Posts by Scorox

    We welcome both groups and solo players to apply to join. We are looking for players who have a mature and tempered mindset, and who strive to reach the top of the scoreboards. Your, and your groups, overall experience in Travian Kingdom is of lesser importance as we have plenty of veterans to teach and guide new members. Your drive and dedication to learn and to be a good teammate is what matters.


    Trinity is a union of several Veteran groups of Travian Kingdoms. Today we stand 70 members strong, with most of us being long time veterans. Central to our culture is the strive to be the best in all we do. Equally important to us is an atmosphere that is mature and helpful. We believe that King/Duke/Leadership roles are to be held temporarily by those members currently most ambitious for results and have the capacity skill- and time-wise to serve the Kingdom most actively and competently at a particular server. Just like true Teutons we only care about efficiently cursing our enemies, not pride or prestige.


    Apply to Rexx, in discord Rexx#1498 if you want to take part in the evolution of our international organisation built on meritocracy and group-unification


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    We never intended to do that and neither did they, they just wanted to play with us at that time, as many others who joined.

    Throughout the years our core of 10-20 people remains the same growing and shrinking slightly every server as people come and go, kingdoms are disbanded and merged left and right, our biggest change was the name some servers ago:S

    Ok! I just did not find it fair statement to say that Trinity was formed to "make sure to get a server win".


    All the best to Shrugg (many thanks for last COM2 together), and all the best to Trinity.

    Im aware of all those reports :D You need to remember the forum is for bantering :D

    Im sure that with +40 more off players we could also siege Hive' ass back to the stone age but as I stated before, this round, we didn't merge up with several other good teams to make sure we got a server win :D


    But no one have question whether you did or did not merge with some other groups this round. Nor, i can imagine, would anyone from Trinity judge you if you did. Sure, the forum can be a place of bantering, but that does not rule out displaying episodes of being happy things works out well for others. To the point, just because your merge with the french did not work out well last COM2, there is no need to bash Trinity for having a good time. Travian needs more viable teams ;)

    Just addition, VK should be able to build Palace too (not just king), otherwise when attacks start coming - kingdom will simply delete Kings village as only possible place.

    But current VP setting should be reworked too... in order to win, you have to be big. Or rather, being big makes win much easier.

    Yes absolutely. I just brain stormed that out really fast just to give a general idea what could be done :)

    Thank you Georgi for creating this thread.


    The foundation for my suggestions could probably be separated into 3 categories.

    a) Embracing the fact that "Travian like" games are inherently very competitive in its fundamental core. I feel that there has been a disregard for this fact by studying the direction in which the last couple of updates have trying to move the game towards. Instead of embracing this fact the development seem to have been trying to ignore it and brute force the game into something that it inherently cannot ever be.. and in the process making each category of players unsatisfied.

    b) There is a lack of facilitation for new players to learn the game to a degree at which they can engage in this heavily competitive game. The game mechanics are getting increasingly complicated, and its fair to say that to fully know the ins-and-outs of this game one need about 4-5 servers played (some at a leadership level).

    c) There is a lack of facilitation for new players to be able to play at a the highest competitive level. The game have instead opted for introducing features that protects players if they are not able to engage in the competition and/or are able to learn the game mechanics fully.


    Based on the about "ground-work" I love to see the following features being worked at.

    1. Weekly contests in writing "sections" to a new official game guide. There needs to be an Official game guide explaining all the rather non-intuitive mechanics of the game, such as Moving Treasures, What happens when both kings goes inactive, What happens when an active treasury is destroyed, etc. etc. Doing deep forum searches for answers is not the most new-player friendly solution. I.o.m. an Official game guide needs to be maintained to not have new players feel to overwhelmed when trying to progress in their desire to become a top player. Let the player base get involved in writing guides that may end up in the official guide, with pictures and tables.

    2. Facilitation for smaller groups is another way to help new players to feel that they are able to progress. I would suggest that the current system of having 4 Dukes and 2 Kings be reworked as these are to a much too large part just passive tax-collectors and not guides and teachers to their governors. I would like to see that especially the Duke part of the game would be reworked so that a Duke could at most have 9 governors, AND that they draw tributes from these in a way that are A LOT more dependent on these governors progression. Right now Dukes and Kings are primarily concerned with filling up their boarders with villages, independently of to what degree of progression these have. If instead tributes would have a higher variance and be determined by the level of development, then the Dukes/Kings would be motivated to continuously teach and motivate his governors. Having small teams of 9 governors and 1 duke could facilitate knowledge transfer and build community and friendship. In essence, embrace the "squad-like" mentality and have that be a driving force behind having new players feel like they get the support they need to progress and learn, rather than pumping the game full of safety mechanics covering them from not being able to learn and being able to defend themselves.

    3. Facilitate and motivate "repeated-server" cooperation and introduce meaningful punishment for cheating. As it stands right now each server is a blank sheet, what ever happened on another server does not matter going into a new server. This I see as a weakness and a missed opportunity for the game. All the "repeated-server" benefits are currently handled outside of the game via players organizing themselves in discord. I would recommend that the small 10 member groups (1 Duke/King + 9 Govs) obtain some benefit from sticking together across servers and not obtaining punishments for cheating and other actions that are against the rules (at which point the buffs can be removed). An example would be that after a server the group sticking together always obtains 3 randomized buffs that will be attached to the team. Hence sticking together and "farming buffs" will be a motivation for people to stay away from cheating and to stay in the game together with their friends. Possibly one team would at one server obtain the following 3 buffs (+ 5% Troop Movement Speed, + 2% Club Swinger Attack power, - 1% Training time in Stables). Over time some groups will be recognized (and possibly feared) for their impressive collection of buffs they have collected over the years. To account for members having to quit the team, possibly allow one member-swap/recruitment each month.

    4. Rework the Victory Condition. This is a very crucial one. Currently if one kingdom gets a large enough lead they may simply be able to secure the victory before the server is over by hiding away their treasures and preventing other kingdoms from stealing VPs to catch up. It is in the final 2 weeks of the server a huge opportunity for the game to deliver an exciting strategic planing and amazing turn of events, both militarily and diplomatic. It's such a shame to everyone when a server ends in an anti-climax. Something needs to be done to keep both the mid- and the end-game exciting without one making one part exciting leading to that the other suffer. Personally I would like to see 3 completely separate victory conditions that when achieving either of these a kingdom win a server. For example:

    a) Having a World Wonder at level 100

    b) Having 10,000,000 VP

    c) Building a Imperial Palace

    The "c) Building a Imperial Palace" is an example of a new victory condition that would be of a "hidden information" style. Basically this is kind of the WW level 100 but it's existence and its current level is unknown to everyone except the owner. This would introduce a kind of a imperfect-information game aspect to the victory condition of Travian Kingdoms. It's just an example, but for example say that this building could only be built by they King, and he would in order to afford it be forced to use close to all of this tributes to be able to construct this building. It would introduce a lot more diplomatic and politics of the server, as other kingdoms would need to act when they see a World Wonder being close to level 100, or when some kingdom is expected to be able to reach 10,000,000 VP before a WW can reach 100.. OR when some secret rumors (true or false) leaks out that the King of Kingdom XYZ are building an Imperial Palace and will have it finished at day X. More plotting and excitement will follow all the way to the very final moment of the server.


    Ok, that was just some thoughts I had. Thanks for reading.

    Hello guys

    we agree connecting with others is important and a lobby messaging system is already on our list of features to be implemented. We don't have an ETA at this time but will keep you posted whenever there are updates :)

    Scorox Actually members of our team replied to many threads like this one, you can always check with the help of the forum search engine ;)


    Best regards

    Georgi


    Thanks. Sorry, I just meant that we have never gotten any clear reply on whether this will be implemented or not ... at least I thought so (my apologies if I was wrong). Where was it announced that this feature will be implemented?


    Best,

    Scorox

    Wow, this is the total nightmare for an OFF-coordinator :P ... if I remember correctly you cannot either send or land during the Night Truce.. if there are these 2h peace/2h normal intervalls.. essentially half of the villages on the map will be impossible for you to attack. In short, this is just a nerf to OFF in general as less players can participated in coordinated attacks.

    Another thing to consider is that a EC + Imp army make maximum use of Bandages. So if you are a heavy gold spender and Duke/King .. EC + Imp may be a viable option for continuous attacks... even if your activity in terms of raiding is not good. One should have in mind that a poor raider usually reach the maximum upkeep they can afford rather quickly as Teuton .. so for none-farmers and non-King/Duke Romans are a venue for reaching a rather strong OFF army.