Posted By Guialdereti at
I always thought it would be much simpler to choose my starting location. "I'll just go with the place that is the most geared towards what I plan to do", I thought. But, from what I can see, most kingdoms are pretty much the same, and even have many duchies that do a bit of eveything. They don't seem to be trying to specialize very heavily, both economically and morally.
It's always "We respect all kinds of gameplay", "We welcome adventurers of all races", "We fight for what's right", as if not all other kingdoms had said the same thing before.
Am I missing something? Will that possibly change after Domain Selection is done? How did you guys and girls decide which kingdom/duchy/city, etc... to join?
While all kingdoms do offer all sorts of gameplay (every kingdom will need soldiers, blacksmiths, tailors, lumberjacks, farmers, traders, nobles, aristocrats, etc...) the kingdoms do have their differences. There isn’t much specialization yet because we just don’t have enough information about that yet, and kingdoms are big and need all kinds of players anyway. We will really start to see some specialization in games but even then there may be opportunities for every skill/trade in every kingdom. So choosing your kingdom based on what skill/trade you are interested in is not the right way to go about it.
First I’d consider which server are you on (North America east, west, Europe or Oceania?) and from there find a kingdom you like.
Kingdoms will all have their own location on the map, with each kingdom having between 2 and 4 different biomes and tribes. So if you’re looking for a specific tribe you’ll already know which kingdom you could be in, and especially if you know which biome looks good to you.
Kingdoms have also different philosophies on laws and governance and they have different cultures and societies. Try to join some on their discord and see how they behave.
Above all, don’t feel pushed to make a rash decision, first appearances can be decieving. And every kingdom is always looking for new members.
As for your desired profession, I could use some artists in my county.