13 December

Free Kingdom of Elyria Token Tracker

By Serpentius

Good day Elyrians,

Time is running short as a varied mix of contenders vie for the ultimate seat of power during the final few weeks of the Free Kingdom of Elyria event.

Who will come out victorious? Only the Virtues know for certain!

Originally published in this announcement, when all is said and done, the victors of this event will be awarded either the Monarchy of a Kingdom* on the Luna (NA-E) server, one of six (6) Royal seats* alongside their new leader, or one of one hundred forty four (144) Courtier packs*.

The participants who have the most Kingdom tokens at the end of the event on December 31st will be awarded a new life in Elyria!

That person could be you!

At the time of the publication of this post, we hereby announce that not all of the Free Kingdom Counties are spoken for!

You heard us correct - that means what you think it means.

Right now, if you receive just a single Kingdom Token, you may receive your very own county by the end of this event!

To make this even more interesting, we've decided to reveal the current number of tokens that will put you in the running for a county or duchy seat!


Current Tokens required for a Free Kingdom Duchy (as of Dec. 31st 9pm EST):

385


Current Tokens required for a Free Kingdom County (as of Dec. 31st 9pm EST):

8


DAYS LEFT IN CONTEST: 3 hours remaining!

So what are you waiting for? Get out there and get yourself a token; your time is running out!

*These are modified packages and don't include a Design Experience, and are locked to the Free Kingdom for domain/settlement selection.

There are 144 counties, six duchies, and one kingdom up for grabs in the Free Kingdom of Elyria. Will you rank among its nobility?

Discuss

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HolyAvengerOne - 9 months ago

Heya, thanks again for the contest, was quite interesting!

If I could suggest, maybe, to update the OP :)

Azmodeth - 9 months ago

Posted By Serpentius at

Good day Elyrians,

Time is running short as a varied mix of contenders vie for the ultimate seat of power during the final few weeks of the Free Kingdom of Elyria event.

Who will come out victorious? Only the Virtues know for certain!

Originally published in this announcement, when all is said and done, the victors of this event will be awarded either the Monarchy of a Kingdom* on the Luna (NA-E) server, one of six (6) Royal seats* alongside their new leader, or one of one hundred forty four (144) Courtier packs*.

The participants who have the most Kingdom tokens at the end of the event on December 31st will be awarded a new life in Elyria!

That person could be you!

At the time of the publication of this post, we hereby announce that not all of the Free Kingdom Counties are spoken for!

You heard us correct - that means what you think it means.

Right now, if you receive just a single Kingdom Token, you may receive your very own county by the end of this event!

To make this even more interesting, we've decided to reveal the current number of tokens that will put you in the running for a county or duchy seat!


Current Tokens required for a Free Kingdom Duchy (as of Dec. 31st 9pm EST):

385


Current Tokens required for a Free Kingdom County (as of Dec. 31st 9pm EST):

8


DAYS LEFT IN CONTEST: 3 hours remaining!

So what are you waiting for? Get out there and get yourself a token; your time is running out!

*These are modified packages and don't include a Design Experience, and are locked to the Free Kingdom for domain/settlement selection.

There are 144 counties, six duchies, and one kingdom up for grabs in the Free Kingdom of Elyria. Will you rank among its nobility?

So who won ?

j/k...

wa a fun event. Should have updated the totals once more here... meh who cares

Hieronymus - 9 months ago

At long last! Congratulations winners on a long and arduous campaign. Savor this day for it doesn't get any sweeter.

Now, let's pan over to the losers circle where there appear to be quite a few glum faces. Fellow Elyrians, if disappointment could kill, there would surely be blood in the streets with this lot. But wait! Anonymous sources are telling me that the contest for the crown of the "Free Kingdom" is far from over. Much scheming is now afoot. Alliances are being hotly discussed and blood oaths have already been sworn. The sting of defeat is being felt quite deeply.

But without any further stirring of the pot, I think I speak for everyone when I say that I'm sincerely looking forward to the days ahead.

Happy New Year Free Elyrians!

Lizybeth_Eros - 9 months ago

While the DE was not part of the winners packages, does this mean SBS won't consider allowing a tiny exception by still letting the player's name be in the credits?

Just asking, as I know the default answer is "no", but still holding out a bit of hope.

KanliKan - 9 months ago

Could someone post a link to a list of winners?

Desdark - 9 months ago
@KanliKan:

Posted By HolyAvengerOne at 07:09 AM - Mon Jan 01 2018

Posted By RedDoggybone at 03:11 AM - Mon Jan 01 2018

Winners?

They've been announced on Discord :

@here For those of you waiting to hear about the winners of The Free Kingdom of Elyria.... The wait is over! Thanks to all who participated. It was a ton of fun watching all of the campaign videos, the interviews, and everything else the community put together to find their new Monarch, Royals, and Courtiers of the Luna (NA-East) server. I look forward to running similar events in the future for the other servers.

But.... without further ado... The following Accounts are being awarded a Royal Package.

1.Seele 2. Maulvorn 3. VioletWinterborne 4. Jon_Warren 5. Vigorish 6. NiHZ

And congrats to the Monarch of The Free Kingdom of Elyria....

PHYLLAIN

@here As a final note. The minimum numbers required for Royal were 445. The minimum for Courtier was 11.

@here FWIW, Thank you all for all of your support. It was a fantastic event. Total Tokens sold: 9,500 exactly.

Posted By FatCat1957 at 1:29 PM - Mon Jan 01 2018

Could someone post a link to a list of winners?

KanliKan - 9 months ago
@Desdark:

Thank you but I read that earlier. What I meant was a complete list including Courtier.

Xeyska - 9 months ago
@KanliKan:

Posted By FatCat1957 at 12:18 PM - Mon Jan 01 2018

Thank you but I read that earlier. What I meant was a complete list including Courtier.

Likley not, this is what Caspian did say about the subject on Discord:

Unlikely. The 144 Courtiers will receive their packages after being contacted. If they want to add themselves to a list, they can. We only announced the Monarch and Royals because of the impact they have on the server. Once Personas are implemented on the website, however, it'll be up to players to decide whether they want the relationship between their username and their character persona to be known.

Desdark - 9 months ago
@KanliKan:

Posted By FatCat1957 at 4:18 PM - Mon Jan 01 2018

Thank you but I read that earlier. What I meant was a complete list including Courtier.

Oh, ok. We dont have yet. Cant say if we will.

VioletWinterlynn - 9 months ago

Congrats to everyone and thank you to everyone for all your support <3

Phyllain and I would like to welcome everyone to the free kingdom, now known as the Kingdom of Alésia.

https://discord.gg/NB5sGSh

RedDoggybone - 9 months ago

congrats to all the winners!

RedDoggybone - 9 months ago

Winners?

HolyAvengerOne - 9 months ago
@RedDoggybone:

Posted By RedDoggybone at 03:11 AM - Mon Jan 01 2018

Winners?

They've been announced on Discord :

@here For those of you waiting to hear about the winners of The Free Kingdom of Elyria.... The wait is over! Thanks to all who participated. It was a ton of fun watching all of the campaign videos, the interviews, and everything else the community put together to find their new Monarch, Royals, and Courtiers of the Luna (NA-East) server. I look forward to running similar events in the future for the other servers.

But.... without further ado... The following Accounts are being awarded a Royal Package.

1.Seele 2. Maulvorn 3. VioletWinterborne 4. Jon_Warren 5. Vigorish 6. NiHZ

And congrats to the Monarch of The Free Kingdom of Elyria....

PHYLLAIN

@here As a final note. The minimum numbers required for Royal were 445. The minimum for Courtier was 11.

@here FWIW, Thank you all for all of your support. It was a fantastic event. Total Tokens sold: 9,500 exactly.

Zakarus - 9 months ago

Gratz to the winners within the new kingdom.

Dizzi - 9 months ago

Congratulations everyone who participated in this and won! May this year be wonderful and bright for you all, as well as all of us CoE fans <3 Happy new year c:

Arturia - 9 months ago

Well done every one. Can't wait to see what the new year holds.

KalinSora - 9 months ago

Happy new year fellow Elyrians. This was a great challenge to end the year out. Can't wait for what unfolds in 2018

Curse - 9 months ago

Congrats to everyone who has placed and Soulbound for the $95,000 raised in the event!

Ragnar - 9 months ago

Soulbound, thank you for an exciting New Year Eve. This has been one to remember.

KanliKan - 9 months ago

I'm late to the game but how ever things turn out, it will be cool.

Lizybeth_Eros - 9 months ago

20 minutes until the last token falls.

How many will have a happy New Year, and how many will be bummed?

Just remember, don't drink and drive!

KanliKan - 9 months ago

Any tokens thrown my way in the next hour or so would be cool and greatly appreciated.

Sport - 9 months ago

Best of luck to all that have participated in this contest!

Caspian - 9 months ago

This is it folks!

We're down to the final HOUR of The Free Kingdom of Elyria Event.

There's been laughs. There's been tears. There's been swearing, sweating, and gnawing. But we're almost done. This last hour has again come with movement to our bottom lines. Let's take a look!

Current Tokens required for a Free Kingdom Duchy (as of Dec. 31st 11pm EST):

405

Current Tokens required for a Free Kingdom County (as of Dec. 31st 11pm EST):

10

DAYS LEFT IN CONTEST: 1 hour remaining!

We will be making another update one hour from now when The Free Kingdom of Elyria event comes to an end.

As a reminder. TONIGHT at 12am EST all Free Kingdom Token sales will halt, and all transfers will halt. If you want to make sure you get the 50 EP to a friend, make sure the transfer happens before then. I recommend doing it now!

Caspian - 9 months ago

Alright Everyone!

Welcome to the THIRD hourly update, which will happen just after the hour for the next few hours - ending at a final update just after Midnight, EST.

While there has been big movement within the Royal and Courtier tiers, the biggest difference this hour was the increase from 8 to 9 tokens necessary to guarantee a Courtier package..

Current Tokens required for a Free Kingdom Duchy (as of Dec. 31st 10pm EST):

385

Current Tokens required for a Free Kingdom County (as of Dec. 31st 10pm EST):

9

DAYS LEFT IN CONTEST: 2 hours remaining!

We will be making another update one hour from now, until just after 12am EST, when The Free Kingdom of Elyria event comes to an end.

As a reminder. TONIGHT at 12am EST all Free Kingdom Token sales will halt, and all transfers will halt. If you want to make sure you get the 50 EP to a friend, make sure the transfer happens before then. I recommend no later than 10pm EST to be safe. Also, the EP Gift Items will vanish from the store, including the EP3000 item.

Caspian - 9 months ago

Alright Everyone!

Welcome to the SECOND hourly update, which will happen just after the hour for the next few hours - ending at a final update just after Midnight, EST.

While there has been movement within the Royal and Courtier tiers, the bottoms haven't changed in the last hour.

Current Tokens required for a Free Kingdom Duchy (as of Dec. 31st 9pm EST):

385

Current Tokens required for a Free Kingdom County (as of Dec. 31st 9pm EST):

8

DAYS LEFT IN CONTEST: 3 hours remaining!

We will be making another update one hour from now, until just after 12am EST, when The Free Kingdom of Elyria event comes to an end.

As a reminder. TONIGHT at 12am EST all Free Kingdom Token sales will halt, and all transfers will halt. If you want to make sure you get the 50 EP to a friend, make sure the transfer happens before then. I recommend no later than 10pm EST to be safe. Also, the EP Gift Items will vanish from the store, including the EP3000 item.

HolyAvengerOne - 9 months ago

Hey Casp,

Thanks for the update. Two quick questions :

  1. What happens if a payment made towards a bunch of tokens gets returned in a few days (I.e. cancelled) and it would have changed the order; will you bump up the prior legit token holder?

  2. If a transaction happens after 10pm (but before 12) despite your suggestion and there's an issue with it registering, will there be a review process in place, and will you adjust (I.e. bump down) any token holder that would technically them have lost their position?

Thanks again for the great work you and your team are putting in!

Caspian - 9 months ago

Alright Everyone!

Welcome to the first hourly update which will happen just after the hour for the next 4 hours - ending at a final update just after Midnight, EST.

The flurry of tokens going back and forth over the last few hours has been insane! And with people coming out offering matching tokens for gifting to specific candidates, the next 4 hours are sure to be intense for our royal and monarch candidates. So what are the latest numbers? Let's take a look!

Current Tokens required for a Free Kingdom Duchy (as of Dec. 31st 8pm EST):

385

Current Tokens required for a Free Kingdom County (as of Dec. 31st 8pm EST):

8

DAYS LEFT IN CONTEST: 4 hours remaining!

We will be making another update one hour from now, until just after 12am EST, when The Free Kingdom of Elyria event comes to an end.

As a reminder. TONIGHT at 12am EST all Free Kingdom Token sales will halt, and all transfers will halt. If you want to make sure you get the 50 EP to a friend, make sure the transfer happens before then. I recommend no later than 10pm EST to be safe. Also, the EP Gift Items will vanish from the store, including the EP3000 item.

Lizybeth_Eros - 9 months ago

Each promotion brings us that much closer to having our new world to live in. Do not look at it as cash raised, but fuel to sustain the builders of this new reality.

It is more than a game; It is an experience to be lived in.

HolyAvengerOne - 9 months ago

So it means now the strict minimum this brought in in terms of cash to SBS :

  • 7 packages * 297 tokens = 2,079 tokens
  • 144 packages * 7 tokens = 1,008 tokens

That's a total of at least 3,087 tokens, or $30,870 USD!!

Nice booty, SBS! Curious to have that compared to your targets and forecasts, once the contest closes :)

Aliantha - 9 months ago

I don't actually have any desire to lead... I'm more of a supportive type, but if anyone wanted to pledge me a token just because, I'd be grateful!

Happy New Year everyone!

KRONOS PHOENIX - 9 months ago

You guys should vote for me because I'm awesome. And if you vote for me, that makes you awesome too!

Lizybeth_Eros - 9 months ago

You for sure don't want to lose your chance to donate (to me hopefully!) because of a delay in payment, processing, updating, whatever.

Be safe! Vote early and vote often!

Caspian - 9 months ago

Time for the midday update! The competition for the coveted 6th Royal Package continues with the minimum increasing to 297. Meanwhile, the minimum required for a guaranteed Courtier remains steady at 7.

However, if you had less than 6 tokens, your courtier has been taken by someone else. Make sure to solicit a few more tokens in the next 9 or so hours.

We will be making another update hourly from 8pm EST to 12am EST when The Free Kingdom of Elyria Event comes to a close.

Current Tokens required for a Free Kingdom Duchy (as of Dec. 31st 3pm EST):

297

Current Tokens required for a Free Kingdom County (as of Dec. 31st 3pm EST):

7

DAYS LEFT IN CONTEST: TODAY IS THE FINAL DAY! (T-9 hours)

As a reminder. TONIGHT at 12am EST all Free Kingdom Token sales will halt, and all transfers will halt. If you want to make sure you get the 50 EP to a friend, make sure the transfer happens before then. I recommend no later than 10pm EST to be safe. Also, the EP Gift Items will vanish from the store, including the EP3000 item.

Lizybeth_Eros - 9 months ago

It ends at 9 Pacific, which is midnight Eastern time. Since this is the North American - East server, it was decided that midnight eastern made the most sense.

It also lets the folks on the west coast enjoy the New Years without distractions from us on the east...

MarcoTheBlack - 9 months ago

what time does this end? 9pst? or is that when they announce winner?

Zakarus - 9 months ago

Wow! is it getting hot in here or is it me. May the winners be happy and the assassins lick there fingers.

Lizybeth_Eros - 9 months ago

These are similar to the numbers we were expecting to see 12 hours from now. The bidding is getting hotter than we expected, so bid early, and bid often!

PS. I still need tokens, so save at least one of your tokens to send to me! (Pretty please, with sweetener of choice on top.)

Caspian - 9 months ago

Hail Elyrians!

An extremely busy night last night as hundreds of new tokens were purchased and several unclaimed tokens started to find their home.

The minimum required for Courtier skipped 6 overnight and went straight to 7 tokens. Meanwhile, The Royal again jumped to 279. In total, that's over 100 tokens more than yesterday morning at the same time! People have shown tremendous support for the event, outstanding sportsmanship, and huge encouragement for one another. Let's keep it positive as we move into the final 12 hours of the event to find out who the new Nobility are on Luna.

We will be making another update in 3 hours, and then hourly from 8pm EST to 12am EST when The Free Kingdom of Elyria Event comes to a close.

As a reminder, at midnight tonight EST the tokens will vanish from the store and all un-traded tokens become useless. So make sure you get the trading done NOW!!! Also, the EP Gift Items will vanish from the store, including the EP3000 item.

Current Tokens required for a Free Kingdom Duchy (as of Dec. 31st Noon EST):

279

Current Tokens required for a Free Kingdom County (as of Dec. 31st Noon EST):

7

DAYS LEFT IN CONTEST: TODAY IS THE FINAL DAY! (T-12 hours)

Lizybeth_Eros - 9 months ago

It's the package for Count. It is the political subdivision under the Duke, and directly responsible for helping and coordinating several Mayors within the County.

ziggyspots - 9 months ago

Courtier was a package sold in the store. It included a count title and several other items. The package was removed from the store on November 30th.

Trinka - 9 months ago

ok stupid question: what is a courtier and a courtier package?

Caspian - 9 months ago

Hail Elyrians!

Update #2 for today! There's been a flurry of tokens transferring hands, as over 500 tokens were purchased today!

The number required for a royal package has increased dramatically, with the number of tokens required for courtier remaining the same. However, it's right on the line, so if you had less than 5 tokens, assume the Courtier is gone, as it will most definitely rise to 6 or 7 tomorrow.

We will be making another update tomorrow morning and afternoon, and then hourly from 8pm EST to 12am EST when The Free Kingdom of Elyria Event comes to a close.

Current Tokens required for a Free Kingdom Duchy (as of Dec. 30th):

252

Current Tokens required for a Free Kingdom County (as of Dec. 30th):

5

DAYS LEFT IN CONTEST: 1

ScarletteTaygen - 9 months ago

Tomorrow's going to be bananas! Godspeed and best of luck everyone!

Lizybeth_Eros - 9 months ago

I was thinking the token count might jump the last few days, and possibly by a lot. I've posted several times about concern regarding how many people would decline the package they "won", since they were just token trading instead of actively seeking the package. I may have a reasonable alternative, that stimulates sales as well.

For each person that reaches a specific threshold, say 3 tokens, they are guaranteed an upgrade to a FK locked Mayor slot. I chose 3, because it is 10% of the normal cost, not accounting for the price of the new Elyrian+ account itself. This would amount to a 1 day, discounted, FK only upgrade package to Mayor. It also means that there will be that many more people needing to buy more EP come exposition!!! I expect exposition to be the biggest short duration cash boost since the KS itself. The more people participating in exposition, the larger the cash haul. So the benefit to SBS offering the discount now, is the larger sales then.

In short, this would heat up the token sales at the lower end of the spectrum, increase awareness in the last day, make players thrilled even if they don't win the County, and make SBS some bank.

Juris Primus - 9 months ago
@Lizybeth_Eros:

In general I think this is a great idea, but 3 tokens is going to be to low I suspect.

To make it more interesting, tomorrow at the noon update take the number needed to guarantee a County and add 1. So if it's still 5 like today, then even those currently winning would need to add at least 1 more to to have the 6 tokens needed to lock in the consolation prize of a Mayor package. Then, even it it jumps to 7, 8 or more, they still have a valuable package to show for their efforts leading right up to the end. Being just short a token or two is very possible given some people are going to have to be with family on New Years, instead of watching the last minute bidding ebay style.

I know that would bring me back in with my wallet open. I just hate to try to bid, only to fall 1 or 2 tokens short and get squat. If I knew the point where I at least got the consolation prize of a Mayor package, then the Free Kingdom would be my new home!

Dekul - 9 months ago
@Lizybeth_Eros:

Posted By Torawin Jonham at 12:17 PM - Sat Dec 30 2017

I was thinking the token count might jump the last few days, and possibly by a lot. I've posted several times about concern regarding how many people would decline the package they "won", since they were just token trading instead of actively seeking the package. I may have a reasonable alternative, that stimulates sales as well.

For each person that reaches a specific threshold, say 3 tokens, they are guaranteed an upgrade to a FK locked Mayor slot. I chose 3, because it is 10% of the normal cost, not accounting for the price of the new Elyrian+ account itself. This would amount to a 1 day, discounted, FK only upgrade package to Mayor. It also means that there will be that many more people needing to buy more EP come exposition!!! I expect exposition to be the biggest short duration cash boost since the KS itself. The more people participating in exposition, the larger the cash haul. So the benefit to SBS offering the discount now, is the larger sales then.

In short, this would heat up the token sales at the lower end of the spectrum, increase awareness in the last day, make players thrilled even if they don't win the County, and make SBS some bank.

I think it's not a bad idea, the FK contest gaurantees some dukes and counts in that kingdom but this would guarantee some mayors as well...

I've got no dog in this fight cause I'm already pledged to another kingdom but I think it'd be a good idea. Probably would have been better idea to do it earlier though as they would have generated even more token sales.

Caspian - 9 months ago

The previous 24 hours have been seemingly more quiet, with no changes in position among the Royal candidates. However, hundreds of new tokens were purchased yesterday, now sitting there, waiting to be traded on the last day.

That said, the number of tokens required to be guaranteed a Courtier pack rose from 4 to 5 overnight. If you're still in it to win it, make sure you secure your spot.

As a final note and reminder: The Free Kingdom Event ends at 12:00am Midnight EST on January 1, 2018. (9pm PST/5am GMT). That's just a little more than 36 hours away. At that time, the Free Kingdom Tokens will be removed from the store, along with the EP Gift Items.

What say you? Will you be watching the ball drop in Times Square tomorrow night, or will you be here watching the last Token Drop?

May the best Nobility win!

Current Tokens required for a Free Kingdom Duchy (as of Dec. 30th):

169

Current Tokens required for a Free Kingdom County (as of Dec. 30th):

5

DAYS LEFT IN CONTEST: 1

Londo - 9 months ago
@Caspian:

Posted By Caspian at 08:53 AM - Sat Dec 30 2017

As a final note and reminder: The Free Kingdom Event ends at 12:00am Midnight EST on January 1, 2018. (9pm PST/5am GMT). That's just a little more than 36 hours away. At that time, the Free Kingdom Tokens will be removed from the store, along with the EP Gift Items.

Do all tokens need to be claimed by 12:00am Midnight EST on Jan 1, 2018? I ask because is there a chance people will purchase tokens up to the cut off and wait until Jan 1st, 2nd, or later, see how the rankings are, and then trade or claim their tokens? This would further alter the rankings.

At what time and date will SbS calculate the winners?

I'm fine either way, but think it needs to be clarified. Thanks

Polite - 9 months ago
@Londo:

Posted By Zeiger at 4:48 PM - Sat Dec 30 2017

Do all tokens need to be claimed by 12:00am Midnight EST on Jan 1, 2018? I ask because is there a chance people will purchase tokens up to the cut off and wait until Jan 1st, 2nd, or later, see how the rankings are, and then trade or claim their tokens? This would further alter the rankings.

At what time and date will SbS calculate the winners?

I'm fine either way, but think it needs to be clarified. Thanks

Tokens will cease counting towards the Free Kingdom event at 12:00am Midnight EST on Jan 1, 2018. Any tokens claimed after that time will not count towards the event.

Lizybeth_Eros - 9 months ago

I thought that was going to be the case, but just getting nervous as we get closer to the golden hour.

Quintero - 9 months ago

Torawin, no you were right the first time. The current count distribution looks something like this:

169.....5,5,5,5,4,4,4,4,4,4,3,3,3||3,3,3...2,2,2...,1,1,1....1

Everything to the right of the || is out of luck. Once four more, in my example, people get their token count to 4+, one of those with 4 will be to the right of the bars and lose.

So as of today, 4 is what you need to be a “win.” But it won’t take many people upgrading to 4 before that’s no longer the safe number.

Lizybeth_Eros - 9 months ago

Ah, so the Courtier token count is not how many are guaranteed the spot, but rather the minimum needed in order to be subject to tie-breaking?

I had been going on the presumption that the number was those guaranteed, and that even with less you might still win via tie-breaking.

Caspian - 9 months ago

Another exciting day in The Free Kingdom as another new contestant for Royal jumps in and takes over the 6th and final title spot. Both yesterday's new royal, and the previous duke have been pushed back down to courtier again. Pressure for that 6th spot is building.

Meanwhile, the number of tokens for Courtier remains at 4, but with only a handful of people holding onto their spot with 4 tokens, it may very well move to 5 by tomorrow.

Current Tokens required for a Free Kingdom Duchy (as of Dec. 29th):

169

Current Tokens required for a Free Kingdom County (as of Dec. 29th):

4

DAYS LEFT IN CONTEST: 2

Lizybeth_Eros - 9 months ago

It is going to be an active Kingdom for sure! While we will likely be lower in IP, we may well be higher in EP. The trick is getting the divisiveness of campaigning behind us so we can form one (1) unified government going forward in order to focus on progress, rather than consolidation.

I also worry that many of the counties will not actually be filled, as the slots will be declined by token traders that were trying to build up their own kingdoms, and reducing any possible advantage we may have had with an EP lead. I know I'm at risk of not having enough tokens right now, as I'll publicly admit to only having 4 ATM. (note: please send more tokens!)

Leonardo_Loriano - 9 months ago

The FK don't need extra attention anyway, with all the campaigns and daily updates (plus awesome Trailer) there are few people who don't know about the FK. They are even attracting people who wanted to play in Europe at first because of the Ping. It's a good project and every token thrown into it is well spent.

KalTheo - 9 months ago

Everyone wishing the FK of Elyria gets bonus attention is dreaming. You get the last kingdom, but you get it for 85% off.

That's it.

Blaiser - 9 months ago
@KalTheo:

Posted By KalTheo at 08:36 AM - Fri Dec 29 2017

Everyone wishing the FK of Elyria gets bonus attention is dreaming. You get the last kingdom, but you get it for 85% off.

That's it.

Was anyone asking for extra attention? Doesn't look that way. Just speculation on how this will all pan out. It was already given some semi-official lore, and that's more than the other kingdoms have to my knowledge.

VioletWinterlynn - 9 months ago
@KalTheo:

Posted By KalTheo at 06:36 AM - Fri Dec 29 2017

Everyone wishing the FK of Elyria gets bonus attention is dreaming. You get the last kingdom, but you get it for 85% off.

That's it.

Not true. Most the value from the packs was removed. (:

KalTheo - 9 months ago
@VioletWinterlynn:

Posted By VioletWinterborne at 07:49 AM - Fri Dec 29 2017

Posted By KalTheo at 06:36 AM - Fri Dec 29 2017

Everyone wishing the FK of Elyria gets bonus attention is dreaming. You get the last kingdom, but you get it for 85% off.

That's it.

Not true. Most the value from the packs was removed. (:

They are not going to give you stuff which makes it better than the paid pack in any way.

KalinSora - 9 months ago

Seems like the county level is beginning to fill up with more and more Kingdom tokens. It's awesome to see people taking interest in the free Kingdom of Elyria. I know I've thrown more than a few tokens and received more than that. I'm excited. 3 days to go

Lizybeth_Eros - 9 months ago

I agree that Blah and the Kingdom of Fortuna is a huge vacuum right now, and may well be the biggest underdog.

We are also underdogs in that we have less cash invested, less IP earned, and get to pick our land (probably) last. So we do start with some disadvantages, but with good leadership and cooperation we will coalesce into an awesome whole!

Gunnlang - 9 months ago
@Lizybeth_Eros:

Posted By Torawin Jonham at 3:00 PM - Fri Dec 29 2017

We are also underdogs in that we have less cash invested, less IP earned, and get to pick our land (probably) last. So we do start with some disadvantages, but with good leadership and cooperation we will coalesce into an awesome whole!

Well not really, with all the tokens some are getting could be really above others. Since they still get the EP from the base package. Any kingdom that starts off with full duchies is a plus in my book. Since most seem to want to remove any NPC duchies from the start. Save on a massive amount of time right there.

KalinSora - 9 months ago
@Lizybeth_Eros:

I agree. It's always nice to see what people can come up with. I always enjoy watching The Underdogs find the strength to come up from behind, and use some of the most creative thinking available to overcome any disadvantage they have.

Lizybeth_Eros - 9 months ago

Once the map has been procedurally generated, I understand there will be a certain amount of hand tweaking before it's final. My hope is that one is not only crafted specifically for the FK, but locked to the FK as well. This allows it to be true to the lore, and give us the foundation to work with the other Kingdoms on a more even level.

Like Xander said, a bespoke refugee kingdom would be awesome, and heat the race up a bunch. Course that would mean more tokens to keep my County slot. Or as Azmodeth said, there may be enough variety in it already to make it playable. As long as it means a stronger Kingdom, and more enjoyable game overall, that's the important part.

XanderBlackwell - 9 months ago

One has to wonder how much this race would heat up at the bottom if it was confirmed the FK would get a unique or bespoke kingdom. Or at least not last, weard kingdom.

Yes i appreciate as an FK candidate its shameless self interest. But having this be the refugee kingdom with all starting tribes would be fascinating. Or a similar idea.

Caspian - 9 months ago

An exciting day in the Free Kingdom of Elyria event as someone jumps into the duchy space, pushing the previous 6th-place Royal back down into the Courtier tier.

As well, the number of tokens required for a guaranteed Courtier package has risen from 3 to 4. Things are starting to get exciting with only 3 days left! Who will the new dukes/duchesses be and who is going to lock in their Courtier package in the next 3 days?

Current Tokens required for a Free Kingdom Duchy (as of Dec. 28th):

131

Current Tokens required for a Free Kingdom County (as of Dec. 28th):

4

DAYS LEFT IN CONTEST: 3

Xaar - 9 months ago
@Caspian:

Posted By Caspian at 5:10 PM - Thu Dec 28 2017

An exciting day in the Free Kingdom of Elyria event as someone jumps into the duchy space, pushing the previous 6th-place Royal back down into the Courtier tier.

That's really useful to know. Is this the first time it's been mentioned happening, or has 7th place been overtaken before?

Lizybeth_Eros - 9 months ago

I know this is a concern for me. I wonder if getting the poorest land choice and tribal options result in a Pyrrhic victory.

Hopefully the Lore of the Free Kingdoms is respected. This could be achieved by the Free Kingdoms getting a more hand crafted location, with a wider variation of potential ruling tribes as part of the overall contest experience, instead of being gimped and saddled with the one chosen last.

I know it might be called an unfair advantage, but considering we are the underdogs, this could be the great equalizer that makes this Kingdom much more on par with the more established Kingdoms in it's ability to attract new players at launch.

Gunnlang - 9 months ago
@Lizybeth_Eros:

Posted By Torawin Jonham at 04:00 AM - Fri Dec 29 2017

Hopefully the Lore of the Free Kingdoms is respected. This could be achieved by the Free Kingdoms getting a more hand crafted location, with a wider variation of potential ruling tribes as part of the overall contest experience, instead of being gimped and saddled with the one chosen last.

I know it might be called an unfair advantage, but considering we are the underdogs, this could be the great equalizer that makes this Kingdom much more on par with the more established Kingdoms in it's ability to attract new players at launch.

How is the free kingdom the underdogs? You have Phyllain and Violet pulling in dukes, that already have communities under them. Assuming they come in even if neither win and those dukes still join. That kingdom may start with full dukes or very close to it. With the yearish before domain selection and the few years before launch. Easily enough time to start as one of the strongest.

If anything, unless Blah has a secret group under him. He will go into that server the underdog by far.

Juris Primus - 9 months ago

Is one of the reasons so few people have joined the race for a county being that the Free Kingdoms is likely to pick land last, leaving them swamps to live in and The Waerd as the ruling tribe they must play?

Perhaps I'm misunderstanding land selection, and ruling tribal choice, but that is how I understand the current process, and it's unfortunately likely result.

Azmodeth - 9 months ago
@Juris Primus:

Posted By Juris Primus at 11:22 AM - Thu Dec 28 2017

Is one of the reasons so few people have joined the race for a county being that the Free Kingdoms is likely to pick land last, leaving them swamps to live in and The Waerd as the ruling tribe they must play?

Perhaps I'm misunderstanding land selection, and ruling tribal choice, but that is how I understand the current process, and it's unfortunately likely result.

Tribers are by Biome, and you can pick multiple tribes in a kingdom to start as. These kingdom's are not gonna be a single tribe only. That would be weird.

Caspian - 9 months ago

Current Tokens required for a Free Kingdom Duchy (as of Dec. 27th):

118

Current Tokens required for a Free Kingdom County (as of Dec. 27th):

3

DAYS LEFT IN CONTEST: 4

Luccheno - 9 months ago

Curiously watching where this goes hehe

Caspian - 9 months ago

Current Tokens required for a Free Kingdom Duchy (as of Dec. 26th):

118

Current Tokens required for a Free Kingdom County (as of Dec. 26th):

3

DAYS LEFT IN CONTEST: 5

Leonardo_Loriano - 9 months ago

Knowing SBS there will be more then one update within the last hours of the contest. Though I say it will take at least 7 tokens for a county in the end. I guess many people wants do determine if there budget would be enough before pledging so the count could be quite high in the end.

RedDoggybone - 9 months ago

New years eve might be more exciting than Times Square around here. I bet it will take easily 5 or 6 tokens to win a county. As to the others, who knows.

kajoreh - 9 months ago

“ the last shall be first and the first last”

Peace on Elyria and Goodwill to all Mann

Caspian - 9 months ago

Christmas Day brings with it a Twist of Fate for those pursuing a County or Duchy in the Free Kingdom of Luna. As of today, the required tokens to be guaranteed a Royal Duchy package has increased to 117, and the number of tokens to ensure a County has increased to 3!

Will the increase to 3 cause a frenzy among the would-be Counts? Will they rally their followers and potential Mayors to support their claim? Or will they simply allow their lands and titles to pass to someone else? Only 6 days left, so we shall soon find out!

Caspian - 9 months ago

Current Tokens required for a Free Kingdom Duchy (as of Dec. 25th):

117

Current Tokens required for a Free Kingdom County (as of Dec. 25th):

3

DAYS LEFT IN CONTEST: 6

Blaiser - 9 months ago

Thanks for the quick response Caspian. That's what I thought but wanted to be sure. Hope you and the rest of the team have a great Christmas!

Blaiser - 9 months ago

If I purchased a chariot for two to give the extra game to my wife, would she technically own a package for the purposes of this contest? Or would she have to upgrade that to a an Elyrian package?

Caspian - 9 months ago
@Blaiser:

Posted By Blaiser at 1:19 PM - Sun Dec 24 2017

If I purchased a chariot for two to give the extra game to my wife, would she technically own a package for the purposes of this contest? Or would she have to upgrade that to a an Elyrian package?

She would own an Elyrian Package, it comes with the Carriage For Two.

Caspian - 9 months ago

Current Tokens required for a Free Kingdom Duchy (as of Dec. 24th):

111

Current Tokens required for a Free Kingdom County (as of Dec. 24th):

2

DAYS LEFT IN CONTEST: 7

Caspian - 9 months ago

Current Tokens required for a Free Kingdom Duchy (as of Dec. 23rd):

109

Current Tokens required for a Free Kingdom County (as of Dec. 23rd):

2

DAYS LEFT IN CONTEST: 8

Londo - 9 months ago

If you're in the race to become a Courtier join the Free Kingdom Campaign channel on the CoE Discord. Come meet your future neighbors and let's plan Exposition.

Caspian - 9 months ago

Current Tokens required for a Free Kingdom Duchy (as of Dec. 22nd):

109

Current Tokens required for a Free Kingdom County (as of Dec. 22nd):

2

DAYS LEFT IN CONTEST:9

Caspian - 9 months ago

Current Tokens required for a Free Kingdom Duchy (as of Dec. 21st):

109

Current Tokens required for a Free Kingdom County (as of Dec. 21st):

2

DAYS LEFT IN CONTEST: 10

Lizybeth_Eros - 9 months ago

You at least need to be able to purchase the Elyrian level ($45), then you campaign to see if someone will send you tokens.

Before you hope to win though, do some due diligence and learn how much work is involved in running a county and coordinating with all the mayors under you (hopefully most are PCs that you like.) It looks like a lot of bling, but it's a LOT of work too.

AceSilverFanng - 9 months ago

So, I guess I'm a noob to all this. How does someone with no money (like myself) participate in this?

XanderBlackwell - 9 months ago

Will the winners gain any influence to put them on par with those who paid for their influence?

I think this plus other ways to even the influence balance before settlement selection would be better so the most active contributers get a reward befitting their efforts.

(Yes this would potentially benifit those who paid less. But surely influence is about contributing to the game in more ways than just money. You paid for the county, duchy. Not the influence)

FadyGalaband - 9 months ago
@XanderBlackwell:

Posted By XanderBlackwell at 2:01 PM - Wed Dec 20 2017

Will the winners gain any influence to put them on par with those who paid for their influence?

On December 12th, Caspian said in Discord:

"It's not fair to assume Free Kingdom gets last pick. We may very well award the Free Kingdom winners some IP based on the number of tokens they received. Afterall, encouraging people to buy tokens for them is also influencing our success. They spent time and energy doing debates, talking to their supporters, etc. That's a great player engagement within the community."

So not sure if that answers some of your questions :)

XanderBlackwell - 9 months ago
@FadyGalaband:

Posted By FadyGalaband at 10:43 PM - Wed Dec 20 2017

Posted By XanderBlackwell at 2:01 PM - Wed Dec 20 2017

Will the winners gain any influence to put them on par with those who paid for their influence?

On December 12th, Caspian said in Discord:

"It's not fair to assume Free Kingdom gets last pick. We may very well award the Free Kingdom winners some IP based on the number of tokens they received. Afterall, encouraging people to buy tokens for them is also influencing our success. They spent time and energy doing debates, talking to their supporters, etc. That's a great player engagement within the community."

So not sure if that answers some of your questions :)

I should have faith in father caspian i suppose ;)

Thanks for the response

Caspian - 9 months ago

Current Tokens required for a Free Kingdom Duchy (as of Dec. 20th):

98

Current Tokens required for a Free Kingdom County (as of Dec. 20th):

2

DAYS LEFT IN CONTEST: 11

Lizybeth_Eros - 10 months ago

My point is the more actual players are in the upper levels, the better feel the game will have for new players joining us at launch. The more they enjoy the experience, the more positive "buzz" is generated, leading to yet more sales/players. Part of the appeal is less NPCs, so lets have less NPCs!

Juris Primus - 10 months ago

I hope people hoping to win realize there is a commitment of a decent amount of time to run them, in addition to whatever you want to do with your character. This is not a job for the casual gamer! Between the sim-county type play, and keeping up with the political needs of your various mayors, there may be far less actual character play time than some realize.

Lizybeth_Eros - 10 months ago

I'm concerned by the number of people that will turn down counties because they only have tokens due to trading tokens for EP. They have stated they will decline because they are already committed to another server or kingdom, or simply do not want to put in the weekly hours to maintain it. Since it would be horrible for the game to launch with abandoned or empty counties, it would be best if as many of the counties in the contest actually go to those that have the desire, and are willing to spend the 10-15+ or so hours each week in administration to run them. Having actual people running the counties at launch will go a long way towards increasing the all important consumer opinion of the game, leading to larger numbers of players choosing to follow us into joining this wonderful world of CoE.

SBS could put a tag for the player to toggle on the account page (next to the "tokens received" icon) that allows a player to opt out of the running. It should simply say something to the effect of "I do not want these votes to count towards the contest, and I will decline any package awarded." Since votes given to existing Kings do not count already, the code to exclude these may exist, and simply be expanded to check for the tag. Excluding these votes on the daily update Caspian is giving us (MUCHO THANKS!) would give us a better idea of what the actual voting standings look like for people that stand ready to accept the package, and encourage more people to participate.

Gunnlang - 10 months ago
@Lizybeth_Eros:

Posted By Torawin Jonham at 10:33 AM - Wed Dec 20 2017

I'm concerned by the number of people that will turn down counties because they only have tokens due to trading tokens for EP. They have stated they will decline because they are already committed to another server or kingdom, or simply do not want to put in the weekly hours to maintain it. Since it would be horrible for the game to launch with abandoned or empty counties

But they wouldn't be abandoned. It be like any other county out there not brought. Turn into an NPC. Most counties will be NPC at launch, same with a crap ton of towns. We will be so heavily out number by NPCs at launch in general. Unless the population really picks up before launch happen, which while cool, seems doubtful.

Caspian already knows people are trading EP and don't plan to accept all the counties, which is fine. No point skipping those people, since you can already get both titles for way cheaper than normal.

MarcoTheBlack - 10 months ago

"The 2 would come merged its a county pledge modified, it does not have the 10k access nor does it have the DE (design experience)

When they merge everything stacks"

Great, what i thought, also what is 10k Access?

MarcoTheBlack - 10 months ago

(Again sorry for my ignorance just came upon this lastnight) Sorry im still trying to make sure I get this right before we invest.

Even though I sign up for lets say the "Bloodline" pledge today. Then sign up my friends, and then get them and me to vote for me. I could end up with a chance at say the "Courtier" package

Meaning I would have unlocked all of the stuff below? What would happen to my "Bloodline" Pledge ? the two would become merged?

Game Base Game (1 spark) Y Bonus Sparks 10 Exposition Points 3,000 Access Prologue Y Kingdoms of Elyria Y ElyriaMUD Y Beta 2 Y Beta 1 Y Exposition Y Alpha 2 Y Alpha 1 Y Dev Forum Y Dev Q&A Y Digital Extras Forum border and badge Y Wallpaper Y Newsletter Y Soundtrack Y Art Book Y Strategy Guide Y Town Guide Y Social In-Game Interactions Founder's Chat Y Prestige Items and Character Packs Adventurer's Title and Cloak Y Adventurer's Pack Y Founder's Title and Cloak Y Founder's Pack Y Merchant's Title and Cloak Y Merchant's Pack Y Transportation & Pets Pet (1 of 5 options) Y Pack Mule Y Horse and saddlebags Y Purebred Horse Y Wagon Y War Trison OR Ursaphant Y Family and Home Custom Surname Y Manor Y Heraldry/Coat of Arms Family Coat of Arms (shield) Y - Expanded color options Y - Expanded sigil options Y Access to torse and crest Y - Expanded crest options Y Access to supporters Y In-game Decorative Items Plaque Y Artwork Y Statue Y Titles and Nobility Cloak identifying rank Y Baron/Baroness or Mayor Y Barony or Settlement Y Count/Countess Y County Y Naming Experiences Name a star/constellation Y Name a historical location Y Name for in-game headstone Y

(EXCLUDED) Design Experiences -Name in credits (Special Thanks) Y -Design one of: -Tattoo or hairstyle -Food, drink, or potion

VioletWinterlynn - 10 months ago
@MarcoTheBlack:

Posted By MarcoTheBlack at 3:55 PM - Tue Dec 19 2017

(Again sorry for my ignorance just came upon this lastnight) Sorry im still trying to make sure I get this right before we invest.

Even though I sign up for lets say the "Bloodline" pledge today. Then sign up my friends, and then get them and me to vote for me. I could end up with a chance at say the "Courtier" package

Meaning I would have unlocked all of the stuff below? What would happen to my "Bloodline" Pledge ? the two would become merged?

Game Base Game (1 spark) Y Bonus Sparks 10 Exposition Points 3,000 Access Prologue Y Kingdoms of Elyria Y ElyriaMUD Y Beta 2 Y Beta 1 Y Exposition Y Alpha 2 Y Alpha 1 Y Dev Forum Y Dev Q&A Y Digital Extras Forum border and badge Y Wallpaper Y Newsletter Y Soundtrack Y Art Book Y Strategy Guide Y Town Guide Y Social In-Game Interactions Founder's Chat Y Prestige Items and Character Packs Adventurer's Title and Cloak Y Adventurer's Pack Y Founder's Title and Cloak Y Founder's Pack Y Merchant's Title and Cloak Y Merchant's Pack Y Transportation & Pets Pet (1 of 5 options) Y Pack Mule Y Horse and saddlebags Y Purebred Horse Y Wagon Y War Trison OR Ursaphant Y Family and Home Custom Surname Y Manor Y Heraldry/Coat of Arms Family Coat of Arms (shield) Y - Expanded color options Y - Expanded sigil options Y Access to torse and crest Y - Expanded crest options Y Access to supporters Y In-game Decorative Items Plaque Y Artwork Y Statue Y Titles and Nobility Cloak identifying rank Y Baron/Baroness or Mayor Y Barony or Settlement Y Count/Countess Y County Y Naming Experiences Name a star/constellation Y Name a historical location Y Name for in-game headstone Y

(EXCLUDED) Design Experiences -Name in credits (Special Thanks) Y -Design one of: -Tattoo or hairstyle -Food, drink, or potion

The 2 would come merged its a county pledge modified, it does not have the 10k access nor does it have the DE (design experience)

When they merge everything stacks

Caspian - 10 months ago

Current Tokens required for a Free Kingdom Duchy (as of Dec. 19h):

97

Current Tokens required for a Free Kingdom County (as of Dec. 19th):

2

DAYS LEFT IN CONTEST: 12

MarcoTheBlack - 10 months ago

“As a note, if you have a package that's less than bloodline or higher, the exposition points you'd get would instead be converted to story points.“

Can u explain this part more for me. Let’s say I got the “prospector” Pledge level and ended up winning say a “Courtier” package what actually happen?

Thanks again

Saebelorn - 10 months ago
@MarcoTheBlack:

Posted By MarcoTheBlack at 02:29 AM - Wed Dec 20 2017

“As a note, if you have a package that's less than bloodline or higher, the exposition points you'd get would instead be converted to story points.“

Can u explain this part more for me. Let’s say I got the “prospector” Pledge level and ended up winning say a “Courtier” package what actually happen?

Thanks again

If you won a package, I think your new title would mean that you had access to exposition - meaning that yep, you could use the EP just like anybody else. If you mean proprietor, then that's high enough for exposition (the wagon picture in the top-right corner indicates that the pledge has exposition access).

Although, your friends wouldn't receive EP for giving you tokens if they had pioneer or lower as their pledge. It would be converted to story points instead.

MarcoTheBlack - 10 months ago

So, New here. I am looking to make a pledge and sign up a group of my friends. I would like to enter this contest and work with my friends to vote for me.

What is the first step? 1) Buy a Package (bloodline) 2) Have my friends by a package 3) Have them buy a token and give it to me?

if I win one of the modified packages? what does that mean? what is modified about them? Please forgive my ignorance.

Saebelorn - 10 months ago
@MarcoTheBlack:

Posted By MarcoTheBlack at 7:54 PM - Tue Dec 19 2017

So, New here. I am looking to make a pledge and sign up a group of my friends. I would like to enter this contest and work with my friends to vote for me.

What is the first step? 1) Buy a Package (bloodline) 2) Have my friends by a package 3) Have them buy a token and give it to me?

if I win one of the modified packages? what does that mean? what is modified about them? Please forgive my ignorance.

Hey there. Here's the original thread explaining the competition, but the bullet points that answer your questions are:

  • You need a package to receive a token (any package, including the cheapest)
  • You need a package to give a token (your friends, in this case; same as before)
  • A modified package means:

    1) The package you win (king, duke or count) will be locked to the NA-E (North America - East) server. There will be no way to transfer the title, including account merges.

    2) The package won't have the design experience included (which is an extra bonus to nobility packages that let players design something in-game, from an item to a creature.)

As a note, if you have a package that's less than bloodline or higher, the exposition points you'd get would instead be converted to story points.

RedDoggybone - 10 months ago

LOL, you actually had me doubting myself and I had to carefully reread everything. I have been a bit awol here for the last few months so I am not up on things like I use to be. Not that I lost interest in the game. Just you can only talk about the same things over and over so many times.

Lizybeth_Eros - 10 months ago

That's what I get for trying to look quickly during breaks at work. I was rushing, and simply overlooked the obvious. Thank you for correcting me once again and getting me back on the right track.

I was all excited thinking it was for a Mayor, and it's actually for the higher tier all together. Now to dig into that Xmas money to buy more tokens...

RedDoggybone - 10 months ago

Well, if you go to the store link there is no Courtier level listed any more. I think but don't hold me to this, is because they sold out except for the contest counties. Mayor, Magistrate or Governor is listed in the store as Aristocracy. And yes those are Mayor/Baron packages. It's been awhile since I looked and I pledged during the KS before they changed everything so I am only guessing that Courtier level is for the Count packages.

This contests says clearly a County you are trying to win. I highlighted the word counties but this is directly from the link provided in the original post.

"† Modified packages do not contain Design Experiences and all COUNTIES and duchies awarded are restricted to being inside the 'Free Kingdom' of Luna (NA-E) during settlement/domain selection.

It says nothing about towns being part of the contest.

Lizybeth_Eros - 10 months ago

So am I correct in that the 144 is for the Courtier level, which is Mayor, Magistrate or Governor?

I thought the Count/Countess title was above these, and below the Duke, but still on the Royal tier? And oddly enough, not part of the contest?

RedDoggybone - 10 months ago

"I stand corrected. They did say 144 would be awarded. But it says 2 needed to win at this point, so I'm reading that to mean all the 1 token bids have been bumped off and 2 is the current minimum to still be in the running. I expect to see that number go up a fair amount before the 31st ends."

Not exactly. If you bid one token and have more influence or an earlier start date than enough of the other bidders, the way I read it is you would still get one of the Counties because of tie breakers. By bidding two tokens, at this point you would be "assured" of winning. Bidding "1" and your gambling you will win the tie breakers.

Thats why I said I think the first tie breaker should be by bid date. If they did it that way then yes you would be correct.

Lizybeth_Eros - 10 months ago

I stand corrected. They did say 144 would be awarded. But it says 2 needed to win at this point, so I'm reading that to mean all the 1 token bids have been bumped off and 2 is the current minimum to still be in the running. I expect to see that number go up a fair amount before the 31st ends.

At the very least, SBS is getting a nice Xmas boost from this promotion, both cashwise, and industry buzz.

Now someone please send me a token or two so I stay in the running for a small town to help supply the new folks pouring into the Free Kingdom!

RedDoggybone - 10 months ago

"I'm also reading the current status as meaning all 144 have at least 2 tokens toward being mayor/baron, and that all the 1 token bids have been bumped off?"

I think you mean towards being a count and not a mayor or baron.

The way I read it is that ALL 144 Counties have at least "1" token bid on it and you need to have at least 2 at this point to be assured of getting a county. By no means does that mean all 144 counties have 2 tokens bid on it. It does however mean they all have 1 token bid on it.

"I guess I should say, of those 144 that have not been outright purchased by people already at that tier. At no point did they say how many of the 144 were actually unpurchased and up for grabs in the contest. This makes the pool of potential open slots much smaller, and the price needed will likely skyrocket very soon"

I just read the rules and I am pretty sure they did say exactly how many were up for bid.

"After the event ends we'll tally up the tokens and award prizes as follows:

1st Place: A modified† Monarch package
2nd - 7th Place: A modified† Royal package
8th - 151st: A modified† Courtier package&quot;

They are saying 144 packages in total at the count level are up for bid and this dose NOT include the packages previously bought or am I mistaken? I mean I assume all the counties are in the Kingdom no one has pledged to yet. If there is no Kingdom yet how could people be saying they are going to join it?

I predict that most people are going to bid the last few days so I doubt the number will stay at 2.

Lizybeth_Eros - 10 months ago

I guess I should say, of those 144 that have not been outright purchased by people already at that tier. At no point did they say how many of the 144 were actually unpurchased and up for grabs in the contest. This makes the pool of potential open slots much smaller, and the price needed will likely skyrocket very soon

Lizybeth_Eros - 10 months ago

So I'm reading this to mean that all 144 counties now have someone assigned to receive them, but some (many) may choose to not accept that package they won because they are committed elsewhere. So why not keep some of the near winners as backup to ensure that all the counties do in fact get filled?

I'm also reading the current status as meaning all 144 have at least 2 tokens toward being mayor/baron, and that all the 1 token bids have been bumped off?

Aemon_Blackfyre - 10 months ago

Posted By Daemon_Redwyne at 11:39 AM - Mon Dec 18 2017

Does this take into account the people who have tokens, like myself with 35 of them, but have no plans to actually accept the title and were just trading tokens with others for the EP?

I believe they are counting based on people that have claimed their tokens.

Daemon_Redwyne - 10 months ago
@Aemon_Blackfyre:

Posted By Haegon_Redwyne at 11:55 AM - Mon Dec 18 2017

Posted By Daemon_Redwyne at 11:39 AM - Mon Dec 18 2017

Does this take into account the people who have tokens, like myself with 35 of them, but have no plans to actually accept the title and were just trading tokens with others for the EP?

I believe they are counting based on people that have claimed their tokens.

If you have tokens sent to you, they pretty much claim themselves with no input on your part.

Daemon_Redwyne - 10 months ago

Also, how are you handling ties? If there are 20 spots left at the end, and 30 people have 2 tokens, who gets those 20 spots and who gets left out?

Caspian - 10 months ago
@Daemon_Redwyne:

Posted By Daemon_Redwyne at 09:48 AM - Mon Dec 18 2017

Also, how are you handling ties? If there are 20 spots left at the end, and 30 people have 2 tokens, who gets those 20 spots and who gets left out?

As always, ties are decided first by Influence, and then by join date.

HolyAvengerOne - 10 months ago
@Caspian:

Posted By Caspian at 1:00 PM - Mon Dec 18 2017

Posted By Daemon_Redwyne at 09:48 AM - Mon Dec 18 2017

Also, how are you handling ties? If there are 20 spots left at the end, and 30 people have 2 tokens, who gets those 20 spots and who gets left out?

As always, ties are decided first by Influence, and then by join date.

Interesting. If you look at the data right today, how many duplicates do you have with influence and start date?

RedDoggybone - 10 months ago
@Caspian:

Posted By Caspian at 1:00 PM - Mon Dec 18 2017

Posted By Daemon_Redwyne at 09:48 AM - Mon Dec 18 2017

Also, how are you handling ties? If there are 20 spots left at the end, and 30 people have 2 tokens, who gets those 20 spots and who gets left out?

As always, ties are decided first by Influence, and then by join date.

Hmm, I understand the logic of this but you might want to consider in case of a tie letting the first person who bid on it be the first tie breaker. As I mentioned, I feel most people are going to swoop in and place their bids the last few days. To me this puts the early bidders at an unfair disadvantage. So letting them win any ties evens it out a little. What I mean is if your winning a county with a 1 token bid, why would you up the bid or get more people to bid on something your already winning? If someone comes along and bids 1 token with 10 minutes left and they have more influence than you or joined 5 days earlier, I don't know it just seems fairer that the person who bid first should get the tie breaker.

Daemon_Redwyne - 10 months ago

Does this take into account the people who have tokens, like myself with 35 of them, but have no plans to actually accept the title and were just trading tokens with others for the EP?

Caspian - 10 months ago
@Daemon_Redwyne:

Posted By Daemon_Redwyne at 09:39 AM - Mon Dec 18 2017

Does this take into account the people who have tokens, like myself with 35 of them, but have no plans to actually accept the title and were just trading tokens with others for the EP?

Each slot counts against the total number of packages regardless of whether the person claims the title or not. This way there is at most 151 winners.

Loridin - 10 months ago
@Daemon_Redwyne:

Posted By Daemon_Redwyne at 12:39 PM - Mon Dec 18 2017

Does this take into account the people who have tokens, like myself with 35 of them, but have no plans to actually accept the title and were just trading tokens with others for the EP?

How exactly would the devs take that into account?

Daemon_Redwyne - 10 months ago
@Loridin:

Posted By EricShade at 11:50 AM - Mon Dec 18 2017

Posted By Daemon_Redwyne at 12:39 PM - Mon Dec 18 2017

Does this take into account the people who have tokens, like myself with 35 of them, but have no plans to actually accept the title and were just trading tokens with others for the EP?

How exactly would the devs take that into account?

It was more of a rhetorical question lol. I was merely pointing out that the actual number would be lower than assumed.

ScarletteTaygen - 10 months ago

There are also several conversations happening in discord about people helping each other out to set them up as a count. I love team work

XanderBlackwell - 10 months ago

My one token plan has failed. Oh woe is me. :'(

willdoanythingfortokens ;)

Caspian - 10 months ago

Current Tokens required for a Free Kingdom Duchy (as of Dec. 18h):

97

Current Tokens required for a Free Kingdom County (as of Dec. 18th):

2

DAYS LEFT IN CONTEST: 13

Londo - 10 months ago
@Caspian:

Posted By Caspian at 09:08 AM - Mon Dec 18 2017

Current Tokens required for a Free Kingdom Duchy (as of Dec. 18h):

97

Current Tokens required for a Free Kingdom County (as of Dec. 18th):

2

DAYS LEFT IN CONTEST: 13

Glad to see this heating up. Great contest.

Azmodeth - 10 months ago
@Caspian:

Posted By Caspian at 12:08 PM - Mon Dec 18 2017

Current Tokens required for a Free Kingdom Duchy (as of Dec. 18h):

97

Current Tokens required for a Free Kingdom County (as of Dec. 18th):

2

DAYS LEFT IN CONTEST: 13

Oh noes !

Loridin - 10 months ago

Would be nice if you update the number of tokens needed every hour on the final day. I could be convinced to buy myself a duchy in tokens if the price is still reasonable.

Blaiser - 10 months ago

Gotta ask, would it be possible to set the Free Kingdom up as a republic? The tokens being provided now counting as a vote for the first candidate, but once the game starts holding elections every 2-3 real months for a new "king." A contract could be made to sign the kingdom over to whoever is voted in next, right? The lower offices could be done the same way. Sounds like what a people need if they just drove out their conquerors.

Are any of the candidates pledging to do that?

Desdark - 10 months ago
@Blaiser:

Posted By Blaiser at 7:29 PM - Sun Dec 17 2017

Gotta ask, would it be possible to set the Free Kingdom up as a republic? The tokens being provided now counting as a vote for the first candidate, but once the game starts holding elections every 2-3 real months for a new "king." A contract could be made to sign the kingdom over to whoever is voted in next, right? The lower offices could be done the same way. Sounds like what a people need if they just drove out their conquerors.

Are any of the candidates pledging to do that?

Me, but got few tokens..so,..i'll be only a Count...maybe.

HolyAvengerOne - 10 months ago
@Blaiser:

Posted By XanderBlackwell at 4:13 PM - Sun Dec 17 2017

Not sure if i agree on the ping stuff. I have spent alot of time on US servers and outside of FPS it makes little difference.

Highly depends on the game and gameplay style you embrace. In some cases (thinking old days FPS games), you just could not compete if your ping was >50ms over that of others. You'd get shot before ever seeing your opponent. Because CoE will also be skill based, it likely will be the case here.

Posted By Blaiser at 4:29 PM - Sun Dec 17 2017

Gotta ask, would it be possible to set the Free Kingdom up as a republic? The tokens being provided now counting as a vote for the first candidate, but once the game starts holding elections every 2-3 real months for a new "king." A contract could be made to sign the kingdom over to whoever is voted in next, right? The lower offices could be done the same way. Sounds like what a people need if they just drove out their conquerors.

Are any of the candidates pledging to do that?

I think the contract system would allow you to setup something like that. It definitely is what I would have gone for if I had had time to campaign for the spot.

XanderBlackwell - 10 months ago

Not sure if i agree on the ping stuff. I have spent alot of time on US servers and outside of FPS it makes little difference.

Caspian - 10 months ago

Current Tokens required for a Free Kingdom Duchy (as of Dec. 17h):

97

Current Tokens required for a Free Kingdom County (as of Dec. 17th):

1

DAYS LEFT IN CONTEST: 14

Lizybeth_Eros - 10 months ago

A lot of people have already committed to another kingdom, or even server. Others are concerned that this will be an underdog kingdom, and will look to the kingdoms that were established earlier with robust numbers of high level followers pledged to them

I feel this kingdom may well attract a very large number of adventurer type players, but perhaps be a bit lower on the higher level (more money invested) players. As such, it may not have the same stability at first, but it will certainly be more of the wild adventure feel many of us play for. I myself have chosen to buy tokens, as I would like to be part of the "middle class" of players.

As a Mayor and shopkeeper, I expect to make friends while conducting a profitable business, in an exciting kingdom for adventurers. I plan to sell mounts, starting gear, as well as offer a safe place to call home.

I would certainly encourage you to consider buying tokens for the contest, even if it's just to add to your EP for your own account in another kingdom. It's like buying a regular EP token, except the Kingdom token has a free bonus in that you can help others in addition to what you bought for yourself. You will make friends, or even allies in the Free Kingdom by helping yourself and them.

Since you keep the 100 EP for buying the token, then please considering pledging the token to me (which takes nothing away from you at all to donate/help) to help me with building a great town to help the new players with.

To those about to Vote, I salute you!

Promete - 10 months ago

Posted By XanderBlackwell at 7:53 PM - Sat Dec 16 2017

I get the feeling the 31st of december is gonna be a mad set of bids. Though considering the option of getting a county for 10 dollars! I am shocked more people arent taking up the option.

Only reason, people won't play in this kingdom. I'm play in EU server, i haven't interest to buy the jeton !

*These are modified packages and don't include a Design Experience, and are locked to the Free Kingdom for domain/settlement selection.

Amira - 10 months ago
@Promete:

Posted By Promete at 8:58 PM - Sat Dec 16 2017

Posted By XanderBlackwell at 7:53 PM - Sat Dec 16 2017

I get the feeling the 31st of december is gonna be a mad set of bids. Though considering the option of getting a county for 10 dollars! I am shocked more people arent taking up the option.

Only reason, people won't play in this kingdom. I'm play in EU server, i haven't interest to buy the jeton !

*These are modified packages and don't include a Design Experience, and are locked to the Free Kingdom for domain/settlement selection.

also people might just buy tokens to gift others 50EP and not take the free kingdom package as your not forced to take the package when you get it. 1 token = 150 EP(buyer 100 receiver 50)

XanderBlackwell - 10 months ago

I get the feeling the 31st of december is gonna be a mad set of bids. Though considering the option of getting a county for 10 dollars! I am shocked more people arent taking up the option.

Mandos - 10 months ago
@XanderBlackwell:

Posted By XanderBlackwell at 6:53 PM - Sat Dec 16 2017

I get the feeling the 31st of december is gonna be a mad set of bids. Though considering the option of getting a county for 10 dollars! I am shocked more people arent taking up the option.

A few of the possible monarchs for the free kingdom are...questionable...in their leadership abilities, a county is worthless if you lose it straight away. :)

Also it'd be terrible ping for anyone outside of USA.

Promete - 10 months ago
@XanderBlackwell:

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Blaiser - 10 months ago
@XanderBlackwell:

Posted By XanderBlackwell at 1:53 PM - Sat Dec 16 2017

I get the feeling the 31st of december is gonna be a mad set of bids. Though considering the option of getting a county for 10 dollars! I am shocked more people arent taking up the option.

I'm waiting till closer to the end of the month to see if/how much it goes up by. If I can get a county each for my wife and I for 2-3 tokens, definitely doing that. Or for one of us with 5 tokens? Sure. More than that tho? Can't really afford it.

MagistrateMondra - 10 months ago

Shame on this server mates... 1 Token... for a County.

At the end all will buy some. But to get a county....its still to less... messed me up. :(

Caspian - 10 months ago

Current Tokens required for a Free Kingdom Duchy (as of Dec. 16th):

97

Current Tokens required for a Free Kingdom County (as of Dec. 16th):

1

DAYS LEFT IN CONTEST: 15

MotherofCats - 10 months ago

OOO! oOOoooo! pick me! Pick me!

Londo - 10 months ago

I really like this contest. Following the race for King is exciting.

Billymaize - 10 months ago

So if I already have the mayor package and buy myself 3 tokens I get some other stuff to merge with it? but then I have to play in the free kingdom correct?

Amira - 10 months ago
@Billymaize:

Posted By Billymaize at 8:28 PM - Fri Dec 15 2017

So if I already have the mayor package and buy myself 3 tokens I get some other stuff to merge with it? but then I have to play in the free kingdom correct?

if your lucky you can get a count package(missing few items) thats locked to the new kingdom of elyria

Amira - 10 months ago

worth or not its all up to you my friend. we cant tell you if its worth your money or not.

also EP and SP is 2 quite different things when it comes to what you want to do ingame.

EP= change/add something to the game. SP= boost your chance to overthrow someone ingame or to get a free title from someone.

Blaiser - 10 months ago
@Amira:

Posted By Amira at 12:31 PM - Fri Dec 15 2017

EP= change/add something to the game. SP= boost your chance to overthrow someone ingame or to get a free title from someone.

Doesn't SP also allow you to activate heirs and buy souls? Or has the wiki not been updated?

HolyAvengerOne - 10 months ago

Hmm wait, I thought you couldn't buy a token for yourself? Does that still stand?

DoctorFaust - 10 months ago
@HolyAvengerOne:

Posted By HolyAvengerOne at 10:19 AM - Fri Dec 15 2017

Hmm wait, I thought you couldn't buy a token for yourself? Does that still stand?

Nothing ever prevented you from buying a token for yourself. It is just that you get just 50 EP if you cash it for yourself, instead of the 100 EP you get when someone gives it to you.

NoBull - 10 months ago
@DoctorFaust:

Posted By DoctorFaust at 12/15/2017 5:25:56 PM

Posted By HolyAvengerOne at 10:19 AM - Fri Dec 15 2017

Hmm wait, I thought you couldn't buy a token for yourself? Does that still stand?

Nothing ever prevented you from buying a token for yourself. It is just that you get just 50 EP if you cash it for yourself, instead of the 100 EP you get when someone gives it to you.

You get 100 EP for purchasing.

Claiming it yourself doesn't give the bonus 50.

HolyAvengerOne - 10 months ago
@NoBull:

Posted By NoBull at 6:09 PM - Fri Dec 15 2017

Posted By DoctorFaust at 12/15/2017 5:25:56 PM

Posted By HolyAvengerOne at 10:19 AM - Fri Dec 15 2017

Hmm wait, I thought you couldn't buy a token for yourself? Does that still stand?

Nothing ever prevented you from buying a token for yourself. It is just that you get just 50 EP if you cash it for yourself, instead of the 100 EP you get when someone gives it to you.

You get 100 EP for purchasing.

Claiming it yourself doesn't give the bonus 50.

But you still can. Thank you!

NoBull - 10 months ago
@DoctorFaust:

Posted By DoctorFaust at 12/15/2017 5:25:56 PM

Posted By HolyAvengerOne at 10:19 AM - Fri Dec 15 2017

Hmm wait, I thought you couldn't buy a token for yourself? Does that still stand?

Nothing ever prevented you from buying a token for yourself. It is just that you get just 50 EP if you cash it for yourself, instead of the 100 EP you get when someone gives it to you.

You get 100 EP for purchasing.

Claiming it yourself doesn't give the bonus 50.

Blaiser - 10 months ago

I backed at a low enough level that the store won't let me buy ep, but I could get some from buying a couple of these kingdom tokens. I'm thinking if I don't win though, I wouldn't be able to get into exposition to use the ep anyway. I know it's supposed to become sp once exposition is over, but I think sp has less buying power than ep? Worth it or not?

Been thinking about buying the Carriage for Two so my wife can play with me. If she made an account on here and gifted me 2-3 tokens we'd both have some ep to start with.

Caspian - 10 months ago

Current Tokens required for a Free Kingdom Duchy (as of Dec. 15th):

86

Current Tokens required for a Free Kingdom County (as of Dec. 15th):

1

MeltedWater - 10 months ago

(Like, if I already have bought mayor, using it on NA-W, then winning a county on NA-E separately)

MeltedWater - 10 months ago

Can I have the county on NA-E and use my mayor package separately on NA-W on same account?

Gunnlang - 10 months ago
@MeltedWater:

Posted By MeltedWater at 2:16 PM - Fri Dec 15 2017

Can I have the county on NA-E and use my mayor package separately on NA-W on same account?

Nah you can't. I was looking to do the same thing. They would get merged together. So naturally would need a second account.

Atlas Forgiven - 10 months ago
@Gunnlang:

Posted By Gunnlang at 11:48 PM - Thu Dec 14 2017

Posted By MeltedWater at 2:16 PM - Fri Dec 15 2017

Can I have the county on NA-E and use my mayor package separately on NA-W on same account?

Nah you can't. I was looking to do the same thing. They would get merged together. So naturally would need a second account.

Ah that's kind of a bummer... Definitely make me want to rethink participating and makes the one coin I got form a friend a waste of time and money

Caspian - 10 months ago
@Atlas Forgiven :

Posted By *Atlas Forgiven * at 08:29 AM - Fri Dec 15 2017

Ah that's kind of a bummer... Definitely make me want to rethink participating and makes the one coin I got form a friend a waste of time and money

The token you got still grants you 50 EP. So not a waste.

Desdark - 10 months ago

Taaake aim.

Caspian - 10 months ago

Modified Courtier Package* - Current Kingdom Tokens needed (as of Dec. 14th):

1


Modified Royal Package* - Current Kingdom Tokens needed (as of Dec. 14th):

86

Aemon_Blackfyre - 10 months ago

Should make this more interesting to watch.

Arthos - 10 months ago

Is this modified royal as in duchy or kingdom? I'm curious what folks need to beat to get kingdom.

Gunnlang - 10 months ago
@Arthos:

Posted By Arthos at 03:19 AM - Fri Dec 15 2017

Is this modified royal as in duchy or kingdom? I'm curious what folks need to beat to get kingdom.

Would be curious to know how much the leader has, doubtful they would ever share that info. That would really kick start any bidding wars at least.

RedDoggybone - 10 months ago
@Gunnlang:

Posted By Gunnlang at 11:51 AM - Thu Dec 14 2017

Posted By Arthos at 03:19 AM - Fri Dec 15 2017

Is this modified royal as in duchy or kingdom? I'm curious what folks need to beat to get kingdom.

Would be curious to know how much the leader has, doubtful they would ever share that info. That would really kick start any bidding wars at least.

Aye, and if I learned anything from ebay, you don't bid until the last moment.

VioletWinterlynn - 10 months ago
@Arthos:
  • Dec 13. Duchy cost : 83 ~~~~~~~~~ County cost : 1
  • Dec 14. Duchy cost : 86 ~~~~~~~~~ County cost : 1
  • Dec 15. Duchy cost : 86 ~~~~~~~~~ County cost : 1
  • Dec 16. Duchy cost : 97 ~~~~~~~~~ County cost : 1
  • Dec 17. Duchy cost : 97 ~~~~~~~~~ County cost : 1
  • Dec 18. Duchy cost : 97 ~~~~~~~~~ County cost : 2
  • Dec 19. Duchy cost : 97 ~~~~~~~~~ County cost : 2
  • Dec 20. Duchy cost : 98 ~~~~~~~~~ County cost : 2
  • Dec 21. Duchy cost : 109 ~~~~~~~~~ County cost : 2
  • Dec 22. Duchy cost : 109 ~~~~~~~~~ County cost : 2
  • Dec 23. Duchy cost : 109 ~~~~~~~~~ County cost : 2
  • Dec 24. Duchy cost : 111 ~~~~~~~~~ County cost : 2
  • Dec 25. Duchy cost : 117 ~~~~~~~~~ County cost : 3
  • Dec 26. Duchy cost : 118 ~~~~~~~~~ County cost : 3
  • Dec 27. Duchy cost : 118 ~~~~~~~~~ County cost : 3
  • Dec 28. Duchy cost : 131 ~~~~~~~~~ County cost : 4
  • Dec 29. Duchy cost : 169 ~~~~~~~~~ County cost : 4
  • Dec 30. Duchy cost : 169 ~~~~~~~~~ County cost : 5 ~ Morning
  • Dec 30. Duchy cost : 252 ~~~~~~~~~ County cost : 5 ~ Evening
FadyGalaband - 10 months ago

Let the bidding wars begin! Lol!

A little jealous that there will be Counts who gave a lot less than me, but still happy that I helped give to the development of the game.

The sad part of this is that only Kings and Dukes will technically need to be elected by the populace. Most of these counts in the free kingdom will just need a little money to get their title. Will be interesting to see how this affects some of the dynamics within the free kingdom.

Fudgemuffinator - 10 months ago

I predict the required tokens for count to go up by 4 before the week ends.

Lech - 10 months ago

Will the token tracker be updated and if so when?

-MX

Caspian - 10 months ago
@Lech:

Posted By Lech at 4:34 PM - Wed Dec 13 2017

Will the token tracker be updated and if so when?

-MX

Daily.

Lech - 10 months ago
@Caspian:

Posted By Caspian at 7:59 PM - Wed Dec 13 2017

Posted By Lech at 4:34 PM - Wed Dec 13 2017

Will the token tracker be updated and if so when?

-MX

Daily.

Thank you for the response, additionally, when will we know the winners for the competition, the night of or a few days after the new year?

Response:

-MX

jasonthebold49 - 10 months ago

For the lucky person that wins? are they able to actually customize this new kingdom to their liking like the other Kings did or are they stuck with it being as is?

ScarletteTaygen - 10 months ago

Very nice!!! Best of luck everyone!

BronzeKnight - 10 months ago

Gets me frisky

GoldenKnight - 10 months ago

very nice