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Often players on the Forum wonder about what’s going on in Beta.
If you’re a regular reader of the Forum, then you’ll find that there’s actually abundant conversation about what’s going on in Beta at any given time.
And that’s actually allowed!
What’s restricted is images and videos — but discussion is ok:
The challenge is that information is often scattered around the Forum. I’ve created The Beta Beat to help centralize it for those who are interested.
The Beta Beat is a series of threads which are evolving as I get feedback on what’s helpful to players.
My main focus is giving some high-level guidance of what’s going on in current testing, so players outside of Beta can be better informed.
Like Beta itself, this thread is experimental and will evolve based on your feedback.
Information from Beta is frankly often mostly useless, so don’t get too attached.
Details from Beta, especially brand-new Beta content, don’t tend to be very reliable for actual release.
It’s incredibly common that heroes and features are changed during Beta testing, or sometimes even after testing but before release.
That is, after all, the purpose of Beta testing.
Often Incomplete Information Circulates
Many of us have seen screenshots and other information shared on LINE, Discord, Facebook, and other groups — often without context or explanation.
These can lead to confusion and misunderstanding.
Often, early Beta information — the least reliable or useful — is circulated…and then updated information is missed.
I’m hoping centralizing some high-level information on the Forum may help to reduce this as well.
What’s Going on in Beta Right Now
Ninja Tower Event
This event is part of the v31 Beta testing cycle, but is not expected to be released until late 2020.
Beta Information & Discussion: 🧪 Early Information on Ninja Tower Event [Part of The Beta Beat v31]
Sneak Peek & Discussion: Ninja Tower & Mythic Titans Sneak Peek Discussion
A feature that has been requested for a while will add new raid formations.
Raid formations are changed in a separate menu from training in the Hero Academy building.
They’re available as early as Hero Academy level 1 is built. You don’t have to research level 1 training, as it’s part of a separate menu.
Wars, Raid Tournaments, and other battle formations remain unaffected.
4 raid formations can be set: Standard, Reverse, Double, Reverse Double.
Discussion thread and more information: 🧪 Early Information on Raid formations [Part of The Beta Beat v31]
Alliance Member Online/Offline Indicator
The long requested feature to have a red/green light indicating whether each Alliance Member is online or offline has been added.
It appears in the Alliance Member list as a small red or green circle on the lower left of each avatar box.
While this could be discerned when the War Battlefield was available (at least for members opted in), this new feature will enable seeing who’s online or offline at all times.
I see no indication that players can opt out of this display, so it should be visible for all members.
Discussion thread: please discuss in this thread
July through December HOTM (Heroes of the Month)
New Season 3 Heroes
Various Hero Balances: 🧪 Early Information on Hero Balance Updates [Part of The Beta Beat v31]
Additional Telluria & Vela Balance Changes: 🧪 Early Information on Additional Telluria & Vela Balance Updates [Part of The Beta Beat v31]
Goblin Balloon & Goblin Ghest
Discussion Thread: 🧪 Early Information on the Goblin Balloon [Part of The Beta Beat V31]
Tavern of Legends Portal Update
There has been no indication that there is any change to the net odds of the portal. Will update tho when tested / investigated.
I’d love to hear thoughts on whether this information and format is useful, and how you’d like to see information presented in the future. Any thoughts or ideas?
July 1 Beta Update:
August 3 Beta Update:
August 10 Beta Update: