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The World of Alterra

Welcome to Alterra, a literate fantasy RP with 400+ users!

It’s been ten thousand years since the goddess of creation used her powers to seal away the goddess of destruction. The world was thrust into turmoil and a thousand year war began between the nations. Choose from 10 nations to pledge your allegiance to, create a character with 9 races to choose from, and throw yourself into a job system with over 20 classes to choose from! Join our welcoming community today!
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79 reviews
vulpinfang vulpinfang
You want fun? Then join this place.
I’ll admit when you first join it’s a little hard to get the hang of it even I’m still new at it. But the staff and the people (may be a tad weird) but are great people
Both kind and caring and also supportive and helpful. I know if you join here you’ll have a blast there’s all sorts of classes and races and a cool leveling system so why you still reading this click and join!!!!
salted cuisine salted cuisine
An Amazing Steampunk Server, with an active community.
The World of Alterra is an amazing Roleplay server, based on the steampunk genre. With a helpful staff, and an active community, I am positive that you won't ever get bored with this server. Though, it is a bit complicated to get started with character creation.
Lysander Lysander
Friendly and Outgoing Server
This server holds many helpful moderators and admins who aim to please every participant who joins. The universe in which this roleplay takes place in is definitely well thought-out and expanded upon. 10/10
Reese's Reese's
One of the better public roleplays I've been a part of.
Greetings, and welcome to my review of Alterra. I want to begin this review with the disclaimer that I have not been in the server for very long, but even so I thought I'd write a review on it to get my thoughts out there. As a secondary disclaimer, I would prefer to leave somewhere in between 3.5 and 4 stars, instead of a flat 4 stars, but it's as close as I can get.

To begin, I think the world's lore is alright. Nothing too new or groundbreaking, but it's serviceable. It should perhaps have a more centralized goal for it all, but nonetheless it works well for what it is. The centralized goal portion could also be a part of my ignorance towards a large amount of the server, as well, due to the fact that I haven't been there for very long.

Moving along, the literacy of the people in the server is usually of a decent quality, even within those considered novice writers, and the admins keep track of how you're doing within the roleplay to make sure you're staying up to standards with your writing role, or have fallen down one or moved up a rank. There are only three ranks in total, Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced. A small controversial route they took was locking off specific roles in character to certain writer levels, but I happen to quite enjoy this fact, as it allows for the people to have something to strive for. It's unfortunate that there aren't more nations as of current so more people can be head generals or nation rulers yet, but I'm expecting more in the future, or for people to be weeded out eventually. The RP sampling is also very well-done, as it very much so uses a quality over quantity aspect. Even if someone is to write over a book's worth of content, if it isn't up to standards, then you could still get a novice writer role.

The amount of dead nations is somewhat appalling, and I wish there was something that could be done about it to get them more active, because as it stands, some are just more desirable and story heavy than others. Perhaps in the near future, this can be rectified.

The combat system is slightly unbalanced and a little ineffective at properly portraying the implied strength of certain attacks due to the wish to keep it as simplistic as possible, which is fine. The issue is that the server seems to have fallen down a somewhat slippery slope as they've had to define things after another just to be sure the server is clear on certain things, and the general fear is that the freeform aspect it was built off of is lost in this huge uprising of the combat system becoming more and more defined, which I can most definitely see happening. Personally, would I be too mad about it? No, I wouldn't be, but by the same token, I know a lot of people who would be, which is unfortunate to know that they've began falling down this slope.

The staff is great. They can be funny, helpful, constructive, and are very rarely ever rude and will nearly never act out of line from what I've seen. They don't stop something just because of a joke, and only often stop things when necessary from what I've seen, and they're very lenient on what you're allowed and not allowed in terms of who your character can be. They're strict enough in abilities, as well, as to be sure combat doesn't become too imbalanced.

The XP system. This is somewhat a point of contention for some people at first glance, but after messing around with it for a bit, it's not as bad as it seems. To explain how it works, you get XP by posting in the roleplay chats. Nothing OOC is brought for your IC level. Easy enough, right? This sounds like it could end badly, but it actually gets a lot more difficult to level up without doing much after around level three or so, which makes it incredibly fair, surprisingly. It allows people to catch up by actually participating, considering the XP curves are genuinely fair. I've never met a high level that I haven't thought I can't catch up to currently. This is also heavily helped by their strict "no one-liner" rule which keeps people on their toes in describing what their character is doing a lot of the time, as using a one-liner can result in a warning. This helps people ahead not just XP farm for no reason.

Other than that, there isn't anything else that comes to mind when thinking about what to place in this specific review. I'll leave it at this. Overall, I recommend it for anyone who's looking for a decently fun, but also a little more serious of a time. The leveling system is a little weird at first, but easy to get integrated into, and the literacy of everyone in the server is kept to a good standard so everyone can have a good time roleplaying there. Hope this helped out with whether or not you wanted to join.

- Reese's