as you probably know, Travian has this thing called "morale bonus". It only applies when a bigger player is attacking a smaller player. It accounts for a total population of attacking player vs. the total population of a defending player. Based on the difference, it applies certain bonus def % of the defending troops - up to 50% (basically a value of a teut wall). If a player with 10000 population was attacking a player with the population of 2, then that player would have 50% def bonus as a result of this statistic.
I was thinking and I think that this "feature" or whatever you want to call it, is kinda busted. Most servers post day 40 or something, turn into ALLIANCE vs ALLIANCE battles, you rarely see some lone wolves trying stuff. And when its players battling spawns, the difference is minimal (and troop amounts are so little that morale bonus it gives is little).
Travian evolved loads in the past years (mainly talking about tactics). Few years ago, you would be running OPs once every 2 weeks, if you were good Now it moved to all sorts of stuff. From assembling cata villags for artefacts/plans, to hitting feeders AND caps 2-3 times a week. A lot more effort gets put into winning a server, since competition is also more fierce. Now onto my actual point.
If a player with less population makes a catapult village (or an oasis stealing village) that is like 3 hours away from an opponnet with a hammer, then he will have usually like 20-30% def bonus just from the population difference. The attacker then sends his hammer and the alliance from the cata village guy sends druids to respond (TS buffed with druids is... something). And BAM, there is 50k druids in there within 2,5 hours and 30% extra def bonus. If a player sent his whole hammer, its gonna die.
I know that it would die without or with the bonus, but the loss of druids would be greater. Especially considering those werent even his druids. It doesnt make sense for the druids from another player to get the buff.
Would changing it that only troops from that players get the morale bonus make any sense? Or maybe ALLIANCE population difference or something along those lines
Let me know what you think of morale bonus.