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Akriom #1 Posted 01 August 2017 - 06:31 PM

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Commanders,

 

The number ‘nine’ has a strong resonance throughout mythology and history, from the nine realms held in the branches and roots of Yggdrasil to the nine circles of Hell. Such is the power of the number nine, we’re excited to announce two new opportunities to duke it out with thousands of fellow commanders in Total War: ARENA Alpha 9!

 

You will be able to participate in Alpha 9 at any time over the following two sessions:

  • Session 2:  Friday 4th August at 18:00 (UTC) until Sunday 6th August at 23:59 (UTC)
  • Session 3:  Friday 11th August at 18:00 (UTC) until Sunday 13th August at 23:59 (UTC)
     

We will be inviting a great deal more players to these sessions, as there’s nothing more exhilarating than your first foray into battle, and it’s always fun fighting alongside the new blood! To give them a proper welcome and to ensure a level playing field for newcomers and veterans alike, everyone participating in these sessions will be starting at Tier I. We made several recent improvements that directly affect lower tiers, so this is the perfect chance to try them out for yourself!

 

Following feedback from the first Alpha 9 session, spawn point selection prior to a battle will be available after participation in five battles. This will allow newer players to focus on experiencing and familiarising themselves with the strategic elements of Total War: ARENA. If you missed out on all the new features and additions we brought to Alpha 9 for the first session, here’s a breakdown of the juicy bits:

  • Total War: ARENA is now available in French, German, Spanish, Polish, and Czech!
  • A completely new campfire interface in the lobby, with a simplified unlock and purchase flow
  • A large number of new achievements have been added
  • UI has received significant upgrades
  • Flanking and Morale system improved
  • We found a few bugs and set some Spartans on them

 

Total War: ARENA is still in development, and you may still encounter bugs or technical issues during gameplay. We wholeheartedly encourage you to report any issues to us, so that we can improve your gaming experience and make the game the best it can possibly be. You can let us know about your experience using our ticket support page, or by posting here on the forums in the Closed Alpha forums.

 

We would like to remind you that there is an NDA in place that all Alpha players must agree to, which forbids Alpha participants from sharing any captured or streamed media of the game over the course of Alpha 9.  This includes video (recorded or streamed), and screenshots of any component of the game. We truly appreciate your cooperation on this front!

 

You can also keep yourself informed on all the latest Total War: ARENA updates, news, and activities, and talk about the game with your fellow players by liking our Facebook page, following us on Twitter, or checking out our Instagram!

 

See you on the battlefield!

 


Edited by Akriom, 03 August 2017 - 05:01 PM.


Kingnikolaj #2 Posted 01 August 2017 - 07:28 PM

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There is only one way to victory, and that is forward!

 

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Pierre_Moesian #3 Posted 02 August 2017 - 05:12 AM

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So, 4,5 days of testing locked on tier1? Or we all start at tier1 and progress normally?
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WipeoutVasusu #4 Posted 02 August 2017 - 07:30 AM

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everyone participating in these sessions will be playing at Tier I.

 

what do you mean? that we will start at tier 1 or that we are stuck at tier 1

Akriom #5 Posted 02 August 2017 - 08:56 AM

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You start at tier 1 and keep on going from there on. 

@Kingnikolaj, you know who I am... I'm the one above you on the scoreboard! (Or so I wish... ^^)

HoR_i_ZoN #6 Posted 02 August 2017 - 09:41 AM

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"everyone participating in these sessions will be playing at Tier I"

 

you need to reword the sentence,  otherwise it sounds like it's locked to T1.  Same on the FB page


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Jazz_Khanz #7 Posted 02 August 2017 - 10:22 AM

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View PostAkriom, on 02 August 2017 - 08:56 AM, said:

You start at tier 1 and keep on going from there on. 

@Kingnikolaj, you know who I am... I'm the one above you on the scoreboard! (Or so I wish... ^^)

 

Is it a wipe each session?

 

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Akriom #8 Posted 02 August 2017 - 06:00 PM

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Just to clarify:

Weekend 04/08 - 06/08 => You start tier 1 and start climbing the tiers upwards

Weekend 11/08 - 13/08 => You take up the game where you left it on the 06/08 and you continue climbing up

 

If you have any questions please do let me know. :)



Shamnot #9 Posted 02 August 2017 - 09:18 PM

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View PostAkriom, on 01 August 2017 - 06:31 PM, said:

We found a few bugs and set some Spartans on them

 

 

Bad idea; don't press phalanx button :p



Pierre_Moesian #10 Posted 03 August 2017 - 06:16 AM

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View PostAkriom, on 02 August 2017 - 07:00 PM, said:

If you have any questions please do let me know. :)

 

Is this still Closed Alpha? I mean if this information is on main forum I suppose that this would be more like closed beta or something like that?


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Akriom #11 Posted 03 August 2017 - 10:51 AM

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It is still Closed Alpha. These are the official changes we're happy to share with the wider community. (Similar information is shared on Facebook)

 

So don't break your NDAs please. :) NDA are still fully enforced.

 

Also, to clarify I've changed the wording from "playing at tier 1" to "starting at tier 1". Thanks for your feedback guys! :)


Edited by Akriom, 03 August 2017 - 05:03 PM.


Grafduko #12 Posted 04 August 2017 - 11:26 AM

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Where will i be able to download the game if i have a key?
Edit: I found it sorry for bothering :D

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SteelF1st #13 Posted 04 August 2017 - 12:43 PM

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Hope u did fix some major bugs from last tests..

AkAFAY2 #14 Posted 04 August 2017 - 05:20 PM

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You Guys I just tried logging into the game and todays testing August 4th 2017 time 18.15. Screen message states that the server isn't on line at the moment. or something like that. What's going on Guys?

 

Ok Ok I got in I'm in England. it is 18:25 now  if I'm right the the Europe server runs an hour behind so it is only 5.26pm now as I write. I try getting on the server in an hours time 

 


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Xeir #15 Posted 04 August 2017 - 05:23 PM

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  • Session 2:  Friday 4th August at 18:00 (UTC) until Sunday 6th August at 23:59 (UTC)

 

 

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  18:00 (UTC) 

 

 

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 (UTC) 

 

 

 

https://www.timeandd...ck/timezone/utc

 

 

30 min to go.


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AkAFAY2 #16 Posted 04 August 2017 - 05:44 PM

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I took the day off work today. (Self-Employed Bricklayer. House Bashing) Slept most of the day in preparation for a 24/7 weekend of TWA tier 1 Alpha 9 testing.( Sent the wife off shopping with my card! :( gulps... and then cries "What have I done!) Oh yeah Ancient History Warfare addict from a kid  playing with hundreds and hundreds of Airfix plastic solders. all set up on the front-room floor only to have either one or all 4 of my sister come in and say  "That looks cool.....Who fighting who?.....and who's winning?...... then they would proceed to kick over all the winning side and declare "NOT NOW, THEY ARN'T! ...............Help me..... Help me! I need Wargaming Rehab!..... Someone? anyone!..........Ah I die!

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Paganwitch #17 Posted 04 August 2017 - 08:38 PM

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i donwload updateso this update its only reset progres from previus test or its also some changes in game since alalst test (bug fix etc) sayng last test i mena test when we tested tier X

AstraeusTheTitan #18 Posted 07 August 2017 - 12:24 AM

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Enjoyed my first dabble in TWA alpha, it beat my expectations frankly, i'll post some constructive criticism after a rest! :amazed:

 

(ps - where do I locate my screenshots to show a few issues?)



Xeir #19 Posted 07 August 2017 - 10:25 AM

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There: http://forum.totalwa...pha-gladiators/



AkAFAY2 #20 Posted 08 August 2017 - 03:26 PM

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View PostXeir, on 07 August 2017 - 10:25 AM, said:

 

Xeir I am assuming that this Link is  the the Closed Alpha site. Well it jolly well looks like it. I only ask to double check as I want to post it the right forum.

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