And how can you know if it's some random kingdom less guy or coordinated effort when first thing people do when they red farmlist icon is to go to forum and cry how much spikers ruin game for everyone?
On com2 few of our deffers coordinated with our farmers to spike greys around kingdom BM. We lost next to none off/farming units and had great returns on our def, but that doesn't matter cause not even an hour after def landed entire BM kingdom was crying on forum how spiking is a bs and we should be banned for that action.
It's NEVER seen as a valid strategy/tactic.
Because I and my teammates are very experienced and played a lot of hours per day. I wrote here how to find spikers. If you are useless, you never find the spikers and you never know if that is coordinate action or one sad boy, who just sent his little army to a few grey little villages. Guys, here you're the best. You use the most genius tactic on Travian Kingdoms = "JUST CRY ON FORUM"
Don't hurt me guys, please.
BTW: Very important. Only very active players and experienced players make farming as a "micro farm" and that is only helpful income for making more troops. So if your only one incoming resources are from "micro farming" you are probably mad or very mad. Micro farming is not the main essence of this game!