28 August

Domain & Settlement Claiming Begins on August 30

By Vye

Hail and well met, Elyrians!

Thanks to the attention and support of the Soulbound Studios team, and this awesome community, we are ready to open the proverbial doors to Domain & Settlement Selection and start letting people pick! This is when you become a part of Elyria's reality.

Starting on Friday, August 30th, and running until September 23rd, claiming will open at 6am in the time zone for the server. All admission times will fall within 6am-12am for that server as well. Claiming can be done any time after one's admission timer expires. The time zone for each server is:

  • Angelica (NA-W) is PDT (UTC-7)
  • Luna (NA-E) is EDT (UTC-4)
  • Selene (EU) is CEST (UTC+2)
  • Oceanus (OCE) is AEST (UTC+10)

Kings and Queens

Starting on Friday, August 30, at 6am server time, the kings and queens of Elyria will be allowed in to pick their duchies, counties, and settlement inside of the kingdom that they have already selected for themselves and their people. Since the kingdoms have already been selected, and there is therefore not any competition for their additional properties, all the monarchs are being allowed in at the same time for their selected server.

Dukes and Duchesses

Starting on Monday, September 2, at 6am server time, those with Duke or Duchess Titles will start to be admitted - in influence order - to begin making picks.

Counts and Countesses

Starting on Monday, September 9, at 6am server time, accounts with Count or Countess Titles as their highest title will start to be admitted in order of influence.

Mayors

Starting on Monday, September 16, at 6am server time, the Mayors will begin being admitted in influence order.


Any account that did not have a primary server selected by August 19 at 11:59 PDT will not be able to participate in the main event, and must wait until after the event is over. Anyone who has not yet made their selections by the end of the event, for any reason, will still be able to claim properties with their titles during the property auction that is planned for after the Domain & Settlement Selection Event. The maps will be taken down after the event in order to clean them up and get them ready for the Dutch-style Property Auction. We will announce the details of that downtime, and the auction, in a future announcement.

If you won't be able to participate during your time to pick, we have added a Proxy system, which you can now access from your Account page. A new menu option, Holdings, is now available. For any account with a claimed title and primary server selected, you can set a Proxy by visiting this page. You don't need to have a title to stand-in as proxy for another person, but both parties do need to agree to the arrangement. If you choose to use the proxy system, make sure it's someone you trust!

Keep up-to-date on everything going on during this exciting time by visiting our Forums or our official Discord server.

Pledged to Your Continued Adventures in Life, Both Actual and Fantasy,

Vye

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Reindeerflotilla - 1 week ago

excited

I keep staring at the map, and reminding myself to have a few options in mind to avoid any crruussshing fury ;p

TakeshiOkage - 1 week ago

I am curious I donated the Baron level on kickstarter but recently I have not seen any reference to Baron's has the noble rank been changed? If so what to. I would like to pick out where my Barony will be located so I need to know which Class I fall into Count or Countess, or Mayor's. when I go to the map for Luna it seems everything is already taken with no space for the Barony. Also I need to find out this information because I'd like to know if Sept. 9 or 16, would be the date when I could attempt to choose my land. Thanks in advance for everyone's help in this matter.

Tilarium - 1 week ago
@TakeshiOkage:

Posted By TakeshiOkage at 08:10 AM - Fri Sep 06 2019

I am curious I donated the Baron level on kickstarter but recently I have not seen any reference to Baron's has the noble rank been changed? If so what to. I would like to pick out where my Barony will be located so I need to know which Class I fall into Count or Countess, or Mayor's. when I go to the map for Luna it seems everything is already taken with no space for the Barony. Also I need to find out this information because I'd like to know if Sept. 9 or 16, would be the date when I could attempt to choose my land. Thanks in advance for everyone's help in this matter.

Baron's are just leaders of a military settlement that have a mandate from the Duke to provide military for the area. As such, you'll pick one of the existing settlements and then will have to be in touch with the Duke for him to make you a Baron. You do not have to pick one of the existing defensive settlements, those just have some of the infrastructure for defense already.

CountShady - 1 week ago

Open a post on the bug reports forum. this post will likely get lost @samuel

Samuel Grahame - 1 week ago

I am a Duke, it says I can claim but no matter what I do. It does not give me an option to claim. Only look inside. It says you can claim up the top.

Asterid Solanaceae - 1 week ago

Love that the dates and precise times for your selection have been actually placed on the map! Thank you!

raykai - 1 week ago

sweet

baviasi - 2 weeks ago

Huzzah! Will be interesting to see this process unfold.

VioletWinterlynn - 2 weeks ago

Because theyre mayor titles. There is currently no barons.

Flashman - 2 weeks ago

And Barons? I get that Barons are at the same level as Mayors, so why doesn't it say Mayors/Barons?

Nanyetah - 2 weeks ago

I bought a mayor thing and got an invite about 3 weeks out.

Aynjell - 2 weeks ago

Oh man, it's getting so close. I have goosebumps.

Tiffany - 2 weeks ago

When do gentry get involved?

ShadowTani - 2 weeks ago
@Tiffany:

Posted By Tiffany at 04:58 AM - Sat Aug 31 2019

When do gentry get involved?

In regards to claiming land? That'll be in Exposition; DSS is for domains and settlements only.

Kittik - 2 weeks ago

Doh...Sept 16th.

Rojinn - 2 weeks ago

Awesome stuff!

Daynen - 2 weeks ago

So it begins...at long last.

Dremlorx - 2 weeks ago

A friend of mine received an email regarding this information and has a question about the terms mentioned in the email. The email refers to bundling and unbundling of titles for accounts and he is unsure of what that implies. here is a copy of the paragraph in the email for reference:

"Note: Accounts that have selected a server but have only bundled titles in inventory will not receive an admission time until the titles have been unbundled."

it would be great if someone could clarify for us what this means.

ShadowTani - 2 weeks ago
@Dremlorx:

Posted By Dremlorx at 4:12 PM - Thu Aug 29 2019

"Note: Accounts that have selected a server but have only bundled titles in inventory will not receive an admission time until the titles have been unbundled."

it would be great if someone could clarify for us what this means.

Bundled titles are titles that a previous title holder have bundled up and sent to another person. The receiver of such a bundle have to unpack that bundle to claim that title.

Dremlorx - 2 weeks ago
@ShadowTani:

Thanks @ Shadowtani that clears it up :D

Eriy - 2 weeks ago

Are there still going to be direct messages sent to everyone for their exact start times? I recall when they initially had to postpone, they said they would let everyone know their new times by sending them a new updated message. I think that will help people realize that they have a set time to look forward to and remind them exactly when it is.

Stelaphina - 2 weeks ago
@Eriy:

Posted By Eriy at 2:05 PM - Wed Aug 28 2019

Are there still going to be direct messages sent to everyone for their exact start times? I recall when they initially had to postpone, they said they would let everyone know their new times by sending them a new updated message. I think that will help people realize that they have a set time to look forward to and remind them exactly when it is.

No, you can look at the map your individual countdown is there.

Eriy - 2 weeks ago
@Stelaphina:

I understand this and see this. But I only know that because I looked at this post. I imagine not everyone is caring to look at every post that is being made, but would check if they got an e-mail saying they received a new message on this site.

Just suggesting something that can help make everyone aware that this is now happening, and it'll help those bad with math to know exactly what day and time, instead of trying to figure out what time is 20 days, 7 hours, and 19 minutes is from now. Something that should be fairly simple for them to do, and will especially help those that haven't looked at this forum post.

HolyAvengerOne - 2 weeks ago
@Stelaphina:

Posted By Stelaphina at 5:22 PM - Wed Aug 28 2019

Posted By Eriy at 2:05 PM - Wed Aug 28 2019

Are there still going to be direct messages sent to everyone for their exact start times? I recall when they initially had to postpone, they said they would let everyone know their new times by sending them a new updated message. I think that will help people realize that they have a set time to look forward to and remind them exactly when it is.

No, you can look at the map your individual countdown is there.

I realized it was the case on the late as well. Maybe the OP could have been bit more of an explanatory post, including links, screenshots, etc. Could have helped, hey Vye ;D

Vye, I realize how crazy busy you are and how tired you must be (I'll also throw "short-staffed" in the mix for good measure), but there's a real risk that your work loses visibility (and thus its opportunity to shine!) if the features are too obfuscate or the crayons not sufficiently colorful when you draw 'em posts, hmm 'kaye? ;)

https://i.imgur.com/Z6wdSxk.png

- The Deadest Flower-Cup Porcupine

Cannon0006 - 2 weeks ago

Good luck everyone, may the gods grant you favor

Ironside - 2 weeks ago

Dreams will come true and crushed all in the same short period! Cue the music—“It’s the final Countdown!”

Sullen - 2 weeks ago

Will the map show us in real-time which properties are being selected or must we wait for our selection times to find out what is left?

Tilarium - 2 weeks ago
@Sullen:

Posted By Sullen at 10:51 AM - Wed Aug 28 2019

Will the map show us in real-time which properties are being selected or must we wait for our selection times to find out what is left?

I believe so but don’t have a quote to back it up. If it didn’t update in real time then you’d run the risk of multiple people deflecting the same domains because the map showed it was free.

HolyAvengerOne - 2 weeks ago
@Tilarium:

Posted By Tilarium at 2:52 PM - Wed Aug 28 2019

Posted By Sullen at 10:51 AM - Wed Aug 28 2019

Will the map show us in real-time which properties are being selected or must we wait for our selection times to find out what is left?

I believe so but don’t have a quote to back it up. If it didn’t update in real time then you’d run the risk of multiple people deflecting the same domains because the map showed it was free.

Given how much data you get from the server each time you navigate, yeah, they can amply update you, and very frequently. Probably tied to the recent server capacity increase. Although they did mention "database improvements" or similar, and I certainly hope it's not fetching db-side every time you drill down/up...

https://i.imgur.com/Z6wdSxk.png

- The Deadest Flower-Cup Porcupine

Takeda_Shinukage - 2 weeks ago

Oh ok, tyty Vucar and Malais, I see now <3

Takeda_Shinukage - 2 weeks ago

Did anyone else get their pick time yet? Last time it was dmed to u ~4 weeks in advance.

Malais - 2 weeks ago
@Takeda_Shinukage:

Posted By Takeda_Shinukage at 8/28/2019 2:35:18 PM

Did anyone else get their pick time yet? Last time it was dmed to u ~4 weeks in advance.

Log into the map site and it will tell you.

Vucar - 2 weeks ago
@Takeda_Shinukage:

Posted By Takeda_Shinukage at 07:35 AM - Wed Aug 28 2019

Did anyone else get their pick time yet? Last time it was dmed to u ~4 weeks in advance.

If you go to the map it tells you how long until your pick time. Not sure why they didn't mention that in this post actually.

Serpentius - 2 weeks ago

You pick everything you are going to pick (all that is claimed in your inventory) at the same time.

Wise_Insights - 2 weeks ago
@Serpentius:

Posted By Serpentius at 10:27 AM - Wed Aug 28 2019

You pick everything you are going to pick (all that is claimed in your inventory) at the same time.

Thank you.

Schattenwandrer - 2 weeks ago

@Markof It sounds a little bit more complicated this way but if that’s true, then I simply misinterpreted the information. ;)

markof - 2 weeks ago

@Schattenwandrer it actually goes the other way around, you select your duchy, then from all the counties available inside your duchy you select a county, then, from inside that county, you select a settlement.

Wise_Insights - 2 weeks ago

Posted By Vye at

Dukes and Duchesses

Starting on Monday, September 2, at 6am server time, those with Duke or Duchess Titles will start to be admitted - in influence order - to begin making picks.

Counts and Countesses

Starting on Monday, September 9, at 6am server time, accounts with Count or Countess Titles as their highest title will start to be admitted in order of influence.

Vye

Does this include?:

  • Dukes and Duchesses - Pick Counties and Settlement at same time as duchy
  • Counts and Countesses - Pick Settlement at same time as county

Also, if you have multiple packages (like two mayor as a count, do you get to pick all during your time slot or do you wait for the others during the mayor selection)

Schattenwandrer - 2 weeks ago
@Wise_Insights:

Posted By Wise_Insights at 1:25 PM - Wed Aug 28 2019

Does this include:

  • Dukes and Duchesses - Pick Counties and Settlement at same time as duchy
  • Counts and Countesses - Pick Settlement at same time as county

As far as I understood you basically chose your governed residence town and by this you also select the county/duchy you rule.

Pham - 2 weeks ago

"""Counts and Countesses Starting on Monday, September 9, at 6am server time, accounts with Count or Countess Titles as their highest title will start to be admitted in order of influence."""

^ Does this include people who bought the count upgrade?? ^

chipla - 2 weeks ago
@Pham:

Posted By Pham at 11:09 AM - Wed Aug 28 2019

Does this include people who bought the count upgrade??

As was noted in the original post:

Posted By Serpentius at 02:42 AM - Fri Aug 23

Upgrade an existing Mayor Title into a Count or Countess Title, allowing you to claim a County (and a Settlement inside that County) during Domain & Settlement Selection at your existing pick time

  • Purchasing this item does not change admission time or pick week. Because Influence has been locked for D&SS as of August 19, 2019 at 11:59pm PDT, Influence Points will still be awarded to the account but will not factor into pick times for this event.

Those who upped from Mayor to Count will still pick in the mayor timescale.

Abigor - 2 weeks ago

YAY,

Would be nice if we could get letters with date and time again as well, I know you can see your eta at domain site, but counting it and different time zones people have, get things a bit confusing x)

Stelaphina - 2 weeks ago

I suppose there is no moving ahead like the first time DSS started?

Super excited, thanks Vye and Soulbound!!

Hallvard - 2 weeks ago

What about the time when we will pick, do we get a PM like last time?

NightTarot - 2 weeks ago
@Hallvard:

Posted By Hallvard at 01:45 AM - Wed Aug 28 2019

What about the time when we will pick, do we get a PM like last time?

no, pull up the D&SS map on the server you are selecting and youll see a countdown for your pick time

DerryFH - 2 weeks ago

Guess it's better late then never.

Wynd - 2 weeks ago

100% squee'd when I saw this post :) So looking forwards to seeing how the community rolls out!

Sir Zyr - 2 weeks ago

I see a timer on the d&ss page telling me my pick time. I won't reveal when I pick, other than it sucks a bit for my night owl self and it's on the hour, which may or may not be coincidental (oh, and it's the Monday when mayors pick)

Hallvard - 2 weeks ago

Hyped!

Daarco - 2 weeks ago

Cant wait to see the "final" maps when DSS is done.

Maulvorn - 2 weeks ago

top notch HYPE

Thor - 2 weeks ago

Anyone knows what price range there'll be for duchies and counties during the auction?

Lofi - 2 weeks ago

Excellent news!

Zampher - 2 weeks ago

My first pre-game experience but yes instant is obvious.

thank you

Pepperpot - 2 weeks ago

Updates will be instant. If someone completes the selection process for a duchy/county/settlement, than anyone else who was going through the process of selecting it will get an 'tough luck' message.

I remember them stating that you haven't got your choice until you've fully finalised it. Meaning if you click on 'Claim' but take too long to get through the pages that follow then someone faster can come up behind you and nab it!

GypsyDanger - 2 weeks ago

insert Avengers theme music

Zampher - 2 weeks ago

First of great to have it all starting.

Just curious, how often might we get updates of the choices. I'd imagine daily might be a best case scenario.

Ravenlute - 2 weeks ago
@Zampher:

Posted By Zampher at 9:42 PM - Tue Aug 27 2019

First of great to have it all starting.

Just curious, how often might we get updates of the choices. I'd imagine daily might be a best case scenario.

I'd imagine it would need to be pretty much instant to avoid problems with other people trying to choose domains that have already been claimed.

GameTrip - 2 weeks ago

YAY! How long till we get to play the low rez game?

Augustus_Aquila - 2 weeks ago

It is a dream , cannot he real , goes back to sleep Thank you SbS

singingflames - 2 weeks ago

I don't have a title, but this excites me for the possibilities in the upcoming Dutch Auction!

GrungeGrumpy - 2 weeks ago

So it begins ...

cues intense tango music

GrungeGrumpy - 2 weeks ago

So it begins ...

cues intense tango music

Xonth - 2 weeks ago

September 18 HERE I COME!!!

Draguta - 2 weeks ago

Thanks SBS! I am so excited!

Ser Long - 2 weeks ago

I made a guess of this maybe 20 minutes before the announcement. What are the odds?

Xonth - 2 weeks ago

Hopefully someone smarter then me can figure how many mayors pick an hour/day so I will be able to estimate how many go before me...

Higuy333 - 2 weeks ago

So if we don't have a title D&SS is pointless right?

Draguta - 2 weeks ago
@Higuy333:

That is correct.

Zsiledifyshk - 2 weeks ago
@Draguta:

Well, in the long run it'll help determine where you might like to be if kingdom preference matters to you. And if not, refer to Draguta's answer :P

HolyAvengerOne - 2 weeks ago

Also, Vye, if I may sugges tto add the link to your prior news post, re: to explain the date of the 19th, in case anyone wonders/has missed the info.

Xeryn - 2 weeks ago

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

Hallvardur - 2 weeks ago

WootSauce!!!!

Aussie Pastor - 2 weeks ago

I'm now holding my breath......It's so close

Klaus_Ikra - 2 weeks ago

Woooooooo

HolyAvengerOne - 2 weeks ago

Woooohooo!!!

Gravev - 2 weeks ago

Awesome can't wait