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[Sticky] November 2018 Promo Comes to an End
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Hail Elyrians!

2018 has been an exciting year, and this month brought us ever-closer to Domain and Settlement Selection as we wrapped up Map Voting and began Server Selection. While all good things must eventually come to an end, not everything must come to an end today! And trust us, a lot is headed your way, we hope you are ready for it!

Nobility Packages

While we bring our November promotion to a close, we've heard many requests from all over our community to retain the Nobility packages a while longer. As we often do, we've listened to your requests and have taken steps to offer the packages a short while longer.

Today, at 12pm PST, the promo items left the store and returned to the vault. But the Ltd. Courtier and Ltd. Royal packages will remain in their current form until early next week! Then, thanks to the new features we've added to store to support server-specific items, the packages will be transforming next week to into something better!

  • Nobility packages will now be limited by a specific available quantity per server
  • Nobility packages will require you to be locked to a server
  • Since these packages will be server-specific, you'll need to be locked to the server the package is from to purchase for yourself
  • If you are purchasing as a gift for a friend, they will need to be locked to the server the package is from prior to claiming it

Initially we removed these packages to be certain we didn't have an overpopulation of Nobles in the world come selection. After Server Selection launched, we had a better idea of the breakdown of where nobles planned to settle, and that gave us the insight required to bring them back. It is important to us that every player who purchases one of these packages has a place to call home come selection time. These new features allow us to more tightly control the inventory on a per-server basis which prevents that from being an issue.

So while we'll still need to take the packages down before Domain & Settlement selection, these packages will remain in the store until the end of the year - rejoice!!**

End of Aristocracy Tiers

The Aristocracy are the final tier that chooses a settlement with their Mayor title. Since Domain and Settlement Selection is imminent, it is important we lock down the availability of this group and secure the player base at this level of play, as well.

Thus, at the end of the year, the Mayor, Magistrate, and Governor pledge packages will be removed from the store indefinitely. This will be your last opportunity to purchase these packages in their current form, complete with the huge discounts they offer on Sparks of Life, Exposition Points (EP), the Villa/Manor, Alpha 1 access, and more! So make your decision before they are gone, gone, gone.

Things are moving quickly now and these packages coming down signal the coming of Domain & Settlement Selection early next year. If you have any questions about the above topics, this is the place to ask them.

Fare well friends, until we chat again!


"Stupid questions make more sense than stupid mistakes."

11/30/2018 8:11:24 PM #1
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Sweet


11/30/2018 8:11:35 PM #2
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Thank you for extending the packages.


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11/30/2018 8:12:18 PM #3
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Thank you for the promotion and allowing people to upgrade! ♥


11/30/2018 8:13:42 PM #4
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Interesting! Will there be released any more detailed maps before christmas?


Duchy of Asebe'ia Thunar

11/30/2018 8:15:07 PM #5
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Do the package merging before taking stuff away please


Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

11/30/2018 8:16:23 PM #6
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So there are no plans for NPC Nobility? I thought that provided an interesting dynamic to the game.


11/30/2018 8:17:06 PM #7
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.....and the sale comes to an end as I was trying to checkout...guess that explains the error message.

guess I won't spend that money on those items afterall.


.....and then I'll smash it with a hammer!!!

11/30/2018 8:18:05 PM #8
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Noon? Gah! Assumed it was the end of the day -- serves me right for not checking! :(


11/30/2018 8:23:00 PM #9
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Posted By Kinoss at 1:16 PM - Fri Nov 30 2018

So there are no plans for NPC Nobility? I thought that provided an interesting dynamic to the game.

There are plans for NPC nobility from my understanding, there won't be every package bought out, however as it currently stands there are a TON of nobility that would end up as NPC, and that they do not plan for or wish to happen.

Duchies:

37 duke/duchess titles have not bound their titles to a server * 31 NA-West (31% of those bound) * 35 NA-East (35% of those bound) * 25 EU (25% of those bound) * 8 OCE (8% of those bound)

Counties:

559 count/countess titles have not bound their titles to a server * 179 NA-West (23% of those bound) * 405 NA-East (53% of those bound) * 141 EU (18% of those bound) * 46 OCE (6% of those bound)


11/30/2018 8:24:40 PM #10
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Why is the dev timeline so backwards? Map selection -> server selection -> domain selection -> ??? -> ??? -> ??? -> ??? -> ??? -> first playable alpha?


11/30/2018 8:28:18 PM #11
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Ltd. Courtier and Ltd. Royal packages will remain in their current form until early next week!

So while we'll still need to take the packages down before Domain & Settlement selection, these packages will remain in the store until the end of the year - rejoice!!**

So...Courtier and Royal being removed in one week or counties and duchies will be available till the end of the year, but packages will be changed even more?

11/30/2018 8:34:12 PM #12
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Posted By LordBronn at 1:24 PM - Fri Nov 30 2018

Why is the dev timeline so backwards? Map selection -> server selection -> domain selection -> ??? -> ??? -> ??? -> ??? -> ??? -> first playable alpha?

It isn't backward at all, its a sort of when they plan to work on things, which is different than when things get released. Sometimes things need to come out sooner than expected, or when they think during that time of working on it when its best suited to come out and that can be at any time really that they find necessary for it to come out.

TL;DR: When things come out =/= when things are being worked on via the dev timeline

Its simply a "when we are working on it" not a "when its coming out"


11/30/2018 8:35:12 PM #13
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Posted By Abigor at 1:28 PM - Fri Nov 30 2018

Ltd. Courtier and Ltd. Royal packages will remain in their current form until early next week!

So while we'll still need to take the packages down before Domain & Settlement selection, these packages will remain in the store until the end of the year - rejoice!!**

So...Courtier and Royal being removed in one week or counties and duchies will be available till the end of the year, but packages will be changed even more?

My hopes are that they bring back the full ones 😍


11/30/2018 8:56:22 PM #14
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Woohoo! Good choice on the delay of package vanishing, methinks.


There is hope impossibility.

11/30/2018 9:16:05 PM #15
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the question is WHY they're working on things backwards. having the first playable alpha with a very basic map should of been their #1 target since the start. Let players get an idea of what to expect, before they have to make decisions that could jeopardize their $300-20,000 investments!


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