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EK Trading/Social/RP Hub - Is it a reality for Small/Medium Guilds?

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So I have seen a lot of guilds that are proposing that their EK corner of the world will be the trading hub of Crowfall. The reality is that there will be some big, elaborate EKs with no one in them. The only exception to this will be the 150+ ACTIVE member guilds that have their own corner of the world. But for the 20 member, 50 member, 10 member guilds, you will have lots of cool stuff with no one to be there to use it.

I think the "EK Trading Hub" can be a reality for the small/medium sized guilds, but it will require those guilds to put pride aside and work with multiple guilds to create something all of them can be proud of to keep the "vision" of their EK alive. This means designing a collaborative world and allotting parcels based on active members of each guild. 

What would this look like? Let's say we were to start with my guild. We have a Mountain Citadel, a Large Fortress, multiple Fort Lodges and multiple Guild Halls as our highlights. While we would love to name our kingdom Blackheart, give names to the different areas and tkae up all the space with our 80+ parcels--it is simply not that important. We would much rather share this EK with multiple guilds, have collaborative naming for the EK, the fiefs, etc. in order to create vibrant, living EK.

Our guild is certainly ready to put our pride aside and collaborate with others to create this concept. This can be especially appealing to guilds that may not have access to the Citadels, Large Forts, etc. This allows them to be a part of it as well. Thoughts? Interest?

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People want easy, so there will be a few giant EKs where most people congregate to find what they need.  Maybe at times you might end up doing trades in smaller EKs for whatever reason but generally serious guilds are socializing on third party voice apps so as far as trading goes why not just go to the largest EKs with the largest populations that are more likely to have someone that has what you need or wants what you have.

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Good point. Go to the larger EKs, but what EKs will be poised to be "large"? Maybe a larger guild or maybe a collaboration of small to medium guilds? The purpose of the post is to check thoughts and interest from smaller guilds that want to make that "large" EK.

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2 minutes ago, Ebonith said:

Good point. Go to the larger EKs, but what EKs will be poised to be "big"? Maybe a larger guild or maybe a collaboration of small to medium guilds? The purpose of the post is to check thoughts and interest from smaller guilds that want to make that "big" EK.

If ACE had infinite resources you could see small to medium guilds working together to succeed in creating a competitive "big" EK.  The reality of it is is that crowfall is currently a number dependent game, which means the guilds that will be getting most of the best stuff will rely on numbers, and they will funnel that back out to the EKs and dictate where all of the most desirable stuff ends up.

If ACE can come up with lots of rulesets and develop a playerbase large enough to keep the machine going then sure they could figure out ways for small and medium guilds to compete with larger guilds, but they have yet to show much of anything that doesn't favor large zerg type guilds.

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50 minutes ago, Ebonith said:

So I have seen a lot of guilds that are proposing that their EK corner of the world will be the trading hub of Crowfall. The reality is that there will be some big, elaborate EKs with no one in them. The only exception to this will be the 150+ ACTIVE member guilds that have their own corner of the world. But for the 20 member, 50 member, 10 member guilds, you will have lots of cool stuff with no one to be there to use it.

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I would think people would trade away or sell their parcels they can't use.

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