Starting on December 7th, Alpha 2 will expand the testing pool of players while continuing to focus on technical hurdles that the game must overcome in order to launch. Alpha 1 testers will be automatically invited to the December 7th test (and no character wipe — yet), with most of the Alpha 2 invites going out to the European community. Echtra Studios did say that some unnamed milestones — including skills, areas, and game features — would be held back for a future test.
“We need to make sure we’ve got stable and reliable services,” Echtra said. “This is the first priority for our team to address quickly. Issues that cause players to get blocked, unrelated to server problems, are also at the top of our list due to preventing an effective playtest.”
Thanks again to all of our testers for playing in Closed Alpha last weekend. Here's some fun stats from your adventures in the Frontiers > pic.twitter.com/1JwGrqysc9
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