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Open Alpha Available Now on Steam

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Dungeon Defenders II on Steam is now in Open Alpha. You can download our game for free on Steam. Please tell your friends!

“But Trendy, what does this mean?” you cry out!

Well, our friends, it means:

  1. NO MORE full wipes. All of your heroes are secure. Unless of course, [[7280,hashtags]].

  2. Lots of new players. Welcome them in and show them the ropes!


If you’re new to the community, here’s a breakdown of some of our regularly scheduled programming:


  • Wednesday:  Dev Log. The Dev Log is a weekly blog where various members of the Trendy Team talk about what we’re working on that week. The idea is that you just tapped us on the shoulder in the studio and asked, “Hey, what’s going on?” We like being able to share things in a laid-back style, and we hope you’ll appreciate it.


  • Thursday:  Trendy Weekly Defense. Every Thursday from 5PM to 7PM EDT on the TrendyEnt Twitch channel, Community Manager iamisom plays DD2 with the community, talks about current community topics and gives away free schtuff. Think of this as our weekly Game Night with the community.


  • Friday:  Devstream. Every Friday from 5PM to 6PM EDT on the TrendyEnt Twitch channel, we host our Devstream where we’ll talk more in-depth about upcoming changes to the game or about feedback given to us during the week. This is where our biggest giveaways happen.


And finally, here are some important links to keep in mind:


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So far I am not enjoying this game at all. The instructions while playing the first map pop up way too quick that there's not enough time to read it leaving you lost. I didn't like my first character and had no idea how to delete it. I tried getting help via chat and the first response was "I'll just wait and let you figure it out".

I had to leave the game because I was getting too annoyed with not knowing what to do. It does not seem too user friendly in terms of controls and menu options. I still want to give it a try but so far it seems more frustrating than fun.

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@hollowman064 quote:

So far I am not enjoying this game at all. The instructions while playing the first map pop up way too quick that there's not enough time to read it leaving you lost. I didn't like my first character and had no idea how to delete it. I tried getting help via chat and the first response was "I'll just wait and let you figure it out".

I had to leave the game because I was getting too annoyed with not knowing what to do. It does not seem too user friendly in terms of controls and menu options. I still want to give it a try but so far it seems more frustrating than fun.

Hey hollowman064,

I'm sorry you didn't have a good experience to start off.

If you need some help in game I would be more than happy to help you. In fact, I am actually in the process of creating a thread on the forums specifically to help new defenders out. One was already created here.

Please feel free to add me on steam (you can click on my user name and find my steam from my profile) and we can go through the campaign or any questions you have :)

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Will other player that played dungeon defenders before open alpha get special rewards? i just got dungeon defenders a week ago so i haven't got anything cool yet

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@Tuki quote:

Hello.

Yesterday ( 10/12) buy early access to the game, and today (10/13) you put the game free-to -play on Steam.    I think a lack of respect both for me and for those who bought their game, we spend our money on you. 

We trust in you and we appreciate it so .

I hope this is settled and everyone who bought their games give us what we deserve. 


You lost a player.                                            

                                        Sincerely Tuki

They told everyone on 10/3/2015 that they would make it free on October the 13th, so you could know this.

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@Tuki quote:

Hello.

Yesterday ( 10/12) buy early access to the game, and today (10/13) you put the game free-to -play on Steam.    I think a lack of respect both for me and for those who bought their game, we spend our money on you. 

We trust in you and we appreciate it so .

I hope this is settled and everyone who bought their games give us what we deserve. 


You lost a player.                                            

                                        Sincerely Tuki

That may be true for player who check update info and blogs but for a player like me who just got the game less than a week ago i had no idea the only info i had was what was on the steam store page and there was nothing on the steam store page about DD2 becoming free

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What about local multiplayer and what happen to the customer who purchased the game? Do we get more credit towards items or what exactly?

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@Tuki quote:

Hello.

Yesterday ( 10/12) buy early access to the game, and today (10/13) you put the game free-to -play on Steam.    I think a lack of respect both for me and for those who bought their game, we spend our money on you. 

We trust in you and we appreciate it so .

I hope this is settled and everyone who bought their games give us what we deserve. 


You lost a player.                                            

                                        Sincerely Tuki

mmm... they said since the Start of the Developing the game will be a F2P They give us atleast stuff in-game

always seek information of the game before buying it even more if its a Early access

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I just got into the game to continue my monthly quest and found out that i can not jump. please fix quickly this is a major bug. Is anyone else experiencing this?

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@Citrullus24 quote:

I just got into the game to continue my monthly quest and found out that i can not jump. please fix quickly this is a major bug. Is anyone else experiencing this?

I can't jump either.


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Why are people getting upset that the game just went free to play the day after they brought it?


It's like going to a shop, buying a DVD and finding out that you just got Frozen instead of Real Steel ( good movie by the way ) and then being angry at the shop owners for not shoving the DVD in your face before you payed for it.


You guys still get bonus things and if you are that upset about it then maybe you should read up on what you are trying to buy rather than just throwing money at the screen.

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@Tuki quote:

Hello.

Yesterday ( 10/12) buy early access to the game, and today (10/13) you put the game free-to -play on Steam.    I think a lack of respect both for me and for those who bought their game, we spend our money on you. 

We trust in you and we appreciate it so .

I hope this is settled and everyone who bought their games give us what we deserve. 


You lost a player.                                            

                                        Sincerely Tuki

The big flashy sign is the EARLY ACCESS game. If you just put a bit effort into reading the notes they did mention that this game is going to be free eventually. It's under the part where "What's the difference in pricing during and after Early Access"

And also, you get some free things as a result: free hero slots and gems which can get you costumes or inventory spaces. 

The game was transparent to its players right from the start, they announced this game will be F2P but your ignorance of this is entirely your fault. 


I honestly wish to empathize with your frustration in waiting few more days to play the free game but the way you have expressed this made you look like such an entitled brat. 


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@Deluxkraka quote:

Exciting stuff! 

Our whole studio is stoked. Most players concurrently on the game at one time! [[7352,hashtags]]

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@GekzOverlord quote:

I see someone enjoys Mr. Robot. 

That would be Mr. [[14,users]]. He added that in there. I need to watch it now.

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@dragonsfollwer quote:

When will ps4 get these updates


The PS4 is a few updates behind the PC. We're working on trying to catch the PS4 up as much as possible, but it will probably remain 1-2 updates behind the PC in the future. So to answer your question:  Soon!

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@hollowman064 quote:

So far I am not enjoying this game at all. The instructions while playing the first map pop up way too quick that there's not enough time to read it leaving you lost. I didn't like my first character and had no idea how to delete it. I tried getting help via chat and the first response was "I'll just wait and let you figure it out".

I had to leave the game because I was getting too annoyed with not knowing what to do. It does not seem too user friendly in terms of controls and menu options. I still want to give it a try but so far it seems more frustrating than fun.

Thanks for the new player feedback! Things like this help us make the game better!

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@AgeValed quote:

Nice!! Now I can invite my friends to play with! 

Aww yeah! One of the perks of being a F2P game = no more begging your friends to buy the game. We really hope your friends like the game, and if they don't, shoot me over a private message. I'd love to hear their reasons!

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@Alpha quote:

Bring back forum names as in game name!!!

What exactly do you mean, [[80770,users]]? You can change your in-game name to whatever you like by changing your Steam display name. This was something that our community wanted us to do, so we added that in a few updates ago.

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@Citrullus24 quote:

Will other player that played dungeon defenders before open alpha get special rewards? i just got dungeon defenders a week ago so i haven't got anything cool yet

If you purchased the game before F2P, you received more than the asking price worth of in-game currency, along with some exclusive in-game items. :)

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@Alex The Fi3nd quote:

What about local multiplayer and what happen to the customer who purchased the game? Do we get more credit towards items or what exactly?

Local co-op is still something we plan on bringing over to the Steam version! There are some kinks we need to iron out first with Steam.

If you purchased the game before F2P, you received more than the asking price worth of in-game currency, along with some exclusive in-game items. We're super grateful that you helped support the development of the game. You rock! :)

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