ELYON NEWS

Announcements APR 13. 2021
Elyon’s First Closed Beta Test

Hello,

 

Over the past few years Elyon (formerly known as A:IR) has gone through vast changes in many parts of the gameplay experience, from leveling flow adjustments to the conversion of the combat system into action combat. While the developers are continuously working on making Elyon a more fun MMORPG, we at Kakao Games are preparing at an ever-increasing pace to release in the west.

 

Today, we are pleased to finally announce Elyon’s first Closed Beta Test (CBT1) in North America, Europe and Oceania! We know the wait has been long, we nonetheless hope you’re still excited to try out the content Elyon has to offer and help us make meaningful changes for the western release.

 

The CBT1 schedule is as follows

Subject

UTC

CEST

EDT

PDT

Applications open

April 13 12:00

April 13 14:00

April 13 08:00

April 13 05:00

Applications close

April 25 12:00

April 25 14:00

April 25 14:00

April 25 16:00

April 25 08:00

April 25 10:00

April 25 05:00

April 25 07:00

Applicant selection

April 27

April 27

April 27

April 27

Client pre-download

May 4 12:00

May 4 14:00

May 4 14:00

May 4 16:00

May 4 08:00

May 4 10:00

May 4 05:00

May 4 07:00

CBT1 starts

May 6 12:00

May 6 14:00

May 6 08:00

May 6 05:00

CBT1 ends

May 10 08:00

May 10 10:00

May 10 04:00

May 10 01:00

 

You can apply for CBT1 via the main page here. 

*Application closed on 25th.

 

Every applicant selected to participate in CBT1 will receive a confirmation email on April 27.

 

Even if you are not selected during the application phase, you will still have plenty of opportunities to secure CBT1 access through various events and promotions. Additionally, all selected applicants will not only automatically receive access to CBT1, but can also invite one friend via a key included in the confirmation email. The key can be redeemed here.

 

After the testing period, you will be contacted via email with a link to a survey where you can share your feedback.

 

 

CBT1 Specifications

 

Game Build

The build you will be playing on is a copy of the January 27 patch of the Korean service, with some minor adjustments to visual and game content that is no longer relevant (such as game props, event quests, etc).

 

Why are we playing on such an old build?

Due to the heavy localization work required we have decided to lock on to a specific build version for CBT1 before working on localizing future content; this way we can run the testing period earlier and have a bit more time to process the feedback you give us. We are aware that certain content may have already been changed on the latest version and we will adjust our feedback review process accordingly.

 

Is this build what you’re intending to launch with?

No, the CBT1 build is quite far from our target release build. We are aiming to launch Elyon on a version as close to the Korean one as we can, with localization speed being the deciding factor. In the beginning of the service we will be a bit behind in terms of content, it is nonetheless our goal to catch up and shrink the gap between Korea and the west ASAP.

 

 

Language

For CBT1, only English will be available. From CBT2 onwards, English, German, French and Spanish will be available.

 

 

Servers

There will be two regions available - Europe and North America.

Only for CBT1, each region will start with one server. An additional server may be opened if necessary.

Each server will consist of a certain amount of channels.

 

Can I swap between servers freely with the same character?

No, swapping/transferring your characters from one server (or region) to another is not possible. In the case an additional server is opened during CBT1 and you want to play there, you will have to start from scratch.

 

 

Cash Shop

The cash shop (namely Ruby Shop) will not be available during CBT1. To give players a general feeling about existing cash shop items, a variety will be offered through an event NPC, or via in-game mail if necessary.

 

Why can’t we test the Ruby Shop?

We are still in the process of revising the cash shop along with the impact items offered in it have in the game, and we are not quite ready yet to show you our plans. We have therefore decided not to open the in-game cash shop functionality and instead make certain paid items available to players directly through an NPC for 1 Gold; this way, we hope that misconceptions regarding the state of monetization can be avoided.

 

 

Maintenance

At any point during the CBT1 period, maintenance may be carried out to ensure server stability or fix critical issues. In such a case, a notice will be made as early as possible.

 

 

Progress

Your CBT1 progress will be wiped after the testing period ends.

 

 

 

Excited to talk about Elyon? Our Community Team has prepared a new Discord server that you can jump right in!

 

- Elyon Team