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The winners of our anniversary giveaway

I’m not going to keep you waiting and will not bother you with a long blog post. Instead, I will get right to announcing who has won! We had 109 participants altogether. Congratulations to the lucky winners! Expect an email soonish. I may not get around to doing it tonight, but I’ll try to send out the codes etc. as fast as possible. The in-game GW2 package will be sent right to the player.

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Ich lasse euch nicht lange warten und werde auch kein ewig langes Blog-Posting voranstellen. Wir hatten insgesamt 109 Teilnehmer. An dieser Stelle also Gratulation an alle Gewinner! Ich werde versuchen, die E-Mails mit den Codes so schnell wie möglich rauszuschicken. Das werde ich wahrscheinlich nicht direkt heute schaffen. Das In-Game Päckchen in GW2 werde ich aber direkt an den Gewinner schicken.

The winners / Die Gewinner

Rift

  • Hellbug Mount: David
  • Storm Legion Imperial Editions: Caelis, Chris & Allen
  • Demon Helm: Jaedia, Bood, Tyrel Memmott, Elendil & NordKnight

GW2

  • Mini llama: Ravious, myrsine42, Melora, Joao Paulo & abandoned
  • GW2 t-shirt size L: Billiam & tryma
  • GW2 t-shirt size XL: Bradley
  • In-game items (in case you’re curious: 1 Mini Steam Hulk, 1 Aureus Dye, 1 Crimson Lion Sword Skin & 1 Phoenix Greatsword Skin): regiwolfe
  • Plush Charrlie: Tim Thorwarth

Trove

  • Costume mystery box: Jeremiah

4th Blog Anniversary: Let’s celebrate with giveaways!

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Update: This giveaway is closed. We will announce the winners here in our blog soon!

Today is the big day! Our blog is celebrating its 4th anniversary. 4 years of writing mostly about Guild Wars 2, and more recently, Rift and Trove as well. 4 years of writing about first impressions of various other games, writing about community, events and so on! We have also recently started publishing a few of our posts in two languages: English and German.

As has become tradition, we’re celebrating our anniversary with a giveaway. This year, however, it’s a bit different as TrionWorlds as well as ArenaNet support us. A big thank you to their community managers for their help!

Here are the prizes.

Guild Wars 2

  • 5 mini llamas
  • One in-game package of yet to be determined items (I can already tell that the package will be worth at least 250 gold – unless the prices for those items plummage within the next few days :p)
  • 3 grey GW2 t-shirts (2 x size L and 1 x size XL)
  • Germany only (sorry – blame the postage fees…): 1 Plush Charrlie

That’s 10 prizes altogether. Well, 9 1/2 considering only a few of our readers can win the plush charrlie. We may have another giveaway with international charrlie shipping in the future. :p

Rift

  • 1 Hellbug Mount
  • 3 Storm Legion: Infinity Editions (Collector’s Edition of first RIFT expansion)
  • 5 Demon Helms

9 prizes for Rift. Unfortunately, I am not sure what exactly the Infinity Edition includes now. The best information I could find was this thread from 2014. That is, I assume it does NOT include the souls that came with Storm Legion. But it includes the Brevanic Portal Generator which lets you teleport to any porticulum you want once per hour. I personally love this item and am using it constantly when playing. There is also the Cyclone Mount and the Mini Regulos.

Trove

  • 1 Costume Mystery Box
Trove Costume Mystery Box

The Costume Mystery Box contains one random costume!

With the prizes for Rift and Guild Wars 2, I found it just did not look complete without a prize for Trove, too. I had thought about giving away a costume and bought a costume mystery box. Out came the one costume that I’ve really wanted to have, the Balefire Beast. So please understand that I could not give this one away. Instead, I bought a second costume mystery box and did not open it (I only opened the first because I thought you had to open it before being able to trade it, but I’ve tested it now and the box can be traded, so all is well)! Not knowing what’s in there, there is no danger of me wanting to keep it. :p

Now on to what you need to do in order to participate in the giveaways. First of all: You can participate and win in all three giveaways, Rift’s, Guild Wars 2’s and Trove’s. However, you can only win once per giveaway – not a big deal for Trove, of course, since there is only one prize to be won.

Please reply to this blog post with the following information in order to be put into the prize pool. Also, please read the following rules carefully. As always we will draw randomly and every participant has the same chance of winning! No bonus for friends and guildies. Sorry. :p

1. We want you to comment and give us the following information:

  • Question for the Trove Giveaway: What’s your favourite biome in Trove?
  • Question for the Rift Giveaway: What is your favourite playable race (in any MMO you know) and why?
  • Question for the Guild Wars 2 Giveaway: What is your favourite class/profession (in any MMO you know) and why?
  • Preferred t-shirt size (only for the GW2 giveaway): L/XL/No t-shirt, please!
  • Guild Wars 2 Display Name (for the in-game items):
  • If you live in Germany – would you like to win the Plush Charrlie: Yes/No

2. Leave a valid email address when commenting. It will only be used by us for contacting the winners and nothing else! Enter said email address into the “email” field, do not add it to the comment field as that one is public!

3. From all participants, we will randomly choose the winners. We will begin from the top of the prize list. Again: You can participate and win in all three giveaways. But you can only win once per game.

4. The winners will be contacted by email and receive their item code. Do NOT leave the email address in the comment field! For the t-shirts and the plushie: Please reply within 14 days and give us your address, so we can send the prizes. If you do not reply within 14 days, we may choose another winner.

5. No debating about the outcome! We will draw randomly and everybody has the same chance of winning. :)

6. The giveaway is open for participants until Sunday, March 22, 2015, 22 6pm Berlin Time (CET).

7. One entry per person! Please be fair.

Please note: We will be away at the Foostival, so we may not be able to draw the winners immediately on Sunday evening!

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Heute ist es endlich soweit! Unser Blog wird 4 Jahre alt. 4 Jahre, die wir vor allem über Guild Wars 2, und seit einiger Zeit auch über Rift und Trove geschrieben haben. 4 Jahre, in denen wir über unsere ersten Eindrücke von verschiedenen anderen Spielen geschrieben haben, über die Community, Events und so weiter! Seit kurzem veröffentlichen wir einige unserer Beiträge auch neben englisch auf deutsch.

Es ist ja schon ein bisschen zur Tradition geworden, dass wir an unserem großen Blog-Jahrestag auch ein Giveaway haben. Dieses Mal ist es aber anders. Wir haben nicht nur ein Giveaway, wir haben gleich zwei! Ein ganz großes Dankeschön an ArenaNet und Trion Worlds für deren Unterstützung und vor allem an die beiden Community Manager, die mir so schnell und freundlich geholfen haben!

Hier jetzt also die Preise, die ihr gewinnen könnt.

Guild Wars 2

  • 5 Mini Lamas
  • Ein “Päckchen” im Spiel mit Gegenständen, die wir noch nicht benennen – aber es wird mindestens 250 Gold wert sein… zumindest, solange die Marktpreise für diese Gegenstände nicht in den nächsten Tagen in den Keller fallen.
  • 3 graue GW2 T-Shirts (2 Mal Größe L und 1 Mal Größe XL)
  • Nur für Teilnehmer aus Deutschland (Sorry… die Portokosten…): 1 Plüsch-Charrlie

Insgesamt also 10 Preise. Naja, 9 1/2, wenn man bedenkt, dass nur ein kleiner Teil unserer Leserschaft den Plüsch-Charrlie gewinnen kann. Wir werden bald wahrscheinlich auch wieder einen internationalen Charrlie weggeben.

Rift

  • 1 Höllenkäfer Reittier
  • 3 Storm Legion: Infinity Editions (Die Sammler-Edition der ersten RIFT-Erweiterung)
  • 5 Demon Helms

Insgesamt also 9 Preise für Rift. Ich bin mir leider nicht so ganz sicher, was in der Sammler-Edition enthalten ist. Die beste Info habe ich in diesem Thread von 2014 gefunden. Wir sollten also mal davon ausgehen, dass sie Seelen nicht enthalten sind. Aber der Generator für das brevanische Portal, Mini-Regulos und das Sturmreittier sind auf jeden Fall Teil dabei. Den Generator verwende ich sehr häufig. Es ist einfach schön, mitten in der Pampa zu jedem Porticulum im Spiel gehen zu können. Hat natürlich einen Cooldown, aber gibt einem trotzdem mehr Wahlmöglichkeiten, als wenn man keinen hat. ;)

Trove

  • 1 Costume Mystery Box

Trove Costume Mystery Box

Es sah irgendwie seltsam aus, dass wir Preise für Rift und Guild Wars 2 haben und nichts für Trove. Ich hatte daran gedacht, ein Kostüm wegzugeben und hatte mir dafür am Wochenende auch so eine Box gekauft. Nachdem ich sie geöffnet hatte, um das Kostüm zu sehen, konnte ich mich aber einfach nicht mehr davon trennen. Es war nämlich genau das Kostüm, welches ich so gerne haben wollte. Ich habe aber eine zweite Box gekauft und öffne die jetzt auch gar nicht erst, um nicht wieder in Versuchung zu kommen. ;) Die erste hatte ich auch nur geöffnet, weil ich gedacht hatte, dass man die Box selbst nicht weitergeben kann, sondern nur das darin enthaltene Kostüm. Stimmt aber nicht, ich habe es ausprobiert. Die Box lässt sich handeln.

Jetzt aber endlich zu der Frage, was ihr machen müsst, wenn ihr eine Chance auf diese Preise haben wollt. Zuerst einmal der Hinweis: Ihr könnt bei allen drei Giveaways mitmachen und ihr könnt auch bei allen dreien gewinnen! Pro Spiel könnt ihr aber nur einmal gewinnen. Letzteres ist bei Trove natürlich eher irrelevant, weil es hier ja eh nur einen Gegenstand gibt.

Antwortet bitte auf diesen Eintrag mit den unten genannten Infos, um im Lostopf zu landen. Lest euch vorher außerdem unbedingt die Regeln vollständig durch! Zum Schluss haben alle die gleiche Chance, etwas zu gewinnen. Wie immer gilt: Kein Bonus für Freunde. Sorry. :p

1. Kommentiert bitte mit folgenden Informationen:

  • Frage für das Trove Giveaway: Welches ist euer Lieblings-Biom (“biome”)?
  • Frage für das Rift Giveaway: Was ist eure Lieblingsrasse von allen spielbaren Rassen in MMOs (egal, welches MMO) und warum?
  • Frage für das Guild Wars 2 Giveaway: Was ist eure Lieblingsklasse in MMOs (egal, welches MMO) und warum?
  • Bevorzugte T-Shirt-Größe (nur für Guild Wars 2): : L/XL/Gar kein T-Shirt
  • Guild Wars 2 Display-Name (für das Päckchen mit Gegenständen):
  • Wenn du in Deutschland lebst – möchtest du den Plüsch-Charrlie gewinnen?: Ja/Nein

2. Hinterlasst eine gültige E-Mail-Adresse. Tut dies aber bitte nicht im Textfeld des Kommentars, sondern in dem dafür vorgesehenen Feld. So kann keiner außer euch und uns die E-Mail-Adresse sehen.

3. Aus allen Antworten werden wir die Gewinner zufällig auswählen. Wir fangen dabei jeweils oben in der Preisliste an. From all participants, we will randomly choose the winners. Noch einmal der Hinweis: Ihr könnt bei allen 3 Giveaways mitmachen, aber nur einmal pro Spiel etwas gewinnen.

4. Die Gewinner werden per E-Mail angeschrieben und ggf. ihren Code direkt mit dieser E-Mail erhalten. Schreibt bitte auch nicht eure Adresse in das Kommentarfeld. Für die T-Shirts und den Plüsch-Charrlie: Antwortet bitte innerhalb von 14 Tagen und gebt uns eure Adresse, damit wir euch den Preis zuschicken können.  Wenn ihr nicht innerhalb der 14 Tage antwortet, kann es sein, dass wir einen anderen Gewinner auswählen.

5. Es gibt keine Diskussion über den Ausgang. Wir werden zufällig ziehen und jeder hat die gleiche Chance zu gewinnen.

6. Das Giveaway ist geöffnet für die Teilnahme bis zum Sonntag, den 22. März 2015, 22 Uhr unsere (deutsche) Zeit.

7. Bitte nur eine Teilnahme pro Person. Bleibt bitte fair. :)

Und ganz zum Schluss noch: Wir werden beim Foostival sein und werden deswegen nicht unbedingt direkt am Sonntagabend die Gewinner ziehen können. Bitte habt dafür Verständnis!

GW2 Wintersday Giveaway Week 4: Charrlie and llama

Update: This Giveaway is now closed. We will roll for the winners in a bit. If you are one of the two winners, we will contact you! :)

This post is bilingual and is written in English as well as German. Click the appropriate link to jump to your preferred language.

Dieser Eintrag ist bilingual verfasst. Ihr könnt ihn sowohl auf Englisch als auch auf Deutsch lesen. Klickt auf den entsprechenden Link, um zu eurer bevorzugten Sprache zu springen.

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This is the fourth and final giveaway. This time, we have two prizes. One caveat, though: You can only enter the plush charrlie giveaway if you’re living in Europe. The reason is quite simply: Postage fees. It’s not heavy, but it’s a big plushie and it’d cost a lot to send it to countries outside of Europe. But that’s why there’s two things. The second prize is a mini llama and everybody can enter that giveaway. :)

Charrlie on the watch

Please read the following rules carefully to see what you need to do in order to enter our giveaway and have a chance of winning the plush charrlie OR the mini llama!

1. We want you to comment and answer one simple question: What is the one thing you wish to see in Guild Wars 2 in 2015? The answer cannot be: “An expansion”. :p List one specific thing/feature that you would love to see! Also add if you want to be considered for the plush charr and/or the mini llama.

2. Leave a valid email address when commenting. It will only be used by us for contacting the winners and nothing else! Enter said email address into the “email” field, do not add it to the comment field as that one is public!

3. From all replies, we will randomly choose one winner for the plush charrlie (Europe only) and one winner for the mini llama (open for everybody). You can enter both giveaways (if you live in Europe, at least), but you cannot win both! If you do enter both, please also say which of the two you prefer in case your name gets chosen for both prizes. If this happens, you will win your preferred prize and we will then draw another winner for the second prize.

4. The winners will be contacted by email. Please reply within 14 days. If you are the winner of the plush charrlie, please tell us your address. Do NOT leave it in the comment field! If you’re the winner of the mini llama, once you have replied, we will send you your mini llama code. If you do not reply within 14 days, we may choose another winner.

5. One entry per person! We reserve the right to exclude entries when we think you’re trying to cheat by entering multiple times. Stay fair, please. :)

6. No debating about the outcome! We will draw randomly and everybody has a chance of winning. :)

7. The giveaway is open for participants until Sunday, January 4, 2015, 22 pm Berlin Time (CET).

8. Last but not least, a word of warning: We have probably all made our experiences with “snail mail” and lost parcels before. We really hope you will receive your plus charrloe and the post behaves, but we can’t guarantee it. So far, each of the things we have sent because of our giveaways have reached their destination, though. *knocks on wood*

Good luck to everybody participating!

Guild Wars 2 Mini Llama

The German post starts here / Der deutsche Eintrag beginnt hier

GW2 Wintersday Giveaway Week 3: Colourful ingame items!

Update (December 28): This giveaway is now closed. We will choose the winner tomorrow!

This post is bilingual and is written in English as well as German. Click the appropriate link to jump to your preferred language.

Dieser Eintrag ist bilingual verfasst. Ihr könnt ihn sowohl auf Englisch als auch auf Deutsch lesen. Klickt auf den entsprechenden Link, um zu eurer bevorzugten Sprache zu springen.

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This week, you can win one little package of in-game items. 5 items are waiting for a new owner:

  • Mini Tybalt
  • 40 unidentified dyes
  • 1 enameled sacrifice dye
  • 1 holographic dragon wing cover
  • and a choice of ONE of the following super weapons from the first “season”: sword, greatsword, shield, scepter, staff, short bow or long bow
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If you win this package, you can choose one of those weapon skins

Depending on which skin you choose, this package has an “instant sell price” or 86 to 170 gold. Not too bad, I think. But who cares about the gold value – you will walk around in a stylish outfit with hopefully equally stylish dyes and the best mini NPC of Guild Wars 2!

This week’s giveaway is open until Sunday, December 28, 2014, 22 pm Berlin Time (CET).

Please read the following rules carefully to see what you need to do in order to enter our giveaway and have a chance of winning one of the two mini llama codes!

1. We want you to comment and answer one – very difficult – question: Which of the Wintersday activities is your favourite? (Yes, I know, it’s the same than the question I asked on Twitter for #QuestionSunday. :p)

2. Leave the display name (name.1234) of your Guild Wars 2 account when commenting. In case you win, we will send the package to you. Please make sure that your display name is correct! You can check your display name either on the character select screen on the upper right or on the top of your contact list.

3. From all correct replies, we will randomly choose one winner.

4. One entry per person! We reserve the right to exclude entries when we think you’re trying to cheat by entering multiple times. Stay fair, please. :)

5. No debating about the outcome! We will draw randomly and everybody has a chance of winning. :)

6. The giveaway is open for participants until Sunday, December 28, 2014, 22 pm Berlin Time (CET). Since we will actually be visiting family after Christmas, we may not get around to sending you your items until the beginning of January. Feel free to bug us via email or here on the blog if you have won and haven’t gotten your items by the middle of January. :p

Good luck to everybody participating!

The German post starts here / Der deutsche Eintrag beginnt hier

GW2 Wintersday Giveaway Week 2: Two mini llamas!

Update: This giveaway is now closed.

Update 2: Congratulations to TabbyInBoots and Lon-ami for winning the mini llamas. If you haven’t won: Check our blog again come Tuesday for another chance as we still have one mini llama code! :)

This post is bilingual and is written in English as well as German. Click the appropriate link to jump to your preferred language.

Dieser Eintrag ist bilingual verfasst. Ihr könnt ihn sowohl auf Englisch als auch auf Deutsch lesen. Klickt auf den entsprechenden Link, um zu eurer bevorzugten Sprache zu springen.

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This week, you can win one of two mini llamas. Yes, you read that right. We have two mini llama codes to give away!

Guild Wars 2 Mini LlamaWe are not making it as easy as we did it for week 1, though. We will give you a few hints and you need to guess the NPC. As always, out of all the correct answers, we will draw the winners randomly. The hints may be ambiguous in the beginning and yes, this is intended. For this game, you get a total of THREE comments and guesses. This means that you can send in a wild guess now and if you later notice it’s wrong, you can comment again two more times and correct your first guess(es). No harm in playing early then. ;)

To make it easier, we will add one or more additional hints over the next days. You may send in three guesses in total! This week’s giveaway is open until Sunday, December 21, 2014, 22 pm Berlin Time (CET).

Please read the following rules carefully to see what you need to do in order to enter our giveaway and have a chance of winning one of the two mini llama codes!

1. We want you to comment and guess the name of the NPC:

This NPC has blonde hair.
Okay, maybe it’s fur.
And not all of the fur is blonde.
There is some white added into the mix.
This NPC was a Tribune once in the Blood Legion.
Her warband died.
She is the only survivor.
And she had to kill her former warband members.
Then she went on to found the Vigil.

2. Leave a valid email address when commenting. It will only be used by us for contacting the winners and nothing else! Enter said email address into the “email” field, do not add it to the comment field as that one is public!

3. From all correct replies, we will randomly choose two winners.

4. The winners will be contacted by email. Please reply within 14 days, so that we know you are still interested in winning the mini llama code. Do NOT leave the email address in the comment field! If you do not reply within 14 days, we may choose another winner.

5. Three guesses per person! We reserve the right to exclude entries when we think you’re trying to cheat by entering multiple times. Stay fair, please. :)

6. No debating about the outcome! We will draw randomly and everybody has a chance of winning. :)

7. The giveaway is open for participants until Sunday, December 21, 2014, 22 pm Berlin Time (CET).

Good luck to everybody participating!

The German post starts here / Der deutsche Eintrag beginnt hier

GW2 Wintersday Giveaway Week 1

Update: This giveaway is closed. We will draw the winners tomorrow! :)

This post is bilingual and is written in English as well as German. Click the appropriate link to jump to your preferred language.

Dieser Eintrag ist bilingual verfasst. Ihr könnt ihn sowohl auf Englisch als auch auf Deutsch lesen. Klickt auf den entsprechenden Link, um zu eurer bevorzugten Sprache zu springen.

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I already hinted about our Wintersday Giveaways yesterday. We will have one Giveaway every week – starting on every Tuesday. Each week, there will be something different that you can win. You can have a look at the image above to guess what else will be given away here in the upcoming weeks… ;) Please note: The llama on the left is just a decoration suggestion. Decorations seen on the picture like red noses or antlers do not belong to the llama in question and will not be delivered with it (you know, should we give one away… in the upcoming weeks…).

GW2 grey tshirtBack to this week’s giveaway: We have two Guild Wars 2 t-shirts. One is size “L” and the other is “XL”.  When leaving a comment, please tell us if you want to get into the drawing for the size “L” or the size “XL” t-shirt. Unfortunately, there are no other sizes. As you can see on the right, the t-shirt is grey with the Guild Wars 2 logo on it. The back is simply grey with nothing on it, I think. So, it’s a very simple but cool shirt!

GW2 shirts size L and XL

Please read the following rules carefully to see what you need to do in order to enter our giveaway and have a chance of winning one of the t-shirts!

1. We want you to comment, say if you want to win the size “L” or the size “XL” t-shirt and answer one simple question (a hint: Others may have already commented before you, so if you don’t know the answer, scrolling to the comments may help you out.):

Which profession in Guild Wars 2 can use a pistol, but cannot dual-wield that weapon?

2. Leave a valid email address when commenting. It will only be used by us for contacting the winner and nothing else! Enter said email address into the “email” field, do not add it to the comment field as that one is public!

3. From all replies, we will randomly choose one winner for the “L” shirt and one winner for the “XL” shirt.

4. The winners will be contacted by email. Please reply within 14 days and give us your real life address, so we can send the t-shirt to you. Do NOT leave it in the comment field! If you do not reply within 14 days, we may choose another winner. The t-shirts may not be sent this year. This depends on when I can get to the post office, as I would like to avoid sending the t-shirts in the middle of the Christmas chaos as I’m always worried our prizes may get lost in the mail…

5. One entry per person! We reserve the right to exclude entries when we think you’re trying to cheat by entering multiple times. Stay fair, please. :)

6. No debating about the outcome! We will draw randomly and everybody has a chance of winning. :)

7. The giveaway is open for participants until Sunday, December 14, 2014, 22 pm Berlin Time (CET).

8. Last but not least, a word of warning: We have probably all made our experiences with “snail mail” and lost parcels before. We really hope you will receive your t-shirt and the post behaves, but we can’t guarantee it. So far, each of the things we have sent because of our giveaways have reached their destination, though. *knocks on wood*

Good luck to everybody participating!

The German post starts here / Der deutsche Eintrag beginnt hier

Two beta keys for Trove – Giveaway!

UPDATE: The Giveaway is now closed. Winners will be chosen and contacted in a bit!
Congratulations, The Mystical Mesmer and Donald McLeod Jr!

I don’t even remember how many alpha and beta keys I have managed to get for Trove so far. In some cases, I did not even want to get one but did so anyway. Of course, I always shared them with friends and family. But now has come the time where I’ve run out of friends and family who still want a beta key. Or at least, nobody reacted when I had asked on Twitter. So I decided to come here to my blog and ask: Would you like a beta key?

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I currently have TWO keys to give away. The procedure is pretty simple. Leave a comment here saying that you would want that beta key. Leave a valid email address, so I can send it to you (as always, enter said email address into the “email” field, do not add it to the comment field as that one is public!).

This giveaway will stay open for 24 hours. If more than two people have replied saying they want a beta key, we will roll for the winners. If there is less than that – well, congrats to you then. ;) If nobody (or only one person) wants a beta key after 24 hours, I’ll probably try reddit or some other public space and dump them there. :p

And in case you don’t want to wait for 24 hours or don’t mind spending money, especially for charity, there is currently a Humble Flash Bundle that lets you pay what you want and will give you, among other stuff, a Trove beta key!

Also, Trove will be free to play! So once you are in the beta, you are in the game and playing it as if it was released already. There will not be another wipe. Everything is here to stay.