The following is a translated summary of the interview Dengeki and Blue Protocol Devs. This was straight copy/pasted from Sevens Blue Protocol Reddit. This is for internal use and safe record-keeping.
🔸 We recruited 5000 people to the Alpha test, but as applications exceeded that in the first day, we increased the number to 10,000. The first player to reach level 25 did so at 21:32 on July 27, which was about 5 and a half hours into the test.
🔸 The raid boss was mistakenly spawned 2 hours early on the 2nd day, and was defeated by a party of 5 after 58 minutes.
🔸 I hope players don’t mistake the alpha test as “this is the direction we are taking with content”. Please rest assured that your voices were heard and the Beta will be a lot different as we have changed course on a lot of things based on feedback.
🔸 Field exploration will be incorporated more adventurously in the future. Dungeons will also include gimmicks in the map to be more interactive.
🔸 74% of characters were female and 26% were male in the alpha.
🔸 More hairstyles will be added and some physics to the hair will be added.
🔸 Some weapons will have the ability to enhance certain skills.
🔸 In alpha, charge skills did not have invulnerability frames and were canceled during their large 5 second cast time. In the next version, they will have appropriate i-frames.
🔸 The current end game is maxing weapons and your Imajinn². We want to expand upon that so it isn’t repetitive. We are also for adding rankings that high-level players can compete against each other in. The end contents will consist of raids and dungeons which you can’t easily clear on your own. We may also add some minigames and such.
🔸 The game is free to play, will not be pay2win but “pay for fun” and convenience. We would like to introduce a semi-monthly season pass. Cosmetics bought through real currency will not affect gameplay stats.
🔸 We will implement a free camera mode.
² Imajinn are creatures that aide you in your journey. There are two types: Battle Imajinn that help you in combat, and Mount Imajinn that are rideable mounts you can use to traverse the world.