The next update, which we hope to release in early February, will add the ability to craft and deploy a new type of holding called a Siege Engine and a new type of outpost called a Siege Camp. By placing a Siege Engine and two Siege Camps in each hex surrounding a settlement, and then feuding the founders, companies can attack the settlement, first destroying bulk goods in the Settlement Upkeep vault, then damaging and destroying the settlement's structures. Once all the structures have been destroyed, the settlement leaders will be removed from power, leaving the settlement unclaimed. Unclaimed settlements can then be claimed by surrounding them with holdings, each supported by two outposts.
Happy 2017 River Kingdoms! As we enter the third year of Pathfinder Online, I wanted to bring you up to date on a number of things and give you an idea of where we are going in the short run.