PDA

View Full Version : Guide to Plus Features.



Touched
06 Dec 2010, 10:14 PM
- Guide to Plus Features and the Benefits -

What is Plus?

Plus (Travian Plus) is a feature available by activating it at the side bar, a little button just above Support called "Travian Plus"

http://i709.photobucket.com/albums/ww97/Mrl_Travian/plusaccount.png

Plus enables certain features which can be very handy for gameplay, nothing too special but if you afford to activate it's very worth the ~1.5 gold a day.

The Features

A list of features and a basic summary of what they do in a short paragraph can be found here. (http://s5.travian.co.uk/plus.php?id=2) However this guide will go into slightly more detail and give you an insight into how they can be used in an in-game situation.

Graphs

Plus offers five graphs to track your process in the game, they include number of villages, number of units, troops killed, rank and finally resource production. These graphs can be handy to see how well your account is progressing over recent weeks/months and to see where problem spots may have been.

http://i709.photobucket.com/albums/ww97/Mrl_Travian/resource-graph.png

Village(s) Overview

Arguably the handiest tool in the Plus collection, is the village overview, five screens (a hidden sixth can be accessed by using this link - http://s?.travian.?/dorf3.php?s=6 - you need to insert your server and domain) which show some handy info when trying to manage a higher amount of villages, the overview can be accessed by pressing Villages once you have two or more, otherwise you need to use a direct link - http://s?.travian.?/dorf3, once again this is server and domain dependent.

http://i709.photobucket.com/albums/ww97/Mrl_Travian/xplusfeature-1.png

Some information is sensitive to the particular account and has been removed, the image has also been rezised to make this thread slightly less of an eyesaw.

The Village Overview contains five screens;


Overview - A overview, showing construction orders and troops training and incoming/outgoing reinforcements and attacks to each particular village.
Resources - Shows total resources on the account and in each village also includes merchants total and available.
Warehouse - Shows how much of the warehouse/granary of each village is filled in % and time remaining until overflow.
Culture Points - Ongoing celebrations, if there is potential to hold one (a town hall) the CP each village naturally accumulates each day, expansion slots of each village and any settlers/chiefs.
Troop Counts - Gives a total count of all troops on the account, including each village individually. Note this is troops trained in the village, not present.

Construction Waiting Loop

Another very handy feature, comes in very handy throughout the game but also has an effectiveness when queuing the final levels of a WW, once they're queued any infrastructure damage has no effect making it a definite yes for any alliance wanting to win.

The feature allows you to add another construction order to the queue, however the building will not commence until the last order has finished and 60 seconds have passed, it may add extra time however it's good for queuing things when you are just about to go out etc.. Roman's can also use this by queuing three things, a resource field, a building and an extra order.

http://i709.photobucket.com/albums/ww97/Mrl_Travian/xconstructionorder.png

Links + Notepad

- Links

The links are an almost essential tool for all farmers, allowing you to link certain farms and/or areas where your farms are, however they can also be used for many other things. For example you can have links to an alliance forum, a certain message, the notepad, marketplace and also clever little ways of sending resources to the hammer with just the push of a button. Also you can use the links for external websites, however this can be a bit annoying if you forget to press ctrl as well, as the link opens in the same tab, losing what you were doing.

http://i709.photobucket.com/albums/ww97/Mrl_Travian/xLinkexample.png

- Notebook

Handy to list building achievements or an order for the next few days when you don't get chance to talk to duals or just to remind yourself each time you log on. The notebook is a bit of an add-on to the impressive features, most things can be achieved through IGM and IM's such as Skype, however some dual teams may prefer/like to use the notebook as well.

http://i709.photobucket.com/albums/ww97/Mrl_Travian/0000000.png

Other Features

Travian Plus includes many other features not mentioned above, such as the larger map - the ability to open a bigger map (13x13 as opposed to 7x7) out in a pop-out or in the same window, this allows for easier scrolling of the map and the ability to check for threats that you may have missed without it.

http://i709.photobucket.com/albums/ww97/Mrl_Travian/xlargermap-1.png

Another great set of Plus makes reports and messaging in-game a lot easier, with the ability to archive certain messages/reports and the all-tick button you can easily sieve through reports and messages with the ability to delete them 10x faster than those without plus. You can sort your messages in different ways etc..

Finally, Plus offers two more features, one very handy for hammer building with many villages and another which can help cut your report workload down. The first allows you to auto-complete in the marketplace when typing, so once you have typed enough of your village name out, the marketplace will complete for you, this helps when sending 10+ loads of res to your hammer vil, and makes it all round easier. The other is the ability to stop certain reports, by ticking certain boxes in the Preferences tab on your profile you can stop reports such as resource movement between your own villages, incomings from foreign villages and outgoing resources to foreign villages, all very helpful when shifting lots of resources.

*Avi's T3.6 Guide [Gold Club] (http://archive.forum.travian.in/showthread.php?p=32195)

Touched.

Comments welcomed, please criticise constructively. [wub]

*Change Log.
Creation: - 10th Sept 2010 at 20:32
Slight Edit: - 12th Sept 2010 at 17:57
Title change, appearance/layout edit and addition of Avi's Gold Club guide [link] (http://archive.forum.travian.in/showthread.php?p=32195) - 22nd Sept 2010 at 17:17
C+P'd to .co.uk domain forum 6th December 2010 at 22:13

Cryos
06 Dec 2010, 10:18 PM
Well written guide. Very useful

Cait
06 Dec 2010, 11:08 PM
it looks great
spelling error - eyesore not eyesaw ....
will go back to reading now

In the construction loop I'd mention its really helpful for sitters too - as its one of the big gripes if sitting someone without plus - that you cant queue lots of stuff then do your own account

in the links bit - could you show how to do an example? as its hard explaining to someone (and is like you said a really great feature)

Overall - really great guide.

A lot of this stuff isnt obvious at all when you first get plus - so its great to have a guide to all the different features (may have just been me who didnt understand the times on warehouse for the first server :D)


Cait

Cryos
06 Dec 2010, 11:09 PM
Its better then some other guides around here :P

Meow!
07 Dec 2010, 12:31 AM
- Links
Also you can use the links for external websites, however this can be a bit annoying if you forget to press ctrl as well, as the link opens in the same tab, losing what you were doing.


You can put in a * at the end of the link in the link target box to specify that the link should open in a new window (of course that assumes you want to open a new window every time you click on it). :)

Touched
07 Dec 2010, 07:22 AM
You can put in a * at the end of the link in the link target box to specify that the link should open in a new window (of course that assumes you want to open a new window every time you click on it). :)

I never knew that D: I'll mention that up there.

@Snofooz, I'll add all of that in when I get back on tonight - thankyou!

ElementalGoDz
08 Dec 2010, 06:40 PM
Nice Guide but you could include information about Plus Features

Purplejelly86
08 Dec 2010, 06:42 PM
Nice Guide but you could include information about Plus Features

He does..? :|

ElementalGoDz
08 Dec 2010, 08:42 PM
What about 25% Reource Bonus/Gold Club/10% Att/Def Bonus

Purplejelly86
08 Dec 2010, 08:45 PM
What about 25% Reource Bonus/Gold Club/10% Att/Def Bonus

They're nothing to do with plus. (dull)

They're separate things you buy, this guide is about all that comes when you buy Plus itself. Also the attack and defence bonus doesn't even exist any more.

ElementalGoDz
08 Dec 2010, 08:58 PM
Yes, but it's still on Classic, and ok.

Touched
08 Dec 2010, 11:20 PM
Yes, but it's still on Classic, and ok.

Guides referring to classic features are not the norm, and thus I'd have mentioned in an introduction/title if it was a Classic guide.

As Shaun said they're not part of plus, and there's not much to write about 25% more resources :D

Tombo457
08 Dec 2010, 11:27 PM
Great guide Marc :cookie:

Secondly, you should write a seperate guide on the 25% resource bonus

Touched
09 Dec 2010, 07:19 AM
Great guide Marc :cookie:

Secondly, you should write a seperate guide on the 25% resource bonus

Never thought I'd get any compliment out of you D:

I may do one on all the other features, but with Avi's Gold Club one there's not much left :(

Tombo457
09 Dec 2010, 05:16 PM
Never thought I'd get any compliment out of you D:

I may do one on all the other features, but with Avi's Gold Club one there's not much left :(

Oh you didn't notice the sarcasm :horse:

Secondly, yeh theres so many guides around now there's not alot you could do one on :|, Maybe try looking at older guides and trying to revamp them?

Alex50036
09 Dec 2010, 07:49 PM
nice guide but theres a few grammarical and spelling errors

JYD
09 Dec 2010, 10:41 PM
nice guide but theres a few grammarical and spelling errors

Tut Tut grammatical :)

Touched
09 Dec 2010, 11:14 PM
nice guide but theres a few grammarical and spelling errors

I know, but meh :p