classic FaceBook show off moment. Ha ha ha.

Now, if you will excuse me, I need to go back to my Travian account and deal with that 2% loyalty village up there before the village owner comes back online and fucks it all up!

Honorable Chiefing in Travian

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What is Chiefing in Travian?

When you’re in a top alliance, the entire map is your sandbox. There

are far more mid-level players that you can manipulate than you’ll ever know what to do with.

Good news for that, since the preferred method of expansion in the game is to steal entire villages. This is known as “chiefing” … which as my word processor advises me all the time: is a word that doesn’t exist!

The process is quite simple. You need to:

  • Bring your academy to level 20
  • Make sure there is an available slot for expansion in your village
  • Research “senator/chief” in your academy
  • Build one in your residence/palace.

Expensive? Yes!

Fun? You’d better believe it.

The only problem with the process is if you chief that belongs to your alliances’ farm list, once you get the village you’re going to continue getting farmed. There are few things that can be done to make the process an easy one.

1. Don’t defend the village

Simple! Once you get the village, don’t put troops in it. Your “friend” in the travian alliance are more than likely unaware of your chiefing and are still raiding the village because it’s on their farm list.

By removing your troops from the village you give them time to remove the village from their farm list once you have sent out a mass message to the alliance asking them to do so.

2. Make a Nice Travian In-Game Message

There is nothing more annoying than someone sending you a message with coordinates, and then you have to:

  1. remember them…
  2. type them into the map screen

This 2-Step process is harrowing, especially if you’re using an iPad/iPhone to play the game. I see this time and time again. Just last night:

chiefing

How the hell am I going to remember those coordinates if I’m talking on the phone while sitting on the bus on the way home from work? I won’t…. and so playing Travian becomes something that requires excessive mental energy to play… well, not Travian’s fault. It’s the sender who sent the coordinates.

A better way is to link the village by inputting the coordinates in the message so that when someone gets your mass message, all they have to do is click on the “in message hyperlink” and check to see if your village is on their farm list:

chiefing message

That blurred green in the message is actually I hyperlink.

Much easier :-)