Just want to say L.A's guide:
Might be a tad out of date, but is a very good representation of the Min/maxing you can do in travian, go check it out if your stuck for ideas.
Read Avi's T4.2 Quest guide, look at it and plan your moves. (Maybe later I will post the complete guide through the quests, if you want to use it you have to join my alliance on the next uk4.
Day 1 targets: (DO NOT FAIL.)
All feilds level 3
Level 10 cranny
And level 1 cranny on every spare tile in village
All quests done (might only possible with gold)
Reach your v1's res prod cap.
You CAN raid, if you want.
But otherwise get level 5s.
Settle v2, join an alliance look at the map. Make a plan.
Do not have fun in travian.
Under any circumstances.
Build your village, build your armies, crush your enemies. Join an alliance full of people, work with them to win the game.
Where's the fun in that eh?
Vid: (how to Travian basic, audio guide with some basic pictures) its basic.
Random song for village building:
Oh btw if there's stuff you want adding go ahead and suggest bellow. Tried to keep this as simple as possible.