We are finally implementing over the next couple of days, our Colony system. We’ve had this in the backlog for the last couple of years, but never implemented it, as we never had many sims yet and the community was so new.
With more and more active players and larger communities joining us, it is time we implement it.
Basically, like other systems have and people know of, the Colony system is much like a ‘Clan’ system or ‘Family’ system.
Everyone who is an owner of a Region Server will receive this update for free.
Have a read at the features it will have, and feel free to add into the discussion, what you would like to see in such a system which would make it more versatile, perhaps more flexible, perhaps more gamified and more fun for the community.
Region Owners will be able to go to the website and set up their colony name.
You will be able to create ‘Player Titles’ which you can assign to your members.
There will be a ‘sign’ which you can rez on your land (free with the region servers) and it will display your colonies picture which you set on the region server already, it will display the name of your colony as well as other things, like total members.
Players will be able to click on your sign to request to join your colony. Players can be invited in and become part of your colony.
A player will be able to pick one of the titles you have assigned to them through your colony page and in-game it will show up in the meter.
Currently, the meter shows the default titles ‘SLC Explorer’ or ‘Patron Supporter’.
By default, players that aren’t in a colony will display Wanderer of SLColonies and once a member of someone’s colony will display “Title” of “Name” Colony.
We are thinking of having the Suffix Colony change based on the number of members in a given colony. For example:
- 1 to 5 members = Family (Title of “Name” Family)
- 6 to 10 members = Farm (Title of “Name” Farm)
- 11 to 20 members = Clan (Title of “Name” Clan)
- 21+ Members = Colony (Title of “Name” Colony)
We could even do something like allowing a region owner to set up custom ‘Profession or Role’ names. So you could title a Ranger instead Samurai, but the system will treat them the same. A farmer is known as a Peasant instead and so on.
We can do a lot more with colonies later on as we expand on this system. But we are open to your input.
What do you think?