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Travian Catapult Attacks: How NOT to Do it

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So I have a few accounts, one of them is on USX. I’m not doing really well, but I’m the only person on that travian account… no duals. It’s like, my “private account”… actually more like a test account, to see if playing Gaul is actually fun.

Turns out, the answer to this is: it depends, because…

Last night, I made a mistake (who doesn’t?): I sent an attack to a village without faking all of the other villages belonging to that player and in so doing, get to say “bye bye” to a good chunk of my farming resources:catapult attacksSo the lesson here is that when you’re attacking someone who has a few villages, it’s always best to:

  • Fake catapult attack all the other villages
  • Make sure all the fake catapult attacks arrive at the same time
  • Probably a good idea to have scouted all the villages as well (unless you’re planning on sending the catapult clearing wave to a village you did not scout)

The attack is a little bit interesting since I did send a catapult clearing wave to get rid of the troops that were in the village… but my goal, at least initially was to make a farm out of the village.. not to say “goodbye” almost 1600 troops. Oh well.

I’m not sure why, but this season of USX has been extremely boring… maybe because I’ve gone out on my own, or maybe because there are less than 4000 players on the server. Travian is just not quite as popular as it used to be, and I think I know why… but that’s subject for another blog post.

Catapults always make things a little more interesting… only in this case I didn’t use them!

Travian Farming: Looting Up Resources From Other Players

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Travian Farming

For a lot of players, farming is one of the most effective way of getting resources. Sometimes, you just can’t depend on your own resources so you would have to find other sources for wood, crop, clay and iron. Travian farming is when you raid villages, usually smaller than you to loot their resources. In Travian, you can’t just go on farming without a certain strategy. Otherwise, you’ll end up meeting an enemy you wouldn’t want to be making.

We will look over some strategies on how to farm and how to find a village to farm. Raiding villages for resources is necessary at times especially when you want to speed up progress. It will take time though to master the art of raiding but with experience, I’m pretty sure you’ll get there.

Strategies on How To Farm

travian farmingNow, one of the very first things you have to do when you go on Travian farming is to look for the village to raid. Best way to start is to look for a village with a population of 2. Villages with a population of 2 usually have no defenses, not even a wall. So to start, you would want to attack villages like that. Although, small villages will also come with small reaps. That’s okay. Start small in Travian farming and then work your way up to bigger villages as you progress as well.

Villages with a population of let’s say less than a hundred, like maybe 40 or 50, these guys are most probably farms if the rest of the neighboring villages already have more than a hundred population. Trick in picking a village to farm is to look for the villages that are behind in progress. So checking for their population and comparing them with the rest of the neighboring villages can be a way to choose a village to farm. Also, villages with small populations tend to have less or zero troops at all. They make excellent farms and you would want to target them.

One tip I can give though is that when you’re not yet ready to farm a village, you can raid oases but do not raid oases with nature troops. Usually, you don’t get a lot of resources from oases and having all of your troops killed for less resources is really not worth it. You can raid an oases though if you bring your hero along but having the hero equipped with cages. Otherwise, just don’t because it’s a waste of time, waste of troops and resources you get will not be that much. Attack an oases that has no nature troops.

Take note though that these are not always applicable. There can be villages with more than a hundred population but could be abandoned or for whatsoever reason has really poor defenses. You can raid them. Travian farming can be a lot of work but it all really pays off when you do it right. Make sure you explore more villages but take extra caution if you’re doubtful. If ever you are doubtful, send scouts. That’s always the most effective way to check if a village has troops or a good defense. Let your scouts be like a “checker” to check if a village can be farmed or not.

Protecting Yourself

You may be farming others but these other players can fight back. Always remember that. They might be small but some can actually take the time to build troops and get back at you. Or some may be wiser than you thought. For big villages, do not scout them. These big villages probably has scouts on their villages so if you scout them, they will know that you’re targeting them. You might just make an enemy. Always make sure there are scouts in your village. Send troops to scout other villages but always make sure you have scouts left in the village. Don’t send them all out.

Before you begin your Travian farming, make sure you have build up defenses. When you start Travian farming, you will never know that you have already made an enemy and it may come as a surprise. So before jumping in to Travian farming, make sure you will be able to defend yourself if ever some players decide to attack you back. Protect your village, protect your resources and make sure you have defenses. It’s the dumbest thing to do to jump in to Travian farming without setting up defenses.

Of course, my village is being farmed!

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I guess for a new player who’s just starting out, you really can’t avoid being farmed. When I checked my reports today, oh my gosh! Pages and pages of raid reports! I just don’t know how I’m going to react. I ditched my past account because it was hopeless because of the number of raids it was receiving and now it’s happening all over again! History repeating itself! How terrible! I don’t know what I’m going to do. But I do have an edge. It’s not a hopeless situation this time. There is still something I can do to turn things around.

First of all, I can still upgrade my buildings and my resource fields. I can use it to get up on my feet. With higher levels, I have higher capabilities which I can use for my advantage. Although, there might be a problem with building enough troops to get my army going. Right now, I’m incapable of building a huge troop but I guess I’ll figure it out somehow. If now, then I guess I’ll just puppy dog face all the raiders to get them to stop attacking me.

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At least I’m glad that my progress has not been hindered by the attacks yet. I’m proud to say that my village is in good shape. My main building at level 10, my barracks now at 2 and my granary and cranny are at level 5.  Pretty neat, huh? There’s really nothing to it. As long as you have your goals set and you know what you should do, you can do it.

My resource fields are also doing very well. I have all fields now producing resources and all I have to do is continue upgrading them. Let me say, upgrading and leveling up is really a great strategy for beginners. It lets you build that strong player within. I bet in no time, I’d be able to do my own attacks and be able to fight off my attackers. I’m so positive about it!

My hero has just got her health in full. So I sent her to a dangerous adventure to a Natarian village and yes, you’ve guessed it. She earned attribute points! That’s right! More Off and Def bonus for my pretty hero. It’s definitely exciting! Soon, she’ll lead my battles toward great victory!

Upon doing a bit of research, I read that beginner’s should start attacking inactive villages. I think that’s a really good place for me to start if ever I want to finally jump into attacking and raiding. Although I still don’t know how to find out if that’s an active player or not but villages smaller than me would be a good target. I also need to attack an oases if I wanna get things going so I suppose I need to work on that too.

Not much pressure?

Oh no. It’s pressure alright. That thought that I have to finally do an attack. It’s like training, not troops, but myself. Oh man! I couldn’t feel more nervous about it. I mean, it’s very unpredictable. Yes, it’s exciting but it’s scary at the same time. You can never know what this will all lead to. It’s a gamble. You win, you gain. You lose, you lose a lot! Not only resources were put in but also time, lots and lots of time! If I make a mistake, like a huge one, it means that I wasted to much of my time and effort. We really don’t want this to be more of a loss than a gain, right?

But at the end of the day, it’s all still a game. You can either win or lose and sometimes, all you can do is hope for the best. But I suppose if you work hard enough, there’s actually a great chance for better things to hope for.

Uh Oh…. I THINK I’M BEING FARMED!!!

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Keep calm and…..trav

…calm and…

…PANIC!!!

That’s it. I had enough. If these attacks are really coming, I just don’t care anymore. They’re farming me and I can’t do anything about it. How can I go against 15 ATTACKS?!

This is just ridiculous! I have no idea what’s going to happen to my village when all these attacks actually come. I might just lose everything, or worse, the entire village. I’m tired of keeping my troops and resources out. They still get away with their raids anyway. Everyday, they keep on increasing and I keep on transferring my resources and it’s just useless.

I can just lie down, try not to cry and then cry a lot but I won’t. It’s all too silly and I’m currently in the position of not being able to fight them.

Farming in Travian

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So I recently found out that if someone frequently raids you, what he’s doing is farming and his farm is your village.

I didn’t expect that there’s actually a name for it. I thought he was just taking advantage of me, apparently, that’s what you do if you go on farming. In Travian, farming means to raid a village for resources and no other reason. You go back to that village often to raid it to supply more resources to your own village. Yes, you gain resources in your own village but you can get immediate and large loots when you go raiding. For many players, farming is the main source of resources. If you’re the one doing the farming, this is a really good way to gain resources but if you’re the farm, you should protect your resources.

There are ways in which you can avoid being the farm. Build crannies to hide your resources from attackers. For beginners who still have Beginners Protection, it is highly recommended to build a cranny before it ends. When your cranny reaches level 10, you can then build a new one. Remember, a cranny cannot be targeted by catapults. It can help you so much so remember to keep upgrading so you can build more.