For the following (long) text do you have Comments? Questions? Opinions of your own you'd like to share?EDIT: I realize this is a repost. It was reposted as its own thread on the suggestion of another member involved in the other thread. I agreed with his assessment.Please do and in a respectful tone!--------------------- Here are the subjects/wishlist that I as an outpost/settlement claimer find important to me:Critical = Things I view this as essential for a successful first cut.Highly Desirable = Something I believe that I, or my settlement members will use with some regularity.Would be nice = Things that sound nice on the surface.Critical: (Semi)automated settlement land claim and land claim extension process. (Well documented on the wiki or elsewhere, and as always, kept up to date, including costs.)Critical: A "Settlement Map" or some other ability to easily determine my own claimed land extent. (i.e. am I on my own property? Additional questions to answer but which are "would be nice" include: Is it unclaimed and unclaimable? Is it unclaimed and claimable? Is it claimed/pending by someone else, no names needed?) I consider warning messages such as we get when entering the wastes "easy" (e.g. "You have entered land claimed by another party" ...etc. Or something like entering a command such as "/settlement claim status." )Critical: Membership management. That is provide some way, a command, a UI, a webpage... for me to say who is or is not a member of NS. For example: "/settlement member add Perry_Stahlsis"Critical: Town to Settlement and vice versa Fast Travel / teleporting. At least to a well designated area of the settlement.Critical: The ability to grant rights to members and non-members, similar to residence flags.Minimally we should be able to assign these flags/permissions on a per player basis. (For example: "/settlement flag add Perry_Stahlsis teleport" would allow me to teleport within a specific settlement)Ideally (i.e. read as highly desirable) this would include the ability to create named groups to which I assign members and then rights.Example 1: Why I want it. Let's say Alex and Robin are in the "trusted longtimers" group. I would like to give them carte-blanc access to the settlement, they can do everything but eject me or edit my permissions. Later Bill joins their ranks. I only want to add Bill to the group in order to alter his rights. Even later I decide that the ability grant membership is being abused and revoke it from the trusted "longtimers group." At this point none of the members within it can grant membership.Example 2. How it might work."/settlement group create Trusted" -- creates a group named trusted."/settlement group add player Alex Trusted" -- adds Alex to Trusted."/settlement group remove player Alex Trusted" -- removes Alex from Trusted."/settlement group add flag Trusted membership" -- allows all members of trusted to add or remove settlement members."/settlement group remove flag Trusted membership" -- removes the permission from all members of trusted for adding or removing settlement members.But only pick one of the two methods! Explaining exceptions gets tricky later on down the road when a permission/flag is removed from a group but was granted to an individual and the membership admin forgot! I've been in the position of explaining then having to do behind the scenes fixing. It's never pleasant.Highly Desirable/Borderline Critical: A settlement specific members only (sub)forum where all EMC staff and outpost members can post and create threads. If the current rate of growth continues (2+ per month) NS will soon have more full members than can be included at once in the current forum PM/conversation system.Highly Desirable: Intra-settlement fast travel/teleporting, if not named coordinates, I'm thinking of something similar to the "/home my_named_location" command that can be attached to a teleport sign as well as used directly by those with the teleport or settlement equivalent permission/flag.Would be nice: I want to grant my members some level of autonomy and their own sub-claims. Further discussion to flesh this out is needed, probably in a separate thread.Would Be Nice: "Settlement Coffers" a way to aggregate rupees (and possibly tokens) from those who want to contribute and/or settlement taxes. The expenditure and management of these would be governed by one or more flags/permissions.Would Be Nice: "Settlement Taxes". Allow settlements to, should they choose, impose a sales tax on their members for sales conducted on settlement premises. (I'm borrowing this concept, loosely, from EVE Online's corporation taxes. I'm sure other games have it as well.)Would Be Nice: An automated treaty system where one settlement implicitly trusts another... or distrusts. Permissions would be granted based on membership in the other settlement and their "standing"/permissions...etc.Would Be Nice: Membership in multiple settlements. For example at least one of my members is creating his own settlement for purposes that will be mutually beneficial; another is engaged in an effort which could be considered, loosely, a settlement; while yet another frequently helps out a friend of the settlement with his own settlement tasks.