Posted By ilakyd at 9:10 PM - Wed Mar 13 2019
There is a lot of speculation that will have to go along with this, and as a result I really dont think we will know early on. I think this is something the devs want to let us figure out through playing.
I guess some questions I have are how profitable do you want this to be? Is this project an aesthetic you want just for fun, or are you making a business out of it?
I would guess you could grow your grapes in most kingdoms with the right conditions, but it might be highly restricted by season, and you may have to move to a kingdom boundary to move outside of the extreme conditions. This may not result in the highest yields.
I would say you have two solutions if I'm wrong. The first solution is to remain a part of your kingdom and create an alt, or simply travel somewhere to maintain your crops outside of the kingdom where they are more suited. The second option is to look into higher quality items. It sounds like you've been around for a while, so I'm guessing you have a little bit of IP/EP sitting around. You may be able to buy better quality seeds, soil treatments, etc with the EP/IP. The flip side of this is breeding your own seeds, as I think they'll work like breeding animals. It may be difficult to start out, but you might be able to breed your grape seeds for frost resistance for example.
Either way, good luck to you. I look forward to hearing what actually happens. It's good to have goals, and I love to see people so passionate about them. Maybe i'll get to come visit sometime.
Thanks for the well wishes.
To answer some of your questions, I want it to be very profitable, I intend to be the largest producer of the highest quality wine on NA-W and I want to have that kind of charming winery aesthetic.
I'd welcome you to come visit my estate when there is something there to show.
You're right that I've been around a while.
I have been around since the kickstarter. I've been making trade partners, arranging distribution, and planning research collaborations for years (a big part of why I don't want to jump kingdoms). I'm a governor with nearly 20k influence and 5 digits EP all of which will be going towards the sole goal of improving the quality and rarity of my lands and grapes to the ends of making grand master vintner.
As you mentioned, I can get the kits and to improve soil and produce quality, but that all means relatively little if the cold snows kill the plants, if pH always returns back to alkaline, or if there are not varietals that can be farmed for more than 1 season a year.