PTS Event Thursday 8/16 @ 4PM PDT – Instant Adventure in Scarwood Reach!

Posted by on 16 August 2012

We have now made it easier than ever to go adventuring with your fellow ascended.

It’s time to saddle up and head out to Scarwood Reach for a look at our latest addition to Instant Adventure!

Join us on the PTS Thursday, Aug 16 @ 4PM PDT (11PM GMT), and help us take a deeper look at the Instant Adventure feature as we try to find any kinks, bugs, or pressure points in Scarwood Reach. This is a brand new feature – so don’t expect it to be 100% fully functional but that’s what PTS is for!

The primary focus of this test will be Instant Adventure in the Scarwood Reach zone.

You can now only queue for Random Adventure or the zone you are currently in. This is by design.

And that’s not all, folks. Soon the Autumn Harvest will be live on PTS for folks to playtest!

Mentoring in Scarwood Reach

Players will be able to de-level themselves in order to either match a lower level player, or to set the level of their choice in order to complete lower level content. When a player lowers their level, they are known as an Ascended Mentor. Because of this,  their effectiveness is reduced as a result.

Mentors receive appropriate XP rewards because content that would be grey, now registers and awards according to their modified level. Players in a group with an Ascended Mentor, whose natural level is close to the Ascended Mentor’s level, are known as Ascended Apprentices. Ascended Mentors and Ascended Apprentices receive benefits from grouping together. This system broadens the amount of content higher level players can be rewarded for, and provides lower level players with a wider pool of people to group with.

To test the new mentoring feature in Scarwood Reach, you must mentor yourself down first by right clicking your portrait and then making a choice as to the desired level. Once you have mentored down, sign up for instant adventure.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Character Copy to PTS!

You can now copy your character to the Public Test Shard! Simply click the Transfer button when you’re at Character select on the Live client and select “Copy to PTS” – it’s as easy as that! (though there may be a few bugs/limitations we’re working out). We will no longer be offering Gear/Leveling vendors with the introduction of this feature (except when testing requires it.)

You will need to download the PTS client if you have not done so already, this is approximately the same size as installing the full game and may take some time. For more information about PTS and how to access it please see:

Welcome to the Public Test Shard! – Getting Started

Have fun!

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