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Title: Signup thread for beta wave of September 24th. Redshirts V2!
Post by: x4000 on June 15, 2015, 11:16:19 PM
Edit September 24th: The thread was formerly known as "Signup thread for beta wave of June 29th (most likely). Greenshirts!"  Ha.  Yeah... right.  Things didn't go as planned, eh?

The shirt system, in a TLDR format:

1. People sign up "to be in the beta" in general.  Right now we have had 167 people sign up overall, and as of the "blackshirt" wave, we have 94 of them in the game.

2. We are adding people to the game in waves every 2ish weeks, although it may stretch to 3 in some cases.  Nobody is allocated to any specific wave at this point.

3. We do it in waves in order to balance out tester fatigue, have a constant stream of new faces, and also because as the game evolves we can only get your first impression once.  So hence we have a backlog of players signed up for the beta, but they are not yet actually added to the game.

4. Signup threads like this are for if you wish to specifically say you want to be in this next wave.  I'll make every effort to accommodate you, and I'll also pull from folks who don't sign up here depending on how things are looking at the time I do the next wave.

5. TLDR: If you are wondering "when will I be sent a copy of the beta," the answer at this point is: after you either sign up for a particular wave, or I happen to choose you for a wave based on my semi-random, semi-sensible way of picking folks (I like new folks and Arcen veterans in each wave, etc).

6. Final note: If you're wondering "am I still on the list" or "will I ever be added to a wave," the answer is definitely YES! :D  But if you're worried and want to check, I won't be offended.

If for some reason you have specific scheduling constraints and you need to be in this week (or sooner even) if you're to take part, then just let me know (you can PM me to make sure I don't miss it) and I'll get you in sooner.  I'd rather have folks like that outside of a normal wave than miss their input all together.

Thanks everybody!
Title: Re: Signup thread for beta wave of June 29th (most likely). Greenshirts!
Post by: Traveller on June 17, 2015, 02:43:38 PM
Somehow, playing nearly every other Arcen game, I never actually looked into this one and it's exactly the genre I'm craving right now.  I'd love to be in the beta and I'm looking forward to the release :)
Title: Re: Signup thread for beta wave of June 29th (most likely). Greenshirts!
Post by: Tomasdk on June 18, 2015, 12:56:52 PM
I like the color green, I'd like to be in this next wave if possible. I even have a green shirt on me right now. :D
Title: Re: Signup thread for beta wave of June 29th (most likely). Greenshirts!
Post by: ElektroSMF on June 18, 2015, 01:53:07 PM
Still a spot (/shirt) left for me so I can join in?
Title: Re: Signup thread for beta wave of June 29th (most likely). Greenshirts!
Post by: Nubbify on June 18, 2015, 03:59:47 PM
I'll be unable to play from mid July to late august so I'd like to be in this wave if at all possible.
Title: Re: Signup thread for beta wave of June 29th (most likely). Greenshirts!
Post by: Tridus on June 18, 2015, 06:46:00 PM
/wave

Pick me, pick me! :)
Title: Re: Signup thread for beta wave of June 29th (most likely). Greenshirts!
Post by: donlol on June 19, 2015, 05:40:33 AM
Yay, I'd love to be in this wave.
Title: Re: Signup thread for beta wave of June 29th (most likely). Greenshirts!
Post by: darkarchon on June 19, 2015, 08:04:24 AM
I'd love to try out the game and help you bugfix things, really looking forward to this one
Title: Re: Signup thread for beta wave of June 29th (most likely). Greenshirts!
Post by: hadberz on June 19, 2015, 05:39:26 PM
Definitely interested, sign me up. :D
Title: Re: Signup thread for beta wave of June 29th (most likely). Greenshirts!
Post by: Genomic on June 20, 2015, 07:44:21 AM
I'm interested!
Title: Re: Signup thread for beta wave of June 29th (most likely). Greenshirts!
Post by: gnosis on June 20, 2015, 08:59:14 AM
Played (but not owned) AI war, AVWW 1&2, Skyward Colapse and TLF. I like your designs and your style.

Stars beyond reach looks too innovative to be true.  I came here from space sector and I enjoyed your interview too much.

Need another opinion? I'm having some spare time early July and I could give you some quick feedback, suggestions and bug reports.

Cheers!
Title: Re: Signup thread for beta wave of June 29th (most likely). Greenshirts!
Post by: Firemad on June 20, 2015, 02:41:33 PM
I want to be in :) here my resume:

-New to ARCENgames (now I found that you created other great games too that I need to look it out now heh)
-I found your game after you did an interview with spacesector.com
-I've played lot of turn-based games, 4X, RTS but I prefer TBS :)
-I've played Paradox games like Distant World, Universalis, CK2
-I work in Network IT field and I love to find bugs so
-I typed in google "please find me other stuff from Star Beyond Reach" and I didn't find lot of stuff yet (I know it's in beta but I'm hyped lol)
-I'm hyped and I had a boner with the screenshots... lol ;)
-I have 60+ games in Steam with different genre and I own a Xbox One

Spare time ? I'm a gamez, my time is for game only :)

Off course I want the game for yesterday but I understand the wave stuff so... I guess I'll try to find more screenshots somewhere or youtube video meanwhile hehe
Title: Re: Signup thread for beta wave of June 29th (most likely). Greenshirts!
Post by: hapexindustries on June 20, 2015, 07:16:42 PM
Registered to take par tin the beta, whenever I can.  Huge supporter of Arcen Games (I have just about all your titles on Steam) and this is EXACTLY the type of game I was hoping you guys would make. 

I see others are posting resumes, so let's see

* Lots of time on AI War, I think I have all the expansions
* City building and 4Xs, specifically science fiction related ones, are one of my absolute favorite genres
* Thousands of hours on games like Alpha Centauri, Pandora, Meridian, Space Colony, and Startopia
* Love of the subject matter for my entire life, also love Arcen's sense of humor
* Absolutely loved Last Federation and Bionic Dues
* Lots of free time and a decent rig (i7, 6 gig RAM, dual GTX 470s)
* I thought Civilization: Beyond Earth was trash
* Taken part in several betas (TESO, Diablo 3, Xotic, and others I can't recall), dozens of Early Access games, and have posted bugs for a number of titles (Sunless Sea and Hand of Fate most recently)
* Proud supporter of innovative and creative independent developers and small publishers
* I would've bought this in Early Access

Hope to hear from someone soon, all I'm playing right now is Pillars of Eternity and Elite: Dangerous and I need something turnbased.

Title: Re: Signup thread for beta wave of June 29th (most likely). Greenshirts!
Post by: Torchwood202 on June 23, 2015, 12:26:36 PM
I'll take up the next wave!
*Waves*

"It's a sign of aggression! OPEN FIRE!!!"

Title: Re: Signup thread for beta wave of June 29th (most likely). Greenshirts!
Post by: Peons on June 25, 2015, 02:37:23 PM
Posted in the other thread as well, but feel free to add me for this wave.
Title: Re: Signup thread for beta wave of June 29th (most likely). Greenshirts!
Post by: Rendon on June 26, 2015, 08:42:51 AM
I'd love to be a part of the beta.
Title: Re: Signup thread for beta wave of June 29th (most likely). Greenshirts!
Post by: Diji on June 27, 2015, 02:14:14 AM
Just wanted to double check that I'm still on the list since I have some free weeks coming up. Originally signed up back in January.
Title: Re: Signup thread for beta wave of June 29th (most likely). Greenshirts!
Post by: Paracosma on June 27, 2015, 02:37:26 PM
I would love to sign up to be a beta tester, for the greenshirts, or anywhere else you have room.

-Melody
Title: Re: Signup thread for beta wave of June 29th (most likely). Greenshirts!
Post by: Despayre on June 28, 2015, 05:00:18 AM
Totaly 4x geek, fan of Arcen's unique gamplay ideas from all your other titles.Think the only thing i dont own are the last two Ai war expansions, would love to help test this out!
Title: Re: Signup thread for beta wave of June 29th (most likely). Greenshirts!
Post by: bobsky on June 28, 2015, 01:19:04 PM
I dislike long walks on the beach and talking about my emotions. Therefore, I am qualified to beta test.
Title: Re: Signup thread for beta wave of June 29th (most likely). Greenshirts!
Post by: mrvole on June 28, 2015, 11:28:47 PM
I'd love to be part of the beta test.
Title: Re: Signup thread for beta wave of June 29th (most likely). Greenshirts!
Post by: Ingros on June 29, 2015, 08:34:56 AM
two thread for the beta.. no problem :)

please add me to the next wave.. would love to test the game for you :)
Title: Re: Signup thread for beta wave of June 29th (most likely). Greenshirts!
Post by: Traveller on July 01, 2015, 07:48:19 PM
Just to save people a few clicks if they're just looking at 'new replies':

https://www.arcengames.com/forums/index.php/topic,17848.0.html

Next beta wave has been postponed for a while, so presumably the Greenshirt wave will still happen...just not for a little while.
Title: Re: Signup thread for beta wave of June 29th (most likely). Greenshirts!
Post by: Firemad on July 02, 2015, 12:55:20 PM
Just to save people a few clicks if they're just looking at 'new replies':

https://www.arcengames.com/forums/index.php/topic,17848.0.html

Next beta wave has been postponed for a while, so presumably the Greenshirt wave will still happen...just not for a little while.

Thx you for the update :) I have still hope that Greenshirt will be in....

Anyone know how they contact you? PM message ?

I'm checking everydays ;)
Title: Re: Signup thread for beta wave of June 29th (most likely). Greenshirts!
Post by: kasnavada on July 02, 2015, 12:57:22 PM
PM with key =)
Title: Re: Signup thread for beta wave of June 29th (most likely). Greenshirts!
Post by: Greywolf22 on July 05, 2015, 09:56:59 PM
Posted on the other beta thread, but thought I'd post here too. Would be very interested in participating in the beta.
Title: Re: Signup thread for beta wave of June 29th (most likely). Greenshirts!
Post by: KaidenOZ on July 06, 2015, 03:39:54 PM
friend of mine is already participating in the closed testing,  would like to be considered for the next wave of beta keys.

thanks
Title: Re: Signup thread for beta wave of June 29th (most likely). Greenshirts!
Post by: Genosse on July 27, 2015, 10:52:34 PM
Posted this on the other beta signup thread as well. Not sure if you're still looking for beta testers, but I would love to try this out if so. I have extensively played 4X and strategy games of many types, past and present.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Signup thread for beta wave of June 29th (most likely). Greenshirts!
Post by: dfinlay on August 03, 2015, 04:37:54 AM
Crossposting from the other signup thread, as I'm not sure which I was supposed to use, but I'm volunteering for the beta if you still need people.
Title: Re: Signup thread for beta wave of June 29th (most likely). Greenshirts!
Post by: SashaNein on August 03, 2015, 08:33:48 AM
Posted in the other thread too - not sure which one is the active one.  Have enjoyed playing and testing all your games since AI War (even have a few levels packaged with Tidalis!) and would love to help you with Stars Beyond Reach.
Title: Re: Signup thread for beta wave of June 29th (most likely). Greenshirts!
Post by: d10sfan on August 11, 2015, 12:18:15 AM
I'd like to be in the beta if you're still looking for them.
Title: Re: Signup thread for beta wave of June 29th (most likely). Greenshirts!
Post by: Ravachol on August 11, 2015, 09:00:10 AM
Yea, I know I'm crossposting but then I'm no sure which thread is the recent one - I would really like to be in the Beta.
Title: Re: Signup thread for beta wave of June 29th (most likely). Greenshirts!
Post by: Tridus on September 14, 2015, 09:14:10 AM
Yea, I know I'm crossposting but then I'm no sure which thread is the recent one - I would really like to be in the Beta.

This thread is the next wave still AFAIK. It's been a while because so much stuff has changed since the last wave.
Title: Re: Signup thread for beta wave of June 29th (most likely). Greenshirts!
Post by: Firemad on September 23, 2015, 08:50:20 PM
Anyone have info if it will happen for the next wave ?
Title: Re: Signup thread for beta wave of June 29th (most likely). Greenshirts!
Post by: Zebeast46 on September 23, 2015, 09:24:06 PM
New update should be coming out in a few minutes and that will probably followed by new testers.
Title: Re: Signup thread for beta wave of June 29th (most likely). Greenshirts!
Post by: Entvex on September 24, 2015, 01:15:34 PM
Hello awesome people :)

I am a huge fan of all the arcengames. I have been waiting like a little kid for Stars Beyond Reach!
Today i went to the website to buy the game sadly it was pushed back again. Therefore, I would really like to help test the game. As far as I can read from the devblogs the game needs to be a hit, I would love to help that happen, please accent my beta application :)

Greetings entvex

This is a cross post aswell
Title: Re: Signup thread for beta wave of September 24th. Redshirts V2!
Post by: x4000 on September 24, 2015, 03:34:31 PM
Okay!  The following people -- this should be everyone from this thread -- will be getting a PM from me in the next 20ish minutes.  I'll post again once I've actually sent them all.  If you're not on the list and want to be, then just post here. :)

Traveller
Tomasdk
ElektroSMF
Nubbify
Tridus
donlol
darkarchon
hadberz
Genomic
gnosis
Firemad
hapexindustries
Torchwood202
Peons
Rendon
Diji
Paracosma
Despayre
bobsky
mrvole
Ingros
Greywolf22
KaidenOZ
Genosse
dfinlay
SashaNein
d10sfan
Ravachol
Entvex
Title: Re: Signup thread for beta wave of September 24th. Redshirts V2!
Post by: rjblackwolf on September 24, 2015, 03:47:14 PM
Hey Chris!

You forget the people who send you a pm about it in the past.  :'( :D :P
Title: Re: Signup thread for beta wave of September 24th. Redshirts V2!
Post by: x4000 on September 24, 2015, 03:52:56 PM
Hey Chris!

You forget the people who send you a pm about it in the past.  :'( :D :P

Nope, I still have you on my list, like lots of other folks!  But I do it in waves, and I pretty much take people when they sign up for a wave, or fill in with people who signed up in general when a wave has less than I need.  Some folks only want to be brought in when a certain level of polish is there, for instance.  Anyhow, I'm sending you an invite now. :)
Title: Re: Signup thread for beta wave of September 24th. Redshirts V2!
Post by: x4000 on September 24, 2015, 03:54:42 PM
All righty!  This thread is done, and I'm now locking it to prevent any confusion in the future about where to post.  There will be another thread like this one shortly, but for the next wave.

Thanks all!  Here are the folks who are added in:
Traveller
Tomasdk
ElektroSMF
Nubbify
Tridus
donlol
darkarchon
hadberz
Genomic
gnosis
Firemad
hapexindustries
Torchwood202
Peons
Rendon
Diji
Paracosma
Despayre
bobsky
mrvole
Ingros
Greywolf22
KaidenOZ
Genosse
dfinlay
SashaNein
d10sfan
Ravachol
Entvex
rjblackwolf