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Travian – Online Strategy Game

I’m really not a big gamer.

I play occasionally, but when I do I’m generally only interested in Real Time Strategy (RTS) titles such as Age of Empires III, Command and Conquer 3, Settlers, Rise of Nations etc

RPG’s are possibly my least favourite games and for this reason I have never got into any kind of MMORPG games like World of Warcraft finding them little more than a huge waste of time. Occasionally I do feel like playing some online games, but all too often what puts me off is the learning curve, the time necessary to become part of the community and the need to spend so much time on them to achieve anything.

Then I found Travian.

I love this game already even after only a few days of playing. It’s a little hard to describe because it’s really quite unique as far as online strategy games go.

Kind of a cross between Age of Empires, Risk and Diplomacy. It’s technically ‘real-time’, but plays so slow it’s more like a board-game or turn-based strategy. For example the building of one woodcutters house takes 20minutes or more.

It sounds bad, but this is one of the greatest things about Travian. It’s a game which is incredibly easy to get into and doesn’t absorb to much time at all. You can just check in for a few minutes a day and see how your village is going, construct a few more buildings and leave again.

The game is supported by ‘Plus’ and ‘Gold’ accounts which provide some really useful benefits if you play the game a lot, they’re also very cheap – just a few dollars for a Plus account for a week.

It’s fun, check it out!

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  1. exglade said on October 2, 2008 at 6:36 am
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    Played and quit~ There’s lots of games similar to Travian for example, Ikariam. Just a warning, Travian players are mostly aggressive. They would send thousands of army to attack you while they are asleep. Here’s a tip. To stay alive in this game, you must think quick!

    Enjoy while your little village still last~

  2. Jesse said on October 2, 2008 at 7:58 am
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    I personally prefer tribal wars. In fact, travian looks like a more cartoony version of tribal wars.

  3. Lance said on October 2, 2008 at 8:13 am
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    What server are you on?
    Have to agree with exglade though – Travian has become like a business. As you advance in the game you will either get destroyed or will be a destroyer –

  4. Josh said on October 2, 2008 at 8:57 am
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    Yeah, I’ve heard about the Travian players… ah well it is a war game, hopefully I can survive long enough to defend myself =)

    Any of you play currently?

  5. raveren said on October 2, 2008 at 9:16 am
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    I like tribalwars much more just for the fact that you are not forced to pay. The premium acc in travian gives too many advantages for unpaying players to compete with.

  6. Mantas said on October 2, 2008 at 12:55 pm
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    Played two months :)
    And finaly understood that it is wasting of time :)

  7. Nic Moon said on October 2, 2008 at 11:44 pm
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    Yea, I came into this post to say that once you have like 12 villages an army that consumes several thousand crop and attacks from rivaling armies this game is extremely time consuming…used to like the fact that I could play it once a day and be satisfied…then it got really serious…entire alliances attacking you 6000 troops in a village until you realize that they were all fakes…then the village you didn’t have that many troops in gets chiefed. It’s an extreme war game…thats all I have to say.

  8. jekwa said on October 29, 2008 at 6:17 pm
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    grr..actually at first, travian is just one of my “short time” past time, but now it gives me bunch of reasons why i am having trouble with my time. haha. I almost spend hours in front of my computer just developing my village.. in short .. its addictive when you start to have large amount of troops ..many town to develop… wars..and etc! GoW

  9. cartoon said on January 9, 2009 at 5:17 am
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    Travian is awesome! Tribal gets boring after you get big, but in travian, you’re all the same. Big or small, you’re still prone to be destroyed.

    Addicting, fun, and fun.

  10. titmouse said on January 14, 2009 at 5:37 am
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    Hey Fellas,

    If you all would at least play for 7 days and give it a chance. Also if you could build up your warehouse and granary and get your resource fields upto level 5 before you go… ‘afk’

    I’m sure everyone around you would appreciate it! Don’t let the cartoon looks fool you, this game is highly agressive but if you use some savvy in-game messages. You can typically set up some sort of agreement with your friendly neighbors.

  11. lfcountry said on January 19, 2009 at 2:20 am
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    Hey People,
    You may say that tribal wars is better cause the look is more real and not as cartoony. If you go to graphics pack, you can change the whole graphic. Go to graphics pack, click location then go to travianskins.com . copy the link on the skin you want ex: iron man, then put it in the location.

    if you are playing tribal wars, then register here: http://www.travian.us/?uc=us7_79575

    One more thing, their is an end to travian servers called End Game which Tribal Wars don’t have. The End Game is awesome.

    Ps this game = addiction. lol

  12. lfcountry said on January 19, 2009 at 2:32 am
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    skins I suggest
    Winter because the fields, map, and village are animated with snow falling.
    Vista because ithe village is animated
    Excel because you can play it at work and your boss wil think you are doing something in Microsoft Excel.
    Crystilliazed because of better graphics + animated village

  13. Domo said on March 6, 2009 at 1:30 am
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    lol 20m for u maybe but for me it takes more like 3hrs!

  14. Mick said on May 9, 2009 at 4:48 pm
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    Can any one please tell me if i can get accses t this game or any other similar to this via your mobile fone internet because i am addicted but no longer can play due to lack of proper internet. Please post me one back asap desperate lol :) x

  15. AgGrESiVe said on May 16, 2009 at 4:47 pm
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    Thats true iv survive in travian this is funn game coz all of u dont want to play coz u guys dont know how to play!!all who can read this
    ~~~~Enjoy A Travian Game This is Fun game~~~~

    Warning:those who dont want to play travian that agrees to other comment pls play this game this is good game try to go to http://www.travian.com.au/
    ~~good game iv been have 100+ of pop or mean population and i have an alliance im in server 3 join an alliance and u can survive this is good game and if u play this hopefully u can survive and dont be farmed other players iv start in march 2009 and now im good player and thinking to have more soliers and resources!!

  16. Aiz3n said on May 27, 2009 at 2:46 am
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    i am seriously telling you guys – EVONY real time game is fast build easier than travian and aggressive as travian. better graphics and not cartoonish like travian.

    I PROMISE YOU WILL LIKE EVONY MORE THAN TRAVIAN !!!!!!

    link – http://www.evony.com

  17. mohitagarwal said on June 4, 2009 at 12:08 pm
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    hi to the games

  18. irfan said on July 17, 2009 at 10:50 am
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    can i playing this games

  19. Clara said on December 11, 2009 at 11:38 pm
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    I think the game as long run is very boring.
    I am rank 4 with 30 village right now 2/3 of the game.
    The attack take to long between quadrant, easily 24hrs +
    To much Sim city approach to maintain so much city,
    They need to increase the speed server at the end of the game

  20. emka said on May 28, 2010 at 7:29 pm
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    hi, i played travian but i really hate when i play fear and some of other players play with cheats so i want to try it on too can you post me some websites where i can download some cheats for travian?

    1. Sandy23 said on September 5, 2011 at 1:40 pm
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      Hi Travians,

      I started playing this game from may 2011 and its almost 4 months now. now iam in Rank 400 with 5 villages.

      I was curious to start with and was playing only for some time a day. Then later I was so addictive for this game and was spending lot of hours per day.
      This is just a game where people invest their precious time. Now i cannot leave the game, iam just sick with it.
      I can only wish that the server should be more faster

  21. AhrimanSefid said on September 14, 2011 at 11:26 am
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    I need a programmer to write a game similar to Travian.
    Friends who know and can do it your body can express the cost and implementation time.

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