Frequently Asked Questions
Is it out yet & how much does it cost?
The expansion is currently available to purchase on Steam for $5 USD. It is now in the browser version, but not in the mobile version. The release date for the mobile version is to be announced.
Link to the Steam version: http://store.steampowered.com/app/626470/Town_of_Salem__The_Coven/
If I buy the Steam version, can I play the Coven expansion when I'm not on Steam?
Yes, you will be able to if your account is linked to the Steam version of the game! With that said, even if you don't play on Steam, consider getting that version since it comes with permanent double Merit Points, 2000 Town Points, and the Steambot3000 avatar, which all cross over to different platforms. May as well get the extra goodies!
Unsure of how to link your account to the Steam version? Please refer to this post which is found in the Frequently Asked Questions section of the forums in a thread titled, "[GAME] Why didn't I receive my TP for buying Steam version?"
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Can I play as or with these new roles if I don't own the expansion?
These new roles are only playable in the expansion and cannot be played with in the traditional version of Town of Salem.
What happened to the game modes that I've seen in the Public Test Realm?
Why isn't this expansion free?
|“|| None of the Coven roles (meaning all 15 roles in the expansion) are going to be added to classic. Coven will have a ranked mode so you aren't going to be missing out on anything. I think there will be little reason to continue playing classic unless you want to remain F2P or you are playing with friends that don't own Coven. We are trying to move away from F2P (microtransactions) and focus more on a freemium model (free version and paid version). With a freemium model we can spend a majority of our focus on just creating the best play experience possible and hoping a decent percentage of users pickup the Coven. With F2P we were forced to spend too much of our focus on cosmetics, sales and analytics. If there is a positive reaction to the Coven (15-20% conversion would be awesome) you can expect to see a big shift. We will pull back on promotion popups and microtransaction systems. We would much rather be spending our time making a great game that is worth $10.
Another big change you can expect to see is in the player base. Banning toxic users and multi-accounters is an unwinnable battle in F2P unless you force new accounts to go through a boring early leveling experience which of course hurts your new user experience and retention. With a freemium model everything changes. Multi-accounters will have to pay $10 per account and then have all of them banned in one swoop. You won't see much of that in the Coven. Additionally toxic users are going to get suspended or banned and realize that they need to play nice or lose all of the value in their account and wallet. We already have plans in place to bring on more judges for the trial system and to prioritize Coven reports. We hope to suspend/ban toxic players within 24 hours or less. Word will quickly spread through the Coven community that your account won't last long if you aren't respectful of other players.
When will Coven Ranked Practice be available?
It is now available to play!
|“||With the off season starting we will be implementing Coven Ranked Practice. Over the coming weeks we will be looking at the win rates of each faction and role in this mode and looking at the overall balance of this list. We will adjust it as necessary.||”|
On the 16th of May 2017, BlankMediaGames (BMG) made an announcement which told of the future expansion. On May 17th, the Public Test Realm (PTR) opened up, allowing users to freely test the expansion using the browser version of the game until June 6th of 2017.
In the PTR, users had noticed a mystery role which BMG had announced earlier. This was to be a surprise. However, the community had noticed Scrolls available in the shop for this mystery role, and quickly learned of its name, which is the Juggernaut.