Disclaimer: This post was inspired by Meta’s Let's remember our experiences in Vesteria Alpha as we transition to Beta, no ‘stealing’ intended.
In a month, the Beta phase of Vesteria will be an year old. I’m sure a lot of you will have of experiences in the game and a lot to share. It’s also been a great adventure.
My experience in the game in Beta phase
As soon as Beta launched, I remember heading to Mushtown as soon as possible to greet the new players and try to act as a ‘guide’ for them. I also remember training a bunch of new players, helping them with the quests, buying gear for them, and telling them about the game. It was a lot of fun.
Then, all the beta hate happened, which I rather not talk about.
Flash forward to the summer, the development slowed a lot and a lot of people feared that Vesteria was going to die. A lot of bug fixes were done during the summer, but no major updates were released, even I was a bit worried.
Then, during the autumn of 2019, Davidii was hired to the team, who was responsible for finishing up the subclasses as soon as possible. Soon after, subclasses and the Forsaken Isle was finally released, along with the level cap increase and new ‘tiki gear’. Vesteria had a surge of popularity but it was not long lived.
Another big event was the release of the long-awaited Whispering Dunes, where Vesteria received another surge of popularity, and with new visions and directions, Vesteria seemed to stay afloat for the time-being.
Personally, my fondest memory will either be founding my guild, Avengers of Vesteria, or the fight of the super giant Scarab. Both were really fun and exciting.
My experience in the commnity
I have always been more of a forums person rather than discord, and have made a lot of great friends on both plaftorms and had great experiences.
The meme megathread (Vesteria Meme Megathread), screenshot megathread (Screenshots Of Vesteria) and fan art megathread (Vesteria Fan Art Thread!) have all been the places of enjoyable moments of my life. Reading fan-fictions from other forum users and writing my own had been very fun too.
From reading long essays to squabbles on low-effort posts, they all have shaped my memorable time on the forums. I will never forget everything I have gotten from the wonderful (sometimes toxic) community.
What was your most memorable memory of Vesteria Beta, whether being in-game or in the community? What will the future hold for Vesteria?