Hey, Vesteria. Davidii here.
Recently we made the decision to remove public access to the Testing Realm. We understand that this has created no small amount of consternation among our community, especially among our dedicated theory-crafters. However, one of the cornerstones of our design philosophy for Vesteria is “discovery.” In order to preserve the organic feeling of discovery that we want to create, we felt that Testing Realm had to go.
We understand that in its absence there is a hole felt, even in places that we all agree there should not. For example, we kind of liked that it was a low-risk environment where you could determine whether or not you enjoyed a subclass. For this facet of Testing Realm and others, we are looking into solutions that mesh more comprehensively with our design goals.
In my ongoing effort to maintain transparency, I felt that letting this pass without some kind of statement would be counterproductive to our efforts to maintain good relations with our community. We are sorry for the inconvenience that the loss of the Testing Realm has caused you, but, put simply, we care far more about making the game we want to make, even if we aren’t very good at it all the time.
I hope you can be patient as our small team prepares a solution that makes us all happy. In the meantime, please keep enjoying Vesteria.
May we all be refined in Terul’s crucible!