Your title suggests that this is for a strong start, but it is honestly a compromise replacement for those that know they won't put in the effort required for a strong start.
Well once we start making things "OK for casual" you can say pretty much anything.
That hammer melts on a WW ditch, could aim at MB but certainly not a WW late in.
@ApT#EN thank you for the flow-chart on how to win the game until now I had no idea.
No, this is a terrible train of thought truly believed by far too many in the community.
Troops are critically important from your first village.
I keep seeing it everywhere, just building villages up and have no army - you're just building up someone else resource gain not your own (or not providing enough def for your team, and once your kingdom gets cracked you're all farms anyway).
And if you intend to play pure offensively while also not significantly raiding you're already making a huge mistake.
Beginners aren't having small armies all round because they didn't sim properly. That is last in the list for sure.
There are very good reasons to limit your population.
Population is honestly the most useless statistic in this game, and the fact that it provides you your key rank in-game leads to a lot of wasteful efforts and misleads beginners entirely.
Simming is certainly not the most important aspect of this game.
Building the rights things at the right time, particularly early is important yes, but building for population and CP alone is wasteful.
Based on this guide I am a bad player. Uh oh.
While it is not the same to ruin a whole village, it is still insanely damaging.
Taking out a bunch of level 18s alone can be enough to completely diminish the effect of a key enemy for the end game.
Should still be unique to both of you regardless.
As I recall, in Travian Classic there was a certain limit to the number of players in the alliance
Forcing alliance to form sub-alliances
The smaller players are transferred to it as penalty for default
It means you can establish sub-kingdoms
but at least only 100member will take the medals
You kinda answered your own problem.
You can't stop people from teaming up even if you stop them from joining under the same name.
Many of us might recall one infamous server with TONKA1 -> TONKA∞... I'd agree that was a bit cancerous.
Having said that, top gov numbers rarely win this game, always down to quality of players and having enough of them.
Pointing at groups of players and blaming them for playing together in a coordinated fashion is just plain dumb. That is the main draw-card of Travian since first release.
It is only in these dying days do you see threads asking for it to somehow vanish (which is a laugh).
The real problem is dilution of quality players/teams and there is only one solution - less servers.
There is not enough competition or players around for the amount of servers there is.
The other elephant in the room is players are walking away from the game.
BM has never been anywhere near close to that large.
I think the point was to make it so you can't have a large amount of waves on the same second. However, they could just add a second delay after every 3/4 or whatever they want.
Yes, it totally make sense to have a cropper as first village and settle it next to a WW or next to 150% oases.and with the upcoming update your king can easily move you to the perfect spot. and that just ruins the game. what happened to the good old days when you had to destroy a enemy cropper's residence to conquer it?!!
The new relocation on test will not let you relocate a 15c to replace a non-cropper tile unless that tile is a 15c.
And no, the cropper is not your first village, it is your second. You destroy your first village in the strategy you have mentioned.
Stop chucking a hissy fit because you've returned to the game and it is not 100% what you remember. I'm from pre-legends too and I didn't come to a whole new game expecting it to be 2006 still.
There are ways to not suicide your first village and settle a cropper close to you even quicker than is in the guide.
I think it's not fair for the rest of the server, and now i have to do it, just so i don't lose the cropper next to me to some cheater
It is fair, there is a huge amount of sacrifice involved.