These past couple of weeks have been quite the steamer for us, ladies and gents. Both with new people coming on every day and more than enough hype, we've had our baskets full. More than that though, the question has lingered among the playerbase- "When will Open Roleplay be released to the general population?" Well, dear reader, wonder no longer!
Today, between 3-7 PM Eastern Standard Time, a majority of the executive team came to a conclusive date of release for Open Roleplay. The date has officially been assigned to Saturday, October 29th! Yes, folks, in two weeks or technically 13 days time, you too will be able to begin your journey toward success as your permanent character! With most systems in place, sans a few nominal features, The New World will have begun its Beta Phase!
Much like last time, I'm sure that you have a lot of questions. Thus, I will try to answer a good bulk of them down below! Keep in mind that I may repeat a few from last time because the answer has changed or I simply wish to reemphasize that it will/will not be available. If you have any further questions, comments, or concerns, feel free to come to us in the Official Player Discussion Chat, which you can join by clicking the link at the bottom of this post!
Q. What do you mean by "Open Roleplay"?
A. For those of you who chose to abstain from the Test Roleplay we had during Alpha Testing, by opening roleplay, this means that your actions are permanent. No more random suicides, no more dying to fill a hunger bar, and especially no more lack of consequences. There will be some guidelines, since we are going to be in Beta Testing, not Full Release, but you should come to expect the roleplay done during this time as common place, at least on a large scale.
Q. Will I need an approved Character Application to get online?
A. Yes. Possibly the biggest change in our switch from Alpha Testing to Beta Testing is the fact that we're, well opening roleplay. This means that your actions, as said above, are completely permanent. Therefore, you will need a permanent character to participate in permanent roleplay. That goes for everyone, staff alike!
Q. If you're still in Beta, what needs to get done to progress?
A. Plugins mostly. Aside from the odd and end addition of foliage or jungle structure which will be done during our preparation for Beta anyway, what's left is making sure our non-Vanilla add ons work as they should and are patched of any loopholes. When this is finished and we can see our systems work as they should, we will move on to Full Release.
Q. If you're lifting the ban on perma-RP, does this mean the other restrictions are off?
A. This question is quite broad, and for the most part, yes. Restrictions like the invisible barrier around Havana and Port Royal have been lifted, among the obvious Perma-RP bar. Despite this, as said, we still have Plugins to tweak with before Full Release, thus, the restrictions created by the lack of some plugins leaves some of them still in place.
I hope that, for the majority of you, I've answered your quarells. Once again, if you have any questions, feel free to join our Skype group down below or, alternatively, just Private Message us! Can't wait to see you there. Cheers!
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- DoctorShrinker, Administrator