Skylore: FAQ
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What is Skylore?

Skylore is a new mobile MMORPG with PvP and PvE elements, talent system, splendid 2D graphics and vivid open world.

The game is under development and may change in the future.

We invite everyone who loves MMORPG, fantasy, adventure and plays on mobile devices to be one of the first Skylore players and participate in development of the project.

What do you need to do to start playing?

  1. 1. Follow our news.
    You can subscribe to the newsletter by filling in the form by the “Join the test” button on the main page of the site or follow our Facebook group in order to be updated to all the news about Skylore. You can also get acquainted with general information on the schedule, rules and limitations of each stage of testing on this page.
  2. 2. Get information about the beginning of the testing.
    Before the test starts, we publish detailed instructions in the Facebook group, on forum and in our Discord server, and also send a letter to all the players who have left applications for participation in all previous stages of the testing and subscribed for the newsletter.
  3. 3. Start playing, communicate with development team via Discord, forum, our groups in social media, report bugs and problems.
    Also, at the end of each stage, we may invite you to fill in a feedback form or leave feedback in our official community channels. Your opinion is important to us, so we will be glad to receive a detailed review.

And now we're answering some questions in detail:

What is the current stage of game development?

We have completed the alpha testing of the game. Thanks for the help of everyone who took part.

Now our team has moved on to the next stage - beta testing of the project. We plan to hold it until the official release of the game, with breaks for updates and technical fixes.

The beta is the game version that is the most similar to the one that will be released officially. It means that changes implemented in Skylore won't be fundamental. However, the game is still under development: new features will appear and some elements and mechanics may be changed by official launch.

How is the testing going?

Testing is held in several stages.

First stage — closed alpha tests, which were held in February 2019 and May 2019.

During the selection process of participants we considered all the applications that we received via official site Alpha tests had individual schedule according to the goals and tasks.

Tests were called closed due to the fact that we could invite a limited number of players and each of them had to sign the NDA. This agreement is still acting for the information that players received during closed tests and we're asking participants to follow the agreement.

The second stage is open alpha tests, which took place in July and November 2019, as well as May 2020.

The third stage is the beta test, which will begin on September 17, 2020 and will last until the official launch of the project.

More detailed information about the stage and development of the project can be found in our Facebook group, forum and Discord server.

What are the goals of beta testing?

During all stages we will gather reviews from players and analyze the data. It will help us optimize the game and remove any detected bugs.

Who can take part in the testing?

To get into the beta test, you need to register on our website. If you have already subscribed to the newsletter, please specify the platform on which you will play this time — we have sent instructions to your email.

Now we will care to provide access to the maximum number of players, but there might be a limit on places for new participants. With time we will expand the testing: we'll add updates with new content and increase the number of participants. We will try to make the participation in beta testing possible for everyone.

You can register for the beta test even after the start of the server: just fill in the form on the site, follow your mailbox and our news on social media. We'll try to do our best so you will join us as soon as possible.

With time we will expand the testing: we'll add updates with new content and increase the number of participants. We will try to make the participation in beta testing possible for everyone.

Keep in mind that in some countries the game can appear in unrestricted access in Google Play.

During the beta test, the game will be available in Russian and English. We are planning to translate the game into other languages. Information about this will be available closer to the official launch.

Are there any age restrictions?

There is no special age limit to participate in the beta testing. However, there is an expected age rating of the game of 12+ that might change in the future.

What are the minimum system requirements?

Now we are testing the game with the next requirements:

  • mobile devices with Android 5.0 or higher and iOS 10.0 or higher
  • 1 GB RAM and 1 GB available space on your device

How many participants will join testing?

Every stage of the testing has its own goals, tasks and conditions as well as limits related to the amount of participants.

At the start of the beta testing, we will try to invite as many players as possible, however there may be restrictions. We will gradually invite new participants in accordance with the goals and objectives of the testing.

Also note that the TestFlight platform has a limit on the number of participants on iOS devices: 10,000 players.

If I have the game account, does it mean that I can play anytime I want?

All players, having received invitations, will be able to take part in the beta test until the official release of the game. We will stop the game server for updates and technical fixes, we will share news about such events via our official community channels.

I got an invitation but can't participate in the testing. What should I do?

The beta test will last until the official release of the game, so you will have a chance to join us if there are no restrictions in accordance with the goals and objectives of testing.

If you want to participate, but did not have time to register for the test before the start, do the following: fill in the form on the website, follow your mailbox and our news on social networks. We will try to make sure that you get to us as soon as possible!

What should I do if I have issues with registration and entering the game?

Our official Discord server and forum are available for all test participants, where you can communicate with developers, leave your questions, bug reports and wishes.

If you have any technical issues, please, contact us by email [email protected].

What should I test?

We will constantly update the game during the beta test. What's available in the game now:

  • 2 alliances, 6 playable races, 5 classes with different fighting mechanics.
  • Updated system of interactions between characters of different alliances.
  • Unique system of a hero's development: 150+ talents for each class, setting of skills in accordance to your playstyle.
  • System for upgrading the characteristics and quality of equipment by item's levelling up and combining. 8 big territories and more than 50 locations.
  • More than 35 storyline and 100 additional quests, 100 daily quests and 6 dynamically changing zones.
  • Dungeons — PvE mode with procedure generated locations, tactical fights with bosses and dynamic level change system.
  • Arena 3x3 — group PvP mode with different fight regimes, search for a group, Leagues and Ratings.
  • Adamantine Grotto — a large-scale PvPvE location with quests and fights against monsters, mini-bosses and other players.
  • Leveling up to 20th level.
  • Activity Center — additional opportunity to get precious rewards for completing tasks.
  • Chats and friend lists for cooperation and interaction with players from all over the world.
  • Sounds and music.

Please note: there is an opportunity in the game to make in-game purchases for real currency. All transactions are carried out in accordance with our End-User License Agreement and Refund Policy.

Will my game progress be saved after testing?

We will try to save the game data, but we cannot completely rule the possibility of a reset of progress out after the test is completed. In this case, we promise to reimburse the time spent by each player in the form of bonuses at the release.

Are you planning to reward participants of the testing?

Participants in the beta test will be able to take a nickname for a character and save their progress or receive a refund of the time spent in the game in the form of bonuses when the game is officially launched. More detailed information will appear later.

We also plan to hold a variety of promotions and contests with particularly valuable awards — stay tuned to the news so you don't miss this information.

We reserve the right to reward some beta contributors for special activity.

We also remind you that alpha test participants will be provided with useful bonuses at the official launch of the game: a standard premium account for a limited amount of time and a unique costume.

We will provide the most active testers with special bonuses: a unique premium account for a limited amount of time, a unique costume and equipment for end-game content.

Please, note:

  • The equipment, provided to active participants of the testing after the official release of the game, will differ only in appearance from the usual equipment that's obtained along the storyline, and it won't affect the game balance. To use this equipment, the owner will need to level up a hero.
  • The unique costumes of testing participants and active participants are different.

Keep in mind that active testers are manually selected by developers. There are also automatic selection criteria that helps the developers make a list of test participants. To avoid abuse of the rules, these criteria are not disclosed and remain confidential for the entire testing period.

We will update the FAQ regularly to support its relevance during the whole testing period.