Posts by Rhoswen

    Why not just make the upgrades an additional daily login bonus detached from video watching.. Or just remove it. Put it down to a bad experience and/or an error of judgement. Attached to video watching it discriminates against players with certain disabilities anyway!

    To upgrade the Pollux you have to watch too many movies and that takes so much time that it is at the expense of the gameplay. For me they can either remove it or make it more fun that you have to watch fewer movies for an upgrade.

    I was watching, but, for medical reasons will not watch again. My pleasure in playing has been restored, so I will not miss it. Just annoyed to have a weak engine to carry forward to the end game. :( I would love to have it deleted or put it in the museum.

    Steve, there are some people in this game, proportional to Real Life, who cannot be happy themselves unless they are making others unhappy.

    Don't let these individuals ruin the game for you. We all have them, whatever the server. It sometimes feels, to me that the RN approach of laissez-faire is actually a promotion of unsportsmanlike behaviour. But, I do believe that Travian are recently actually trying to make adjustments to the rules and to the game mechanics to level the playing field. I have seen some very good players quit this game over the years due to this problem. Indeed, I have myself quit 3 times, but, there is so much potential in the game that i have returned each time, eventually.

    It is the people in my team who keep me coming back. :) I also love the co-operation and the team spirit it can generate.

    Personally, I feel sorry for those who get their kicks out of spoiling the game for the majority of players. They are missing out on a lot more than they can ever begin to imagine. :)

    me as well Ahnlak!

    Also having this problem.

    I have better things to do with my time than watching endless videos, But, I am not able to disable the wretched Pollux so I have a choice between NEVER watching any videos or putting up with a lame engine which will be nothing but a pest in the end game. I deliberately pushed my career engine to era 6 so that I would not have to worry about it being unable to carry the called goods and getting stuck on an earlier call.

    Can we at least be able to put it in the museum out of harm's way, Please.

    This is the shorter form of the explanation of the end game I give my team before the end game begins. I also invite them to ask questions if they are unsure of anything.

    • "EVERYONE, Please ensure that you follow the calls. Absolutely NO random hauling.
    • If you are new to this:- The end game consists of 4 sections. In each section we will have 12 random goods to haul. DO NOT haul random goods from this selection for any reason.
    • We have a designated CALLER. The caller will request just one goods at a time and we ALL haul this goods and this goods only until the requirement is filled then you must wait for another CALL. Usually the call comes quickly, but, if there is a wait then everyone parks their engines."

    Are you in an association? Your team mates should be very happy to help you.

    The end game can vary greatly in length and on some servers the teams will deliver up to 4 goods in an hour. Be prepared for some quick calls.

    If your server has passenger engines you will probably be asked to deliver Passengers when you cannot be on-line.

    You will need full fleets of both passenger (if used) and cargo engines. The multi slot engines are best.

    You and your team can make large amounts of prestige If everyone works in co-ordination.

    After the end game the server closes and the map is reset for a new round. You will start again in era 1 if you decide to return to the server.

    It would certainly make more sense for local servers to run on local time from a players point of view.

    From an admin. point of view though, I imagine that having all servers in sync. makes more sense. If this is the case then unfortunately the area with the most players is likely to be favoured.

    Those of us who are not dedicated to playing for No 1 spot in prestige can still have a very enjoyable, fun game playing with a team for Top City where all time zones can participate and those in the less populated (from the game's perspective) time zones can be really appreciated and useful to their association and their city.

    Met name meer afwisselde industrien ook bijvoorbeeld een paardenslachterij. ik ben al een week wakker door die beesten. zou een goed gevoel geven X/:sleeping:


    "In particular, more varied industries, including, for example, a horse slaughterhouse. I've been awake for a week because of those animals. would make you feel good"

    Surely you are not serious. This would be very offensive to many different groups. For example:- Most if not all of the English speaking world would find a horse slaughterhouse extremely offensive. All vegans and vegetarians would also be horrified. It might make you feel good, it would disgust very many others.

    Different scenarios already have different industries. Try some other scenarios. But I doubt any will slaughter horses!.

    Tonight i will have nightmares. <X


    Je bent toch zeker niet serieus. Dit zou voor veel verschillende groepen erg aanstootgevend zijn. Bijvoorbeeld: - De meeste, zo niet alle Engelssprekende wereld zou een paardenslachthuis buitengewoon aanstootgevend vinden. Alle veganisten en vegetariërs zouden ook geschokt zijn. Het zou je misschien een goed gevoel geven, het zou heel veel anderen afschuwelijk maken.

    Verschillende scenario's hebben al verschillende industrieën. Probeer een aantal andere scenario's. Maar ik betwijfel of iemand paarden zal slachten!.

    Vannacht zal ik nachtmerries hebben. <X

    At least make it possible for those who want to be rid of it to put it in the museum, or, mothball it in some other way!

    Since Travian is concerned that we are watching too many videos and has therefore introduced a limit, would it be too much to ask that they modify their own adverts by either editing them to reduce their excessive length, or, even better, adding a SKIP function.

    We have all (other than a few Newbies) seen these advertisements hundreds of times. We know them by heart.

    If we want to keep our Polux engine up to standard, then we have no choice but to watch a bunch of adverts, So, please, please, make the job a little more doable and a little more effective by NOT driving players insane.

    <X & ||

    Please Travian, practice what you preach. It is not the number of adverts watched which is significant, but, the length of time spent watching, if you truly have concerns for your customer's welfare.

    I logged on to my gameworld Loch Ness yesterday afternoon about 2:30. The next time I could get on was about 9:45 this morning. During the time I was away no research points were generated, no trainspotters became available to collect, my money stayed the same and a station building upgrade didn't progress. Anyone else have this happen?

    You need to contact support.

    Sorry if this is a repeat.


    In 1802 Trevithick built one of his high-pressure steam engines to drive a hammer at the Pen-y-Darren Ironworks in Merthyr Tydfil, Mid Glamorgan . With the assistance of Rees Jones, an employee of the iron works and under the supervision of Samuel Homfray, the proprietor, he mounted the engine on wheels and turned it into a locomotive. In 1803, Trevithick sold the patents for his locomotives to Samuel Homfray.

    Not going to shoot it down in flames. People who use the sitter function as it is meant to be used are not well served by the current system, particularly on the X2 servers where effectively 12 hour is 24 hours.

    There are those, however, who use the sitter service as a long term "replacement" service. I have no idea what can be done about this other than players either refusing to sit anyone or just dropping the person they are sitting. Either option goes against the grain, imo, for most players.

    Either way, however, 12 hours is definitely too long on a x2 server.

    Pathetically stupid analogy. Hot coffee is "hot" by definition. "Hot seating" is not obviously being done, but, it is anything but obvious, so, damage may be being done to players who do not know. But, far worse is that many, particularly children and young people, will be unaware of the risks they take in sharing their personal information. Being stalked and terrorised in real life is one of those risks. You are an adult, I assume you know where such stalking can lead and has ended! (It is not a small tongue blister.)

    Class action suit, sorry, doolally tap! I do not know if I should be laughing or crying!

    This is a matter of common sense. A warning should be given. Or the action should be banned. If you do not see that not to do one or the other, or both, is posing a risk, albeit to a minority, but particularly to our children, our young people and vulnerable adults , then, I feel very sorry for you and for any children you may have.

    I intend to say absolutely nothing more on this subject beyond:-

    Please, RN, reconsider your position on this and either give clear warning or ban this feature.

    Thank you for your time.

    Finis - me dicent ultra.


    Hope my calculations are correct. If so, we don't see a lot of growth for shopping center and many miss the medal to build all station buildings to maximum level in this logic. Hope RN will relook at the balance.

    Particularly as there seems to be a bug and gold is not always credited. I have had nothing now for over six hours on Rosen!


    What I have said has everything to do with the topic of "Hot Seating."

    We were asked to give our reasoned arguments as to why it should be banned. I have given what I believe are two reasons for so doing. (I may be wrong, I may be right. Either way my posts are applicable.)

    I was then asked for, and gave further elaboration of one of my reasons. You have chosen to take umbrage at an isolated quote from that reasoning ignoring the main text referred to in the post. "Very clever" Your post is the deflection.

    Answer my argument and prove me wrong by all means. It is only my opinion after all. But don't take offense at a tiny part of it taken out of context. That is truly rhetorical irrelevancy. Well done.

    I cannot begin to unravel the intricacies of international law. That is why I chose another games company which is also based in the EU. Playrix HQ is in Dublin. They are the third largest games company in the world. They deem it necessary to issue a warning on private information sharing. That is enough to indicate that they have examined their position regarding "Duty of Care" on the world scene and find it necessary.

    “All businesses owe a duty of care to their customers”

    Where is this debt specified?

    START HERE:- Duty of care - Wikipedia

    Easy enough to find the legal specifications for "Duty of Care". It is the basic law which is used in damages litigation.

    The legal requirement of Duty of Care cover many countries including the EU, USA and GB. There are variations, but, fundamentally they all offer legal requirements to protect, covering individuals, customers and employees from harm. If a risk is known then there is a responsibility to protect by at the very least a prominent warning.

    On line games have a known risk and it is not enough to say that the customers should know the risk. Do you think that other games companies, such as the example I gave of Playrix, give this warning every 24 hours because they want to waste their customers' time?

    Example from Playrix - "Thank you for NOT sharing your private information (email, physical address, phone number, passwords etc.) with anyone. That makes sure it is safe." (Repeated on their sites daily.)