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Alpha plans, as of the 27th.
« on: January 27, 2014, 04:59:38 PM »
Hey all, just to let you know what is going on at the moment.  Our plan for alpha is presently to get that into the hands of the first batch of players tomorrow morning, in a limited capacity.  By limited capacity, what I mean is that they will have access to the "Combat Practice" portion of the game only, and not the wider game itself.

This will let them test out the combat portions of the game and give us feedback on balance and features and that sort of thing in that one area.

It may be as late as sometime Thursday before we let players into the wider game, but we'll just see how things go with my testing and tuning and integration work, Blue's new big batch of GUI work that I sent her this morning, and the current code sprint that Keith is about to start on.  I think that "sometime Thursday" is a pretty good estimate of the back end of when that should all be done.

When we let people into the wider game for the first time, that will be officially when we start considering that "round 0" of the alpha.  We'll probably only keep that up until mid next week, but I suppose we'll see.  Then we'll move into round 1, and mostly go close to weekly by rounds from then on.  The planned release date for the game remains unchanged -- sometime the week of Feb 24th, or else the day of Feb 27th.

All in all things are going well, it's just a very big game. :)
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Re: Alpha plans, as of the 27th.
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2014, 05:41:39 PM »
This is getting exciting!  I can't wait to see it!   :D

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Re: Alpha plans, as of the 27th.
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2014, 06:32:00 PM »
Sounds like a good plan!

Keep us updated!

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Re: Alpha plans, as of the 27th.
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2014, 07:08:21 PM »
Well, that sounds interesting. 

I'll be looking forward to that  :D

Definitely curious about what the combat is like in this.

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Re: Alpha plans, as of the 27th.
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2014, 07:44:12 PM »
I'll also have a combat video tonight. :)
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Re: Alpha plans, as of the 27th.
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2014, 03:08:50 PM »
Can't wait to see the combat video!!!  :D
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Re: Alpha plans, as of the 27th.
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2014, 03:09:58 PM »
Can't wait to see the combat video!!!  :D

It's up in another threat since last night! :)
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Re: Alpha plans, as of the 27th.
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2014, 06:24:17 PM »
Just so everyone knows, the "battle only" round of testing has begun, but, this time, we only took 6 folks. If you sent me a request, you will get into the testing process, but, please don't take it personally if you don't get in the round you want. :)

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Re: Alpha plans, as of the 27th.
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2014, 07:11:38 PM »
Awesome! Looking forward to battle AARs, if any are posted!

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Re: Alpha plans, as of the 27th.
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2014, 07:12:26 PM »
please don't take it personally if you don't get in the round you want. :)

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Re: Alpha plans, as of the 27th.
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2014, 08:04:40 PM »
There will be more Round 0 folks this week, too, just to emphasize.  Right now it's really kind of a Round Negative 1 in some respects, heh. ;)  We need combat feedback, but aren't quite ready for the full game feedback, so the rest of the game other than Combat Practice has been disabled for those builds of the game.  The rest will be enabled probably on Thursday, and we'll have a bunch more people come in.  If we keep on schedule, that is.
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Re: Alpha plans, as of the 27th.
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2014, 08:06:54 PM »
Awesome! Looking forward to battle AARs, if any are posted!


:)  I'm really looking forward to the AAR's too!  That should be cool! Maybe later i can even write some.  :)