This is about how my career as reporter started.
Swedish forum 2009
I have been writing about Travian since autumn 2009. I begin to play February 2008 on the Swedish domain. After 1½ year husband got mad at me. I played 18/24/7 and it damaged both work and home. We was four on work and three played, maybe not so strange he got a deeply felt displeasure with Travian.
When we went on the yearly meeting in our community, Sveriges Skomakarmästareförbund, we three Travian players had decided to do an offensive into next quad to take some villages to be closer to the enemy. We sent Ramses home early “to do her packing for the trip” – in fact she had the longest way and had to send her troops ^^. Before it was time for us to go it was my turn so Thardar told my husband they had to go for an errand – so I could send my troops. It took us 5h to reach our destination and we had 2 mini pc with us. Thardar got his troops on the run 10 minutes before the batteries was empty in the last mini on the same moment we arrived to our destination.
Our troops arrived next evening when it was time for the big dinner. We sat there amongst our colleagues calling out happy when our troops hit and sending the mini pc between us with help by our colleagues to defend against the counter attacks with def from the villages we had taken in an earlier offensive.
Not so strange they thought us a bit crazy 😀
In my abstinence I began to read all treads on the Swedish forum and my happiness was total when I found four guys making a newspaper on s2, Filosofiska Nyheter. I asked to join them and week 9 of the server I wrote my first article and my carrier as reporter for Travian begun.
I told the players I was the fifth tribe and should have immunity as reporter – it was granted – lol – I must be unique to have had immunity in a war game!
To avoid my husbands anger I started my habit to do observation accounts. To write is a intellectual thing and don’t cause as much disagreements. I still use too much time on the game…
I have kept up my knowledge about the game by working as embedded reporter sometimes and trough the sitter function in game. When my abstinence from real playing have been to hard to withstand I have sneaked in on other servers in secret to have my fill of farming (chuckle). I also love to build pop, the accounts I’ve been visiting mostly have ended on top10.
My newspaper on .se ended abruptly when I was permabanned. I wrote too much about other domains and it was my fault that .se lost so many players. I think that the failure with T4, all troubles TG had in the beginning and of course the massive golding in T4 caused a lot more players to quit than my writings.
International forum 2011
I moved my newspaper to .com and wrote about the second qualification. To do a newspaper of that size, compare with 15-20 A4 papers, took to much time and I tested another way in Final 2012. More like a blog and I called it Safirens Corner.
The interest for my Corner was overwhelming. When the final ended it had a total of over 100.000 viewings, more then any tread except admins own.
Admins on the .com forum tired on me at 40K viewings and perma banned me. I constantly stretched the rules and ignored warnings, they said. My readers wanted my Corner so they helped me and took turns to publish my posts until the end of the server. 3 days before final ended admins got enough of it, closed my Corner and perma banned the one posting my latest interview.
The .com forum rules is hardest of them all, it’s not easy to keep on the right side and I tried to hold my interviews as proper as possible. But what my readers wanted to read about didn’t make admins happy. I let my targets talk from their heart about all that went wrong in the final and that wasn’t appreciated.
I think that beside my bending of the rules the greatest cause to my ban is that TG thought I had too much influence on the players behaviour. I have been told that I have a too strong personality. Even if that is true or not I have to admit I’m very stubborn and it’s not easy to keep me from writing.
Russian forum 2012
When I was banned from .com forum I asked for permission to open my Corner at the Russian forum and that was granted by their admins. Russians have an aversion against USA you know ^^. The Russian forum allows much that is forbidden on other forums. I only got a warning for the same story.
Safirens Corner 2013
When I was banned also my IPs was blocked, both from home and work. I tried to change at home but even if I turned off my router for a whole day I still got the same back. I realized that I had lost all my writings on com, there was no open archive. In the spring 2013 I started Safirens Corner to use as my own archive – and since then I have tried to recover my old posts and always remember to have proper copies saved here
Back on International 2016
In September 2016 Ameno, admin from .ru forum, was the new admin for .com forum. I took the chance and wrote begging for mercy. And I was granted it! I have promised to not make more jokes about TG…
I also wrote to the Swedish forum admin and they let me back in too.
Thanks, I really appreciate it!
Official reporter for Tournament .com 2017
I was contacted by Travian Games march 2017. They asked if I was interested to be Official reporter for Tournament, I agreed and here are we now 🙂
From .ru forum 19.11.2012
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