It's been a long time since I last played Travian, and it seems like there have been a number changes within that time; early game simming seems to trump farming, the extended beginners protection option and I'm sure those daily quests are a new addition. However, the biggest difference seems to be the deafening silence on the Forum! So I've decided do my bit to help break the ice.
I thought i'd have a quick look at where the early game alliance are forming, feel free to add your thoughts and any early predictions.
SWANS A - Confederacy with - SWANS B - NA Pact with - ^X^
^X^ - NA Pact with - SWANS A & SWANS B
2.01-X - Confederacy with - 2.01-A - NA Pact with - ***
*** - NA Pact with - 2.01-X
SWANS C (Would've thought they are part of the SWANS group)
SE - Confederacy with - S.E & S-E
SW- Confederacy with - SW2 & SW3- NA Pact with - CÆSAR™ & CÆSAR
CÆ$AR - NA Pact with - SW2 (not sure if they are affiliated with CÆSAR)
DE- Confederacy with - DELTA
CÆSAR - Confederacy with - CÆSAR™ & CÆSAR_NE - NA Pact with - SW
The NE is definitely looking busy, and battle lines look like they are being drawn with SWANS and ^X^ forming NA pacts and 2.01 and *** doing the same. There are also parts of CÆSAR in there too.
There also seems to be 3 big METAs forming SE, SWANS and CÆSAR with CÆSAR going for a cross quadrant approach.
Will be interesting to see how it all pans out.