Getting Ready for Beta

Discussion in 'Support!' started by garat, September 23, 2013.

  1. garat

    garat Cat Herder Uber Alumni

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    Hey all -

    This post is restricted to the Alpha forum only. While the Alpha isn't under NDA, please treat this post like you do a post from the backer's forum.

    We may be releasing an interim build this afternoon, evening or possibly tomorrow morning. Bluntly, we're not doing you guys any favors. :) This build may very well have/be:

    • Unperformant (badly so in some cases)
    • Weird general behavior
    • Unicorns

    Quite simply, while there are a number of known bugs, it's the ones we don't know about until a few hundred other PC configurations attempt to load it that we want to start finding out about.

    If we do this, it will only be available through the launcher and not through Steam. This is to restrict it until we have had time to determine the build's viability with our core community before releasing to a broader audience.

    I'll update if/when we release a build in this thread. There will be NO BUILD NOTES. We will not release build notes until Thursday's actual beta launch. Hopefully part of the fun of this build, even if it's pretty crazy, will be seeing the tons of loads of changes that follow it.

    What we'd love from you guys:

    • Come to this thread, read through it, provide bugs that haven't been called out. If you had a server crash ("simulation terminated") let me know the time - if someone else was in the game and they already called it out, no need to duplicate it.
    • Don't go too crazy doing streams of this please. It's not under NDA, but obviously, we don't like to see seriously janky builds being highlighted. :)
    • Play, provide feedback, any help is appreciated. We're getting close, and as you'll be able to tell from the next build we do release (whether that's in the next 24 hours, or not til Thursday) that there have been over 1200 checkins have happened since the last build. That's a lot of change!

    Thanks all!
  2. garat

    garat Cat Herder Uber Alumni

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    Unlocking the thread. If you want to discuss the contents of this post, please do it right here. :)
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  3. neptunio

    neptunio Active Member

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    Final of King of the Alpha tournament is tomorrow...

    Is it okay if we launch via steam though since it won't patch (if I understand the post correctly)
  4. garat

    garat Cat Herder Uber Alumni

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    If you want to play on a build that is a known quantity, I'd highly recommend launching through Steam - IF it happens.

    Keep in mind, this still may not happen. While we want to release an interim build it still needs a minimum level of stability, and if we don't have a build we're comfortable releasing til tomorrow night, we'll likely just wait.
  5. cwarner7264

    cwarner7264 Moderator Alumni

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    Oh god. Do I need to sit up all night for this? Currently 1AM here.
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  7. vackillers

    vackillers Well-Known Member

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    hmm... frigging sweet!!! cant wait and pretty excited :D
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  8. garat

    garat Cat Herder Uber Alumni

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    No build tonight (10:15PM local time). We're getting very close though. Fingers crossed for tomorrow.
  9. whisperr

    whisperr Member

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    It's 7:20AM local time and I was just getting ready ... ;) oh well, maybe tomorrow :)
  10. Kruptos

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    ... Boy am I glad I converted to steam key :I
  11. garat

    garat Cat Herder Uber Alumni

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    Kruptos - Grab the launcher and you'll still be able to check it out. You can still play if you login with Kruptos, you just have to play through the launcher if we release an early build. Both the current build and a preview build will be kept active until beta launch.
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  12. Ortikon

    Ortikon Active Member

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    You folks are busting your asses out there. Up late rocking it.

    Thaaaanks!
  13. Kruptos

    Kruptos Active Member

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    Thank you, that saved my day :)
  14. Raevn

    Raevn Moderator Alumni

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    Last edited: September 26, 2013
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  17. aeonsim

    aeonsim Active Member

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    Will you also put up direct links for OSX/Linux users to test? Flushing bugs out into the open from at batshit insane build will be interesting :).
  18. jimosfear

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    This is a sincere question, for you and for anybody who wishes to answer: why did you/anybody convert this game to Steam?
  19. liamdawe

    liamdawe Active Member

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    Well the beta is tomorrow and new pre-build so I guess they are waiting until the beta day anyway then?
  20. Stormie

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    Because i had a steam account after buying Empire:total war years ago that Id never used. figured now was as good a time as any to check it out.
    I used the steam route once then went back to using the launcher!

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