What’s new in The Buried Sea, Fellowships!
On those heavy raid nights everyone is usually raiding with their guildmates, but what do they do during the raiding downtimes? Many people find themselves grouping with friends from other guilds and people that might not have a guild.
Fellowships are a form of mini-guild that can co-exist with normal guilds and support a maximum of 9 members. They are aimed at all players, but are particularly aimed at players who have a group of friends they play with consistently.
Features of Fellowships
The basic fellowship structure is very similar to that of a guild. Players that are in the same fellowship will share a special fellowship channel and have access to easy travel to other members of the fellowship.
Similar to guild chat, members who are in a fellowship together will have access to a fellowship chat channel that is permanently active on their characters and only accessible by other members of that fellowship.
Once a fellowship has been created, any three members of a fellowship can work together to create a campfire; one member will create the campfire and two other members are required to be nearby. Once a campfire has been created, it serves as a teleport destination for members of that fellowship.
In addition, the campfire be upgraded to provide aura effects to fellowship members who are near it. These upgraded campfires are expendable and, once used, will only last for a period of time before they have to be repurchased. All campfires will last for one hour or until the fellowship discards it.
Only one campfire can exist in the world per fellowship at any particular time. Trying to create a new campfire while one already exists will give an error message. The person who created a campfire can remove the campfire at any time from anywhere in the world. In addition, campfires will naturally fade away after one hour.
When a player creates or joins a fellowship, they gain a fellowship token. This token marks their membership to the faction and enables them to teleport to the fellowship's campfire if the player is eligible for access to the area where the campfire exists. If a player loses their token, they can return to the fellowship merchant and purchase a new one without having to reapply to the fellowship. The teleportation function is disabled in areas were teleportation is restricted.
Creating a Fellowship
To create a fellowship, players must journey to a particular NPC in the Plane of Knowledge. This NPC will take payment from the players in return for creating a fellowship with the players who are in the group at the time. Everyone in the group must be in the zone and must accept entry to the fellowship. At least three people must accept for the fellowship to be created at all. The person who initiates the creation of the fellowship will be considered the leader of the fellowship. The leader of a fellowship can add and remove members by visiting a fellowship NPC.
Joining an Existing Fellowship
If there is an open spot in the fellowship, a player can join by going to the fellowship creation NPC along with the leader of the fellowship to obtain a fellowship token.
We wanted you and your friends to have an easier way of setting up your casual groups. Fellowships are designed for that purpose.