*Roll Chaos.* Below is OUTDATED, pending update... UPDATED FOR "BIG WORLD" TEST PHASE As we get more fresh faces into the testing, here are some recommendations for organization and focus : 1) "Play" versus "Test." This next test cycle will be more about testing big new systems (world generation, harvesting, crafting, etc) than a refined game play experience with a wrapper such as Hunger Dome or Siege Perilous. If you are more interested in a finished game experience, wait for later testing phases. Temper expectations and hope to be surprised to find some competitive gameplay along the way. 2) Be in voice comms. Currently we are using the LotD Discord server for testing. 3) Form groups. Game mode will be set to "No Faction" and "No Friendly Fire" for groups. There is no guild structure in game yet. Full loot is enables - you will respawn NAKED so obviously working as a group will improve your survival chances as well as increased odds of someone around to recover gear from corpses. 4) Harvesting. Resource management will be a vital part of a winning game strategy. Get used to how resources are collected. Everyone will have a role in the future (or our castles won't get built!) 5) Crafting. There will be temporary crafting skill pots available therefore a very wide and deep crafting system will be available for testing. Experimentation and min/max will be rewarded. Crafting will be a time intensive activity and require a dedicated character or account come release, so there will be a lot to figure out, digest, and strategize. 6) No Combat Logging! It is lame and makes people look bad. 7) No Exploiting, taking advantage of bugs, etc. Play it like it's real. The Dev team has enough to do without chasing down people who are obstructing testing activities or skewing data. 8) Name-LotD. If you have been a full chapter member in at least one official LotD effort, please show your support for the guild through your name. (Thats little "o", little "t".) We already have a rep for being scrappy with our limited numbers in early testing, and showing good sportsmanship. And have fun!