Is it still the case that if I find a Lost Soul that I want, I should just DM Ellias Aubec with the Lost Soul's Name and my own character ID#? I did this twice--the first time on Day 44--with no response, so I thought maybe this isn't the proper method now...?
My guess is Ellias is just busy IRL or something, which is fine. I'm in no hurry. Just want to make sure this is indeed how things should go.
At this current time, claiming lost souls isn't possible. Apparently there was some abuse of the system which lead to dev team deciding that a Claim NPC button was needed. I'm not sure what the planned timeframe is for this button to be added, but it will be eventually! :p
I believe that the only time ownership is transferred is when the PC is arrested and drop. Any other time and they are just NPC owned. Unless that has been changed that is.
Also, due to some abuse by people in claiming NPCs that they just knew were around but not actually at their location Sel has decided that I should not give ownership to anyone and he was going to work on a claim button that would work like item claiming.