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[Sticky] Settlers of Elyria is Coming!
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Greetings Elyrians!

As we begin the domain selection process, it’s time for us to start sharing with you what comes next. Shortly after the selection window closes for all classes of title holder, from monarch down to mayor, we will begin the Settlers of Elyria event, a dutch auction of the domains and settlements that have not yet been claimed.

How will this work?

just before the Settlers of Elyria auction is to begin, we’ll start by posting an announcement to let you know when the event will start. Once Settlers of Elyria begins, you will be able to browse the domains and settlements for each server and see their current prices. If you are locked to the server in question, you will be able to purchase any domain or settlement with a “buy now” button on its info panel, like so:


Clicking this button will function the same as the claim button does in the current Domain & Settlement selection process, with one exception: after you have made your selections, you will be brought to the check out section of our store to purchase your domain, and any necessary upgrades. Only after the purchase is complete will your claim be finalized and submitted for name approval.

Note: If you see an asterisk next to the price on the buy now button, this is an indication that an upgrade is required to make this purchase (I’ll explain more in a moment). Your final price at checkout will include the upgrade cost, if there is one. The asterisk is a reminder that this is the case.

What Will It Cost?

Each individual domain or settlement will be priced based on a number of factors. This includes the “base price” of that type of holding, the value of the specific holding in comparison to others of its type when factoring in location, wealth, and sustainability, and the result of the ongoing Progressive Discount that is applied throughout the Settlers of Elyria event. Broadly, however, prices will fall within the following ranges based on the type of holding being claimed:

  • Settlements: $65.00 to $135.00
  • Counties: $350.00 to $650.00
  • Duchies: $650.00 to $1,350.00
  • Nirath: $3,500.00

What is the Progressive Discount?

At the end of every day, the price of every available holding will be reduced by 1%, up to a maximum progressive discount of 45%.

For example, let us say the county of Exemplar has a price of $500 at the start of the auction. Over the next 10 days, no one purchases such an obviously great county. At the end of day 10 of the auction, the progressive discount would be 10%, 1 percent for each day of the auction that has passed, giving the county of Exemplar a current purchase price of $450. (10% off of $500, or a $50 discount)

Can Anything Else Affect the Price of a Domain or Settlement?

The perceived value of a domain or settlement will definitely play a part in the pricing of settlements, and nothing affects the perceived value of something more than supply and demand! If an area is filled with folks trying to purchase, for example, counties that are neighbors of each other, the price of the remaining neighbors will rise slightly to reflect the increase in perceived value of the real-estate.

But, honestly, most of the things that can change the price of a holding will bring that price down. The biggest price changer, overall, is the progressive discount, but every day we’ll also be selecting a domain or settlement from each server to put on sale for 2 to 3 hours. That discount will apply on top of any other changes to the price, meaning you could get a domain or a settlement at a %55 discount if you catch it at the end of its progressive discount and while it’s a featured sale.

Domains that are on sale in this way will be noted in their info panel and on the map with a special “Sale” icon, and all currently active discounts for a settlement will be displayed on the “buy now” button so you can see how much of a discount you’re presently getting if you decide to make a purchase.

However, there is one thing to be aware of: During Settlers of Elyria, some domains and settlements may be claimed by NPCs active in each server, as we reserve domains and settlements to use in future events and promotions, or to ensure that at least some domains remain NPC controlled at launch. These reservations won't affect pricing of any other domains or settlements, but they will impact which domains and settlements are available to you, so please be aware that this can and will occur.

Are There Special Restrictions or Rules for What We Can Buy?

What options are available to you during Settlers of Elyria does depend on what you have already. The following rules apply:

  • You cannot purchase a “lateral” upgrade: A duke or duchess cannot purchase another duchy, a count or countess cannot purchase another county, and a mayor cannot purchase another settlement. This effectively means that if you already have a domain or settlement, you can only upgrade what you have.
  • You cannot “leap frog” past your current package level without upgrading to the level above yours first. For example, if you as a Bloodline package holder want to purchase a county, the cost of upgrading to a mayor – which makes the purchase of the county possible for you -- will be included in the price that you pay. The exact cost will vary depending on which settlements and domains you pick as you make your purchase, so any discounts attached to those choices will still apply in the final price you see at checkout.

Are Domains and Settlements the Only Things We Can Buy?

During Settlers of Elyria, certain points of interest, such as some of the thirteen legendary taverns of Elyria, may come up for sale. We will announce their additions to the auction when/if they do and their locations will be called out on the maps and in the announcement.

If you have any other questions about Settlers of Elyria, please ask them in the comments here, so that we can address them for you!

Settlers of Elyria will begin some time after the window for picking a domain in D&SS closes for mayors.

Good luck!


  • Snipehunter
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9/5/2019 5:01:11 PM #76
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Posted By Wise_Insights at 04:50 AM - Thu Sep 05 2019

Posted By Brythwaite at 07:49 AM - Thu Sep 05 2019

you can only claim the duchy your county is in if it is unclaimed. If you goal is to claim a duchy. Then dont place during DSS and wait for the auction. Then claim a duchy.

Where are these details described/addressed?

Also, if I have multi-counties, can I put some my dukes land and keep others for settlers, upgrade to Duke and be a count to him and have a duchy?

Does claiming a county during DSS in an existing Duchy exclude me from buying a Duchy during Dutch Auction or do I just simply lose my claimed county to a NPC in my current duke's domain?

You can only upgrade during the Settlers of Elyria event - you cannot buy an additional duchy, but if the county you had claimed was in an unclaimed duchy, you could purchase the duchy title and upgrade to a duke or a duchess, using your existing settlement and county as the seat of power for the duchy.

Hope that helps! :)


  • Snipehunter
9/5/2019 5:37:54 PM #77
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Who can buy in this stage? Is it just Dukes, Counts and Mayors or can the average Joe/Jane pick up a plot of land?


Jynelle

9/5/2019 6:06:53 PM #78
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Posted By Jynelle at 10:37 AM - Thu Sep 05 2019

Who can buy in this stage? Is it just Dukes, Counts and Mayors or can the average Joe/Jane pick up a plot of land?

This isn't a plot of land, that is done during Exposition. SoE is for obtaining settlements and domains. Anyone can buy a settlement, then choose to buy an upgrade to a domain (if it is available).


9/5/2019 6:45:39 PM #79
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Posted By Snipehunter at 1:01 PM - Thu Sep 05 2019

Posted By Wise_Insights at 04:50 AM - Thu Sep 05 2019

Posted By Brythwaite at 07:49 AM - Thu Sep 05 2019

you can only claim the duchy your county is in if it is unclaimed. If you goal is to claim a duchy. Then dont place during DSS and wait for the auction. Then claim a duchy.

Where are these details described/addressed?

Also, if I have multi-counties, can I put some my dukes land and keep others for settlers, upgrade to Duke and be a count to him and have a duchy?

Does claiming a county during DSS in an existing Duchy exclude me from buying a Duchy during Dutch Auction or do I just simply lose my claimed county to a NPC in my current duke's domain?

You can only upgrade during the Settlers of Elyria event - you cannot buy an additional duchy, but if the county you had claimed was in an unclaimed duchy, you could purchase the duchy title and upgrade to a duke or a duchess, using your existing settlement and county as the seat of power for the duchy.

Hope that helps! :)

I'm asking a slightly different question:

I have multiple counties presently. I am interested potentially in buying a duchy during Dutch Auction.

If I use one of my current counties, to claim a domain in my duke's duchy during DSS, what happens to that county if I then use a second county to claim a county in an unclaimed duchy during auction with the intention of upgrading to that duchy?

I am just unclear of what happens to my original county claimed during DSS.


9/5/2019 6:55:19 PM #80
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If you have multiple count titles, the counties claimed have to share a border. You can’t have one in duchy A and one in Duchy B.


9/5/2019 8:01:42 PM #81
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Posted By Tilarium at 2:55 PM - Thu Sep 05 2019

If you have multiple count titles, the counties claimed have to share a border. You can’t have one in duchy A and one in Duchy B.

Thanks. That helps confirm that basically DA is for anyone not really participating in DSS or anyone in DSS that took a risk and put their selection in an unclaimed advanced domain they are hoping to win (less be subject to whomever is there).


9/6/2019 1:52:45 PM #82
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Just curious, is Bloodline+ a requirement for getting a settlement?

I know Expo is for world building, but surely allowing some to take on a hamlet on 'as is' at launch would open the event to a far bigger audience.


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9/6/2019 8:35:30 PM #83
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Posted By ZeroCool at 08:52 AM - Fri Sep 06 2019

Just curious, is Bloodline+ a requirement for getting a settlement?

Yes, you have to have bloodline to purchase a mayor title.


9/9/2019 8:25:15 AM #84
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Posted By ZeroCool at 2:52 PM - Fri Sep 06 2019

but surely allowing some to take on a hamlet on 'as is' at launch would open the event to a far bigger audience.

As somebody with a free TSP Elyrian account I would be interested in being able to get a hamlet without having to upgrade to Bloodline first.

Possibly open Settlers up to that option near the end of the event??


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9/9/2019 3:38:37 PM #85
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No. You need a bloodline+ to hold a settlement at the start of the game.


9/10/2019 3:31:27 AM #86
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What happens if I'm on earlybird pricing? will upgrading and buying a the position of mayor also charge me the additional price between the earlybird price and regular price of the package I'm on?


9/10/2019 6:04:38 AM #87
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Shriyk, just a package price will decrease another higher package price, not individual items from the store.


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9/10/2019 9:13:04 AM #88
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Is there a end date? Or will it run until every option is sold?


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9/10/2019 10:34:23 AM #89
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Judging by the maximum 45% discount, I'd say it'll likely end after 45 days or all the buyable stuff is bought up, whichever comes first.


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9/14/2019 2:10:57 AM #90
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all dukes have at least 1 county to serve as their seat of power, a duke can have up to 6x county, county-plex like counts, a king is the same again to below it.


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