Life is Feudal MMO Launches 17 Nov 2017

Well technically it’s the Launch of the Open beta….but there’s no more wipes! So of all intensive purposes this is truly the launch we’ve been training and waiting for. SSR is making some last tweaks to our launch plans so we can ensure we have the best launch strategy possible. If you purchased Life is Feudal YO then you get a FREE character for the launch. If you purchased a supporter pack then you get even earlier access up to 24 hours.

Check out the date and times and see when you’ll be let into the game.

You can get involved by hopping on our Discord server. We’ve switched off of TeamSpeak 3 and our forums in favor of the future of MMO gaming and automated guild admin. Our Discord server acts like a voice app and forums all rolled into one with automated bots that take care of a lot of our admin tasks.

Join our Discord server by following this URL invite: http://discord.SilverSunRepublic.com.

Join a Proven MMORPG Community

Join us in Life is Feudal and help us build something great so you can be part of our history:

  • It took the entire server to take us out in Darkfall Online
  • We built the most successful RP community in Age of Conan
  • We’re continually approached to broker deals between other guilds

Our reputation speaks for itself with our proven track record; you can join us to achieve something greater and be part of a solid team to level up your fun.

We hope to see you there!

Good Bye Forums; Hello Discord and WordPress Integration!

Over the next few weeks we will begin transitioning away from our forums (they have served us well over the past 15+ years!) and moving towards a new evolution of community management that is being developed by us as part of the next generation of forward looking gaming guilds.  Through a series of bots, database tie ins and leveraging our WordPress install we will begin rolling out a whole new look at the way communities communicate and automate basic functions to ensure that you get to do what you came here to do … PLAY GAMES!

The Silver Sun Republic has a ton of depth to it and that generally means a lot of admin overhead to make the group run, which tends to take away from leadership presence inside the game and that’s a whole lot of bad juju.  To fix this we are working on a series of Discord bots that will work hand in hand with our website and even our Life is Feudal: Your Own server!  Whaaaaaat?  That sounds like SkyNet or some such nonsense, right?  It kind of does and our goal is to completely automate the mundane tasks of make sure members are taken care of from an administrative perspective.

Da Bots, Boss, Da Bots!

Work has already begun on a series of bots that will take the form of the core Officer positions of the Republic to help familiarize new members with the in-game presence of our human officers and what sort of jobs they handle.  The automation of these bots will free up the “paperwork” and overhead of running a guild outside the game so that our Officers can focus on being inside the game world where their leadership is most crucial.

Without further adieu, introducing your future cast of Bots:

Prefect Bot

Prefects are Officers of the Ministry of State and are seen as the mentors, mediators and moderators of the Republic dealing with new members, registration and getting new immigrants settled into the nation.  With the advent of the Prefect-Bot, registration will now be handled entirely on Discord and our WordPress site by allowing new members to type @Prefect-Bot immigrate [emailAddress].  Prefect-Bot will take their nickname from Discord along with their E-Mail Address and register an account for them.  After that it will whisper them a token for redemption on our website and add them to Immigrant Role.  Those who only want to register as guests can use the guest-register command.  Once a member has registered, they can log into the site, set their password and access the Immigration panel which will serve as a tutorial to the Republic.  It will also enable features in our Life is Feudal: Your Own server allowing immigrants to undertake a “Quest” using modded NPCs to learn more about the Republic or take a series of tests on our website to advance to full membership as Commoners.

Prefect-Bot will also allow users to report crimes, ask simple questions as part of a FAQ and access basic laws of the Republic while in Discord.

Commerciante bot

One of the greater accomplishments of the Republic has been to design an internal economy that works to enhance the mechanics of whatever MMO we’re playing; unfortunately, it’s a huge pain in the neck to execute unless the game specifically supports it with certain features.  FEAR NOT, oh future entrepreneurs and economic geniuses, we have a solution and it is in the form of a bot for the Ministry of Commerce.

We have our own currency, the Scudii, and in the past it was a whole lot of manual labor to record values of items donated to the coffers of the Republic, but now we can automate that entire process with the use of a Bot.  When anyone donates materials to the Republic, they will report that to the Commerciante-Bot and a human Commerciante will be able to verify the fact that it made it into Republic storage via a web interface.  They will then deposit Scudii of sufficient value into that citizen’s internal Republic bank account through a simple green checkmark button on the panel.  If it is not correct, they can hit a red ‘X’ and cancel the deposit.  This splits the cost of labor and effort without having a poor officer spend half their game time recording values of random crap.

In addition, we will be able to bring back our contracting system that allows citizens to bid on contracts for private exchanges or to support the needs of the Republic.  This allows us to pay in in-game currency or using Scudii thus extending the economy of the Republic.

We can also automate business licensing and allow merchants/crafters to create companies that pay registration fees generating revenue for the Republic.  Access to bid on certain contracts can be limited to those in the licensed contracting Role who have paid for their licenses as a contractor.

Following all that up, we will also be able to maintain public price lists that can fluctuate based on supply and demand as well as Republic stock levels automatically through the back end database allowing a sort of Stock Market to emerge for those who desire an even further extension of the economic game.

Herald bot

On top of all the other features we already have a calendar bot, but we want to extend that set of commands as well by implementing a Herald-Bot who is the Officer of the Executive Ministry.  The Herald-Bot will be your source for events, news and announcements regarding in-game events and community happenings.  Promotions, achievements and all around recognition can be handled via the Herald Bot who will automate further role assignments and ranks, titles and awards processing for members.  Someone did something especially awesome in the field?  Report it to Herald-Bot and we’ll make sure they get recognized for their accomplishments.

Lieutenant Bot

Possibly my favorite of all of our new bots, the Lieutenant-Bot will automate a lot of the depth and structure we seek to implement in our military.  Not only will it take in Scout/Spot Reports of enemy activity, it will plot it on a Google Earth map for us to have a Common Operating Picture to coordinate patrols and defense.  It will also answer questions about basic drill, commands and the status of our forces.  It can additionally be used to announce attacks against the Republic and notify our allies on their Discord servers reporting the enemy location, size and activity.

Bringing It All Together

This all sounds really cool, right?  Well, we’ve already got most of the mechanics figured out and we’ll be rolling out the bots one by one starting with the Prefect-Bot since it runs our registration process.  Over time we’ll add functionality to help simplify everything and enhance what we already do to organize as a Republic making sure that the structure we’ve developed is beneficial and drives what we do inside the games we play all while saving time on administrative overhead.

Republic Assembles, New Meeting Times Coming Soon

The Republic met on Sunday to discuss a wide array of topics, not the least of which was the actual meeting time itself.  With the advent of Football Season and the general activity of those of us who have grown up and can no longer game until the sun goes down, we have thus concluded that Sunday evenings aren’t so good for meetings.  In light of that fact, we are exploring new meeting times and if you have an opinion on the matter, please contact Demiwar.

We are also considering new opening a new RTS branch to keep folks entertained during lulls in game activity and since Strategy games are generally what folks like us enjoy, we have decided to explore a new branch/Province that will be headed by a Governor along with Two Prefects to help focus on scheduling games and spearheading the effort.

We also discussed the need for recruitment.  With Demiwar’s projects at work and Brando’s deployment along with Radison’s focus on the Brick and Mortar store, Military Gamer Supply, our short term recruiting divebombed and killed activity overall.  It was once again the perfect storm of our core members all being busy at once with several officers having work and family related issues that had us all missing each other for game times.

In order to mitigate that issue in the future, we are revamping our recruiting methods and with the new bots in place on the Discord, it should considerably reduce admin time so we can all focus on game time.  It also should be noted that we are seeking a lead recruiting officer to cheerlead our recruiting efforts and keep everyone motivated to bump threads and help mentor new members along.  Contact Demiwar if you are interested.

We’ll be meeting again this weekend, so stay tuned for a new time.  See you on Discord and in game!

Join us at:
http://Discord.SilverSunRepublic.com

Discord is Even Better – Forum, Calendar and Announcement Integration

Discord was already awesome, but now we have not one bot, but two!  Two bots, ah, ah, ahhhhh!  The bots will pull new posts in public areas and drop them in the Announcements channel, which also include Calendar event reminders and our current blog post notifications.  Now Discord is even more central to how we communicate and plot to take over the virtual world.

Each of the events from our Google Calendar will now automatically send you reminders when events are starting ending.  We can customize these reminders further to make sure everyone knows when and where to show up for various guild events.  The Google Calendar can even be integrated into your desktop PC or your mobile phone via your favorite calendar app.  Simply click on the link for an event in the channel and it will take you to the calendar where you can click on the + sign in the lower right hand corner to add it.

Staying connected with your fellow gaming family has never been easier.

We’re continually working to make communication a core tenet of how we do business in the Republic and these new upgrades to our Discord suite should make it heavenly putting information in your hands however you like to get your news.  You can now follow us on Facebook, Discord, the forums or via our newsletter to come and go as you please.

The Republic Marches to War!

Onward, dear citizens, to victory for the almighty Republic under the guiding light of our Radiant Lady, Requesta!

His Grace, the Doge beckons to all who would hear his voice and summons all able bodied citizens to take up arms in service to the Crowned Republic of the Silver Sun.  Take up the sword, bow, hammer, saw and scythe in victory as the Kingdom of Hyperion rises again from the ashes to claim its rightful place among the annals of history.

All are summoned to Discord (http://discord.silversunrepublic.com) to gather each Sunday at 6 PM CST / 7 PM EST to organize and prepare to march under the banner of the Silver Sun, blessed nation of the free peoples of our realm.  In this assembly you will find the soldiers of Requesta honing their talents and building their strength.


Furthermore, citizens are called upon to assist in spreading the word of our glorious Republic and may find more information by reading this article:

http://www.silversunrepublic.com/wp/2017/07/12/life-is-feudal-recruiting-helps-the-republic-grow/

The Republic’s strength is found in her people and you are the mortar upon which this mighty nation is built.  Go forth and let us declare victory as we come together in preparation for the upcoming campaign.

If you have not been with us for some time, there are several resources to help you learn about the ways we have made ourselves more efficient and better organized to give you more depth in exploring your life within the Republic.

SSR Wiki: http://codex.SilverSunRepublic.com

Social Progression in SSR: http://www.silversunrepublic.com/wp/2017/07/02/social-progression-in-the-republic-of-the-silver-sun/

SSR Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/SilverSunRepublic

SSR Facebook Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1928568030751506

SSR Voice/Text Comms (Discord):
http://discord.silversunrepublic.com

Join the Republic in a Mobile Game: DomiNations

While we wait for things to heat up with Life is Feudal and to keep us all gaming together when our daily lives force us away from a PC friendly schedule, we have started grouping up on a mobile game that fits the playstyle of the Republic.  It won’t overwhelm your schedule and allows you to stay in touch with us while going about the rest of your offline life.  The game is called DomiNations and plays like a mash up between Age of Empires and Clash of Clans.

Players pick a civilization to carry through from the Stone Age all the way up to a more modern setting with the new Atomic Age recently being unlocked for play.  A Revolution system also allows players to swap out civilizations as they progress.

As usual, the game comes with an Alliance system and of course SSR already has your back with our own alliance, called “Silver Suns” that you can join once you’ve repaired the Alliance related building in the game.

For those concerned about “Pay to Win,” there is an element of that in the game.  There are “crowns” that serve as the premium gems that you’re used to by now in most games and you can complete offers to get more like installing another app and getting to a certain level, watching ads or accomplishing tasks in the game that will build up your coffers.  In regards to needing the crowns en masse, it will be many months, possibly even a year, plus before the group would even be in a position to worry about that.  You can also get premium items, boosters and units through items obtained in the game anyways.  Our main goal is to progress together and compete in “World Wars” that a solid alliance can participate in at any level to score added benefits.  The match making system is pretty decent and will pair us up against alliances within our medal and age progression range.

There will be a channel on our Discord for people to share info about the game, but the in-game chat is also useful within the Alliance.  Speaking of which, if you’re not on Discord and monitoring chat you’re definitely missing out on other news like Life is Feudal and other game nights we host together, so hop on at http://Discord.SilverSunRepublic.com

The Republic is all about building up a community, so we’re all about more than just one game and one style of play.  We’re open to suggestions on where you want to game.  Let us know if you’re interested in DomiNations by joining us on Discord to jumping right into the game and applying to the Alliance.  We want to game with you and this is one way we can make that happen!

Check out the game on the Google Play and iPhone app stores by searching for DomiNations.

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Social Progression in the Republic of the Silver Sun

A brand new citizen will start as an Immigrant being brought into the capital city to register with one of the Prefects and offered beginniner training as well as starter equipment. Once an Immigrant has demonstrated basic competency, registered on the forums and logged onto the Discord server they are assigned to a Fiefdom or Baronetcy and promoted to Contadino or Commoner. From here they report to their new location to work the land and begin their life as a citizen of the Republic.

Those who are Contadino will work the land for their Liege Lord in exchange for shelter, security, equipment and mentorship in their chosen tradecraft. Each Liege Lord may also maintain their own military for defense and to answer the Doge’s Call to Arms. Terms for military service and working the land are handled within each Fiefdom or Baronetcy. Once a Contadino has earned the trust of their Liege Lord then they may be promoted to Popolano or Freeman/Free Populace. A Freeman may stay on as a Tenant, paying rent on the land, but now also keeping a portion of their harvested resources or trade goods. Depending on the terms, the Popolano may have to buy their own equipment or continue to enjoy free equipment from the Liege Lord.

Once a Popolano has earned enough money or trade goods they may move to the city on their own and rent property there. Some may chose to continue renting property in their Fiefdom and own property in the city, especially if they are looking to become a merchant or enterprising artisan. Those who are capable of doing so, may start their own business, hiring on other artisans and buying/selling resources from the various Fiefdoms and Baronetcies.
Popolano or even Contadino who are more interested in service to the Republic may volunteer as officers. Those who are accepted (if they are Contadino), automatically become Popolano and are released from their feudal obligations entering into service of the Republic.

Officers are known as Cittadino and live in apartments provided by the Republic with their equipment and a small stipend depending upon the position. Prefects are members of the Ministry of State and are law enforcement and guides for new members. Clerks are senior officers of the Ministry of State and function in a more general administrative role dealing with logistics, finances, higher matters of justice and other issues. Heralds are senior members of the Executive Ministry dealing with diplomacy, civic matters, oversight of meetings and courts, registration of coats of arms and the lore of the Republic. They have junior officers known as Pursuivants that are learning how to be full Heralds.

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This article is pulled directly from the Codex of the Republic from the following link: http://codex.silversunrepublic.com/index.php?title=Social_Structure#Social_Progression

For more information on the overall structure and lore of the Republic you can check out our Codex at codex.silversunrepublic.com.