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Travian is a browser game featuring a world with thousands of other real players. One begins the game acting as a chief of a tiny village.

Total Rating: 4.14
Reviews: 14

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Post Date: 00:58 16-01-2010
Rating: 8
Author: ice grim reaper
Comment: @To smith.All RTS are like Travian.You grow a village slowly and you get to build a empire.The game is a war game,don't expect to be in peace,you will have to get attacked by a vertern somethings.I also got attacked by vertern,but I set traps and they all stopped attacking me.And later,I got accepted to join the vertern players wing.I only problem about Travian is about the wheat,warehouse,granny and the capital advantage.

Post Date: 09:13 12-11-2009
Rating: 2
Author: ssmith88
Comment: I've just got out of protection mode and get repeatedly clobbered by veteran players. They farm on newbies with no let up. Other games are better

Post Date: 07:49 13-04-2009
Rating: 2
Author: shugo
Comment: The process of levelling up your first town can be addictive at start, but once you move around in your area you will soon notice there are bigger and tougher players out there on your doorstep, which you can't do anything about unless you are lucky to go into an alliance with another big player. Backstabbing over power and influence over other players to keep ones alliance in check is rampant in the game and so is cheating. The strategy is horrible, the community is dumb and disloyal. My suggestion is to avoid this game like the plague and find something else to do with your spare time.

Post Date: 05:34 24-01-2009
Rating: 0
Author: FlingingNeko
Comment: This game absolutely sucks! I mean, unless you"re one of those few that are all powerful and just destroy people"s villages for no reason, then I guess it"s good for you. But I have had multiple accounts, always starting fresh, but just when I actually start to make some progress, Some jerk always destroys everything. I try negotiating with them, but in the end, they"ll just destroy you. So pretty much all the time(and money, if you spent any on gold)you spend on this game goes to waste.

I used to like this game, but after all these destruction, I"ve realized that this game is just a huge waist of people"s time. So for those who are big and powerful, good for you, but to people who either don"t have the time, or can"t afford gold to help you out, DON"T PLAY THIS GAME. It"s horrible.

Post Date: 02:16 06-09-2008
Rating: 10
Author: TheAssailant6661
Comment: Travian is a game about War and conquest. Therefore, you must fight and create villages. Join early enough and get lucky enough to find a good spot, you"ll be good for a while. Get large enough and you"ll join an alliance much quicker and thus will have less problems in the future. A lot of messages I get as Support complain about being attacked, in fact people are making their own rules about attacking. Travian without attacking is not fun. It"s only boring. Just a few weeks ago I got cattapulted in my capital, so I took evasive action and moved my capital to my other villages on the other side of the map where I"d have more support from my team members. JUST BECAUSE SOMEONE IS ATTACKING YOU DOESN"T MAKE TRAVIAN LESS FUN. THE FUN PART IS SCREWING UP THE PERSON ATTACKING YOU WITH YOUR ALLIANCE FRIENDS, BY BUILDING CRANNIES WHICH CAN"T BE TARGETED BY CATAPULTS AND BY STORING TROOPS WITHOUT THE ENEMIES KNOWLEDGE. THAT MAKES TRAVIAN FUN, ANYTHING ELSE AND IT"S SIMCITY.

Also, follow blackheart"s advice, is you golden bible to winning Travian.

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Post Date: 23:07 25-08-2008
Rating: 7
Author: blackheart
Comment: Ok, second try posting so apologize if this ends up a double.

Travian is my first free browser game. I've read the previous comments and I will say that I've ended up early on a server, so that might account for some of the different experience, but I think not all.

First of all, if you're going to play, go read the FAQ:
No, not that tiny intro they show you. This FAQ has much of what you need to know, and will prevent a lot of the nastiness described below.

First off, I've been playing for about a week and a half, and I have NO troops. Nor do I need them. I would have to have some terrible luck to have someone repeatedly go after me with catapults -- thus, reducing my town to rubble -- rather than raiders, who can't get to my cranny-hid resources. By the time you need an army, you're probably fit for an alliance, and that will dissuade attackers while you build up troops. It's not that hard.

However, the pace is slow. I mean glacial. I'm told that my server will probably conclude in endgame months from now. This is good, in that I can duck in in the morning and fire off a command, then back in the evening for two or three more little tweaks. But if you're in the mood to, you know, actually sit down and *play* something... well, there isn't much of that, if you're building buildings or fields. You might make a decision in a few seconds, issue a command, and be able to do nothing useful again for two or three hours. So you can busy yourself with other games, RL, or whatever. This is like a play by mail chess game. Intriguing as a long-term strategy game, but don't expect to be whiling hours away engrossed in what's happening in the moment.

Post Date: 22:56 10-08-2008
Rating: 3
Author: midos0355
Comment: pros:ok now this game neeeeeds to be modified in the frustration theme like celtika said,other then that i like it has medieval theme where you build buildings and upgrade your croplands,clay pits,iron mines,and forest woodcutters to get more supplies when you level them up.

cons:ok now when your begginner protection wears off your village gets attacked every hour before you can even spend your from now on theres no spending resources when these people keep attacking you>=[ 3/10

Post Date: 04:56 06-08-2008
Rating: 0
Author: Celtika
Comment: This game has such potential to be a great and fun game.
However, it falls so far short that it's not even funny, it's highly frustrating.
When you first start playing you get some guidelines, and they help you along and reward you. Making it seem like such a nice place. You get this thing called 'beginners protection', which for 1 week no one can raid you or attack you. Supposedly this is enough time to build enough to defend yourself.
BUT since this is trying to be based on real time, you quite literally have to wait hours before you can upgrade your field or building or whatever.
Seriously, I kid you not, I'm currently waiting 3.5 hours before I can level up a crop field, which will in turn take an additional 2.5 hours to fully upgrade before I can reap the benefits.

My beginners protection wore off, and within the hour the attacks started. There are these vultures that just sit around and wait for the protection to wear off. What measly troops I was able to create, were killed off by someone bigger than me. And after an entire day the same 3 people have been attacking me. ALL DAY. Seriously, over 15 attacks by these 2 individuals. Quite sad if you think about, these people with no lives,having to bully people though a virtual site but I'm getting off topic.
Unlike others I do have 2 full made crannies(a special building that 'hides' a certain amount of supplies from your enemy so that it won't be stolen). So these enemies aren't pillaging anything, but they won't stop.
I can't build any troops because by the time(remember everything is in real time, and building a single troop can take an hour and a half) they're created, they've gone and attacked me, and of course killed my troop.
When you go to the boards for advice, or *gasp* perhaps some help, you are quickly told off by the "supreme" older members. They will call you a whiner, and other such pleasantries. And their 'advice', delete, go to a different server, and hope for the best. As if the same thing won't happen to you there.

Now for another feature not mentioned here yet. You can upgrade your account, to save some time(though not for waiting on resources), and gain some perks. You can buy different levels of gold pieces, and use them to increase your defense or crop production or whatever, for only 7 days. Then you must use more gold to extend this. I have purpose in explaining this to you.

Remember the main 'advice' you will receive, if you are having a hard time, is to delete your account, which you have dedicated a week too, move to a new server, and hope for the best. Best part, if you've used the gold you bought, to upgrade your defense, or your production or whatever, you can't take it with you. What kind of crock is that?

They'll let you transfer any gold specifically you have left, but what was used, and STILL active, goes to waste. So for example I buy 100 gold pieces. I spend 30 to extend my plus status for 2 weeks, then and additional 60 to increase my resouces production for 3 weeks. I've got 10 gold pieces left.
Well if hard times come, I still get to keep my 10 gold pieces. Who cares that I've still got 3 weeks invested into the account. Not your fellows users, nor the owner.

If your into being ruthless, beating up the equivalent of senior citizens, and toddlers, then this is the game for you.

Post Date: 03:20 20-07-2008
Rating: 8
Author: aceonline
Comment: i'm new to the game, about 2 weeks playing, i started on server 2, was a noobie and messed some things up so i deleted and am playing on server 1 now, doing good. Tried the clasic server but it had different rules and blah, so I deleted there, I guess 1 server is enough for me. Check it twice a day is good.

I suppose when you start at the beginning of a reset you get attacked more, but if you jump in the middle i seem to not be noticed by anyone.

anyways the game is pretty fun, more interactive then some other web browser games i've played recently.

Post Date: 23:41 07-06-2008
Rating: 1
Author: Nicad
Comment: This COULD be a good game, if you started playing on a server when it first opened up. Otherwise you can pretty much forget about it.

It's not so much that it's bad for people who are new to online games in general, as it is bad for people that are new to Travian. All the established towns seem to feel like it's their right and privilege to obliterate all small new towns in their general area. Anything that's less than half of what they have is up for grabs and they will.

I've tried to play this game countless times, and this last one was the biggest joke ever. Since every other time I've played all that support says (both privately and on the forums) is "Build a Cranny" when you complain about getting attacked by someone 4 times the size of your town, I decided to only build a Cranny unless I absolutely had to build something else.

Cranny level 5, town population 40. Attackers town population 290+, after that my resources all went down to 60. What exactly is the point of the Cranny then if I still lost nearly all my resources. Obviously it doesn't matter one bit at all, and the devs just don't care who likes their game one bit.

Like I stated at the beginning- it COULD be a good game: IF they'd put in some kind of balanced system for attacking other towns.

Post Date: 10:03 31-05-2008
Rating: 7
Author: All.Saints97
Comment: You know i think it was pretty good except getting attacked and you have to wait a few hours or so before your building is leveled up or built i think it was alright other than if your up to new things try it!

Post Date: 11:40 28-04-2008
Rating: 0
Author: Thebigfellow
Comment: This is a TERRIBLE game for anyone who is 'new' to the online gaming gender. Most of the players are the type of immature and rude people that have nothing better to do than atack other players, and new players are at the top of the list. I tried it for a month, and eventually got tired of seeing attack after attack as towns are 'farmed' by these morons that 'think the world owes them', so they take it out on the newbies. Defintely a game to avoid. At all costs...

Post Date: 23:13 17-09-2007
Rating: 10
Author: Randerson
Comment: My first browser based game, and I wake up thinking I have to check to see how my little world is doing. So, it's addictive. Reminds me a lot of the original warcraft, you have to gather/build up resources in order to build troops, buildings, etc.

Increase resources by raiding the guy down the road, or defend yourself, he's coming your way!

Form alliances with your neighbors, or N.A.P. (non agression pacts) and band together for protection the (romans, teuton, or gauls; you chose) are coming!

Become king/queen and settle multiple villages and soon you will own the world! But, I get ahead of myself.

Spend just a few minutes a day, or micro manage several times a day. A great game!

Post Date: 00:00 08-09-2007
Rating: 0
Author: adio01
Comment: one of those games where u have to do a bunch of screen hoping to get to ur inventory or need to refresh i hate these kind of games >.

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