Ok, so the previous date of the 14th got changed. It will be released the 18th of this month atm.
Apparently the push back was so they could add a bunch of languages for the Global Release rather than add the languages in future patches :(
So, there have been a few questions posed on some different sites.
1) Will you get your ass handed to you by people who have been playing?
- Absolutely. There's a huge advantage to being part of a BETA. I've BETA'd a lot of games and it always gives me an edge, it's one of the only perks they get. The upside though is that improving your team can be done pretty rapidly to the point where you can compete. If you're good the edge they gained can be caught up in about a month of normal play.
2) Is it P2W like Rage/Marvel
- Yes and no. Obviously all games have a pay process, they have to make money and expecting them not to is just silly. The real question is are they greedy about it? The answer to that is no. Players earn rare spins in events just by earning trophies/participating. Players also can ask friends to send them a recharge for their energy. Finally, they do have stuff where you can watch ads to earn coins.
Do paying players have an advantage? Yep. Not going to avoid that anywhere really, but the nice part is that you can catch up and they are regularly adding ways for players to earn stuff rather than take away those opportunities.
3) Are you going to make a fan site for it?
- Maybe. I've been busy (14+ hour days) constantly lately.
4) Any tips for newbies?
- Stay in Camp until you have a full team of Rares. Camp Rares only require 2 pieces to make vs 4-6 as you go through. Although they're weaker than other rares they will help you farm the other rares faster.
- Special monsters give way more XP than other monsters. Use
your normal monsters to level a special and then feed that one to a
Rare. You'll level much faster and spend a lot less stone leveling.
- Find a Troop that Raids
regularly. The Beginner Raids aren't super hard (my player can solo the entire
first raid in a day). You get a piece of a Super Rare monster for
winning raids so it's the best way to power up fast.
- Participate heavily in events. Pretty much all players win something,
but also you gain rewards by earning trophies. You can also find Event
Tokens that carry over to other events and can be used to be traded for event monsters/costumes/trophies/stone.
- Play through the entire story. You get experience boosts/stone/monster grabs.
- Be active. A lot of troops are willing to take friendly active members even if they are weak because they know that they can carry them through raids and power them up quickly.
Finally, here's a piece of Battle Camp
art I put together: