Artificial Mir II Open BETA Test

Open BETA Testing is finally upon us. Commencing 13/01/2020, everyone will be able to get involved and test the in-development files. We will update the download links on the website as soon as the server is open on 13/01. (www.artificialmir.com/downloads)

We are still working on many aspects of the files even now, and will continue to work towards our release milestone during Open BETA. This will take time, and our test duration will be extended to accommodate for this. This is the first time we will be opening the Phoenix 2.0 files up for anyone to test and get involved in our development process.

Current plans are for BETA to last anything from 8 weeks to 24 weeks depending on how many issues we face and how fast we can implement the currently missing and/or broken features. At the end of the extended BETA test, there will be 1 final wipe before full launch/release.

Open Testing

Artificial Mir II is now transitioning to Open BETA testing. With our first major patch roll out we’re looking to open the gates and allow more people to experience the game we’re rebuilding. After months of hard work and dedicated testing, we’re moving much closer to having a stable and balanced game environment so we think it would be good to let new players into the game. They may try things our existing testers haven’t even thought of and bring valued feedback to our development team.

Since development to Open BETA has been a while in the making, various players are 40+ levels ahead and therefore we feel the game in its current state is due to be wiped in the initial Open BETA stages, to allow a balanced experience to all newcomers as we launch.

Although there is a whole host of undocumented changes, and adjustments, from now on we will try our best to include patch notes and updates as often as possible.

Currently, all the changes are back-end and no client updates are required, so hop in and enjoy!

 

We will be referring to this release as 0.1.0. Latest updates and changes:

Gameplay Updates:

Added Discord Server
Partial transition to SQL
Encrypted Passwords
Single Sign-on
Added Site Discussion Board
Added Site Game Credits
Added USA Premium Dungeon Levels 20-30 30-40 40-50 Unpolished
Fixed Fishing Baits
Fixed Level Glows (50 small blue-60 blue dragon-70 fire dragon)
Buffed EM
Added Lunar 1F (Rebuild)
Various fixes to unreleased hell maps
Various other stat tweaks, bug fixes and drop adjustments.
In development (Admin Access Only): Lunar 2F-3F, BattleGrounds, Ancient Ruins, AOC

Closed testing

We’re currently in a status of closed testing. The game server has been online for around 3 weeks and populated for around 2. A number of players have already joined and after 100s of hours of development and game time, together we’ve made a lot of progress.

We’re now much more confident with what we have and the direction we’re going to take, and therefore our next step is increase our public exposure, without full Open Testing. This means feel free to invite anyone you want to play, and feel free to mention us anywhere you like.

At the moment we are somewhere betweeen 2.3 and 2.6 comparitively to original game versions, with a few twists.

Over the next few weeks we’re expecting a number of reboots in implement various software and hardware upgrades. Our next major patch will be version 0.0.3, it’s expect within the next week and will require manual lite client patching in order to get in game. We will be posting more on this soon.