I have been playing on test server and am amazed at the perks as well as how much I like it. Test server has everything that the live servers have plus a LOT of perks. Let me analyze the pros and cons of this server so that you can evaluate whether it is for you: Pros: 1.There is a permanent 100% or more experience bonus ( also applicable to quest bonuses), which is wonderful. 2. Do you hate crafting for hours in order to get your craft skills up? Well, that isn't a problem here!! Each new character can pick a trade skill and get an automatic 110 level bump!! This means no grinding for trade skill crafting!! Thus, if you make 5 mules, you can craft almost everything,which is important since there is little economy that will be discussed below. You do, however, need to harvest to get harvest skills up though. This becomes very important since there aren't many people on the server, so being able to craft your own items is great 3. Special events for test server. 4. All live server perks such as loyalty bonuses, overseer quests, 5. free plat for loyal players, which allows for crafting without cost. 6. Access to the latest changes before these go to live. .7. Being able to help improve the game with bug suggestions and feedback regarding new proposed changes 8. Do you hate the long runs to get to where you are going? There is also fast travel to almost anywhere and LOTS of other perks 9. Chrono is NEVER needed for plat since you can get plat very easily with loyalty merchants. Thus, there is less cash needed for investment in this game.. 10. Want to start from the ground up to revisit old content? Want to test events at a lower level to be sure that a live event is friendly to all levels? Test has a permanent xp bonus going. Some folks will level lock specifically for event testing, others just want to try out a new class from the beginning, and both are easy to do on Test. 10. For you decorators: If you are a tester, whether as a random visitor, or as a permanent member of the community, and you need furniture for your home or guildhall, check in with Foiwom or Kasa to get access to our furniture giveaway dungeons. We give away many thousands of pieces of furniture every year, and as of the fall of 2020, we have one dungeon crammed full of free furniture and another one ¾ full. Anyone on Test is welcome to ask for access to the dungeons, with our only request being that you do not just grab stuff from there and broker it. The entire idea is for testers to share excess furniture gained from testing, etc. with other testers. 11. Because Test is small, people tend to help each other. If you need something such as bags, furniture, armor etc, people will help. Just send a general tell and/or post on the test forums. 12. You do have the option to boost each toon individually to level 110 if you want to test out high level toons. I haven't done that, but it is available. Cons: There is really only two cons. First,Test server has a very low population. I think this is undeserved because players don't realize how great it can be, but most times I don't see over 20 people on the whole server!! Thus, if grouping is a major factor for you, you may not like it here. However, if you use a merc, you can do most content and if you have a friend too with a merc, you can do almost anything. Secondly, . The economy is basically non existent, which is why creating crafting mules, discussed above, is very important. I should also note that the test server can be down a bit more than the live servers due to patching. I do recommend, however, that you give it a try especially if you bring a friend or two over with you. I would bet that you will like it enough to never go back to a live server. If you come over and want some help, keep an eye out for Sandyknight.