8.0: Settlements 2
Hello everyone! I’m Laeonathan, the new Settlement/Nation Manager of the World Team. It’s been a while since our last post but we can finally give you some updates on 8.0 settlements and nations.
The pre-build phase is now over with all builds finished. They are currently being placed into the new map. As soon as that’s done we’ll jump to setting up the paths and roads connecting them. We’d like to thank all the talented builders from the many nations who put effort into their builds.
Additional to those settlements who meet the activity requirements, we have accepted the following applications:
Freeport (Settlement) – Dyl#5096
Va'teyatl (Lair) – chaos#7283
They will be able to start building up their settlement as soon as the map starts. There have been twenty applications, but we only accepted these 3 named above and you’re right to wonder why. The main reason groups we passed over is because many of these ideas would be much better served going to players themselves for land instead of relying on the staff for land. We believe it’s better for the server if land is given out by kings, instead of staff. This why we want to encourage everyone who didn’t get a response from us to figure something out with a nation. We know that not everyone will succeed with it. But if we’d be accepting all of the applications, we’d end up with more independent polities then we have average players online.
Here are the 8.0 Nations and their respective leaders:
Aegrothond - wanderous#8112
Druids - Luci#2666
Eternal Uzg - Benjamin Walker#0877
Haelun’or - Pastry#0256
Haense - Bub#9995
Norland - DAENGIE#9198
Oren - dream#9012
Sutica - mika1278#0993
Urguan - Seo#0650
When messaging them with your idea for a settlement, always keep in mind they have an idea for their nation as themselves and that you will have to find a compromise together with them – given they want any vassals.
Nevertheless, lair applications will be opening again as soon as the map releases. If you have a very creative idea, feel free to apply after the release! There’ll be another post regarding the rules for nations/settlements/lairs in 8.0 coming up before launch. But one thing about activity in the first few months can be said already: We will track it, but there won’t be any consequences until the grace period is over so people can get their feet underneath them.
In case you have any questions, ask them! If you don’t want to do that over the forums feel free to message me on discord! (Laeonathan#3614)