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    Viltaren Anarion, Midnus Anarion, Lily Anarion
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    [Your View]Coups

    I am choosing to repost something I already said in nation lead chat here, for more people to see. I would like to make it clear the following isn't a “woe is me” sort of thing. It’s purpose is to point out how toxic these things can be. “The reason why I still think the best option is removal is that the flaws are too deep. The issues with the system are major and gameable. You already have the most powerful nation on the server saying that they will abuse these rules to get more powerful. Not as a threat, but as a reality of the system you are making. In addition to this, I believe that the main effects are OOC. In that it is majorly OOCly damaging to a player to have this occur against them, and in many cases would end with the player leaving the server for an extended time. Even if the coup isn't successful, the emotional toll it takes is heavy. And if coups fail, it can lead to multi month long conflict and grudges that live OOC not IC. All in all, I believe that Coups are a toxic part of the server, and the server is best without them. Though there may always be a winner per say, there is always a side grievously impacted by the loss.” In that text there I am referencing a lot of what I saw during the Empire’s attempt to coup Sutica. The coup did not go through because there was no rules. However, that did not stop its effects in the ooc community. Sutica lost multiple people that were dear parts of the community because of it. These people were embittered by the failure of the coup. I watched over months as Unwillingly was repeatedly contacted OOC and IC with people begging her to step down and just hand over the throne. I saw the stress it put on her. People who were once important parts of the community grew to hate and berate us on other discords, people would take their ooc grudges into RP and insult our characters despite never seeing us or interacting with us before. The literal first thing I did as a leader of Sutica was tend to one such meeting where they were trying to force and convince me to give up the nation. Even though the leader they had sought to coup was now gone. This was an act that made no logical sense at this point, yet still it continued. My point is not a “woe is me, times were so bad.” My point is that Coups are trash for the OOC climate of a community, and their being allowed at all breeds hatred and division amongst players that would otherwise be friends and rp together. I am blessed to be on considerably better terms with the people who were a part of that, but It was damage that had to be repaired with time and a lot of effort. There's no reason to invite that again.
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    Signed by Her Highness, Trade Princess Lily Helenson-Anarion of the Trade Federation of Sutica, Governor of Kharajyr, Sovereign Lady of the Screeching Drake Isles, and Tamer of Lubba
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    Persona Database Cleanse

    That's not correct. The subraces started because each race was made with three sub options. The elven choices were high elf, wood elf, and dark elf. When LOTC started, there was no clear lore on the differences between the Dark elves, wood elves, and high elves. Elven race Rp during that time was largely one elven whole, with the subrace choice changing what you could expect an elf to look like. One of the first dark elves on the server was lilac purple even because most racial lore was inferenced from other cannons. How ever, now it might be best for all races to just be the base ones, mainly because you can easily make the arguments that the culture of a race is more impactful than their actual race. A high elf who lives with the dark elves will be better described as culturally dark elf.
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    The Sutican Watch

    The Sutican Watch Stalwart protectors of the Federation of Sutica, the members of the Watch serve as the law enforcers and soldiers of the realm. They are foremost loyal to the sitting Trade Monarch of Sutica. In the city and surrounding lands the members of the Watch keep the peace, mediate disputes, fend off predators in the fields, and stop criminals in their tracks. The laws which they are beholden to enforce are bound within the Codex of Sutica, the book of laws within the great realm of Sutica. Their roles and responsibilities are outlined both in this handbook and within the Writ of Governance. There are no exceptions, modifications or other interpretations of the responsibilities of the Sutican Watch other than the written will of the Trade Monarch found in those documents. During times of conflict the Sutican Watch is called to serve as the military force of Sutica, defending the walls and citizens of our beloved city-state with their lives. Table of Contents 1. Mission of the Watch 2. Chain of Command 3. Ranks of the Watch 4. Special Positions and Noncombatants 5. Honors & Medals 6. Administrative Policies Duties Law Exemptions Disciplinary Action Discharge Recruitment Wages Local Security and Supplementary Forces 7. Uniform and Handbook 8. Wages 1. Mission of the Watch “We stand watch and protect the Sacred Monarch of the realm, the rights of the people and its plentiful land” Oath of the Watch “I [Insert name] do solemnly swear without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, To pledge my undying loyalty to the Service of Sutican Watch, to the Trade Monarch of Sutica for which guides this land, And to the citizens and subjects under the Monarch I pledge my efforts to the defense of the institutions of the Federation I pledge my body as a tool for the Federation, a shield to the innocent, and a sword to the unjust I shall uphold to the principles of the creed, and maintain the dignity of the Watch I shall obey the orders of those placed above me, and I shall never falter from this oath On my soul, honor [and on… insert deity here if applicable] this I swear. Sutica Eternal!” Code of the Watch “To be poised and ready to serve with faith and in oath. To guarantee the safety of those we are sworn to protect. To maintain fortitude of the mind and the spirit. To protect and uphold the Law against those who seek to assail it’s writ. To defend against oppression and deception. To guard the peaceful against disorder and chaos.” 2. Chain of Command The Chain of Command begins with the Trade Monarch of Sutica down to Captains then to the Sergeants of the Watch where command stops. Constables and Gate Authority exert no command on those of any rank or stature. 3. Ranks of the Watch Gate Authority Not officially a member of the Sutican Watch, the Gate Authority are certain citizens held in high regard by both the Trade Monarch of Sutica and the Captains of the Watch. These individuals have been granted special permission to access the Sutican Gatehouse. This is to insure the daily flow of traffic is not interrupted through the gates. These members bear no further responsibilities besides maintaining the gates. Constable The first rank of the Sutican Watch, the Constables are the largest body of the organization, handling the day-to-day grunt work and general patrolling of the city and its surrounding lands. When situations arise these men and women are expected to be the first to react, keeping a calm demeanor and establishing a sense of control over any erupting chaos. Sergeant The second rank of the Sutican Watch and the first level of what would be considered to be an officer. Sergeants are senior members of the Watch who have proven their worth and competence in leadership and decision making. During situations the Sergeant has the authority to issue orders to the Constables present unless overruled by one of higher rank. Captain The third and final rank of the Sutican Watch, these few individuals are the senior officers and overseers of the functions of the organization. In the absences of the Trade Monarch, this position has final authority over all actions of the Watch. 4. Special Positions and Noncombatants Prison Guards Prison Guards are members of the Sutican Watch who handle those charged with crimes, maintaining that they are treated to a decent standard. Watch members of this position hold the sole duty of being selected for handling the treatment of detained criminals. Members of this position must be ready to use violence if necessary to protect against escape attempts, or at least be willing to use self defense. Quartermaster The Quartermaster handles the logistics of the Sutican Watch. It is their duty to insure each member receives their proper pay, and that each member is equipped to the highest standards. The member who holds this position will be granted an office within the barracks to work from. This member will be responsible for the inventory of the guard as well as granting and evicting barrack rooms. The Quartermaster may choose to be a noncombatant if they wish so. Chaplain Sutica is a secular nation, but that does not mean our nation does not understand our Watch members spiritual needs. It is the primary duty of the Watch Chaplain to aid the members of the Watch in attaining that need. A Watch Chaplain must be well versed in multiple religious customs in order to provide for that large variety of religions within the guard itself. The Role of Chaplain is a Non-combatant Role and has no further duties associated with it. Field Medic More than other jobs, members of the Sutican Watch are likely to become injured from time to time, and require assistants out in the city away from the clinic. The Field Medic is a position responsible for maintaining the health of our guards. Like the Quartermaster is to equipment, the Field Medic is to the bodies of the Watch. In times where the Watch does not need medical aid, it is up to the Field Medic to apply their knowledge to citizens in need. 5. Honors & Medals Listed in order of precedence -- Additional Medals may be listed in the Handbook Anchor of Valour The Anchor of Valour is the Federations highest honor, awarded by the ruling Trade Monarch themselves. The Anchor of Valor is given to those that demonstrate acts of valor far beyond the call of duty. To receive the award is quite difficult and requires having your efforts recognised by the Trade Monarch themselves. Archrims Legacy - A Royal Eternal Named after Captain Archrim this medal is a level above the medal of sacrifice in that it is only ever bestowed upon those those that have given their all and placed everything on the line in the defence of Sutica. By risking it all, they have demonstrated their dedication to the Oath, and will be forever remembered for their contributions to the Nation. Every member which has been bestowed this medal shall also be granted the rank of Royal Eternal as a lasting mark of their dedication. Medal of Sacrifice This medal is given to those who have sacrificed permanent loss of ability in protecting and serving the federation. It is given with the blessing of the Trade Monarch to show their unending support of those who have sacrificed to see the Federation continue to grow and prosper. This is given to those that were willing to sacrifice something, for the federation to gain something else. Medal of Civic Honor This medal is granted to citizens of the nation who have shown tremendous effort towards the security of the Sutican way of life. It is the highest Non-Watch medal, being granted directly by the Trade Monarch themself. It is to serve as a reminder of the binding nature of Sutican citizenship and those who have risked it all for the greater good fo the community as a whole. Ribbon of Heroism Given to a individual who has against all odds demonstrated boundless courage and has performed above and beyond in service to his fellow Watch members and in doing so saved the life or lives of his companions. As well as those that achieve results far beyond typical expectations in the service of the federation. Ribbon of Loyalty This military honor is given to those individuals that stood and continue to stand firm in their duty to the Trade Monarch. This is usually awarded by the Captains of the Watch. It is awarded to those that have devoted their life to the watch and to the sacred Trade Monarch of the Federation. Campaign Medals Campaign Medals are granted to members of the Sutican Watch who endured during major conflicts or during expeditions. These medals are to serve as a reminder of the actions they took part of and as an outward display to remember those who may not have returned. To receive this class of medal it is only necessary for the member to have taken part in a campaign deemed fit by a Captain of the Watch with permission of the Trade Monarch to receive a medal. Medal of Eternal Memory This Medal is given to the families of those that lost their loved ones in their duty to the Trade Monarch and the federation. At the end of every second year a remembrance ceremony is held to commemorate the ones who lost their lives during the years and to remember the ones that gave the ultimate sacrifice in the years long gone, the medal given to the families of the fallen at this time. 6. Administrative Policies Duties Law Enforcement -- The primary duty of the Watch is to maintain a strict following of the Sutican Codex of laws. The Watch has responsibility for charging crimes and handing out punishment. Every law must be obeyed by everyone no matter what, from the lowest pleb to the highest standing noble no one is above the law as set out by the Trade Monarch and their government. It is the first and foremost goal of The Sutican Watch is to maintain and understand the laws of Sutica. For no matter how much we train our physical bodies, if we do not understand our laws it makes us no different from the wild bandit who roams the highways at night. Therefore it is not an excuse for a guard not to understand the laws of the nation. Royal Protection -- Perhaps the most sacred duty of the Sutican watchman is the defence of the Trade Monarch of Sutica. All Watch members must swear an oath of fealty to the sovereign and be prepared to lay down one's life to protect them. For the Trade Monarch is the primary institution from which all other derive, and without it Sutica would not exist as it does today. Sutican Defence -- The diplomatic stance of the Federation is Neutrality. However as all know even neutral nations may find themselves under attack. It is therefore imperative that Sutica, lacking a proper standing army, have a guard forced trained in the manner of defense and combat in general. All equipment for the Watch is provided by the nation ensuring the members are equipped with the best weapons. This alongside rigorous training ensure the battle readiness of the Watch to bring sword and shield into the fray in defence of Sutica if the need ever arise. No one in Sutica wants to fight, but if a fight shall come, we will be a nation prepared. City Watch -- City watch is one of the main duties of the Sutican Watch, watching to city proper and seeking out and putting a stop to any criminal behaviour. The simple presence of a member of the Watch walking the streets or standing in a tavern on watch has proven to lower the chance of criminal activity significantly. At times the simple presence and show of force the Watch exerts by being around is enough to quell much of the unrest known to infect the city. However, if deterrence alone is not enough, and creatures of the night take to flight through our city, it is the duty of the men and women of the Watch to pursue until the criminal is caught. Gate Management -- The city gates are one of the first line of defence, it allows the Watch to check the identities of any visitors. This short screening process is crucial to the protection of Sutica as it enables a method of weeding out the unwanted miscreants from entering the city. Such as those whom have been banished from the federation of Sutica. The Gate house should always be manned by at least one or ideally two Watch members at a time, one works the gates and takes down notes on those entering the city to be included in reports filed at the end of a Watch’s shift. The other conducts interviews and inspections searching for suspicious and shady persons. Patrols -- Patrols are exterior excursions outside of the city walls by groups of Watch members to survey the full extent of Sutican land. A common misconception is that Sutica is the City itself, but Sutican law extends far beyond the walls, and this land must be protected and kept free from bandits. Watchmen must uphold the and protect citizens along the road outside of Sutica. This will help ensure the safety felt by all the merchants that flock to Sutica and its policy of free trade. Expeditions -- Expeditions are military and diplomatic excursions beyond the lands of Sutica. They are called up when a great emergency exists throughout the world in which it becomes necessary for Sutica to respond. The most commonly known example of Sutican Expeditions is the multitude of expeditions taken on by the Lord Protector to combat the threat of the Dark Druid in the war for Ceru. Public Relations -- The Watch are the face of the Federation of Sutica. Watch members are the first impression that any visitor has of Sutica, and therefore it is the duty of the Watch to uphold an air of decorum and civility which reflects upon Sutica. Watch members are members of the community as much as any citizen, it is therefore recommended that Watch members take part in daily community life. However, watch members must also maintain a level of authority when it is necessary to be firm. Remember that Every individual Watch members represents the federation of Sutica and we should carry ourselves as such and act accordingly. Reports -- Reporting on major events and incidents is a crucial part of a Watch members’ job, this allows fellow Watch members to be aware of the happenings of Sutica during their own off hours. Ideally every Watch member should read the reports of their colleagues thus allowing each shift to be made aware of any major incidents involving suspicious people. This ensure that every Watch member is on the same page and allows us to be more vigilant in regards to repeat offenders, being able to catch them in the act or even before they have the chance to cause trouble. Reporting also allows Superiors and members of the government to keep a tracked record of the success and failures of both the Law and the Law enforcement allowing any changes or adjustments to be made to counter any critical issues. In this same regard Reports allow a way of the Watch expressing their own opinions and ideas for change to higher ups via their reports, suggestions from the point of view of those of us that walk the streets upholding the law and protecting Sutica and all the struggles we encounter in doing so. Training and Maintenance -- All members of the Watch are responsible for the maintenance and maintaining of all gear granted to them. A rusty and dull sword will not pierce and a rotted out shield will not stop an arrow from piercing it. Therefore making sure your equipment is always at a peak state is an important responsibility of the Watch. Much like your other equipment your body is to be a sword and shield to the Federation, and as such must always be maintained just like your actual sword and shield. They must ensure that they do not suffer from any crippling injuries that may hinder their fighting capabilities, if any arise the Watch member should seek immediate medical aid. Weapons training and sparring is a necessity to maintain oneself as an able bodied fighter ready to draw steel in defence of the Federation. One cannot train alone however, and therefore the Watch shall have joint training sessions to both practice our tactics and to earn trust and faith in our fellow Watch members. Wages Full Details on current Wages are found in the Sutican Watch Handbook Base Pay -- Each member of the Sutican Watch will receive a flat rate of pay for merely serving in the ranks of the Watch subject to adjustment by the Trade Monarch of Sutica, Quartermaster, and Captains of the Guard. Service Pay -- In addition to the Base Pay of the Sutican Watch, Members shall receive additional bonus pay for reported hours working. (Such as working the Gate or other additional tasks.) Incident Pay -- For taking part in actively apprehending and charging suspects, additional stipends will be granted directly correlating to the extent of the crime. Drilling and Combat Pay -- Additional lump sum amounts may be paid based upon serving in Expeditions and for taking part in training. These amounts are regulated by the officer directly in control of the operations. Recruitment Recruit of the Watch falls to the duties of the Sergeants, overseen by the Captains and the Trade Monarch of Sutica. The recruitment process is rather simple as it is only once recruited that a Watch member is truly tested in their ability to serve as such the only requirements are a individual is of fit and fighting shape and can follow orders. From there most of the needed skills and knowledge require to dutifully carry out one's role as a Watch member can be taught through experience and instruction. There are three methods of recruitment currently, the first is by approaching a watch officer of which can be identified by their distinct uniform when compared to the regular rank and file. After a short interview process and perhaps a trial of combat to prove one's ability to fight the officer can decide to give the potential recruit a position in the Watch. The second method of recruitment is done via a recruitment notices posted throughout the world of atlas, potential recruits can post an application via courier or bird to the Watch barracks in Sutica where there application will be reviewed by a officer, upon the completion of the review the applicant will either be invited to come to sutica for a in person inspection and interview or they will be denied if deemed unfit and receive a letter informing them of such. The final method of recruitment occurs when a Captain of the Watch or the Trade Monarch themselves note the aptitude and abilities of a citizen and personally invite them t0 the Watch force. This method of recruitment will usually provides the fastest entry into the force as it does not require an interview or a trial of combat. Disciplinary Action In the unthinkable case that a member of the Sutican Watch exploits the trust which was placed in them. The leadership of the Watch is granted the ability to punish the individual as deemed fit. Disciplinary actions are necessary to ensure the rigid standards of the Watch. As a member of the Watch you are held to higher standards than the Citizenry and therefore shall be punished to a higher level for similar crimes against the Federation. It is also the duty of all Watch members to report any such dishonors to their higher ups, or they shall be punished for the same acts. For minor offenses such as minor uniform violations and other minor conduct violations the punishment might include barring of pay, requiring the offender to do additional exercises, public humiliation, or other minor and temporary punishments. For major offenses such as disobeying orders, undermining Sutican defences, aiding criminals, and other major conduct violations more lasting disciplinary actions will be used. These include but are not limited to flogging, reduction in rank, discharge, branding, and execution. However, all major disciplinary measures must be signed off by a Captain of the Watch or the Trade Monarch. Any member found guilty of a major offense can request an audit by the Trade Monarch. All disciplinary actions are subject for audit by the Trade Monarch. If the punishment is found to be grossly unfit, the original arbitrator of the punishment shall be forced to be dealt the same punishment three times over. Any officer found under audit for a punishment can request to be tried in a public court. Discharge Discharge from the Watch can occur in one of two ways, voluntary retirement or forceful ejection. When a Watch member retires from the force they give up all the responsibilities and privileges of that they once had however in some cases a reward or entitlement for long and dedicated service may or may not be bestowed upon a retiring veteran of the Watch this is rare and occurs only at the discretion of the Captains of the Watch and his/her superiors. A forceful Discharge is akin to a dishonourable one but not always the same, however in effect both have the same outcome as the Watch member in question is ejected from the Watch, stripped of their uniform and all privileges that went along with the uniform. Forceful discharge can happen due to a range of reasons the most common of which is failure to follow orders of superior officers. A more unique situation is that if it is decided that a Watch member is simply unfit for the rigours and responsibilities of serving and protecting the people and federation of sutica it may be decided that they are to be ejected from the Watch for their own good or the betterment of the Watch itself. Local Security and Supplementary Forces In certain situations the Trade Monarch of Sutica may authorize additional public security for certain aspect of Law Enforcement in the Federation of Sutica. These forces while in the Federation of Sutica these forces are under the service of the Sutican Watch. All members of forces must uphold the standard of the Watch in order to continue service inside of Sutica. Local Security forces are internal public safety agencies tasked with law enforcement in certain sections of the Federation of Sutica. These forces are entirely internal and may not act outside of their local area unless levied by Watch officers for the defense of the Federation or for an expedition. Supplementary forces are forces hired or given permission by the Trade Princess to exist within Sutica and have been given explicit authorization for handling law enforcement. While in Sutica all operations by Supplementary forces are overseen by the Sutican Watch. Supplementary forces do not represent Sutica in any official capacity, and the forces may not act outside of Sutican borders. 7. Uniform and Handbook Standard of the Uniform The uniform of the Watch is granted great protection and status among all walks of the world. It is a sign of self-sacrifice for the realm of Sutica; a symbol of strength and honor among a world full of bandits and degenerates; a shield to the all innocence and to the freedom of liveliness to all. To wear it is a great honor, and to shame one’s self is to shame both the Uniform and the Federation. To disgrace the Uniform is not only an insult to your people; it is a violation of the the trust and faith put into you as part of the Watch and a horrendous case of misconduct. Modifications to the Uniform But onto more practical matters: the uniform of the Sutican Watch will not be edited in any way that is disgraceful or of ill-taste, but personalization is otherwise welcomed. Adorning an armband, sporting basic decal painting on the shoulders, and one other single personalized touch to the uniform is encouraged. A gross infringement upon the uniformity of the Uniform shall lead to disciplinary measures to be taken against the offender. Alternative Uniforms In addition to the normal Guard Attire several alternative uniforms have been created to allow for a fluidity of our members. As we understand a large section of our city is made of voidal mages we do offer robes to accommodate for being unable to wear heavy armour. Also understanding that our Watch members do not alway wish to be in uniform we also offer Armbands which can be placed over their sleeves in order to uphold the authority if the situation arises while they are off duty. Handbook Members of the Sutican Watch will also receive the handbook of the Watch which details the full code of conduct for members of the Watch. It contains sections for reporting as well. Other sections include guidelines for the operation of weaponry and other operations in the field. This book serves as a legal document for operation unless it conflict with the Writ of Governance, The Codex of Sutica, or any other official act of the Trade Monarch or government.
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    Dev Update December

    @Tofuus Hey if you need someone to just test plugins over and over, let me know! I would love to help out if I can!
  7. “I mean I am just a woman in the city now. I dont mess around with being a guard or anything. Too stressful for me to deal with. Uh... Point noted though? I guess.” She says, still very confused as to how she got here or what was really happening.
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    Lily was relaxing in the cafe, her darling dwed wife leaning into her side as she casually speaks with Mystery Uialben. The topics of the night had been varied and almost at random, but things eventually shift to speaking about Cyrene. Lily smiles, a whistfull happiness as they discuss their princes. Eventually, Mystery gets that odd look upon his face that means he's starting to think. The struggle to think seems to come to a head, and with a deep breath, the golem limbed elf would belt out into the night,”CYRENEEEEEEEEEEE!” ((Permission to post in his stead given by Mystery.))
  9. “Karyssmov, somehow this has managed to make me dislike you less. Godspeed. Or Ibleese speed. Whichever is more fitting for you.” Says Vilta, just really confused as to how she got to wherever this conversation is occuring.
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    The Formidable Anti-Imperial Coalition

    Nah its finding a boyfriend. Rp makes you gay, can confirm.
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    An Ultimatum to the Invading Realms

    "It's like the world rewards us for not invading random lands. Odd situation though, for sure. Should we start building another boat?" Asks the small Minister, Lily Anarion.
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    A Priests Report - Demons of Arberrang

    Lily Anarion, Minister of Law for Sutica, clears her throat. ”Its funny that you say where is the proof, as if this is not proof enough. However, Sutica was already well aware due to eye witnesses and relics found in the settlement while it was being used that it was a place of demons. Needless to say, We mourn for our disgraced, insane, pathetic former royal consort. Though the time of their leaving was not the most pleasant of circumstances, to see he would fall so low pains our hearts deeply.” She goes quiet a moment, hanging her head in a minute of silent mourning. "That all being said, Sutica of course officially supports the removal of demons from this realm. If any need healing or supplies in their investigations, we will happily support your business! Oh, and he was definitely an elf with cut ears.”
  13. I think mystery has personality, drive, and creativity in spades. He has exactly the kind of drive one needs to get others enthused about events, and to make them as fun as he can. Even his Rp is of a great quality, not struggling to ever be descriptive and well thought out.
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    Community Meeting

    I have two questions, and I have been sent here to ask those questions! Serious question, are we going to see more existing event sites or ruins locations on 7..0? This map felt like it had a lot less reason to explore, and a big part of this was a lack of ruins and other things, but its massive size also detracted from wanting to explore. 20 minutes of walking to see something small is kinda not fun, enticing or iinteresting. These sites could also be a boon to Event team members being able to host things in existing places Another question off of the nexus system. Is there a plan for crafting systems to be expanded/restricted so that there is some semblance of an economy? One of the biggest parts of nexus is necessitating frequent trade and Mina meant being able to get what you needed to play.