So what’s the purpose of this playtest? In one word, PvP. “It’s all about testing PvP! The criminal system will be live — only without the bounty hunting and jail systems. Plus, most existing abilities have been changed/rebalanced. Other than stress-testing game servers, our aim here is to get as much feedback as possible on PvP balancing so we can have that in a good state by the start of the Winter Alpha!”
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