Fans will slowly start reentering the enchanting world of ‘City of Steam’ starting on May 10, 2013. The new beta has just been announced by the developers.
The team behind the game call the beta an “early admission” and refer to May 10th as an “exclusive early access” for fans. Once again there will be beta-keys and there are plans to open the beta “as soon as possible”. One guaranteed way to get into beta is be a Newsletter subscriber.
The beta will be on full-time “except for some inevitable maintenance and patching down-time” according to the developers. Other great news for beta players is that there is no “character wipe” planned unless something goes horribly wrong. Beta players will have 3 classes (Gunner, Arcanist, Warden) and 4 races (Heartlanders, Stoigmari, Avens and Ostenians). The other class (Channeler) and 7 other races will slowly be added into the game during beta testing.
There will be a new skill/talent system, a new crafting system, new zones/suburbs, lots of new peripheral content, more CoSmetics, and an improved challenge dungeon set. There will also be an events system, and the addition of “The Wilderness”.
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