The following information was released shortly before the forums were down for 10 days, and apparently got lost in the shuffle. It is being posted here, however belatedly, for information and reference. The information comes from HQ and was originally posted at the end of March (keep that in mind when a timeframe is given).

Dear Travian players,

New Travian 4 had a great launch and we are getting a lot of positive feedback. We want to thank you for the constructive feedback we got during the beta tests.

During the last weeks we collected the most asked questions around all Travian countries and want to answer them now. Some in detail and some not as we want to have some surprises left for you.

Best regards
Your Travian Team

TG told us that the new version will have limited diplomacy, but that isn't true.
That's right, it is not included in the current version, but we will add this game feature in the future.

Will there be a release of a "lite" graphic pack for T4 soon?
Something about a low resolution version.
Yes, within the next week we will start to roll out a low resolution / low bandwidth version, in every country.

Is TG planning to release a mobile or facebook version?
Travian is not planning to release a facebook application in the near future.
A mobile version is a very interesting option for Travian and we are currently evaluating the possibilities.

Will there be T3.6 servers? If yes, will there be speed servers?
We know a lot of people like T3.6, so we will keep T3.6 as Travian Classic.
If we have enough Travian Classic players in a country, starting a Travian Classic speed server is an option for us.

Will we see more special servers in the future?
World Championship, Nordic Championship, servers with other goals than WW etc.
Yes, in the second half of the year we will start a worldwide qualification for our Travian World Championship.
And yes, there might be other special servers in the future.

Will TG begin a more aggressive approach towards bot users?
We already started to test a new system and the first results are very very promising.

Female heroes . Will they be added?

Will there be a new graphical style for the forums?
Yes, we will have the Travian 4 gaphics and style in the forums, as soon as we have a new version of vBulletin.

What about speed x2, x3 and x5 - will there be restarts, and if so, which version (T3.6 or T4)?

We will have different speeds and versions, but not on a regular basis.
Version, speed and how many servers there are depends on how many people we have in a country playing Travian 4 or Travian Classic.

Will there be a new tribe (4th, maybe 5th?)
Never say never

Will we get a longer link/village list?

Can I transfer my gold from T3.6 on T4?
Yes, this is already possible.

Exchanged gold from silver can be transferred?
You can just transfer the same amount of gold that you purchased.

Will be there prizes for winning a server?
In the future we will have prizes for the winners of our championships.

Will the finals of the tournament played in T3 or T4?
The finalists can vote in which version the finals will be played.

Is Travian becoming more gold-oriented?
Far from it! With Travian 4 and the new auction system, every player - even those who don't buy any gold - can get gold from other players by selling items found by your hero.