[Updated 11/30/2023]Executive Producer Letter | November 6th, 2023
Dear AGC holders and those who are waiting for the official release of Eternal Crypt – Wizardry BC
Eternal Crypt – Wizardry BC – (EcWiz) began its Early Access period for AGC holders on October 19, 2023, and AGC holders have been enjoying and conquering this game with a high level of enthusiasm.
However, since the start of the Early Access period, there have been more glitches than expected, and the game has not been able to deliver the gaming experience that the project team originally promised. Some of the problems caused some users to be unable to progress through the game, resulting in the need for emergency maintenance.
However, it became clear that some of the problems already identified would take time to fix, and user trends since the initial release indicated that the project team would be working on UI improvements and other issues that were originally planned to be addressed sequentially after the official release.
In response to these circumstances, we have announced that the official release and TGE, originally scheduled for Q4 2023, will be postponed to Q1 2024 to ensure that the user experience EcWiz was originally intended to provide is delivered in its full form at the time of the official release.
We will also be making changes to the schedule, event content, and ranking rewards for the Early Access period from what was originally announced.
Details of the changes can be found at the end of this message.
In order to officially release EcWiz in a perfect state, we believe that it is necessary to fix the bugs found in Early Access, as well as improve and add features and functionality that will allow users to play comfortably. In order to conduct development and QA, we have decided that the current schedule announced in the roadmap does not provide enough time for development.
We are well aware that changing the schedule already announced in the roadmap is contrary to the expectations of AGC holders and those waiting for the official release, and that it will cause concern.
On the other hand, we are convinced that the schedule change is necessary for the success of this project and that we will be able to release EcWiz after taking the necessary actions and taking a longer time than originally planned until the official release. We ask for your understanding that we will not only take more time for the official release, but we will also strengthen our development and QA systems in parallel to prepare for the additional Early Access period and the official release.
In addition, the Early Access period was changed drastically from the original announcement by breaking it into phases, changing the duration, changing the rewards, and resetting progress from phase 2 onward. Since we originally announced that there would be no progress reset for rankings during the pre-release period, there was some disagreement within the project team about this change in assumption. In fact, we believe that there will be a variety of opinions, both for and against, from user to user, on whether or not to reset progress. We realize that it is difficult to find a solution that is acceptable to all AGC holders, but we have decided to make this change in order to allow as many people as possible to enjoy the upcoming release. We will split the Early Access into three phases. We will also be shortening the duration of the third ranking event. Ranking rewards will be reduced to half of the original amount, and the other half will be allocated to Early Access Phase 2 and beyond.
We will continue to make preparations to provide an event that AGC holders can enjoy from a new starting point with a progress reset, while reflecting the improvements that can be made prior to Phase 2. We will also be considering issues such as the time required to open slots for multiple AGC holders at this time, so please rest assured that we will continue to work on these issues.
We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the glitches during the Early Access period. We would also like to apologize again for the long time required to play the game, contrary to our initial announcement that players could enjoy strategic gameplay in a short period of time.
We would also like to thank the many AGC holders for playing EcWiz so much. We are very encouraged and motivated by the enthusiasm of our players and the way they communicate with us about EcWiz on X and Discord.
We are very sorry for any concerns or anxiety that may have been caused by the situation in this Early Access and the roadmap changes, and we will do our best to address your concerns and anxiety through future announcements from management, through the community, and through the products in the upcoming Early Access. We appreciate your continued support of this project.
Thank you for your continued support of this project.
⭐Regarding the roadmap revision,
After reviewing the Early Access situation, we have decided to revise the roadmap.
✅The Official Release and TGE timeline have been changed from Q4 2023 to Q1 2024.
✅The Early Access period has been divided into three phases. The second phase and the third phase are scheduled for Q1 2024. (updated 11/30/2023)
The second phase is scheduled for December 2023, and the third phase is scheduled for Q1 2024.
Since the start of the Early Access, we are grateful to all the users who have played the game with great enthusiasm.
However, we have recognized discrepancies from the project team’s expectations, including the occurrence of bugs. We have decided to revise the roadmap in order to resolve these issues and launch the official release in a fully prepared state.
▼ Upcoming improvements
・Reducing the need to be constantly present in the game
・Fixing uncomfortable specifications
・General usability improvements
・Reassessment of game balance
・Balance adjustments to encourage more active use of idle play
▼ Early Access Period Change
In conjunction with the postponement of the official release, we will also be revising the Early Access Period.
The current Early Access Period will be defined as Phase 1 of Early Access, and we will move the end date up from the initial period.
Old: 11/20 21:00
New: 11/13 21:00
The days shortened in Phase 1 of the Early Access Period will be reallocated to the Phase 2 and Phase 3 schedules, so the total amount of $BC tokens available through “Return to Town” will not change.
▼ Changes to the Third Ranking Event Details During Phase 1 of the Early Release
Old: 2023/11/07 12:00 – 2023/11/19 23:59 JST
New: 2023/11/10 12:00 – 2023/11/13 11:59 JST
Ranking reward adjustments
Change in total distribution (4 million $BC → 2 million $BC)
The reduced amount will be allocated from Phase 2 onwards. Also, additional rewards will be given to users ranked 1 to 10.
There will be no reset of progress.
▼ About Phase 2 and Phase 3 of the Early Access
As with Phase 1, we plan to hold rankings.
The second phase will be held without ranking. The third phase will include a ranking event. (updated 11/30/2023)
Also, progress is expected to be reset. We have decided to implement it as a restart on equal footing for everyone after repairing the current issues and bugs.
Details will be announced as soon as confirmed.
▼ Adjustment of the $BC Token Grant Schedule According to Play Status
For $BC token grants for unachieved “Return to Town”
The timeline of the $BC token grant is planned for the end of the entire early release period.
For $BC token grants for unformed AGC
Distribution is planned for 11/13 during the day.
10/19 10:00 – 11/13 11:59 JST
▼ Adjustment of the Official Release Schedule
The timeline of the official release has been rescheduled for Q1 2024.
The detailed schedule will be announced in the future, as we are currently reviewing what needs to be fixed and additionally developed.
In conjunction with this announcement, we have updated the Litepaper. Please check the updates here.