Yeah, it started me of in "Clemmons" as my city but I haven't actually joined it so I am still free. I have just been quietly farming wood, iron, stone, crystal, and oil, and then when I hit a certain amount of each I will be willing to settle down and start a city.
For those near NC who want to start up a city, send a PM to me, Varking, in game with how much wood, gold, and stone you have. Stone will be the hardest to come by.
I'm in NC, but just started yesterday so I don't really have much.. still figuring it out. What is a good way to make money? I'm nearly broke =/
I screwed up too.. had 2 large oil wells and a crystal hut thing going and then left my city so I could join one a little closer to my area and didn't realize it would make me loose my stuff as well as cost me 1000 gold to join a new city... couldn't afford it, ugh. Now I'm a member of some random city because someone offered to pay for the fee.