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Arakion is a first person, group based RPG that includes extensive customization, town building and adventuring in a story driven world
Arakion is a first person, group based RPG that includes extensive customization, town building and adventuring in a story driven world
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Alpha update, holidays at Arakion

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Hey everyone,

Alpha is going extremely well so far. We have resolved a lot of issues (including some game breaking bugs.) It's taking a little longer than expected but the game is playing great.

I have received a lot of emails for alpha access and love the enthusiasm from everyone! We're letting people in a little slower than expected but I appreciate your patience. I have not responded to each email individually but as soon as you're in the alpha you'll know. We're currently considering letting all remaining Kickstarter backers into the alpha at once in order to save the time of sending out individual emails to everyone.

We're working a little slower this week while we're on vacation but our goal remains the same at trying to allow everyone in alpha before the end of December. While that estimate may be off by a week or two I don't think it will be delayed that much, and overall Arakion is going smoothly.

As far as physical items once the game is in beta we will begin to send them out. This means there will likely be a month or so delay but I'll make a larger update on that soon. We currently just don't have the time or manpower to spend time getting the items ready and sending them out.

As compensation the longer it takes for you to get in the game or receive your items after December, the more exclusive in-game content we will be sending to everyone as a form of saying thanks for your patience. We are currently working on exclusive backer races and classes.

Thank you so far to all the alpha players input and I can't wait to get everyone else in! I hope everyone has a fantastic and wonderful holiday season and happy new year. We'll see you in Arakion!

-Chris Taylor

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Comments

    1. Creator Chris Taylor on February 6, 2014

      Major update and release soon, we're working day and night. Appreciate everyone hanging in there!

    2. Creator Eero Elvisto on February 1, 2014

      I agree with James. Otherwise the (hopefully unfounded) claims of a kickstarter con "Arakion" could spread like wildfire. Kickstarter's big enough to build up quite a commotion.

    3. Creator James Sablatura on January 22, 2014

      I have a suggestion. Would you please post a gameplay video this week? It doesn't have to show the best gameplay, it doesn't have to have a voiceover, it doesn't have to be anything other than a few minutes of the devs just walking around doing some basic things. The alpha is now 2 months delayed, and I think a gameplay video would go over well right now.

    4. Creator Chris Taylor on January 4, 2014

      @Avar : It's playable on PC, Mac, and Linux (mac and linux don't have dx11-like capabilities yet)

      @James : We haven't sent out the set beyond the first yet, xmas vacation and bug fixing has the priority before we send out more. We're also reworking the website to have an faq and wiki section and we're resolving some additional server download capacity issues (we're looking at needing quite a few terabytes per month and we have to minimize the cost) as well as trying to setup an in client p2p system. All of those things aside, next wave will be soon and we'll be letting in a few hundred to a thousand people on this next set (you're one of them so no worries). You'll have the download as soon as it's ready!

      We'll be releasing next wave as early as possible but we have to do it right, we have limited manpower and we need to resolve as many potential issues as possible. I hope you understand. I am extremely excited to have everyone playing though I can't wait for your feedback.

    5. Creator James Sablatura on January 4, 2014

      Does anyone here have a copy of the alpha yet?

    6. Creator Avarchillion on December 25, 2013

      is the alpha only for pc or already playable via mac?

    7. Creator Matthew Hinz on December 23, 2013

      Man, I completely forgot I backed this. Now I need to go over my list of projects again and see what else I've forgotten.

    8. Creator Chet on December 23, 2013

      Are you aiming at Feb for a full release?

    9. Creator Chris Taylor on December 23, 2013

      Sometime after general alpha release. Alpha/Beta will be very blended for kickstarter backers as they'll have the opportunity to play at anytime after general alpha release.

    10. Creator Darklord on December 23, 2013

      When is Beta aimed for now?