dazum, i totaly agree with everything you have said..
since the new owners of travian.when they bought it in 2010. and in financial trouble in 2011..when they started to do away with the 2.5 server, when cheating was almost non existant..
since they introduced 3.6.their player base has lost 1000`s, as players do not want to play with hero`s and oases...= lost revenue, so they invented T4to claw back lost said revenue. = even more players lost. the cheating has only got worse since.
i have posted in the idea`s section recomendations on how to make 2.5 server an even better game to play..which will bring back lots more players.
otherwise travian will be dead in a few years.