The Sundering: Rise of the Witch King is a mod for Medieval 2: Kingdoms and based around the fantasy world of Game workshop's Warhammer universe during the civil war between the Elves, the mod's campaign opens with the Death of Bel Shanaar in -2751 IC.

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We are starting a beta testing phase for the version 0.68 which will be released soon. We have included so many new features that we considered necessary to test it before the release. Among the new additions you can find four new races in custom battles (Orcs & Goblins, Dwarfs, Tomb Kings and Skaven) and a lot of improvements to the Rise of the Witch King campaign.

Posted by Kolwen on Nov 12th, 2012

We are starting a beta testing phase for the version 0.68 which will be released soon.
We have included so many new features that we considered necessary to test it before the release.
Among the new additions you can find four new races in custom battles (Orcs & Goblins, Dwarfs, Tomb Kings and Skaven) and a lot of improvements to the Rise of the Witch King campaign.

Please, if you are interested post here the faction you will test in campaign. 

  • EATAINE : LordKronos, Sephiroth91
  • CALEDOR : 7ty7, Cybexx15
  • ELLYRION : VennDaVinci, Akhenatoon
  • NAGARYTHE : Sanguinius
  • AVELORN : Khassaki
  • CHRACE : Fragorn
  • COTHIQUE : Caius Bingerus
  • YVRESSE : sqweegel460
  • SAPHERY : jasperz0r

We expect accurate information (progress of your campaigns, critics, suggestions) on the following topics:

I. Campaign


1) Economy Balance (trade income, units price and maintenance cost, buildings ...)
 
2) Campaign AI Balance (What happens in your faction, aggressiveness or passivity of certain factions, difficulty, challenge, bugs, all must be detailed).

3) Diplomacy Balance (Log of alliances, betrayals, shifting alliances, conversion to the worship of pleasure, jihad or crusades launched, if your campaign is full of life or boring) 

4) Ideal campaign difficulty is HARD / HARD


II. Battles
 

1) Unit Balance (Try to detail the strengths and weaknesses of your faction) 

2 ) Morale System Balance (Some units have low morals, another excellent morals, some cause fear, others inspire nearby troops ... This article seeks to know how you find the morale system). 

3) Balancing armies ( Are the enemy armies balanced between normal and elite units, maintaining a proper ratio between infantry unit, missile and cavalry? We wanted elite units to be rare, not necessarily expensive recruitment but with a high maintenance costs. In other words, how do you find this system?)


III. Custom battles


Just like the Part II. However, we want you to test mainly the new races because we really need feedback on these new factions. Explain if you play dwarves or Skaven for example, and against whom (try to fight battles between the new races but you can always take one of the elven races too. This part is really important to us. Do not forget to test the Chaos faction as it offers some nice surprises! (centigors, minotaurs, bloodthirster and many others!) For custom battles: 

1) You can choose between two types of battles, those with 10,000 florins or 30,000 florins. Specify which units take part in a 10,000 florins battle and 30,000 florins because the strengths are not the same but the result should be the same!

2) Make only 1vs1 battles
 
3) Ideal difficulty HARD 

Thanks, we look forward to your applications!

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LordKronos
LordKronos Nov 12 2012, 6:11am says:

I would like to apply to test EATAINE in the campaign (: The second campaign i started on the previous version was with them. I really enjoyed their uniqie placement on both halfs of the map.

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Kolwen
Kolwen Nov 12 2012, 6:37am replied:

Ok LordKronos. You are wellcome :D

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Chompster
Chompster Nov 12 2012, 7:44am says:

should contact this guy Youtube.com he plays lots of these games and is good. he'd make a good tester.

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jasperz0r
jasperz0r Nov 12 2012, 7:50am says:

I'm up for Saphery (that one seemed a bit buggy last time, especially with the mages)

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Kolwen
Kolwen Nov 12 2012, 8:23am replied:

Yep, we have reworked them :)

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7ty7
7ty7 Nov 12 2012, 12:15pm says:

I'm down with Caledor if that's cool with you
I'll also play custom battle and give feedback, but I'm no master strategist or anything ; )

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Cybexx15
Cybexx15 Nov 12 2012, 12:51pm says:

I would like to test the CALEDOR campaign ^^

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Kolwen
Kolwen Nov 12 2012, 5:55pm replied:

Please, chose other one. 7ty7 asked first. I will set you as 2nd tester for Caledor just in case 7ty7 cant do it.

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Sanguinius
Sanguinius Nov 12 2012, 1:19pm says:

This Sanguinus...is that me but you missed one letter or is that someone else, coz i don't remember applying :P?

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7ty7
7ty7 Nov 12 2012, 3:25pm replied:

no, he's someone from TWC forums afaik

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Kolwen
Kolwen Nov 12 2012, 5:53pm replied:

Sorry. It is Sanguinius from twc. Aren't you the same person?

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Sanguinius
Sanguinius Nov 13 2012, 6:25pm replied:

Nope not the same, my nick there is different :P

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Morthranduil
Morthranduil Nov 12 2012, 1:20pm says:

I would be willing to test any of the campaigns if you'd like that. I can only do it in the weekend though, working on a social activity.

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Kolwen
Kolwen Nov 12 2012, 5:57pm replied:

What faction would you like Venn?

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Morthranduil
Morthranduil Nov 13 2012, 2:36am replied:

Doesn't really matter, i'm excited about all.

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Kolwen
Kolwen Nov 13 2012, 1:06pm replied:

Ok VennDaVinci, you test Ellyrion :)

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Morthranduil
Morthranduil Nov 13 2012, 3:41pm replied:

My pleasure. (:

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Fragorn
Fragorn Nov 12 2012, 4:26pm says:

Hello, first of all, Congratulations for the mod...
I would offer to test Caledor or another one, because i played the campaing since the turn 180, in winter of 1737 BS, in VH/VH.
I Have 17 cities and 12 castles and my kingdom goes to Shinre of remembrance in Northwest, to Lothern in South and to Windseer manor in North.
I would like to test some improvements in financial and new units balances.

Thanks.

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Kolwen
Kolwen Nov 12 2012, 5:57pm replied:

Thanks fangorn. Please chose other one. Caledor is full.

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Fragorn
Fragorn Nov 12 2012, 6:03pm replied:

CHRACE?

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Kolwen
Kolwen Nov 12 2012, 7:13pm replied:

sure :D

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monkeyeatbanana1
monkeyeatbanana1 Nov 12 2012, 10:13pm says:

I'll take the cothique as soon as i finish downloading the mod

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monkeyeatbanana1
monkeyeatbanana1 Nov 12 2012, 10:22pm replied:

I can beta test almost every day from 9PM to 10-11PM

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monkeyeatbanana1
monkeyeatbanana1 Nov 12 2012, 10:57pm replied:

Oh hey wait, I retract my statement, something has come up.
This beta tester is a no-go

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Kolwen
Kolwen Nov 13 2012, 3:40am replied:

We have not released the beta yet mate.

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jasperz0r
jasperz0r Nov 12 2012, 11:59pm says:

A quick question though, is this going to be a full version or a patch? If it's a full version then I assume that I just need to uninstall the previous version and install this one?

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Kolwen
Kolwen Nov 13 2012, 3:39am replied:

It will be standalone. You need to uninstall the 0.6X

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LordKronos
LordKronos Nov 13 2012, 9:36am replied:

That is what i was worried about XD Well...another day will be spend just downloading the mod :D

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7ty7
7ty7 Nov 13 2012, 9:40am says:

When will the beta be available?

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Kolwen
Kolwen Nov 13 2012, 10:30am replied:

Soon :) I can not be more precise, sorry.

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7ty7
7ty7 Nov 13 2012, 10:33am says:

ok no problem, I'm ready to rocknroll.

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sqweegel460
sqweegel460 Nov 13 2012, 1:01pm says:

I would like to beta test the YVRESSE, i just downloaded it and would like to help with the development if possible by giving my opinion on it.

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Kolwen
Kolwen Nov 13 2012, 1:05pm replied:

Sure sqweegel460, but the beta hasn't been released yet. I will tell you when you can download it. Thanks.

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sqweegel460
sqweegel460 Nov 13 2012, 1:09pm says:

ty and i meant the the 0.6, i just realized my mistake. still would like to beta test though.

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jasperz0r
jasperz0r Nov 13 2012, 8:57pm says:

imma check this site every day for the beta test, and when it's out I'll report bugs and such every day or every other day.

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Kolwen
Kolwen Nov 14 2012, 3:48am replied:

Thanks jasper0r. We will send a pm to all the testers with the link to the new version with precise information about the way to send the feedback as soon as it is ready.
In addition there will be a "new" here with all the details.

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Skruge
Skruge Nov 14 2012, 6:24pm says:

i wouldn´t mind to try some custom battles if you want!...really i wouldn´t mind...LET ME TRY PLEAAAASEE!! :)

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Kolwen
Kolwen Nov 15 2012, 1:52pm replied:

I'm sorry Skruge. This is a closed beta. If you want to participate you must try the campaign aswell and fill a feedback document. Else you will need to wait unitl the release.
Thank you.

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7ty7
7ty7 Nov 16 2012, 1:55pm says:

I hope we get to do this during the weekend, I for one have quite a bit of free time ; )

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