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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.

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!

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.

Announcing the Travian Dating Site OR Travian AU2 Stalking?!? – Funny Vibrator Story

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Online games are fun, aren’t they? Not only do they provide entertainment but they help us make friends. What’s great about it is that you get to meet people in different parts of the world. I remember the time when I was still in high school and I played Gaia Online a lot. I got to meet there a friend from France. We chat a lot and exchanged interesting things about ourselves and our cultures. We got to be friends for a while and of all, she was the best friend I made online. For some, it’s fun to find someone from the same country.

When you find someone from the same country, you tend to become friends easier. You talk and share personal things with each other. You could even team up with that person if the game allows it. It’s always fun to be making friends but sometimes, you can’t avoid meeting a creep.

Meeting Someone

I was going about my usual routine in Travian today. I checked reports, sent my hero on adventures, upgraded buildings, upgraded resource fields and training troops. I check messages if there are any and these past few days, I had been exchanging messages with someone. His first message was asking me where country I’m from. He noticed my username and village name was in our native language so he hunched that we were from the same country. So, I told him where I’m from and it was all exciting knowing that we were from the same country. We continued to exchange messages asking personal things about each other since it’s not that of a big deal in our culture to immediately ask personal questions to someone you’ve just met. He asked from which part of the country I was from. It would’ve been fun if we were not far from each other. I know a lot of people from Clash of Clans who flock into one clan because they’re from the same city and they set up meet ups so they can meet each other personally. But apparently, our places were a plane ride away so it’s pretty far.

The Awkward Part

It was all nice and friendly at first. He even apologized for attacking my village twice. So I guess that’s one less enemy. But then, he asked of my age. Of course, I didn’t gave it to him immediately. I told him I was shy. By the way, I know he’s a “he” since his name included an indication of his gender. So he told me how old he was and in return, I told him mine. He lied to me about his age because he thought I’m already old since I said I’m shy about my age.

The next message then shocked me…

He was asking for my number. He asked for my Viber account. Here in our country, it’s like a texting/chatting app. To ask for someone’s Viber account means to ask for that person’s number. I know it could sound weird because it sounds similar to a vibrator and if I wasn’t concentrating, I would’ve misread it since I don’t use that app. So when I read that message, I really didn’t know how to respond. My brain was still processing the thought that this guy could be flirting with me. The next message confirmed that since it’s content was asking me if I have a boyfriend. He was also asking for my personal Facebook account. It’s weird. It’s creepy. I didn’t know how to respond.

Here’s some screenshots of our conversations:

"ano pala age mo and may viber account kaba?" Translation: what's your age and do you have a viber account? **To ask for a viber account is to ask for a person's number
“ano pala age mo and may viber account kaba?”
Translation: what’s your age and do you have a viber account?
**To ask for a viber account is to ask for a person’s number
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“Aw haha huli ka! 34 lang ako hehehe ** yrs tanda ko sayu, may bf kaba? Sorry ha matanong” Translation: Oh haha got ya! I’m only 34 hehehe I’m only ** yrs older than you. Do you have a bf? Sorry I’m asking so much questions.

After some thinking, I responded by showing him I was a bit upset that he lied to me about his age because I was being honest. I think he thought I was trying to be cute and girly so he was kidding by telling me that if I no longer reply to his messages, he’d attack me. I’m trying my best to keep it cool. I don’t want him to think I’m interested. I’m even seriously thinking of toying with him. (Yes, I can be a bit evil.)

The Wait

I’ll try to keep up with his “flirtiness” and try to see how this will end up. I can decide to toy with him and make him think I’m interested. I could also just completely shut him out. The only advantage I see with this is that if I can manipulate him, I can get him to give me resources and troops. Might as well use it for my advantage, don’t you think?

I don’t know if any of you guys have experienced the same thing but today went a little weird for me. I also don’t know if this happens a lot on Travian. Maybe with female players, it could happen. Guys would drool over gamer girls so I guess that’s not to wonder.

So, what do you guys think?

Adventurous Travian Dual “Couples”

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home-slider-trivianEvery year thousands of teams set out on the journey to play Travian on one of the speed servers. For some, it is the best and most reward journey they ever go on. But for others, getting along with sitters and duals is a constant source of contention.

So what is the difference between players that make it to the top 10 and duals that can’t break the 100 ranks and end up hating each other?

The stresses with playing Travian are inevitable – the cost of gold, the first few days, the seemingly never ending troops to build and move around. This is all to be expected since everyone starts their Travian account from zero and builds it up.

To help you better understand and navigate the process of dealing the duals and keeping each other organized, I have made a list of the top 3 “dual relationship” strategies that have worked for me.

BUILD A STRESS MANAGEMENT PLAN

Your ability to manage the stress that comes with playing Travian is more important the more duals are playing on the account. When someone experienced a stressful moment, due to too many attacks coming in or losing too many villages… or even playing the game takes too much time out of their personal life, they tend to get dramatic and want to quit.

This is why you and your duals need to develop a stress management plan that includes organization and delegation so that everyone knows what they have to do on the account. Making duals responsible for various activities is a good way to achieve this. Creating a “daily account management routine” is another great way to accomplish this.

It may also be a good idea for duals to take time off from playing Travian. Rather than rotating through 4 people on the account, why not give one person a 4-day vacation so they can come back refreshed? This method often works very well with duals who are from an older audience and who have personal lives outside of Travian (work, kids, relationships, etc.)

LET TRAVIAN OFF TIME, BE TRAVIAN OFF TIME

Spending time away from Travian should be taken for what it is. It should not be a time when you are logging into the game and checking your villages one last time before going to bed.

Discussing travian related issues or secretly playing the game when your spouse/partner is around is a great way to agitate them and make them think that you “love travian more than you love” them.

When you play travian with your duals, it’s also easy to turn your bedroom and personal life into an extension of the game. Just remember that as harmless as this may seem, it actually can wreak havoc on the intimacy of your relationships outside of Travian.

KEEP IT PROFESSIONAL

When you play Travian with your duals, it’s easy to fall into the trap of treating your duals like your subordinates. But just because you are playing an account together as a team doesn’t mean that you have to be the boss and bitch everyone around. Travian is, after all, all about teamwork.

Keep in mind that you are running a large account that requires someone working on it 24/7. You can keep things going smoothly with your duals by:

  • Saying “please” and “thank you”
  • Not blaming your dual when something goes wrong on the account.
  • If you are talking over the phone, don’t interrupt!
  • Be mindful of your language, don’t swear too much
  • Give your undivided attention to your duals when you are creating a strategy

Keeping your relationship with your duals professional does not need to mean that you are being cold
and distant toward them. It simply means being mindful of what you are saying/chatting. By treating
your duals with respect, you will create a gaming environment that is more fun and healthier for everyone.

Travian: An Addicting Game?

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According to scientists, it’s human nature to be competitive. It actually helped us survive and even excel. We have this subconscious need to be above others, to be outstanding. We want to be the best but some may not be willing to admit it. Games that trigger competitiveness have the tendency to be the ones that become addicting.

For the competitive Travian comxand critical thinkers, Travian is a great game to play. It lets you think about each move you make, what strategies to use and how to run a village. Let’s you experience the power of becoming the leader and the conqueror. You learn to make use of what’s available and have it work at its fullest capabilities to do something in order to achieve the a goal. You learn to interact and build strong alliances to help you conquer enemies. There’s more to Travian than meets the eye and it takes a lot of game play to appreciate. Nonetheless, Travian triggers the mind to think in a manner that’s wise especially in decision-making.

Sometimes, playing games is a great escape into a world we could only dream about. The only difference is that we play to create our own little world where everything goes our way and we get the feeling of excitement. It’s not just something we do for fun but it’s also something that motivates us. Efforts are never in vain. You may lose, but you get learn how to do better next time.

Enjoy every Travian game you play. Build, produce, fight and win!