On Saturday, August 16 2014 we will be opening Shards Online for a playtest event. The server will run the default ruleset (see our pre-alpha game guide for details) and open at 10 AM EDT (3 PM GMT). We are testing optimizations made during this past month, so the server will not restart or wipe during the test.

Some features that have been added since the last event are:

  • Loyalty points earned while participating in pvp
  • Faction merchants that sell items using loyalty points
  • Selling items to the merchant for gold

To play with us Saturday, August 16, please send an email to [email protected] and we will send you an access key that works only for this event’s playtest server. You can request up to two access keys for the playtest event: one for you, one for a friend.

We are accepting key requests till Friday, August 15 at 8 PM EDT.