Update: So it begins! Thank you again to all of you for your patience. This delay was extremely trying, My self and the developers worked through the night to triple and quadruple check everything. We're excited to see how the face of the continents change in the coming days, so without further adieu:
One of the major factors in the issues we experienced that prevented the launch was in the featured sale module. While we work to fix that and make sure it did not hide any further bugs, we have chosen to disable featured sales until it is fully tested and working. Once we are confident in our fixes, we’ll enable feature sales across all servers.
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After quite the adventure we're thrilled to announce our 45-day Dutch Auction event, Settlers of Elyria will officially begin tomorrow, March 14th! Over the course of the next month and a half, members of our community both new and old will have the opportunity to stake a land claim on any of our four servers and become a part of the history of Elyria!
From 4:00 PM PDT, March 14th to 4:00 PM PDT April 28th 2020 new and existing players will have a limited time opportunity to change the history of Elyria forever by claiming Settlements, Counties, and Duchies!
Each day of the event, the price of every domain that is available will drop by 1%, up to 45% off on the final day of the event.
Featured Domains will be selected to have an additional -10% off the original price. These flash sales will change every 20 minutes, but no domain will be on sale twice, so don’t miss out!
While the event is on, normal purchasing rules remain in effect. You will only be able to purchase a holding on your primary server, or, if you are new, your purchase will automatically record that server as your primary server.
If you already have a holding claimed, this is the perfect opportunity to upgrade! Remember, your upgrade must be in the same domain hierarchy. So, as a Mayor, you must upgrade to the county or duchy your settlement is in, and as a Count you can only purchase the duchy your existing county resides in. Of course, you don’t have to purchase each domain in hierarchy order. Each lesser domain upgrade will be automatically added to your purchase, so, if you have no holdings and you are purchasing a Duchy, a County and Settlement will be added to your order automatically.
The first time you visit the Domain and Settlement Selection map portal, you'll see a tutorial explaining the new user experience. In this new and improved map portal you can explore the Duchies, Counties, and Settlements available for purchase. Once you have found the domain you want, click Buy Now on the Information Panel. You'll be able to name your domain and confirm your selection before checking out. Your domains are not locked-in until you confirm your names on this screen! Once you confirm you name selection you will be brought to the checkout 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.
Each domain has a set starting price, based on a milieu of factors such as location and wealth. As the event progresses, these base prices will receive a 1% discount each day.
These base prices are:
Settlements: $65.00 - $135.00
Counties: $350.00 to $650.00
Duchies: $650.00 to $1,350.00
Flash sales will update every 20 minutes, featuring a new domain at an additional 10% off! Don’t wait - no domain will be on sale twice!
During the event, NPCs will also be settling in Elyria! This means if you are eyeing up a new Settlement, County, or Duchy, waiting might mean an NPC swoops in and claims this domain, so act fast when you see the right holding at the right price!
As always, if you have any other questions about Settlers of Elyria, please ask them in the comments below or check out the official FAQ here. We look forward to you all taking part, and greeting all the new members who join our community!