this topic came up in another thread. It deserves its own thread because it is a huge topic: How can we encourage new players to join a kingdom? And how can we make veterans take on new players?
A new player starts. Is the first thing they do to find a kingdom and menhir? Unlikely. There is no reason to. Nothing in the quests pushes them to do that. So we could address that. I would challenge you all to start a server and do the quests and not read the forums or message others to play like a new person. See how well that goes.
Are decent kingdoms going to have space and incentive to add new players? At the beginning, no. Priority goes to the previous rounds players. Space can be limited. Mid-to-late round? No. They offer no value.
These are assumptions. I don't have data just my observations from watching the games play out.
So, do you also think, a quest "Join a kingdom" would help? Or do you have other ideas? And how should that quest be rewarded without benefiting experienced speed settlers even more than they do now from quest rewards?
This thread is a brainstorming, that means, we are gathering ideas without judging them right away. Maybe a "bad idea" sparks a good idea in someone reading it (if so, please share )