Play Free, Win A Key – The Contest

Hi, fellow gamer and MMO enthusiast!

The May Open Playtest has just started (for backers), and we have some exciting last-minute news to share about it!

First of all, client download is ready for everyone. Well, that’s not really unexpected, but just so you know… you can now download the client here and create a character before the test begins, even if you’re not a backer and have to wait till Thursday to play!

Second, you can get free access to Alpha 2 – Test 3 (or even permanent game access) by playing during the Open Playtest! To do so, you must be ranking high in one of 5 dedicated contests:

  • Highest Militia Ranking
  • Best Game Footage
  • Best/Most Creative Character Build
  • Most Knowledge Acquired
  • Coolest Land Parcel

This is how it works:

  • The winner of each contest gets a key that grants permanent access to the game, from here to full release and after!
  • The highest ranking competitors of each category get a key that grants access to the next test, Alpha 2 – Test 3!
  • Everyone who participated with a meaningful contribution gets 1,000 Foundation Points 😉

Let’s get to the details of each contest now!

Highest Militia Ranking

Are you the PvP type? Want to show the world who’s boss and get rewarded for it?

Then make sure you’re at the top of the ranking of your militia by the end of the playtest!

Militia ranking works as follows:

  • Each character that’s part of a militia has an ELO-based score assigned to it. This score is not visible to the player.
  • Once the character has done enough PvP with players of other factions, it enters the official ranking of the militia. Ranking is shown in the center of the Militia tab of the Social menu.
  • If a character leaves a militia, its score is reset.

This contest is special, in that the highest ranking player of each militia gets a permanent key! Also, we’are putting the ranking system live on Thursday morning, so that non-backers have a fair chance of competing with backers who started earlier.

Best Game Footage

Feeling like an aspiring director this week? Then record the most exciting moments of your adventures during this Open Playtest and send them to us!

Submissions are to be posted in a new thread in this forum section – be it a YouTube / Twitch link or a link to download the video files 🙂

We only accept entries with the following characteristics:

  • 60 FPS (or higher)
  • 1920×1080 resolution (or higher, but always with a 16:9 ratio)
  • No filters! (e.g. gamma filters)

Group PvE and PvP are our favorite subjects, but feel free to let your creativity flow!

Also, if you upload your footage on YouTube or elsewhere, make sure to keep the original files: some clips may be selected to be part of our first official game trailer – given you like the idea, of course 😉

Best Character Build

We know, it’s hard to come up with awesome character builds with just a few days to figure out the game…

…however, we’re sure the true minmaxers™ among you will try anyway. So, get rewarded for your efforts by posting your character build(s) in a new thread in this forum section. Don’t forget to include screenshots of your character menu to show what you’ve managed to achieve by unlocking abilities, crafting and enchanting you gear!

Please mind we won’t be evaluating only the strength of your build, but also how creative it is and your ideas on how it could evolve in the future 🙂

Most Knowledge Acquired

Do you have the explorer’s spirit, looking for knowledge wherever it hides? Then see how far you can push it in this playtest by trying to complete your knowledge of as many creatures and resources as you can!

If more than one player manages to acquire the full knowledge of all there is to discover by Monday, one will be drafted to win the permanent key.

Coolest Land Parcel

Not fancy focusing on your character? Then make your land parcel the most beautiful of the realm, take some screenshots of it and post them in a new thread in this forum section.

That’s it, easy!

See you all in game!