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    I wanted to let everyone know about a new site, http://sotatravelguide.com/

    SotATravelGuide.com is going to be a spoiler-free guide to Novia with a focus on player run towns, events, shops, etc... The idea is to give players an immersive guide to the world that focused not on quests/crafting/NPCs, but rather on the more dynamic elements which a player-run-economy brings. It’s generally modeled after the type of travel guide one might pick up when traveling overseas. There are a few entries in based on the pre-alpha releases, with the hope of adding everyone here to the content. You can get an idea of the thinking if you look at http://sotatravelguide.com/pax-lair/

    I know many of you have ideas for stores, player-run-towns, and so forth that you are planning, and I would love to get those included. I realize location is not known right now, but I figure we can add those entries in now and change them as things become a reality.
    Please contact myself or @royalsexy, we’d love to hear from you.
     
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    Great work. I really like this and the way it's laid out. I'm sure I will visit it often.

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    Ditto - Great work!
     
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    Thank you guys for the kind comments and likes. If any of you are planning any player-run content, please reach out to me so I can get it included. Even if you're not sure exactly what you are going to do, I would enjoy having the conversation and jotting down some ideas.
     
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    I love the overhead map by Ashlynn. Any way to make these for other areas as well? (Not sure how it was done.)

    >> Map by Ashlynn << from the SotA Travel Guide
     
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    Fantastic idea!

    I have two community buildings I will be running for sure:
    1 - Sundries from beneath -
    This will be a vendor shop above ground (hopefully a lighthouse), and below ground it will be a public library collecting all the books possible in the game.
    2 - The Stone Mug - Inn and Tavern (name may be a place holder).
    This will be a tavern and an inn renting rooms.

    Some really awesome ideas for both, but I dont want to say to much on them until I roll out the websites for them, which will be soon. Will come back and post them at that time.

    I might have a third community building ill be setting up, but need to wait to confirm that a LOTM 1, will get the town bonus lot, or if its jsut LotM 2. IF LotM 1 gets it - the third will be:

    3 - Treasures of the deep (name may be a place holder)
    Community Crafting hall
    Also with some rather interesting ideas I do not want to share until I roll out the web site *winks*

    Did a post on your new site!
    http://www.thecaverns.net/Wordpress/need-travel-guide/
     
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    This is amazing! I'm never going to get time to play because all these fan projects are so good. You should definitely publish these in game. Maybe the dev team can make some sort of upload template for quicker book production so you don't have to duplicate work. :)
     
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    Very nice Unseen! An ambitious project given how large New Britannia will be!
     
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    Thanks for the shout out Stile. I realize most people who are planning shops and such are in the early planning stage. I just wanted to start collection a 'who to bug' list :)
     
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    Did I mention we'll be looking for writers? :)
     
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    Wow, I had not even thought about making in game versions of these....I love it!
    /add ToDoList InGameBooks
     
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    Thanks @Sir Stile Teckel and @Amberraine for the publicity! It's going to be a work in progress for many years to come I suspect, as towns and places change. If we published it in game there'd have to be different editions, maybe the 2014 edition could become a collector's item one day...
     
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    This looks excellent! A great start to what will likely be one of the top sites for years to come.

    Might I suggest adding where these locations are located on the map. (as a future consideration)
     
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    Nice Thanks
     
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    Yes, that is much needed. I would love to have a map like PaxLair provided with everything numbered, but until then I need to add more 'on the west side of town....'
     
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    Oh no, I mean even at a Macro Level (like where it's at in the Vale) or once the mainland opens up, where it's at there. The Pax Lair map was great too.
     
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    Good idea Baron Drocis, have uploaded a basic map from our sotawiki friends and written in the town's we have pages for
     
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    Great work, UnseenDragon! Bookmarked and definitely will visit this site often. Also, really like that map that Ashlynn created!
     
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    Oh im not in the early phases *grins*. I have some very solid ideas, some of which I havent seen anyone voice yet (and as you know, I get around. uh, that doesnt sound right). I also have the necessary property, housing, and some items. Themes, etc.

    Just don't want to reveal all the details until I unveil the website. Soon I hope.. im chomping at the bit to do them and present stuff, but *sighs* priorities.
     
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