21 May

Kickstarterversary: War on a Boat for Week 3!

By Serpentius

All hail our Elyrian community!

Our 2nd Kickstarterversary promotion is heating up! You are all making amazing progress towards the event milestones. Check out the store tracker to see what bonus rewards have already been unlocked! Will the Mydarri be added as a launch tribe? Only you can decide and make it happen!

Milestones Achieved So Far:

  • Kypiq Party Pack
  • Purebread Horse
  • Pack Bonuses
  • Special Title
  • Otter Bear Cub
  • Otter Bear Mount

Awesome progress, you've achieved half of the milestones so far, 6 out of 12 of the goals have been met. Keep going to unlock as many as you can!

If you want to see what was added last week, click here.

To assist you in your voyage towards the Mydarri milestone, we berthed a new surprise.

Otter Bear Mount

You can find this fantastic beast under Pets and Mounts in the store.

With the proper saddle or yoke, this otter bear can ridden or teamed to pull a vehicle.

If properly trained from birth, an otter bear can be taught to not only befriend the children of Mann, but to work for them as well. Otter bears make fearsome mounts for warriors and even better work animals for traders plying Elyria's water ways. (includes size-appropriate saddle).

Note: This item is giftable

The Waters Are Full Of Danger!

It wouldn't be a good Kickstarterversary if there weren't a few surprises. Speeding into port for sale until the end of May are these 2 new beauties:

Coastal Raider

Your very own ship of war, perfect for safely carrying your army to the next battlefield. (Army not included)

Built for speed, with tall gunwales to protect your warband from arrows, the coastal raider is the perfect embodiment of its name. Nimble, but hardened against damage, the Raider can ride the waves into a beach and disgorge your warband before your targets even realize what's happening.

Note: Not a deep water vessel. This item is giftable.

War-On-A-Boat

Arrr you ready to take the fight to sea?! Raziel, I'm looking at you sir!

The romance of the water and the temptation of successful trade may lure some to the waves, but Oceanus has no love for the children of Mann, and the sea is a dangerous place with you upon it. Embrace your slaughter-nature and raid the coast with your warband. The riches you deserve are there waiting for you, you need simply wrest them from the hands of those foolish enough to look to the sea with hope in their eyes.

Includes:

  • Coastal Raider
  • 1 Keg of Mead - Made with sweet honey and aged, this keg of mead is like liquid gold.
  • 1 Lockable Sea Chest - This lockable chest is rugged to resist the sea, but not waterproof.
  • Raiding Equipment Kit - Outfit a 10-mann raiding party with a leather helm & chest armor, shields and axes.
  • Flippy-Floppies not included

Note: Each item below is giftable.

(Description above under Coastal Raider)

Only the sweetest honeys made from northern summer flowers are used in this mead, which is then aged all year and only opened once the flowers of the north are in bloom again. It's sweet warmth will sustain you even in the worst weather.

The lockable sea chest can be locked to prevent casual swiping and its iron bands and heavy hinges help to discourage less casual thieves, as well. Perfect for storing a ship's valuables while on the sail.

Raiding Equipment Kit:

The kit includes everything you need to stay protected, lethal and nimble as you raid the seas: Includes a leather helm & chest armor, a wooden shield and a steel raiding axe for each of the 10 raiders in a typical raiding party.

  • 10 Leather Helms
  • 10 Shields
  • 10 Leather Chest Armor
  • 10 Raiding Axes

The contents of the Raiding Equipment Kit is not able to be opened until Expo.

A Plethora of Choices

With our Kickstarterversary in its 3rd week, there's plenty of different items for you to choose from. We hope you've enjoyed these new items so far, and there's still 1 week left!

To assist the community in keeping track of the Community Rewards backers can earn throughout the month, we added this milestone progress bar!

To view details of which awards are given out after the end of the event versus those available in the store, please review the FAQ here.

Our 2nd Kickstarterversary continues for 11 more days. Once we reach the end of the month these promotional items will be gone, so don't miss out!

Next week is the final week of this event, so be sure to check back to see what's in store.

As always, more to come...

Discuss

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silversild - 1 year ago

When a boat is "Not a deep water vessel", does this mean that it's impossible to travel the deep water or just that it's risky business?

Zalx - 1 year ago

Are items like "War on a Boat" supposed to pop out of your backpack whenever you feel like using them, or do they need to be set up somewhere on Day 1 of launch?

The idea of port-a-fort armies popping up randomly makes me feel uneasy.

Sunny River - 1 year ago

Steel Axe ? really?

jasonthebold49 - 1 year ago

I'll be buying a couple of these!

Rezlom51 - 1 year ago

I kinda wish this was done closer to tax time... I don't have spare money 😭

Sali - 1 year ago

Hi guys, could someone explain to me items status "giftable" fot these items? When I am going to buy this items I must spicify if this is gift or not? I would like to buy some things, but on my account with Mayor title and later provide for example boat with otters mounts to my alt account. Is this possible or items are account-bound and when launch will came I will no longer able to gift this to my guild members or another account without be online with account owning this item. Thank a lot!

RedDoggybone - 1 year ago

Now you see, I would buy the boat except I don't know if there will be any water in my county. LOL.

Vladius_Glacius - 1 year ago

Gahhhhhhhh I dont paid untill the 1st of june GRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol

Sanguinesh_Blackwind - 1 year ago

Arrr you ready to take the fight to sea?! Raziel, I'm looking at you ...

HajimeSaikou - 1 year ago

Yeah... about that divorce I mentioned in a previous thread....

Well now I'm spending her money too... I'll give her one of my Counties in the settlement, but my daughter gets one too.

in case it's not obvious because you don't know my stupid sense of humor.... There is no real divorce, it was just an expression on the amount I have invested....

As long as she never finds out about it we are still a happy family..... :)

LegendOfStein - 1 year ago

I definitely would buy the raiding kit if it was solo in the store.

Gunnlang - 1 year ago
@LegendOfStein:

Posted By LegendOfStein at 08:28 AM - Tue May 22 2018

I definitely would buy the raiding kit if it was solo in the store.

I agree there. I think a ton of people would buy the raiding kit alone. Be a great way to gear up any group.

Terrantal - 1 year ago
@LegendOfStein:

Posted By Raziel at 10:58 PM - Mon May 21 2018

Plus the majority is probably holding off until last week to see the full options of what they can buy, hoping they get the best deals out of this sale.

This ^

Trug - 1 year ago

So the sea chest raises an interesting question - is water damage in CoE a thing? Or can this sink to the bottom of a lake and be looted weeks later with everything intact?

Gromschlog - 1 year ago
@Trug:

Posted By Trug at 11:21 PM - Mon May 21 2018

So the sea chest raises an interesting question - is water damage in CoE a thing? Or can this sink to the bottom of a lake and be looted weeks later with everything intact?

If things will rot in CoE, I'm quite sure, where its stored will have an impact. We were already told, that storing things in containers slows down rotting, and that food can be stored in ice-cold areas for a longer time and still be eatable, while it may rot faster at higher temperatures. That should be the same with water, depending on what we talk about. A stone shouldnt care about if its in water or in a wood. A book however shouldnt like water at all, and loose papers even less. And if its not waterproof, then that should tell that if it sinks, things inside will take damage.

Augustus_Aquila - 1 year ago

Holy words Raziel . I am getting 3 Sea Rider for Latium. 🤣

Ilyria - 1 year ago
@Augustus_Aquila:

Posted By Augustus_Aquila at 11:15 PM - Mon May 21 2018

Holy words Raziel . I am getting 3 Sea Rider for Latium. 🤣

With every 2 boats you buy, you get one free river. Smart move.

Raziel - 1 year ago

Beautiful! I'm getting quite of few of those boats. What about week 4 ... I'm already impatient. ;)

Tiffany - 1 year ago

Ah c'mon guys, enough with the boats! We're all boated out. We're definitely not getting to 500k. We probably won't even get to Old Souls at this rate... We might get to Upgraded Housing. Maybe.

Raziel - 1 year ago
@Tiffany:

Posted By Tiffany at 9:17 PM - Mon May 21 2018

Ah c'mon guys, enough with the boats! We're all boated out. We're definitely not getting to 500k. We probably won't even get to Old Souls at this rate... We might get to Upgraded Housing. Maybe.

Boats seem to be the theme of this Kickstarterversary and they are pretty exciting for a part of the community (it's true though we could have had more variety boats and buildings).

A guard tower with a pack similar to the one we have for this week boat to guard a road or a settlement would be a nice addition to the shop so I could somehow agree here.

But the probable major reason of why the funds are not coming in so fast must be a mix of the small amount of variety (so attractive to only a portion of the community) and the relatively small scale of the objects (a rowboat... not sure how many have bought that but I'd guess not that much).

Plus the majority is probably holding off until last week to see the full options of what they can buy, hoping they get the best deals out of this sale.

Though this kinds of objects are (from my point of view with the otterbarge) the first exciting ones I've seen on the shop so far, so discouraging them with such comment right now seems illogical. What we want is more of those not less.

People love buying huge stuff on online gaming shops... cf SC (works not only for a military purpose a huge coastal ship for trade or a bigger war boat would also be something many would love to see I'm sure as much as some port buildings and docks for harboring those).

Now, pray for the last week!

Maulvorn - 1 year ago
@Tiffany:

Posted By Tiffany at 8:17 PM - Mon May 21 2018

Ah c'mon guys, enough with the boats! We're all boated out. We're definitely not getting to 500k. We probably won't even get to Old Souls at this rate... We might get to Upgraded Housing. Maybe.

I think you're wrong, the funds are pouring in.

Terrantal - 1 year ago
@Tiffany:

Posted By Tiffany at 9:17 PM - Mon May 21 2018

Ah c'mon guys, enough with the boats! We're all boated out. We're definitely not getting to 500k. We probably won't even get to Old Souls at this rate... We might get to Upgraded Housing. Maybe.

That's not the point of these anniversary sales. They are putting all these boats in to show the community that lakes, rivers and coasts all will play a strategic role in Elyria. And that's something many of us didn't account for yet in our planning. Regardless which rewards we unlock, it's time to think about what these sales mean for the game. You might surround your town with epic stone walls, but what good will that do if the enemy can just sail right in?

Heartagram - 1 year ago
@Terrantal:

Posted By Terrantal at 8:55 PM - Mon May 21 2018

Posted By Tiffany at 9:17 PM - Mon May 21 2018

Ah c'mon guys, enough with the boats! We're all boated out. We're definitely not getting to 500k. We probably won't even get to Old Souls at this rate... We might get to Upgraded Housing. Maybe.

That's not the point of these anniversary sales. They are putting all these boats in to show the community that lakes, rivers and coasts all will play a strategic role in Elyria. And that's something many of us didn't account for yet in our planning. Regardless which rewards we unlock, it's time to think about what these sales mean for the game. You might surround your town with epic stone walls, but what good will that do if the enemy can just sail right in?

you are so naive...

Dekul - 1 year ago
@Tiffany:

Posted By Tiffany at 2:17 PM - Mon May 21 2018

Ah c'mon guys, enough with the boats! We're all boated out. We're definitely not getting to 500k. We probably won't even get to Old Souls at this rate... We might get to Upgraded Housing. Maybe.

It's okay, next week is fighter jets and machine guns to push us over :P

Varhukan - 1 year ago

Incredible, so if such is fixable I could in theory buy that just for the 10 Mann raiding stuff and start pillaging the lands. Na, just a humble explorer here not a master cr8minal.

Lorgaff - 1 year ago

Nice stuff and ty

Dekul - 1 year ago

I dunno, somehow the price seems high for a stack of leather armor and axes... for the same price we could get 4500 EP, would that not be more than able to get a boat and 10 sets of basic gear? If not I'm greatly underestimating how much I need to prepare my county with actual buildings and infrastructure.

Master_Sic - 1 year ago
@Dekul:

I thought the same thing.

Augustus_Aquila - 1 year ago

Lol my credit card is hiding....... 😃

Syixx - 1 year ago

Awesome!

Ilyria - 1 year ago

I like it. Can we have Greek Fire in the game too?

Kastivi - 1 year ago
@Ilyria:

Wow, calm down Satan...

Edwin D. Yatiskulla - 1 year ago

That thars a slippery slope…

Marovec - 1 year ago
@Edwin D. Yatiskulla:

Posted By Edwin D. Yatiskulla at 2:27 PM - Mon May 21 2018

So, when are the loot creates coming out?

Subbed since June 2016 and Rank 10 (meaning you already spent a lot of money), but only 5 posts, one of which is this gem?

Interesting...

Blackmore - 1 year ago

Yarr!

Conklin - 1 year ago

My monies!

Zakarus - 1 year ago

Nice The raiders will love this.

TheDarkLight - 1 year ago

Some pretty great options this week

Maulvorn - 1 year ago

I like this :)

Quintero - 1 year ago

By the Qin, it's beautiful!

Wipes a tear from his eye.

DukeAlduin - 1 year ago

Wow. Thats an amazing week 3 😁👍🏼

Esoba - 1 year ago

Love the additions. Hopefully they sell like hotcakes.

Flynnt - 1 year ago

Guess I'll go get my wallet.. about time we started getting some naval items!

VioletWinterlynn - 1 year ago

Oooo. Armor and shinies

Carlerheim - 1 year ago

Cool