Boy, starting a new village sure makes your hands full of work to do. So many buildings to construct with so little resources so time is of the essence. I suppose at this stage, you really can’t settle for one task at a time. Right now, I’m doing as much as I can.
My new village only has a Main Building and a Rally point. I took some time to upgrade my Main Building and it’s currently on level 4. I have just finished building my Granary and I’m now upgrading it to level 2. I want to make sure that I have everything done right before my Beginner’s Protection ends.
Of course, while waiting for my buildings to level up, I always send my hero on adventures. The more, the better! It will help gain more experience and increase the skill level of my hero. Like I said, you really can’t waste time. Do as much as you can while you wait for building progress.
Once my Granary has upgraded, I’m going to build a Cranny. One thing I learned is that every beginner should prioritize building a cranny. When the beginner’s protection ends, you wouldn’t want your resources be swept away by enemies. You would have nothing left to upgrade or build troops or practically anything. There’s nothing to do when you have no resources. A cranny will protect and hide resources from attackers so it’s very important to have it on the top of your priority list as a beginner.
Beginner’s usually have a guide or a list of tasks to complete and it’s found on the lower right part of the screen. Looks something like this:
This list can help you know which to prioritize and it will also help you explore what every beginner should check on playing Travian. Make sure to do what’s listed there.
Oh! One more thing is that beginner’s don’t have complete resources. Go to your resources and check which needs developing. The list of tasks can guide you. As you can see on the image I posted above, it says there “Iron Mine.” That’s because I don’t have an iron mine yet so I will need to upgrade it to Level 1.
Let me show you how my resource fields looks like right now:
Now, I’m already upgrading an iron mine since I’ll be needing it, obviously.
It’s okay to not get everything done immediately and you really can’t expect things to go smoothly always. Try reading and researching. Reading from forums and discussions will help you see what others have experienced. You can also read blogs and articles. There are good content in them and you’ll find help there whenever you need it. Although, you cannot expect very valuable information to be freely available. If you’re into it, try getting yourself a manual. It will help so much. I mean, no “newb” player could ever publish a book about a game, right? It has to be someone who has probably played all his life and be a real expert at it. You can find gems in books and it will help A LOT!
For beginners, this can actually help for now. I’ve been reading Travian Wiki and there are a lot of practical information there that you can get for starters. Not much but it’s good for the meantime.
Travian can be really fun. Been playing it for a while and I’m sort of getting the hang of it. I know it’s not like most games that are all action with all the awesome graphics and the shootings and blow-ups and all that exciting stuff but I assure you, it can be just as fun.
What’s great about it is that if you’re a busy person but don’t want to leave the fun life, you can definitely squeeze in Travian in your time. Progress continues without you actually playing it. You can still do a lot. That’s the beauty of time-based games.
I’ll get back on you guys tomorrow for more updates. I’m pretty sure many more beginner’s like myself want to know how my progress will continue so you can also see what others experience and what are the differences from yours. We can all share the fun together.
Anyway, here’s my hero. Hope you guys think she’s pretty because I do. She looks a bit fierce, doesn’t she?
Keep playing guys!!!