Everything will end at some point. So did this server.
At last night I slept well first time for in weeks – or months. 12 hours sleep without any alarms. No stress about account crop situations or enemy attacks. 2 large cup of coffee and I start to do my last job about in this server. The “Victory speech”. I'm not good at speeches so I will just write how this server has went in my opinion.
After 3 years Travian break I decided to start playing Travian again. I end up to this server 1 month late and my purpose was to play inactive defence account, because I remembered still too well what it is to play too active game…
However – I was that inactive def only few days, then WuT asked me to join to his account as a dual, because he would need help with his account during summer. “Well, hybrid gaul account with few def villages and one or two small off’s – that won’t still take too much my time. And WuT seems to be okay and nice player.” – those were my thoughts and I agreed to delete my own small account. Someone would say that that was a big mistake if I was hoping to play inactive game… Because what could happen when you put 2 normally hyper active off players to play in the same “inactive” account and tell them to make defs and few offs just for artefacts…
PB – Peaky Blinders
PB was the alliance where I end up first. That was server’s biggest alliance at that moment. Not necessarily the most skilled one, but biggest. Bilbo Baggings was the leader and Christian helped him. It didn’t took too much time for me to notice that our “leaders” really needed some help with leading the alliance. Later I heard that this was Bilbo’s first round as a leader, so I don’t wonder why he made some bad calls, but every leader has started his “leader career” at some point.
At beginning we (me and WuT) started to give some advises to Bilbo, then bit by bit we somehow end up to take bigger role as leaders. However the alliance wasn’t working like good alliance should and we had to think what to do. We didn't want to kick half of the players out from the alliance and take over the alliance where also those other players have donated their resources for the alliance bonuses.
Kiddo and Veritasbrow were talking about making new alliance and Kiddo mentioned it to Wut who took contact to Veritasbrow who was in NW-alliance at that time and after some negotiations we started new alliance, LHR, where leaders were me, WuT, Veritasbrow and Kiddo. We decided to leave PB to Bilbo and take only those players with us which weren’t happy to their current alliance and wanted some changes. Ofc we require that those players were active and they had troops before they got invitation.
Bilbo wasn’t happy about our choice and he kicked out all those members we have left behind and after some frustrated attacks he deleted his account…
LHR – Love Hate Relationship
At this point I could say that my plans about playing inactive game were totally ruined. Inactive game doesn't actually include leader role... Never...
After all we got good and nice players to the alliance. We had some skilled ones, but also those who were playing their first round for years. Also we had many players who usually played as def players and they were now trying to play as offs. Everyone could ques that those players needed some advising with their game.
KORP was our enemy no. 1. and our main purpose at first was just destroy them. However we didn’t want to lose our troops before artefacts so we didn’t make any big operations at beginning.
At first we had 4 leaders, me, WuT, Veritasbrow and Kiddo. Kiddo was pretty inactive, tho he made one or two OP’s with Veritasbrow. Later most of the leading job was my and WuT's responsibility. (Maybe because we rather do things by ourselves than leave too important things for others - because you never know if they mess up things...)
22.03.2019 was the magical date when the artefacts appeared. Fyry from Ctrl-account coordinated big and unique arte cleanings and I coordinated small ones. After all everything went well and we got our troops moving on time. We got several good artes – GD got unique trainer at first, then Xandore from KORP took it from GD and later we took it from Pat in OP what wasn’t even success, because some players had timed their attacks in Finnish time instead of server time. In the same OP we also took small trainer from Xandore.
At the end of the day we had 21 small artes, 8 big and 5 unique ones.
I don’t know if KORP and GD even tried their best, because we got almost every artes we were going and some of our enemies were even closer of those artes than us. Or then our coordinating went just too well…
At least Pepparkakan successed to took small trainer from Surgeon and that was nice move by Korp.
After artefacts we started to make more OP’s against KORP. At beginning we had some difficulties about timings because some players used Finnish time instead of server time, but after several messages and contact to those players I could say that everyone learned to use only server time.
KORP made also some OP’s against us, but I can’t say that those were all success. Usually we defended the right targets and take some nice catches, here is few reports about those:
Ubbelini (small diet plan) https://gyazo.com/30f81d503fa16f7dd87a1efebd84780a
Must say that our enemies had lot of things to learn about making OP’s. They made several rookie mistakes and that’s why some of those catches were too easy to take at beginning - at the end they luckily learned a bit about their former mistakes.
At some point we lost several good players - The Warlock deleted his account, but luckily he used his rammer to sweep ww-village for us.
Also Ruanda and Sinuhe - 2 players who could have made ww-hammers - deleted.
Several def players quited for personal reasons. At that point it was very frustrating to be leader when several big players with lot of troops decided to end the game. We started to ask players if they could make ww-hammers from their OP cleaners. Luckily we had many active and nice players who agreed to do that job.
At first 242 was Ruanda’s defence-alliance, but later it became our allies.
DAD moved there and started to lead that alliance. We got defs from them if we needed, and in the end when we had room we took them all to our alliance.
Players from Surgeon account had quit active playing before artefacts so we tried to find new player to that account. There were several ones who just visited a while and after all that account wouldn’t work if our account wouldn’t be it’s sitter. At beginning WuT did the most of the job there making spears from several villages and taking care of that account. Later we decided to take WW-village to surgeons account, because it was the most “secure” teuton account in our alliance, because of hyperactive sitters and great amount of own defs.
Surgeons own players mostly just visited in that account whenever they were needed to do something what sitter couldn’t do. But that account worked just well like that - just a bit more work for me and WuT.
About our own account
Sims. 2. 28375, villages 32
Off. 2. 779396
Def. 26. 282282
Hero 6. 798968
Our goal after artes was to make one ww-hammer, 2 smaller hammers and to be top 1. in raids. The one silver medal came from the week we killed our starter hammer and we didn’t have enough troops to farm as much as usually.
We had unique boots in our account - also in the end we had small hawk and we rotate small trainer with TheWatchMan.
Must say that our capital was not the best possible.. Only 75% 15c, because this was meant to be small and inactive defence account. I don't know where all those off troops appeared…
For us to lady (small account with only few villages) https://gyazo.com/a92947404ee6c63702c08e4579a10fb0
From us to GD:
First we took big architect before ww-attacks (sorry, but that was too easy to take):
And then Sante and Sakittaja attacked to GD’s WW and evigtut timed his hammer after them.
Here is few reports from last WW-attacks, there were over 20 attacks against our WW and sadly not any of them made any damage to wall or the WW:
From GD to us:
From KORP to us:
When we noticed that even Balou’s hammer didn’t do any damage on time to our ww we decided to cancel last lvl which would be ready before our hammers even landed at KORP’s ww. Also we had several hammers at home which we were sparing for the later use and we decided to use those before server ends, because at that point it was pretty sure that we would win.
We tried to take also KORP’s architect, but they defended that too well, because who wouldn’t if we just took the another alliance’s architect before WW-attacks. Also one of our players didn’t manage to send his hammer and another was few seconds late, but I’m not sure if those would have helped us.
From us to KORP’s architect:
From us to KORP’s WW:
Later we were just trying to use rest of our biggest hammers :
This server was pretty “easy” this time. I was expecting more coordinated actions from our enemies and I was sad when Pepparkakan deleted from KORP - that player seemed to know what was doing…
GD didn’t even made big operations against us - only few players attacked time to time and Ubbelini tried to take small diet plan, but that was too well defended. I also expected that our enemies would have had bigger ww-hammers... Ofc Idiotas attack, which could have dropped our WW with level or two, didn't make it on time.
Leading this alliance however wasn’t the most easiest job. There was several players who needed advising and every time when enemies were attacking we needed to remind players to inform us about those attacks so we would know what to defend. Mostly enemies went trough from some village which weren't informed to us.
But after all we had fun together in LHR and most of our players were active chatting in discord!
Thanks to all players -including enemies!
Especially I want to thank follow players:
WuT - Thanks for being The Best Dual. You made our farmlists so I didn’t had to. Our account wouldn’t have worked without you. Neither our alliance.
Veritasbrow - Thanks for helping leading the alliance. Sorry that I didn’t trust defendings to you.
TheWatchMan: You were nice neighbor and your spears were always ready for defendings.
Sante: You made nice rammer, thanks for that.
Sakittaja: Thanks that you stayed active so long, your hammer was very useful.
Mapnik: Thanks for setting trade routes to our ww-village before you started idling.
Ruanda & Oka: It was nice to chat with you, thanks for the company.
DAD: Thanks for leading 242.
Melon: Thanks for changing from off to def player.
Also everyone who I didn’t mentioned here: Thanks for playing! Our team was nice and there was many potential new players!