Tomorrow at Noon (12 PM) US Central Time, we'll be kicking off our fourth Closed Alpha Test which will last for 35 hours. (Here's a handy Countdown to the start of the test).
If it's your first time in the Alpha
Be sure to check out the Getting Started Guide on the Wiki. That is a must read at this point since there is no in-game tutorial to guide you. Other players will also be very helpful in this regard.
You can download the game launcher here: https://community.orbusvr.com/t/alpha-game-client-download/1261?u=riley_d
If you don't already have access to the Alpha, you can purchase access on your My Account Page at any time.
Welcome to OrbusVR, we're excited that you're here!
For our testing veterans
This test's feedback thread is here: https://community.orbusvr.com/t/closed-alpha-test-4-feedback-thread/1571
The main focus of this test is the Ranger re-work and the Fishing re-work, as well as the new zone and dungeon. The Patch Notes have also been updated on the Wiki with the full rundown of everything that's changed, including a few things we snuck in at the last minute.
The highlight of this new test from a combat standpoint is undoubtedly going to be the new Jungle Dungeon. Located in the new 8-12 zone, the Patreayl Rainforest, the new dungeon is much more challenging than our current Level 8 dungeon and requires a fair degree of teamwork and class familiarity to defeat. There's also three new bosses, which I'll give you a quick, spoiler-free rundown of now:
Giant Dino Mother
This overgrown dinosaur has built a nest here in the rainforest, and it's up to you to clear her out. Of course, beware of the many eggs located in the nest, you never know what might come out of them...
This giant lizard is used to getting his way, and he's not afraid to bully you around. This fight relies heavily on your tank's ability to do the mechanics of the fight correctly; in our testing, if the tank did their job right, things went pretty smoothly, but only a mistake or two and the fight becomes almost impossible. I hope your sword and shield are ready!
The final boss, Fungulosa, features several mechanics which have to be handled by your party all at once. There's a lot going on during this fight so be sure to keep communication up or you'll quickly get overwhelmed by the boss.
New Zone: Patreayl Rainforest
In addition to the new Jungle Dungeon, the Patreayl Rainforest itself is now available for you to explore, including seven new, unique enemies to fight. The level cap has also been raised to Level 12, and there's a whole new tier of gear to get for your character.
See you in-game tomorrow!