Most MMO anniversaries are to mark a game’s launch date, but since Chronicles of Elyria still hasn’t quite completed development yet, it has to mark the march of time another way: with a Kickstarter-versary. This year’s celebrations will offer up a contest for loyal Elyrians to take part in as well as a new crowdfunding challenge over the next four weeks.
The “Show Us Your Domain” contest will ask those who are domain holders to either create an image or write a 750-word story about their domain, with the winner of each category getting 5,000 EP and a unique monument that will “[affect] the domain in a positive way that is themed to the entrant’s submission.” Runners-up will receive 5,000 EP as well.
As for the funding drive, players who purchase an item from the promo category or a tournament token from the store over the next four weeks will add to a tally that unlocks various items that will be either added to the store, to the game, or as a free inventory item. Rewards range from a tabletop clock at the $40k mark all the way up to gliders, Drasean cannibalism, and astral dreaming gameplay features at $280k, $320k, and $360k respectively. Those who purchase qualifying items will also get two randomly picked rare resources that will be a required element in one of eight exclusive recipes that will be handed out at the end of the promotion.
There are some restrictions and other details to bear in mind — namely, that those who want to participate must have already paid off a pledge to begin with — so make sure to get all the details.