Feedback: Earthen Race

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#1 - April 25, 2024, 9:17 p.m.
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Greetings, Alpha testers!

With today’s Alpha update, testers can all rock the Earthen first hand.

First, some context.

To get right into the action, new Earthen on the Alpha bypass their starting quest experience. We also have abilities that are in the final stages of design but aren’t quite ready in terms of visuals or corner-case functionality. If you’d like a higher level experience, you can create a template character using an Earthen, but in this release, we’re particularly looking for your impressions of the extensive customization options the Earthen have to offer. Feel free to show us your awesome creations!

We’re also looking for your thoughts on the set of racial abilities we’ve imbued in our rocky friends.

Earthen’s active ability is Azerite Surge, an empower spell which has the following effects:

(We’re still working on the visuals for this spell, so expect to see changes in the near future as we refine it.)

Azerite Surge–

  • Draw upon your inner strength. Release to invoke the power of Azerite, dealing $s1 Fire damage. Empowering has the following effects:
    • Stage 1: Deals Fire damage to enemies.
    • Stage 2: Heals allies for a moderate amount.
    • Stage 3: Deals additional Fire damage to the highest health enemy.

Additionally, Earthen have four other characteristics/traits:

  • Ingest Minerals – You are always Well Fed, but cannot consume food. Activate Ingest Minerals to consume a gem and change the benefit granted to you by Well Fed.
  • Hyper Productive – Increases Finesse, which increases the chances of gathering additional materials.
  • Titan-Wrought Frame – Base armor from items is increased by a moderate amount.
  • Wide-Eyed Wonder – When you gain experience for exploring a location, gain additional exploration experience.

Please let us know what you think in this thread. Thank you!

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#2 - May 9, 2024, 8:30 p.m.
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We’ve recently experienced a technical issue causing game crashes.

We’ve temporarily disabled the Earthen Allied Race in the War Within Alpha, so that we can find and fix the issue.

The Earthen will return in a future test build.