[February 26th] Faction Warfare Playtest Challenge - Rewards Inside!

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    • [February 26th] Faction Warfare Playtest Challenge - Rewards Inside!

      This event has ended. For the winner announcement, see here.

      Hi everyone,

      Have we got a surprise in store for you!

      First things first: join our upcoming Faction Warfare Playtest, which we’re hosting as part of our update preparations and to gather feedback on the Faction Warfare rework (check out our latest Dev Talk on this feature here).


      HOW TO PARTICIPATE?
      • On Friday, February 26th at 18:30 UTC, log into the Test Server (Staging) to begin the playtest
      • Choose whether you would like to fight for Martlock or Bridgewatch faction by heading over to the respective Faction Warmaster and enlisting in that faction (note: your character(s) from the Live Server will be available on the Staging Server, so you are able to use the skills and items you have. There will not be cheat stones to unlock the Destiny Board or create free items)
      • Open up the World Map and select Faction Warfare in the dropdown menu
      • See where the action is taking place and join in or try to capture the outposts! (note: any Faction Warfare zone is open to play, but please only flag as either Martlock or Bridgewatch)
      • If you need to repair your gear, there is a repair station at each outpost
      • Continue this process for 2 hours until the playtest ends at 20:30 UTC
      Please make sure to update your Staging client in advance, so you can jump right in at the start of the playtest.

      After the playtest, we will hand out a feedback form to those who participated via the in-game chat, so that we can gather your thoughts on how this feature played out for you.

      FAQ


      What is the Test Server?
      The Test Server is there to primarily test new content. That also means that the available version can be unstable.

      How can I access the Test Server?
      The Staging Server can be accessed via the launcher. Once you launch the game, navigate to Server selection and choose "Test Server (Staging)" in the drop-down menu.

      To access the Test Server from your android device, download the .apk here

      Help! I am not receiving my device verification code!
      Note that it may take up to 60 minutes for the verification email to arrive. The device verification code might have also landed in your email spam folder.


      As for the Challenge you’re all waiting to hear about…

      CHALLENGE INSTRUCTIONS
      • During this playtest (Friday, February 26th, 18:30 UTC to 20:30 UTC), earn as many faction points as you can by capturing certain clusters within the Highland and Steppe Biomes marked out in this map below:
      Note that the clusters crossed out in red will NOT be counted.



      • For the full list of clusters that you can earn faction points from capturing, please click on the spoiler button below:
      Earn points in these clusters!


      Highland clusters

      Birken Fell
      Mardale
      Lewsdon Hill
      Eldon Hill
      Gutras Hill
      Haytor
      Blackthorn Quarry
      Bowscale Fell
      Saddle Tor
      Croker Hill
      Vixen Tor
      Haldon Tor
      Kilmar Tor
      Carns Hill
      Brons Hill
      Felniks Hill
      Adrens Hill
      Garrow Fell
      Broken Fell
      Runnel Sink
      Bellever Tor

      Steppe clusters

      Astolat
      Kindlegrass Steppe
      Roastcorpse Steppe
      Deadvein Gully
      Shiftshadow Expanse
      Parchthroat Plain
      Drywater Meadow
      Slowtree Plain
      Lazygrass Plain
      Snapshaft Trough
      Smoothfloor Cleft
      Longmarch Meadow
      Sandgust Cleft
      Longshadow Plain
      Flatriver Trough
      Redstone Plain
      Flimmerair Steppe

      • The Top 20 players from the Martlock Faction and the Top 20 players from the Bridgewatch Faction who earn the highest amount of faction points during the playtest (Friday, February 26th, 18:30 UTC to 20:30 UTC) will be rewarded!


      REWARDS
      • Each player in the Top 20 from either faction will receive 800 gold
      • We will announce the winners in this thread by Monday, March 1
      • These rewards will be granted to characters on the Live server with the same name as the ones you used in this playtest


      Sounds good? Then what are you waiting for, soldier, start sharpening those axes!

      (Good luck :) )


      - Mytherceria & Dev Team

      Mytherceria#3744
    • Hasn't it been said that it would be Fort Sterling and Thetford? ^^' This is kind of contradictory and confusing...
      Choose whether you would like to fight for Martlock or Bridgewatch faction by heading over to the respective Faction Warmaster and enlisting in that faction
      (note: any Faction Warfare zone is open to play, but please only flag as either Thetford or Fort Sterling)

      The post was edited 1 time, last by LibraAera29: included quotes ().

    • DildoSwaggings wrote:

      Why this terribile decision to not have the crafting/skill stones? Richer people have more sets to throw away

      Like I am really curious of the thought process
      But if you can get on the test server before the stones are removed, then you can craft yourself plenty 8o

      On a serious note, I guess the playtest will be more accurate with players only using what they can on live?
    • SHARKY wrote:

      DildoSwaggings wrote:

      Why this terribile decision to not have the crafting/skill stones? Richer people have more sets to throw away

      Like I am really curious of the thought process
      But if you can get on the test server before the stones are removed, then you can craft yourself plenty 8o
      On a serious note, I guess the playtest will be more accurate with players only using what they can on live?
      This is exactly why; ultimately this is a test and we want to mimic the live environment as much as possible. That environment will not consist of 100% T8.3 with full destiny board unlocks. We may add a free T4 station at some point during the test if people are running out of equipment, but regrettably even T4 stations result in free T4.3 (T7) equipment, so we can't guarantee this will happen and will be very reluctant to do so.

      LaffyTaffy wrote:

      Will the "RED" parts be accessible still even if not counted for score?
      You're still able to go there and even conquer these areas, but they will not be counted for the score. :)
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      Obelis wrote:

      SHARKY wrote:

      DildoSwaggings wrote:

      Why this terribile decision to not have the crafting/skill stones? Richer people have more sets to throw away

      Like I am really curious of the thought process
      But if you can get on the test server before the stones are removed, then you can craft yourself plenty 8o On a serious note, I guess the playtest will be more accurate with players only using what they can on live?
      This is exactly why; ultimately this is a test and we want to mimic the live environment as much as possible. That environment will not consist of 100% T8.3 with full destiny board unlocks. We may add a free T4 station at some point during the test if people are running out of equipment, but regrettably even T4 stations result in free T4.3 (T7) equipment, so we can't guarantee this will happen and will be very reluctant to do so.

      LaffyTaffy wrote:

      Will the "RED" parts be accessible still even if not counted for score?
      You're still able to go there and even conquer these areas, but they will not be counted for the score. :)

      Thank you for kind reply, I see what you mean, but t7 is pretty accessible these days, you wouldnt want to give players 4.3 weapons because most skills are missing on them, just a heads up in case... I think armor doesnt have all passive slots unlocked either for some lower tier.
      Of course it's two opinions so neither is wrong or right... but I think ultimately it will penalise a lot of players and benefit fewer.
    • Fix battlemounts Half of arch wants these in game to be useful we don't ever use battlemounts for nothing they need to be more useful in game to use them more. This needs to allow battlemounts in the faction fights!!!!
      Reasons this needs fixed
      1. We don't use battlemounts for almost nothing.
      2. It will make them more useful ingame.
      3. They will be not only for zvz's they will be for almost the entire game content if they get re-added to faction fights.
      4. There is plenty in the game to be used and enjoy fights this should change the out come if your a small zerg or a big zerg.
      5. If all the other battlemounts are useable command mammoths should be too.
    • Hi everyone,

      its really hard to estimate how many people will be responding to playtests like this- we were far more successful than anticipated in mobilizing the Albion playerbase. Thank you for that! We've already collected lots of interesting technical data that helps us fix bugs before a release. We're also considering running another test once those issues have been adressed, and we'll be sure to boost up the test servers even further to allow for more players if we do.