Quick information for all lore geeks among Travian community - new interview carried out by Martin (Minister of Information in Travian) is available on official forums. This time Martin interviewed Jake, game designer. Here is the excerpt to encourage you to read the whole piece:
What exactly is Scattered Empire?
We introduced the Roman Empire with Ancient Europe last year and will continue now with Scattered Empire. The name “Scattered Empire” stems from the Roman Empire, which broke apart. The regions that were left over now have to be conquered by the players. There will be fierce battles over complete regions and within each region, villages can be built and battles can also be fought against others. This means that players have to focus on many villages this time.
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