[Discussion] New Anglosphere Ambassador! 🏛️

  • As presented here, our candidates to be the next Anglosphere ambassadors are:

    - Cay890

    - WdwndSpecialist



    Cay890 presentation:



    WdwndSpecialist presentation:



    Please don't hesitate to ask them some questions before making up your mind!


    As a reminder, you can ➡️ VOTE HERE ⬅️ and you have until Friday, October 16th at 23:59 UTC+2 to vote.

  • Who? 1 and 2 posts. Not to be rude, but I would rather have no one represent Anglosphere, if there aren’t any experienced players up for the vote.

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  • Question for the candidates: What are your thoughts on the map.sql file, a possible API, and TG support for third party tool development in general?

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  • Who? 1 and 2 posts. Not to be rude, but I would rather have no one represent Anglosphere, if there aren’t any experienced players up for the vote.

    Seconded. You can't represent a community you aren't even really part of. Did nobody else even apply?


    Also the second guy talking about not using duals because it goes against his ethics? Does that sound like a top level player? Or someone who represents the community?


    Genuinely hope they give us the option to vote for 'Nobody'

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  • Pretty disappointing candidates, I don't believe they necessarily understand the depths and ins and outs of Travian, it's a good job I'm not expecting much.


    PS I think I could knock up a more original presentation standing on my head*


    PPS IMHO the big problem facing WWW servers (& possibly others) is asymmetric teams, e.g. there is usually a dominant team that kills competition on the server around about plan time. I don't know if F&S, Pandora or Codex Victoria or the new beta provides a cure but I think some sort of seeding is needed to split the top players into different teams and make a tight game of it.


    * I've had a beer, so the veracity of this comment should be questioned.

  • Who? 1 and 2 posts. Not to be rude, but I would rather have no one represent Anglosphere, if there aren’t any experienced players up for the vote.

    I agree with this. While I appreciate the fact that people stepped up to do what most people didn't want to do, I find it somewhat difficult to support people who aren't active in the community, whether that's the forums or the discord. Makes me wonder if I should have listened to BB :/ How are they supposed to do their job as an ambassador and work with the players to bring player concerns/suggestions to TG if they don't interact with them, or have any experience in interacting with them in the first place? While I can get behind supporting a new person to the community who wants to try and fill the ambassador slot, its kind of off putting that they would only want to interact with the community after they get the position, and not before as shown by their message history in the discord/forums. The bar has been set pretty high by the previous ambassador, so you have pretty big shoes to fill. Good luck.

    Back to the main point of this thread, a few questions for our 2 potential ambassadors, as I know absolutely nothing about you other than your small intro posted in the initial post:

    As I've mentioned, you two seem to have barely interacted with the current community whether its discord or the forums from my quick searches. What steps will you take to interact more with the community? When will you take these steps?
    How many Travian Legends servers have you played?

    Are you actively playing on any Anglosphere server currently?

    What made you want to become an ambassador for the Anglosphere servers, out of all other servers?
    In your opinion, what is the biggest problem with the current state of the game?
    Are you a gold user? If so, how much/little do you spend in a server? (Are you a whale, or do you just generally buy as much gold as you need and not a bit extra?)
    What can you bring to the table that you feel others can't?

    Who was the previous Anglosphere Ambassador?


    I hope that you can answer all of these questions as it would give me a good idea of what to expect from you as while your intros told me a few things about you, they were pretty lacking on things that I actually wanted to know about you as our potential ambassador. To be a bit blunt, I don't really care about the other servers you've played, as I'd prefer you to be much more familiar with the Legends servers, as that's the server your position will be revolving around and the only kind of server that I play. If you're not familiar at all with the Legends servers, then I'm sorry to say, you either have a ton of catching up to do, or you're not fit for this position in which case I would agree with Jett and would rather not vote for either of you.


    Good luck to the both of you

    Valk

  • I see this is going to be a tough crowd of criticism, but neither of us lack experience. Don't equate posting on a forum to experience. I began on 3.0 and remember when you got to choose your hero and raiding oasis were useless for early game resources. I've been through all the major improvements since then and participated on the special, speed, and tournament servers, but my favorite hands down is regular WW servers. It's the right pace for a casual gamer who is also a top 100 pop / attack or defense / hero. To be any more competitive, I'd have to cut out sleep, real life, or recruit a dual. This is a game, although my wife thinks its my life, and I see no reason to alter its balance with a dual just to be top 10 on a server. I own 100% of my success or failure to the account and I prefer that. But hey, if you want a dual or a team of people playing one account then do what you personally enjoy. I see the thrill of being #1 on a server. I understand the logistics of having a dual for work-life balance. Do what suites your ambitions. And if we meet up on a future server, just remember that I'm outperforming you 1 on 2. :P


    Now for the elephant. I have basically zero posts here. I think its fair to say I'm not fully a part of this community. As an introvert, I prefer to listen and only speak when the focus is on me (that's generally not a forum). I don't need to repeat what someone else already said. Address me directly though and we can have a meaningful conversation. As an ambassador, I will continue to listen and synthesis information to provide qualitative data. You can also message me on Discord or in game.


    Genuinely hope they give us the option to vote for 'Nobody'

    I also support that as a valid response, so if you believe neither of us are acceptable, send your "likes" there so there is an easy numerical way to compare votes.

  • if we meet up on a future server, just remember that I'm outperforming you 1 on 2. :P

    I don't know who you are but I already know I could do you 1 v 1 . <3

    . Don't equate posting on a forum to experience.

    Now for the elephant. I have basically zero posts here. I think its fair to say I'm not fully a part of this community. As an introvert, I prefer to listen and only speak when the focus is on me (that's generally not a forum). I don't need to repeat what someone else already said. Address me directly though and we can have a meaningful conversation. As an ambassador, I will continue to listen and synthesis information to provide qualitative data. You can also message me on Discord or in game.

    Its not about equating forum posts with experience, there are lots of experienced players who don't use the forum. The issue with not using it is that you're not using the place where players outside of your circle can express their views.


    And tbh, I don't think we want a backseat lurker who doesn't express his own opinions as a representative. We need someone who will actually put forward views with some backbone.

    I prefer to listen and only speak when the focus is on me (that's generally not a forum). I don't need to repeat what someone else already said. Address me directly though and we can have a meaningful conversation.

    Firstly *cringe*


    Secondly, so what will you be like in a room full of people who don't automatically want to listen to you? Besides useless I mean?


    People might use the forum to express their views and suggestions, they shouldn't need to directly contact you in order to be heard.


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    If this is the best we've got, I'm gonna start a campaign for 'No-one' or at least a new round of interviews. <3

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  • Question for the candidates: What are your thoughts on the map.sql file, a possible API, and TG support for third party tool development in general?

    I can't answer the technical portion of this question and will need you to explain in more detail. I believe third parties can more readily identify and create solutions to gamers' wants (and for free). But regardless of my individual support, where there is community support I will pursue it. You'll just have to spend time explaining things I don't understand.


    As I've mentioned, you two seem to have barely interacted with the current community whether its discord or the forums from my quick searches. What steps will you take to interact more with the community? When will you take these steps?
    How many Travian Legends servers have you played?

    Are you actively playing on any Anglosphere server currently?

    What made you want to become an ambassador for the Anglosphere servers, out of all other servers?
    In your opinion, what is the biggest problem with the current state of the game?
    Are you a gold user? If so, how much/little do you spend in a server? (Are you a whale, or do you just generally buy as much gold as you need and not a bit extra?)
    What can you bring to the table that you feel others can't?

    Who was the previous Anglosphere Ambassador?

    It sounds like there will not be a shortage of people messaging me directly with their thoughts. I can be reached here or Discord (WdwndSpecialist#0872). I will create threads, channels, or other recommended methods of preferred communication. Feel free to pint me if you're looking for my attention.

    I have lost count of my Travian Legends servers (they are my preferred server), but I can estimate that at normal speed, one a year is 15.

    I am currently on Anglo 6.

    I used to play on .com or .us and only speak English. Is there something more to this question that you could clarify? I feel my response is lacking what you are looking for.

    I'm glad the multi/tech problems are already being addressed. Acquiring and retaining new players to fill servers is a concern I want to further address.

    Yes, I use 1-2k gold a server. I have real bills to pay, but putting in $75 is the equivalent of buying a console game and I want to support Travian Games.

    I'll try some humor at this one - an application and interview. I can't believe there were only 7 responses. Sometimes, the best person to do the job is the one willing to do it. I'm not special whereas someone else can't, but as said, I listen well.

    As easy as this one would have been to just look up, it was BlackBlade.

  • Ok, i will do it.

    Pick me for ambassador #VoteLoffe2020 & i'll make travian great again.

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  • This will probably be an unpopular opinion, but I don't see the point in flaming TG or the people who applied to be ambassadors and made it through. No one else stepped up, none of the so called experienced players cared enough to do it. To then proceed to complain that you don't know any of the ones who applied is kinda laughable.


    I think the least you should do is give the ones who applied a chance (and not for example jump on a personal game-play choice, and completely ignore the other priorities they will focus on if they are elected), see how they reply and engage with the community. If they then don't engage at all, or don't care about your opinions, you can complain. But atm, you're right out of the gate being hostile towards them, when they decided they were willing to dedicate a portion of their free time to try to better the game, when no one else was.


    I will also note, to be selected for the voting, both candidates would have had to go through a discord interview with multiple TG employees, so I very much doubt they would be incapable of engaging in a discussion with them.

  • I will also note, to be selected for the voting, both candidates would have had to go through a discord interview with multiple TG employees, so I very much doubt they would be incapable of engaging in a discussion with them.

    Wnd said he only speaks when the attention is automatically focused on him (as it would be in an interview). My doubt is on how he can interact in a group of people who aren't automatically looking for his opinion, based on what he has said.

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  • All you need is an email address to vote. Nice one. Who wants 20+ votes?


    Can you add MJ to the voting too, just so we can vote nobody over him as well? Talking a lot for someone who disappeared for 2 years

    What reports are you meant to show off if you're a defensive player? :(


    My name is Alex, not Mark :)

  • All you need is an email address to vote. Nice one. Who wants 20+ votes?


    Can you add MJ to the voting too, just so we can vote nobody over him as well? Talking a lot for someone who disappeared for 2 years

    Oh dear, I'd love to say I missed you, but lets be real, we both know it'd be a lie. <3


    Yes, how dare I do other things in life and forget about travian. Shocking and outrageous thing to do. I'll just comfort myself with having spent almost none of those two years at home, instead being out and experiencing the world a bit.


    What were you doing in those two years again? Working in Birmingham or some other craphole and playing travian? <3 Damn, I was really missing out.


    Its okay, I'll be gone in a few months again. When all this lockdown and all that ends, I'll again have no interest in Travian. After I finish AS3, of course.

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  • This will probably be an unpopular opinion, but I don't see the point in flaming TG or the people who applied to be ambassadors and made it through. No one else stepped up, none of the so called experienced players cared enough to do it. To then proceed to complain that you don't know any of the ones who applied is kinda laughable.


    I think the least you should do is give the ones who applied a chance (and not for example jump on a personal game-play choice, and completely ignore the other priorities they will focus on if they are elected), see how they reply and engage with the community. If they then don't engage at all, or don't care about your opinions, you can complain. But atm, you're right out of the gate being hostile towards them, when they decided they were willing to dedicate a portion of their free time to try to better the game, when no one else was.


    I will also note, to be selected for the voting, both candidates would have had to go through a discord interview with multiple TG employees, so I very much doubt they would be incapable of engaging in a discussion with them.

    I don’t think anyone is flaming the people who applied, we are mostly just questioning who they actually are...And knowing TG, if we don’t complain now, nothing will happen as they will just ignore us and call us trolls once a decision have been made.


    Great if they have managed to get through the interviews, but it doesn’t help me know who they are, and I have asked quite a lot of people in the Anglosphere community, but no one seems to know either of them.


    I’m sure that they would both be able to be an ambassador, but I don’t think they would be the voice we need on Anglosphere.


    (All of this is based on their intro posts, since it has been impossible to find someone who knows them.)