Q: Do you have an Official Oversoul Forum that answers many of my questions?
A: Why yes we do! Right here: Oversoul Forum
Q: What is OverSoul?
A: It is a multi-player PvP card game with solo PvE game mechanics to develop your characters.
Q: When will Oversoul be released?
A: It went from Alpha Testing to Beta Testing in October 2012, and is still currently in development.
Q: Will it be browser based?
A: Yes. There's nothing to download or install.
Q: Will there be PvE ( Player versus Environment ) in addition to PvP ( Player versus Player )?
A: Yes, you'll develop your characters solo by exploring the world and battling monsters.
Q: Are there pets? Can you customize weapons? Are there different classes?
A: There will be characters that use pets but not in the way you think. Each character in Oversoul is a unique character that you possess. So each character is uniquely self contained. (Like possessing Artix as a character for example) There will be some customization available through the Leveling Tree. But those customizations will be unique to every single character. None will be exactly the same. This means one character might be able to change their class, weapon, elemental standing, armor or even species. It's all unique to the character you posses though.
Q: What is an Alpha test phase?
A: Testing phases are different time periods where we are testing a game before it is released. It also helps us squash those nasty bugs that can prevent players from enjoying the game to its fullest potential and gives us a chance to add a bunch of cool stuff in the game!
Q: When was the Alpha and Stress Testing phases?
A: Stress Testing was on the 28th and 29th of August 2012 and on the 6th of September 2012 for a limited time. Alpha Testing started on September 13, 2012 and ended on October 31, 2012; it was available to players who had upgraded or purchased currency in any AE games. The game is currently in Beta Testing.
Q: Who can participate in the testing phases?
A: Only players that upgraded or purchased currency in any of AE's previous games could participate in Stress Testing and the Alpha Phase. The Beta Phase is open to all players.
Q: How do I make an account to play the game?
A: You will have to have an Artix Entertainment Master Account. If you haven't already, you can create one here. Once you have completed all the instructions, head over to the game client and play the game in your browser!
Q: What if I already have an Artix Master Account but cannot access it?
A: You will need to go to the Help/Support Pages for Master Accounts.
Q: Can I have the same character name as my Artix Master Account name?
A: We strongly advise against that. You want your Artix Master Account to be as secure as possible because if you lose access to your Artix Master Account, you also lose access to any linked game accounts such as EpicDuel, HeroSmash, and Oversoul.
Q: How many characters can I currently possess?
A: All the characters in the game are listed here. Most "Rare" characters are seasonal and will return.
Q: What are they and where can I encounter them?
A: The Oversoul Wiki has the answers! Look here.
Q: What do the characters evolve in to?
A: The Oversoul Wiki's Characters by Rank page shows what each character evolves into.
Q: How do I get founder status?
A: By buying any one of the founder packages on or before January 13th, 2013. The $5.00 package will get you 20 Soul Gems, the $9.95 package will get you 40 Soul Gems, the $19.95 package will get you 80 SGs, the $34.95 package will get you 180 SGs and Void Reaper, and the $49.95 package will get you 250 SGs, Void Reaper, and Black Dragon.
Q: Do I have to buy the larger packages to get the characters or can I buy the smaller packages and eventually get the characters?
A: You can buy several smaller packages and receive the characters that way.
Q: I only received 6 SGs and I see others received 12, why didn't I get 12 too?
A: 6 SGs were given out to those who either helped Stress or Alpha test. An additional 6 SGs were given out to the accounts with a confirmed email. If you helped in one of these two testing phases and have a confirmed email, you will have to use a different email and confirm that one to receive your other 6 SGs.
Q: How does this game fit in the AE Universe?
A: It is in a different universe that Nulgath was sent to at the conclusion of the Dage versus Nulgath war in AQW. It is a darker universe geared toward an older audience.
Q: Will there be any kind of storyline or plot for the game? What will it be like?
A: This is the basic plot which may go through changes by the time the game is released.
Game Story Premise Concept:
You've just been slain by a horde of demons led by Nulgath. They are destroying towns and taking the souls of the people for some dark purpose but your soul escapes capture. You hear that there are 7 Crystal artifacts, imbued by ancient magic, that may hold the information you desire to restore your body and soul to their original condition. But no one knows where they are of course. So your search begins. You soon discover you have the ability to possess other physical beings be it creatures as great as dragons or small as a pixie. You use this ability to help yourself on your quest for the ancient artifacts.
Q: Help!! My question wasn't answered here!
A: Head over to the Oversoul Forums and ask for help from your fellow players if you are in need of more help that the Wiki or this guide doesn't cover.