One of the coolest parts of Overseer is the multiplayer aspect: players can play in chains that link sessions together and open up many options for advanced gameplay! In fact, team cooperation is vital and even downright necessary if one wishes to complete Overseer.
Server and Client Players Edit
When setting up your sburb server, one option you have is to be another user's server player (provided they don't have one yet.) Doing so will make you their server player, and them your client player. Server players are in charge of deploying various sburb devices in their client's house. They are also in charge of building up the Grist their client has accumulated via strife. They also have the ability to mass recycle any extra items in their client player's storage.
Gates and Lands Edit
Player interactivity extends beyond simply client and server players. Once a client player has reached gate 1 and their server player gate 2 (remember that this is more than simply building up your gate, players must enter them directly via the Player Overview page) the client player may explore their server player's land. If Their server player's server player has also reached gate 2, the client can also explore their server's server's land. This continues in a cycle. However, In order for chains to function properly everyone must have at least reached gate 2, or else some users cannot visit certain chain member's lands. That is why some sessions have new players act as their own server player until reaching gate 2, at which point the session admin relocates them to the main chain.
In order for everyone to be able to visit everyone's lands, they must all be in one big loop, or chain. For example, in a three player chain, player 1 must me player 2's server player, player 2 player 3's server player, and player 3 player 1's server player. The same goes for larger chains. (note that there can be more than one chain in a session, but players may only be in one chain at any given time.)
So, what can you do in other player's lands? Edit
Basically, anything you can do in your own land! Grist typings are specific to player's lands, so if you wanted to get tar but you dont have it as one of your land's grist typings, you can visit a land that does and grind enemies there. You can also visit other land's consort shops, which all have different items in stock every day! That is why coordination is vital; you want your chain to have a very diverse amount of grist, so you never have any trouble acquiring a certain type.
When you are properly connected to a chain, you can assist other session mates who are in the middle of a strife! Info on how this works exactly, so more info will be added in the future..