Frequently asked questions
- How does the vassal system work?
- What are the various ranks?
- How do I make someone else a noble/vassal/etc?
- What are tokens?
- Does the player have to be in the EK for me to assign them a rank or transfer tokens?
- Who is the "parcel owner" and what can they do?
- If I build or place something in another player's world, is it locked there?
- What happens to attachable items when a building is removed?
- I'm a vassal who set up a vendor in someone else's EK. What happens to that vendor's inventory if I get kicked out of the EK?
- If I placed a building or parcel in another EK and it gets removed, what happens if my Spirit Bank is full?
- Who can wake up an Eternal Kingdom?
- I don't think it's working! What am I doing wrong?
How does the vassal system work?
By subdividing the world and granting pieces of it to others, monarchs (the Eternal Kingdom’s owner) can grant permissions to citizens to manage their EKs as they choose. This allows guilds or groups of friends to pool their resources and build massive cities, fortresses, and marketplaces together.
What are the various ranks?
Each of the ranks in the vassal system has a specific set of permissions that come along with it. These ranks can be given and removed only by certain ranks above them.
The monarch has full administrative rights over their Kingdom. There is only one monarch.
Nobles can place and move parcels (and buildings on those parcels) and appoint vassals.
Vassals can place and move buildings on parcels on which they’ve been named a vassal.
Citizens are on the allowed players list and can log in even if the EK is private.
Visitors are the default rank of anyone else in an EK.
How do I make someone else a noble/vassal/etc?
In the first iteration of vassals, all of the permissions will be granted through slash commands typed into chat. In the future, there will be UI that goes along with this, which will make things more user-friendly. Here’s a list of commands currently in use.
/ekinvite [player] & /ekuninvite [player] - This manages the Allowed Players list, and includes allowing another player access even if your EK is private.
/ekban [player] & /ekunban [player] - This manages the Banned Players list.
/ekremove [player] - Use this command to disconnect a player from your EK.
/eklist - View the Allowed Players list.
/ekaddnoble [player] - This adds the player to the Noble list.
/ekremovenoble [player] - This removes the player from the Noble list.
/eklistnobles - View the Noble list.
/ekaddvassal [player] - This adds the player to the Vassal list for the parcel you're standing on, up to the maximum for this parcel.
/ekremovevassal [player] - This removes the player from the Vassal list of the parcel you're standing on.
/eklistvassals - View this parcel's Vassal list.
/ekchangetokens [player] [type] [size] [count] - Change the number of tokens assigned to a vassal on the parcel you're standing on. Size is SX, S, M, LG, XL, and type is building or defense. Using a negative number in [count] will remove that number of specified tokens.
/eklisttokens - View a list of players who have been assigned tokens for the parcel you're standing on and how many for each player.
What are tokens?
Every parcel has a limit to the number of buildings and assets that can be placed on it the number of which is dependent on the type of parcel. We call these counters “tokens”. To illustrate this idea: a city stronghold parcel can hold more and larger buildings than a village parcel.
Tokens come in several sizes (XS, S, M, L, XL) and two types (building and defense). Building tokens are exactly as they sound and are tied to the buildings that can be placed on that parcel (cottages, villas, manors, etc). Defense tokens refer to defensive structures like walls, towers, and gatehouses. If a parcel offers five large building tokens, then only five large buildings can be placed there.
Each parcel has a specific set of tokens, which are by default assigned to the parcel owner when that piece of land is placed. The parcel owner can then transfer a number of those tokens to vassals of that parcel, allowing that vassal to place and move their own building(s) of that type and size on that parcel. The parcel owner can also reduce the number of tokens available to a vassal at any time.
Does the player have to be in the EK for me to assign them a rank or transfer tokens?
No! They don’t even have to be online. However, you do need to be on the parcel in question to promote someone to vassal of that parcel or transfer that parcel’s tokens to someone.
Who is the "parcel owner" and what can they do?
Whoever places the parcel in the world (be it the monarch or noble) is the owner of that parcel. They have the ability to move and remove the parcel, and to place buildings on it. They also receive all tokens for that parcel when it’s placed.
If I build or place something in another player's world, is it locked there?
If you decide to leave an EK – or if you are removed by the monarch – all of your assets will be moved into your Spirit Bank. A monarch can eject parcels at any time; the parcel owner can eject buildings from any parcel they own. This will transfer the parcel or building back to its original owner. So if you are a vassal on Bob’s parcel and Bob decides to eject a cottage you placed, that cottage will return to your Spirit Bank.
What happens to attachable items when a building is removed?
Attachables like stalls, crafting tables, and decorations will move right along with that building!
I'm a vassal who set up a vendor in someone else's EK. What happens to that vendor's inventory if I get kicked out of the EK?
If your vendor is removed by a noble or monarch, the vendor and any inventory they held will be transferred to your Spirit Bank. The inventory is removed from the vendor and transferred separately, so the items won’t stay in the vendor’s inventory.
If I placed a building or parcel in another EK and it gets removed, what happens if my Spirit Bank is full?
The removed item(s) will go into an overflow state in your Spirit Bank. They’ll be inaccessible until you remove enough from your Spirit Bank to make space for them, at which point they’ll reappear and you can move and use them as normal.
Who can wake up an Eternal Kingdom?
Currently, only the monarch (the Kingdom’s owner) can wake it. In the future we plan to allow nobles to do so, as well.
I don't think it's working! What am I doing wrong?
Keep in mind that a player's username must be typed exactly as it's seen, including capitalization. If you wanted to make Tyrant a noble of your Kingdom, typing /ekaddnoble tyrant wouldn't work. So make sure you're using /ekaddnoble Tyrant when you want to let him build in your EK!