Travian Fever Across The World (Browser Game)
Posted by Hari Saryono on 23 March 2009
Haven’t got Travian Game Fever?. Don’t be late, because Travian now is the most popular Browser Game. First time hear Travian?. You must be kidding. There’s much advertising banner telling you about it. Just click and you’ll landed to Travian Village
What is Travian
Travian is an award-winning German massively multiplayer online browser-based strategy game developed by Travian Games GmbH.
The game’s developers drew roughly from Classical antiquity and particularly from the Roman Empire to create a predominantly militaristic real-time strategy. Along with three English versions, and the original German version, the game has been translated into over 40 other languages, and has over 3 million players and over 250 servers worldwide. In 2006, it won the Superbrowsergame Award, in the large games category.
Travian is programmed in PHP and runs in most modern browsers (such as Camino, Firefox,Internet Explorer, Safari or Google Chrome). Travian was also the first game of its type to be playable on mobile phones. When played on a mobile phone, it uses Java.
How To Play
The player starts, as a leader of small village with one building, the main building, and some fields, where resources are produced. After some time, when enough resources are collect and economy starts to grow, the player can build barracks and begin to recruit his army. The army can be used to attack other villages, neutral oasises or defend yourself.
The aim of the game is to increase population and to control as many villages as possible. After a certain amount of time, further buildings and concepts are introduced, namely the introduction of the wonders of the world. The game ends when a player has finished constructing the wonder in a Natar village.
There are three tribes, the Romans, the Gauls, and the Teutons. Each has their own characteristics and an appropriate style of play: the Romans having a balanced set of attributes, the Gauls being largely defensive, and the Teutons geared towards a more aggressive style.
The game is heavily geared towards cooperative play. In fact the only likely way to win the game is through cooperation with an alliance. It’s nearly impossible for single players to win, but an alliance can win together.
Resources can be traded between players, and towns can be reinforced with another player’s troops. An in-game alliance feature is also available, providing the main catalyst for strategic play within Travian; players join and fight together from mutual benefit. Within an alliance, players can view attack and defense information for all alliance members, and also benefit from improved communication tools such as mass alliance-wide in-game messages.
Since the maximum number of members in an alliance is 60, ‘wings’ tend to form as an alliance develops. Splitting into wings entitles having multiple sub-alliances, often with similar names, acting as one alliance but in different areas of the game. Wings may not fight and destroy each other due to the friendly fire rules. Players in the same alliance may attack each other, but this would be considered treason. Towards the end of a round, different alliances often join together, resulting in larger coalitions (meta alliances); other diplomatic agreements include non-aggression pacts (NAP) and confederations.
Each Travian server ends with the "end game" sequence. For normal servers it ends after about 300 days, and for speed (3x) servers, it ends after about 100 days. After this time has elapsed the Natars, a vicious tribe controlled by the computer, are released. As the players on the server begin to build the Wonder of the World, the plans of which they have captured from the Natars, they meet resistance. With every five levels that the Wonder is built, the Natars attack the villages containing the Wonders until level 95, when they will then attack upon the building of every new level. The first alliance that builds their World Wonder to level 100 wins the server, which stops and restarts after some time. Then a new game begins.
Tip and Tricks
Travian Crop Finder
Travian crop finders is a kind of programs which is served to search specific area-fields on servers you play. Fro example, you need some cool 9- or 15- crop fields and don’t wanna look at the map for long hours. At the moment there are many different crop finder’s for travian. Some of them are online and works from servers and some offline.
Online Crop Finder is here
Travian Game Utility
TGU- Travian Game Utility – is a utility designed to aid the player of Travian (www.travian.com) to do game analysis. This covers: population densities, troop travel time, book marking towns, creating notes, clan analysis, etc. Download here.