Toontown Rewritten is open to all!
Posted by The Toontown Team on June 2, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Oh man. OH MAN. We didn't lock the door!
Gah, it's too late. It's too late! The hype has already gotten in. There's no backing out now. You didn't read that title wrong, nor did we make any sort of typo:
In celebration of Toontown's 11th Anniversary, Toontown Rewritten has just moved into a Semi-Open Beta to give everyone the chance to play.
Now, hang on to that hype for a minute. Semi-Open Beta? There was definitely a "Semi-Open" in front of that "Beta". What does that mean? If you've been following Toontown Rewritten for a while, you should know by now that we love doing things differently around here. Open Beta definitely isn't an exemption from that!
Toontown Rewritten has come a long way in the past 9 months, and we've all been working our hardest to make sure that everyone is able to play the game as soon as possible. The problem was, simply, it just isn't ready yet! Even now, we still aren't quite content with the testing to call it complete. This is where you come in.
We've listened to your feedback from the giveaways, and from it we've put together an awesome system to allow everyone to have a chance to play Toontown again and help us get this game ready for release. Now, enough of the rambling. Let's learn about how to play!
1. Enter the PlayLine
By hopping onto the PlayLine, you'll be put into a queue to make sure that you can enter the game as soon as a slot is available.
It may take a while depending on how many people are in line, but once you reach the front you'll be able to play nonstop for the next three hours!
2. Plan a PlayTime
Scheduling a PlayTime is the most reliable way to get in game, and you don't even have to wait in line!
YOU get to pick the time and date to enter the game, and all you have to do is, well, show up. No lines necessary.
3. Turn PlayTime into AnyTime
"Beta Keys" are a one-way ticket to enter the game any time you want without waiting in the PlayLine or scheduling a PlayTime! There are plenty of ways to earn Beta Keys -- the easiest one is by simply playing. When playing the game through a PlayTime session, Toon HQ will occasionally offer Beta Key ToonTasks to earn your very own key. They won't start appearing until you get to working on tasks in Daisy Gardens, so you'll have to work hard to get it!
Once you have earned a Beta Key, you can head over to the "Account" page to redeem it. Once you've redeemed it, you can open the launcher and play whenever you want! If you already have a key applied to your account, you can give it to a friend. It's easy as pie! There will be plenty of pies involved to get it, too.
Keep in mind that all of these features are SUPER experimental, and part of the Beta process of Toontown Rewritten. We're going to be tweaking them based off of your suggestions, and of course the limit of people allowed in at once will expand over time. In the meantime, to ensure everyone has a proper chance, PlayTime sessions last for 3 hours at a time. The game will let you know when your time is up, then you can schedule a new one or hop back into the PlayLine!
So, what are you waiting for? Click the big flashing "PLAY" button, create an account (No beta key required!) and start your journey back into Toontown. If you hurry, you may be able to get to the front of the line!