As many veteran players will fondly remember, the hallmark of Vesteria’s early development was our free-to-the-public weekly playtests.
These play tests generated organic hype for our game in a way that was just unmatched, and it allowed us to frequently reset data to get everyone starting on the same page.
I’m happy to announce that starting this Saturday morning, Free Weekend playtests will be returning to a new free place that is so much more than just a demo. The Free Weekend version will functionally replace the Mirror World, allowing us to test cutting-edge features and content on a much larger scale.
Read below for additional information
Free Weekend details
Vesteria Free Weekend is a separate game to Vesteria Beta which will be open for free to the public during the weekend.
FW includes the main menu + character customization, Mushtown, Mushroom Forest, Mushroom Grotto, Shroompocalypse, Great Crossroads, Scallop Shores, The Colosseum, Port Fidelio, Redwood Pass, Warrior Stronghold, Enchanted Forest, Tree of Life, Nilgarf and Nilgarf sewers. Shiprock Bottom and Spider Queen’s Revenge are not available on FW.
FW will run on the same game version as the tester Mirror World, and will often be used to introduce & stress test new content such as the upcoming Chad boss.
All player progression data in FW will be frequently wiped, usually between each weekend. This means that everyone will be starting each playtest from a clean slate.
The Level Cap is removed in FW, the only limit to your level is your determination.
The Free Weekend will also allow us to put a lot of exciting and risky game mechanics onto an organic large-scale test. Events like a permadeath weekend are not out of the question, and we will frequently be showcasing new content in the FW.
Having hundreds of players on a “clean” world will also allow us to more easily determine issues with balance/progression/economy, and it’ll allow us to have a lot more fun with the game’s development.
Vesteria FW will be accessible from the old demo place starting this weekend:
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