What Is Up With The Settlements???

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Elle
24 January, 2016, 1:36 PM UTC

This is a question for Scald.


Can you please tell us what is happening with the settlements? 


Are they going to be gone anytime soon? It sure looks that way....


If it is the case that they will be done away with, than that is the final nail in the coffin on top everything else we have to endure playing this game, and I probably won't be sticking around for very long either....and I can safely say others feel exactly the same...and that is such a shame given what great game this actually is and can be when managed effectively.
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Blasphemy
24 January, 2016, 4:31 PM UTC

I don't think they will do away with settlements, every game has the stash or whatever it's called in that particular game

i just think they are trying to keep the game interesteing 
I am a daughter of a High King who is not moved by this world for my God is with me and goes before me, I do not fear because im his
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Elle
25 January, 2016, 7:57 AM UTC

Blasphemy said:


I don't think they will do away with settlements, every game has the stash or whatever it's called in that particular game

i just think they are trying to keep the game interesteing 

I understand that they want to keep the game interesting, and that is excellent. The stashes idea is a good one I agree, but why mess with what was already a good idea as well, the settlements. There definitely is something fishy going on when it comes to the settlements as it doesn't work like it used to. Been ages since they announced new ones has dropped and it seems impossible to find any on the map.


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Blasphemy
25 January, 2016, 3:03 PM UTC

ive always had issues finding settlements in Nords always had to ask a clan member to look for me 

Ive noticed the stashes where added early in app games first, so i new they where coming

If they ever did take settlements it would cause alot of angery players again, i don't think plarium would want that, they like us happy ;)
I am a daughter of a High King who is not moved by this world for my God is with me and goes before me, I do not fear because im his
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Elle
26 January, 2016, 9:11 PM UTC

With all due respect Blasphemy, that is precisely why I wanted Scald to answer the question.

Finding settlements on the map is a skill that me and others I know have learnt and thus locating them have not been an issue up until the recent changes. It is not an overstatement when I say that I personally used to find between 4 and 6 (sometimes more) emerald quarries on a very good day, 1 or 2 on a good day, and on average about 1 every 2nd to 3rd search. Meaning I ALWAYS had a em quarry or two and it was extremely rare for me to go more than a week without one, although it did happen once or twice. 

That is just the quarries.

Magic mines and all the other settlements I found like clock work, so much so that I had to pass on most of them. There was a time when I had 4 pages of settlement locations, all of the settlements having one maiden in them to hold their spot. I had such a hard time giving them all away that I decided not to hold the spots of so many any more and just leave them be.

I only actively searched for what I needed, which was usually 2 em quarries and a magic mine, then I just located settlements for my clan members if they needed it.

I am not talking about stashes here, I'm specifically asking about the settlements and why it has suddenly changed. They don't announce that new ones has dropped in the normal red alert in the chat, nor have new ones appeared in the dirigible sight range for a while now.

Something is up, all I want to know is, WHAT IT IS?

.....and somehow I think it is for Scald to answer. 

If HE says nothing is up and everything will be back to normal, then I have public record (this thread) that he said so and I can hold him to that. If HE says something else and changes will be made, then I know at least and can then decide what I need to do. 


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Elle
28 January, 2016, 6:15 AM UTC

Come on now Scald, cat got your tongue??

I know you have seen the question as after I posted this you went and started a new topic ( asking - "What is the most valuable tip you will give to new players")


....meaning you had to glance over the forum to see what is new, and therefore had to see I directed a question directly to you!!
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Scald the Bard
28 January, 2016, 9:14 PM UTC

Hi! I'm here! 

Well, Settlements will slowly disappear from Shingård soon. Updated mechanics called Stashed should completely replace them. 

There is no point in Settlements cause Stashes allow you to get more resources, this is only one of the reasons why we decided to do this.


Hope I answered your question :) What do you think about Stashes btw? 

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Adrian
28 January, 2016, 11:59 PM UTC
Never really try holding to 1 usually some coiner with a large army will come along and raid it. I just treat them as targets for PVP points.
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Elle
29 January, 2016, 7:19 AM UTC

Scald the Bard said:


Hi! I'm here! 

Well, Settlements will slowly disappear from Shingård soon. Updated mechanics called Stashed should completely replace them. 

There is no point in Settlements cause Stashes allow you to get more resources, this is only one of the reasons why we decided to do this.


Hope I answered your question :) What do you think about Stashes btw? 

Well........

It depends.......

What exactly do you mean by replacing?

If I will still be able to find "Stashes" on the open map FAR away from strongholds, like we used to with settlements, and the only things that changed are...

  1. The name of the buildings.
  2. The look of the buildings.
  3. How you capture, hold them etc
  4. And how you extract resources from them.
....then I am all for it and think it is an amazing idea.

But if not, then it probably is one of the worst decisions ever.

Look at it this way....

In this game we war, and when we war we lose troops and resources. We also need to expand our stronghold throughout. 

We need a way to rebuild again after battles, and we need the resources to expand.

Some might be able to buy that resources, while others might not have the money but they have the time to search for mines and quarries and stuff to help them. 

If you take that way, then whats the point of staying here, you're not gonna get anywhere!

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Elle
30 January, 2016, 5:35 PM UTC

So Scald, what is it, how exactly are the stashes gonna work compared to settlements? Will we still be able to find them on the open map?


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karlw
31 January, 2016, 11:20 PM UTC
hi , well me and my clan want (settlements) not stashes!! and if not good bye.. will be disbanding my clan over this soon this is the last straw.... we want (settle ments)    not stashes      thanks.
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Elle
1 February, 2016, 7:27 AM UTC

karlw said:


hi , well me and my clan want (settlements) not stashes!! and if not good bye.. will be disbanding my clan over this soon this is the last straw.... we want (settle ments)    not stashes      thanks.

Jip!! This is total BS IMO!! 

I'm more than certain now that all Plarium cares about is making money. (Their reasoning - The more they kill each other the more they have to rebuild, and if we take away their free rebuilding options the more they have to spend! )

Well, you can count me out then!

I looked forward to searching for the settlements, it was exciting and fun, and I speak for my clan as well.

The fact that it takes forever to answer a simple question (will stashes be found on the open map like settlements?) makes me believe that they don't want it to be!

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Elle
3 February, 2016, 7:18 AM UTC

Scald, oh Scald......

Ignoring the question won't make it go away........

Come on now, let's get this all in the open so that we all know what's what!!!


You already took away the settlements completely now, so how exactly is this gonna work now compared to the settlements????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
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FaZi
3 February, 2016, 8:01 AM UTC

Consider it the final warning for yourself on the forum.


You are creating spam in here & upcoming thing is BAN.


Th' rougher th' seven seas, th' smoother we sail. Ahoy! ahead ye coward
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HansPS
3 February, 2016, 12:16 PM UTC

lol - you P-guys realy dont get it.


what ever, soon you will be here all alone.

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Elle
3 February, 2016, 12:51 PM UTC

Fazi said:


Consider it the final warning for yourself on the forum.


You are creating spam in here & upcoming thing is BAN.


Ooh cool, you have powers!! How awesome!!

But before you start abusing it and ban me outa here, lets debate a few things.

Just remember that you decided to enter this conversation at own risk...

Point #1 - You don't know the definition of SPAM, so here it is.

noun

1.

irrelevant or unsolicited messages sent over the Internet, typically to large numbers of users, for the purposes of advertising, phishing, spreading malware, etc.

2.

trademark

a tinned meat product made mainly from ham.

verb

1.

send the same message indiscriminately to (a large numbers of Internet users).

Did I do any of these?? I don't think so. 

Point # 2 - You don't know the meaning of free speech, so here it is.

noun

the right to express any opinions without censorship or restraint.

Did I exercise that right? Oh I most certainly did. 

Now, a question to you. Was I in any way unfair in my statements? Any statement? Tell me where.

All Scald had to do was attend to the issue existing in an acceptable time frame.

Could've said I'll get back to you on that cause I don't know now, then gotten back to me when he had the answers, simple as that.

Ignoring an issue always makes it worse. Case in point. 


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Elle
3 February, 2016, 12:53 PM UTC
HansPS said:

lol - you P-guys realy dont get it.


what ever, soon you will be here all alone.

You definitely get it bro, I salute you! 
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FaZi
3 February, 2016, 1:10 PM UTC

before explaining anything to me just look at your posts.


This thread have question & last two reply were yours & still you reply into a new thread that there is a question for scald while there is no need for that. 


That is considered SPAM & also abuse of Post count. 


But i don't know if you ever heard of these things because the person who likes to go blah blah blah and pointing fingers at others will never understand this.



Th' rougher th' seven seas, th' smoother we sail. Ahoy! ahead ye coward
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Elle
3 February, 2016, 1:37 PM UTC

You know what? 

This is gonna get outa hand very quickly. 

So therefore let's stop this between you and me right now. Forget about me suggesting we should debate this cause that's clearly not going to happen.

Just a final note:

What happened here might just keep on happening if Plarium keeps ignoring us as the players. Just a thought. ; )

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FaZi
3 February, 2016, 1:38 PM UTC
there are some who need to be ignored, that's why i am answering to your question instead of scald. 
Th' rougher th' seven seas, th' smoother we sail. Ahoy! ahead ye coward
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