Big Beta Update!

Posted 1 month ago :: Last edited 1 month ago by Admin

Welcome back friends, to part 2 of our Beta Test! Our show system is complete, tested, and functioning as intended!!! This means beta is back to rolling onwards! Our current plan is to continue testing for the rest of spring and summer, while onboarding new players. We'll then move into full open in the early autumn.

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Open Systems

 

 New Player Quest 

It is suggested that all players start here, as it will give you the footing to explore further in the game!

Exploring

Exploring in both Ynnis and Azzaru is open and available! Remember, you'll need basic hound handling, which can be earned during the new player quest, in order to explore! (Or a biddable Hound!)

Hunting

Hunting in both Ynnis and Azzaru is open! You'll need a hunt token and a Hound with basic hunt training!

Automatic Item Sell Back

Sell items you find while exploring to fund your purchases!

Hound Design & Approvals

These can be submitted through the system on phenotypes by selecting the 'Submit Phenotype Design' option. 

Travel

Travel between Ynnis and Azzaru is open! You can purchase a ticket at the carriage station shop, and use it at the carriage station prompt.

Training

Hounds can earn training and spend it at training classes! More types of classes will be released throughout beta, but obedience, conformation and hunting classes are currently available. Expect tolling and agility classes to join the line up soon!

Skills

Your Hounds aren't alone in their ability to learn new things! Your handler can pick up all sorts of skills, including specific show handling skills. 

Shops

Shops are beginning to stock! Keep an eye out, shops can receive new stock at random times! Please note that during closed beta breeding assessments will stock at a reduced price. You are expected to apply these to your Hound(s) before closed beta ends!

Breeding

Breeding is now open! Each player can submit one breeding per week!

Crafting

Crafting has been released, and several recipes are discoverable in city explorations!

Hound Sell Backs

The Hound Pound is now live, and further Hound Sell back opportunities will launch with NPC merchants.  

Shows + Titles

Your Hounds can be entered into open shows, which can be found here. Currently available show types are: conformation, agility, tolling and obedience. Your Hounds will also be able to earn titles from these shows!

Strays & Wilds

The stray system is currently being tested with Harrow.

Expeditions

We've completed our first expedition test, and you can expect another at some point in late spring - early summer!

Vistas

Vistas are an automated system where you can earn or purchase backgrounds for your Hounds! There are several vistas you can pick up from events and explorations! Keep an eye out for even more on the way. 

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Upcoming Systems

These systems will be released during the next fews waves of testing. Some may be partially implemented already, such as trade guilds. 

Trade Guilds

Trade Guilds and their associated activities will fully open towards the end of open beta, in order to not advantage beta players too much. Except trade guild prompts to be available around July.

NPC Merchants

NPC merchants will begin offering challenges and breeding opportunities with their Hounds after breeding opens.

 

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Systems Not in Beta

There a couple of systems that we are not going to be beta testing at all, due to how they impact the game. These will enter the game once we leave closed beta.

City Standing & Fairs

Players will only be able to join a city and earn their first standing during closed beta. Once the game is open the standing and city fair system will be fully live!

 

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