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WAC Alpha 1 Thread 2013-01-20

KenFisherKenFisher Northwest, INMember Posts: 5,035 Uncommon

Realm Lords II - Wizards and Champions

A L P H A   1   T H R E A D

 

FAIR WARNING:  micro-budget Indie with old school artwork and very few modern features.

 

Who:  XAP Games (a micro-budget Indie), and community volunteers to help test.

What:  WAC Alpha 1 - A quick test run of a live server with 1 overland region, 1 town, and a couple dungeons.

When:  Only a couple days out.  Servers will be live for several days.

Where:  Using the WAC forum here on MMORPG.com for communications since the WAC web site isn't setup yet.

Why:  Basic systems test.  The base framework and mechanics are in place.  Hoping for feedback on UI, combat mechanics, client performance, and general concept presentation.

Sign-up procedure:  Drop a note in this thread so I have a clue on how many have interest.

Testing process:

1. When client is available and servers live, a client link will be posted.

2. Account creation is done via the client.

3. A guide for client operation will be posted on the WAC web site and linked from this thread.

4. Feedback can be left in this thread or PM'd if the tester feels it appropriate to not post publicly.

5. No NDA.  There will be account and character wipe on completion.

 

Things that are in the game and working at least partially:  Vendors, trainers, trash mobs, mail, auction house, and combat.

Things NOT in game yet:  Lore, crafting, mining, skinning, harvesting, tutorial, maps, online help, and game content (it's just a framework at this point).

 

Any questions or comments, feel free to reply.

 


Ken Fisher - Semi retired old fart Network Administrator, now working in Network Security.  I don't Forum PVP.  If you feel I've attacked you, it was probably by accident.  When I don't understand, I ask.  Such is not intended as criticism.
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  • AfterlifeAfterlife Dover, DEMember Posts: 256 Uncommon
    I'm always good for feedback :) Count me in
  • KenFisherKenFisher Northwest, INMember Posts: 5,035 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Afterlife
    I'm always good for feedback :) Count me in

     

    Excellent.  Greatly appreciated.

     


    Ken Fisher - Semi retired old fart Network Administrator, now working in Network Security.  I don't Forum PVP.  If you feel I've attacked you, it was probably by accident.  When I don't understand, I ask.  Such is not intended as criticism.
  • Cierdwyn2Cierdwyn2 Indianapolis, INMember Posts: 2 Uncommon
    I'd like to help out as much as I can. If you need a tester, let me know when and where.:)

    We are the people our paretns warned us about.

  • KenFisherKenFisher Northwest, INMember Posts: 5,035 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Cierdwyn2
    I'd like to help out as much as I can. If you need a tester, let me know when and where.:)

     

    That'd be great.  At the moment in code-hell trying to fix a lighting issue with the engine.  Unless I have a crisis, which I don't expect, I plan to have servers up by end of the week.

     


    Ken Fisher - Semi retired old fart Network Administrator, now working in Network Security.  I don't Forum PVP.  If you feel I've attacked you, it was probably by accident.  When I don't understand, I ask.  Such is not intended as criticism.
  • LifttedLiftted Lawton, OKMember Posts: 2
    I would be willing to give this a test. I have done some other alpha and a lot of beta testing.
  • ExcessionExcession NottinghamMember Posts: 414 Uncommon
    Sure, if you need more people to test, count me in.

    A creative person is motivated by the desire to achieve, not the desire to beat others.

  • MaelkorMaelkor Friendswood, TXMember Posts: 459 Uncommon
    I would be willing to give some feedback also as I have nothing else going at the moment.
  • KenFisherKenFisher Northwest, INMember Posts: 5,035 Uncommon

    First peek at unnamed town in starter zone.

     


    Ken Fisher - Semi retired old fart Network Administrator, now working in Network Security.  I don't Forum PVP.  If you feel I've attacked you, it was probably by accident.  When I don't understand, I ask.  Such is not intended as criticism.
  • momodigmomodig sault st marie, ONMember Posts: 555 Uncommon
    Really enjoy this guys games; but he conitnually makes a new game like it's going out of style... Just please stick with one projected... is very discouraging when I enjoy the game you  make, and you ditch for something else :) hope this one is the one :)

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  • ScorchienScorchien Hatboro, PAMember Posts: 2,511 Rare
     I would love jump in and help you test your game , i am a UO vet of 13 years , and have done alot of testing in my day s..
  • KenFisherKenFisher Northwest, INMember Posts: 5,035 Uncommon
    Originally posted by momodig
    Really enjoy this guys games; but he conitnually makes a new game like it's going out of style... Just please stick with one projected... is very discouraging when I enjoy the game you  make, and you ditch for something else :) hope this one is the one :)

     

    Yeah, uhm... well I kind of have emotional stability issues because of the meds I take.  I get messed up and make bad decisions.  Feeling pretty good lately though.  After alpha starts I have to take some time off and rest.  Stress makes things worse.

     


    Ken Fisher - Semi retired old fart Network Administrator, now working in Network Security.  I don't Forum PVP.  If you feel I've attacked you, it was probably by accident.  When I don't understand, I ask.  Such is not intended as criticism.
  • KenFisherKenFisher Northwest, INMember Posts: 5,035 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Scorchien
     I would love jump in and help you test your game , i am a UO vet of 13 years , and have done alot of testing in my day s..

     

    Works for me.  Glad to have you along.

     

    We'll have to talk about Trammel some time.  I never played UO.  Would like insider perspective on overland PVP.

     


    Ken Fisher - Semi retired old fart Network Administrator, now working in Network Security.  I don't Forum PVP.  If you feel I've attacked you, it was probably by accident.  When I don't understand, I ask.  Such is not intended as criticism.
  • AgentAnarkiiAgentAnarkii Bassett, VAMember Posts: 173 Uncommon
    I love the chance to help out! Count me in mate! Look forward to trying/testing the game for ya!
  • MyrdynnMyrdynn Beaumont, CAMember Posts: 1,795 Uncommon
    hey bud, I was in on your test team a couple yrs back I think when you first started W&C.  If you need some more testers, I have a couple free days this weekend, if Im not grinding POE
  • DeddpoolDeddpool alta loma, CAMember Posts: 196 Uncommon
    I'd love to give some feedback if you'd like.  Tested pretty much everything lol.

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  • Kenshin_HimuraKenshin_Himura Philadelphia, PAMember Posts: 75
    Looks interesting and would also like to test.

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  • StizzledStizzled Springfield, MOMember Posts: 1,545 Uncommon
    I'll be around. I'm curious to see how the combat feels compared to the last alpha.
  • reginleafreginleaf Edmonton, ABMember Posts: 1

    Unfortunately I don't have 13 years of experience working on MMOs, however I've recently grown tired of the one I was playing (being DDO) and would love to assist in the development of a new MMO. I'm also quite curious in how MMOs tend to develop, so getting some experience in alpha and following through would be an excitment to me. 

    If you're willing to have me aboard I'd be happy to test the game.

  • KenFisherKenFisher Northwest, INMember Posts: 5,035 Uncommon
    Originally posted by reginleaf
    ... and would love to assist in the development of a new MMO. I'm also quite curious in how MMOs tend to develop, so getting some experience in alpha and following through would be an excitment to me. 

     

    Sounds good to me.  I'd be glad to show you around the development process.  Alpha is a great place to start because there's so much missing it's quite a contrast to a finished game.  It's easy to see what polish is when it isn't there.

     

    I'll have a client ready in a day or so.  At the moment, I'm installing dungeon entrances and tidying up a bit.

     


    Ken Fisher - Semi retired old fart Network Administrator, now working in Network Security.  I don't Forum PVP.  If you feel I've attacked you, it was probably by accident.  When I don't understand, I ask.  Such is not intended as criticism.
  • GisrieGisrie Silverdale, WAMember Posts: 72 Uncommon
    Hey, long time no see. I was a tester way back when with one or two of your earlier projects. Would love to help you out as much as I can again.
  • KenFisherKenFisher Northwest, INMember Posts: 5,035 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Gisrie
    Hey, long time no see. I was a tester way back when with one or two of your earlier projects. Would love to help you out as much as I can again.

     

    Gisrie, good to see you.

     

    I'm sort of nervous.  This will be the first live test of the new combat system.  If it works, I think this could be pretty cool.  The mechanics are sort of like Mortal Online crossed with Morrowind / Oblivion.

     

    Client FPS isn't as good as I'd like it to be.  It might be all the debugging crap slowing it down.  From my tests it's CPU bound so optimizations should help once I get the bottlnecks figured out.

     

    Client in a day or so.  At the moment I'm installing dungeons on the first zone...  Argh!  Not that I'm stressed or anything.  hehe.

     


    Ken Fisher - Semi retired old fart Network Administrator, now working in Network Security.  I don't Forum PVP.  If you feel I've attacked you, it was probably by accident.  When I don't understand, I ask.  Such is not intended as criticism.
  • GisrieGisrie Silverdale, WAMember Posts: 72 Uncommon
    Originally posted by XAPGames
    Originally posted by Gisrie
    Hey, long time no see. I was a tester way back when with one or two of your earlier projects. Would love to help you out as much as I can again.

     

    Gisrie, good to see you.

     

    I'm sort of nervous.  This will be the first live test of the new combat system.  If it works, I think this could be pretty cool.  The mechanics are sort of like Mortal Online crossed with Morrowind / Oblivion.

     

    Client FPS isn't as good as I'd like it to be.  It might be all the debugging crap slowing it down.  From my tests it's CPU bound so optimizations should help once I get the bottlnecks figured out.

     

    Client in a day or so.  At the moment I'm installing dungeons on the first zone...  Argh!  Not that I'm stressed or anything.  hehe.

     

    Looking forward to it! Just take your time, there are still a lot of people looking for a nice non-mando pvp/freeroam mmo to call home.

    Just please don't add pandas to it! Well, that is unless we get to kill them in large quantities :)

  • KenFisherKenFisher Northwest, INMember Posts: 5,035 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Gisrie
      Just please don't add pandas to it! Well, that is unless we get to kill them in large quantities :)

     

    No worry on the Pandas.  *grin*   I am looking into getting a feline playable race eventually.  I like the way TES has the Khajit (spelling?) as a fast moving high agility race ideal for rogues and scouts.  But that's a long ways off.

     


    Ken Fisher - Semi retired old fart Network Administrator, now working in Network Security.  I don't Forum PVP.  If you feel I've attacked you, it was probably by accident.  When I don't understand, I ask.  Such is not intended as criticism.
  • Panther2103Panther2103 Edmonds, WAMember Posts: 2,934 Uncommon
    I'll gladly try out the alpha and provide feedback. Count me in.
  • KenFisherKenFisher Northwest, INMember Posts: 5,035 Uncommon

    Cave dungeon came out sort of unusual with the new lighting.

     

    I know the dungeon needs to be big because it's public, but this thing is damn huge. :-)

     

    If you'd like to see it:  YouTube Video (4 mins)


    Ken Fisher - Semi retired old fart Network Administrator, now working in Network Security.  I don't Forum PVP.  If you feel I've attacked you, it was probably by accident.  When I don't understand, I ask.  Such is not intended as criticism.
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