Posts by <Accord >

    That reminds me of the time i made a kingdom, invited all the noobs around in, got another one to merge and led it successfully to the 2nd-3rd spot in rankings.

    Then i got bored around WW time and kicked everyone out and killed about 1 million of their troops on my villages alone.Aboslutely ruined their game and frustrated the noobs to the max.

    Good times.So much fun!

    I like to get myself into a new kingdom,gain their trust (lots of experience,battle skills and big gold spending etc) ,gain as much access and insight as possible and eventually get sitter rights to the duke(s) or even king that is low on time.The accounts with big number of troops are also a good sitting choice.

    And then a few weeks in switch to all defense ,stack def troops untill max capacity and turn against my new team.If i'm sitting some players then send all their troops(off or deff) to raid me in small numbers(20x1000 troops for eg ) .That's some juicy cheap def points right there :D:D

    Then i send an angry message complaining for the attacks.Usually they blame the other dual/sitter(one time they kicked and catapulted a sitter haha).Untill they figure it out i'm sometimes able to sit another poor soul who's short on time and do it again haha.

    When the drama is over and they figure it out my lies and deception the fun part starts.I love a bunch of angry noobs sending their armies in an uncoordinated manner against my villages,with little to no faking at all.Slaughter,slaughter ,slaughter.

    Since i cannot do that to preformed kingdoms it's usually a very weakly organized kingdom and usually i manage to kill their armies.Of course they finally adapt and train enough troops and manage to destroy me by sheer force but that takes a lot of time and it usually weakens them to the point of irrelevancy. Size doesnt matter,one time i was against the no. 3 kingdom and managed to resist untill 1 week before endgame :D:D

    Anyway,i'm a good teacher.Those who go trough the ordeal against me become wiser in every aspect of the game .And i have fun!Win-win i would say.

    So you agree that it has been reduced to only being a griefing tool?

    I rather see myself as a Robin Hood type,someone who puts a stop to the greedy 1 click farmers(sometimes clicking it every 7-10 minutes for 24 hrs a day...yeah!) looking to get an edge over the regular player without any risk whatsoever.

    Griefing is only a side-effect and mainly because the type of people who want resources without any effort is the type who cry the most.

    Try scouting and active searching for farms for a change.Show some skill,have some fun.Stop being(or using) a robot :D:D

    Or maybe cause it promotes multi usage? Nobody wants to waste their own def so they might consider using a multi.

    That's quite an assumption.Just because you wouldn't do it doesn't mean nobody does.

    One server i spiked and killed about 1 million troops and got 1st Defender place.Not only i used my one and only account but i've also spent 600 euro+ on gold to achieve this.It was sooooo much fun.

    Guess what,some people love spiking just as much as you love clicking the farmlist send button :D

    P.S:Altough it was quite a slaughter i DID NOT have a significant impact on server's end or any impact whatsoever.Spiking IS NOT a game changing mechanic so apart from pissing off some laughing stocks like you it's just a personal playstyle preference .

    And in order to do it profesionally,on a server side scale (i was reinforcing between 100-400 farms a day,training and losing 10x villages worth of lvl 20 rax + stable troops) it's extremely time consuming.Just try to do it to see how much fun and work it is ^^

    I also was best defender on a speed server as a teuton.They can pump out defense very fast in both rax and stable so IMO they are one of the 2 tribes suited for defense along with Gaul (yes Praetorian are good but their training time is horrible+ no defensive cavalry).

    Just set troop villages and train 24/7 in both Rax and Stable.Used to do it in every other town.

    However,your success will greatly depend upon your situation awareness and making good calls at the right time.And some luck too.I was blessed to be positioned between two fighting kingdoms.

    I double-crossed them both of course and reaped the def points ^^:D

    What is the ideal number, i mean like every 1hour,2hours etc?

    Accord that requires a larger amount of def troops aswell. I do not think i can afforf that, but it sounds really clever.

    You'll get a feeling as of how often you should send troops.You can time scouts before your raiding party hits for eg.I got to the point i knew each of my reinforced farms..i missed them when they were automatically deleted :) But most of the time i'd do it twice a day-that's every 10-12 hours .It's not easy to reinforce 50 inactive and monitor them...

    Oh,and i forgot to mention the main thing:i was 95% defense.Like ,only 1k TTs per every 50k phalanxes/druids.I started with 10k phalanxes and in 3 weeks i got to 300k phalanxes+druids and 5k TTs.I was training phalanxes in lvl 20 barracks in 9 villages 24/24(as a side effect,i also got to be no.1 by population).Lots of people hated me but nobody wanted to risk losing a couple hammers over it.

    Also i was buying a 700 gold pack every other day.Spent like 400 euros or more on that server.But it was so much fun :D

    That's guaranteed income and you get to piss off sooo many people.And i was alone,imagine doing it with a bunch of friends.

    Or do like i did a couple servers ago on comx:

    -Look for inactives over 100 pop

    -Reinforce them and wait for the resources to pile up(don't forget to send scouts too)

    -Send raids to each reinforced inactive and retreat your defense a few minutes before they hit

    I was doing it with about 50-60 big enough inactives to matter and i was top raider(top 1-3) for a few weeks until i got bored :)

    It's even easier now that killing troops in inactive villages don't give def points..nobody knows what a douchebag you are :D:D

    Do you think experienced players make for good kings?

    I built a kingdom to top3 once just to sabotage it from the inside.I abused the trust of a sited account and sent his army against a short tempered semi-inteligent(haha) guy.Chaos! Shock and awe lol!

    After they weakened each other i kicked them all and killed 900k of their troops on my walls(just to be no.1 defender lol).Some of them trusted and had a lot of faith on me.Not my business - we just had different goals!

    So a few prestige points mean squat.It's a cruel world boys out there.Just pray you won't be abused by someone like me :D:D:D

    Sorry Faust Paladin it must be really tough to see that whatever you do there's no chance to win as the game is fixed .

    The game has so much potential yet the staff seems hell bent on ruining it.Everything they do is against common sense and hurts the player base.Such a pity!

    Good luck mate!Who knows,maybe someone will wake up and make this game fair!

    I totally agree...useless and cowardly kingdoms like BM should have no place in Travian.They are toxic and hurt the gameplay and ruin it for eveyone!

    Keep it simpler guys!Don't let the zombies win!


    (Wtf?I smoked some really,really weird shit tonight!I only know BM= bad lol)