There's a lot to read there, so here's the short version
The celebrations start on 1st May and are 'split' into weekly chunks.
At the start of the celebration period, existing backers receive a (non cumulative) reward based on the amount they pledged.
- Below $250 : 10% Store Credit
- $250-$349 : Bonus Spark of Life
- $350-$499 : Spark of Life + $10 Store Credit
- $500-$749 : Elyrian Package + $10 Store Credit
- $750-$999 : Pioneer Package + $10 Store Credit
- $1,000-$2,499 : Settler Package
- $2,500-$4,999 : Mayor Package
- $5,000-$9,999 : Magistrate Package
- $10,000 and up : Courtier Package
Week 1Introduces a 10% discount on all pledges made during May 2017 and a 100% influence and store credit earned on friend codes used during the month.
Week 2An exposition point sale starts plus a very nice looking offer of 3000 EP for $200.
Week 3For the last two weeks of May, Soulbound will be running a couple of raffles, one for Villager Tokens and one for Guild Tokens. Raffle prizes can't be announced till after server selection because there'll be a winner on each server.
Players will be able to transfer their guild tokens from the third week in May.
As a furher incentive to do this:
- The winning settlements are guaranteed to have a major story event occur in their settlement!
- The winning organizations will be written into the lore and history of Elyria as we continue to develop the game!
Week 4Yet to be announced, it's described on the CoE website as a surprise so we'll just have to wait and see :)
Other NewsBut that's not all. We also learned that people who bought multiple packages can merge them with the purchased items, etc. stacking - except for Kingdoms, Duchies, and Counties which, instead, become double domains. Settlements become 2x in size.
We found out how gifting works: basically you keep the influence, the person receiving the gift gets everything else.
Similar thing happens if you transfer your title and lands. You keep the influence and all the package items but your beneficiary gets all items under the Titles & Nobility along with the accompanying villa or manor
NOTE: All of these promotions will end at 10AM PDT on June 1st.