16 November

Server Selection starts November 19th!

By Serpentius

Greetings Elyrians!

Over the last month you've joined us in our third major community event. Whereas the Free Kingdom of Elyria was primarily focused on a single server, and the Searing Plague revolved around a single event in history, Map Voting will have a permanent, lasting impact on the future lifetimes of all servers.

We trust you enjoyed the Map Voting event as much as we enjoyed running it! Now that the intrigue, discussions, and memes (can't forget those!) have subsided, it's time for the team to tally up the results and prepare for what comes next. There is still a lot to be excited about on the horizon!

Beyond this coming weekend, on Monday, November 19th you can expect the following exciting updates:

  • Results from Map Voting will be announced!
  • Server Selection begins!
  • Our November store promotion launches!

That's right, beginning Monday and continuing for the foreseeable future, you will have the ability to "lock-in" your server of choice, where your initial character will call home. Server Selection doesn't have an end date, but for Nobility planning to participate in Domain and Settlement Selection, you WILL be required to complete your server lock prior to the cut off date or risk being placed at the back of the line. (The cutoff date for Nobility will be announced in the future, prior to the start of Domain and Settlement Selection.)

Locking in your server doesn't prohibit your ability to generate alts to play on different servers, but it does determine where your first character, your Bloodline will begin their adventure and prepare your account (and us) for Domain and Settlement Selection. Any titles you possess will also be bound to that server, which means that the domains associated with those titles will only be able to be chosen on that server.

Note: All items that were part of your Bloodline+ package that is bound to your account will get locked to the server you select once you complete this process. In specific, items in your package including titles & lands, heraldry, exposition points, mounts & pets, digital items that came in your packages, any items purchased with EP, and soul packs, will all bind to your server. All items that were not part of a Bloodline+ package bound to your account, Sparks of Life, or any items you have purchased through store promotions will not be locked to the server you select.

Read on to learn more about how to select your server and what effects will take place once you specify your server.

Why lock to a server?

There are benefits to you as a player and to us as a studio.

  • Player Benefits:

    A. Peace of mind knowing you are secure and can make plans with your community and friends

    B. You gain the ability to participate in future events that require you to be locked to a server

    C. You have the option of purchasing upgrades or other items that won't return to our store until we are confident we know the makeup of players across the servers

  • Soulbound Studios Benefits:

    A. We have a good idea where players of varied levels are planning to play, enabling us to return and/or offer server-locked packages and items that we couldn't offer previously

    B. It is important servers are filled with players across all biomes, and deciding to move servers simply because the specifics of what you wanted was no longer available could cause an imbalance of players

Server Selection process:

Here are some step-by-step instructions on how to select your server:

Step 1: Login to the website at https://chroniclesofelyria.com

Step 2: Navigate to the Account Management page

Step 3: Click the blue "Select Server" button under your Influence and Sparks in the top right corner:

Step 4: On the following popup, you will see 4 letters indicating the 4 servers of Elyria: Angelica (NA-W), Luna (NA-E), Selene (EU), and Oceanus (OCE).

Click the server of your choice and it will light up. The unselected server letters will be dark. Once you've selected and verified the server of your choice is highlighted, click the CONFIRM button. If you are unsure of your decision or want to cancel this process, simply click outside of this box or the X in the top right corner.

(This image shows what it would look like if we selected the Oceanus server).

Step 5: After you click CONFIRM, you will see the following FINAL confirmation screen:

If you are not 100% positive of your decision to lock your bound package to the server you selected, click the "No - Go Back" button.

If you are 100% sure you want to lock your Character rewards on your bound package to the server you selected, click the "Yes - Confirm" button.

WARNING: This is your final chance to change your mind. Once you click the "Yes - Confirm" button there is no going back. This process cannot be reversed, no matter the reason for the request.

Step 6: If you clicked the "Yes - Confirm" button in Step 5, you should see the following confirmation dialog:

Step 7: Upon returning to your account management page (by clicking the "Back To Account" button as shown above), you should see the server your package rewards are bound to under your influence and sparks, rather than the blue button that was there previously.

That's it! Following these simple steps will bind your package rewards to the server of your choice, and you are all done!

Conclusion

While we still need to go and breathe life into the worlds you've voted for, you have chosen the skeleton which will be animated by the adventures of hundreds of thousands of players over a decade or more. It's unfortunate that our tiny little team cannot shine a light large enough on this event to really make people understand what has occurred here. You as a community have played a pivotal role in the future of your worlds. You've not only molded the sand, you've shaped the sandbox.

With the various sandboxes shaped, next week, along with the Map Voting Results and our November Promotion, players will have the chance to declare their sandbox and jump in!

If you have any questions about this process please email us at support@soulboundstudios.com

And from all of us here at the studio to you, thank you again for not only helping to make this dream a reality, but for being a part of it. We hope enjoy your weekend and look forward to an awesome start of the week with you!

Discuss

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Grapefruitkush - 1 week ago

What is “map 7” for ? Is that just the islands that will be littered around each servers main continent ?

randulf22 - 1 week ago
@Grapefruitkush:

Posted By Grapefruitkush at 04:34 AM - Thu Nov 29 2018

What is “map 7” for ? Is that just the islands that will be littered around each servers main continent ?

Map 7 is for the OCE server. SBS generated archipelago maps for them because they currently have a smaller community.

NightRevolt - 2 weeks ago

Alright, let's do this, ladies and gentlemen !

Eichi - 2 weeks ago

Well :)

ShadeSlayer2485 - 2 weeks ago

Did the server select get uploaded so we can chose? I am on my mobile and don't see where I can select it ... am I doing something wrong ?

randulf22 - 2 weeks ago
@ShadeSlayer2485:

Posted By ShadeSlayer2485 at 8:53 PM - Tue Nov 20 2018

Did the server select get uploaded so we can chose? I am on my mobile and don't see where I can select it ... am I doing something wrong ?

The Account Management page can be a little wonky on mobile sometimes but I think it was there when I looked earlier. Just look around for the blue "Select Server" button. It may not be exactly where it's shown in Serp's instructions.

ShadeSlayer2485 - 2 weeks ago
@randulf22:

Thanks Randulf22! Your right, it looks like you have to be logged on a computer as the server select does not seem to be available on mobile devices for some reason. LUNA here I come! :)

Franstein - 3 weeks ago

Are you planning on making the server selection visible in the forum (for example like the avatar and rank)? It could be a voluntary flag that we could toggle in our account settings.

Rinjii - 3 weeks ago

This was a lot of fun. Thanks devs. ^_^

Wolfguarde - 3 weeks ago

Serp casually flashing his over 9k influence.

GenWashington - 3 weeks ago

I change from east to west coast once in a while, so I do hope there are no lag issues from one side to the other, will be very dissapointing if it's very noticeable.

AubinRivers - 3 weeks ago

I never comment but have been voting on maps for my server and after all these years I’m excited to see that this time has come

XAnibalX - 3 weeks ago

Nice work!

RemyM - 3 weeks ago

Late again ???

LegendOfStein - 3 weeks ago
@RemyM:

Posted By RemyM at 12:03 PM - Mon Nov 19 2018

Late again ???

It's still Monday the 19th they didn't give a time, so they aren't late.

Nkrumah - 3 weeks ago
@LegendOfStein:

Posted By LegendOfStein at 2:07 PM - Mon Nov 19 2018

Posted By RemyM at 12:03 PM - Mon Nov 19 2018

Late again ???

It's still Monday the 19th they didn't give a time, so they aren't late.

Actually its already set up i just selected my server about 5 min ago.

Rometheus - 3 weeks ago

What time dose this server selection start.

Taolaen - 3 weeks ago
@Rometheus:

.........Soon

LeBron - 3 weeks ago

Since the Searing Plague my hype get's stronger again every day. Damnnnnnnn....looking forward to the doman/settlement selectio.

Konungr - 3 weeks ago

Nice !!! Been waiting for so long. One step closer to alpha!!

Watru - 3 weeks ago

So i wonder what pledge packages get access to jump in next week.

Excited.

Mistoy - 2 weeks ago
@Watru:

Posted By Watru at 7:52 PM - Sun Nov 18 2018

So i wonder what pledge packages get access to jump in next week.

Excited.

Anyone can jump in to server selection. You don't need a pledge for that. I've jumped onto my Selene selection now.

Zaviar - 2 weeks ago
@Mistoy:

Posted By Mistoy at 12:04 PM - Fri Nov 23 2018

Posted By Watru at 7:52 PM - Sun Nov 18 2018

So i wonder what pledge packages get access to jump in next week.

Excited.

Anyone can jump in to server selection. You don't need a pledge for that. I've jumped onto my Selene selection now.

I can confirm this. Don't currently have a package but I have selected my server.

Yukisaboten - 3 weeks ago

It's happening. It's happening. So excited!!!

Asterid Solanaceae - 3 weeks ago

This is so exciting! I am looking forward to more popcorn!

Cuddles - 3 weeks ago

Whooooo finally can pick my domain!!!

Labbe - 3 weeks ago
@Cuddles:

Posted By Cuddles at 9:44 PM - Sat Nov 17 2018

Whooooo finally can pick my domain!!!

Just for the purpose of clarification. This is only Server Selection. Not Domain and Settlement Selection,

Although with Server Selection happening finally, D&SS might be right around the corner

Dekul - 3 weeks ago
@Labbe:

Posted By Labbe at 11:47 PM - Sat Nov 17 2018

Posted By Cuddles at 9:44 PM - Sat Nov 17 2018

Whooooo finally can pick my domain!!!

Just for the purpose of clarification. This is only Server Selection. Not Domain and Settlement Selection,

Although with Server Selection happening finally, D&SS might be right around the corner

I always figured D&SS would happen after alpha/prologue so we can see some of the playstyles and areas before picking one, but I already know where I'll end up so I'm fine with it being sooner.

Eurickdm - 3 weeks ago
@Dekul:

Posted By Dekul at 04:39 AM - Sun Nov 18 2018

I always figured D&SS would happen after alpha/prologue so we can see some of the playstyles and areas before picking one, but I already know where I'll end up so I'm fine with it being sooner.

You'll probably be able to play "alts" during alphas etc, but your argument makes sense imho

Bluebelle - 3 weeks ago

So excited for this next step! This has been a fun and interesting process so far and I'm excited to see how everything turns out! Awesome job guys you seem to be rockin and rolling with this sprint!

ShadeSlayer2485 - 3 weeks ago

I really appreciate the level of involvement you are giving to the players/supporters. It's really great to really be apart of what is being built and knowing I am ( all of us) get to have a chance to voice content that is being created! Keep up the great work!

Logain - 3 weeks ago

I've got a few questions regarding this:

Posted By Serpentius at

(...)risk being placed at the back of the line(...) (...)Player Benefits: (...)You gain the ability to participate in future events that require you to be locked to a server(...)

If one doesn't lock in the server before an event, can one not participate, or can one lock in during an event and still be granted access (in other words, is there a 'back log', like mentioned with the nobility?

Posted By Serpentius at

(...)soul packs, will all bind to your server(...)

Does that include the '$300k: Soul Pack - Get an extra set of 3 random souls to choose from for your starting character'-Kickstarterversary reward? And if one uses a soulpack later on, can all the three souls in that be only used on a specific server, or can they be 'split' across servers?

Trakehner - 3 weeks ago

Very exciting news! Actual progress I can feel! Thank you!

Bonkfish - 3 weeks ago

good job SBS keep up the great work guys.

Lodrig - 3 weeks ago

Will server-forum access be modified in any way by locking?

Thing13623 - 3 weeks ago

I wonder when we will find out how many people are locked into a particular server, obviously after they allow server locking, but would it be before land selection?

Ironside - 3 weeks ago
@Thing13623:

2018 has been a really good year for SBS and so far they are finishing very strong. Super excited for this studio.

Posted By Thing13623 at 5:48 PM - Fri Nov 16 2018

I wonder when we will find out how many people are locked into a particular server, obviously after they allow server locking, but would it be before land selection?

I think this information would be used for back end data and not really public.

MagistrateMondra - 3 weeks ago

Map selection... server selection.. then account creation... followed by kickstarter backing.

There is a.6.5% chance to be released before 2077. Horrible scenario!

Ironside - 3 weeks ago
@MagistrateMondra:

Posted By MagistrateMondra at 4:52 PM - Fri Nov 16 2018

Map selection... server selection.. then account creation... followed by kickstarter backing.

There is a.6.5% chance to be released before 2077. Horrible scenario!

You’re referring to the game Cyberpunk 2077, correct? It probably will launch before COE’s official launch. But I think we will see CoE alpha before Cyberpunk 2077 is released. I am super excited for both games, so my gaming spirit for the future is high.

That is what you’re referring to, right? Otherwise your comment doesn’t make sense as the funding and technology CoE is being built on would expire over the next ~60 years... so, you must have forgot to mention the Cyberpunk part of the title! cheers mate!

Augustus_Aquila - 3 weeks ago
@MagistrateMondra:

Posted By MagistrateMondra at 12:52 AM - Sat Nov 17 2018

Map selection... server selection.. then account creation... followed by kickstarter backing.

There is a.6.5% chance to be released before 2077. Horrible scenario!

Don't mind him, he is a Coe hater... I told him to ask refund and move on or to donate his title. He hate us all and he loves to spread negativity.....

Heartagram - 3 weeks ago
@Augustus_Aquila:

Posted By Augustus_Aquila at 09:49 AM - Sat Nov 17 2018

Posted By MagistrateMondra at 12:52 AM - Sat Nov 17 2018

Map selection... server selection.. then account creation... followed by kickstarter backing.

There is a.6.5% chance to be released before 2077. Horrible scenario!

Don't mind him, he is a Coe hater... I told him to ask refund and move on or to donate his title. He hate us all and he loves to spread negativity.....

SBS refuses to give refunds... They are focused on money nothing else... Open your eyes!

Augustus_Aquila - 3 weeks ago
@Heartagram:

Posted By Heartagram at 12:19 PM - Sat Nov 17 2018

Posted By Augustus_Aquila at 09:49 AM - Sat Nov 17 2018

Posted By MagistrateMondra at 12:52 AM - Sat Nov 17 2018

Map selection... server selection.. then account creation... followed by kickstarter backing.

There is a.6.5% chance to be released before 2077. Horrible scenario!

Don't mind him, he is a Coe hater... I told him to ask refund and move on or to donate his title. He hate us all and he loves to spread negativity.....

SBS refuses to give refunds... They are focused on money nothing else... Open your eyes!

Was sarcastic mate … I am not he one that need the eye open. The game is moving on nicely. We are getting there quicker. I love that Domain selection will be soon we we can finally build our community on something solid.... I am happy the way CoE is heading.. stay positive we are in good hands....

LegendOfStein - 3 weeks ago
@MagistrateMondra:

Posted By MagistrateMondra at 2:52 PM - Fri Nov 16 2018

Map selection... server selection.. then account creation... followed by kickstarter backing.

There is a.6.5% chance to be released before 2077. Horrible scenario!

That's a little extreme. I'd rather them to everything right and not rush the game and release a piece of crap game like certain companies do for money. I really don't see anything later than 2021 or 2022.

HajimeSaito - 3 weeks ago
@MagistrateMondra:

Posted By MagistrateMondra at 08:52 AM - Sat Nov 17 2018

Map selection... server selection.. then account creation... followed by kickstarter backing.

There is a.6.5% chance to be released before 2077. Horrible scenario!

Someone needs a nap coz they are awfully cranky!! Now stop that pouting and go to sleep or you can go to your room for a timeout!!

Avenging - 3 weeks ago
@HajimeSaito:

yay

Dreamar - 3 weeks ago

So exciting! Looking forward to server selection.

Augustus_Aquila - 3 weeks ago

Cool stuff yes . I hope we getting details about round 2 votes, after all CASPIAN like transparency.

Karybdus - 3 weeks ago

Nice little “it’s over 9000” pun on the IP, Serp

Swordwalker - 3 weeks ago

Swordwalker sends up his flying monkey to shout from the sky "Server selection is COMING".

dada - 3 weeks ago

"Jump in"? "Next week"? Whooohoo! .. :)

Watru - 3 weeks ago

"Promotion, players will have the chance to declare their sandbox and jump in!"

Jump in do that mean?

Daynen - 3 weeks ago

The time of prophecy draws near...

Scuttle - 3 weeks ago

Might wanna correct the typo in the screenshot. Should be "server selection" unless we are selecting whose heads we are severing!

Serpentius - 3 weeks ago
@Scuttle:

Posted By Scuttle at 1:58 PM - Fri Nov 16 2018

Might wanna correct the typo in the screenshot. Should be "server selection" unless we are selecting whose heads we are severing!

Yup, we're on it ;)

Thanks!

Curse - 3 weeks ago

Wow

Esoba - 3 weeks ago

So freaking excited...

VioletWinterlynn - 3 weeks ago

\o/

Arifjan - 3 weeks ago

Exciting times!!

AlteOgre - 3 weeks ago

Splendolutely Fantabulous!

Athorias - 3 weeks ago

nice!, keep up the good work!

Olan_Ravenheart - 3 weeks ago

Woot

Carlerheim - 3 weeks ago

Alright, cool.

BaderWray - 3 weeks ago

awesome stuff, as always, great work SBS.

MANY HANDS MAKE LIGHT WORK.