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Voice of Tavos – Now with some puzzles

Hear ye, hear ye – there’s news in town!

Voice of Tavos has all the latest news for you! Did you find some Ore or Coal? Want to help with the construction of our new Silver Mines in the North? We have just the guide for you.

And if you fancy joining our brave soldiers as a Swordsman or Guard, stay tuned for our article series on the military.

This new edition of Voice of Tavos also includes two puzzles – as every serious news outlet has.

Do you have questions? Ask the editors or our team in the comments below and we’ll try to find the answer for you.

On March 12th we released episode two of our Meet the Team video series. As Senior Lead Environment Artist, Casper and his team are responsible for aligning art and game design.

With the food and animal system covered, it was time to get dirty:

Over the last few weeks we published details about the mines in The Settlers.

The Coal and Ore Mine are the backbone of our weapons industry, while the Silver and Gold Mine help us to not only motivate our soldiers but also attract new settlers.

An important figure when talking about mines of course is the Geologist. This time they even get their own hut, to take a break after searching for underground deposits.

Finally, we started April with a community vote: The Residence needed a renaming to better reflect its function in the game. The results were very clear: Cookhouse ended up being your favorite and will be the new (English) name for the building formerly known as “Residence”.

So, what can you expect in the coming weeks?

Well, we will start off with the Smelting Works introduction next week which provides the basis for the next big topic on the The Settlers Alliance: The military!

We will go over the different buildings producing military equipment, our soldiers’ training facilities, the fortifications, military leaders and more. There’s lots to cover, so stay tuned!

To prevent your brains from rusting and help you pass the time, this Voice of Tavos includes two puzzles for you!

In the below word puzzle we hid 21 terms from The Settlers – can you find them all?

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
1 B T E K R A M N S U G M T R C O L T R F
2 G Q F V E T L X B L M I U O E H E O D I
3 A U E V K V U M O E I D A E W E G Y N S
4 R A Y Y A W I R L A O C B H S N N K D H
5 R R R L M D Y V Y O H I V H E S H O I E
6 I R E D L I U B W M W O R K E R O A I R
7 S Y N A O A S T A M I N A M N R W L L P
8 O F N T O Y F K E S U O H D L I U G O L
9 N D A M T O E G A T H E R E R N V A P C
10 S I T Z S R S L A M I N A H A M L E T A
Softwood Worker Builder Pioneer Gatherer
Townhall Fisher Market Hamlet Stamina
Animals Coal Coachmaker Garrison Midlands
Glory Colosseum Guildhouse Toolmaker Quarry
Tannery

Oh dear, someone mixed up the dates and dressed for casual Friday on a Thursday! Can you find him awkwardly standing there, ashamed over his fashion mishap?

Is there anything you’d like to see in the future? Did you find the poor guy in the picture above? Are there any good recipes you want to share with your fellow settlers?

Don’t hesitate and send us all the details!

Also, don’t forget to post your questions for Voice of Tavos below our upcoming articles!

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Voice of Tavos – Even your cows would read it

Listen up dear settlers, there is news in town!

Voice of Tavos has all the latest news for you! Be it our “how to manage your own ranch” guide, news about the silver and gold mines or details about the freshness of Ian the fisherman’s fish – we have it all.

Do you have questions? Ask the editors or our team in the comments below and we’ll try to find the answer for you.

For all attentive citizens, on January 30th, we started off our “Meet the Team” video series. By the council’s decision for more transparency, this series aims at introducing various members of the development team, their every-day work and a bit about their private life.

This first video was about Edgar Bittencourt, the Art Director of the new The Settlers.

As council and major always appreciate your input, we published an article about the learnings we took based on player feedback, detailing several changes that were implemented after the last playtests.

For example, our epic Colony Ship now provides you with a clear overview over which resources and units it has on board to make your efforts easier.

Our editors also went on a long research trip to present you with all you need to know about the fauna of this part of Tavos.

And what better place to start it with than your own settlement. On February 13th we therefore presented you the Ranch – home to chicken, pigs, donkeys and bovines.

Furthermore, we received messages from you, dear citizens, which we want to share here (please stick to carrier pigeons instead of seagulls, though, thank you).

Via Reddit we were informed by camy252 that he upgraded and set up his new magical “computer” machine – and then proceeded to play The Settlers 1 on it. A great photo – and maybe some candles could really add something to the atmosphere in the room, in our lands here on Tavos we love using those.

More nostalgia came from the wide lands of “Twitter” where Jo Lott shared a great artwork with us. Veterans from the olden times should immediately recognise it: It’s the Roman Headquarters from The Settlers 2 – reimagined in a different style.

Thanks you both for sharing the pictures with us.

Exciting things are on the horizon! Looking forward, we have more exclusive articles for you:

Do you also go home with bad back pain after carrying logs and stone all day?

Worry no longer, as we have some great inventions in the making: Donkeys and oxen can be used to pull carts, so we will take a look at the Wheelwright’s Workshop and the Coachmaker buildings.

Furthermore, our reporter Trici, Game Designer, will go into detail about the animal system in The Settlers as a whole, where you can find them and what exactly “fluff animals” are.

From a trustworthy source we received the info that you can expect the second episode of “Meet the Team” in early March.

This time starring Casper, Lead Senior Environment Artist. He will first take you for a trip into one of Tavos’ mighty forests (or maybe it’s just Düsseldorf?). Afterwards we follow him back into office and will see how the explanations from before translate into the game.

Casper also allowed us a short look at his private life and hobbies, so don’t miss out this special edition on March 3rd.

Our most recent territorial expansion revealed vast resource deposits in the North. Stay tuned for a sneak-peak into the heavy industry, a topic we know many of you have been eagerly awaiting.

Expect mines, smelters, smithies and more, also starting in March!

The editorial team of Voice of Tavos received several letters with questions. We hunted down the answers for you.

The first question is by IppoSenshu from “The Settlers Alliance”:

“I’d like to know if there’s something Edgar spent an especially long time on or something that was especially challenging. Everyone probably has that one thing where you’re glad it’s done and ended up the way you wanted.”

We asked Edgar about this, and for him the procedural generated maps with PES (Procedural Environment System) was the most challenging project but also something he’s especially proud of. This collaboration of level artists and engineers allowed it to generate “real” looking maps with just the press of a button.

On the forums, Adi1966 wonders if playing without enemies is possible in skirmishes.

Yet, it is. One of the settings when creating a custom skirmish will allow you to disable enemies and just settle an island by yourself. You can also decide how many resources you will have starting the game as well as the size of the deposits.

Is there anything you like to see in the future? Do you have details about Margret’s secret smithing techniques or the best berry-picking spots in Tavos? Send a carrier pigeon to our editorial team and let us know.

Also, don’t forget to post your questions for Voice of Tavos below our upcoming articles!

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Voice of Tavos – Your number one news source in the archipelago

Hear, hear. There is news in town. Hear hear.

Voice of Tavos has all the latest news for you. Hear hear.

Everything that is going on around town, the latest gossip shared around the market stalls and more, you can find all of that here. We provide you with a quick overview over the latest news and look into the crystal ball to share what you can expect in the near future.

Do you have questions? Ask the editors or our team in the comments below and we try to find the answer for you.

The New Year has just started but 2020 will be the year of The Settlers, the road to release.

From the 9th till the 12th, players were able to download and play the The Settlers 3 History Edition for a limited time.

We also kept expanding the “The Settlers History Collection” section on the The Settlers Alliance with additional articles and guides. The latest addition were several overviews to The Settlers – Rise of an Empire, including the different heroes and buildings.

But we know that many of you have been waiting for news about the new The Settlers.

Therefore, on January 23rd, we published our first article detailing one of the three biomes of the game: the Midlands.

The Midlands are roughly equivalent to central Europe and therefore visually have plenty of greens with vast meadows and forests. The islands are shaped by previous volcanic activity, visible by sharp ridges and a rather mountainous center.

Each biome is split into 3 regions which differ visually but also affect gameplay by varying in resources offered, building space and strategic value. Of the three biomes in The Settlers, the Midlands maintain a balance between all gameplay relevant aspects.

So, what can you expect this week and in the near future – let’s take a look into the crystal ball.

On Thursday we will start a new video series to give you more details into the development of the game and the team behind it. Stay tuned to get to know the team!

After that you can expect not only a small gift to our community but also an insight into our learnings not only from the most recent Diary Study but overall based on the community feedback we received over the previous months.

And for the farmers and animal lovers among you, the second half of February is something you can look forward to, as we will dive into everything fluffy – but sometimes dangerous.

Is there anything you like to see in the future? Is there something missing? Let us know!

And don’t forget to post your questions for the Voice of Tavos below our coming articles!

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[Com] First Community Update

Hello everyone and welcome to our first community update. As you might know every Thursday we try to update you with the on-going development of new The Settlers. We will share with you what we are currently working on, explaining (new) features an, in the future introduce the team to you.

On Tuesday, we will be doing things differently. We will update you on the latest news around our community. What is going on? What is everyone talking about and everything that might be interesting to know.

How to post comments / Website Login

Since we launched our community website, we have received some questions and also some bug reports and suggestions. We can assure you, that we are working on those reports and improving the website bit by bit.

Community Team visibility:

We made it easy for you to see if someone from the community responded to your comment. It will be visible like this

Register process / Leaving a comment:

Besides that, we have received some queries that people cannot comment on the website. We wanted to explain how it works as it might be a bit confusing in the beginning.
If you arrive from another Ubisoft website, the forums or if you were signed in with your Ubisoft account before, you might see the screenshot below, but comments are still closed. Please log out and go to register.

Click on the PC icon and click on register. You will need to confirm you email address.

If you do it for the first time, you will get a confirmation that the registration was successful.

Go now to log in and enter your details. After that, a window will pop up and you will need to choose a new nickname. This nickname can be the same as you already have on the Ubisoft forums or on other Ubisoft platforms or something completely new.

After you have chosen your nickname, you should be able to leave a comment. Feel free to post one in this comment section and say hello. 🙂

Discord:

Do you feel the wusel in you? Or is it missing somewhere? Why don’t you join the fan discord created from HarroLP – our awesome community member. Even in this early stage, we have some true fans and amazing people in our community.

Hey Wuselfans ! My name is HarroLP and I am the founder of the Settlers Wuselworld. I hope that our small Wuselworld will welcome new members soon and we can discuss all the different titles in the future. Additionally, this server will offer a nice place to talk about anything else.

As soon as I heard that there will be a new The Settlers game and a community platform, my first thought was: “Is there already a Discord server for The Settlers !?” Apparently, this was not the case and that is why I started planning something and thought: “You can create a temporary solution if no one else creates something.” Some of you might know I am an Annofan through and through and had little to do with the Settlers so far. However, I did not want to disappoint the Settlers fans.

As you can see now, a proper server has emerged from the emergency solution and thanks to the support of my moderators and helper’s muf and haep, who you may know from the Ubisoft forums, always stood by my side with their help and advice.

Of course, I did not want to be completely ignorant either and started playing the Settlers 1 History Edition. I am really looking forward to the newest part! I really like the previous reports and the shown gameplay very much and I hope some settler’s experts can help me at the release!

Forum Contest Winner:

If you followed gamescom 2018 or any gaming news closely, you might have seen that we announced The Settlers History Editions and The Settlers History Collection, which is dated for release November 15. The Settlers 1 History Edition is already available on Uplay, but we thought, it might be awesome to see the community’s favorite idyllic screenshots from previous The Settlers games.

Our forum moderator haep created a thread on the forums and asked for exactly this. The task was easy: Create a self-made screenshot of a particularly idyllic, beautiful moment in your favorite The Settlers game.

We wanted to use the opportunity to thank everyone for participating and submitting their favorite screenshot. We were blown away by the creativity and beauty of those screenshot. We could only pick 10 winners – 10 for each language – but rest assured, we will have more contests in the future. Keep your eyes open, we will definitely announce more contests on all our channels.

Share your story:

Of course, we want to hear from you. If you have an interesting story to share or want to highlight and awesome community project, maybe you have some amazing The Settlers fan art feel free to e-mail us via thesettlers-community@ubisoft.com.

– Your The Settlers Team

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