I am currently testing the idea of deed portals. So some deeds that are far out and not close to an outpost may find a portal to Life Spring pop up in there village. These are temporary so we can test the strain it will put on the server to have people porting around.
I still want people exploring and visiting other places so these portals will be blocked off from anyone other then deed members. Currently the ones in Life Spring that are active are behind locked fences that only the deed members can get through. The ones inside each deed is not locked up at this time but a nice fence/gate will come with the portal if it goes live.
If this works out there will be two ways to get one for your deed. I will put portal vouchers on a merchant in the Little Shop of Wonders-Not sure of price but will be costly. Donations- Not sure how I will do this, considering doing a deed improvement package that would give some coin to your upkeep and provide a portal.
Portals have not seemed to create any zone lag so I plan on moving forward with selling portals. The staff and I are working on a price scheme for the portals for both in-game coin purchase and as a donation item. I will leave the temporary ones up until Monday at which point I will start removing and list the pricing and instructions for in-game purchase.
So the staff has come up with pricing for the portals and how we will handle them.
First of all the current portals will stay for two weeks starting today. Any not purchased by the 22nd will be turned off and closed down.
Pricing Donations will have two options: Portal: $10, Package Deal (Deed Starter Pack) Portal, Transmutation Rod, 20 silver deposited into deed upkeep $20
In-game currency: 50s will be the standard in-game pricing...To help people get them that has been with us up to this point. There is a 50% discount on in-game purchase until the 22nd. So 25s, merchants in the Little Shop of Wonders will hold vouchers to purchase. Purchase one and put in a support ticket to get your new portals set up.
If you cannot get to Life Spring easily and have the coin available for purchase you can also just put in a support ticket for the portal and pay the GM when they arrive.
We have issues with the gates being inside of Life Spring. Permissions are a little odd on them for some reason. I may move the portal area right outside of Life Spring so there is no conflicts with deed and personal permissions to the gates.
For now the gates are removed from active portals.