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Needs Based Upgrading in Travian

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Needs based upgrading in Travian is about leveraging time and your immediate needs so that you can stretch your resources as far as possible. One of the most common problems in Travian is that every player needs an unequivalent amount of resources to across the four categories to upgrade buildings, fields, and build troops.

For example, a Gaul player needs more clay than iron. So if they log into their account in the morning and build as many TTs as possible they will have < 1200 clay and a lot of iron left. At this point there is very little the player can do in this village except maybe trade some iron for clay in the marketplace or use gold to the NPC tool.

Anti Needs Based Upgrades

One upgrade that addresses this needs based resource problem is the main building. needs main buildingAs you can see in the picture on the right, the amount of resources in one category is very similar to the others. Of course crop is always lower since the building upgrade costs hourly production of crop as well. Maybe this isn’t the reason and I’m just really dumb because I don’t know the real reason… but this is the best conclusion I can make.

needs small partyAnother anti-needs based “build” is a small party. I’m a big time party-er in Travian. If I partied in real life as much as I do in Travian I would have no job, be delusional about life and totally suck in Travian. Fortunately the resource structure of the small party is fairly equal across the wood/clay/iron resource cost.

As an aside, I kind of feel like the iron resource in Travian needs to be replaced with alcohol. It just makes more sense that alcohol would make a better party than iron. And it kind of applies to the other upgrades as well…

… training a soldier cannot be done until he takes his first class of mead. Right?

… settling a new village could not ever be done without drinking a lot of alcohol… I think. Anyway…

The Way of the Needs – Barracks

The best way to use a needs – based strategy for building and upgrades is by looking at how you are using up time. I have 2 examples.

First, we have the barracks. Umm, here is a picture for you:

needs barracksMy barracks is currently at level 15. I have the resources to upgrade it (thanks to the NPC tool and my rich parents) to level 16 which would train troops faster. But look at my queue.

Needs based upgrading would ask the question: “Am I going to waste the extra resources spent on the upgrade by not training soldiers in my barracks for a few hours each day?”

A player who answers “Yes” to this question needs to focus their resources (thank god for feeder villages and farms!) on building up a consistent queue of phallies in the barracks. It’s like running taking up a new sport such as squash and purchasing a $1,500 racket. The question that goes with that racket is: “Will I be playing/practicing squash every day?” or “Do I have sufficient experience with other squash rackets to be able to appreciate the difference this one will make?” or “Am I experienced enough to justify purchasing this racket?” Whatever the question is… it probably doesn’t justify the “upgrade”, much like the barracks upgrade.

Oh Shit!

Ok guys, I have to head out for an emergency (I’m human after all…) will finish this post tomorrow. But you’re getting the point, I’m sure.

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.

Winner Mindset: How top players make it

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Introduction

A lot of new players find struggle in getting the hang of the Travian game. I remember when I first started out when I had no idea what was going on. I didn’t know what would happen if I do this or if I do that. It really takes time to learn although for some, it may come as a piece of cake. But if you’re one who is willing to change ways and perform at your best, then there are some things you have to deal with about your mindset. A winner mindset will get you going and these tips I’m going to give you will help you get on the game.

I know these because I have experienced them. It is not easy to be a beginner in a game because you know there are a lot of experts that could bring you down. It’s really a tough battle but with the right strategy and the right mindset, you can make your way to the top.

winner mindsetWinner Mindset – Tips on How To Gain Momentum

  1. Don’t say, “I’m still new and I’m just learning.” You’ve been playing for a month or two already and yet you still say this? Even at the start of your game, don’t say that. Yes you’re new but you need the winner mindset to make things happen. Saying that you’re still new and you’re just learning will bar you from seeking expert techniques. You’re constantly thinking that you’re a newbie so tendency is that you’ll stick to the beginner’s tips. It’s good to learn basic strategies but you can’t stay in them forever. It might be hard for you at first to understand expert techniques but if you won’t push it, then you will not progress.
  2. Don’t say, “I wish there won’t be so much raids.” Reality check: Like it or not, there will be raids. You can’t just hope and pray that raids won’t come. Do something that will make raids in your village unsuccessful. A winner mindset will always tell you to act on something instead of wishing it’s not there. The raids will come and they will keep on coming if they’re always getting resources from you. You have to defend yourself against them. Work on your defense and work on your crannies. Make sure you have troops. Protect your village, most especially your resources, from the enemies.
  3. Don’t say, “My village can’t develop because of the constant farming.” This is in continuation to the previous one. Again, it’s a crime to not build up defenses. If you won’t defend yourself, enemies will continue coming. But just because they continue coming, doesn’t mean you’ll just give up. What do you want to do? Start a new server all over again? And if you’re again being farmed? Will you just stop and then start over again? Do you really want to stick to a cycle like that? Someone who is up for the win don’t think that way. A winner mindset will always tell you to figure things out. Find a way to solve the problem, not avoid it.
  4. Don’t say, “I still don’t understand that strategy so I’ll just not mind it for now.” If you think like this, you’re the problem, not the game. The game is not difficult, you’re just making it hard for you. You have to understand how things work. The better you know the game, the better you can play. You can’t just wait for a miracle. This is a strategy game, you have to figure out a strategy. Devise one if you must and if you can. Saying that you will skip it will definitely cost you a lot of time and it will make you lose progress. By the time you’re ready to learn it, you’re already way behind.
  5. Don’t message a player to stop attacking you. Okay, maybe for some, this is effective. But please, begging for mercy from the enemy? That is just ridiculous. Someone with a winner mindset definitely knows to have some pride. It’s so small of you to ask the enemy to stop attacking instead of working on defending yourself from them. And then what? You’ll offer to give resources in exchange for not attacking you? Yes, you’re not being farmed. You’re a slave. What if you can’t send anymore resources and the enemy attacks you, what would you do then?

winner mindsetBe The Winner

No matter how hard it can get, remember to keep in track of your actions. Through this, you will learn. By learning, you can improve. Don’t settle and be content by being just a player. You would want to be so much more. Only then can you say that you have truly enjoyed playing.

Fixing My Village: The Mistakes Done and Their Solutions

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Fixing My Village

There have been a lot of things in the past that has caused me lots of problem in Travian. If you have been following this blog, you would know the problems I have faced such as the crop shortage problem, the constant raids, and even the stalker problems which brought destructive attacks in my village. The economy of my Travian was also at possibly it’s worst state ever which caused problem after problem after problem. I know these are all results of crucial mistakes done and I am to blame for them

I do admit, I made poor decisions. Hey, I’m not much of an expert yet but I am trying my best to learn the game and understand it well. This way, I can make sure that I’m on the right track and to be honest, I have never gone this far ever before. So I’m actually proud of the things that I have achieved. If ever I start a new server over again, I’m pretty sure my progress will be faster since I have learned a lot from my experiences in this server.

But now, I’m on the process of getting my village back on track. The mistakes done won’t hold me back from getting my village back to a good condition. The raids have cooled down, I have dealt with the stalker and my resources are well protected with my 3 crannies so my worries about raids are no longer that scary.

Step by Step Process – Mistakes Done and Solutionsmistakes done

Here, I’d outline the mistakes that I have made and the solution that must be done to get things back on track. I’m hoping that this mistake list will help you guys not make the same mistakes I’ve done.

  • Keeping resource fields behind – This mistake done is one mortal sin if you ask me and trust me, it’s one you wouldn’t want to make. You can take the tip I gave you yesterday which I am now doing.  I’m on the process of applying it and my resource fields are now looking good.
  • Not investing on defenses – Of all of the mistakes done, this is one of the biggest. Beginners and “small time” players are the usual targets of raids. They are the ones who usually end up as farms. So as early as the beginner’s protection period, invest your time and resources of building up defenses. Protect your resources as much as possible. When you’re continuously raided and the enemy raids are successful, they will see that you have poor defenses and you can be sure that with the loots they can take from you, they will keep coming back. Once they do, it will be very difficult for you to get back up since you will no longer have the resources you need to build up resources. In other words, don’t wait for things to be too late before you start to realize what should be done.
  • Making enemies – If you’re a player who is still not capable of building an army in a short period of time, DO NOT invest a lot of time to build a big army and attack a big player. As tempting as it can get, try to avoid revenge on a player you know can create a big army in just a day or two while it takes you more than a week to top his troops. A mistake done like this is a very bad decision and you will end up making an unnecessary enemy. Not unless you are capable of keeping those troops in great number each day, don’t piss off a big player. You will be defeated before you can even counter his attacks.
  • Staying idle – Sometimes when you see that you have done a lot already in your account, you could feel content with the progress you’ve made which in turn causes you to take time to chill and relax. It can be very tempting but remember, the big players are not stopping and so should you. You may think you’re good enough but you’re not. As long as there is room for improvement and there can still be upgrades to be done, do it. When there’s nothing else you can upgrade in the village, then build a second one. Never let yourself be idle. You may relax now but once you’ve gained frequent raiders, you may not be able to relax anymore. Tendency, you’ll just give up hope. Mistake done like this could be irreversible so as early as you can, solve it!

Learn Your Way Through

It’s natural to make mistakes, we’re not perfect after all. But, be sure that you take action immediately. There are mistakes done that if you dwell in can be beyond repair. Do your best and learn your way through the game. There will always be a way to make things better. You just have to find it, solve the problem, get better.

Travian Resource Fields: How To Manage and Level Up Each Field Efficiently

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Resource Fields

I am pretty sure that most of you have noticed that the higher you upgrade a resource field or a building, it gets more expensive to upgrade even further. In the case of your resource fields, you may not be able to gain back what you have invested if you cannot manage your fields well. That is why there I think this tip about resource fields upgrading can be very helpful. You must always upgrade the lower level fields first.

Pushing Further – Wise Management

resource fieldsBear in mind the tip that I just gave you. Your resource fields must always be upgraded evenly. This is to make sure that you actually gain from upgrading your resource fields. Although there are building that will help you yield more resources but you might want to keep in mind that you need to efficiently gain resources. It is a bad idea to keep upgrading one of your resource fields more and more but then leaving behind other to a lower level. Make sure you upgrade your resource fields, wood, iron and clay, evenly. This means that you will make sure that they are not more than one level higher from each other. You will not be gaining resources effectively and it may cause you problems.

Early in the game, resources are crucial. This is why it’s important to protect them from raiders. This is why we build crannies. Now that you have resources and your resource fields are producing them efficiently, you can then push it further. Once you have built a second village, you can send resources from your capital to your second village so you can keep upgrading your resource fields. This is a very effective way to make sure that you will have enough, possibly even more, resources that you need.

Special Buildings

There are special buildings that you can build to help increase your resource production. For wood, you can build a Sawmill. For clay, you can build a Brickyard. For iron, you can build an Iron Foundry.

Now keep this exception in mind. Once you have, for example, your wood resource fields all at level 8, then upgrade one field to level 10 and then build a Sawmill. This exception is applicable also for your iron and clay resource fields.

Crop Fields

You may have noticed that I didn’t include crop in the previous discussions about upgrading the resource fields. This is because there is a difference in the way you should upgrade your crop resource fields.

Crop is very important and it is a resource that you would want to effectively make sure is producing abundantly. Troops, and in cases of Gauls, prisoners, consume crop. In the past, I have experienced a terrible problem with crop shortage because I have left it behind in the upgrading and I had troops and prisoners consuming crop regularly.

For crop, this is how you would want to upgrade it for better production. Once all of your crop fields reach level 5, build a Grain Mill. Upon completion, this is now what you have to keep in mind. Upgrade your Grain Mill for every level you upgrade you crop field. For example, you are now leveling your crop field to level 6, then level up your Grain Mill to level 2. Crop field to level 7, then Grain Mill to level 3. And this will go on until you reach level 8. Once all crop fields are at level 8, upgrade one field to level 10 and then by this time, you will then build a Bakery. Level up your bakery up to level 3 before proceeding to level up your crop fields to level 9. After all that’s done, upgrade your Bakery to level 4 before proceeding to upgrading your crop fields to level 10.

Conclusionresource fields

These are the best strategy you can do to maximize resource output and make sure that production is efficient. Always bear in mind that resources are very important and you would want to make sure that you do everything you can to effectively produce resources.

The Dilemma: Training Village Settlers But Having To Deal With Raiders

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The Dilemma

The past few days have kept me busy about preparing to build my second village. I have been spending so much time and effort on upgrading resources and my residence (palace). I did so much to work on it and I have been doing on the side is researching new troops. Oh, but speaking of troops, I just found 36 TT’s from adventure which is just fabulous! Anyway, back to the topic, I have been taking care of a lot that would help me start working on my second village.

village settlers

As you can see, my village is now starting to look good and is in shape. So I am now ready to expand but the problem is I’ve been having too many raiders lately. Obviously, raiders are a problem. To expand and grow, you need resources. To build a second village, you need to train 3 settlers. I went to my residence to train village settlers but then, they are very expensive to train!

village settlers

I really didn’t expect them to be this expensive. Now, I know the solution is simple. I need to improve resource production to be able to train village settlers. The problem is the raids keep coming and I now don’t know if I should ward them off first or start working on the second village. I can’t just do both. That would be very difficult and I might make the wrong move.

Trying to Solve the Matter

Well, since the raids are hindering me from progress, I know I need to counter them. One of the raiders is my stalker. So what I did was send him a message. I am hoping that we can build a friendship again so that he’ll stop attacking me and may help me instead. Let’s hope for the best after I sent him the message. For the others, well, I have no other choice than to be train troops and protect myself. Since I don’t have enough resources to train village settlers yet, I guess I might as well use them to train troops instead so I ward off attackers and somehow be able to buy time for me to upgrade my resources and warehouse. I need more  resources to be able to train village settlers.

With my current actions, I suppose you could say that I would have to delay my plans on building my second village. Right now, I have no choice but to let it wait. I think the best thing I can do here is make sure that I will have enough resources to train my village settlers so that I can immediately use them. Village settlers can be killed during an attack so it is not ideal for me to build them one by one knowing that I village settlershave attacks coming in regularly. I have to take care of the attacks first before I train village settlers. Losing one settler is a very big loss since they use so much resources upon training.

Work Needed – Village  Settlers and Resources

It seems like it’s still a pretty long way before I can get the construction of my second village started but I can take this time to improve my village. There is no sense in just waiting because I have to get things going if I want to make sure that my 3 village settlers will be ready and I can finally have them trained and used. It seems that I have my work cut out for me so I better get things going.

This is where you see how important defense is. You can’t just always get back against your enemy. Fight them every time they attack you. That may not always be as effective as you think. Sometimes, the best way to keep enemies away is that to make them see that you are of no  use for them. No matter how much they attack you, there are no resources they can take. They cannot get anything from you or they lose troops whenever they attack your village because your defense is rocking the house. They will eventually leave you alone because they know that it’s no use and they need to improve.

Tip of the day: Keep your defenses rocking.

How Not To “Fake (FAIL) it Till You Make it” in Travian with Oasis (Bonus: And a Pro-Tip)

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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:

  1. Build TONS of troops
  2. Host a Party
  3. 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:

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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:

go-oasis-failWhat is the point of faking an oasis that is owned by nature?

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:

  1. Of course you get more resources. But more importantly,
  2. 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.

New Game Strategy: Raid Defenses the Gaul Way

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Raid defenses

Gaul Tribe

One thing you have to know about Gauls is that they are best tribe for defense. They are clever in defending not just the village but also their resources. This is the reason why a lot of players would be hesitant to attack a Gaul village. One reason is that Gauls have traps. They can capture your troops and that could be a loss for them, weaken their force and an increased chance for you to lose. Another advantage a Gaul can have is that their crannies could protect a larger amount of resources compared to other tribes’ crannies thus allowing them better raid defenses.

If you are planning to be a defensive player, then the Gauls may be the best choice for you. Since my tribe is Gaul, I can make use of these advantages to get back on my feet and defend my village. As you know, I wrote an article yesterday about the recent crisis I’ve been facing. So today, I have a new strategy in mind to prevent this from ever happening again.

Enemy Raids

As you know, raids are one thing you cannot avoid in Travian. You would really have to deal with them and there is absolutely no way you can avoid ever getting attacked. Surely enough, you can’t simply send a message to every attacker telling them to stop. Raid defenses are part of the game and being able to so is one of every players’ priority.

Luckily for me, I don’t have raids coming in everyday. But I have to admit, today has been quite tough. I received 9 raids today and it made my “getting back up on my feet” more difficult. Not only do I not have the crop to bring my hero back and improve my resource fields but I no longer have enough clay and iron. What a pain! I planned on reviving me hero today and sending her back on adventures today but it’s no longer doable. I wanted to train troops and teach that raider a lesson but I couldn’t. I feel so helpless right now.

New Strategy

So now, here’s the new raid defenses plan. Since I will be needing to increase my resource production, I need to protect them and constructing a good raid defenses plan will work great. I’m a Gaul. It should not be a problem, right? This is what I plan to do. I need to build more crannies. Probably, I’ll build 3-4 more to protect my resources. Maybe, I would be able to protect 10,000 resources. That’s the aim. But in order to build more crannies, I would need to upgrade my current cranny to level 10. Once I do, I can then build another cranny and the process continues.

When that time comes, I’ll be sure to protect my resources and no raid can ever bother me anymore. I need to do this. I can’t afford anymore loss. It’s already a miracle, more like a blessing, that I only have this much raids coming in and they’re not there everyday. I was actually expecting more but I’m lucky to have minimal attacks. But now, I’ll be sure to do things right and my raid defenses working well to protect my village. No more clumsiness. I can’t believe that a single mistake like this could lead to so much damage.

Wise words to remember: Even the tiniest flaw could cause the most devastating damage.

Travian Update: Attacking an Oases and Trapping Prisoners

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Some things don’t always go the way you want them to. There are things that are just way out of your hands and the only thing you can do, adjust. You have to think of a solution to every dilemma you are in. Moping and complaining about it just won’t help so you have to view things in a different perspective to see a different way around the problem. Playing can be like that; not just life. Well, for some players, playing is life.

My Travian is doing surprisingly well today. I finally collected my rewards from doing tasks and it has helped me do both improvements and troop building today. I have finally upgraded my trapper and I can now put 22 traps. 5 of them are occupied actually. It did work and it captured some of my enemies. Sad thing though is that the last troops I built all got killed but I had enough resources today to create 17 troops. My trapper has caught some prisoners and I have no idea what to do with them. So as usual, I did some forum reading and found that I can have them ransomed. So far, that’s the only thing I have found and I don’t think that’s going to work well with me. Why? It’s because I only have 3 from one player and 2 from another. I don’t think that’s very valuable. Besides, I don’t have a marketplace yet so I can make exchanges. I also still don’t know how to set them free. (Haha!) I’m going to learn that eventually though. So let’s just wait for the perfect timing.

Currently, my troops are attacking an unoccupied oases. Since it’s one of my tasks, I had to do it. I’m not hoping much from it since it’s an attack on an oases that has nothing in it. They might just come home bringing nothing but rats. Well, at least it can increase my hero’s experience a bit. After this, I might give attacking an oases with wild animals in them and see how far my troops can go. I guess with this, I can see how much I’m capable yet as of now.

I have also bid at an auction. Still, this was part of a task so I did it and I got my hero a Helmet of Healing. It looks pretty cool on my hero. Cost me 100 silver and it’s my first time making a purchase like this. I think I might be bidding more when I find some things interesting.

You could say that a lot has been going on but I say this is just the beginning. Finally, we’ll start to stir things up!

Advice From A Beginner

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Just a few more minutes left and my hero is revived.

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I can start sending her onto new adventures again. I don’t know if it’s right but I’m kind of happy she died. Waiting for that health to boost back up to 100% actually takes a longer time than just reviving the hero. Although it would need resources but if you have a lot, then why not? I think it’s a good strategy to just let the hero die and revive her to get back on the game quicker. It’s a lot faster which comes in with the convenience of not having to wait days for the health to reach 100%.

I’m still working on upgrading my fields and my buildings. With my village, I think after getting the barracks to a level 10, I might be able to start attacking. But before I can do that, I have to level up my resour3es first. The more resources I have, the more troops I can build.  Maybe when I’m ready to do attacks, I can start on attacking an oases. Well, since that one is also on my list of tasks that I have to attack an oases. That’s a good place to start before I can go looking for players like beginners or inactive ones to attack. I also need to research on that as well since I still don’t know how to find out if the player is either a beginner or inactive.

Pretty much, I still got a lot to learn but I guess that’s part of progress. I would also be glad to tell you that attacks or raids coming to my village have lessened. Isn’t that just great? I just hope I didn’t jinx that. Well, I am hopeful that if ever the time comes when I will start to be a target for players to farm, I would be more prepared to face them. Better yet, I would be capable of handling some enemies. Oh, how proud I would be when that day comes. So, I have to keep focus that what I’m doing today would lead to that goal. It’s really important to have your goals set right from the beginning so that every move you make coordinate with one another. You wouldn’t want to make a complete mess of stuff and it will be such a big waste of time and effort.

My suggestion is to create a game plan. Although it’s just a game and you can go all crazy if you want but if you want to play well, you somehow have to take some things seriously. From the very start, determine what kind of player you want to be, either a defensive or offensive player. And then from there, you think of a step by step plan on how you can achieve that. For example, in my case, I want to be an offensive player. I want to attack and conquer. So what do I do? I focus on improving my troop force. I invest my time on getting the buildings I would need to research troops. I would prioritize doing things that would benefit my troops. The options go on. That’s how I think is the best way to get things going. With this kind of strategy, you get to save time and resources. You can get to your goal faster when you have things well planned out. Remember, Travian is a strategy game. Pretty much, the player with the best strategy rules the game. It’s great to learn from other players but it’s also good to learn things on your own.

I’m not an expert yet so I won’t give much advises. I’m still a beginner learning my way through this game. I just wanted to share with you guys what I learn on the way. It’s great if we all share experiences so we can also learn from each other aside from learning through experience.