Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Travian troubles

From travian website,
Travian is a browser game featuring a world with thousands of other real players. One begins the game acting as a chief of a tiny village.
The problem with travian is that it requires the players to put in their maximum possible amount of time.Thats unrealistic expectation because players have their real life to tend to.
played on two travian worlds each lasting ten days.
On the first world, i played as a newbie and then switched to a different world with a good experience to play. But, being a browser game,and without much interactivity the game demands too much time.After 2 weeks,alliances started building up and i joined in one of them.I met players who played 16 to 20 hrs per day,and they are the successful players. Any players who spared a few hours a day will be farmed like hell, thanks to their system of timed construction where one just gets to watch a timer tick to zero.

Resources keep accumulating and unless you spend your resources wisely in every 6 hrs(max),your resources will be stolen.How can anyone spend their time to check in on travian so many times a day? Most people done even check email, or reddit or digg so many times a day.

And, its unlike WOW,where one can engage in something interesting all the time, watching the timer is a gruesome part of travian.

My advice to any would-be travian players, please keep away from travian unless you want to waste your precious time watching stupid timers all the time (atleast play Warcraft 3 or WOW!).
The fact that one spends a lot of advertisement money does not mean they have a great product in their inventory.

Monday, March 02, 2009

A glimpse of future computing

An inspiring video by Microsoft.
<a href="http://video.msn.com/?mkt=en-GB&playlist=videoByUuids:uuids:a517b260-bb6b-48b9-87ac-8e2743a28ec5&showPlaylist=true&from=shared" target="_new" title="Future Vision Montage">Video: Future Vision Montage</a>