New Elite troops in the Playtest
Below you'll find answers to the most common questions we receive. Basically, it's the what, the why, the when, and the how of the getting into Riftforge.
What's in the Playtest
You’ll be able to play with all three archetypes: Guardians, Raiders, and Rangers. Each archetype will come with its commander as well as core and special troops. As you win battles and earn gold, you’ll be able to upgrade your equipment, skills, and troops (see elite troops).
With your commander and troops, you will engage other players in one-versus-one battlegrounds. There are ranked battles as well as practice battles. Your objective is to climb the ranks by defeating increasingly more skilled opponents.
Why start with Player-vs-Player combat?
We feel that too many online RPGs have failed in ensuring that all RPG classes are desirable in end-game combat. We’ll let us grind our way to level 80, then just to sit on the sidelines.
So our first objective is to ensure that all three archetypes are FUN to play in the end game. They should all be able to WIN versus a human opponent of some skill.
That’s why, the playtest is all about Player-versus-Player (PvP) combat. We’ll start adding scenarios where you fight computer-controlled monsters (PvE), once we feel we have satisfied the first objective.
When does the playtest start?
Currently, we are running a “private” playtest and although the game is playable, it’s neither very stable, nor balanced. In other words, we still have a TON of work to do.
In a few weeks, we’ll re-assess the state of the game and if it’s stable enough, we’ll start inviting playtesters.
How am I getting invited?
You will receive an activation email, sent to the email you submitted when you registered. Stay tuned for news on the playtest here as well as on Facebook and Twitter. Remember, we’ll be posting special unlock codes on Facebook, so make sure you join our fan page by pressing LIKE below:
Note: If you have changed your email since then, you can always login with your username and password and change your email. By default, your username is the part of your email before @. You can also reset your password, if you have forgotten it.
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