Winter Beta (January 9th) - FAQ



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    Hi everyone,

    here’s a short post for you with the most important information you need to know about the next testing phase of Linkrealms – the Winter (Closed) Beta!


    When will the test start exactly?

    The Winter Beta will start on Saturday, January the 9th, 2015, at 9pm CET (3pm EST).


    What’s new in the Winter Beta?

    Updates between the Fall Beta and the Winter Beta have been focused on implementing some of the missing core game features – namely, improved character creation and support for multiple characters. Moreover, players with interest in crafting will be able to get involved in the new vendor contact system, through which they'll earn unique items and crafting tools. Last but not least, the whole PvE experience will be polished greatly.

    To find out more about upcoming implementations, please have a look at the Winter Beta Development Roadmap!


    How long will the test run for?

    The test will run for at least 2 weeks. Additional time can be added if deemed necessary by the development team.


    Who has access to the Winter Beta?

    Access to the Winter Beta is granted to:

    • Buyers of Founder Packs.
    • Whoever has verified a Beta Key.
    • Old players (accounts created before July 2015).

    I have a beta key, how do I verify it?

    Just visit the account management page. If you are not a Founder, you'll find a box to validate your key. If you still don't have a game account, you can create one on this page any time.


    I'm a Founder / old player, will I receive a key to verify?

    No, and you don't need it - you will simply be able to login when the Winter Beta starts without the need to have verified a key.


    I don't have a key, will I get it?

    Check out this page , help us spread the word about Linkrealms and you will get your key! Moreover, key giveaways might be run on our social pages (Facebook, Twitter and our forums) and gaming news portals. Last but not least, if you are a streamer and/or youtuber and you want to cover Linkrealms, just write an email to contact@linkrealms.com to ask for a key, providing a link to your channel and explaining how you want to cover the game.

    If you haven't managed to get a key in any of the ways described above, don't lose hope! Keys will be sent the week before the launch of the Winter Beta to players randomly selected among registered accounts.


    How do I download the client?

    The link to download the client is publicly available on the website on this page. However, please mind that you can't play Linkrealms while a Beta is not running unless you purchase a Prince Founder Pack, which allows you to play on the Test Server.


    Will the game server be wiped / reset after the Winter Beta?

    Our plan is not to wipe the server, meaning that when each Beta Test is launched, you'll be able to start where you left in the end of the previous test. Because of this, you'll be also able to buy credits and claim stakes from the item shops.


    Is there a NDA? Can I stream/make videos of Linkrealms?

    There is no NDA. You are free to stream the game, upload videos, images, blog posts, and show / discuss Linkrealms every way you like!


    Will the Winter Beta be run on Steam Early Access?

    It won’t, since the integration of Linkrealms with Steam is still ongoing. However, we are planning to let more users into the game this time to have the servers more populated throughout the whole testing phase.


    How many servers will be active during the test? With what ruleset?

    The Winter Beta will be run on a single server, the one of the past Summer and Fall tests, which uses the Hardcore ruleset.


    Thank you all for your attention and see you soon on Linkrealms!



  • Pretty late,for such not really needed features.


  • FOUNDER: PRINCE

    Take your negativity elsewhere gorstak... just because these features don't pertain to you.. doesn't mean they wont find benefits with other users.



  • am stating my opinion,so go sue me toyour white knights.



  • 1 month of waiting omg! ;( And only 2 weeks of beta! Come on early acces! Where are you already?!


  • FOUNDER: PRINCE

    I really can't wait to try the new features! I think they are super AWESOME! :D



  • why still closed? by the time you publish this game, it will be at same exact position where ultima online is right now; OLD =)



  • I was about to take a founder pack to play this winter holydays.
    Sadly this new prevent me to doing it, ill pass and maybe in middle of next year...not sure...

    Would have been a good idea to open it for this end of year...


  • FOUNDER: PRINCE

    What is it with you ppl complaining about the time it takes to release??

    If you want something good .. you have to wait for it .. Instead of getting something unfinished and super buggy that doesn't really satisfy.

    So if the Winter beta is rdy the 9th January. Great! Then I gladly wait that time out and do something else in the meanwhile, because I know this new team and all is doing a super job making this game a finished product!

    So please stop complaining and give them a thumbs up for their great work!
    Everybody who have been playing this earlier knows what I am talking about. ( A lot is happening now! )



  • i undestand vendor contact system improvement, but to be honest multiple characters just destroy games economy, look at nearly every mmo and compare it with eve, i know that u can make many characters in eve on one account but only 1 can get experience during offline, so i dont know how to do this but every player should have one character and one account in my opinion, its problem f2p game, and i dont really know how to do the balance, its in hands of devs and i really believe in them cuz LinkRealms its first mmo game after UO that keept me longer than few ours



  • There's just no way to stop people from having multiple accounts and multiple characters. Trying to fight it is pointless.


  • FOUNDER: PRINCE

    I agreed. ^



  • WOOHOO ô/



  • @Roundwaters said:

    There's just no way to stop people from having multiple accounts and multiple characters. Trying to fight it is pointless.

    whats even more funny is that only like 5 ppl asked for that feature,those ppl are same ones that were using that multiaccounts,and now it will be alot easier for them,and those features for which ask all comunity never get implemented.


  • FOUNDER: PRINCE

    There is a lot more than 5 ppl who wants this feature .. -.-



  • i would have liked most a single account and a single pg.... multiaccount is the plague of mmorpgs..


  • FOUNDER: PRINCE

    @Dreworok ppl are doing it anyway. This feature just allows ppl to do it without making a secondary or more accounts.



  • Playing on 2 different accounts in the same time should be banned. The thing you can have few characters on the same account is fine, since you can be connected to only one anyway.



  • @Vetro theres no way to ban it.



  • @Gorstak I hear you man. I've been biting my tongue every time I see someone bring up something that should have been taken care of years ago. And that has nothing to do with the size of the dev team.


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