02 Feb, 2009, Hades_Kane wrote in the 1st comment:
As we edge closer and closer to opening, we have some significant testing that we are about to undergo.
A little background on the MUD.
End of Time is a heavily modified ROM codebase based on the worlds of Final Fantasy and Chrono Trigger with some Secret of Mana/Seiken Densetsu influence. We have four base classes that at level 50 and 80 can "promote" to higher versions of the classes based on alignment. We have the game just about complete up to level 50 and have recently finished coding all of the skills for the 1st promotion (2nd tier classes that span from level 50 to 79).
On Monday, Feb 9th and for the rest of the week, we will be holding trials for testing the skills. Our promotion classes are based largely on alignment, which will be determined by actions taken in a playable storyline full of interlinked quests. The storyline being complete up to level 50 is the final thing we need to finish before we are totally complete up to level 50, and at which point we will list the game and open. The way we are going to be handling testing the skills is based on the alignment division. Once a character has reached level 50, and on the two days that the "good" or "orderly" class skills are being tested, the level 50 character will have access to all of the skills for their promotion class on the good side. So, level 50 Knights will have access to all of the Paladin skills, as an example. We will test the good classes for 2 days, then witch to the evil classes, then switch to the neutral classes, giving everyone a chance to try all three options and to provide crucial feedback and play testing before we open the classes up for real play.
In the week leading up to Feb 9th, we will have keep double exp on to give everyone a chance to get to level 50 before the testing begins. Even if you may not be able to make it to level 50 in time, this is still a great opportunity to come in and get a quick start. This is an exciting time in our development, and I encourage anyone to stop by and try us out.
an Imp dodges your attack. You dodge an Imp's attack. You dodge an Imp's attack. An Imp's slice OVERWHELMS you.  You attempt a counter attack! an Imp dodges your attack. A swordrat's bite OVERWHELMS you.  You attempt a counter attack! Your punch misses a swordrat.  You blink out of existence to avoid a swordrat's attack. You blink out of existence to avoid a larva's attack. You blink out of existence to avoid a larva's attack. You blink out of existence to avoid a swordrat's attack. You blink out of existence to avoid a swordrat's attack. You dodge an Imp's attack. An Imp hasn't a scratch.