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July 09, 2013, 12:43:34 AM
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After nearly 3 years in development (October 2010), 17,000 players, 400k BTC won, the first Bitcoin gambling game is going to Beta!

It all starts Friday, July 12 at Noon EST. We'll have freerolls all weekend. The news has already hit The Guardian, Gamasutra, Joystiq and other sites:

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eGenesis announces Beta for Dragon's Tale, the Gambling MMORPG

July 8, 2013, Pittsburgh, PA

eGenesis, developers of A Tale in the Desert annoucnce their next game, "Dragon's Tale." As the first MMORPG based on real-money gambling, Dragon's Tale brings a creative and intensely social experience to online gambling. Lead designer Andrew Tepper ("Teppy") explains:

"The first thing that struck me about online gambling today is that it's a pretty lonely experience, typically one player in a web browser, watching a 2D slot machine. I've taken what I've learned in the last 15 years building MMORPGs and for the first time applied that to gambling. I've created an intensely social world where players can explore the game world together, share techniques, and rely on each other as they level up by completing gambling quests."

"Furthermore, every game in Dragon's Tale is novel, and is designed for a 3D environment: You can tip cows, hunt for Dragon's Eggs, catch fish, run monkeys through mazes, feed ducks. There are 60 different games so far, with new ones being added all the time, and every one of them is a new take on gambling. About half the games are luck-based and half are skill-based."

In addition to quest-based levels, Dragon's Tale features a complex tournament system, a student/mentor system, and a form of player-controlled governance that will be familiar to those that have played A Tale in the Desert.

Dragon's Tale offers a free trial, and for those that wish to gamble, supports Bitcoins and credit cards. Beta testing begins Friday, July 12, 2013 at Noon EDT.

Native clients are available for Windows, Linux and OSX: http://www.dragons.tl

Dragon's Tale is the longest running Bitcoin enterprise in the world.
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July 09, 2013, 01:51:28 AM
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This is awesome news! What is the difference between Alpha and Beta though? For those of us who have been playing for the past month or two what should we look forward to?
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July 09, 2013, 02:08:35 AM
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Yes! this is great news!
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July 09, 2013, 02:36:37 AM
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No dramatic content changes - I like to develop continuously and then when I think the game feels like Beta quality, announce Beta. I am going to do a bunch of freerolls, some higher stakes tournaments, load the soldiers with free coins, etc. A big party basically.

We've never done a cigar smoking contest - that would be pretty twisted because the prize pool means an incentive to smoke, even when that's usually just a pure giveaway to those at the same bar.

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July 09, 2013, 03:38:14 AM
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Native clients are available for Windows, Linux and OSX: http://www.dragons.tl

So do we have to download a new client?
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July 09, 2013, 05:10:01 AM
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how to join Beta test?
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July 09, 2013, 06:24:01 AM
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how to join Beta test?

I guess just go to www.dragons.tl and download the appropriate client, run it and create an account.  It's been in open alpha for a while, it's just moving to beta.  I'd guess whatever is on the site now will be good, and while I asked earlier today, I will only get a new one if it is needed.  Basically, the client appears to download all the content it needs from the server every time it starts.
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