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    Posted: 11 Oct 2010 at 22:31
RELEASE OF FACTIONS AND BIOMES ONTO THE WORLD MAP ON WEDNESDAY 13OCT10


Hi all,

We will be releasing Factions and the major Biomes onto the current World Map on Wednesday the 13th of October.

In doing so, this starts a one week timer during which time you should carefully choose where to resettle your existing cities (if you wish to).  Tenaril's relocation spell will go active on Wednesday the 20th of October.  You can find more detail about how this spell will work here.

Please find below an up-to-date World Map, showing:

  • The Regions of the World: the coloured areas with large embossed font text reading (eg) "Middle Kingdom" in the centre of the map.
  • The Faction Hubs: the small white font with a drop shadow reading - eg - "Centrum" in the centre of the map
  • The Faction Names; the black font reading (eg) "Council of Illyria" in the centre of the map

The map also highlights 4 of the major biomes that will take effect from Wednesday. 

These Major Biomes are raised slightly on the map below to make them more visible, and they have been highlighted because they will have unusual new resource distributions on them, alongside some other bonuses - and penalties.  These will all be explained with the release on Wednesday.

These 4 Major Biomes are:
  • The Polar North (white, raised area at the top)
  • Marshes (a muddy green raised area found at around 150|550 in the Wolgast region)
  • Desert (yellow raised areas found at (eg) 800|-400
  • Jungle (green raised areas found in the south)

Obviously, the Faction names will mostly mean little to you at present - although some you might recognise.  We will also be releasing critical faction information (to help you make your decisions on where to move to) on Wednesday to coincide with the Faction hubs being released onto the World Map.

Please note that Wednesday's release is an interim release in terms of the world map graphics that it will show for these biomes.  We have a full set of new World Map graphics in progress at the moment, and these will be released with the v2 of the Map Interface in a couple of weeks' time.

Thank you very much for your patience, and we hope you enjoy the new world!

Best

GM Stormcrow

To see the fullsize map, please right-click on it and choose "View Image" or "Open Image in new window".  The exact option will depend on your web browser.





Edited by GM Stormcrow - 11 Oct 2010 at 22:45
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Oct 2010 at 23:01
Great news and looking forward to the release 3 cheers for the staff Smile Beer
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Well, when i saw this on the herald it was the closest i came to "Squeeee"ing that i've ever come to.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Oct 2010 at 00:33
Thank you for the updateSmile
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Hooah Illyriad staff,Hooah.ClapBeerClap
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Oct 2010 at 01:06
This all looks great!  Many thanks to the staff for all their work! Clap
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Oct 2010 at 01:27
WOOHOO!
 
I have a question.. can you clarify:
 
In the post today, it states:
"In doing so, this starts a one week timer during which time you should carefully choose where to resettle your existing cities (if you wish to).  Tenaril's relocation spell will go active on Wednesday the 20th of October."
 
In the info about the spell, it says "6. "You must cast the spell within 4 weeks of being granted it; it's not something you can save up for a rainy day :)"
 
 
So my questions are:
* Does this mean that on Wednesday, we will get the spell but cant cast it?
* Do we then have 1 week to cast it and move? Or can we cast it within 4 weeks?
 
I know we wanted to see the updates and try to figure out the best place for our alliance before jumping into it since the move is a one-shot thing.
 
Please clarify on the timing of when we can move and how long we have to decide, etc.
 
Thanks.
Faya
 
 
 
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