Introduction and the First Details of the Beta Announced!

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Hi there!

My name is Jim, and this is my member-blog here at the Shadow Era homesite. It's here that I hope to provide some insight into the Shadow Era TCG, produced by Wulven Game Studios.

Heh. That is, IF I am selected to participate in the Closed Beta. Consider this starting post my shameless plug to Kyle to be considered in the first wave of beta-testers.

But note, this won't be a substitute for how I report bugs and gameplay issues. That will be done in whatever manner Kyle wants it to be done. However these member blogs allow me (and anybody else who decides to create one) to have a space to document less specific impressions, and just talk about the game in general.

That being said, today marked a first big step towards actually being able to play Shadow Era. Kyle posted some details on how the Beta will work: HERE.

Needless to say I'm excited.

The way Wulven Gate Studios is going about this also makes a lot of sense to me. By releasing each Hero gradually, they can really focus and direct the Beta-Testers towards testing specific gameplay elements. That seems smart and organized to me.

Now a little bit about me: I'm a 42 year old geek who has played role-playing games and confuter and console games most of his life. I've played a lot of TCG games but never fell in love with one before (but there is always a first time). I've also done some freelance writing for RPG games. I've never formally beta-tested a computer game before, but I hope that Shadow Era provides me that first opportunity.

I'm leaving the comments unmoderated for the time being (I'll see how much hate-mail I get!), so I look forward to hearing from you guys and talking about the Shadow Era Beta Experience and about Shadow Era in general!

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Updated 07-25-2010 at 02:00 PM by Paradox (Added category)

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  1. Shadow Era's Avatar
    That's a fantastic idea, exactly what we want to see from the community
  2. Mudkipz223's Avatar
    Sounds like a cool idea, hopefully you don't get too much hate-mail
  3. Paradox's Avatar
    I don't think I will. Hopefully I'll be able to share images from the Beta, and be able to get ideas for things to test from people who (sadly) didn't make it in the Beta..

    And be able to develop some strategies!

    I think one of the most exciting things about Shadow Era is that it's just starting. There are not thousands of cards and years of perfected play-style that I think sometimes isolates and intimidates new players.

    Granted, one day this game will not be new..

    But in the meantime I think this will be a great game for people new to the hobby to get involved with. I know I'm looking forward to it.
  4. Mudkipz223's Avatar
    Yeah, I think it'd be cool to help shape this game into one of those thousand card, perfected gameplay tcg's. I may just need to post my own rival blog, to give yours some competition
  5. Paradox's Avatar
    Do it Mudkip!

    It doesn't have to be a rival blog at all, there's room enough for everybody. I look forward to reading and commenting on it. These are really great community building tools.

    THAT GOES FOR EVERYBODY ELSE! If you're serious about the game, don't get the idea that I've marked this as my exclusive idea alone. Create your own blog and talk about your experiences as well!
  6. Riftblade's Avatar
    Great idea Paradox!

    Nice to see you took initiative to do this! Consider me a regular reader! :-)