This week we have a lot of interviews. Let’s start with some Russian leaders.
kladvinn from OST
Safiren: 1.Can you tell us something about your alliance? Where do you come from? From which qualification server? Have you played the tournament later back?
I’m Kyrill aka kladvinn. Coordinator of RU team on NE. I have played on ua, ru, com, uk, and others since 2007 . Here playing in thanks to ticket from Int1. Account Akkalo Kakkolo, Ally Artic.
Safiren: 2. If you are a member of a meta. What are your goal? Are you here only to have fun or are you planning for endgame? Which of the other metas will be your main opponent?
Кирилл aka kladvinn: Only the win! All others.
Safiren: What do you think of metas? Their influence on the server. Is it bad or good?
Кирилл aka kladvinn: Influence)). I think that if you are not meta on WC, you have no chance to win.
Safiren: 4.What do you think the most common strategy in the grey area will be?
Кирилл aka kladvinn: Strategy…in grey area. )) You know our strategy. This world is only for one. This idea for every meta.
Safiren: So it will be a lot of wars in the grey zone then? To get the superior there?
Кирилл aka kladvinn: mmmm…. i think it wouldn’t be a big war. only in some parts. I think we can speak about it after appearence of arts.
Safiren: 5.Do you know any of your opponents from other servers? Mention one player that you respect and why you think he is a good player?
Кирилл aka kladvinn: Yes. we now a lot of them. For example some Poland players. You must remember too how they fooled their confederate friends from Turkey. They changed pass on their WW)). We remember it. and now they will do it again with arab people…. It’s dangerous players. That’s why we can’t be in confederation with Poland. We do not trust their leaders.
And for me… I want to tell (like on radio) )) : I want to say hello for Logan and Don Carleone from comx Meta. It was good fun this winter, and we are near again.)))
Safiren: 6.In your own ally/meta which player do you think is most valuable? Who inspires you to continue with this addictive game?
Кирилл aka kladvinn: You can see our rankings of players, all of them is a good or best players on ru zone and travian whole world. I do this because of all our team, our enemies, the adrenalin rush. I have promised to my self: it would be the last server. The last must be the best.
Safiren: 7.If you know anything about the other quads. Which meta do you think will be the strongest besides you Russians?
Кирилл aka kladvinn: Mm. we are looking for our neighbours and trying to catch the puls of the server. The strongest… I don’t know really…
The Poland-Arab meta may be… its quantity of accounts… so huge. they used bugs from the very beginning.
Safiren: The Turkey and Water World in SE?
Кирилл aka kladvinn: Turkey… no. they are good players. but not figters. we know them.
Safiren: The French and Germans in SW?
Кирилл aka kladvinn: So. German and France… I don’t know this French players. but Germany is very powerful.
Safiren: Your own quad? You have an Arab-Asia meta there.
Кирилл aka kladvinn: We do not see a problem here. A lot of Arabian-Asia players went to 200+ coordinates. But some of them who are standing here near the grey zone… they have come for fun. and even if they come for another reason, they give us a fun and get it for themselves.
Safiren: 8.Do you think zergs will form between metas over the borders? Which constellations do you think is most possible?
Кирилл aka kladvinn: Even can’t imagine ))) we can get different combinations. For example Poland-Arabian… This one thing which I can’t understand… HOW?
Safiren: haha ok 🙂
Safiren: The last question is if you would be so kind and tell us about yourself and your account.
9.Male or female? How many are you ? Age? Do you work or study? How long have you been playing travian? What do you do when you’re not playing travian? What do you think of the future of Travian. Which changes should you want to see?
Кирилл aka kladvinn: Male. only one. some times two. 33. working. 5 years and half. I spend my time with my family. Bad future. war against bugs and bugusers. its’ killing the travian. More adequate MH on com servers. (its not about MH of final round)
Safiren: 10. Thanks for your answers.
Sabbath from OST
1.Can you tell us something about your alliance? Where do you come from? From which qualification server? Have you played the tournament later back?
Answer: We – one of the alliances in the OstFront coalition, which is playing for RU. Coming from rux2 qualification server. Yes, we’ve played also European finals, alliance named Alarm! and one of us in Hamsters.
2.If you are a member of a meta. What are your goal? Are you here only to have fun or are you planning for endgame? Which of the other metas will be your main opponent?
Answer: No, we are members of Ru-team. Our goals is simple – the final victory. And if possible, to have fun from a game. The communication, because some players know each other more than 2 or 3 years. At the moment we are fighting mainly with Arab and Persian players, and if there will be more – time will tell.
3. If your alliance is not member of a meta or have a ”mini meta”. Why have you chosed to stay independent? What do you think of metas? Their influence on the server.
Answer: All we can tell bout meta – a strong team, worthy goal of the game.
4.What do you think the most common strategy in the grey area will be?
Answer: We are not a very good strategists, and do not meddle in politics, but we hope that the Russian will keep the grey area, or most of it.
5.Do you know any of your opponents from other servers? Mention one player that you respect and why you think he is a good player?
Answer: No, unfortunately we do not recognize anyone who has played in the European Championship. We remember the German players, have a lot of fun. Very memorable was Czech player Paymon – he heroically stood against us to capture his villages.
Safiren: I’m not thinking so much on pop or deff&off points here, even if they of course can have their significance, one can be a good player in many ways and not only ingame. There are forum and chat rooms too, an important part of the game.
Answer: Completely agree. As I said – a lot of the players are familiar for years. While not everyone likes the game version T4 – more precisely, no one like it, we play to support communication.
6.In your own ally/meta which player do you think is most valuable? Who inspires you to continue with this addictive game?
Answer: Leader of the alliance – Dmitry Aquila. Great player, and a good man. And we think, RU team is rich in charismatic personalities, capable of leading the people.
7.If you know anything about the other quads. Which meta do you think will be the dominating in each?
Answer: Natars. We see them , and scared)))
8.Do you think zergs will form between metas over the borders? Which constellations do you think is most possible?
Answer: As we said, we are far from the foreign policy. We have the leadership, and we are engaged in cleaning the area.
9. The last question is if you would be so kind and tell us about yourself and your account.
Male or female? How many are you ? Age? Do you work or study? How long have you been playing travian? What do you do when you’re not playing travian? What do you think of the future of Travian. Which changes should you want to see?
Answer: We are 5 duals. Made a very good team, act as a single person, and complement each other. Three girls, two boys. Age 30-40 years. Profession at all different, different countries and different time zones) Each one plays about 4 years.
We would like to Travian no longer developed, and came back to T 3, 6
It was a time of flourishing – best time))
10. Thanks for your answers. Do you want to add something?
Answer: Thank you for you interest. It was a pleasure for us. Wish for all an exciting game and win for the RU-team ))
From France (26/7 2017 I can’t find the name of the player giving me this story)
A small “comedi” at home in ~ S ~
Quiet evening in the living room of S, we watch TV, we sipped cocktails, we gossiped, cool what a typical evening midweek
When suddenly Bob bursts in excitedly:“I have attacks comedi on my cap!!! “
We look, surprised to see him tumble and, without warning, when he was supposed to take care of his wife, for once!
Everyone begins to talk at the same time, watching the screen, when two others arrive, also distraught:
“We also have comedi attacks, and the same time!”
puree, it must be because of JAM, he shaved 3 Russian vivis these days, they do not like and send us comedi as we mobilize our scarecrow to def! JAM is probably the real target, you’ll see, it’ll soon be flashing at him!
“Go , tell our leader,we take up the challenge and preventive def one of her ” Barely enough time to prepare the message to ally alert and bam!JAM tells us, all welcome.
“It is, attacks catas comedi for 7am tomorrow morning!” “
bingo! dark one!!” thunders the leader!
Midnight strikes, and King of sync that it is, Fear sends the signal of commotion combat the COA!
“It’s late, but it will do! ” and indeed, the audience began to flow across the dial, the Allies responded.
This result , here: first, a small French bomber 6:35, not obvious while asleep not to confuse assist and attack, of course we forgive him 🙂
(Report shows a French hero attacking instead of reinforcing.)
And this is where the fireworks began, with off of the beautiful comedi, expected to firm up
Followed by 3 waves of 20 clubs and 50 catas, gorgorous disaster, 60 clubs and 150 catas, gorgeous total disaster 7h01.01,
(Report shows 700 clubs, 90 german knights, 50 catas)
Followed by two waves, 40clubs and 100 catas, gourgorous total disaster.
Other Russian synchro:
(Reports show one wave with 20 catas)
and another wave, 40 catas, disaster.
(3034 clubs, 40 rams and 26 catas.)
Then followed by 2 waves of 26 catas, 52 catas, disaster.
(1400 clubs, 20 rams, 30 catas)
(195 clubs, 23 catas)
and still 7h01.32
(783 swords, 138 haeduans. 16 rams and 20 catas)
with two waves, 31 catras, disaster.
Is still 7h02.02
(1086 clubs, 21 axes, 130 german knights, 18 rams and 10 catas)
and 2 waves of catas, disaster.
They add to 7h05.59
(1150 clubs, 30 rams, 20 catas)
2 waves with 100 clubs and 40 catas, gourgorous disaster.
>And the small latecomer to 7h23.11
(21 sword, 60 teuthates thunders, 20 catas)
(21 sword, 60 teuthates thunders, 20 catas)
A total of over 34,000 pts def not too bad 😉
To alarm, explosion of joy in the room:
It is a thousand times better than croissants with coffee it!
And a little later a small response from super fair play Comedi for a congratulatory message to his off:
Thanks, I also liked 116 heros to be supported
Congratulations to all those who have struggled in the middle of night to round up their troops and help us get this beautiful wall!
Vive la COA, we do not loose all your troops to exit k and k def and off, and …
The last interview is with a player that wants to be anonymous because of being Multihunter (on other servers)
Safiren: Hi! Tell us about you.
XXX: I’m playing the finals tournament, as an ordinary travian player I’ve been through many years in travian ( July, 2006 ). And I like much your work.
I also know many people of all countries. I have many friends from Russia and around the world. (in Travian). I also belong to Travian Games staff games. I have been long periods without playing. But I remain Multihunter.
One day I decided it was more interesting to take long walks in the mountains with my dog. And talk to people on the street. Let me half a lifetime before the PC. And I closed my account top 2 without any pain. From that moment I felt free.
This is one of the accounts I’ve played:
Safiren: Nice account, very nice troops you had, and off in many villages. You should need to build all those catas in one village to make damage on WW here in the Final, 15-20K catas will damage a WW maybe 3-5 levels
XXX: No. I do not play to throw 3 or 30 wonderful waves. It bores me and no .. That’s not my game. I’d rather have fun around the server. Not just one day. I leave that for newer players.
Safiren: So you are in one of the smaller allys rank 200+ with interesting people?
XXX: I’m making a diplomatic work, It is a small alliance but we are over XX cooperating alliances.
Safiren: Why do you work as Multihunter? You must receive a lot of angry and unpolite messages. So why do you do it?
XXX: Well actually to help them. I think I’ve earned a reputation for fair person.
The really tricky these can you never catch. Professionals are cheating.
Many case’s tenderness inspire me. They are sincere and recognize the error. For them I have always mercy and punishment is minimal. And the other …
I prefer that a culprit is free, before punishing an innocent ..
Whenever there is reasonable doubt … It is the user’s reason that is important.
The most common is the multiaccounting if … For other faults we can hardly punish them, we have no tools. If they would not be possible to use scripts.
I have study a lot of the behaviour of the players .. and there are many ways to hide the multiaccounting. At the beginning of the T4 version, the system was that another friend did over 20 accounts … send their best and after that they erase, and then another 20 and so on … The player base was always “clean”.
I think if TG was interested in preventing use of scripts that issue would be solved. They avoid the real reason. But it is very easy to avoid.
Screening tools are insufficient. But in the test server they seems effective. Programmers are always working. Those who are on one side and another. TG has tried many methods against the script and bot.
Safiren: With all the problems we have had since T4 was released, the resources bug for example. What do you think about travians future?
XXX: It is a very difficult question that. Travian still has many adept. But they have also lost many great characters that played travian. T4 has not been liked by many of the big players. Now to be top depends more on the you spend that know how to play.
You get to have your hero available only with money. You got to have one of the best heroes, only with money. Not with the game. And this is already so obvious that many people are tired.
A big problem is that the server T4 become too long, the WW easily up and down even more easily.
But not just the players. Travian suffer from this swift and accurate decisions when problems occure. I have noticed a huge change in the direction of travian. I’ve seen them rebelled against 99% of the global admin … and solutions lingered too and without any explanation, apology or effective. Now there are many deals online games.
Travian is losing many players. I think the future would happen to be to address the needs of most users.
Safiren: Making it easier to not be a farm? =)
XXX: Well I’ve never been a farm … I can not say, only a few strong play and the rest are farms .. say that 90% of the server is only there to be servants of the other 10%.
What exists in the tournament is a great contradiction. The prizes are personal. But you need to get them from many other people who work together. And I think some already spent 10 times the value of those awards in golds. The awards seem absurd, the way they are raised. Give a shirt to the whole team would be more appropriate.
Safiren: I have been looking trough what we have talked about and I can do an interview of it. Is that ok?
XXX: Only anonymous so please.
Safiren: A last question: what do you think about the server? Which meta will be most successful?
XXX: Not how it will develop. I think it will be a lot of battle. But in this version T4 will the one win who the most money spent. And many, many players will leave.
Although I think the coalition will change substantially. Meta will do a great role, I’m sure. But there may be some big changes in who is going to join one. I believe possible a big change in expectations.
The Russians are the best no doubt. I estimate that there will be only three major groups. And with only two chances of winning. What I can not know is the exact composition of these groups. There will be changes completely crazy at the end.