Hey travian gamers, since I don’t post on the weekends Elvis has asked that I introduce him so he can share some love with the blog. You can read all about him here.
The following is a post by Elvis…
My Travianistic Morning – Just Out of Bed!
No matter how bad of a night’s sleep I get, the morning always excited me because it’s that time of day that I get to log into my Travian account and spend resources on anything I want. I can:
- Build TONS of troops
- Host a Party
- Level up my Residence
Sometimes I can do all three of these.
First I host a party, then I build troops, but I don’t use all my resources, then I level up my residence or transfer resources to another village to do the same.
The Travian Oasis Fail – What Not To Do
But today, was different, as I was looking for a good oasis to use up those (17x) cages I just plundered with my hero, I saw this:
As you can see, here we have an oasis that hasn’t been occupied for some time, as it’s inhabited by animals (literally). That’s fine. But in the oasis’ reports section there are 3 attacks in the same minute… that have red swords! Each of these attacks looks like this:
I have no idea but I’m hoping someone is going to slap me across the face and tell me to wake up and realize what is happening in this oasis is indeed normal… because I have no idea.
Going on to the second part of this post…
How to Know You’re Doing Things Right in Travian
Right, so there are a few litmus tests that you can do to see if you are on the right track with your quest to avoid getting raided. Put differently, here is how you know it’s time to demolish your crannies so you can build a second warehouse or granary:
– If when you login each morning there are no “during the night” attacks on your village.
I’m not referring to a random raid where someone plunders your village with 1000 ECs sent without first scouting. I’m talking about a few raids where you’re losing resources and other players think they can raid you. That’s the problem: They know they can get away with it.
Travian is all about being the bully that bullies all the other players. Of course you don’t want to make a personal enemy out of an egotistical account ranked #13 who feels its their mission to “teach you a lesson” but you do want to be raiding very regularly.
I’m Gaul, and I have:
- 4 Farm lists. I think everyone on the map that is smaller than me, is on that farm list.
- 4 Farm lists that get used at least 3x each every day.
This is the idea… use your farm lists every day. This accomplishes 2 things:
- Of course you get more resources. But more importantly,
- You make it very difficult for players in your SW/SE/NW/NE area to grow into a formidable threat.
That #2 is really important. Don’t worry about losing a few TTs when you raid someone.. that’s not the point. The point is you’re destroying their pitiful parties of troops so that they don’t grow into a large force that is out of your control and poses an actual threat.