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Hope Ridge Project

Printed From: Illyriad
Category: The World
Forum Name: Broken Lands
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Printed Date: 25 Jul 2021 at 01:26
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Topic: Hope Ridge Project
Posted By: Etherea
Subject: Hope Ridge Project
Date Posted: 03 Dec 2019 at 19:15
    As most of you are already aware, 4WT has begun a project with Hope Ridge, working on building it up as a Centrum like hub for the Broken Lands. 
    Broken Lands players have been calling out for a primary hub in the Southern Continent for years now, and Hope Ridge represents what makes Centrum what it is, a centrally located hub, friendly to all races for trade purposes. These are the reasons this hub was chosen for this project. 
    It was brought to my attention recently though that one thing in this venture is missing that would complete and cement it as a primary hub. The designation as such by the Dev team by making it visible to all capital cities as they have done with Centrum. It was also mentioned by another player that to accomplish this most readily unity of purpose and desire would need to be shown to the Dev team to let them know that this is something that all players with interests in the BL would like to happen. 


   I am asking all that are aware of this effort to do two things. 
   1. Use the Illy grapevine and pass the word along to anyone you think would be interested in aiding this effort. 
   2. All players with a sincere desire to see this happen and name Hope Ridge as a centralized primary hub in the BL, please write a petition to the Dev team letting them know you wish for them to make it visible on all capital cities on accounts. 

  I hope with everyones effort we can see this happen, and Broken Lands will finally have what it has wanted for years.... A hub of thier very own. 

   Thank you to all, 

Posted By: Etherea
Date Posted: 03 Dec 2019 at 19:35
Ammendment: Since the petition system is intended for problems or issues related to gameplay I have created a "petition" on game enhancements and features. Please make comment there to make your wishes known to the Dev team." rel="nofollow -


Posted By: Lagavulin
Date Posted: 03 Dec 2019 at 19:44
Hi Etherea,
I like the idea at first reading. After review I may add my name to your petition. Regardless of my decision, good luck!

Posted By: scottfitz
Date Posted: 03 Dec 2019 at 19:56
Or, the Council of Illyria could open a new Trade Hub at 0,-2300, the dead center of the Broken Lands.

Posted By: Etherea
Date Posted: 03 Dec 2019 at 19:59
It is possible I suppose, but since Hope Ridge is not too far off center, we just started ramping up interest there. 

Posted By: scottfitz
Date Posted: 03 Dec 2019 at 20:28
Certainly, Hope Ridge is a good choice, just lacks the symmetry of Centrum.  

Posted By: Robertscott
Date Posted: 14 Dec 2019 at 11:29
+ 1 for Hope Ridge, being coequal with Centrum, not having to choose one or the other.

Posted By: MayzieP
Date Posted: 17 Dec 2019 at 14:55
Hello Etherea and all,

Thank you for starting this. As a player with all cities currently in BL, I'd love to see a centralized Trade Hub similar to what's in Centrum, whether it's Hope Ridge or some new location in the center of the lands.

Posted By: Irwin
Date Posted: 24 Dec 2019 at 23:03
Im sick and tired of this second hub stuff. What part do you people not understand.


Like a retarded 5 y.o. setting up a lemonade stand in his back yard.

I mean, volume items like saddles, needed constantly by every active player in game, can go 24 hrs without movement buy/sell in Centrum so lets water things down further.

Posted By: Salamander
Date Posted: 24 Dec 2019 at 23:40
Centrum is the highest of 8 hubs  I can see .  Selling for 3 times the cost of materials to build.  Why would anyone buy without a tournnament going on to push demand .

Posted By: TheBillPN
Date Posted: 26 Dec 2019 at 15:37
Originally posted by Irwin Irwin wrote:

Im sick and tired of this second hub stuff. What part do you people not understand.


Like a retarded 5 y.o. setting up a lemonade stand in his back yard.

I mean, volume items like saddles, needed constantly by every active player in game, can go 24 hrs without movement buy/sell in Centrum so lets water things down further.

There is no reason not to set up a second hub. Anyone who lives in the broken lands does not want a 3-15 day journey to Centrum to buy and sell things. 

There is easily enough volume of many things. You mentioned saddles. A quick look tells me there are 15 sell orders in Centrum and 4 in Hope Ridge, only a quarter, but for a newly established hub against THE CENTRAL GAME-LIFE-LONG hub, that's fantastic. And they're cheaper. And, everyone i know, makes their own saddles, or doesn't use them at all. I personally make my own, because i only ever need small amount of horse units for speed, i make archers far more often. 

Basic resources have a much higher turnover, crafted specialist items are higher turnover, saddles really were a poor example to use. 

People will sell when it is easier for them to sell. With a closer and more active hub in the Broken Lands, i can see trading alliances and members and even regular players having much more incentive to craft and trade and fill that hub up. It has been my experience that BL players do town to town trading far more often within alliances because its faster than just going to Centrum and back again. I myself and some alliance friends are all setting up crafting and sending resources to Hope Ridge to support the initiative. 

And there is no need to insult people trying to improve and change their playing experience. If you want to see more volume in the hubs, buy from them more, encourage people to buy from them, and people will start making more. I can speak from experience that it is much more encouraging to want to make a certain item if it sells. If i make an order of 10,000 saddles and no-one buys them, im not going to make any more, and if i do, im not going to put up an order for them until the first one sells. A perfect example of this one: i put up a 10 million order of basic resources. I have over 100 million total basic resources in centrum that i wont sell til my first orders sell. 

Posted By: Irwin
Date Posted: 29 Dec 2019 at 06:05
Your mostly right I guess. I'm still a little bitter about the potential this game had before the devs abandoned it to go play browser spaceships. The plans for illy had a great many people, me included, very exited, and I firmly believe we could have eventually had thousands of active players not to mention a vibrant market.
 The market system set-up, while rudimentary and unpolished (unfortunately still), was part of the framework that pointed toward big league potential for Illyriad.

Posted By: Kayla
Date Posted: 21 Jan 2020 at 00:28
I support Hope Ridge in the BL. Sorry that Irwin doesn't. I agree that BL needs it's own Central Hub. Would make it much easier for BL players to access it in reasonable time. 
 Hoping the Devs take serious consideration of Hope Ridge Smile

Posted By: Beleg
Date Posted: 01 Apr 2021 at 01:06
Hope Ridge is now officially the Broken Lands central hub, visible to all capitals:" rel="nofollow -

Posted By: Sif
Date Posted: 13 Apr 2021 at 22:33
I think that would be much beter insted of making visable hub at bl to make invisable centrum.
And make visable only the closer hub
 this would give a more realistic meaning to trade and to be a trader

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