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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.

Travian Alliances – The Power of Reinforcements

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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.

The Invitation

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!travian reinforcements

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:

My friend,
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:

  1. He Was Being Farmed
  2. The farmer was getting a lot of resources
  3. 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:

reinforcements travian

Groan. Could have included a little bit about, “pull back and send forth offensive troops” but oh well.

Be strong. Build an Embassy. Join an Alliance.

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travAn alliance in Travian is necessary for survival. It allows you to team up with other players to defeat enemies. You can ask for help in battle if ever you get attacked. When you start playing, it’s important to get into an Alliance as soon as possible. High ranking players can easily wipe you off with less or even no damage at all. You’ll be picked on by other players if you are weak and have no alliance to back you up. So instead of growing, you’ll be a feast for the “big boys.” Good luck with that.

Best way to avoid loosing so much is to be a part of an alliance and to be able to do so, you’ll need to build an Embassy. You can’t create or join any alliances of you have no embassy. A level one embassy will allow you to join an already existing alliance. If you are already a member of an alliance and you lost your embassy, it won’t get you out of the alliance but you would not be able to transfer to another alliance.

The embassy is a prerequisite if you’re planning to build a palace. The higher your embassy level is the more will the size of the alliance grow.