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The Forge Beta - [Now Closed]

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JoeW    23,596

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Ok, Here we go!

As we mentioned last week, we’re introducing dedicated Event Servers servers specially for the event. Whether you start your own game or join up in a quick match you and your team will be playing on a dedicated server running specially for the event.

We’ve been playtesting for a little while now and we’re currently putting on some finishing touches. This next week of testing is to iron out both balance and bug fixes. In particular, we need to stress test the servers all over the world to make sure they hold up.

The Forge will be open for everybody in November. If you’d like to join in the Beta, please follow the instructions below. 

You can can follow the directions here and get started immediately or keep reading below for more details. 

Access The Forge Beta

If you would like to access The Forge, follow these steps: 

  • In Steam, click on Library > Games.
  • Scroll down to Don't Starve Together.
  • Right-click and select Properties.
  • Go to the BETAS tab.
  • In the dropdown, select the name of the branch you want to play. "forgebeta - The Forge Beta branch"
  • In that same Properties window, go to the Local Files tab and press "Verify Integrity Of Game Cache."
  • Your game will be updated to The Forge Beta branch.
  • Launch and play Don't Starve Together

F.A.Q.

What is The Forge?
The Forge is the first of a series of limited time events that we are creating for Don’t Starve Together. During this time players can earn event themed skins and rewards that are only dropped during the event. 

Yeah, but WHAT is The Forge?
The Forge is a limited time 6-player co-op challenge, where the goal is to try and defeat the Grand Forge Boarrior in an arena. The only way to survive will be to work together.

The Forge is played on official Klei servers that are available only during the event. There are no community hosted servers during this event. 

What else is in The Forge?
With The Forge we are introducing a lot of other things that we can also use for future events. 
New character skins, emotes, item skins and more. In total over 200 items.
New free on-demand dedicated event servers (Forge Only).
Tons of new main menu UI additions and changes.
Simple Matchmaking with friends / community groups.
Updated drop system (Now 4 items per Chest - Forge only).
Implemented ability to purchase item sets.
Event “level” progression.
And more!

What kind of feedback are you looking for?
First, we really want to know if something is broken. But we’re also looking for gameplay feedback. If you find a security vulnerability or gameplay exploit, we ask that you send it to us directly at livesupport@kleientertainment.com so that we don’t have issues with abuse. Please also include your steam id so we can investigate and follow-up on the issue properly.

If I play the regular game during the event, can I still earn skins?
You can. However, with one big difference. All common drops will now reward an event chest that contains Forge event items. Regular common items will return after the event. 

Is The Forge free?
Yes! Events are free for everyone who owns DST. Players will have the option to purchase a single character’s Warrior Skin Set for $2.99, or the entire Warrior Skin Set collection for $12.99. 

We hope that with this mechanism, we can both continue creating great free content while also supporting the development team. In addition, this method of funding allows us to provide content to all our players, instead of splitting the player community if we implemented it with a DLC paywall.

What about Forge Chests?
While we think it’s fun to get and open random drops, in terms of purchasing we felt it was better if players could buy the skins directly. We hope you feel the same!

When does the Forge end? 
The Beta will last one week, until October 30. For the full launch, The Forge will last 3 weeks from the time it launches and we expect it to launch around the second week of November, but we don’t have a solid date yet. 

Can I keep the items I gain during the Beta?
The Forge will be in a test environment and will not be using production services. You will not be able to use the items you have in the live service and you will not be able to bring the items you earn during beta to the live service. We will be providing items to players in the beta once The Forge goes live depending on how long you spent playing the beta.

What is available during the Beta?
Pretty much everything is available. The only thing not available is skin purchasing and of course any finishing touches, balance changes and bug fixes that come from testing. 

Where do I submit feedback and bug reports?
Please submit your bug reports here, and feedback here
 

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minespatch    51,460

Whoa! I did not expect  Forge Boarrior to look like that! He kind of looks like a relative of Mann from TF2.

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Instant-Noodles    2,006

The Gladiator Character Portraits

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The Gladiator Character Strings

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wathgrithr_gladiator = "\"My skill in battle is withöut peer.\"",
waxwell_gladiator = "\"All those who oppose me shall perish!\"",
webber_gladiator = "\"If you fight us, you will lose.\"",
wendy_gladiator = "\"I take no pleasure in this.\"",
wickerbottom_gladiator = "\"Goodness gracious, it seems you've been annihilated.\"",
willow_gladiator = "\"Play with fire and you'll get burned.\"",
wilson_gladiator = "\"I've the brains AND the brawn.\"",
winona_gladiator = "\"You seem to think you got a chance. Let's fix that.\"",
wolfgang_gladiator = "\"You will kneel before might of Wolfgang!\"",
woodie_gladiator = "\"Don't start a tussle you can't finish.\"",
wx78_gladiator = "\"ALL FLESHLINGS WILL BE CRUSHED\"",

 

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Loading Screens

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Player Portraits

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Profile Flairs

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EDIT #2:

New Characters, Items, Emotes, and Dances

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Leonardo Cox    464

Shame that the stategraphs for the new mobs aren't accessible(?), any particular reason for this?

Edit: Well mob code isn't really accessible either, everything I've feared about this event has come true. aaaaaa.

 

 

 

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Silxer    385
8 minutes ago, Instant-Noodles said:

The Gladiator Character Portraits

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The Gladiator Character Strings

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wathgrithr_gladiator = "\"My skill in battle is withöut peer.\"",
waxwell_gladiator = "\"All those who oppose me shall perish!\"",
webber_gladiator = "\"If you fight us, you will lose.\"",
wendy_gladiator = "\"I take no pleasure in this.\"",
wickerbottom_gladiator = "\"Goodness gracious, it seems you've been annihilated.\"",
willow_gladiator = "\"Play with fire and you'll get burned.\"",
wilson_gladiator = "\"I've the brains AND the brawn.\"",
winona_gladiator = "\"You seem to think you got a chance. Let's fix that.\"",
wolfgang_gladiator = "\"You will kneel before might of Wolfgang!\"",
woodie_gladiator = "\"Don't start a tussle you can't finish.\"",
wx78_gladiator = "\"ALL FLESHLINGS WILL BE CRUSHED\"",

 

Man you are quick with these things, also these portraits look nice.... like ALL of them.

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Trenix    263

I thought we were going to get some PvP battle royale survival game. I really don't understand the direction of this game whatsoever. The mini-game isn't even fun. I mean we buy a survival game that is based on crafting, building, and eating, only to have an event about combat. Sure these new features would greatly improve the current game, but we didn't need an event for this. Testing could of been done in a regular server. I haven't played this game for years now and not much has improved. Seems like plenty of wasted time on things that really don't matter.

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Silxer    385
5 minutes ago, Donut Steeve said:

The forge really hates mods lol I advise anyone to just disable them for now 

 

I would had expected that, given on how it's a bunch of new stuff added in not optimized for mods yet. 

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baleyine    5
25 minutes ago, Pink_Infatuation said:

what.. is wickerbottom's point...? She just.. has a book.. huh?

well, i played 3 game so far and it seems she can petrify mobs from the start, and then you can loot a staff to heal your team ( thats really really REALLY strong and necessery i think )

so far i think it's pretty damn cool, cant wait to try all the characters and see all the items. I struggled last one with the mecha/turtlle ' tortank ' mobs, they are pretty tanky and op xD

 

anyway, thanks for this event, it's definitly awersome. ( Aaaaand.. I want thoose new item in the main/together game please :3 )

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Trenix    263
22 minutes ago, JoeW said:

Hey @Trenix - You can check out the announcement for more information about the event and why we are doing events in general. 

If there is a different type of event that you would like to see in the future, please post over in the feedback forum and let us know. https://forums.kleientertainment.com/forum/153-suggestions-and-feedback/

I've read the announcement and been having my eyes open for this "event" idea since the announcement was posted. However it still makes no sense to me. Whatever you try in this event, if moved to normal servers, you will still risk the chance of breaking the core game regardless. This is why we have beta clients. Also if you guys need further support with funds, do what other free to play game are doing, add loot boxes you can buy to obtain skins. Even PUBG did it which is a B2P game like this game, and it works.

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watermelen671    10,255

Omg those skins.

I want em

I need em

KLEI JUST KEEP MY BANK NUMBER ON YOUR FILES FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!! XD

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Also, sweet Hey Zeus Boarilla is impossible to beat. It's WAY too fast and it juggles you.

#Brutal

 

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