New Introductory Tour

Date: 12/16/2013 at 7:13
From: Ieptix the Anomaly
To : Everyone
Subj: New Introductory Tour

I am most pleased to announce the testing release of our new
introductory newbie tour!

For those interested in testing the tour, the following instructions are
for you:

1) Create a new character.
2) During the existing tour, enter the command SWITCH_TO_NEW_TOUR,
underscores and all. DO NOT select a guild or race, or you will be
unable to complete the tour.
3) Play through the new tour. We recommend testing primarily on the
HTML5 client.
4) Post your feedback to the intro discussion thread on the forums. The
relevant URI is:

As our thanks for helping us with testing, completion of the tour will
also grant you five bound credits. To redeem these credits, after
graduating from the tour, use the command INTRO_CREDITS <character> to
grant five bound credits to the specified character. Note that a given
registration account can only receive one batch of these credits, and
the character given them must indeed be registered.

The new tour follows a similar story to the current intro: the player,
guided by the three Fates, must hunt down and destroy a mysterious
shadow set loose by their passage through the Portal of Fate. However,
gone are the long lists of tasks and collegium business of the current
tour; instead, the player is guided sequentially on a plot-based quest
through the Newton Caverns and beyond.

Further, guild and race selection are disallowed during the new tour;
toward the end, you will be prompted to make these selections as part of
the quest.

The preferred method of feedback is the forum thread mentioned above.
However, if for whatever reason you wish to not use the forums, feedback
may also be sent to me (Ieptix) via message, and bugs may be submitted
using the in-game BUG command (please prefix the bug with the word
NEWINTRO if doing this).

Penned by My hand on the 18th of Avechary, in the year 371 CE.