which browser are you using? I had problems with captchas at one point and ended up using chrome to see it.
I slept in and went to make an account on the 7day world anyways ... to find that I can't. It gives me links to login to that server but no where can I register to play on that server.
no ww, no arties, normal speed 7 days which should be 5 days of bp i believe ... I want to do it to practice starts.
Each faction should have access to the same early small arties to balance it out ... i like that most of the unique arties have changed locations and the big vp region ...
i get that this is in part designed to work against premade alliances, but trying to understand how factions affect alliances, knowing if 2 alliances in the same faction are automatically confeds, ... so many questions that need clarification.
I like it mostly so far, but the information is so vague that no one will know what they are doing. Even returning players are likely scratching their heads trying to figure out what is going on. Some discussion about the idea behind factions would help give insight a to how to play this server.
If veteran regional players are scratching their heads, new players will be even more lost.
The word "dual" usually implies two but the rule says "two or more" without a limit. As a result, we are now seeing teams of 4, 5, 6, 7 or more people sharing a single account. They play "shifts" so the accounts are active 24 hours a day and are usually highly aggressive.
This represents an unfair advantage to the great majority of players who are single players and do things like sleep, eat etc.
I would say allowing "teams" of people to run a single account is the equivalent of using scripts/bots in the sense of the effect it has: the account is active in an abnormal way - abnormal for normal, single players.
A limit needs to be put on the number of people who can operate a single account, to keep things fair for everyone. In rule § 1.3 where it says "two or more", the "more" should be quantified.
First, I disagree with the terminology used in your topic title ... abuse of duals insinuates that there is rules being broken or side stepped.
Then somehow you equate duals to running bots or scripts and that they should be allowed to even out the playing field which by currently rules is a bannable offense, and who wants to play a game they only have to log into once a week?
There is a learning curve to this game that is dramatic the instant beginners protection drops. One of the best ways to learn how to play is to find someone with skill, knowledge and patience in the game and dual with them. You learn the ebb and flow of the game. what to build, when to build it, what troops to train in which village and why. When to attack, when to raid, when to defend, when to dodge and spend down.
Wouldn't it make more sense to maybe have a mentorship program of some type and maybe have a reward based on the experience a new player has learning to play the game? It may not be plausable but it might encourage new people to play or existing players to continue to playing.
I have played other games like League of Legends, League of Angels, and then other war games all having some features not too far off Travian. Not one have I gone back to after stepping away for any length of time. Travian is the game I keep coming back to because it is NOT LIKE ANY OTHER GAME OUT THERE. I keep coming back to Travian for the community and for the challenge. Don't try to be like other games. They are not more successful and actually have a higher rate of one time players and fewer long term players. Travian is different, don't try to make it just another game.
I would like to see maybe an option of a throwback server. Even if there is a poll to vote on previous version possibilities once a year.
But please, whatever choice you make going forward, don't become just another game like all the rest.
It sounds like you are on a server scheduled for a rollback .. read the highlighted forum messages from staff. They are working hard to get several servers going again today.
On the anglosphere Codex, all the natars disappeared. Returning raids from them are coming back with the cords blanked out so its not a browser issue