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Forums Updates General News Closed Alpha Combat Test


This topic contains 29 replies, has 19 voices, and was last updated by  Ragnarok21279 2 hours, 16 minutes ago.

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  • #3466

    Gather your axes, swords, and spears because we’re inviting you to play Rune…with us.
    That’s right. We’re ready for you to play Rune. You have given us great feedback on the gameplay videos we’ve posted so far. In an effort to get even more feedback, we’re inviting select members of the community to join us in our Closed Alpha Combat Tests. Our 10th episode of The Rune Recap has the details, but here’s what you need to know to get started:

    1. We’re in ALPHA. This is the very first time fans are joining us to test the game.
    2. We’re starting the test on one island.
    3. First come. First served. We will be randomly selecting users to participate in our Closed Alpha Combat Tests, but we’re limiting the number of servers available. We’ll announce via email and on Facebook when the servers will be up, but they are first come, first served, so make sure you add the playtests to your calendar.
    4. You have to be on our email list. Yes, that’s correct. The only way you can be chosen to throw down in our first Viking PvP ceremony is to be selected from our email list. Why? Well, we need to communicate with you via email and we’re looking for loyal fans who want to help us test combat. If you’ve already won a key, you will be invited to join the combat test in addition to participating in our Open World Closed Beta later this summer.
    5. You’ll get alpha and beta access. If you’re selected to help us test combat, the key you receive will also work for our Open World Closed Beta Tests later this year. So, if you aren’t able to help test combat, or you are terrible with dates and didn’t make it in before servers were full, you’ll have access to the game in closed beta, too.
    6. The test starts in May. We’re only a few weeks away from letting an exclusive group of testers experience the turmoil of Ragnarok. We’re notifying winners via email at the end of April. (So go sign up.)

    A few more public service announcements before we get to the video…
    • We’ve officially posted our last contest. Thank you for participating!
    • We’re no longer drawing key winners from Facebook. The only way to get a key in the future is to be randomly selected from our email list. (But we’d still really appreciate it if you like us on Facebook. We post fun GIFS.)

    Want the full story? Watch The Rune Recap!

  • #3468

    That was the best episode yet, HHKat! I really appreciated how punchy it was, and the video with Chris narrating and demonstrating the depth of the combat did a great job fulfilling reader requests and outlining what players can expect from the game. Awesome stuff! 🙂

    • #3477

      Thanks Hedy! We really appreciate the feedback on the episodes. Can’t wait to see everyone playing Rune next month!

  • #3470

    Awesome news! can’t wait to see if I get to be one of the chosen.

  • #3472

    Great to see things are rolling along.

  • #3476

    Sounds good. Will the combat tests be subject to NDA?

    • #3537

      These will be subject to NDA, we will have more details very soon!

  • #3503

    I thought I had signed up on the email list before, but it let me go again so maybe I hadn’t. Anyway. I want in, if ya’ll will have me.

    • #3538

      Thanks for letting us know! We will make sure you’re in the drawing.

  • #3513

    isnt there going to be an alpha / beta playtest forum? id imagine sharing feedback per email is preeetty inefficient.

    • #3539

      There will be private communication channels set up for these playtests.

  • #3519

    Will people who were chosen before for keys be able to join the test? Or will it be a whole different group chosen? Thank you! Im really stoked guys! Thanks for the hard work.

    • #3540

      It is all one big group! Everyone who has already won a key, and everyone who wins one from now on will have access to the Combat Tests and the Closed Beta happening in the open world this summer.

  • #3520

    Mal posso esperar para ver se serei escolhido!


  • #3521

    ¡Noticias que alegran! Ojala pueda de disfrutar de vuestro juego.

  • #3524

    For Odin! I need this!

  • #3525

    Hype i think i got selcetet 😀

  • #3527

    Exciting! Hope I get picked here, but either way, looking forward to seeing the progression!

    • #3542

      Hey, Patrickres9! Because you already won a contest, you already have a key secured! We will send them out soon, along with more information. Keep in mind these initial Combat Tests will be first come, first serve, so make sure to pay attention to our notices for when the servers will be up.

  • #3528

    System requirements for the game?

    • #3541

      We will release system requirements soon!

  • #3533

    Glad I got the mail inviting me to the invitations list  XD Seriously, I had to read it twice to understand it was not the actual alpha intive 😛

  • #3535

    I play rune 18 years. Would like to be part of the combat test.

    • #3543

      Your name is in the list for the drawing, and we hope you get a chance to play with us! Thanks for being a long-time Rune fan!

  • #3551

    Super excited for RUNE!
    The Kraken, the giants! It’s gonna be great.
    I’m a small YouTube creator and would love
    to help RUNE advertise by making a 10-15 minute
    video showing some of the features in a positive/funny
    way.  The open world concept goes perfect with the channels theme.

    Let me know!

    • #3561

      Thanks RL CANNIBAL! I’ve made note of your offer, and we will let you know if something comes up.

  • #3566


    Thank you very much!
    Good luck with everything on the development side
    And for the future!


  • #3570

    this game looks very nice, can I try these game ?

    • #3578

      Thanks, Ragnarok21792! The original post in this thread should give you some more information about trying Rune! We are drawing random names from our mailing list, so as a member of the forums, you should be signed up – unless you unsubscribed.

  • #3581

    it’s a cool project for a game, something like a warframe but in a different universe
    I hope that this game will be so good and even better than the new God of War
    I am waiting when I can play this game, I would like to record it on YT
    Greetings from Poland

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