Update #29: Closed Beta Details

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  1. Jules

    Jules Developer Staff Member

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    Happy May 1st, everyone!

    Lisk and I are excited to be back in development mode. We’ve scaled back updates to a monthly cadence because we’re focused on making the game! Here’s what we’ve been up to over the last month:
    • Refactoring parts of game code
    • Building logic for unit movement and pathfinding
    • Designing matchmaking, achievements, and ranks
    • Designing art concepts for Grove fighters
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    Banana Bunk concept art

    Closed Beta

    We’ve been getting some questions about the game’s expected release date and how to participate in the closed beta. Here’s our vision of how and when Legion TD 2 will be released:

    Legion TD 2 is expected to be released in closed beta in December 2016. The closed beta is a ~6 month testing ground that is only available to early supporters. The goals of the closed beta are to stress-test servers, resolve technical issues, and generate feedback on how to improve the game. Participants of the closed beta are essential in shaping the future of Legion TD 2.

    At this stage, Legion TD 2 is a fully functional multiplayer game and features:
    • All core game elements
    • 4 legions: Mech, Grove, Element, and Forsaken
    • Multiplayer-compatibility with matchmaking
    • A functional game client
    • Player profiles and stat-tracking
    The main draw of being in the closed beta is playing the game 6 months before it opens to the public and giving critical feedback on how to improve the game. You’ll also get access to exclusive rewards that will not be available to players once the game enters open beta.

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    How to join the closed beta

    To participate in the closed beta, you must be an Aqua+ Kickstarter backer or purchase a closed beta key. Closed beta keys will go on sale for $20 on Steam, but if you’re anxious to secure a spot, check out LegionTD2.com/closedbeta. When the time comes, we’ll send invitations to all participants. The only things you’ll need are a Steam account and a computer!

    After resolving any major technical issues, bugs, and design/balance issues, the game will be released in open beta. June 2017 is our best guess. From this point on, the game is freely available to everyone. Non-essential but still awesome features, such as guilds, will come out on a rolling basis.

    We know you’re itching to play the game, and trust me - we are too! We’re working our fastest to release Legion TD 2 and are excited to play with you guys.
     
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  2. Vitor Santos

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    What is a "Aqua+ Kickstarter backer"?
    Someone who is member since the beginning or someone who supports with money since the beginning?
     
  3. Jules

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    An Aqua+ Kickstarter backer is someone who contributed at least $20 to the Legion TD 2 Kickstarter! We're really appreciative of those who believe in us and give their support months before game launch. :)
     
  4. MoonTheDemon

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    People who buy into the beta on steam will just get the beta access and no other bonuses ?
    On one hand some goodies are way to attract people to purchasing early, on the other it might be unfair for early backers :)
    Are there any thoughts made about that yet ?
    December cant come soon enought ._.
     
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  5. Soul Eater

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    Hi mates,
    I couldn't pay in Kickstarter (no paypal no Kreditkard) and my father, well he thinks I spend too much time on computer games :(. On steam I will finally be possible to buy a key (paysafe) - when will it be availibal? will there be a cap of keys?
    ty for response.
     
  6. Jules

    Jules Developer Staff Member

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    Great idea! I'll think of a special reward for early purchasers that is different than the Kickstarter rewards.
    I can't give an ETA on the Steam purchase page yet. I still have to do some research on what is required to set that up, but it's something I'm working on! There will be a limit on the number of people in the closed beta because we want to make sure servers are stable before letting too many people in. The exact number is to be determined, but don't worry - you're fine for now. :)
     
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  7. awesomeful

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    Can't wait. :D
     
  8. rinnag

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    If i buy the beta key (when its avaliable) will it only be avaliable for the beta or will i get the full game too?
     
  9. awesomeful

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  10. blake0891

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    Hi there, This is going to sound random but is there any way I can still purchase the 50$ perk from the kickstarter? I really wanted to purchase it but I've been dealing with a compromised computer/banking info and I had to cut off my bank account until the matter got taken care of.
     
  11. Jules

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    Hey Blake! Sending you a private message.
     
  12. Lavathing

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    Hello! I'm also interested in purchasing the $50 kickstarter package if that is still possible. Thanks!
     
  13. Guennter

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    Kickstarter already finished, so this unfortunaly isnt possible anymore.