This is a long game and a lot can happen. Right now we, like many others I assume are just working to build the ground for artes and time after that.
We are just getting started!
Definitely, we can see teams getting very busy, laying the ground work with artefacts now just looming around the corner. We should be recognising the Gallant effort of teams not even half the size of others, already out there prepared to take on much larger metas. For that I take my hat off to Dnd and Ikea on such an amazing effort!
Also regarding techs. It is not about the quantity, but quality and how you use them. We don't have many, but we try to find the best ways to use them as an alliance.
TEN, afaik are aswell just learning. But everyone can make their own assumptions on how we are doing with that compared to others.
Agreed, this server even I’ve had to learn to tech, as you say it’s far from a solo effort if it’s done properly.
Obviously we know that alliances like Ten still use them, it’s just that they haven’t quite got the knack imho to use them as strategically just yet.
Travian is evolving, the teams that shine the most, will be those that can learn to adapt to it’s changes and coordinate this well as a team.