It is called tactics. Just deal with it.
I support the idea of different maps having differing play styles so long as we don't canablize the existing maps and their play styles.
I don't know why so much debate about something that doesn't exist in RN, multi-accounts doesn't exist in RN because anyone can play this game. And in this "anyone" that enters the mother, the father, the son, the daughter, the dog, the cat, the bird, the turtle, the iguana and the snake, all members of the same famil
Yes, but can my truck play? It is part of the family too!
Medoosa I am asking the same question. Still don't see any response on how to bring our gold over.
Now that Platform X is over, how do I transfer the gold to another server? Do I have to wait for the second round to be complete or is the gold transferable now?
Oh, and no I will not be playing a second round after that abortion of a round!
Platform X scenario solved one BIG problem that was: opportunistic investors in ALL factories in last minutes before factory grows and majority breaking only for "stealing" some prestige points and in that way to compromise or even ruin the effort and the time invested by many players from the "working" associations. As I can see this habit of a player to break majorities in factories that he don't use disappeared. So that I saw no more majority fights in the game. Very good.
This is only true because players like myself where busy playing Masters and were only logging into Platform X twice a day. That being said, when I did log in I would find the factories that were about to level up and take the top investment spot for the prestige. In fact, an observation I had from my limited time is that you could set your trains up for money runs, lay lots of track and get into the top 20 mostly via investing. So nice try but show me a new set of rules and I will find a way to exploit them
Admittedly I was not that interested in Platform X to begin with. Unless it is announced in advance there will be some special award for round 2, I have no plans on returning. That being said, I would strongly encourage RN not to host a special event server in the middle of another special event server. When you have to chose where to spend your most valuable resource, time, then the special event server that started first will likely be where you focus your attention.
Absolutely right about the time zones. But actually there is a huge difference between Northern and Southern Hemisphere. If You take time zones GMT+11; GMT+7...GMT+3; GMT +1...GMT-2; GMT-6...GMT-8, then there is really very few probable players on the Southern, compared to the Northern Hemisphere. Sorry folks from Angola and Indonesia, Madagaskar and Vanuatu
And what concerns Australia: In GMT+10 in the north there is more or less one big city - Vladivastok in Russia. And this is the zone, where most of aussies live - Queensland, NSW, Victoria, Tasmania! Of bigger citys only Adelaide and Perth are in other zones. GMT+9 and +8 save the day in north, giving the company of Japanese, Koreans and Chinese. And Kim Jong Un. There is a huge lot of Chinese available, but they are very often playing only their own chinese games (how to meddle with taxes for aussie wines, for example ).
Now that was a bit of information I did not know and found interesting. Well, everything other than the Chinese computer games that is. Everyone knows they love to play with computers and get new technology
That is a good intro screen for the games Samisu. First time I saw it I was impressed.
Just being curious here, does anyone know the age demographic of the players of RN?
I suspect that it is high. The majority of the people that I seem to play with are all older than me, like 50+
I think most folks are 40 and over.
Ok, help me out here as I am not overly familiar with things down under. Please explain to me how time zones are different for people in the underworld as they are for us folks in the Northern Hemisphere. I have always been under the impression that time zones are based on longitudinal lines not latitudinal lines. Perhaps things are different down under?
I also saw that when I logged in on a different day and it reminded me how much I liked it better when we got a daily log in bonus and a lotto ticket. Please fix this bug ASAP and bring back the much better daily log in rewards before this new "bug" infested the game! Thank you very much!
I would say to convert to cash instead, otherwise it is just a way for cash players to run up their prestige advantage.
Uhm they were going to most likely get them anyways, but this give those not in that 1 association at least a viable chance to secure a worker now and then.
If they spend real cash to get them, shouldn't that be a + for Travian?
If they are willing to spend cash to get the worker voucher then I suspect they are also willing to jump to a top corporation anyway.
Let's change tactics,
How about Worker Vouchers?
you can save them and use them for the worker you want (as long as it's up for bidding) and it won't affect the current bidding on a worker?
So in reality, multiple associations can have the same worker at once.
For example, assoc 1-5 all want the same worker, but 3 of those assoc have vouchers, so they use them to guarantee the worker. that leaves the other 2 in a bidding war.
No, I would not support worker vouchers. That is like saying what about just giving everyone the worker for free at the same time. Corporations that are willing to work together should be given an advantage. Corporations that are not should not have an advantage.
Why is everyone's go to is that you or your association is lazy? Seems like just a catch all phrase, and at the same time, not one person has commented about all of the trouble people go thru just to get workers, such as the association hopping to get into a lower bidding tier.
I also participate in that, I find that having to do that just for a worker or two is silly and damaging to your original association and should not be a necessary part of the game and RN apparently agrees with the institution of the 24 hour waiting period after you join a new association. Isn't there an RN Career Reward for joining 1 association and playing the entire round in that one association? Seems counter productive to what RN wants vs what people do.
Tiers are not balanced.
I can be top player in the game, create a new association several of us can jump into it and bid against players that do not have anywhere near the capabilities of making as much $$ as we do and simply out bid them over and over again until my association grows to the next tier, then rinse and repeat. I feel that this more of a loophole/hack/cheat and not the way the game was intended.
I have nothing against big organized associations, that is what they have worked for, and is an advantage all to it's own via Pull Power, Majority taking/holding etc. Plenty of things they already have an advantage for over others.
Baron, the reason everyone goes to the you or your association is lazy is because when it comes to workers, that is the truth. Bidding a million dollars per person for a top worker in era six is the same as not bidding at all. Having a single player bidding 20-40 million for a worker is also a poor choice. You need the majority of your corporation online, at the same time, working together, to win workers.
Also, if you go to the new corporation hopping you are not doing so against what RN wants. Sure, they provide you with a reward for staying in the same corporation without ever moving to a new one. I completed that award by jumping into a server in era 6, either getting into a top ten corporation or if unable to do so starting my own solo corporation. You complete the new player tasks for your 75 gold, win a few gold competitions, attempt to connect to the winning Endgame city and knock out that award, get a feel for the map, find out their strengths and weaknesses, complete the round and bank some more gold for the round completion. Then you save that gold, repeat that a few more times on that server until you have enough gold to purchase a couple of weeks of plus accounts. Then you either join one of the corporations you found there, or you bring your gang with you if you found something you can exploit in that server to take it over by storm before leaving.
But, back to corporation jumping. When you pick to use the strategy of jumping to a new corporation for workers you do so at the cost of never winning the top corporate ranking. So why do you do so? In order for someone on your team to get the top individual ranking. Oh, and for the lowest tiers, the reality is that most of the time the players at those tiers either don't bid at all, or they are doing the same thing you are doing in which case the larger corporation will win. As you move up through the tiers you will find the same thing applies. If they are not in the top tier it is because the players of the corporation are not active enough to be in the top tier and that means they frankly are not bidding on the corporations. So you keep going through the tiers until you are back at that very top tier when you start the process all over again. Your Corporation ranking is reset to zero with each reset.
there are 4 or 5 worker tiers depending on the asso prestige. So there is a balance for the workers.
Workers don't bring you the victory. I play also in asso's who try to get workers but not at all costs like others. Do I like the game less about that, no. If I want that worker so bad I need to waken up my asso and bid with all. What I understand from your posts Baron Mikel that you asso you play isn't active with bidding on workers. But that's not an imbalance of the game, that's an imbalance of your asso.
I have seen top corporations, and last year had the short privilege of playing with one of the top Russian corporations and what they do for their members is keep a roster of who bids on what auctions and how much they bid. If you don't bid enough you are booted from the corporation. It didn't take gold to win those workers or to come up with the cash. It did take being online at the right time, making enough money in the game, and being willing to play as a team member.
I think you need to tone down your personal attacks. We have a difference of opinion, that's all, You don't need to make it personal.
First, I easily pay the most in my association for all of the workers we do get, even ones we don't get I will still drop 15-20 mil and gone higher than my bank account will allow to try to win. Ask Doc, he's in that association and he knows they rarely get the workers cheaply if I'm online.
Now, let's talk about the imbalance part.
You can bust tail all round long and be in the top 2, but if you don't get the City PPS Bonus worker in Era 6 as much as the other association does (or at all if they constantly out bid you for it), then Era's 1-5 don't mean anything. you will get passed quickly and your praying you don't fall to far. Seems fair that 1 worker can totally alter the rankings of the game so much.
Wait.. Now you are making my point for me, all that corporation jumping using system loop holes to get the workers they want, man up and bid, isn't that what you just told me to do? Why all the trouble if they are not as imbalanced as you say they are? Besides, I thought the whole reason for the 24 hour wait to change associations after entering one was to prevent that type of playing, if not, then RN should remove that 24 hour waiting period completely from the game and allow everyone to jump like rabbits all over the place.
Seems like a lot or work just to get a worker that doesn't "imbalance" the game. Let's hop over there, make money til the bank if almost full, then hop over there and use the cheap building worker, then back there for money then over there to lay track and so on and so on.
If people will go thru so much trouble to get those workers, then that should be telling you what you need to know. It's not balanced the way it is.
As I said before, I have played many online games, and typically they are designed for balanced play where it's strategy that matters most, and second MONEY not who can get which worker for the win. The reason I say money second, is cause there is always great players out there that can come up with a great strategy that some of the money guys just can't seem to grasp.
Baron, I doubt you are a poor player. In fact I wouldn't be surprised if you are quite good. However, there is no computer game that I know of that allows free players and money players where the money players are not the leaders. It is the reason people spend money on these online games.
You did fail to grasp the strategy of jumping to a new corporation for lower workers. As you mentioned there is a 24 hour restriction from jumping to a new corporation after you have joined one. Furthermore, there is a 24 hour time frame where a new corporation will not have any workers to bid on. So what you do is have one player leave the corporation and found a new corporation. 24 hours later, he will start sending out invites to join the new corporation. It is a time consuming process AND it costs a lot of money as you must build up the new corporation HQ. So the strategy does have its drawbacks. That is the beauty of this game. There are ENDLESS strategies. All you have to do is find them and use them to your advantage.