Official Tribe Q&A Part II Question Thread

Greetings Elyrians! If you haven’t read Caspian's Design Journal on Tribes, check it out to catch up how they were developed.

The next Tribes Q&A is on Monday, June 19 at 1PM PDT / 4PM EDT / 8PM GMT / 8PM UTC on our Twitch channel. We will be taking questions primarily from this thread. Please don't clutter this thread with discussion, only post your questions or vote up the ones you want to hear answered in the Q&A.

Please follow these rules when posting questions for the Q&A.


  1. Please limit questions to 1 question per post, so it can be easily up-voted/down-voted
  2. Please limit yourself to 3 posts for a maximum of three questions per community member
  3. Keep your question brief - that makes it easier to read, and quicker to answer
  4. Make sure to upvote the posts of others you're most interested in hearing the answers to

We'll see you on Monday, June 19 at 1PM PDT / 4PM EDT / 8PM GMT / 8PM UTC!

EDIT: Be sure to catch up on the latest details on the Kypiq, Janoa and Dras tribes.

Until next time,


6/19/2017 3:23:21 PM #136

Can Kypiq houses be "chopped down" without siege equipment, since they're up in a tree?

6/19/2017 3:25:27 PM #137

Will resource distribution within biomes be less homogeneous than seemingly implied?

(e.g. Will Brudvir biome consist of 80% forest, 10% stone, 5% metal, 5% other? Or will it be closer to 40% forest, 30% stone, 20% metal, 10% other.... as a rough example)

6/19/2017 3:42:22 PM #138

With their essential immunity to hazards and ability to get food and water almost anywhere, don't the Dras pretty much bypass the survival aspect of the game entirely? As long as they stay out of the desert sun what other situations would really pose any challenge to Dras survival?

6/19/2017 3:45:43 PM #139

Will a Neran have an easier time learning Northerner over tropical because the Neran and the Brudvir share the same ancestor (Proto-neran)?

6/19/2017 4:38:35 PM #140

Are there limitations on what can Dras eat? Or they can pretty much eat anything?

6/19/2017 4:44:29 PM #141

Can you name some diseases we could get in-game? And how would the diseases and their spread work?

6/19/2017 4:58:21 PM #142

What would a Kypiq battle of wits look like?

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6/19/2017 5:55:16 PM #143

Posted By Hollowsong at 10:22 PM - Mon Jun 19 2017

How will existing pledge packages be handled for those of us who have Ursaphants and War Trison and end up in a Hrothi or Kypiq biome as a noble (due to community/Kingdom obligations)?

(Will the mount be swapped for something they can ride? Will it be acquired but unusable? Will it be melted into EP? etc.)

Add on to this question from someone whose father was a horse breaker in his early working career and has had some real life dealings with elephants I don't understand the interpretation of small being bad for mounts. Some of the best horse handlers on earth are the smaller built, when trying to mount the shoulders of an elephant at 6ft and 200lbs I had to use foreleg and trunk to get up where as the more agile 5ft 5in 120lb instructors were only using the trunk. Especially in water or soft ground where the elephant shouldn't kneel.

Why have you gone the concept of physical size matters to control the animal rather than a mental willpower type dominance role?

I can cope with having to leave my mount in stables in a transition biome where the destination biome doesn't support the mount's food or agility but this affects almost all terrains of soft ground, mountainous/rocky or arid/sandy terrains.

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6/19/2017 5:58:46 PM #144

EDIT: This was posted by mistake, please disregard.

6/19/2017 6:35:52 PM #145

How is religion spread?

6/19/2017 6:38:39 PM #146

If a member of on tribe mates with another member of a different tribe how would that affect the child if one is conceived?

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