With people working on redetailing area covered in mist, I came with idea to make new area a bit more interesting: Allow tribes to build outposts in it.
You are most likely thinking what outpost? how do they differ from normal tribe? So let me begin:
Outpost are essentially extra totems that tribe can put on ground. Totem would have to be build and carried unlike the tribal totem. Totem should be rather expensive. Outpost area does not grow and is mostly mechanically identical to normal tribe area.
So what is use of this? This is going to be long one but bear with me(pun intended):
Since Jooky's idea of Xsyon was UO where towns are build by people lets take a moment to think about it. In UO towns were mostly safe areas, place where you could trade, talk, craft, things like that. Xsyon prelude is supposed to be time when those towns are build, but Xsyons towns would still differ a lot:
UO towns were mostly safe to everyone and they had banks. In Xsyon "towns" are only safe for their builder which does not promote people to go from "town" to "town" to trade and such.
In UO wilderness was FFA area. In Xsyon this is the same.
In UO people would sometime build their own cities and houses near valuable locations(value could be mobs or ore). In Xsyon there isn't really areas that really differ from each other. People want to build near trash piles but there is no difference between each pile and these piles will eventually run out of resources. This is where outposts and new area that is currently covered in mist come in:
Current tribe locations could be though as static towns in UO and outposts would be small encampment or such where tribe would store valuables from new area and organize teams to gather these valuables.
So lets take a look what this would bring us:
-Current tribe areas could be more humane if tribe would want so
-Outposts serve as temporal storage for valuables from new area
So what would prevent tribe from spamming outposts? War:
Lets look it this way: If there would be mechanic that would allow tribe totems to be removed you would lose ALL. You would never ever lose ALL in EVE, UO, Darkfall, MO: you had banks. You could put items in bank and if you would lose all stuff you were CARRYING you could take new items from bank. Xsyon does not have this feature so I am thinking that tribe area could work as this bank.
So outposts would be something to fight for.Wage war to prevent enemy tribe from gaining resources from new areas. Tribe could start war with another tribe and after war starts both tribes could destroy each others outpost totems and steal what ever is in them.
Maybe new areas would not have all stuff that is currently located in prelude area so people would have to transport stuff from prelude area to new area and vice versa.
So what do you guys think? What flaws do you think this idea holds? How could they be fixed or maybe you have even better suggestion?