Shards Online prepares for pre-alpha test on May 9th

    
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Shards Online prepares for pre-alpha test on May 9th

Shards Online is preparing to give players a brief taste of its future potential, as Citadel Studios is planning on a pre-alpha test to run on May 9th at 2:00 p.m. EDT. The playtest is one of several announcements in the April newsletter, as the team mentioned that it’s implemented a day/night cycle and finished the prototype for the metalsmithing and salvaging skills.

The game also has a new executive producer — and he is in love with the game’s modding potential. The new EP is Brett Robinson, formerly of Dark Age of Camelot, Warhammer Online, and FusionFall, and in the newsletter he talked about what’s thrilling him about Shards’ potential.

“I have had a chance to tinker with modding, and even in pre-alpha and without our full spectrum of planned tools I am amazed at how powerful and flexible it is,” Robinson said. “The ability to completely mod the game from top to bottom to create your own unique Shards to experience is going to be one of SO’s most exciting and powerful facets.”

[Source: April Newsletter]

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PaganRites
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PaganRites

Been happy with the progress so far.  Look forward to next test.

Aywren
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Aywren

Looking forward to alpha testing this when the time comes. It’s one of the few titles I’m putting some hope into. :)

Rozyn
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Rozyn

Knowing almost nothing about this title, I just want to give them a huge hug for this page: http://shardsonline.com/features/ It’s so nice to go to a game site and actually find a list of features! Not a link to the KS, a long blog post, or a forum thread, a list! Learn from this, games who want my money!

omedon666
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omedon666

I’m actually not on this tier, as a matter of “early access caution,” even with the game I really NEED to succeed, but it’s been fun to watch what I’m permitted to see, such as the world building, which has really helped my D&D game… seeing as it’s set in a world that meant to look like their Celador map.  Really rooting for Citadal, and can’t wait until they scratch the “pre” off of “pre alpha,” as that’s when I get to see the game myself! :)

JakeBoller
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JakeBoller

I find this game interesting, even though I don’t fully understand how the shard type server system works.