Servers are Live!


Hey everyone,

While this entire news post is a ploy to keep you reading and not playing the game so we can get a head start on you all, we do have a few things we’d like to tell you.

WELCOME!!! To the new Beta, this is the moment we’ve been working towards and you’ve been waiting for for quite a while now. The servers are open and available here for you to play and test on:

Go to this link to register or go to cos.r2games.com and log in with your email!

Quite a few of us devs as well as the CM’s are already in-game, if you have any questions or need help, talk to someone with a “DEV” or “GM” logo above their head. Don’t hesitate to ask someone with a “DEV” icon to help you with a dungeon or something like that, if they have time they’ll be happy to do so!

If you’d like to know more about the changes made in this version, please read this post, it explains most of what has changed. We’re also working together with R2Games to make a VERY aggressive content release schedule possible that will make a lot of new content available to play and test over the coming weeks and months. And when we say aggressive we mean it:

  • New Level Cap: 32
  • New Races: Draug & Riven
  • New Content: The Vault, The Broken Stair, 20+ New Quests, 20+ New Dungeons, Armor & Weapons, Monsters & Bosses, Paragon Mode
  • New Systems: VIP System, Company System (Guilds)
  • New Events: PvP Tournament, Siege of the Spire (MOBA)
  • Other: Bug Fixes, Balance Tweaking, Content Updates, Rendering Performance Improvements, Energy Tweaks

All this will be available within a few weeks after launch, we’ll give you a more precise date when we’re closer to actually releasing it, but as you can see there’s a lot to look forward to.

And as always, this is still a Beta! We’d love to hear your feedback in the forums and in the feedback system available via the info-bar under the games’ window.

Thank you for reading and we’re looking forward to seeing you in-game!

 

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0 comments by CoS_Ethan on Apr 26th, 2013

This is a repost from City of Steam Dev Journals

Before we talk about anything else, our hearts go out to everyone in Boston. We were in the city only a few weeks before the attack and what happened there is terrible. Stay strong over there.

“YOU’RE LATE!” Yes indeed we are, but we have some very good reasons: 

  1. We’re all very busy working on something you might find quite interesting (coming soon™)
  2. We wanted to release the video you see above alongside the article, or the other way around, whatever you find more important. 
  3. We get it, we suck, no really, we do. This is probably where you’re wondering why we haven’t announced a release date… well shhh… that’s coming soon, really soon.

Cons are a weird affair, while there you're basically part salesman, part busy bee and part wreck because of the really long hours (and jetlag!). PAX East and GDC San Francisco being back-to-back didn't really help either, but that didn't stop our Con Crew in the slightest... or did it?

When everyone arrived at the Boston Convention center, they quickly started setting up the booth. Some things we brought with us, others came in separately by courier (yes, it was a nail-biting experience...). We started by hanging up posters, putting furniture in place, unpacking swag, setting up the PC's and installing the sound syst... wait, where's the AMP? Fine! We had to buy another AMP since, by our last check, it ended up somewhere in Kentucky for some odd reason... The next day we were there bright and early as con-goers were coming in bringing the wave of craziness (awesomeness) that always accompanies them. Being well rested doesn't make you immune, but a heck of a lot more resistant to the PAX flu. As you might've heard here, Gab's voice was shot after talking as much as he did over the three days, but don't worry, with some hermit-mode upon return he is back to normal! The group losing their voices wasn't that strange though as the amount of fans, press and general con-goers that came by our booth was almost staggering. They were so busy that none of the fantastic four manning the booth actually saw anything on the show floor, although that's quite normal... we would've loved to hear more about Divekick at the office!

We also made some new friends, Dinosaur Games, developers of MechKnight were awesome as we swapped stories and booth setting-up supplies. At the end of PAX we donated our huge speakers in the name of better gaming at their office!

After PAX, came GDC San Francisco, this was a two man job, so both Cherith and Brian were left out. Gab and Andrew were left to their own devices and for a day they were able to enjoy the San Francisco area, go to the pier, take a boat trip under the infamous Golden Gate bridge and take some really dumb photos (Andrew is apparently really good at making those, who would’ve thought!).

After a day of messing about it was back to work, doing previews, and of course "making contacts" (pictured below), it's a hard life but someone has to do it. All in all, we met up with some great press, made a lot of new interesting contacts, made some new developer friends and had a great time. Now if we could only stop them from prancing around with those party invite bracelets and exhibitor badges, that'd be greeaattt.


Shhh…it’s a party! (Guess which one?)

Before we say goodbye, we'd like to thank a few people. First off R2Games, they financed this whole circus so without them this would not have happened. We'd also like to thank Cherith, she did a fantastic job at the booth telling the con-goers about the game and just being generally incredibly helpful. Stan the PAX "enforcer", he went above and beyond helping us set up the booth, fetching us stuff in a pinch and just being there when we needed him<3. Ethan, without him this all would've gone to you-know-what! He helped plan the booth, shipped over items, set up some of the appointments and got the equipment there (the AMP wasn't his fault!), fantastic indeed! I guess we can mention Sam for cutting together all our great times.


From left to right: Gab, Andrew, Brian and Cherith!

We will have missed someone here, but thanks to everyone who helped us prepare, set up, run the booths, came by, check us out and wrote about us. You’re all wonderful, wonderful people.

We can’t wait for the next opportunity to meet all of you in person!

Next time we’ll get Gab to wear that dress and hair again… mouhahah.

Check out our previous Dev Journal about The Wilderness!


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Ravious
Ravious Oct 23 2013, 1:47pm says:

I really liked the idea of this game, and I even took my time to participate in some of the closed beta events. However, as there was some publisher that came along, the account that I used in the beta events was removed and I lost interest.

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moddlord1
moddlord1 Feb 1 2013, 3:39pm says:

waz up! looking good i be watching

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CoS_Ethan
CoS_Ethan Jan 31 2013, 1:55am replied:

City of Steam is a browser-based game, the only thing you need to do is get the Unity webplayer installed and start playing when OBT comes out.

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Guest
Guest Dec 10 2012, 4:40am says:

Real excited for this game. I love steampunk, and I love MMOs. I also love free stuff... please be a good game!

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Piemanlives
Piemanlives Dec 4 2012, 11:36pm replied:

Back to the news of no data wipe, does that mean when the game finally reaches public release we get to keep our stuff? I know the data wipe is only currently not going to happen between this session an the next, but what about afterwards.

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CoS_Ethan
CoS_Ethan Dec 10 2012, 10:44pm replied:

Sorry for the late response. As for your question, we'll wipe out all Closed Beta data when OBT comes out early next year. But we won't do any wipe after the game is officially released.

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Piemanlives
Piemanlives Dec 11 2012, 12:11am replied:

no problem, a response is a response even if it's late (even though sometimes they end in disaster)

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CoS_Ethan
CoS_Ethan Dec 12 2012, 3:04am replied:

Thanks for keeping an eye on our game, I do look forward to meeting you this Friday! :P

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Piemanlives
Piemanlives Dec 12 2012, 11:03pm replied:

I'll be there, wish I leveled up more but I don't always have time to play the game so you know.

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