Glorious Céiron Commander!
Your long wait is coming to an end. The big day is nigh. In only a few days a new era is beginning for Céiron Wars. The battles will become tougher, the quests harder and the opponents crueler. But don’t you worry, with your loyal companions, your trustworthy alliance comrades and your brand new equipment; you too will become much more formidable.
On Thursday, July the 5th(*) Céiron Wars will get its big update, all servers will be reset and the game will enter its new, 2nd phase alpha period.
So what will be different in this new period? You can find a list of the changes (change notes) by following the link at the end of this post. If you are following our developer diary, you probably have seen the entries we have posted about the changes on the important modules. If you didn’t get a chance to read them, don’t worry. The link to the change notes at the end of the post will set you up just fine. Additionally, links to the developer diary entries have also been added to the end of the post for those who still wish to read them
(*) On Thursday all servers will be taken down and will be brought up again once the update is implemented. The exact time will be announced on our official forums on Thursday.
What Does the Server Reset Mean?
In short, it means that we are starting the adventure all over again… We currently have two servers online: Asena and Syner. Both of these servers will be closed down permanently and then a brand new server will be opened with the latest version. The new server will be opened under the name Syner.
After the reset, you will be asked to register to the game again and create a new commander character.
Both the Turkish and English versions will be able to connect to the Syner server and you will be able to receive support in both languages in this server.
What Does 2nd Phase Alpha Mean? Is There a Possibility for the Game to Be Reset Again?
The alpha version is when the game isn’t working perfectly and flawlessly (in other words it is still in the “test and calibration” period) but is still playable. There still are problems and missing features that the developer team is aware of.
To get some early player feedback, we have opened the game in its alpha state. We could have waited for a couple more weeks and open the game as a beta version without any known problems or missing features; however, due to thinking that getting some player feedback as soon as possible to be a more valid method, we have decided to open the alpha version as soon as it has been put into a stable state.
During the alpha period and especially the following first few weeks after the gigantic update / changes there might be some problems. We will be on close watch, though and take swift action on the problems that may arise. However, that will not be the end of it; we will be constantly adding new features to the game.
Will the game be reset again after the alpha period is over? No. Unless a huge problem arises; or rather, unless a catastrophe happens such a development is out of question. During the alpha, the game will be getting constant updates and numerous small and big changes without doubt; however, there are no plans for a second reset. The beta version will be released after we are confident enough to move on from the alpha version. Then we will continue our journey towards the final release.
By the way, we will keep the transactions closed during the alpha period and they will not be opened until the beta version is released.
Note: To our players who have already made in-game transactions, all the Céi-Liras they have bought will be reimbursed once the in-game transactions are brought up again. A detailed announcement on the matter will be made as soon as the time comes.
What Have Changed?
As I have promised at the beginning of the post, here are the updates and changes that will be implemented with the alpha release.
The previous developer diary entries on these changes (What Is Currently Cooking in Céiron’s Kitchen series):
Start sharpening your sword, commander. The shadow of the war is upon us…
Creative Director – Producer
Céidot Game Studios