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5D__Ardez #1 Posted 07 July 2017 - 03:28 PM

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NOTE: The NDA on TWA has been lifted as of Alpha Test # 10. Any content from Test #9 or earlier is still under NDA, This includes forum content containing information from those tests. If you have questions, reach out to Wargaming.

 

A New Player's Guide to Total War: Arena

 

Redemption & Installation  

 

Creating an Account

 

To begin your military campaign of mediterranean conquest you will need to first redeem your Closed Alpha code and install the game. You should have received a 15 character long code that looks something like this: PHA2-NDB5-VNXN. Please note that the code shown has been previously redeemed and you must use your own unique code to get access to the game.

 

Once you have your code, you need to go login to your Wargaming.net account. There are region locks in the game which means you need to make sure your account belongs to the region you want to play in.

 

You can register a wargaming account by going to these links for your preferred region and creating an account or logging in to an existing account.

 

EU - https://eu.wargaming.net/id/signin/

NA - https://na.wargaming.net/id/signin/

RU/CIS - https://ru.wargaming.net/id/signin/

ASIA/OCEANIA - https://asia.wargaming.net/id/signin/

 

Redeeming Your Code

After you are logged in you will need to go to another link to redeem your code. Again, the link to use is region specific.

 

EU - https://eu.wargaming.net/shop/bonus/

NA - https://na.wargaming.net/shop/bonus/

RU/CIS - https://ru.wargaming.net/shop/bonus/

ASIA/OCEANIA - https://asia.wargaming.net/shop/bonus/

 

Once the site is loaded, enter your code by typing it or copying and pasting it into the text box that says ‘Enter Code Here’. Click the Redeem button when your have finished entering it. If you run into any problems entering your code there is a link to Wargaming Support at the bottom of the website where you can submit a ticket or ask a question.

 

After your code is redeemed you will need to wait for a follow-up e-mail from Wargaming. That e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address you used to create or login in to your Wargaming account, which may be different from the account you received your Alpha invitation in. If you don’t receive that e-mail within 24 hours, open a ticket using the support link on the website.

 

Installing the Game

The e-mail will contain the steps needed to install the game, which are detailed below.

 

Download the Wargaming Center Launcher by clicking this link: http://redirect.wargaming.net/WGC/Wargaming_Game_Center_Install_EU.exe

 

After downloading, open the file and follow the on screen instructions to complete the install. Once installed, open the launcher by double-clicking the Wargaming.net Game Center icon on your desktop.

 

At the top right of the window, click Install Game by ID and in the pop-up that appears copy and paste the following line:

 

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UPON ENTERING THIS CODE AND CLICKING INSTALL YOU ARE ACCEPTING THE NDA TO NOT SHARE WHAT YOU SEE IN THE GAME CLIENT OR CLOSED FORUM SECTIONS. (Except content from Alpha Test #10 and onward.)

 

Click install after the Game ID has been entered in the text field. Total War: Arena will install and takes roughly 3GB of hard drive space. Once installed it will appear as a tab at the top of your Wargaming.net Game Center launcher.

 

First Time Login

Once installed, click Play on the Total War Arena tab of the launcher. The launcher will open a login window where you should login using the region and account information from the first section of this guide. You already signed the NDA when you installed the game.

 

You may discover that your wargaming account belongs to a region you didn’t expect, such as NA when you are EU. If you have already redeemed your code then you will need to open a ticket with Wargaming Support to fix it. You will need to create an account for the region you want to play in and start the process from the beginning.

 

Once logged in, if the servers are open then you will be able to setup your commanders and units. If you get an error stating ‘Service Unavailable’ then that means the servers are closed and the test isn’t live yet.

 

Congratulations! You are now ready to play as soon as the test goes live! If you experience any errors during this process, please report them on the forums so that the Publisher and Dev teams are aware. Each region has its own forums, so pick the one that matches your WG Account.

 

EU Forums:http://forum.totalwararena.net/

NA Forums:http://forum.totalwararena.com/

RU/CIS Forums:http://forum.totalwararena.ru/

ASIA/OCEANIA Forums:http://forum.totalwararena.asia/

 

This is the end of the public section of this guide. There will be a follow-up to this discussing in-game settings, factions, units and strategies in the closed section of the forums as soon as I am able to prepare it.

 

 

Please PM me with any questions about the contents of this guide.

 


Edited by 5D__Ardez, 01 September 2017 - 06:08 PM.

 


Akriom #2 Posted 07 July 2017 - 03:53 PM

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Thanks and great guide! :)

 

I pinned this thread as it should be very helpful to a lot of new players! Thanks again for the time put into this!


Edited by Akriom, 07 July 2017 - 03:54 PM.


HoR_i_ZoN #3 Posted 07 July 2017 - 05:27 PM

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Good job, but all this explanation and guide just to install the game yet edge panning is removed cause it confusing lol

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lord_asbeel #4 Posted 08 July 2017 - 04:26 PM

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hi. i have the problem with the email i no resive email



Xeir #5 Posted 08 July 2017 - 04:58 PM

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So they didin't invite you meybe next time ?

RPPK_WarFighter #6 Posted 12 July 2017 - 09:14 PM

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Hello! I played in the alpha back in 2015 (yeah a while back) and was wondering how I can participate again?

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View PostRPPK_WarFighter, on 12 July 2017 - 09:14 PM, said:

Hello! I played in the alpha back in 2015 (yeah a while back) and was wondering how I can participate again?

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You would need to sign up for a code on the website http://totalwararena.com and wait to receive an e-mail.

 


Arvas0409 #8 Posted 17 July 2017 - 09:01 AM

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HOW CAN WE GET THE CODE.

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View PostArvas0409, on 17 July 2017 - 09:01 AM, said:

HOW CAN WE GET THE CODE.

 

You will receive a 12 character product key via e-mail that you can redeem at the wargaming site if you are selected to participate in the alpha.

 

You can sign up for a chance to be selected at http://totalwararena.net.


 


Arvas0409 #10 Posted 18 July 2017 - 11:25 AM

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and if i wont be chosen? Im owner of rome 2 with total war arena code.Ill be waiting until i will be chosen? If i will be chosen?it was told that this  game is for all . I thnik Its a fault and not fair for everyone.

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  Im owner of rome 2 with total war arena code.Ill be waiting until i will be chosen? 

 

it was writed someting like "You will be choosen to Closed Beta"  We are in "Closed Alpha" So technically speaking its to soon to invite you to game.

( Also year ago if i correct remember before CA started working with WG game was in Closed Beta.... So you should be invited then to game )

 

 

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 I thnik Its a fault and not fair for everyone. 

 This is pretty problematic, Ca is creating game for someting like 2 years so they can't allow themself to invite everyone because everyone would be borred in these years :)

Also they going to Wipe in game  progress before they will move to Beta ( not remember if open or closed )  

So not many people wanna play in game and later look how they experience is deleted and start with Nothing.

 

 

Summary: Promises made by CA in past two years was made before they started working with WG what is responding for community, money and inviting....  I don't have idea what they going to do with them.


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Arvas0409 #12 Posted 18 July 2017 - 04:07 PM

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View PostXeir, on 18 July 2017 - 11:46 AM, said:

 

it was writed someting like "You will be choosen to Closed Beta"  We are in "Closed Alpha" So technically speaking its to soon to invite you to game.

( Also year ago if i correct remember before CA started working with WG game was in Closed Beta.... So you should be invited then to game )

 

 

 This is pretty problematic, Ca is creating game for someting like 2 years so they can't allow themself to invite everyone because everyone would be borred in these years :)

Also they going to Wipe in game  progress before they will move to Beta ( not remember if open or closed )  

So not many people wanna play in game and later look how they experience is deleted and start with Nothing.

 

 

Summary: Promises made by CA in past two years was made before they started working with WG what is responding for community, money and inviting....  I don't have idea what they going to do with them.

Before CA staryed working with WG i could play and i was playing this game.For some reasons i could play for a long time and now (before 2 months) I had access in a computer i realised that the rules have changed



napoleon2121_napo #13 Posted 12 August 2017 - 12:57 PM

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i got the code. i did evertthing. but the centre stucks at checing for update. !!!1 any tips ? ? ? ? ? 

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Wargaming client . Wargaming tips

https://eu.wargaming...b/search/Update


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View Post5D__Ardez, on 07 July 2017 - 03:28 PM, said:

re-wrap;">A New Player's Guide to Total War: Arena

 

re-wrap;">Redemption & Installation

 

re-wrap;">Creating an Account

re-wrap;">To begin your military campaign of mediterranean conquest you will need to first redeem your Closed Alpha code and install the game. You should have received a 15 character long code that looks something like this: re-wrap;">PHA2-NDB5-VNXN. re-wrap;">Please note that the code shown has been previously redeemed and you must use your own unique code to get access to the game.

 

re-wrap;">Once you have your code, you need to go login to your Wargaming.net account. There are region locks in the game which means you need to make sure your account belongs to the region you want to play in.

 

re-wrap;">You can register a wargaming account by going to these links for your preferred region and creating an account or logging in to an existing account.

 

re-wrap;">EU - re-wrap;">https://eu.wargaming.net/id/signin/

re-wrap;">NA - re-wrap;">https://na.wargaming.net/id/signin/

re-wrap;">RU/CIS - re-wrap;">https://ru.wargaming.net/id/signin/

re-wrap;">ASIA/OCEANIA - re-wrap;">https://asia.wargaming.net/id/signin/

 

re-wrap;">Redeeming Your Code

re-wrap;">After you are logged in you will need to go to another link to redeem your code. Again, the link to use is region specific.

 

re-wrap;">EU - re-wrap;">https://eu.wargaming.net/shop/bonus/

re-wrap;">NA - re-wrap;">https://na.wargaming.net/shop/bonus/

re-wrap;">RU/CIS - re-wrap;">https://ru.wargaming.net/shop/bonus/

re-wrap;">ASIA/OCEANIA - re-wrap;">https://asia.wargaming.net/shop/bonus/

 

re-wrap;">Once the site is loaded, enter your code by typing it or copying and pasting it into the text box that says ‘Enter Code Here’. Click the Redeem button when your have finished entering it. If you run into any problems entering your code there is a link to Wargaming Support at the bottom of the website where you can submit a ticket or ask a question.

 

re-wrap;">After your code is redeemed you will need to wait for a follow-up e-mail from Wargaming. That e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address you used to create or login in to your Wargaming account, which may be different from the account you received your Alpha invitation in. If you don’t receive that e-mail within 24 hours, open a ticket using the support link on the website.

 

re-wrap;">Installing the Game

re-wrap;">The e-mail will contain the steps needed to install the game, which are detailed below.

 

re-wrap;">Download the Wargaming Center Launcher by clicking this link: re-wrap;">http://redirect.wargaming.net/WGC/Wargaming_Game_Center_Install_EU.exe

 

re-wrap;">After downloading, open the file and follow the on screen instructions to complete the install. Once installed, open the launcher by double-clicking the Wargaming.net Game Center icon on your desktop.

 

re-wrap;">At the top right of the window, click re-wrap;">Install Game by IDre-wrap;"> and in the pop-up that appears copy and paste the following line:

 

 

 

re-wrap;">UPON ENTERING THIS CODE AND CLICKING INSTALL YOU ARE ACCEPTING THE NDA TO NOT SHARE WHAT YOU SEE IN THE GAME CLIENT OR CLOSED FORUM SECTIONS.

 

re-wrap;">Click install after the Game ID has been entered in the text field. Total War: Arena will install and takes roughly 3GB of hard drive space. Once installed it will appear as a tab at the top of your Wargaming.net Game Center launcher.

 

re-wrap;">First Time Login

re-wrap;">Once installed, click Play on the Total War Arena tab of the launcher. The launcher will open a login window where you should login using the region and account information from the first section of this guide. You already signed the NDA when you installed the game.

 

re-wrap;">You may discover that your wargaming account belongs to a region you didn’t expect, such as NA when you are EU. If you have already redeemed your code then you will need to open a ticket with Wargaming Support to fix it. You will need to create an account for the region you want to play in and start the process from the beginning.

 

re-wrap;">Once logged in, if the servers are open then you will be able to setup your commanders and units. If you get an error stating ‘Service Unavailable’ then that means the servers are closed and the test isn’t live yet.

 

re-wrap;">Congratulations! You are now ready to play as soon as the test goes live! If you experience any errors during this process, please report them on the forums so that the Publisher and Dev teams are aware. Each region has its own forums, so pick the one that matches your WG Account.

 

re-wrap;">EU Forums:re-wrap;"> re-wrap;">http://forum.totalwararena.net/

re-wrap;">NA Forums:re-wrap;"> re-wrap;">http://forum.totalwararena.com/

re-wrap;">RU/CIS Forums:re-wrap;"> re-wrap;">http://forum.totalwararena.ru/

re-wrap;">ASIA/OCEANIA Forums:re-wrap;"> re-wrap;">http://forum.totalwararena.asia/

 

re-wrap;">This is the end of the public section of this guide. There will be a follow-up to this discussing in-game settings, factions, units and strategies in the closed section of the forums as soon as I am able to prepare it.

 

 

re-wrap;">Please PM me with any questions about the contents of this guide.

 

oh thanks this helped me a lot :D

although it's a little bit late to join alpha testing but I would be happy to do it ... I have registered one year ago and I have just seen the message before one day between 10s of messages :D  

Men0War #16 Posted 18 August 2017 - 05:22 PM

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You might have heard it a hundred times already, but in my experience a simple thank you is never too much ;) thank you kind sir 5D__Ardez for your guide!

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I have updated this guide to include recent changes to the NDA.

 


withaai #18 Posted 18 August 2017 - 09:19 PM

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Please help my code just says is invalid?

 



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View Postwithaai, on 18 August 2017 - 09:19 PM, said:

Please help my code just says is invalid?

 

 

You already redeemed your code. It says Closed Alpha Gladiator below your picture on the forums. You just need to skip to the 'Installing the Game' step.

 


PainPK0 #20 Posted 19 August 2017 - 09:27 AM

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So, are the codes for Alpha #10 redeemable yet? When trying to enter it, I get the "code invalid" treatment. Just to be sure, I downloaded/installed the game like described above; ingame it says "authentification failed".




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