Our Upcoming Alpha
We’ve been working night and day behind the scenes at Nexus Division to bring you the next phase of production for Legion. In a few days, we’ll be launching our Second Legion alpha test!
On April, 28th at 3:30 PM UTC -6 our servers will go live for those lucky players who have an Alpha key, and we couldn’t be more excited! Our backers and growing community will come together for the second time in-game and start making Legion: The Eternal War an unforgettable experience.
What is an Alpha test?
Traditionally an Alpha test is different from a Beta test (Or the controversial B.E.T.A.) in that it is performed in-house while a product is a bit far from public consumption. Alphas are often done while a game is solidifying into a final form. Bugs, missing features, a lack of content, and performance issues aren’t just common for Alpha tests, they’re expected. In order to make Legion the best experience possible, we’ll need to test our servers, our in-game build, and our upcoming content. We can’t do this without help from you.
Why Alpha test now?
We hope to make this a large-scale test and really stress our game while seeing how it works with large numbers of players. We also get the chance to hear community feedback about everything from optimization to what they thought of the direction Legion is taking. While we are quite a way out from a finished product, this is the time where we can start honing in on what form Eternal War will ultimately take.
What will be in the Legion Alpha?
To be honest, it’ll be missing a lot. This Alpha testing phase is primarily concerned with testing our characters, animations, and world in conjunction with server connections. It’s not designed for squashing bugs or getting a taste of what Legion: The Eternal War will ultimately be like. What players will see will be dramatically different from the final product but it will be an introduction into our process and workflow as a team.
Launching a new MMO is both exciting and somewhat terrifying. We’d be disingenuous to promise you a smooth life-changing experience. Everything needs to be tested, worked on, and fixed. We value every person contributing to Legion and ask for a bit of grace around the rough edges. We aren’t making audacious claims, Legion is far from finished and perfect, but we do need your help to show us what needs to change behind the scenes.
Our Content Pipeline
In the coming weeks, we’ll be adding more content regularly and launching more tests. Our hope is to update the game every two weeks with additional content as well as bug fixes, features, and more. Our goal is that this Alpha phase will help Legion form into a unique, highly developed, enjoyable MMO. It’ll take time and work but Nexus Division is committed to making that happen. These regular updates will give you insight into our overall progress and help backers have a say in the direction of Legion.
We look forward to meeting you in-game soon. Thank you for your support as a community and we can’t wait to show you what comes next!