18 December

Announcing the Settlers of Elyria Event!

By AshKain

The next exciting chapter in the Chronicles of Elyria begins tomorrow with the Settlers of Elyria Event!

From 12 PM PST, December 18th to 12 PM PST, February 1st new and existing players will have a limited-time opportunity to change the history of Elyria forever by staking a claim on one of our four starting continents!

While the event lasts, every unclaimed Duchy, County, and Settlement will be on Dutch Auction, meaning the price will be dropping 1% every single day until the event ends! That’s not all - Flash Sales will be hitting every day throughout the event with featured domains going on sale every 20 minutes! Featured Domains will be an additional 10% off their regular price!

These deals won’t last, so don’t miss out on this chance to stake your claim and join our growing community!

You can read the full official blog post here!

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VioletWinterlynn - 1 month ago

When SoE restarts it will start at -3%

Corvinius - 1 month ago

So we are at -18% now, right ? ;)

Mikel - 1 month ago

TBH, with all of these updates asking for more money from people that started with you on Kickstarter, I'm really losing interest in this game. It just seems like the original concept I decided to back for a set amount wants more and more from me. If I don't give more and more, then I'm going to end up being at the bottom of the food chain and never be able to advance in the game. You're welcome for the start up money. I'll probably never play it.

jessyp6 - 2 months ago

Its Pre-Pre-Alpha they are first working on the website before they start on the game development.

VioletWinterlynn - 2 months ago
@jessyp6:

Posted By jessyp6 at 11:28 AM - Thu Dec 26 2019

Its Pre-Pre-Alpha they are first working on the website before they start on the game development.

Actually this is incorrect. They are working on both. The web team is making adjustments to the website.

The design team continues to work on the game as they have for a while now.

4mypeople - 2 months ago

when is the game coming out

VioletWinterlynn - 2 months ago
@4mypeople:

Posted By 4mypeople at 3:38 PM - Wed Dec 25 2019

when is the game coming out

When it is finished development most likely. We are currently in Pre-Alpha phase.

Kyleran - 2 months ago
@VioletWinterlynn:

Posted By VioletWinterlynn at 8:41 PM - Wed Dec 25 2019

Posted By 4mypeople at 3:38 PM - Wed Dec 25 2019

when is the game coming out

When it is finished development most likely. We are currently in Pre-Alpha phase.

Not for quite some time, anywhere from 3 to 5 years IMO based on progression (or lack thereof) publically shown so far. (When compared to similar efforts)

Zyzax - 2 months ago
@Kyleran:

Posted By Kyleran at 1:48 PM - Thu Dec 26 2019

Posted By VioletWinterlynn at 8:41 PM - Wed Dec 25 2019

Posted By 4mypeople at 3:38 PM - Wed Dec 25 2019

when is the game coming out

When it is finished development most likely. We are currently in Pre-Alpha phase.

Not for quite some time, anywhere from 3 to 5 years IMO based on progression (or lack thereof) publically shown so far. (When compared to similar efforts)

Strictly personal opinion, and using undisclosed and caveated metrics. Not impossible, but a bit pessimistic, IMO. Random personal opinions are fine, but you should just present them that way.

Gunnlang - 1 month ago
@Zyzax:

Posted By Zyzax at 09:22 AM - Fri Dec 27 2019

Strictly personal opinion, and using undisclosed and caveated metrics. Not impossible, but a bit pessimistic, IMO. Random personal opinions are fine, but you should just present them that way.

You know years back people said the game wouldn't come out until 2020. They were openly mocked by people saying they were being negative. So really, anyone guess is just that, a wild crazy guess. Could take another 10 years for all we know.

MagistoDiscord - 1 month ago
@Gunnlang:

Posted By Gunnlang at 07:37 AM - Sun Jan 05 2020

Posted By Zyzax at 09:22 AM - Fri Dec 27 2019

Strictly personal opinion, and using undisclosed and caveated metrics. Not impossible, but a bit pessimistic, IMO. Random personal opinions are fine, but you should just present them that way.

You know years back people said the game wouldn't come out until 2020. They were openly mocked by people saying they were being negative. So really, anyone guess is just that, a wild crazy guess. Could take another 10 years for all we know.

Yup, could take another 10 years...forget the monthly cash burn rate right? The whales will just keep supporting the funding needs. Hopefully you read that with a sarcastic tone because no, it won't be going on for another 10 years. The community pretty much is fed up and a lot agree 2020 is the turning point. People don't want something to test, they want evidence of more, they want evidence Pre-Elyria will have the promised systems and mechanics in place. If this doesn't happen, it's hard to speculate what will happen but it won't be good. Bankruptcy comes to mind.

RoxanpunX - 1 month ago
@Gunnlang:

After all they did say launch of some sort by end of 2019. I didn't expect that, but wish there were update e-mails going out of development, instead I forget to check for a while then panic running to the computer hoping I haven't missed on anything... which most I haven't..

Kools - 2 months ago

Salut Le jeu est prévu pour fin 2019 , qu'en est il? est ce toujours le cas , ou y a t il une date de prévue au moins pour une bêta ouverte?

Feldon - 2 months ago

Are these listed in the store? Not seeing them.

RoxanpunX - 1 month ago
@Feldon:

Its under domain selection, but has been disabled.

BeRdy4lose - 2 months ago

LOL! PAY TO WIN AHAHAHAHA! Thank you and bye bye

boomel - 2 months ago
@BeRdy4lose:

I mean, sorta? How else are they really going to dole these settlements out to start? They can't just open the flood gates of people to stake their claims without putting it behind some sort of wall without there being major disputes. It's not like this is the real-world Frontier, where the law was that if you could stake your claim, fence it, farm it, and put something to improve the land on there (such as a well), you could have any amount of property any size you wanted. This is over the internet. Leaders of the countries, duchies, and counties all over the world have been making promises to their citizens that, if they get to the designated meeting point in-game and find someone already there, they can't just pack up and go somewhere else. These things have to be decided upon prior to the game's launch, and the only way to do that without disputes is to put it behind a pay wall. You want this land? Well, you have to buy it with real-world money, because there's no way possible to do it any other way. Now, once the game is launched, this kind of thing will quickly be erased. Any newcomers joining after the game's launch will be able to get their claims by paying in-game money to the previous owners of the land, just like in real life. It will be a much simpler process because the systems to transfer ownership of the land will already be in place.

Mapkeeper - 2 months ago

I have a question. If one were to buy a domain and of course choose a settlement to be the capital of said domain, does that mean that the person who bought the domain will automatically start in the settlement once the game has been released, or can they choose another area to start in?

VioletWinterlynn - 2 months ago
@Mapkeeper:

Posted By Mapkeeper at 05:46 AM - Fri Dec 20 2019

I have a question. If one were to buy a domain and of course choose a settlement to be the capital of said domain, does that mean that the person who bought the domain will automatically start in the settlement once the game has been released, or can they choose another area to start in?

You would have to start in that with a character yes. The one you'd like to have the titles would have to start there. However you have 2 other souls that you can start wherever with.

Dragash - 2 months ago

Is not working sistema to buy a settlement?

HuldricFranconian - 2 months ago

@ Marovec

You have your way with words, I have my way with memes.

Marovec - 2 months ago

Huldric...

You crack me up man.

HuldricFranconian - 2 months ago

Andromil - 2 months ago

2 questions regarding purchases for clarification:

1. Does buying a town settlement will make me a mayor automatically? I assume that also means that I own some parcels in my town? If yes, how many?

2. Buying a count title gives me a settlement in my county I believe, right? What happens if all settlements in the county are taken?

VioletWinterlynn - 2 months ago
@Andromil:

Posted By Andromil at 10:47 AM - Thu Dec 19 2019

2 questions regarding purchases for clarification:

1. Does buying a town settlement will make me a mayor automatically? I assume that also means that I own some parcels in my town? If yes, how many?

2. Buying a count title gives me a settlement in my county I believe, right? What happens if all settlements in the county are taken?

  1. It makes you a mayor if you are getting a town+ yes. Elder for village and hamlets.

You own majority, other than that exact number is currently unknown.

Number 2. You will need to pick a settlement that is town+ for your county purchase. There will always be 1 town+ reserved for the count.

Had to put number because it kept putting them both as 1 lmao

Headlockman - 2 months ago

Hello.,Can you get a domain before purchase of the pledge package?

Poldano - 2 months ago
@Headlockman:

Posted By Headlockman at 10:46 PM - Wed Dec 18 2019

Hello.,Can you get a domain before purchase of the pledge package?

No. You need at least a Bloodline pledge to participate in Settlers of Elyria.

acewin - 2 months ago

We need SC level crowdfunding? 1/4 billion dollar stretch goals ftw... Jeromy, give us some non-technical reassurance that this isn't just a cash grab!!

Zeek_Halykr - 2 months ago
@acewin:

Neither will they do this. They are busy with promos rn.

acewin - 2 months ago
@Zeek_Halykr:

They should take some of these funds and hire a proper marketing coordinator so these "events" aren't so obvious!

Rockotodd - 2 months ago

thank you

Rockotodd - 2 months ago

are there issues? I keep trying to buy a county and it keeps saying there is a problem with my connection to the server after I submit a new name. I've tried firefox and chrome

Marovec - 2 months ago
@Rockotodd:

Posted By Rockotodd at 8:53 PM - Wed Dec 18 2019

are there issues? I keep trying to buy a county and it keeps saying there is a problem with my connection to the server after I submit a new name. I've tried firefox and chrome

If you want up to date info, you need to watch their discord - they don't post it here.

HajimeSaikou - 2 months ago

Caspian probably could deliver the game on $4m but heres the thing, there are three factors when producing anything.

Time, Money and Quality.

To produce a game on low funds like $4m it would either take a LONG time to be a quality product OR it would be quick and nasty.

More funds mean if can be better quality or possibly quicker.

You can't have it cheap, fast AND a quality product... it's just not possible

Drudge - 2 months ago
@HajimeSaikou:

Posted By HajimeSaikou at 7:43 PM - Wed Dec 18 2019

Caspian probably could deliver the game on $4m but heres the thing, there are three factors when producing anything.

Time, Money and Quality.

To produce a game on low funds like $4m it would either take a LONG time to be a quality product OR it would be quick and nasty.

More funds mean if can be better quality or possibly quicker.

You can't have it cheap, fast AND a quality product... it's just not possible

I didn’t set the dates or budget. Caspian did.

HajimeSaikou - 2 months ago

These forums have turned in to little more than a creche!

Gracekain - 2 months ago

When can FOUNDERS play>?

Gracekain - 2 months ago
@Gracekain:

Over a year and cannot download the game to play.

Styggon - 2 months ago

Is this working for anyone yet? I still have the "You don't have any titles so can't claim a property at this time." msg when I hover over the claim button.

Aiji - 2 months ago
@Styggon:

Same here

Labbe - 2 months ago
@Styggon:

Posted By Styggon at 12/18/2019 8:38:29 PM

Is this working for anyone yet? I still have the "You don't have any titles so can't claim a property at this time." msg when I hover over the claim button.

From discord

Serpentius🌩Today at 12:30 PM
@here Salutations everyone. We encountered a couple last minute bugs we are confident we can resolve quickly, but we will need a little extra time to make sure the quality you expect from us is met. After that we'll be taking the site down to deploy the Settlers of Elyria event and the expected downtime is less than an hour. Thank you for your patience!

Styggon - 2 months ago
@Labbe:

Thank you.

Costanius - 2 months ago

AshKain, who are You?

Hutto - 2 months ago

How's my character supposed to buy land if I don't have any way to play and generate income?

Greywolf210 - 2 months ago
@Hutto:

real money. that's how they're funding the completion of the game.

HuldricFranconian - 2 months ago

Uhh...who is AshKain?

🤔

Ineluki - 2 months ago
@HuldricFranconian:

Posted By HuldricFranconian at 11:51 PM - Wed Dec 18 2019

Uhh...who is AshKain?

🤔

This is what happens when you spend all your time making bad memes 😁

Rinkuji - 2 months ago
@HuldricFranconian:

Posted By HuldricFranconian at 1:51 PM - Wed Dec 18 2019

Uhh...who is AshKain?

🤔

AshKain is one of the new hires, he is a producer. (He was the Sr. Producer of Camelot Unchained)

Kyleran - 2 months ago
@Rinkuji:

Posted By Rinkuji at 08:13 AM - Wed Dec 18 2019

Posted By HuldricFranconian at 1:51 PM - Wed Dec 18 2019

Uhh...who is AshKain?

🤔

AshKain is one of the new hires, he is a producer. (He was the Sr. Producer of Camelot Unchained)

Hrmmm, the similar indie effort which was promised for release in two years but is now coming up on the seven year mark in April, with still no confirmed date.

Will fit right in.

As Bruce Willis in Diehard once said, Welcome to the "party," Pal.

mogplayer - 2 months ago

More money? How about delivering the game within the budget set through Kickstarter? Vapourware.

VioletWinterlynn - 2 months ago
@mogplayer:

Posted By mogplayer at 05:28 AM - Wed Dec 18 2019

More money? How about delivering the game within the budget set through Kickstarter? Vapourware.

The budget set by Kickstarter wasn’t ever going to be enough. That was to get the whole thing started. Not to fully develop on.

Kyleran - 2 months ago
@VioletWinterlynn:

Posted By VioletWinterlynn at 3:30 PM - Wed Dec 18 2019

Posted By mogplayer at 05:28 AM - Wed Dec 18 2019

More money? How about delivering the game within the budget set through Kickstarter? Vapourware.

The budget set by Kickstarter wasn’t ever going to be enough. That was to get the whole thing started. Not to fully develop on.

As mentioned above, Caspian later was quoted saying he could deliver the entire game with $3-$4M and it's clearly gone well past that mark.

Similar, but less robust titles such as CU and CF have confirmed funding of $17M and $29M respectively which is likely in the range this game will need to get out the door as well.

So keep spending folks, miles to go before you sleep.

Drudge - 2 months ago
@VioletWinterlynn:

Posted By VioletWinterlynn at 12/18/2019 8:30:07 PM

Posted By mogplayer at 05:28 AM - Wed Dec 18 2019

More money? How about delivering the game within the budget set through Kickstarter? Vapourware.

The budget set by Kickstarter wasn’t ever going to be enough. That was to get the whole thing started. Not to fully develop on.

Correct but the stated budget for the full game with all the bells and whistles and testing was around 4 million. We are double that.

Aiji - 2 months ago

A game of this magnitude has to take time, it's a ground-breaking game in concept terms and uniqueness. My biggest concern isn't the length of time it's taking to develop and roll out but that it actually happens. We all have invested money into this as future players and I can't help but think every time I spend money to invest in this venture I think about it going belly-up like other games in development have in the past...ie.. Everquest Next... then we are all s... out of luck. So for me, take the time you need to build this properly (which I hope / believe you are).

Maulvorn - 2 months ago

Whose ready for some SoE drama

Scipion - 2 months ago

Three more months to prepare my network for bookshops and newspapers all over Elyria on EU-Server.

VioletWinterlynn - 2 months ago

It’s hardly any money for a game in development. Costs money and time. And there is no investor currently. Simply crowdfunded.

Marovec - 2 months ago
@VioletWinterlynn:

Posted By VioletWinterlynn at 03:24 AM - Wed Dec 18 2019

It’s hardly any money for a game in development. Costs money and time. And there is no investor currently. Simply crowdfunded.

I mean, except for when they said they already had enough money...sure.

Bazak - 2 months ago
@Marovec:

to be fair, that was all predicated on the ability to get investors, and they all seem to want to make demands about the direction of the game if i recall correctly.

Winkamus - 2 months ago

Every time I see an update for this project it's about asking for more money. Didn't we pledge a massive amount of money in the KS? Weren't we supposed to get to play this thing years ago? I don't understand. Is there an update somewhere someone can point me to that has the developers explaining where all of the money went and why we haven't gotten our hands on ANYTHING other than words on screens.

Aunt Jemima - 2 months ago
@Winkamus:

I don't have much to add, because this pretty much sums it up.

HajimeSaikou - 2 months ago

While money will be raised by SoE, it's more about not letting available domains and settlements "go to waste" on NPC's, while also attracting new people to the community and giving them the opportunity to gain titles that they may have missed by not being aware of the game sooner.

Nazgard - 2 months ago

More sale in a game that have so many years on its back with nothing to play. Great.

DerryFH - 2 months ago

Another sale event.. hooray! yay! much wow!

And here I was hoping that maybe alpha is starting.

Augustus_Aquila - 2 months ago

Welcome to New players

JohnnyViscerate - 2 months ago

hazzah!