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  • Pre-Alpha Starts Today!

    The real question is what game didn't wipe during testing phase? No talking about early access, but I've never played a game where characters weren't wiped. Most recently, even archeage and bdo which had a early access of a few days, still wiped the characters from test.
    SovrathTwystedWiz
  • Pre-Alpha Starts Today!

    bentrim said:
    They've said openly this will be very traditional game testing. People will be playing at specific times, testing specific things, and characters will not persist after launch.

    If they were to do some sort of early access right before launch, that would be something different entirely. This is actually testing.
    Read more at https://forums.mmorpg.com/discussion/470323/pre-alpha-starts-today#IpQHuisZZsX9tFz4.99       Honestly Dullahan, this is why game cos. charge for PA. Because people like you justify it." A FOOL AND HIS MONEY ARE SOON PARTED" This can NOT be any more accurate. Devs are getting 50 times the amount of money they used to get on FULL release, in PA. Cant blame them. But until people STOP being stupid with their funds, gaming cos. will continue to bleed them to death. And we will keep getting INFERIOR games in the process, and ABSOLUTELY NO GUARANTEE  OF ANYTHING, GAME INCLUDED. 
    Times have changed. Your expectations need to be updated accordingly. This isn't some big corporate studio nickle and diming you. It's a group of small indie developers trying to make something no one else is offering.

    If we weren't supporting this project, it wouldn't exist. Maybe that is okay to you, but some of us would rather help make it a reality. People give their money for all kinds of entertainment and causes, not the least of which are streamers. Why should this be any different?
    TwystedWizPottedPlant22
  • Pre-Alpha Starts Today!

    Mendel said:
    Question:

    Have there been any recent pre-launch testing periods where the test characters were actually removed upon release?

    My impression is that entirely too many players are simply using the alpha, beta, whatever testing phase as an early launch, and the game companies are entirely okay with that.  They are more worried about establishing their characters and getting them progressed than actually finding and reporting issues.  Without a server wipe, is this really a test, or merely allowing paying players to romp around before the game is finished?  What, if anything, will VR be doing to ensure that the testers are actually testing?

    For the record, I hope that the people who have chosen to pay for this pre-alpha access are committed to testing, and not just playing the game early.
    They've said openly this will be very traditional game testing. People will be playing at specific times, testing specific things, and characters will not persist after launch.

    If they were to do some sort of early access right before launch, that would be something different entirely. This is actually testing.
    RhoklawKiori001Kilsindcutbi001
  • Pre-Alpha Starts Today!

    If you're paying for top tier packages just to play the game, you're doing it wrong.
    KyleranRhoklawLeFantomePottedPlant22SiugKilsinjimmywolfd_20dcutbi001ConstantineMerusand 1 other.
  • So, Where Are YOU on Net Neutrality?

    The real problem is that big ISPs sue the daylights out of smaller ISPs that attempt to trespass on their territory. That is a much bigger threat to our internet access, as well as the reason US infrastructure is crap and why we pay twice as much for internet than anyone else in the world.

    If this wasn't happening, net neutrality wouldn't even be an issue; the free market would take care of it. As is, we have an oligopoly and the chances of competition becoming a thing in the US are almost nonexistent. Since that probably won't be changing, net neutrality is basically the best we can hope for.

    Net neutrality isn't a good thing - regulation almost never is. Anyone that thinks these giant providers have suddenly become virtuous or freedom-loving have their head in the sand. Likewise, of course Google, the kings of sensorship, are happy about net neutrality. When their customers can't be throttled, it guarantees they get more clicks and ad revenue...
    Asm0deus