- Moved "The Ultimate Battle #1" to February
- Moved AskTravian #13 from 30.01.2019 to 31.01.2019
- Updated a few blog topics
is it a requirement to have residence in, or originate from, GB, Ireland, AUS or the americas?
Nope, not a requirement.
But you should be active and a good fit to represent these communities. If you do not play or engage in these community you will hardly be able to represent them.
When will Nordics 3x start?
If you read the article, you'll notice that the speed servers are updated on a different way. We can't forseen when a speed server start, so we are updating constantly the calendar.
If the server you are mentioning is not in the calendar yet, means that is not yet planned. Just keep yourself updated by checking the calendar and following this thread for more information (every time we update the calendar, we put the changelog here).
I have added one reply and edited the first post, which will include all changelogs. This is how we make sure that all changes are visible for everybody during the month even without the need to read the whole discussion. We also did not pull any server but we changed to combined servers on community request
Discussion of article Calendar January 2019:
QuoteCheck out the Community Calendar for January 2019!
Discussion of article #AskTravian Ep. 11 - Game Design with Jake:
QuoteIn this episode of Ask Travian, our game designer Jake is going to dig deeper into the challenges behind balancing and designing such a complicated game like Travian: Legends. What makes good or bad balancing? How does balancing affect speed? Five Tribes VS Three Tribes. What’s the challenge there?
As far as I know Lemon is busy with some University's tasks, which obviously have the priority.
But he mentioned he is already writing something already in the few spare time. Meanwhile there are other people who wrote, thanks @Safiren for sharing
Not like you've got private messages enabled in the first place.
As mentioned already a couple of time, this account is used not for support but for other purposes. And it is possible that is accessed by different people. The reason the private messages are disabled is because this is not a support account and it might be not logged in for long period of time. That is why we suggest to PM your Community Manager.
Just to make it clear.
No, TK could not fix it, but they could have poked me or Ameno to check it out.
When we say "send a private message" that is not the same thing of getting highlighted in a forum post.
Regarding the archives, we are currently trying to figure out some legal things related to it.
Maybe you have heard about the changes in GDPR at a European level and maybe like me you are receving tons of spam from services you registered in the years that are right now changing their T&C to fit the changes in the law.
We will come back to you as soon as we sort this out.
@Lemon about the poll I think you got some hint and answers via email by the person in charge of the event organization.
I don't think this thread should be closed because the purpose was to gather ideas/feedbacks for the game and the forum. If you'd like we can hide all the comments regarding the survey to keep this thread clean and you can keep discuss it via email with the organization so that this forum remain clean.
@Mercedes I have the private messages locked because moderating and interveen on forum is something I do rarely, and there are weeks in which I have zero time to check the forum, therefore it is not good if I have the private messages open and I do not answer them. If it's about the survey, you can just talk with Lemon and he has a contact person to discuss to.
So basically you are saying we are lying.
There are no logs for who fills the poll if the poll is anonymized, so no we won't be able to see the participants.
And if you are not sure what I am saying, feel free to ask directly to Woltlab (forum developer) here: Forum - WoltLab®
You want to reward participants with Gold but anybody can vote more than once and just put a random forum account, because you have no way to check that the person that filled the form is the person that actually owns a forum account with that name.
No we won't be able to do so, unless that option is flagged.
Anyway, unfortunately I cannot follow this conversation more for today, so any other comment I will answer tomorrow.
You can have anonymous poll also on the forum, you only have to not flag "Publicize participants" and the poll won't show the participants.
That is not true
In the settings of the Google Forum there is a nice flag where you can collect emails (and you do not need to ask them in the form to have them if you limit the answer by only accepting people registered on Google).
So explain me, you want to make a survey to collect data to bring to TG to support your voice and the voice of your community, but you do not want to give TG any access to the data. That sounds a bit odd to me.
As far as I could see from your poll all the question you want to ask can be asked on forum. About being anonymous, considering we have no access to your setting, and that the poll is connected to an official event, eventhough we do not endorse it, we cannot be sure that the private data will remain private.
Google form allow you to collect email addresses and name associated with it and store them. Since we cannot be sure how have you set your form, we cannot allow the usage of a tool that is potentially harmful.
The survey can't be set up as a poll because forum users don't have access to this feature and Templar Knight refused to give the UK forum any more polls after he inadvisably put up a joke one (not realising it was to inflame/insult other alliance members although I did tell him) then got a resulting backlash of complaints.
All users has access to polls since about 2 months more or less in many sections, included this
And I am pretty sure that TK could not refuse or approve this request, simply because he has no access to grant or refuse permissions on the forum. These kind of decision are made with the agreement of all the CM since they affect all the communities and not just one.
Yes I was indeed contacted by Ameno, and changed everything mentioned in the email.
So not really sure why it was removed the 2nd time. I even posted a changelog so everyone could see what was changed.
The survey is still on google - as far as I know Ameno told you that this is not allowed, because you get data (like IP of people) with Google, if you want you can start a poll directly in this thread with the same questions.
Also the survey on google can be filled by the same people thousand of times if you want accurate data you might want to be sure people fill it only once, and you might want to be sure the person that fill it is who they declare to be, isn't it?