31 August

Settlers of Elyria is Coming!

By Snipehunter

Greetings Elyrians!

As we begin the domain selection process, it’s time for us to start sharing with you what comes next. Shortly after the selection window closes for all classes of title holder, from monarch down to mayor, we will begin the Settlers of Elyria event, a dutch auction of the domains and settlements that have not yet been claimed.

How will this work?

just before the Settlers of Elyria auction is to begin, we’ll start by posting an announcement to let you know when the event will start. Once Settlers of Elyria begins, you will be able to browse the domains and settlements for each server and see their current prices. If you are locked to the server in question, you will be able to purchase any domain or settlement with a “buy now” button on its info panel, like so:


Clicking this button will function the same as the claim button does in the current Domain & Settlement selection process, with one exception: after you have made your selections, you will be brought to the check out section of our store to purchase your domain, and any necessary upgrades. Only after the purchase is complete will your claim be finalized and submitted for name approval.

Note: If you see an asterisk next to the price on the buy now button, this is an indication that an upgrade is required to make this purchase (I’ll explain more in a moment). Your final price at checkout will include the upgrade cost, if there is one. The asterisk is a reminder that this is the case.

What Will It Cost?

Each individual domain or settlement will be priced based on a number of factors. This includes the “base price” of that type of holding, the value of the specific holding in comparison to others of its type when factoring in location, wealth, and sustainability, and the result of the ongoing Progressive Discount that is applied throughout the Settlers of Elyria event. Broadly, however, prices will fall within the following ranges based on the type of holding being claimed:

  • Settlements: $65.00 to $135.00
  • Counties: $350.00 to $650.00
  • Duchies: $650.00 to $1,350.00
  • Nirath: $3,500.00

What is the Progressive Discount?

At the end of every day, the price of every available holding will be reduced by 1%, up to a maximum progressive discount of 45%.

For example, let us say the county of Exemplar has a price of $500 at the start of the auction. Over the next 10 days, no one purchases such an obviously great county. At the end of day 10 of the auction, the progressive discount would be 10%, 1 percent for each day of the auction that has passed, giving the county of Exemplar a current purchase price of $450. (10% off of $500, or a $50 discount)

Can Anything Else Affect the Price of a Domain or Settlement?

The perceived value of a domain or settlement will definitely play a part in the pricing of settlements, and nothing affects the perceived value of something more than supply and demand! If an area is filled with folks trying to purchase, for example, counties that are neighbors of each other, the price of the remaining neighbors will rise slightly to reflect the increase in perceived value of the real-estate.

But, honestly, most of the things that can change the price of a holding will bring that price down. The biggest price changer, overall, is the progressive discount, but every day we’ll also be selecting a domain or settlement from each server to put on sale for 2 to 3 hours. That discount will apply on top of any other changes to the price, meaning you could get a domain or a settlement at a %55 discount if you catch it at the end of its progressive discount and while it’s a featured sale.

Domains that are on sale in this way will be noted in their info panel and on the map with a special “Sale” icon, and all currently active discounts for a settlement will be displayed on the “buy now” button so you can see how much of a discount you’re presently getting if you decide to make a purchase.

However, there is one thing to be aware of: During Settlers of Elyria, some domains and settlements may be claimed by NPCs active in each server, as we reserve domains and settlements to use in future events and promotions, or to ensure that at least some domains remain NPC controlled at launch. These reservations won't affect pricing of any other domains or settlements, but they will impact which domains and settlements are available to you, so please be aware that this can and will occur.

Are There Special Restrictions or Rules for What We Can Buy?

What options are available to you during Settlers of Elyria does depend on what you have already. The following rules apply:

  • You cannot purchase a “lateral” upgrade: A duke or duchess cannot purchase another duchy, a count or countess cannot purchase another county, and a mayor cannot purchase another settlement. This effectively means that if you already have a domain or settlement, you can only upgrade what you have.
  • You cannot “leap frog” past your current package level without upgrading to the level above yours first. For example, if you as a Bloodline package holder want to purchase a county, the cost of upgrading to a mayor – which makes the purchase of the county possible for you -- will be included in the price that you pay. The exact cost will vary depending on which settlements and domains you pick as you make your purchase, so any discounts attached to those choices will still apply in the final price you see at checkout.

Are Domains and Settlements the Only Things We Can Buy?

During Settlers of Elyria, certain points of interest, such as some of the thirteen legendary taverns of Elyria, may come up for sale. We will announce their additions to the auction when/if they do and their locations will be called out on the maps and in the announcement.

If you have any other questions about Settlers of Elyria, please ask them in the comments here, so that we can address them for you!

Settlers of Elyria will begin some time after the window for picking a domain in D&SS closes for mayors.

Good luck!

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Scorus - 2 months ago

They just GOTTA stop giving any dates because they pretty much never come close to hitting them. They didn't have to say that it would be "a few weeks" or that names would be approved in "five working days" and yet they keep saying things like that and shooting themselves squarely in the foot! It is really amazing how obvious this lesson has been this year and how they continue to not learn it.

Pendulum - 2 months ago
@Scorus:

Posted By Scorus at 08:53 AM - Tue Nov 12 2019

They just GOTTA stop giving any dates because they pretty much never come close to hitting them. They didn't have to say that it would be "a few weeks" or that names would be approved in "five working days" and yet they keep saying things like that and shooting themselves squarely in the foot! It is really amazing how obvious this lesson has been this year and how they continue to not learn it.

On the upside the features they've released have been a lot less buggy lately.

Drudge - 2 months ago

The last thing that made me wait for Winter to Come and teased it was on its way ended in a shit show. Just saying.

Let’s get this thing moving. Otherwise as proven in the past we hit holiday times where the Devs and the community take time off. I think if we do not see this within the next week or two we will not see it until Feb 2020 which would be a shame and much wasted momentum.

VioletWinterlynn - 2 months ago
@Drudge:

Posted By Drudge at 9:21 PM - Sun Nov 10 2019

The last thing that made me wait for Winter to Come and teased it was on its way ended in a shit show. Just saying.

Let’s get this thing moving. Otherwise as proven in the past we hit holiday times where the Devs and the community take time off. I think if we do not see this within the next week or two we will not see it until Feb 2020 which would be a shame and much wasted momentum.

It'll come out when its ready, its a full 45 day event. Even if people go on holidays for a week or 2 there will still be time before and after if they do do it sooner or later. I'd rather it when its ready than when its not.

Sparrow - 2 months ago
@VioletWinterlynn:

Posted By VioletWinterlynn at 05:28 AM - Mon Nov 11 2019

It'll come out when its ready, its a full 45 day event.

Actually, the event could even last longer than 45 days. It's just that the maximum of the progressive discount is 45%. (So we could assume a minimum of 45 days).

Protey - 2 months ago

This is just me hypothesizing. A lot of money was spent during Kickstarterversary, so I'm thinking SbS are giving people's funds a chance to recuperate. A great many people get paid on the 1st of the month or thereabouts. So I'm thinking after 1 DEC. And since it's supposed to be for 45 days, that would cover another monthly paycheck as well. People might not have money during the first part of December due to wanting to spend it on Christmas, but at New Years' paycheck, they should. Ideally, SBS would start it after 17 DEC so could get the 1 FEB paycheck as well. Just me thinking, don't take it for gospel.

Beric - 2 months ago

Wish they'd hurry up with this. They said within a few weeks (discord) It's been a few months. I have mayors who are waiting for the sale :)

VioletWinterlynn - 2 months ago
@Beric:

Posted By Beric at 6:21 PM - Fri Nov 08 2019

Wish they'd hurry up with this. They said within a few weeks (discord) It's been a few months. I have mayors who are waiting for the sale :)

Actually. It said a few weeks after domain and settlement selection. And seeing as the last week was October 7-undetermined amount of time. It hasn’t even been a month yet.

It’ll happen when it’s ready to happen. And hopefully no sooner.

Sport - 3 months ago

I've seen several people in Discord mention their settlement names were approved in the past 24 hours.

DoubleBlade - 3 months ago

Anyone know when mayors can expect to have their city names approved?

Vucar - 3 months ago
@DoubleBlade:

Posted By DoubleBlade at 4:40 PM - Wed Oct 30 2019

Anyone know when mayors can expect to have their city names approved?

Mine's been approved as of a couple days ago. They're working down the list.

DoubleBlade - 3 months ago
@Vucar:

Posted By Vucar at 7:41 PM - Wed Oct 30 2019

Posted By DoubleBlade at 4:40 PM - Wed Oct 30 2019

Anyone know when mayors can expect to have their city names approved?

Mine's been approved as of a couple days ago. They're working down the list.

Good to hear. Thank you.

VioletWinterlynn - 3 months ago

Domain and settlement selection won't "close"

It may temporarily go into a read-only state but it will be open for people to select their domains for the foreseeable future.

Focii - 3 months ago

DSS picking is still ongoing as far as I know. Once that is closed I am sure they will make an announcement with more details on how and when the SoE event will start.

Jumanji - 3 months ago
@Focii:

is still ongoing??? wauw oke

SilkyBazaar - 3 months ago

Any official updates or discord whispers on when SoE might be coming other than the couple of weeks past Mayoral D&SS which has been and gone approaching a month?

For a short time when the D&SS website was crashing at the start of the month from too many users trying to claim at once, I thought I had missed the announcement for SoE, but alas the mere handful of people who missed their slot in D&SS was causing the crashing.

Edit: I assume they would like to launch it very soon otherwise the 45 day window for SoE will push in Christmas frivolities which on most promotion type programs would be an avoid period of the year.

MericSever - 3 months ago

Hi SBS,

Don't mean to be the downer just looking out for my fellow Elyrian's XD,

Just as a precaution please be careful of how the sale starts as some countries have issues with starting discounts / sales ect. like the Australian - ACCC https://www.accc.gov.au/business/pricing-surcharging/displaying-prices from what i can see it wont start with discount's so it should be fine.

Cheers Sbs for the news and looking forward to the game :)

Count_Vilith_D'Argent - 3 months ago

So, what's the thought behind a count not being able to buy an adjacent county? That simply increases the size of his/her holdings...why would that be an issue?

Khalifah - 3 months ago

Im really excited about this!

One tip is too open up shop with old items in the shop so you guys can get more founds to the game to get stuff happen faster <3

LordSilver - 3 months ago

I would love to be able to actually claim the county that i've wanted for months now but its says "county is reserved for a winner of a free kingdom title or one of their vassals" are you kidding me? If the selection period ends and the remaining counties that all say that go to auction then I will not bother supporting this game anymore.

Gunnlang - 3 months ago
@LordSilver:

Posted By LordSilver at 10:17 AM - Wed Oct 09 2019

I would love to be able to actually claim the county that i've wanted for months now but its says "county is reserved for a winner of a free kingdom title or one of their vassals" are you kidding me? If the selection period ends and the remaining counties that all say that go to auction then I will not bother supporting this game anymore.

I would have thought that "reserved" period, would have ended by now. Anyone that got reserved, I would have thought, would be active. I wonder if they are now reserved until the end of time itself.

Sparrow - 3 months ago
@Gunnlang:

Posted By Gunnlang at 09:00 AM - Fri Oct 11 2019

Posted By LordSilver at 10:17 AM - Wed Oct 09 2019

I would love to be able to actually claim the county that i've wanted for months now but its says "county is reserved for a winner of a free kingdom title or one of their vassals" are you kidding me? If the selection period ends and the remaining counties that all say that go to auction then I will not bother supporting this game anymore.

I would have thought that "reserved" period, would have ended by now. Anyone that got reserved, I would have thought, would be active. I wonder if they are now reserved until the end of time itself.

I read somewhere, that the reservations for the free kingdom will last throughout the whole D&SS Event. After that when SoE starts, you can still use your title to claim that county, if it hasn't been taken by then.

Gearkhan - 3 months ago

Hi Snipehunter, I have a question about whether we will be able to use titles (mayor and count), and can we claim multi-counties, during SoE. My forum post on this is here https://chroniclesofelyria.com/forum/topic/33941/soe-question-can-we-use-titles-then

Chameleon - 4 months ago

I have a Mayor package and have already picked my spot. However I see another location open that I am interested in. It is located in a completely different Kingdom and it is a large upgrade. I am okay with having the pay the money to upgrade but will I lose the settlement that I have already chosen?

Kriv Aldent - 4 months ago

Can y'all let us know when this is done? Really looking forward to seeing news about first wave alpha hitting.

Dhuntea - 4 months ago

I'm interested in when exactly is it starting (date).

I know there is probably a forum post with the answer out there somewhere but I just seem incapable of finding it.

Barlin - 4 months ago

Can we please get some "naked" bloodline-packages for this event (kinda like the 85 mayor title) ? I am interested in buying 1 or 2 settlements to experience living on the other side of the server- but not in buying a full bloodline package, way too expensive.... I just don t need the pets, beta access ect, just the ability to claim a settlement. So it would be great if u would offer it without that stuff, especially since we can add most via a la carte items later anyway..

Blectorn - 4 months ago

I wonder which king on Selene will buy the kingdom of Nirath. It will be fun, because Dukes and Counts from other kingdoms already settled in Nirath and claim Nirath for themselves and their kingdoms. Memes incoming :)

Axalion - 4 months ago

If I have a mayor package and have not yet selected a settlement, will it be possible to purchase a settlement that is the only settlement in a county during this auction, assuming no count selects the county? I was not able to claim one such as this during the normal DSS because it was reserved for whichever count selected the county.

Sonoval - 4 months ago
@Axalion:

Posted By Axalion at 12:43 PM - Mon Sep 30 2019

If I have a mayor package and have not yet selected a settlement, will it be possible to purchase a settlement that is the only settlement in a county during this auction, assuming no count selects the county? I was not able to claim one such as this during the normal DSS because it was reserved for whichever count selected the county.

Even if a count has selected the county, if a settlement is free, you should be able to claim it.

I believe only the largest settlement in a county is reserved for the count AFAIK

Focii - 4 months ago
@Sonoval:

Posted By Sonoval at 11:50 AM - Mon Sep 30 2019

Posted By Axalion at 12:43 PM - Mon Sep 30 2019

If I have a mayor package and have not yet selected a settlement, will it be possible to purchase a settlement that is the only settlement in a county during this auction, assuming no count selects the county? I was not able to claim one such as this during the normal DSS because it was reserved for whichever count selected the county.

Even if a count has selected the county, if a settlement is free, you should be able to claim it.

I believe only the largest settlement in a county is reserved for the count AFAIK

Only one Town+ settlement is reserved for the eventual Count. If there is a town and a city or capital. A Mayor can take the largest as long as they leave at least a town.

Axalion - 4 months ago
@Focii:

Thanks for the reply. But I'm specifically looking at a county where there is only 1 settlement. I really like the location and starting conditions, and no count has claimed the county. Is it possible that counties with only 1 settlement could be available to mayors if no count claims the county?

Sonoval - 4 months ago

As someone that is backing multiple game development projects at the moment, I can tell you that soulbound studios is one of the more transparent developers and seems to be making slow but steady progress. Good things just take time to make and there are plenty of games to keep us preoccupied in the meantime.

ZeroCool - 4 months ago

Just a suggestion - open up the event to everybody - but include an upgrade to bloodline in the cost of those without expo access.

Galliad - 4 months ago

so this event will go on for over a month and occupy you enough so we will not see alpha 1 this year either? urrrgs....

Kyleran - 4 months ago
@Galliad:

Posted By Galliad at 05:02 AM - Mon Sep 30 2019

so this event will go on for over a month and occupy you enough so we will not see alpha 1 this year either? urrrgs....

Shh, no one is interested in getting access to the game, weird I realize but apparently they're well satisfied "Dancing in the Dark."

The "best" games are those which largely exist in player's imaginations, reality tends to crush dreams.

😁

VioletWinterlynn - 4 months ago

No that will not be possible. You can only buy up, not across

CybernX - 4 months ago
@VioletWinterlynn:

Posted By Sunny River at 1:50 PM - Sun Sep 29 2019

If im a count I whant a other counti would this be possible?

You cannot purchase a “lateral” upgrade: A duke or duchess cannot purchase another duchy, a count or countess cannot purchase another county, and a mayor cannot purchase another settlement. This effectively means that if you already have a domain or settlement, you can only upgrade what you have.

in otherwords Posted By VioletWinterlynn at 2:56 PM - Sun Sep 29 2019

No that will not be possible. You can only buy up, not across

Sunny River - 4 months ago

If im a count I whant a other counti would this be possible?

OrodNaur - 4 months ago

So if I'm a mayor now and would like to have two settlements I need to get another mayor package before my domain selection day instead of waiting for this event?

vonWulfsbargen - 4 months ago
@OrodNaur:

Posted By OrodNaur at 2:01 PM - Tue Sep 17 2019

So if I'm a mayor now and would like to have two settlements I need to get another mayor package before my domain selection day instead of waiting for this event?

You would need two accounts and both have to be bloodline+ to claim 2 settlements. Buying two mayor packages with one account will just enlarge the population and parcels for the one settlement you can claim. And if you claimed a settlement during D&SS you cannot partake in the auction and even in the auction you could again just buy one settlement...at least that's how I understood the mechanic. ;)

OrodNaur - 4 months ago
@vonWulfsbargen:

Posted By Schattenwandrer at 05:19 AM - Tue Sep 17 2019

Posted By OrodNaur at 2:01 PM - Tue Sep 17 2019

So if I'm a mayor now and would like to have two settlements I need to get another mayor package before my domain selection day instead of waiting for this event?

You would need two accounts and both have to be bloodline+ to claim 2 settlements. Buying two mayor packages with one account will just enlarge the population and parcels for the one settlement you can claim. And if you claimed a settlement during D&SS you cannot partake in the auction and even in the auction you could again just buy one settlement...at least that's how I understood the mechanic. ;)

Oh I thought you could claim multiple domains if you had the extra titles. Oh well

Tilarium - 4 months ago

Their King abdicated.

Mapkeeper - 4 months ago

Why is Nirath on Selene available for sale? I thought that the kingdoms had been claimed and kings had been chosen.

Klaus_Ikra - 4 months ago
@Mapkeeper:

The king went the way of the dodo

Sir Zyr - 4 months ago

Judging by the maximum 45% discount, I'd say it'll likely end after 45 days or all the buyable stuff is bought up, whichever comes first.

Stundar - 4 months ago

Is there a end date? Or will it run until every option is sold?

TVI Christian - 4 months ago

Shriyk, just a package price will decrease another higher package price, not individual items from the store.

Shriyk - 4 months ago

What happens if I'm on earlybird pricing? will upgrading and buying a the position of mayor also charge me the additional price between the earlybird price and regular price of the package I'm on?

Tilarium - 4 months ago

No. You need a bloodline+ to hold a settlement at the start of the game.

ZeroCool - 5 months ago

Just curious, is Bloodline+ a requirement for getting a settlement?

I know Expo is for world building, but surely allowing some to take on a hamlet on 'as is' at launch would open the event to a far bigger audience.

protagonist - 4 months ago
@ZeroCool:

Posted By ZeroCool at 2:52 PM - Fri Sep 06 2019

but surely allowing some to take on a hamlet on 'as is' at launch would open the event to a far bigger audience.

As somebody with a free TSP Elyrian account I would be interested in being able to get a hamlet without having to upgrade to Bloodline first.

Possibly open Settlers up to that option near the end of the event??

Hieronymus - 5 months ago
@ZeroCool:

Posted By ZeroCool at 08:52 AM - Fri Sep 06 2019

Just curious, is Bloodline+ a requirement for getting a settlement?

Yes, you have to have bloodline to purchase a mayor title.

Tilarium - 5 months ago

If you have multiple count titles, the counties claimed have to share a border. You can’t have one in duchy A and one in Duchy B.

Wise_Insights - 5 months ago
@Tilarium:

Posted By Tilarium at 2:55 PM - Thu Sep 05 2019

If you have multiple count titles, the counties claimed have to share a border. You can’t have one in duchy A and one in Duchy B.

Thanks. That helps confirm that basically DA is for anyone not really participating in DSS or anyone in DSS that took a risk and put their selection in an unclaimed advanced domain they are hoping to win (less be subject to whomever is there).

Jynelle - 5 months ago

Who can buy in this stage? Is it just Dukes, Counts and Mayors or can the average Joe/Jane pick up a plot of land?

Protey - 5 months ago
@Jynelle:

Posted By Jynelle at 10:37 AM - Thu Sep 05 2019

Who can buy in this stage? Is it just Dukes, Counts and Mayors or can the average Joe/Jane pick up a plot of land?

This isn't a plot of land, that is done during Exposition. SoE is for obtaining settlements and domains. Anyone can buy a settlement, then choose to buy an upgrade to a domain (if it is available).

TVI Christian - 5 months ago

Jynelle, What are you referring when you say „buying up a plot of land”?

Jynelle - 5 months ago

Who can buy in this stage? Is it just Dukes, Counts and Mayors or can the average Joe/Jane pick up a plot of land?

Elderwood - 5 months ago

you can only claim the duchy your county is in if it is unclaimed. If you goal is to claim a duchy. Then dont place during DSS and wait for the auction. Then claim a duchy.

Wise_Insights - 5 months ago
@Elderwood:

Posted By Brythwaite at 07:49 AM - Thu Sep 05 2019

you can only claim the duchy your county is in if it is unclaimed. If you goal is to claim a duchy. Then dont place during DSS and wait for the auction. Then claim a duchy.

Where are these details described/addressed?

Also, if I have multi-counties, can I put some my dukes land and keep others for settlers, upgrade to Duke and be a count to him and have a duchy?

Does claiming a county during DSS in an existing Duchy exclude me from buying a Duchy during Dutch Auction or do I just simply lose my claimed county to a NPC in my current duke's domain?

Snipehunter - 5 months ago
@Wise_Insights:

Posted By Wise_Insights at 04:50 AM - Thu Sep 05 2019

Posted By Brythwaite at 07:49 AM - Thu Sep 05 2019

you can only claim the duchy your county is in if it is unclaimed. If you goal is to claim a duchy. Then dont place during DSS and wait for the auction. Then claim a duchy.

Where are these details described/addressed?

Also, if I have multi-counties, can I put some my dukes land and keep others for settlers, upgrade to Duke and be a count to him and have a duchy?

Does claiming a county during DSS in an existing Duchy exclude me from buying a Duchy during Dutch Auction or do I just simply lose my claimed county to a NPC in my current duke's domain?

You can only upgrade during the Settlers of Elyria event - you cannot buy an additional duchy, but if the county you had claimed was in an unclaimed duchy, you could purchase the duchy title and upgrade to a duke or a duchess, using your existing settlement and county as the seat of power for the duchy.

Hope that helps! :)

Wise_Insights - 5 months ago
@Snipehunter:

Posted By Snipehunter at 1:01 PM - Thu Sep 05 2019

Posted By Wise_Insights at 04:50 AM - Thu Sep 05 2019

Posted By Brythwaite at 07:49 AM - Thu Sep 05 2019

you can only claim the duchy your county is in if it is unclaimed. If you goal is to claim a duchy. Then dont place during DSS and wait for the auction. Then claim a duchy.

Where are these details described/addressed?

Also, if I have multi-counties, can I put some my dukes land and keep others for settlers, upgrade to Duke and be a count to him and have a duchy?

Does claiming a county during DSS in an existing Duchy exclude me from buying a Duchy during Dutch Auction or do I just simply lose my claimed county to a NPC in my current duke's domain?

You can only upgrade during the Settlers of Elyria event - you cannot buy an additional duchy, but if the county you had claimed was in an unclaimed duchy, you could purchase the duchy title and upgrade to a duke or a duchess, using your existing settlement and county as the seat of power for the duchy.

Hope that helps! :)

I'm asking a slightly different question:

I have multiple counties presently. I am interested potentially in buying a duchy during Dutch Auction.

If I use one of my current counties, to claim a domain in my duke's duchy during DSS, what happens to that county if I then use a second county to claim a county in an unclaimed duchy during auction with the intention of upgrading to that duchy?

I am just unclear of what happens to my original county claimed during DSS.

Wise_Insights - 5 months ago

If you are a count presently, and claim your county during your pick time (whether single or multi-county), and then during settlers you claim an unclaimed duchy, what happens to your counties in your previously claim? I assume you cannot be both a count and a Duke?

Xanderxavier - 4 months ago
@Wise_Insights:

all dukes have at least 1 county to serve as their seat of power, a duke can have up to 6x county, county-plex like counts, a king is the same again to below it.

Volgrand - 5 months ago

I'm planning to build up a church from scratch. Will there be any opportunity to get a land for this project during Settlers of Elyria?

Tilarium - 5 months ago
@Volgrand:

Posted By Volgrand at 2:02 PM - Tue Sep 03 2019

I'm planning to build up a church from scratch. Will there be any opportunity to get a land for this project during Settlers of Elyria?

Only if you acquire a settlement or domain. To get individual parcels, you'll need to wait until exposition.

Stundar - 5 months ago

"Bloodline package holder want to purchase a county, the cost of upgrading to a mayor – which makes the purchase of the county possible for you -- will be included in the price that you pay."

You can't buy a County with a Mayor pledge right. I am guessing a error was made here. You would need the Count upgrade I reckon.

VioletWinterlynn - 5 months ago
@Stundar:

Posted By Stundar at 12:47 AM - Tue Sep 03 2019

"Bloodline package holder want to purchase a county, the cost of upgrading to a mayor – which makes the purchase of the county possible for you -- will be included in the price that you pay."

You can't buy a County with a Mayor pledge right. I am guessing a error was made here. You would need the Count upgrade I reckon.

Not right.

It’s explaining it as if you were a bloodline. If you were a bloodline and you choose to get a county, you will have to purchase the mayor settlement too, that will be included in the price.

If you’re a mayor then it’s a simple price of updating estimated in the price mentioned in the post.

Higuy333 - 5 months ago

Just have a question. Does the price of an unclaimed town, village, etc. (The Mayor level) include the mayor title? I'm just a little confused. If I buy a mayor title right now will I get to claim a town town when the mayor level claiming starts with no extra cost?

VioletWinterlynn - 5 months ago
@Higuy333:

Posted By Higuy333 at 4:11 PM - Mon Sep 02 2019

Just have a question. Does the price of an unclaimed town, village, etc. (The Mayor level) include the mayor title? I'm just a little confused. If I buy a mayor title right now will I get to claim a town town when the mayor level claiming starts with no extra cost?

If you buy the mayor title right now it gives you the "right" to claim a settlement. If you locked your server before August 19th you'll pick with the mayors, if you locked after you'll pick after the mayors.

If you buy a settlement during the settlers of Elyria, then you'll be buying the "right" to "run/lead/be elder" of that settlement. So exactly like buying the title now and claiming one, but youre just buying the specific one you want.

Higuy333 - 5 months ago
@VioletWinterlynn:

Posted By VioletWinterlynn at 6:31 PM - Mon Sep 02 2019

Posted By Higuy333 at 4:11 PM - Mon Sep 02 2019

Just have a question. Does the price of an unclaimed town, village, etc. (The Mayor level) include the mayor title? I'm just a little confused. If I buy a mayor title right now will I get to claim a town town when the mayor level claiming starts with no extra cost?

If you buy the mayor title right now it gives you the "right" to claim a settlement. If you locked your server before August 19th you'll pick with the mayors, if you locked after you'll pick after the mayors.

If you buy a settlement during the settlers of Elyria, then you'll be buying the "right" to "run/lead/be elder" of that settlement. So exactly like buying the title now and claiming one, but youre just buying the specific one you want.

Cool thanks!

Thrasonic - 5 months ago

I have a question about this. I am a count, but I would like an additional County, Can I purchase an additional mayor-ship with the current promotion, select my County and (2 villages?) and then wait for the Dutch Auction to purchase up to count again? Please shed some light on this. Thank you

NightTarot - 5 months ago
@Thrasonic:

Posted By Thrasonic at 9:20 PM - Sun Sep 01 2019

I have a question about this. I would like an additional County, Can I purchase an additional mayor-ship with the current promotion, select my County and (2 villages?)

that's not how multi-titles work, multi mayor titles apply all on one settlement, you don't get to claim more than 1

and then wait for the Dutch Auction to purchase up to count again?

Nope, dutch auction is for upgrading only, If you have a county, then all you can do is upgrade to duke if the duchy is unclaimed

if you want a multi-county you can:

a) buy the count upgrade from the store right now

b) make a new account and upgrade it to a count during the dutch autcion

Dutch auction is for upgrading(Bloodline>Mayor>count>duke>Nirath) not expanding

ShadowTani - 5 months ago
@Thrasonic:

Posted By Thrasonic at 06:20 AM - Mon Sep 02 2019

I am a count, but I would like an additional County, Can I purchase an additional mayor-ship with the current promotion, select my County and (2 villages?) and then wait for the Dutch Auction to purchase up to count again?

One account can only claim one settlement, additional mayor packages will only increase the population and parcels in the settlement you pick.

You can either use the current promotion to purchase a mayor title and then also a count title upgrade to be able to select an additional county during your selection time on your current account. However, take note that a duchy can only support a limited number of multi-counties so check with your duke first (16 out of 24, so 8 must be single).

Alternatively you can make a second bloodline account and use that to claim a second separate single-county during the auction. If the county you claim happens to border your other county you can probably merge it during a Sedecim later.

Tyrgrim - 5 months ago

wait a sec- I can upgrade in/with the auction ? Or did he mean upgrades using the old titles ?

Wibble044 - 5 months ago

Can't wait for this

HellShadow - 5 months ago

Nice job keep it going

Tilarium - 5 months ago

You’ll pick after DSS but before the reverse auction. What he was saying is that anyone that has a title claim (like you) but who doesn’t pick before the auction can still claim during the auction. The buy button in the pic example will instead say claim like it does now.

Lord_Greystoke - 5 months ago

Let it burn...

LordHawkins - 5 months ago

Woot Thank you !

Oct - 5 months ago

So correct me if I'm wrong but since it's just an upgrade that means you'd have to place into an unclaimed place right?

So if you wanted Nirath, you'd have to place there and hope to God you are the first one to be able to buy it or you might get stuck as a duke in an unknowns kingdom? Or if you are a count and want a duchy you'd have to place in that duchy and just hope?

Tilarium - 5 months ago
@Oct:

Posted By Oct at 2:37 PM - Sat Aug 31 2019

So correct me if I'm wrong but since it's just an upgrade that means you'd have to place into an unclaimed place right?

So if you wanted Nirath, you'd have to place there and hope to God you are the first one to be able to buy it or you might get stuck as a duke in an unknowns kingdom? Or if you are a count and want a duchy you'd have to place in that duchy and just hope?

Thems are the risks of trying for an upgrade. Nothing is guaranteed in life.

Pepperpot - 5 months ago
@Tilarium:

Posted By Tilarium at 7:43 PM - Sat Aug 31 2019

Posted By Oct at 2:37 PM - Sat Aug 31 2019

So correct me if I'm wrong but since it's just an upgrade that means you'd have to place into an unclaimed place right?

So if you wanted Nirath, you'd have to place there and hope to God you are the first one to be able to buy it or you might get stuck as a duke in an unknowns kingdom? Or if you are a count and want a duchy you'd have to place in that duchy and just hope?

Thems are the risks of trying for an upgrade. Nothing is guaranteed in life.

But you can buy from scratch can't you? As in if you set up a new account with no package you can buy a county/duchy but have to pay for Bloodline, Mayor, Count etc. too? Or do you need to have minimum of Bloodline to be able to take part at all?

singingflames - 5 months ago

I'm super excited for this! Any idea how long until this opens up? (I know it'll be after DSS is over.)

Dragor - 5 months ago

RIP Nirath...

Stundar - 5 months ago

"During Settlers of Elyria, certain points of interest, such as some of the thirteen legendary taverns of Elyria, may come up for sale." So if this Tavern is in my county or my village any random player could buy it?

Stelaphina - 5 months ago
@Stundar:

Posted By Stundar at 09:42 AM - Sat Aug 31 2019

"During Settlers of Elyria, certain points of interest, such as some of the thirteen legendary taverns of Elyria, may come up for sale." So if this Tavern is in my county or my village any random player could buy it?

Yes anyone with the money to purchase the tavern would be free to purchase it.

Augustus_Aquila - 5 months ago

It is bad to say how much cost all those items now. We are trying to build community and this makes it difficult to organise who goes where.....

West - 5 months ago

this is going to be fun to watch

Ineluki - 5 months ago
@West:

Posted By West at 8:16 PM - Sat Aug 31 2019

this is going to be fun to watch

Needs to be streamed on twitch with some e-sports commentators =D

VioletWinterlynn - 5 months ago

Your package name =/= your title.

Your title is the title that is in your inventory. It recognizes that title and the highest that you have previously acquired.

Terham - 5 months ago

Posted By Snipehunter at

  • You cannot “leap frog” past your current package level without upgrading to the level above yours first. For example, if you as a Bloodline package holder want to purchase a county, the cost of upgrading to a mayor – which makes the purchase of the county possible for you -- will be included in the price that you pay. The exact cost will vary depending on which settlements and domains you pick as you make your purchase, so any discounts attached to those choices will still apply in the final price you see at checkout.

If our forum profile is Bloodline, but we own a mayor package, are we considered during DSS as a Bloodline or as a Mayor account?

Zampher - 5 months ago

Regarding the daily sale. Can you tell me if it'll be a set time.

Esoba - 5 months ago

Really excited to see this in action. I hope it gives a ton of new folks an opportunity to join in on running a settlement or domain. And the possibility of these other things coming up...awesome

Pepperpot - 5 months ago

Wow! Was not expecting details about this so soon! Thanks Snipe!

Just wondering though, the prices quoted (i.e. Settlements: $65 - $135) are they the average base prices without the discount or is it the minimum/max they will go for?

Also does this mean the only way to merge counties would be in-game (in that if I wanted the adjoining county to the one I already plan to select, I'd have to buy it on a separate account as we can't 'laterally' upgrade) or do you envision us being given a chance to merge further down the road?

I was also hoping EP would be involved somehow, since it has been mentioned before.

Rhaegys - 5 months ago
@Pepperpot:

You can only merge domains during DSS or after the game. You won't be able to merge during the auction.

Xeryn - 5 months ago

Whatever happened to spending EP to buy domains and settlements?

Stundar - 5 months ago

So is there a minimum pledge level you need to participate in buying a Hamlet?

Rhaegys - 5 months ago
@Stundar:

Yes, bloodline.

Mistmoore - 5 months ago

Been lurking for awhile. Maybe this is the time to join? Do I have to upgrade to a bloodline to participate in this event?

Rhaegys - 5 months ago
@Mistmoore:

Yes

Rellik - 5 months ago

I am curious regarding the legendary taverns and other legendary buildings: will we see their exact position? Will the 2 previously sold taverns be also shown on the map?

Tilarium - 5 months ago
@Rellik:

Posted By Rellik at 02:32 AM - Sat Aug 31 2019

I am curious regarding the legendary taverns and other legendary buildings: will we see their exact position? Will the 2 previously sold taverns be also shown on the map?

Wondering the same as well. Mann oh Mann would I go nuts if one popped up in my county! I'd so buy it!

Arcanis - 5 months ago

Does this mean someone can come and steal my land if they pay enough? I've spent and waited for years and someone doing more monetarily better off can swoop in? My dutchy ran many mock selections, and it feels like now none of it matters. Please tell me I'm missing something in my sleep-deprived observation.

Demonblooded - 5 months ago
@Arcanis:

That this occurs after DSS is complete, so all of your preexisting choices will stay in effect?

Snipehunter - 5 months ago
@Demonblooded:

Posted By Demonblooded at 10:05 PM - Fri Aug 30 2019

That this occurs after DSS is complete, so all of your preexisting choices will stay in effect?

Exactly :)

Sir Zyr - 5 months ago
@Arcanis:

Posted By Arcanis at 9:38 PM - Fri Aug 30 2019

Does this mean someone can come and steal my land if they pay enough? I've spent and waited for years and someone doing more monetarily better off can swoop in? My dutchy ran many mock selections, and it feels like now none of it matters. Please tell me I'm missing something in my sleep-deprived observation.

They can only take the kingdom, duchies, counties, and settlements that weren't claimed during d&ss, so your choice should be safe.

Snipehunter - 5 months ago
@Arcanis:

Posted By Tilarium at 9:28 PM - Fri Aug 30 2019

Awesome post Snipe! While I'll have already claimed a settlement I will be keeping an eye out for the remaining legendary taverns! Are there any restrictions on their purchase and any idea while they'll cost? Will they all be the same price or different?

The price and restrictions are the same as when we sell them in the store: You have to have a game package and the base price is $1,250.00 usd :)

Posted By Arcanis at 9:38 PM - Fri Aug 30 2019

Does this mean someone can come and steal my land if they pay enough? I've spent and waited for years and someone doing more monetarily better off can swoop in? My dutchy ran many mock selections, and it feels like now none of it matters. Please tell me I'm missing something in my sleep-deprived observation.

The Settlers event will run after Domain and Settlement Selection, so it should not interfere with the picks or claims you have planned for for your duchy during D&SS in any way. Rest assured. :)

Beyond that though, the same rules that apply during D&SS will apply here: If there are unclaimed settlements or domains within your own domain, there is no restriction that prevents another player from claiming them when they are able to. During D&SS, there is a pick order, of course, and that means that folks further back in like can't interfere with your picks, but it also means that some folks may get to pick before you which could disrupt your plans.

After that event is finished, though, is when Settlers will start and in the Settlers of Elyria event there are no such restrictions in when someone can purchase a claim.

I hope that helps! :)

Tilarium - 5 months ago

Awesome post Snipe! While I'll have already claimed a settlement I will be keeping an eye out for the remaining legendary taverns! Are there any restrictions on their purchase and any idea while they'll cost? Will they all be the same price or different?

Roarer - 5 months ago

"some domains and settlements may be claimed by NPCs active in each server, as we reserve domains and settlements to use in future events and promotions, "

"they will impact which domains and settlements are available to you, "

These should be highlighted and bold : )

Kyleran - 5 months ago
@Roarer:

Posted By Roarer at 12:25 AM - Sat Aug 31 2019

"some domains and settlements may be claimed by NPCs active in each server, as we reserve domains and settlements to use in future events and promotions, "

"they will impact which domains and settlements are available to you, "

These should be highlighted and bold : )

Indeed. Would be interesting to know what the algorithms is the NPCs will be using to reserve their choices.

My first thought is SBS may not want to sell some properties too cheaply so will set a low end threshold where a NPC will then select once reached.

Also, as 45% is the maximum discount outside of a sale, can we assume Settlers of Elyria will be running for at least 45 days?

Sir Zyr - 5 months ago

I admit, I thought this would be done with EP, not straight cash.

That came as a bit of a surprise

Rhaegys - 5 months ago
@Sir Zyr:

Why it is surprising? This game is, as far as we know so far, relying on crowdfunding to develop the game. This is as just another funding strategy as it was the kickstarter.

Elderwood - 5 months ago
@Sir Zyr:

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Nanyetah - 5 months ago

yikes. people in your family might wonder why you pay so much for this non existent game you know.

Poldano - 5 months ago
@Nanyetah:

Posted By Nanyetah at 8:56 PM - Fri Aug 30 2019

yikes. people in your family might wonder why you pay so much for this non existent game you know.

An upgrade to Mayor isn't really all that much!

;-)

Higuy333 - 5 months ago
@Poldano:

It really is though :/ On top of the price of your city. I don't know why the cities are so expensive when there are so many.

Higuy333 - 5 months ago
@Poldano:

Focii - 5 months ago
@Nanyetah:

Posted By Nanyetah at 10:56 PM - Fri Aug 30 2019

yikes. people in your family might wonder why you pay so much for this non existent game you know.

Probably so it will become an existent game. Just saying...

Nanyetah - 5 months ago

for foo that is a lot of dolleros.

Firiqian - 5 months ago

You cannot “leap frog” past your current package level without upgrading to the level above yours first. For example, if you as a Bloodline package holder want to purchase a county, the cost of upgrading to a mayor – which makes the purchase of the county possible for you -- will be included in the price that you pay. The exact cost will vary depending on which settlements and domains you pick as you make your purchase, so any discounts attached to those choices will still apply in the final price you see at checkout.

Does this mean that people might pay more for a settlement + title during the auction than the people who already have a title? Say I have a bloodline package and want to buy a town. Doesn't then buying a mayor title and paying for the settlement in the auction seem like paying twice for what people who already have a mayor title received for just the title price? Did I interpret this wrong?

GingerPale - 5 months ago
@Firiqian:

Posted By Firiqian at 9:40 PM - Fri Aug 30 2019

You cannot “leap frog” past your current package level without upgrading to the level above yours first. For example, if you as a Bloodline package holder want to purchase a county, the cost of upgrading to a mayor – which makes the purchase of the county possible for you -- will be included in the price that you pay. The exact cost will vary depending on which settlements and domains you pick as you make your purchase, so any discounts attached to those choices will still apply in the final price you see at checkout.

Does this mean that people might pay more for a settlement + title during the auction than the people who already have a title? Say I have a bloodline package and want to buy a town. Doesn't then buying a mayor title and paying for the settlement in the auction seem like paying twice for what people who already have a mayor title received for just the title price? Did I interpret this wrong?

My understand is that if you purchase the mayor title you get to choose a settlement before the auction begins :) So you don't have to pay twice. The auction is for everyone.

Snipehunter - 5 months ago
@Firiqian:

Posted By LordHawkins at 8:38 PM - Fri Aug 30 2019

Lets say I have a Mayor package but did not choose my server so I could not get into the event, and now am forced to buy outright a settlement lets say; can my mayor package then own or takeover that settlement?

If you have a mayor title and haven't made a claim, you will be able to even during the Settlers of Elyria event: Select a server, go to the settlement you want, and click on it. Instead of a buy now button you will see a claim button and you will not pay anything additional to make the claim. :)

What is a domain?

Domains are Kingdoms, Duchies, and Counties. Settlements are Capitals, Cities, Towns, Villages, and Hamlets :)

Posted By Firiqian at 8:40 PM - Fri Aug 30 2019

Does this mean that people might pay more for a settlement + title during the auction than the people who already have a title? Say I have a bloodline package and want to buy a town. Doesn't then buying a mayor title and paying for the settlement in the auction seem like paying twice for what people who already have a mayor title received for just the title price? Did I interpret this wrong?

If you are bloodline and you want to buy a town, that is a direct upgrade, so no "leap frogging" will have occurred. You will pay the price for the settlement, and nothing further.

However, if you were a bloodline holder and you wished to buy a county, that would be "leap frogging" the mayor title tier, so you would pay the cost of the county and the cost of the settlement within the county that you select. So, for example, if the county you wanted cost $500 and the settlement you wanted cost $65, your total cost would be $565.

Hope that helps! :)

DemiurgeMCK - 5 months ago
@Snipehunter:

Posted By Snipehunter at 8:54 PM - Fri Aug 30 2019

Posted By LordHawkins at 8:38 PM - Fri Aug 30 2019

Lets say I have a Mayor package but did not choose my server so I could not get into the event, and now am forced to buy outright a settlement lets say; can my mayor package then own or takeover that settlement?

If you have a mayor title and haven't made a claim, you will be able to even during the Settlers of Elyria event: Select a server, go to the settlement you want, and click on it. Instead of a buy now button you will see a claim button and you will not pay anything additional to make the claim. :)

Hold up - I bought the new Mayor title because the description says I can use it to pick during DSS (which I'm broadly defining as "sometime before the probably-buggy reverse auction that I'll pay money upfront to avoid").

I get that I'd be picking after Mayor week (after September 23rd?) because I didn't server lock this account on time (both you and Violet Winterlynn said that would be the case, on Discord and the forums respectively), but this is the first I've heard that late title-holders like me might instead be forced to wait until the reverse auction to make our claim. Can you clarify what the policy actually is? Thanks!!!

LordHawkins - 5 months ago

Lets say I have a Mayor package but did not choose my server so I could not get into the event, and now am forced to buy outright a settlement lets say; can my mayor package then own or takeover that settlement?

What is a domain?

Sohei - 5 months ago

Looking forward to the event!

Gunnlang - 5 months ago

I had expected counts/mayors going for way cheaper. Yet Kings/dukes are insanely cheap. Of course I doubt a duchy could hit 650 bucks, but that's dam dirt cheap, you can't beat it. Yet it's nearly the same as a county, within this sale. Very confused about how those prices work. Not complaining mind you, just interesting.

Ruthgar - 5 months ago
@Gunnlang:

Posted By Gunnlang at 9:28 PM - Fri Aug 30 2019

I had expected counts/mayors going for way cheaper. Yet Kings/dukes are insanely cheap. Of course I doubt a duchy could hit 650 bucks, but that's dam dirt cheap, you can't beat it. Yet it's nearly the same as a county, within this sale. Very confused about how those prices work. Not complaining mind you, just interesting.

Almost 100% certain these are just for the land, and the IP that you get with the purchase. None of the EP, sparks of life, or any of the other extras that came with the original mayor, count, duke, and king packages.

Tilarium - 5 months ago
@Ruthgar:

Posted By Ruthgar at 12:28 PM - Sat Aug 31 2019

Posted By Gunnlang at 9:28 PM - Fri Aug 30 2019

I had expected counts/mayors going for way cheaper. Yet Kings/dukes are insanely cheap. Of course I doubt a duchy could hit 650 bucks, but that's dam dirt cheap, you can't beat it. Yet it's nearly the same as a county, within this sale. Very confused about how those prices work. Not complaining mind you, just interesting.

Almost 100% certain these are just for the land, and the IP that you get with the purchase. None of the EP, sparks of life, or any of the other extras that came with the original mayor, count, duke, and king packages.

Correct. Just as the Mayor titles and count upgrades for sale right now are just the title. You don't get anything else with it.

Kossuth - 5 months ago
@Tilarium:

You also have to buy a minimum bloodlines package as well if you haven't already (as I did when I added a sisters mayor package to an alt account).

Klaus_Ikra - 5 months ago

Wooooooo!

Draguta - 5 months ago

Very nice, I can't wait!

VioletWinterlynn - 5 months ago

\o/

Lord_Mayor_Matt - 5 months ago

daaaaaammm