Making progress… here’s a screenshot of the Create a new Alliance panel…
Members of an Alliance can not attack each other. So you can jointly defend places. Build towers next to each other.
You can only be in one Alliance at a time. If you want to belong to more than one Alliance it’s okay to use an alt account.
Name and motto (just noticed the typo, oops) are pretty obvious.
The Alliance crest has a sigil / letter that can be anything you can type in. Special character symbols look good in there. You can choose a colour for the sigil and a different colour for the shape of the crest. So far, there are 67 crests in the game. The crests get shown next to your name in places like the chat panels.
At some point in the future I’ll setup a way to change these details, but for now, get the details right first time, or you’ll have to make everyone leave the Alliance in order to create a new one with the correct details. :)
At the moment there are no ranks or permissions in Alliances. You are either in the Alliance or you are not. Every member of an Alliance can invite anyone into their Alliance. Anyone can choose to leave an Alliance at anytime.
BUT, and this is a big but… there isn’t a way to kick people out of an Alliance. I know this will cause a lot of drama. A kick command would need ranks and permissions, and that would pretty much double the time it’ll take to build Alliances. I’m storing who created an alliance and in what order people joined alliances. So in the future I’ll be able to give out ranks like Founder, Captain etc. And allow ranked people to change who is ranked in an Alliance. And then let ranked people kick players out of an Alliance. Definitely want to add this, but it won’t be in Ironfell when we reboot.
I can’t give a date for when the reboot will happen yet. I need maybe 3 or 4 solid days programming (its very hard to find good days with all the power cuts I keep getting). Then when everything is feature complete, I’ll give you 1 weeks warning :) and I’ll spend that week testing and re-writing things like the beginners guide.