like the one whit Hun and Egyptian race, do it at test server, collect data, balance. repeat until ready for non test servers.
Those two races are already in legends, cant u guys just use their files for the races whit some tweeks to fit more into kingdoms?
Agreed. Travian Kingdoms started at 2015, and veteran players such as myself are bored doing the same things for 5 years. There has been some special game worlds such as Halloween, which I appreciate the effort. Art work for it such as zombies and night view looked refreshing, but gameplay-wise there was nothing important.
Adding 2 new tribes on the other hand, brings more variaty and more strategies to the game. I know a lot of friends who would return to the game just to try them out.
2 new tribes (Huns and Egyptians) are already established in Legends, they are more or less balanced now. Travian Legends and Travian Kingdoms units share the exact same stats of attack, defance, speed, carry capacity and training time. Only difference is unit costs, Kingdoms units cost no crop and slightly less overall. Therefore it is easy to implement them in Kingdoms with some cost adjustments. For example, maceman is proportionally not as cheap compared to other infantry because game worlds finish earlier in Kingdoms, feeding troops is therefore easier which is the disadventage of maceman. Similarly, slave militia cost can be adjusted such that it is not as cheap as it is in Legends. Most other Hun and Egytian unit costs would be fine as they are, if they are scaled down similar to other tribes.
As a summary, bringing 2 new tribes to life is a lot easier than it sounds.(I am assuming adding code for the new tribes is trivial and bugs can be fixed in future.) It mainly requires 2 things:
1. Unit costs should be scaled down easily as explained, which can be balanced in later patches if necessary.
2. New art work for the new tribes.(Buildings, units) Seing what Travian Kingdoms team did with Halloween game worlds, I am confident that they can do this with similar effort. No need to be very creative, as the designs are already there in Legends. They are only needed to be slightly redesigned to fit into Kingdoms art direction.
I am not hopeful new tribes will arrive before the game is dead, but in my humble opinion this would be worth the investment for the future of the game.