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    Hero is way too much of an influence. All I think about is the next adventure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wojownik View Post
    Looks like a decent guide! I know that I practiced a number of the things you mentioned, especially with the hero. Also, you may want to make more of your guide dedicated to your hero, considering how much your hero affects you in T4... just a thought.
    Yeah I'm thinking of doing one but quite a few people have already started on them, what I might do is add like an extra step to this guide with some stuff about how to really utilise your hero and the extra features around him in a good start.

    Quote Originally Posted by ChipmunkChang View Post
    Hero is way too much of an influence. All I think about is the next adventure.
    Yeah they do seem to have that affect, but once you get further into the game you won't pay much attention.
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    Pretty nice guide.
    Always scout!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilgav View Post
    Pretty nice guide.
    Thanks mate.
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    Bonus Content: Using Cages & Artworks

    Using Cages:

    Cages are a massive part of Travian 4 but they are overrated. If you get a set of cages while still on your first village you should use them as it'll most likely mean that you can fight off any raiders who attack you, combined with your wall and your hero it'll make sure no raiding troops return. Don't bother buying any extra cages in an auction as I promise that later on you'll regret it later in the game when you realise the cages were overpriced and a couple of animals aren't going to cause a problem to even a medium sized force.


    Artworks:

    Artworks are very useful throughout the game and this means their prize on the auction block can go up massively, on the closed beta I saw one go for nearly 100K in silver, honestly the maximum they are worth is about 8K, don't pay anything above that. Don't use them as soon you get them, do some calculations, work out the point at which using the artwork will get you the most CP and let your hit the goal for your next village.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve10 View Post
    Step 3: Am I Ready?
    Step 3c: Prey & Predators:

    You'll be very close to the end of Beginners protection at this point so start looking out in your 13x13 for your victims in the first round of waves, because walls have become a thread I suggest looking for players under 9 population as they are unable to have a barracks and troops and unlikely to have a wall or have caught any animals in traps. These will be your first victims. At the same time make sure to find and avoid raiding any active looking Teutons in your area, remember them for later as they are likely to be going for the same farms you are.

    Why do you not want people to attack teutons at this time? I only hit mostly teutons before I get scouts, because they have the least defense. Why are you discoraging that at this time? Also you might want to add, always attack a farm with all your troops and your hero the first time attacking them. Then you can start raiding them.

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve10 View Post
    Step 4: The Hunt

    Step 4b: Report Raiding:

    Forget Gold Club for raiding, just use your reports, it's easier to manage and now you'll be able to see whether your trips are coming back full without even opening the report. If you see the report is full click on it an see what happens, then use the new options available and repeat the raid.
    Report raiding is easyer in T4, but so is the farm list. In the farm list you can send 20 raids with one click, and you can still see how many res. you got from it the last time. You might want to add how to use that.


    Quote Originally Posted by Steve10 View Post
    Step 8: Moving Out


    [I]This is the final step I'll be doing in the guide since once this is done I'd say that we're past the stagge (prehaps fix the spelling to stage?) where I would still say the account is in 'start' mentality although the decisions you make on this step will shape the rest of your server. Be careful to make sure you have enough culture points to settle before your settlers are done, if not have another party or buy an artwork.
    In Travian 4 there are a large number of 150% croppers in the middle of the map in an area called the Grey Zone, if you settle in the Grey Zone none of the villages you settle there will produce Culture Points. Also if you settle within the Grey Zone you will come under attack by a large number of natars with multiple catapult waves. However you can still find 150% croppers and other great croppers outside the zone but they are quite a bit rarer than previously. For me as a raiding Roman I find the perfect second village would be a cropper in my 13x13, although occasionally if you are truly dominating you're local area then I might suggest settling normal 4/4/4/6 next to the cropper to stake your claim and to make sure that you have decent production before settling the cropper as a third village.

    Could you tell us how large the grey zone is? Where does it extend to?



    Overall I think this is a good guide. Prehaps you should make a guide for all tribes. That would help people more. Anyway, Great job!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryton View Post
    Why do you not want people to attack teutons at this time? I only hit mostly teutons before I get scouts, because they have the least defense. Why are you discoraging that at this time? Also you might want to add, always attack a farm with all your troops and your hero the first time attacking them. Then you can start raiding them.
    That step you quoted is for when you are still in beginners protection but the main reason for not attacking Teutons immediately is that we don't want them to send raids against you even if they get nothing, with their larger numbers of clubs to your legs at this point catching them at home might cause more damage to you then you'll be able to raid off them.

    Report raiding is easyer in T4, but so is the farm list. In the farm list you can send 20 raids with one click, and you can still see how many res. you got from it the last time. You might want to add how to use that.
    I still believe that report raiding is better then ever on T4 because you have the ability to send raids again without taking ages to set it up and reports give a lot more information than before. So I still prefer report raiding.

    Could you tell us how large the grey zone is? Where does it extend to?
    Because of the way it's done the best I can say is that it stretches to around 22 squares away from 0|0 in each direction but it can be slightly different at different points but the max seems to be 22.

    Overall I think this is a good guide. Prehaps you should make a guide for all tribes. That would help people more. Anyway, Great job!
    Thanks for the good comment, I plan on doing more guides on different topics but the other tribes ones might have to wait as I haven't had time to play T4 with other tribes yet. Might collaborate with someone else doing a Teuton guide but can't really do my own until I've played it with one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve10 View Post
    That step you quoted is for when you are still in beginners protection but the main reason for not attacking Teutons immediately is that we don't want them to send raids against you even if they get nothing, with their larger numbers of clubs to your legs at this point catching them at home might cause more damage to you then you'll be able to raid off them.
    Ok. I agree.



    I still believe that report raiding is better then ever on T4 because you have the ability to send raids again without taking ages to set it up and reports give a lot more information than before. So I still prefer report raiding.
    Yah, that is just a personal prefrance. I like farm lists, you like report raiding. That is fine.


    Because of the way it's done the best I can say is that it stretches to around 22 squares away from 0|0 in each direction but it can be slightly different at different points but the max seems to be 22.
    Wew! I was afraid that it extended like 50-100 squares!



    Thanks for the good comment, I plan on doing more guides on different topics but the other tribes ones might have to wait as I haven't had time to play T4 with other tribes yet. Might collaborate with someone else doing a Teuton guide but can't really do my own until I've played it with one.
    Good. I will be waiting.
    Last edited by Bryton; 02-21-2011 at 11:41 PM.
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    Yeah, got my sites on a full hero item guide next, some people have done half guides or guides of just weapons so I might as well put them all down when I have time.
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    I was wondering if there was any chance of this getting moved into the Guides section or maybe a new Guides Section being made for T4 only guides/FAQs because there seem to be a fair few in the General forum but they are slipping off the page.
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