October 16th, 2012
Conquering an existing settlement is certainly a way to gain a settlement but that is beyond the scope of this article. Today were going to cover the process of gaining unclaimed land to begin building your settlement.
Claiming land is straight forward but far from easy. You simply plant a conquest flag on an unclaimed region of the world and do your best to make it survive one hour. Sounds easy, right? You can already see yourself taking over the entire world, huh? Heh, keep reading.
A conquest flag will be costly to build and relatively easy to destroy. Unlike structures and a settlement banner, conquest flags can be destroyed by normal melee and missile attacks.
Chances are also very likely that you won’t be the only one vying for ownership of the region. Upon entering a region, you will know if it is being contested and by how many flags. It is up to you to find the other flags and destroy them before its too late, all the while trying to defend your own flag. Still feeling froggy about starting a settlement? Keep reading cowboy.
Should your flag last the hour, you will gain control over the region and your flag will change into a settlement banner with your selected colors and designs.
Congratulations! You’re now a lord of a region ... with no buildings, walls or NPC guards.
Next time we’ll get into how to build and manage a settlement on your newly claimed lands.
The typical design disclaimer: the survival time of a conquest flag might be tweaked if testing reveals the need.