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Freeholds and what they mean to the solo gamer (or micro guilds)

Starting at Pioneer level, the kickstarter rewards offer a "Freehold Appearance Bundle". To me this seems to be a pretty average buy-in tier for most backers, yet I was under the impression that to construct a freehold would require a group effort. This reward seems to be a bit more personal, than something exclusive to a guild leader.

The root of my question is, for those of us in very small guilds or.. who *gasp* play alone, how would we benefit from the "Freehold Appearance Bundle" if we're unable to construct a freehold? It also seems like there will be a lot more people with appearance bundles than freeholds (or maybe im wrong and there will be room for a freehold for all, which seems unrealistic)

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  • [quote quote=14321]Starting at Pioneer level, the kickstarter rewards offer a “Freehold Appearance Bundle”. To me this seems to be a pretty average buy-in tier for most backers, yet I was under the impression that to construct a freehold would require a group effort. This reward seems to be a bit more personal, than something exclusive to a guild leader.

    The root of my question is, for those of us in very small guilds or.. who *gasp* play alone, how would we benefit from the “Freehold Appearance Bundle” if we’re unable to construct a freehold?

    [/quote]

    Make some friends and play with other people honestly. You might be thinking you are going to always play solo but it likely will be an inefficient way of playing. I am not saying there will not be solo content but they will design this game in such a way that if you want to try to build your own node it will be impossible. That means you need to work with other people. Add to that the risk of just playing in the world alone, you will have players that will kill you while you are playing solo. If you are going to be looking for people to play with let me know.
  • Thanks for the reply
    My point was more along the line of, what are we going to use all of these appearance packs for if we dont have control of the freehold? I have no problems finding a guild, but id assume any freehold we might construct is going to use someone elses appearance pack, likely the guild leaders.
    However, the appearance packs now seem very common. I should have asked if these would possibly be of any use to an individual and not so much guild only
  • I 2nd this question. If it's not YOUR freehold you're devoting yourself to, is this just going to collect dust in your inventory / mailbox?

    (Disclaimer: I agree kickstarters are for supporting a vision, not getting free lootz, but now Im curious)
  • [quote quote=14350]I 2nd this question. If it’s not YOUR freehold you’re devoting yourself to, is this just going to collect dust in your inventory / mailbox?

    (Disclaimer: I agree kickstarters are for supporting a vision, not getting free lootz, but now Im curious)

    [/quote]

    im interested in how flexbile player housing and freeholds are going to be. Its what prompted me to ask this. Seeing how common the appearance packs might be based on KS rewards gave me some hope that there will be a lot of options for *individual* players when it comes to housing and freeholds.
  • Under the info of housing it lists this currently and how it reads to me is that you can build housing in the zone apart from towns/villages etc - individual structures/plots. So perhaps this is what as a solo or small guild can build and use the appearance package on?

    I read where they said to build "freehold" housing, the zone node has to be level 3 - so maybe that is requirement to build anywhere in node zone first, before can build permanent structures?

    Or maybe just housing around the main village requires this level 3, which is linked to the village/town etc ,but can still build separate individual houses/structures elsewhere in zone. Kinda unsure at this stage exactly how it works.

    Still up to change etc, but what it sounds like to me is can build anywhere in zone and will be options for solo/small guild players.


    "Housing



    Players will have the ability to survey and develop land anywhere in the world. Be a pioneer deep in the wilderness, build the home of your dreams, and work the land to cultivate resources and supplies. Alternatively, stick with civilization and safety in numbers – purchase a home within the confines of a village and watch your investment grow as that village turns into a city.

    Homeowners in our game will have the ability to develop their plot of land as they see fit. Focus on farming, animal husbandry, or own your very own smithy. You’ll be able to specialize your land to maximize your profits or your comfort – be sure to choose wisely."
  • I assumed that the pack was usable on actual player housing. Either I'm wrong entirely or its just both. Either way, its not a kickstarter exclusive and its not the only thing to come with the pioneer pack. Lots of people would probably buy into this even if it wasnt there.
  • I am curious if one manages to build a freehold out in the woods is it attack-able since it is outside the city confines and destroy-able??
  • [quote quote=14691]I am curious if one manages to build a freehold out in the woods is it attack-able since it is outside the city confines and destroy-able??

    [/quote]

    Yeah that's something I would like to know as well. It's one thing to be able to build something out in the wild but if anyone can just come along and destroy it while you aren't there that kinda sucks.
  • From what I understand, freehold is definitely something a solo player can build, but to get all the materials you either need to trade with other people, or be jack of all trades, therefore perhaps not being able to customise it as much. Hopefully, there is storage besides inside house /home, so you can use an alt. And hopefully, if freeholds are attackable, doing that flags the player or players as aggressive (like it does if they attack other players), alert people nearby and increase their death penalty.

    I'd love to build a freehold, but it might also be unprotected, like "free-" implies. Perhaps if you put up some "defences" when you go away or log out, it cannot be attacked (maybe only during node siege), so you have to spend resources to keep it safe.
  • [quote quote=14430]Under the info of housing it lists this currently and how it reads to me is that you can build housing in the zone apart from towns/villages etc – individual structures/plots. So perhaps this is what as a solo or small guild can build and use the appearance package on?

    I read where they said to build “freehold” housing, the zone node has to be level 3 – so maybe that is requirement to build anywhere in node zone first, before can build permanent structures?

    Or maybe just housing around the main village requires this level 3, which is linked to the village/town etc ,but can still build separate individual houses/structures elsewhere in zone. Kinda unsure at this stage exactly how it works.

    Still up to change etc, but what it sounds like to me is can build anywhere in zone and will be options for solo/small guild players.

    “Housing

    Players will have the ability to survey and develop land anywhere in the world. Be a pioneer deep in the wilderness, build the home of your dreams, and work the land to cultivate resources and supplies. Alternatively, stick with civilization and safety in numbers – purchase a home within the confines of a village and watch your investment grow as that village turns into a city.

    Homeowners in our game will have the ability to develop their plot of land as they see fit. Focus on farming, animal husbandry, or own your very own smithy. You’ll be able to specialize your land to maximize your profits or your comfort – be sure to choose wisely.”

    [/quote]

    thank you, this cleared up a lot of questions for me. ( i need to be a better reader :)
  • About if a freehold is attackable


    http://i.imgur.com/1ei6uu0.png

    http://i.imgur.com/dDwinhX.png

    About what a freehold is and where it can be:

    http://i.imgur.com/miED6Ff.png
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