New Tower types have been added to claim land in lawless regions. Claiming gives ownership over an area, preventing any other companies from building there. A new claim also gives ownership over any buildings in its area. Destroying the tower removes the build prevention and allows anyone else to claim the area and its contents.
The claimed area is visible on the map.
Claim Towers may be seen through concealment with the spyglass.
Claim Towers cost Island points, starting at 4 and maxing around 8.
May claim Armored Docks and the ships inside them.
New Structure: Land Claim Tower
This Tower must be placed on land. When first placed, it will start at 10% health, and slowly repairs itself and upon reaching 100% health will lay claim to the surrounding area of land.
Claiming takes about 45 minutes without interference.
Enemies may damage the claim tower while it is building to slow its progress or destroy it.
Players may "repair" the tower for 2% health every 5 seconds (costs 100g).
If a competing tower is built within the radius before this tower is complete, it is immediately destroyed.
New Structure: Water Claim Tower
This Tower must be placed within already-claimed water. It extends the claim radius out to sea to protect your harbors.
Claiming takes about 30 minutes without interference.
May be repaired like the Land Claim Tower.
New Saddle: Seahorse Saddle
The Seahorse Saddle can be crafted in the Tannery after learning the Underwater Taming skill in the Beastmastery tree.
An equipped Seahorse Saddle is now required to ride a Seahorse.