As mentioned in our last post we've been working on a new recruitment feature for Utopia. This is now ready for release, so here's some information on how to use it.
1. Start a recruitment campaign
Recruitment is controlled by your kingdom's monarch. When they first visit the recruitment page they will be invited to start a recruitment campaign.
The information that they input here helps other players identify a kingdom they might like to join. Of particular interest is the 'Minimum Experience' drop down- only recruits with at least the selected level of experience will be able to reply to your campaign.
When your campaign is created you just relax and wait for recruits to apply.
2. Apply for recruitment
Many of you will never see the recruitment campaign screen. Your first experience of recruitment will come when you visit the province chooser page after logging in.
There's some extra information on this page now: the number of kingdoms recruiting and, of those, the number you're experienced enough to apply for. Clicking this link will take you to a recruitment page.
Here you can apply for recruitment to new kingdoms. Each kingdom is ranked out of ten (by net worth), so you can compare it to your current kingdom. Just fill in a message that will inspire the monarch of the recruiting kingdom and click 'Send application' (You can withdraw your application if you change your mind later). You now have to wait for the monarch to judge whether your application is successful or not, and you will receive an invitation if they want you in their kingdom!
3. Accepting recruits
As monarch you will see an indicator when recruits have replied to your campaign.
On the recruitment page you will find the list of current applicants, and can choose to Invite or Reject them. Recruitment campaigns automatically end after 3 days, but you can also end them early if your current campaign isn't attracting any applicants. If you don't invite applicants by the deadline they will disappear and you will have to start again with a new campaign.
Now let recruiting commence. Somewhere out there a kingdom needs YOU!