Registered with Travian a few weeks ago and I find that this simple game, can be very addictive. This is how my kampung looks like in Travian Malaysia.
Travian is a browser game featuring a world with thousands of other real players. One begins the game acting as a chief of a tiny village. It is an award-winning German massively multiplayer online browser-based strategy game developed by Travian Games GmbH.
Not as complex as ‘Civilization’ and you don’t have to concentrate too much like ‘Command and Conquer’, but you will find that once you start playing Travian, a few hours of your life will be gone just like that 🙂 It is also one of those free online game that does not require a very powerful PC, in terms of processor and graphics card. You don’t even need to install anything (or pay anything) to play the Travian game.
Interested? Join me, I am on the Malaysian Speed Server. The town name in the picture is hidden for my own safety. I don’t want to be attacked so soon.
In Travian, you have the option to start out as either the Romans, Teutons or Gauls. I chose the Gauls. The main reason is that the Gauls are the most peaceful of all three tribes and it is very easy to defend. Gaul’s cranny is twice as big as the other tribes and troops are the fastest in the game.
Why is a bigger cranny a factor? To hide all of my resources. When there’s an attack, the more item I can stack into the cranny, the more I save.
Travian Starting Guide
Travian does provide a tutorial right after you register an account. The best thing to do is just follow the quests. By the end of the quests, you are required to choose whether you prefer war or economy.
Your choice. I don’t have any preferences on this. As for tribes, you can choose either of these – Romans, Gauls or Teutons. I am playing as Gauls.
Starting on a new Travian server
If you start on a new server, you are lucky as everyone else is like you. The best thing to do is to start increasing your clay, wood, wheat, and iron. Concentrate by that order and at the same time, build you your barracks and create about 20-30 of your basic units. At this stage, you should begin farming those around you immediately or you will get farmed. Yes, increase your resources level to get more resources and at the same time, farm other villages to get more resources.
Starting on a not so new Travian server
If the server has just started about a month it is still ok. It will not be a big problem for a newbie but never starts on a speed server if this is the first time you play Travian, even though it started yesterday. Unless you can be online every day for more than 3 hours.
Anyway, if you are starting on a not so new Travian server, start with at least two crannies and upgrade both to level 10 while increasing your resources as the order above and building your barracks. Take note that if you are attacking, ignore the barracks, but concentrate on the crannies. Crannies will protect your resources from being farmed. Gauls hold twice as much as other tribes.
If you are not being attacked, then build barracks and then troops and then attack.
You should upgrade all resources to level 5. On a normal server, you should also consider upgrading your main building first. This upgrade will speed up the building of all other buildings.
Build residence first. Go for level 10 so that you can build your settlers and open a new village. How to manage all these, that is for you to think about.
Travian: How To Find a 9C or 15C
I was looking around for tips on how to find a 15 cropper. A manual way without using any scripts. Using a script is illegal, but I don’t think there’s a way to actually prove that a crop finder was used. If you have never used the script before, don’t. It’s no fun when you cheat, even though it is only a game.
I found a simple one from one of the thread in the Travian forum. See the quoted section below. I used the same tip last week and found one. Take a look at the picture. There are two 50% crop oases, and right between the two, there’s a 15 cropper.
Read the tips:
I give u some guide how to easy find 15c. There are a couple of reasons why I decided to start this guide:
Many new players have a hard time finding good 15c’s, mainly because of the difficulty, and so they use the forbidden crop finder. I want to let everyone find a good 15c fast without cheating.
I had yet to write a guide, so why not?
I found a 15c with 150% Oasis Bonus only 40 squares away from my original location within 30 minutes, so I’m really excited to let everyone know how to do it!
First of all, you must remember to NEVER GET FRUSTRATED AND START CHEATING!
And here’s how to start.
You must sight your eyes on the 50% crop oasis. You must always look for it! With that said, let’s get on to the SEARCHING.
Searching for the perfect 15c.
There are four arrows at the BOTTOM RIGHT corner of the pages with the map, where you can see villages. Click on one of those arrows. By clicking on, say, the arrow pointing to the bottom left, your map will move 7 squares to the bottom left. This is very important, as you need to be able to speed around the map will ease.
As you click around the 4 arrows and see one or more 50% crop oases, STOP. Click the center map on the oasis, then search around the oasis and find another one or two crop oases that are close by. If the two, or even three if you’re lucky are in the same 7×7, start clicking on regular valleys that are also in the 7×7. If it’s not a 15c, center map, and repeat. Search around until all possible valleys in the same 7×7 as two or more 50% crop oases have been clicked.
If you failed to find a good 15c, repeat the above procedure. It can get repetitive, but that means that you won’t have to think much, and just search.
I know this is a short guide, but searching for a 15c with the right procedure can be very straight-forward.
I kind of just put all my thoughts down, so I think I may be missing something. I crunched everything together…so it seems short and missing…if you see something I’m missing, or something you would like to add, please comment!