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Is there a large body of testers working on this game?

odienmanodienman quincy, MAPosts: 54Member

Or is release going to be the first times its released to a large player base?  I've heard mostly not which I have a hard time believing.  

 

 

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  • KyleranKyleran Tampa, FLPosts: 20,008Member Uncommon
    They prefer to let the paying customer base do most of the real testing

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  • RedempRedemp Hot Springs, ARPosts: 1,042Member
    Originally posted by Kyleran
    They prefer to let the paying customer base do most of the real testing

    ^ This....

  • RaxeonRaxeon cedar falls, IAPosts: 2,090Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by odienman

    Or is release going to be the first times its released to a large player base?  I've heard mostly not which I have a hard time believing.  

     

     

    same game same server structure just redone It should be fien but iw ould hope they would do a stress test just to make sure

  • naljejanaljeja BergenPosts: 94Member
    it wont be like the first launch that is for certain
  • JupstoJupsto englandPosts: 2,087Member

    aparently someone (kokane?) posted screenshot which had UW beta forums in it and got banned, other people reposting pic got banned so I never actually saw it myself. could be a troll, but seems like there is a beta going on but it kind of must be very small since no one is talking about it.

    some of us recon the upcoming release will be a staged release, sort of like an early acess for pre-orders except that it will be for existing DF players and mean some stress testing without putting off lots of new players with server crashes and such.

    its theory craft but would kind of make sense. either way I dont predict a solid release, possibly worse than DF1's release even though they said they learn from past mistakes.

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  • fenistilfenistil GliwicePosts: 3,005Member
    Originally posted by Kyleran
    They prefer to let the paying customer base do most of the real testing

    hehe this

  • HairysunHairysun none, OHPosts: 1,060Member

    This came up on occasion with the original Darkfall game prior to release. 

    Where was the beta test? 

    Aventurine claimed they had some sort of system that used a large number of advanced bots to test the game.  As you can imagine this didn't go over very well with the player base.  Everyone just thought it was a big joke. 

     

    Perhaps the advanced bots are at it again ....

     

    ~Hairysun

     

  • GrimmxGrimmx SandefjordPosts: 219Member

    Its good and bad.

    Bad because of the obvious gazillion bugs and glitches not yet reported. Good because all the exploiters will be at even ground with the rest of us for a time atleast.

     

  • NiburuNiburu BerlinPosts: 378Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Hairysun

    This came up on occasion with the original Darkfall game prior to release. 

    Where was the beta test? 

    Aventurine claimed they had some sort of system that used a large number of advanced bots to test the game.  As you can imagine this didn't go over very well with the player base.  Everyone just thought it was a big joke. 

     

    Perhaps the advanced bots are at it again ....

     

    ~Hairysun

     

    DF 1 had a beta and it was pretty big yes. A very populated world and people bound to chaos stones around the world

  • HancakesHancakes flint, MIPosts: 1,045Member
    Originally posted by naljeja
    it wont be like the first launch that is for certain

    I'm certain you're talking out your backside. 

  • grimgryphongrimgryphon Pacific Northwest, WAPosts: 682Member
    Originally posted by naljeja
    it wont be like the first launch that is for certain

    Based on what?

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  • HancakesHancakes flint, MIPosts: 1,045Member
    Originally posted by odienman

    Or is release going to be the first times its released to a large player base?  I've heard mostly not which I have a hard time believing.  

     

     

    Unholy Wars NA/Euro will be the beta for the future Asian release. 

  • odienmanodienman quincy, MAPosts: 54Member
    Hmmm, I didn't get a chance to play DF1 but I heard it was pretty piss poor at the start.  I also am itching to play, not sure if I should wait a few weeks.  
  • xpiherxpiher Indianapolis, INPosts: 3,311Member
    Originally posted by odienman
    Hmmm, I didn't get a chance to play DF1 but I heard it was pretty piss poor at the start.  I also am itching to play, not sure if I should wait a few weeks.  

    They haven't started to sell it to the general public yet and likely won't until the oringial supporters, those who bought DFO, get a chance to play first. As someone already stated, its a staged release to prevent the kind of mess that DFO expereience. The primary reason why DFO was such a crappy launch is that AV simply didn't have the resouces to support the number of people trying to play the game. IF they mass marketed the game, the same issue would happen. They only have two server that can only support 10k concurrent users. That means, each servers total population can only be around 15k-25k total (not everyone plays at the same time). 

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  • HancakesHancakes flint, MIPosts: 1,045Member
    Originally posted by xpiher
    Originally posted by odienman
    Hmmm, I didn't get a chance to play DF1 but I heard it was pretty piss poor at the start.  I also am itching to play, not sure if I should wait a few weeks.  

    They haven't started to sell it to the general public yet and likely won't until the oringial supporters, those who bought DFO, get a chance to play first. As someone already stated, its a staged release to prevent the kind of mess that DFO expereience. The primary reason why DFO was such a crappy launch is that AV simply didn't have the resouces to support the number of people trying to play the game. IF they mass marketed the game, the same issue would happen. They only have two server that can only support 10k concurrent users. That means, each servers total population can only be around 15k-25k total (not everyone plays at the same time). 

    Yet DFO was also a staggered release and have they lowered their ideal server population?  Most MMO shoot for 5x and AV has said the same. 

  • RaxeonRaxeon cedar falls, IAPosts: 2,090Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Hancakes
    Originally posted by xpiher
    Originally posted by odienman
    Hmmm, I didn't get a chance to play DF1 but I heard it was pretty piss poor at the start.  I also am itching to play, not sure if I should wait a few weeks.  

    They haven't started to sell it to the general public yet and likely won't until the oringial supporters, those who bought DFO, get a chance to play first. As someone already stated, its a staged release to prevent the kind of mess that DFO expereience. The primary reason why DFO was such a crappy launch is that AV simply didn't have the resouces to support the number of people trying to play the game. IF they mass marketed the game, the same issue would happen. They only have two server that can only support 10k concurrent users. That means, each servers total population can only be around 15k-25k total (not everyone plays at the same time). 

    Yet DFO was also a staggered release and have they lowered their ideal server population?  Most MMO shoot for 5x and AV has said the same. 

    its 10k per server concurrent

  • DarthRaidenDarthRaiden gdfgfPosts: 4,333Member
    nvm, wrong topic..

     

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  • HancakesHancakes flint, MIPosts: 1,045Member
    Originally posted by Raxeon
    Originally posted by Hancakes
    Originally posted by xpiher
    Originally posted by odienman
    Hmmm, I didn't get a chance to play DF1 but I heard it was pretty piss poor at the start.  I also am itching to play, not sure if I should wait a few weeks.  

    They haven't started to sell it to the general public yet and likely won't until the oringial supporters, those who bought DFO, get a chance to play first. As someone already stated, its a staged release to prevent the kind of mess that DFO expereience. The primary reason why DFO was such a crappy launch is that AV simply didn't have the resouces to support the number of people trying to play the game. IF they mass marketed the game, the same issue would happen. They only have two server that can only support 10k concurrent users. That means, each servers total population can only be around 15k-25k total (not everyone plays at the same time). 

    Yet DFO was also a staggered release and have they lowered their ideal server population?  Most MMO shoot for 5x and AV has said the same. 

    its 10k per server concurrent

    No kidding image I'm talking total server population, which AV has said was 50000. (Ideally)  Not the 15-25k in which I was replying to.  Server population is different than its max connection support, but thanks for your input. image

  • wreatchwreatch lakewood, OHPosts: 42Member
    Originally posted by Hancakes
    Originally posted by odienman

    Or is release going to be the first times its released to a large player base?  I've heard mostly not which I have a hard time believing.  

     

     

    Unholy Wars NA/Euro will be the beta for the future Asian release. 

    This is likely truth.

  • RaxeonRaxeon cedar falls, IAPosts: 2,090Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Hancakes
    Originally posted by Raxeon
    Originally posted by Hancakes
    Originally posted by xpiher
    Originally posted by odienman
    Hmmm, I didn't get a chance to play DF1 but I heard it was pretty piss poor at the start.  I also am itching to play, not sure if I should wait a few weeks.  

    They haven't started to sell it to the general public yet and likely won't until the oringial supporters, those who bought DFO, get a chance to play first. As someone already stated, its a staged release to prevent the kind of mess that DFO expereience. The primary reason why DFO was such a crappy launch is that AV simply didn't have the resouces to support the number of people trying to play the game. IF they mass marketed the game, the same issue would happen. They only have two server that can only support 10k concurrent users. That means, each servers total population can only be around 15k-25k total (not everyone plays at the same time). 

    Yet DFO was also a staggered release and have they lowered their ideal server population?  Most MMO shoot for 5x and AV has said the same. 

    its 10k per server concurrent

    No kidding image I'm talking total server population, which AV has said was 50000. (Ideally)  Not the 15-25k in which I was replying to.  Server population is different than its max connection support, but thanks for your input. image

    miss understood you then

  • xpiherxpiher Indianapolis, INPosts: 3,311Member
    Originally posted by Hancakes
    Originally posted by xpiher
    Originally posted by odienman
    Hmmm, I didn't get a chance to play DF1 but I heard it was pretty piss poor at the start.  I also am itching to play, not sure if I should wait a few weeks.  

    They haven't started to sell it to the general public yet and likely won't until the oringial supporters, those who bought DFO, get a chance to play first. As someone already stated, its a staged release to prevent the kind of mess that DFO expereience. The primary reason why DFO was such a crappy launch is that AV simply didn't have the resouces to support the number of people trying to play the game. IF they mass marketed the game, the same issue would happen. They only have two server that can only support 10k concurrent users. That means, each servers total population can only be around 15k-25k total (not everyone plays at the same time). 

    Yet DFO was also a staggered release and have they lowered their ideal server population?  Most MMO shoot for 5x and AV has said the same. 

    I know what the ideal is. The issue is that there is only 2 servers per region. Assuming everyone goes to the server their region is located at, the total server capacity is going to be lower because the time zone spread is lower. Hopefully, 50k number is possible. 

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  • odienmanodienman quincy, MAPosts: 54Member
    Originally posted by xpiher
    Originally posted by Hancakes
    Originally posted by xpiher
    Originally posted by odienman
    Hmmm, I didn't get a chance to play DF1 but I heard it was pretty piss poor at the start.  I also am itching to play, not sure if I should wait a few weeks.  

    They haven't started to sell it to the general public yet and likely won't until the oringial supporters, those who bought DFO, get a chance to play first. As someone already stated, its a staged release to prevent the kind of mess that DFO expereience. The primary reason why DFO was such a crappy launch is that AV simply didn't have the resouces to support the number of people trying to play the game. IF they mass marketed the game, the same issue would happen. They only have two server that can only support 10k concurrent users. That means, each servers total population can only be around 15k-25k total (not everyone plays at the same time). 

    Yet DFO was also a staggered release and have they lowered their ideal server population?  Most MMO shoot for 5x and AV has said the same. 

    I know what the ideal is. The issue is that there is only 2 servers per region. Assuming everyone goes to the server their region is located at, the total server capacity is going to be lower because the time zone spread is lower. Hopefully, 50k number is possible. 

    This means thats it will be a pretty tight knit community with everyone knowing who is who, can't wait.

  • HancakesHancakes flint, MIPosts: 1,045Member
    Originally posted by xpiher
    Originally posted by Hancakes
    Originally posted by xpiher
    Originally posted by odienman
    Hmmm, I didn't get a chance to play DF1 but I heard it was pretty piss poor at the start.  I also am itching to play, not sure if I should wait a few weeks.  

    They haven't started to sell it to the general public yet and likely won't until the oringial supporters, those who bought DFO, get a chance to play first. As someone already stated, its a staged release to prevent the kind of mess that DFO expereience. The primary reason why DFO was such a crappy launch is that AV simply didn't have the resouces to support the number of people trying to play the game. IF they mass marketed the game, the same issue would happen. They only have two server that can only support 10k concurrent users. That means, each servers total population can only be around 15k-25k total (not everyone plays at the same time). 

    Yet DFO was also a staggered release and have they lowered their ideal server population?  Most MMO shoot for 5x and AV has said the same. 

    I know what the ideal is. The issue is that there is only 2 servers per region. Assuming everyone goes to the server their region is located at, the total server capacity is going to be lower because the time zone spread is lower. Hopefully, 50k number is possible. 

    Correction, there are only TWO servers for a global player base.  Its not like only North Americans play on NA or only Europens on the other.

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