The Test Server is open to the public, ready to test changes for Free Trial players.
Free players can create a tribe charter and place a homestead. Once placed, free players have 1 week to terraform, build and use their homestead.
If the player abandons tribe, the tribe and all associated buildings are removed. The player can use any remaining evaluation time to place another homestead.
After the 1 week evaluation time is expired, if the player does not upgrade to a premium account, the tribe and all associated buildings are removed.
Every game day, a warning message will pop up for free players with homesteads, informing them of how many hours and minutes they have left to evaluate their tribe.
Free players cannot invite tribe members to their charter or tribe.
If you have any feedback on problems or potential issues with this system, please post below. Active players can use an alt account to help test these changes. I will reset the timers several times this weekend and will post here when timers are reset.
Important! For testing purposes only, the evaluation time is currently set to 2 hours and the update runs every game hour instead of every game day.
Note: The final panel art for the expiration warning has not been patched out.
Important additional changes to check:
1) Grass has a chance to reappear / regrow over time on public land. Currently this system has been sped up so that fast results are noticeable.
2) Tree resources (branches, twigs, etc.) can be found on dirt and grass surfaces near trees.
3) Architecture skill level requirements have been revised to allow free players to gain a basic set of Gadu schemes automatically by the time they reach 25 skill. They have also been revised in general to create more of a progression towards some of the more desirable parts and sets. Players can build parts that are 10 points above their skill level to accommodate players who gained schemes that are now revised to be higher than their current level. If parts are still out of reach due to these changes, players will need to progress further in architecture.