Leveling at the Horizon

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UPDATE: BETA TEST COMPLETED

Dear friends of the Palace,

The beta test ended today, on October 29, 2020. You supported us much during the last week. Hence, we thank you for participating and your suggestions!

We collected everything and will put it to good use – optimizing the leveling system for you. Of course, we will update you here when the feature is being released!

Greetings,

Your excited Palace Team


Dear friends of the Palace,

Today we take another look forward to the upcoming changes in our games. We are working on a significant addition, which will enable you to adjust your game’s appearance to your wishes. And if you like, you can try it out as of now in the beta test!

We want to reward our loyal regular players. Thus far, you can collect league points, Chips, and stars at the Palace. Those represent different aspects of playing. This year, we want to open another segment – leveling for experience. Work on this is well underway!

Gather Experience

It works as follows: You will collect experience points (XP) for each round, no matter if won or lost. You cannot lose XP you gained! As a result, players who come by often and spend time playing at the Palace, like our regulars, gather many XP in the long run. Players stopping by occasionally will take a little longer to level up.

Though every table fundamentally brings experience points, we want to reward a victory and thereby skill even more. Accordingly, you will score more XP when winning a table. Additionally, venturing gains. Hence, your XP will increase even more at tables with higher bets!

Experience Comes in Levels

With certain numbers of XP, you will reach levels. Your level will be displayed in your profile, similar to the stars ranking right now. Also, you will see your level at the top of the lobby at all times. Finally, you will get a summary of the XP you gained at the end of every table and see if you reached the next level.

Treat Yourselves

With levels reached, you unlock exclusive rewards in the game: We are thinking Chips, frames for your profile picture, skins for the tables at the Palace, and individual patterns for the back of the playing cards.

Using these elements, you can match the game’s look to your taste and impress your fellow players with your framed profile picture! What is best about it: You get all these contents for free, by simply taking part in the game and collecting XP.

Examples for borders and shapes:

Examples for table skins:

Examples for the backs of cards:

The Beta Test

We want to provide you with the best possible experience! And we can only do that with you, the player community. To join testing, you can play a beta version at the Skat Palace, Solitaire Palace, and Rummy Palace until October 29, 2020. With a test like this, we are able to identify any bumps and smooth them.

That means you will be entering a dedicated environment where the leveling system is already running. You can access the beta version when playing via browser or on android devices.

For Browser Players

For Android Players

Browser players can use these links to enter the game:

If you want to join later, you will also get the chance to enter the beta via a notification at the Palace.

Click the link in the notification, and you are good to collect experience points, level up, and unlock rewards on a test basis!

Android users can use these links to get to the fitting Beta App:

If you want to join later, you can find the app you want to check at the Playstore. Now tap it to go to the app detail page.

There you see if a beta version is available. Then, tap Join for the beta version.

Read more about beta versions in Android on Google Play’s help page.

You can tell if you are in the normal game or the beta version by looking at the game logo in the lobby. If you see “Beta” written on top of it, you are in the beta version. You can play like you usually do while exploring some changes caused by the leveling system. Meanwhile, we will check if the distribution of XP makes sense, for example. Should any errors or problems occur during the beta test, you will be able to report them in the game immediatly. This way, you are directly contributing to developing new versions!

Chips, star points, and league points that you gain or lose in the beta version will be issued to your player account in the normal game as per usual. Furthermore, you will receive additional free Chips for reaching new levels, which get to keep when the beta phase ends.

Similarly, your positions in the league and, if applicable, Premium membership remain with you in the normal game and the beta version. However, the XP and levels unlocked in the beta test will be deleted once the beta test ends. As a result, all players will equally start from scratch in the leveling system when the feature is officially released.

To be Continued

We are excited about the shared test phase and get right back to work. After all, we want to offer our player community something great! Join the test or relax and wait until we officially publish the new version.

Meanwhile, feel free to let us know what you think of this addition in the comments. Are you looking forward to modifying your game’s look or rather to the race for the next level?

As soon as we know when we will release the full feature, there will be another blog post with more detail. So, keep your eyes peeled!

Kind regards,

Your Palace Team

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