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Settlements

Settlements are here!
We are just getting started with the Settlements expansion, and like Martizens, there is a dedicated roadmap of features planned for the Settlements.
Today we are releasing these feature points:
Form a settlement! There are three conditions to meet in order to form a Settlement:
  1. 1.
    Have 3 or more contiguously connected plots of land on the Red Planet. Can be 3 in a line, can be 19 in a hex, can be a spiral, or any other shape you might be driven to create, but a minimum of 3 land plots connected to each other.
  2. 2.
    Have 3 or more Habitats placed anywhere across these connected plots of land
  3. 3.
    Pay 1000 Dusk for the Settlement Creation Fee
Create a Zone
There is a new button - Create a Zone - this is a forming stage where you decide the boundaries of the settlement. At this moment we recommend you include all of your connected plots. NOTE: With this release there is no UI to increase the number of plots in your Settlement once it has been created. We anticipate to ship this option in the next 1-2 weeks. Join a Settlement! Find another player’s Settlement on the Red Planet, and if they have created a Settlement then there will be a new Red Button Join Settlement. Note, we do not yet have a flow for the obvious use-case of the Settlement owner to invite specific players to join their Settlement - coming soon.
Evict A Member Did someone join your settlement and you are just not that into them? You can evict them no problem - at will.
Loyalty Matters Players that leave a settlement or are evicted from a settlement are under a 30-day cooling off period before they are able to join another settlement. NOTE: if you are evicted inside of the first 24 hours of joining a settlement the 30-day cool-down period is not applied.
Settlement Maximum Population For each Habitat/Shelter in your settlement that maximum number of Settlement members is increased by 2x of your Maximum Martizen population limit.
Settlement Roster There is a roster view where you able to see every member of your settlement. Includes their last login date, and their join date.
Settlement Mission As the owner of a Settlement you are able to fill in a free form text message of what is the mission of your settlement.
Daily Message As the owner of a Settlement you are able to set the daily message for your members. Perhaps a call to action on getting busy machining Aluminum Plate? Or that perhaps you want to rally and save up for a Legendary RoverWorks for the settlement?
Language Abuse NOTE: Both the Settlement Mission and the Daily Message are free-form text fields. We have no current form of automated checking for profanity, hate messages etc. What are the rules? Use common sense. Use language that would pass in our general chat in Discord - when in doubt, take a moment and make it more tasteful. Any abuse of this feature will result in the permanent revocation of your custom naming rights.
Near term roadmap for Settlements:
Change Settlement Boundaries As you add land plots need to be able to add more land plots to an existing Settlement
DTM Inventory View A place to see an inventory of all of your DTMs - and the ability to rename those DTMs without needing to file a support ticket
Vending Machines These will be a series of buildings that Settlement Owners are able to install to supply commodities to their members at the prices that they choose - market rates, above market, below market, or even zero cost for those cooperative guilds!
Member Roles Owner, Director, Manager, Member and Associate 5 levels of roles and permissions to allow each Settlement to customize their own culture with 5 different levels.
View Member Earnings View the rental earnings from each member
Create a Custom Settlement Patch Create a Mission Patch or a Coat of Arms as such for your Settlement and mint out NFTs to your Members
Settlement Cultural Score Based on the quantity, and more importantly the quality of your buildings, your Settlement will have a higher cultural score. This will be used to influence a variety of other game systems, such as the point of interest visibility range, scavenging bonuses and rankings on the settlement finder. Federation of Settlements Many requests for players running their own settlements to have opportunities to work with another Settlement - somewhat like honoring a member of another yacht club!
First step is to select the land plots to form your Settlement
These 5 land plots will form the Settlement
And boom sauce - Bethkania has been formed!
What shall the name be? Bethkania!
Inspire your Members with a Mission and a Daily Message
All the Buildings in this Settlement

Roles

One of the oldest constitutional republics still around is San Marino, founded on the third of September, 301 by a stonemason fleeing religious persecution of the Roman Emperor Diocletian. The San Marino constitution is the world's oldest written constitution that is still in effect.
How does this relate to Mars besides having a nice history lesson? Well, Duskworks is promoting settlement organization and roles! The terminal interface has been updated to support applying roles to specific members allowing them to take over certain functions in the settlement.
There are FIVE roles for settlements to manage with, with each role having additional power than the one before it.

Owner

This one is quite self-explanatory. This settlement role has every permission! It can do it all!
Owners can also customize the name of every role, with each of the role names listed here being the default name.
The Owner can also set role-tags on plots to decide what the minimum role is needed to access that plot.
Owners can promote other players to Owner. Be careful who you promote to Owner!
If the Owner is not online for 30 Days, they will be demoted and the current Director will take the Owner's place.
If there is no Director, nothing happens.

Director

The Director has most permissions, and has the special ability of inheriting Ownership if the Settlement Owner is not seen online for 30 Days.
Director's Powers are as follows:
  • Evict Members
  • Download CSVs
  • Inherit Ownership if the Owner is not seen online for 30 Days.
  • Set Rental Price for any building they have access to.
  • Approve new members.
  • Collect Rent
  • Collect All
Manager
The Manager has less permissions than the Director, and is geared more towards the general management of a settlement. These abilities are:
  • Set Rental Price for any building they have access to.
  • Approve new members.
  • Collect Rent
  • Collect All

Member

This role contains all the permissions that the old members have, which is renting buildings that they have access to.

Associate

The associate role is the lowest role, having the least permission and powers of people within your settlement. They will only have access to plots tagged with associate.

Role-Tags

Land Plots and Buildings can now be specifically assigned a minimum required role to use, these can only be set by the Owner. To tag a building, you must first be the Owner of the settlement. You can then navigate to the buildings page and click on Tag Roles on the top right corner. This will allow you to select as many building as you wish, then click Tag again to assign the role you wish to assign that building to.