Posted By FaceFoiled at 02:19 AM - Thu Oct 25 2018
Just wanted to add to this, as I'm confused about all of this as well.
I pledged the kickstarter donkeys ago, and knew it would take a long time before I get any kind of access to it. But receiving all those emails now saying "come and play, vote for maps, buy these in-game pets and whatnot" - but not being able to play (that I am aware off), is very very confusing.
Let me try to help you a bit.
Elyria right now is in the map voting stage of the game. We are at the point where we are building the framework for what we are going to be getting into at launch, and gearing up to start Pre-Alpha and Alpha experiences.
What we are doing now is going to affect the history, the starting continent, and when we start switching from map voting to Domain and Settlement Selection, it will allow people that have titles and own land to finally start staking it out in the world.
The next step after Selection we will most likely be the Pre-Alpha, which most backers will get access to depending on their Alpha/Beta access levels.
At the behest of the community, emails have been sent out by SbS, because we are officially at a pivotal point where everything we do matters, and people that took a step away from the game while it developed are being invited back to see the progress.