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#2334 May 18, 2020, Monday, 03:29 pm
Fellow Adventurers!

The long-awaited combat beta of Realms Beyond has been finally released to Kickstarter backers whose reward tier includes combat beta access. Assemble your party and enter the Halls of Challenge to brave tough fights that will put all your skills to the test!

The purpose of the combat beta is to provide feedback and bug reports to us, so if you are among those with access to it, we ask you to report any issues to us. The easiest way to do so is in our official Discord server, where we have opened a dedicated combat beta channel. You can also use our official forums here (account registration required).

While the combat beta is not available to the public, there is no NDA on it. You can take screenshots, talk about your experience on forums and social media, or even record yourself playing it on YouTube or Twitch.

Since this is essentially a closed beta, please keep in mind that there are still bugs to be ironed out, balance is not perfect, and some features are missing. We will deal with those issues as we receive your reports. As of now, we have not yet implemented a savegame feature. If you want to speed up animations in combat, hold down <SPACE>. If you have any questions – or suggestions – feel free to contact us about them.

Happy playing, and may you survive the trials of the Halls of Challenge!
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#2335 May 18, 2020, Monday, 06:23 pm
Hello,

I do not have access to the combat beta but I was able to watch several videos.
The game is awesome. it's D&D. Thank you for this first step
I can't wait for the early access version to be available. a date?

I noticed in the videos that the characters walk on it. There is a bug on the movements of the characters.

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#2373 May 19, 2020, Tuesday, 08:50 pm
Hello I am a late backer today and signed up for the early access key.  Is
there something else I need to do to get started?   I am not sure about how to get the steam
key or what else is required of me.  I haven't seen anything from BackerKit either.

Thank you and I appreciate you reviewing this for me!

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#2375 May 19, 2020, Tuesday, 11:52 pm
Hello I am a late backer today and signed up for the early access key.  Is
there something else I need to do to get started?   I am not sure about how to get the steam
key or what else is required of me.  I haven't seen anything from BackerKit either.

Thank you and I appreciate you reviewing this for me!

Hello,
the early access itself doesn't include the combat beta.
The combat beta  has been an Kickstarter exclusive reward for higher plede levels.

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#2380 May 20, 2020, Wednesday, 05:10 pm
Okay I see.  That's a shame.  I didn't even know the game
had a kickstarter.  I would have pledged.  Is it to late now to do
a higher pledge tier and get to participate in the beta?

I'd love to do that.  I participated in both of Owlcats backer programs
for Pathfinder Kingmaker and now Wrath.

If there is a way I can let me know and I'd love to do that and join the
rest of the community in the beta test.

Thanks for the consideration.

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#2387 May 20, 2020, Wednesday, 09:34 pm
As soon as the version runs more stable, we'll add selected early-access backer/purchaser to the combat beta in the next weeks/months.
But please keep in mind, it will be still a beta, not an early-access version. There won't be much content to play.

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#2390 May 20, 2020, Wednesday, 11:00 pm
I watched some of this 5 hour gameplay video and I would like to congratulate you guys! Amazing work! Super detailed environments, very nice UI!

Couple notes:
- You don't need to show the selection circle together with the monster, when a monster moves closer to the party. When a monster moves, make the selection circle disappear and reappear when the monster stopped moving.
- Increase crab movement speed. We aren't all pensioners with infinite amount of patience.




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#2404 May 22, 2020, Friday, 12:22 am
- You don't need to show the selection circle together with the monster, when a monster moves closer to the party. When a monster moves, make the selection circle disappear and reappear when the monster stopped moving.
Yes, sounds like a good idea, I will test that.
- Increase crab movement speed. We aren't all pensioners with infinite amount of patience.
We already did that and crabs will be faster in the next update.

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#2406 May 22, 2020, Friday, 04:35 am
Thank you.  I am really impressed with what you've done here
in the four hour combat beta I watched.  Love to be a part of this once
I can.  I appreciate you taking the time to give a response and look
forward to participating when I can.

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#2423 May 25, 2020, Monday, 03:41 am
Thank you.  I am really impressed with what you've done here
in the four hour combat beta I watched.  Love to be a part of this once
I can.  I appreciate you taking the time to give a response and look
forward to participating when I can.

Wait until you play it, my friend!  It's a blast, even in the incomplete state it's in. 

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#2426 May 25, 2020, Monday, 08:51 pm
I notice the digital version is no longer for sale on the backer site but the boxed version is. Is not including that possibly missing out on some digital backers?
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#2427 May 25, 2020, Monday, 09:28 pm
I notice the digital version is no longer for sale on the backer site but the boxed version is. Is not including that possibly missing out on some digital backers?

Yes, that's true, we removed the preorder options for the digital version including the early-access.

The late backing period wasn't meant to run infinitely and we must take the guidelines of digital distribution platforms like Steam into account.

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#2429 May 26, 2020, Tuesday, 11:54 pm
Thank you.  I am really impressed with what you've done here
in the four hour combat beta I watched.  Love to be a part of this once
I can.  I appreciate you taking the time to give a response and look
forward to participating when I can.

Wait until you play it, my friend!  It's a blast, even in the incomplete state it's in.
I am beyond excited to participate in the beta.    Of all the games coming out I am most excited
to play this one and join the community in testing when I can.   Thank you for the great comment!

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#2437 June 23, 2020, Tuesday, 10:14 am
Hello, the beta has been out for a while. I saw a lot of bug fixes.
the videos that were made, announce a very good game.

Now could you tell us when the next step. A playable demo with early access?
thank you in advance

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#2438 June 24, 2020, Wednesday, 03:41 pm
Hello, the beta has been out for a while. I saw a lot of bug fixes.
the videos that were made, announce a very good game.

Now could you tell us when the next step. A playable demo with early access?
thank you in advance

There's still a number of bugs in the beta that need to be fixed. It is not a very long list, but some are rather important (e.g., a few testesrs still experience frequent crashes to desktop, even with the latest update).  So I don't think there is any sort of firm date anyone can give yet.  But a closed backer Early Access is going to come before an Early Access is sold to the general public on Steam.  My wild guess is maybe EA late this year.  But it all depends on how much time it takes to squash those bugs and some of the requested features can be implemented (and also how much work needs to be done on the non-combat parts of the game).