7 May

Welcome Aboard the Kickstarterversary

By Vye

Hail and well met, my friends!

We are kicking off our Kicktstarterversary promotions with some packages we're sure you'll love! In addition to bringing back the coveted EP 3000 pack (and its new friend, EP 2250), as well as a modified, Courtier Limited package for a limited time, you can also get the following kits to enhance your existing package and share Elyria with a friend or loved one:

  • Carriage For Two - An extra Elyrian package and in-game carriage to share
  • Cottage For Two - Start off right with a cottage built for two and a Bloodline package to gift
  • Buy The Farm - Invite a pair of friends with two Elyrian gift packages so they can help you cultivate your parcel of land
  • The Love Boat - Wait, what!?!?

Exciting and New

It wouldn't be a good Kickstarterversary if there weren't a few surprises. That's why these new items are now available in the store through the end of May!

Sailing Rowboat


A rowboat won't take you across the wide ocean, but whether you're crossing a lake or traveling a river, the rowboat is the perfect – and affordable – solution. Sometimes known as the Angler's Friend, rowboats are the perfect platform for the lone fishermann and, despite not being truly seaworthy, they can be used to fish just off the coast.

The Love Boat


What's better than being on a boat alone? Bringing a friend, of course! Experience the romance and magic of a picnic for two, alone together on the calm waters of a picturesque lake. The Love Boat package provides everything you need for the perfect moment: The rowboat, the picnic basket loaded with sweets and affection, and an instrument to play beautiful music so you can woo your fondest friend and sweep them off of their feet, Elyria style.

We'll be celebrating all through May with additional promotions, so check back to see what's in store next week!

Wishing you an open smile on a friendly shore,

Vye

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Botard - 7 months ago

"Freebie to all backers with a paid off package before June 1st:"

I paid off my package in January and didn't get anything?

jasonthebold49 - 7 months ago

You know buying a fleet of these would give someone a huge advantage both in a starting fishing Industry and as support vessels for a navy and a merchant fleet

Cesnek - 7 months ago

I am waitinig for better ships :P

Hafiz - 7 months ago

This looks awesome!

Varhukan - 7 months ago

Sweet stuff and row boats already sweeter than my coffee

Jaidic - 7 months ago

If someone has a Adventurer/Gentry, would they have to have Aristocracy package paid off before the end of the month, or could they upgrade later and still the the upgraded housing bonus?

VioletWinterlynn - 7 months ago
@Jaidic:

Posted By Jaidic at 12:46 AM - Thu May 10 2018

If someone has a Adventurer/Gentry, would they have to have Aristocracy package paid off before the end of the month, or could they upgrade later and still the the upgraded housing bonus?

I don't believe so, Package has to be paid off for the reward by the end of may

Teland - 7 months ago
@Jaidic:

Posted By Jaidic at 11:46 PM - Wed May 09 2018

If someone has a Adventurer/Gentry, would they have to have Aristocracy package paid off before the end of the month, or could they upgrade later and still the the upgraded housing bonus?

They would have to have the Aristocracy package paid off before the anniversary deals end, and we'll also have to have reached that fundraising goal in order to get housing bonuses.

Kitlandria - 7 months ago

Very excited to see that more counts are coming in! Very pleased with this addition. Also, I can't wait to be able to sing "I'm on a boat" while my partner and I sail down a river. :D

Daynen - 7 months ago

"Sailing, sailing, over the open seeaaa--"CRASH

"...Well. That was...far less inspiring than I'd hoped."

Oracle - 7 months ago

I just bought a boat. There's a good chance I'll be a Hrothi, living in a mountain.

How well thought out was that? :D

Dekul - 7 months ago
@Oracle:

Posted By Oracle at 07:40 AM - Tue May 08 2018

I just bought a boat. There's a good chance I'll be a Hrothi, living in a mountain.

How well thought out was that? :D

Well when someone accidentally mines into an underground river and floods the cavern you can use it for your under-ground lake.

Dividion - 7 months ago
@Dekul:

You can even stay there, eat fish, turn really pale, and whisper lovingly to your preciousssss. If you're lucky, it may turn out to be the one place in CoE where you don't actually age and die (probably gotta have that ring though).

KaiserSoze - 7 months ago

Got myself the rowboat, because why not, even if I get stuck in a desert landlocked part of elyria, I could have it a a sculpture and make a fabled story about how it got here.

VioletWinterlynn - 7 months ago
@KaiserSoze:

Posted By The Silence at 06:29 AM - Tue May 08 2018

Got myself the rowboat, because why not, even if I get stuck in a desert landlocked part of elyria, I could have it a a sculpture and make a fabled story about how it got here.

Ooo that's actually a really neat idea

Klorinth - 7 months ago

I’m so weak... I spent more money. I don’t even have a computer to play this game and I have spent more on it than any other.

KaiserSoze - 7 months ago
@Klorinth:

I'm trying my best not to spend anymore money because I know once I start, I don't think I will be able to stop.

Kritter - 7 months ago

Question about some packs. Is there a pack that allows u to have a starting business like a tavern or blacksmith or a hunting lodge? Cause the farm pack is nice but not what I can use for what i want to do in the game.

KaiserSoze - 7 months ago
@Kritter:

If they did release a business startup package like, a blacksmith or a tanner, I would buy one so fast and eat two minute noodles for the rest of the week.

Dekul - 7 months ago
@Kritter:

Posted By Kritter at 06:21 AM - Tue May 08 2018

Question about some packs. Is there a pack that allows u to have a starting business like a tavern or blacksmith or a hunting lodge? Cause the farm pack is nice but not what I can use for what i want to do in the game.

Not in the store yet but they are on the list of things coming with the EP store...

Storefront Kits: 125 EP ea. Take your profession to the next level with a storefront kit. These kits provide the fixed location assets necessary to set up a shop, storefront, or other establishment on leased land. They'll typically include blueprints and resources for a small building, crafting stations or other furniture, and additional decor to help give the location a welcoming feel. (ex. forges & anvil, bar & tables, loom & spinning wheel, display cases and racks, etc...) Individual items value at 25-50 EP.

Land-use Kits: 175 EP ea. The land-use kits help to further establish your profession by providing a parcel of land on a non-coveted parcel in which to build your commercial or residential building, or to use the land for agricultural purposes such as farming, horticulture, breeding, or pet-rearing. (ex. stables, stalls, fields, bee hives, plant boxes, seeds, saplings, etc.) Individual items range from 10-100 EP.

VioletWinterlynn - 7 months ago
@Kritter:

Posted By Kritter at 05:21 AM - Tue May 08 2018

Question about some packs. Is there a pack that allows u to have a starting business like a tavern or blacksmith or a hunting lodge? Cause the farm pack is nice but not what I can use for what i want to do in the game.

Not currently. They may add different ones at a later date. Who knows.

Aemon_Blackfyre - 7 months ago

Screw the boat, I want the 3k EP. Just kidding, buying both ;)

Klorinth - 7 months ago

Thank you Violet.

At 1400 EP it looks like the EP package is better for me.

I was more asking about the actual in game design and size of the barn and related structures, and the amount of space they take up on a parcel. Ranulfs thread about parcel size and related information is very helpful for that but it doesn’t include barns in its representations. If it is a small barn made of wood, that might not be what I need. But if it is a medium size with stone, that might be perfect.

The interior design is also very important. A barn can be a shell that is completely empty for pure storage of a bunch of hay for example. Or it can be very complex with a series of stalls, alleys, gates, and storage. It could be built for various types of livestock (each with unique needs), grain storage and processing (storage bins, rooms, threshing floor, loading area, scale, etc), hay storage, vegetable storage and processing... the list goes on and on. Just saying “barn” is actually an extremely vague statement.

I like details.

Gunnlang - 7 months ago

Boat not deep water worthy

Pfft, my alt will prove that to be wrong. Or I perma die within the first week, but I find that doubtful :P

Klorinth - 7 months ago
@Gunnlang:

Posted By Gunnlang at 10:34 PM - Mon May 07 2018

Boat not deep water worthy

Pfft, my alt will prove that to be wrong. Or I perma die within the first week, but I find that doubtful :P

I say go for it... I’m pretty sure I once read about an Irish monk/priest that rowed across the Atlantic a very long time ago. If he could do it so can you.

Gunnlang - 7 months ago
@Klorinth:

Posted By Klorinth at 1:36 PM - Tue May 08 2018

I say go for it... I’m pretty sure I once read about an Irish monk/priest that rowed across the Atlantic a very long time ago. If he could do it so can you.

There was a group around, probably a year back, that wanted to have all these suicide characters to try it. No idea if they are still around. But I try it for the hell of it. Who knows maybe I find this perfect day for sailing lol

Ravenlute - 7 months ago
@Gunnlang:

Posted By Gunnlang at 8:43 PM - Mon May 07 2018

Posted By Klorinth at 1:36 PM - Tue May 08 2018

I say go for it... I’m pretty sure I once read about an Irish monk/priest that rowed across the Atlantic a very long time ago. If he could do it so can you.

There was a group around, probably a year back, that wanted to have all these suicide characters to try it. No idea if they are still around. But I try it for the hell of it. Who knows maybe I find this perfect day for sailing lol

No harsh feelings toward you but I want to hear that you get eaten by a giant sea monster because that would make a fantastic story. :D

Gunnlang - 7 months ago
@Ravenlute:

Posted By Ravenlute at 1:51 PM - Tue May 08 2018

No harsh feelings toward you but I want to hear that you get eaten by a giant sea monster because that would make a fantastic story. :D

Hahaha that would be awesome. Rather that over just running out of food/water or boat randomly sinking.

Klorinth - 7 months ago

What is the EP value of the Buy The Farm package? I like the idea but don’t need 2 Elyrians... I’m not recruiting friends or family to play. It mentions a barn, but how big is this barn? How much is it worth? I’ve been wanted to see what kinds of options we will have for barns and other farm buildings. Seems like the EP sale is more useful for me compared to any of the rest. I could do more with another 3000 EP.

I’m also curious as to what happens if we bought a boat then found ourselves in a desert... what do you do with a boat sitting in your account?

VioletWinterlynn - 7 months ago
@Klorinth:

Posted By Klorinth at 8:30 PM - Mon May 07 2018

What is the EP value of the Buy The Farm package?

We don't know the EP value really of it because its estimates that we've been given and no solid numbers:

  • Land -- ~100 EP
  • Barn -- Could be anywhere around 200 EP
  • Ox -- ~100 EP
  • Wagon -- ~100 EP
  • 2x Elyrian packages -- $45 x2 == $90

With those estimates thats at LEAST $140

how big is this barn? How much is it worth? I’ve been wanted to see what kinds of options we will have for barns and other farm buildings.

The barn is big enough that you'd need your own parcel of land, because it comes with a parcel of land so that you can use it for how you want to use it. It also comes with other things with it that you can see in my comment >>Here<<

what do you do with a boat sitting in your account?

You keep it in your inventory until you can use it somewhere, otherwise why buy the boat :P

Sunny River - 7 months ago

Well i was waiting the hol time for this and now im am dissapointed. I dont get the feel that u give us new stuff. Its just the old packs... Not like the last harvest event. And why the hack isz the boat that expensiv? Special when u dont. Know where u land and if you have a sea,river.... For example the boat has a equvalent value of 700 EP what is far too much if u compare it with the rest. Its feels like a money grap especial the Loveboat. We are buying stuff even we dont know if it worth it. We need an ep list. SrY for my bad english.

ShadowTani - 7 months ago
@Sunny River:

And... with this promotion I've crossed over to the "I've officially spent too much on this game" tier (rank 11), lol. Though it's a game I really badly want to see realized, so keep it up Soulbound, great work so far. :3

Posted By Sunny River at 03:59 AM - Tue May 08 2018

Well i was waiting the hol time for this and now im am dissapointed. I dont get the feel that u give us new stuff. Its just the old packs... Not like the last harvest event. And why the hack isz the boat that expensiv? Special when u dont. Know where u land and if you have a sea,river.... For example the boat has a equvalent value of 700 EP what is far too much if u compare it with the rest. Its feels like a money grap especial the Loveboat. We are buying stuff even we dont know if it worth it. We need an ep list. SrY for my bad english.

The standard EP to dollar rate is 10:1, so the $50 love boat package is comparable to 500 EP. The extra EP you get from more expensive EP packages is just that, a bonus.

In addition, you can get the boat itself for just $15 from the transport category (as opposed of the promotion category). Which makes the boat itself a 150 EP item. The love boat package seem to include the same picnic basket from the February promotion (correct me if I'm wrong), so if you already got that earlier you can get away with just buying the boat alone.

Lira - 7 months ago
@Sunny River:

Posted By Sunny River at 3:59 PM - Mon May 07 2018

Well i was waiting the hol time for this and now im am dissapointed. I dont get the feel that u give us new stuff. Its just the old packs... Not like the last harvest event. And why the hack isz the boat that expensiv? Special when u dont. Know where u land and if you have a sea,river.... For example the boat has a equvalent value of 700 EP what is far too much if u compare it with the rest. Its feels like a money grap especial the Loveboat. We are buying stuff even we dont know if it worth it. We need an ep list. SrY for my bad english.

From my understanding, every week will be a new set of items/sales. There's more to come.

Polite - 7 months ago

Yay, good times abound!

Rezlom51 - 7 months ago

I spent most of today reading blog post and design journals and I can say 100% had it not been for a book called Ascend Online I would of jever found your guys game. Super excited!

Fatchu - 7 months ago

When can we start seeing alpha benefits?

OprahFTWinfree - 7 months ago
@Fatchu:

When alpha comes out. But no really, the pre-alpha is coming very soon for alpha 1 backers.

Fatchu - 7 months ago
@OprahFTWinfree:

oh good my viewers are getting antsy to hear my opinion and wondering when it comes out.

OprahFTWinfree - 7 months ago

Will all of these things be available all month or when some more stuff comes out in a week will the old stuff disappear again?

VioletWinterlynn - 7 months ago
@OprahFTWinfree:

Posted By OprahFTWinfree at 5:24 PM - Mon May 07 2018

Will all of these things be available all month or when some more stuff comes out in a week will the old stuff disappear again?

They will be available until the end of the month

Raziel - 7 months ago

Very nice, looking forward to what's coming next. Get us even a small boat for military use and I'll be throwing my money at the screen.

xMezii - 7 months ago

I'm sorry if this comes off weird but is the game released for beta or alpha or even playable yet? I've been waiting for this for quite some time but havent evem seen gameplay or anything yet. Just confused is all! Nonetheless I'm extremely excited for this games full release and the future of it!

VioletWinterlynn - 7 months ago
@xMezii:

Posted By xMezii at 4:48 PM - Mon May 07 2018

I'm sorry if this comes off weird but is the game released for beta or alpha or even playable yet? I've been waiting for this for quite some time but havent evem seen gameplay or anything yet. Just confused is all! Nonetheless I'm extremely excited for this games full release and the future of it!

Nothing is out that is currently playable. There is only VoxElyria open to their family and friends, the Pre-Alpha date for Alpha 1 backers is under NDA.

xMezii - 7 months ago
@VioletWinterlynn:

So from my understanding of previous alpha/beta's that I've been involved in if we get Alpha one package, you should have access to all the following correct? Also thank you for the speedy reply, greatly appreciate you filling in the blanks here!

Xeyska - 7 months ago
@xMezii:

Posted By xMezii at 6:50 PM - Mon May 07 2018

So from my understanding of previous alpha/beta's that I've been involved in if we get Alpha one package, you should have access to all the following correct? Also thank you for the speedy reply, greatly appreciate you filling in the blanks here!

Yes, that is correct. Getting a package with Alpha 1 access or purchasing it from the store seperately will give you access to all the testing phases. Alpha 1, Alpha 2, the Betas, etc.

xMezii - 7 months ago
@Xeyska:

I appreciate the clarification, best of luck on your ventures to you both.

Zelcovian - 7 months ago

I am a little curious how the parcel of land works for buy buy the farm.

does this just give you the EP equivalent of what a farm will be, reserve a prebuilt farm in a township....do you get like a large item you can place where you want... will it be attached to family (rank) land... for instance the Gentry's holdings ?

Dekul - 7 months ago
@Zelcovian:

Posted By Zelcovian at 5:35 PM - Mon May 07 2018

I am a little curious how the parcel of land works for buy buy the farm.

does this just give you the EP equivalent of what a farm will be, reserve a prebuilt farm in a township....do you get like a large item you can place where you want... will it be attached to family (rank) land... for instance the Gentry's holdings ?

I believe you get the EP/Deed for one parcel, plus the barn building you can put down, and an ox and wagon.

Edit: You are my 1000th post! Wee

VioletWinterlynn - 7 months ago
@Zelcovian:

Posted By Zelcovian at 4:35 PM - Mon May 07 2018

I am a little curious how the parcel of land works for buy buy the farm.

does this just give you the EP equivalent of what a farm will be, reserve a prebuilt farm in a township....do you get like a large item you can place where you want... will it be attached to family (rank) land... for instance the Gentry's holdings ?

You get a chunk of land to put the farm you get in your inventory down on. You get to pick where that chunk of land is. You would own that chunk of land from the parcel you get with the farm. That would be your land/your families land, whatever you want to allow that land to.

B1ackfish - 7 months ago

I currently have the KS Count package (plus two mayor packages) it want's me to "upgrade" to the Courtier package for $500, I'm obviously not going to do that. But if I purchased it as a gift would I be able to add "merge" the 2nd count title into my account at some point? I feel like I saw something about being able to claim gift packages in the future..

VioletWinterlynn - 7 months ago
@B1ackfish:

Posted By Smithy at 4:29 PM - Mon May 07 2018

I currently have the KS Count package (plus two mayor packages) it want's me to "upgrade" to the Courtier package for $500, I'm obviously not going to do that. But if I purchased it as a gift would I be able to add "merge" the 2nd count title into my account at some point? I feel like I saw something about being able to claim gift packages in the future..

Yes that is correct, you will be able to merge it in later if you buy it as a gift.

SirApetus - 7 months ago

Awesome! Looking forward to the rest of the month :)

Esoba - 7 months ago

Boats, love it. Although nothing will ever take the place of those wonderful 3k EP packs.

RainofNight - 7 months ago

Heck yeah, boats! Just what the To'resk inspired needed XD

Conklin - 7 months ago

Excited to use my tiny sail to float in the sandstorms of the desert!

CaptainSeli - 7 months ago

Already got my boat! I'm ready to be a terror of the coastal seas!

Atlas Forgiven - 7 months ago

"I'm on a boat! I'm on a boat! Every one look at me because I'm sailing on a boat. I'm on a boat and its going fast, Believe me when I saw I .... a mermaid. "

Xarkfleur - 7 months ago

On top of this with jam!

Ready. Steady. GO!!

Reserved for Modjeska

VioletWinterlynn - 7 months ago

Yas please. Love boat here I come! ♥_♥


Buy The Farm

Includes:

  • 2 Elyrian packages (giftable)
  • 1 Parcel of land
  • Barn
  • Ox
  • Wagon

Note: NOT Giftable, but the Elyrian packages are. Requires Settler pledge or higher. To trade, wait for game launch.


Cottage for Two

Includes:

  • Cottage (bound to your account - limit 1)
  • Bloodline package

Note: You must own a Bloodline package or above to purchase this item. Also, the Bloodline package is giftable, the Cottage is not.


Carriage for Two

Includes:

  • Carriage (bound to your account - limit 1)
  • Elyrian Package

Note: You might need to buy some horses to pull the carriage.

Araborn - 7 months ago

Reserved for Novigrad

HajimeSaito - 7 months ago

Ohhh nice... I wonder what's going in the reserved space?

whynot - 7 months ago

Awesome, Now I would love to own a boat but I have no idea what tribe or climate my county will be in.

Cuddles - 7 months ago

Yay

Tiffany - 7 months ago

I hope we get to see some discounts on heraldry items in the merchandise store before the end of May since that's mostly the things I still need. :P

Titanheart - 7 months ago

YES.

West - 7 months ago

Yay!

Vye - 7 months ago

FAQ:

Q: Will these items go away after each week or will they remain for the duration of the event?
A: The promotional items will remain available in the store until June 1st, 2018.

Q: Will any of these items remain after the event is over?
A: Everything in the promotions tab will go away on June 1st. It has not yet been determined what, if any, of the non-promotional items will remain beyond the end of the event.

Q: Will rewards be available for new people? (i.e. will new players who join after the 2nd Kickstarterversary get them?
A: See below:

Freebie to all backers with a paid off package before June 1st:
$10k: Kypiq Party Pack - Get ready to participate in the Kypiq's Sunsight Festival
$25k: Purebread Horse - Join us in jest with a horse that you can eat...freshly baked bread
$50k: Pack Bonuses - All previously purchased backpacks (Adventurer's Pack, Founder's Pack, & Merchant Pack) will each have additional goodies added to them for any that were sold (a la carte or as part of a package) before June 1st, 2018.
$75k: Special Title - Receive an in-game title (it's a surprise) to show you're a Pre-Alpha backer.
$200k: Mystery Gift - A gift shows up in your inventory with a note that says "Warning: Do not open until launch," written in pyqsi.
$250k: Upgraded Housing - Houses in the Aristocracy and Nobility Packages are getting an upgrade! (ex: All Mayors get a villa, all accounts with a villa get a manor, and all accounts with a manor get a grand-villa).
$300k: Soul Pack - Get an extra set of 3 random souls to choose from for your starting character.
$350k: Old Soul - Get a soul that’s one lifetime older as one of the 3 souls the previous "Soul Pack" reward.

Store Item Added: (Under Pets & Mounts)
$100k: Otter Bear Baby - Unlock an Otter Bear baby as a pet in the store.
$150k: Otter Bear Mount - Unlock Otter Bear mount in the store.

Available to everyone, forever:
$400k: EP Kit Limit Increase - You will be able to purchase 2 of each of the Profession, Store Front, and Land Use Exposition Kits from the EP Store (currently limited to 1 per category, per title).
$500k: Mydarri At Launch - Some Mydarri will have found their way to the starting continent, will be scattered throughout all temperate and warmer biomes, and will be playable at launch! (Not a dominant tribe. Cannot be chosen by Nobility).

Q: If I buy the Love Boat, can I gift the boat separate from the picnic basket or do they have to go together?
A: The Love boat bundle will become a Boat and Picnic basket, that can be gifted separately. The items in the picnic basket cannot.

Q: Is the Picnic Basket that comes with the Love Boat the same contents as the one from the Elyria and Chill event?
A: Yes.

As more questions arise, we'll add to this post.