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Beta 5 Problems?

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  • severiusseverius Member UncommonPosts: 1,516

    Originally posted by Rockgod99

    Oh come on... They created a really good game. Yeah they invited way too many people to this event and yeah it's taking them a bit to fix everything but in an hour or two no one will care. I think you guys are being way too critical of some log in issues when god knows how many people are all trying to get in at once. Doom and gloomers never give up aye?

    Nor do apologists :P

    Couldn't resist lol.

  • AethaerynAethaeryn Member RarePosts: 3,149

    Originally posted by Silverbarr

    Originally posted by loeslein


    Originally posted by sfc1971


    Originally posted by drucygoddess


    Originally posted by marzatplay

    This is only BETA 5. I can't imagine how the launch will go. Hoping everything gets resolved ASAP or the RIFT launch will horrid.

    Isn't this the reason they have Beta's and Stress tests?

    This is why we all get keys, to help bug test the game, not to play some new game for free before its released, like some people seem to be under the impression of.

    We learn to be patient when it comes to server up times and issues like these, Like I always say 'patience is a virtue, just don't push it', so as long as they fix it tonight so I can get some testing done it will keep me a happy bunnie.

    Peace, Patience & Love for game devs.

    No, not really.

    I am developer myself and beta's are NOT for testing ANYTHING that you can test yourself. It is trivial to hammer your own servers. You can easily create a script that can overload your servers any time you want without having future paying customers breath in your neck.

    Sadly game developers are in generally highly motivated but not the most disciplined. That it takes them this long to update on the status is very telling. Hello! You are ADVERTISING your game set to launch in about a month here and this is NOT good advertisement. Not only are you advertising this game, you have customer who PAID for a pre-order unable to access the content.

    If I pulled the same with commercial customers, I would be out of a job so fast I could actually spend all this evening trying to get into the game. And game customers aren't as patient as they used to be either. A beta is NOT "well lets see if this might work" but "We tested it as far as we could, it works for us, now lets see about everyone else".

    To bad but I think this is telling of how the final paid for game will turn out. It is not like they got long, and I don't mean just the launch in march. SWTOR is coming. They either get their market before or don't.

     dude!!  you are quite the little whining snivler arn't you?  i think the only thing you develope is customer service calls.  you really telling us that you can write a script, that could test the conditions the trion servers are experiencing right now??

     

    if you can, do you know how much a company like google or cisco would pay you to work for them????  you should be making 250k a year and eating lunch at googles salad bar, not playing a rift beta.

    This is the internet - Everyone is an expert, or a developer, or a doctor, or something substantial. :P

     

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  • Rockgod99Rockgod99 Member Posts: 4,640
    Originally posted by bartoni33


    Originally posted by Rockgod99

    Oh come on... They created a really good game. Yeah they invited way too many people to this event and yeah it's taking them a bit to fix everything but in an hour or two no one will care. I think you guys are being way too critical of some log in issues when god knows how many people are all trying to get in at once. Doom and gloomers never give up aye?

    I don't thing anyone is getting pissed about this are they? It was to be expected. In fact this is prolly what they were looking to do. Can't stress test without putting your systems under stress, right?

    We got a few more days coming to us, just be patient.

     

    I won't even get to test this event but I think it's moronic to do the doom and gloom thing because they have login issues during beta. Ah well... Trolls will be trolls and this gives them nice shiney ammo.

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  • cirdanxcirdanx Member Posts: 27

    Originally posted by Gorilla

    Originally posted by sfc1971

    No, not really.

    I am developer myself and beta's are NOT for testing ANYTHING that you can test yourself. It is trivial to hammer your own servers. You can easily create a script that can overload your servers any time you want without having future paying customers breath in your neck.

    Sadly game developers are in generally highly motivated but not the most disciplined. That it takes them this long to update on the status is very telling. Hello! You are ADVERTISING your game set to launch in about a month here and this is NOT good advertisement. Not only are you advertising this game, you have customer who PAID for a pre-order unable to access the content.

    If I pulled the same with commercial customers, I would be out of a job so fast I could actually spend all this evening trying to get into the game. And game customers aren't as patient as they used to be either. A beta is NOT "well lets see if this might work" but "We tested it as far as we could, it works for us, now lets see about everyone else".

    To bad but I think this is telling of how the final paid for game will turn out. It is not like they got long, and I don't mean just the launch in march. SWTOR is coming. They either get their market before or don't.

    I don't know what you develop but it is certainly not applications with complex architectures as that is pure baloney. You can not write a script to test all the systems and subsytems of a game. Sure it's trivial to 'hammer the servers' but that will tell you very little.

    This is the frist beta that has not been bang on time or early . The one thing that impresses me about Trion is how diciplined they are.  I am not that massive a fan of the game (it's OK but probably a filler for me) but I have been very impressed how they have run things, it's pretty much like clockwork on the whole.

    I tend to agree with sfc1971 here, people are often exaggerating the complexity of games. Now there will always be bugs, but it is very much possible for them to test their game as much as possible. (unless they are broken and don´t have the money and ressources to do so)



    So far they also have done that, the game seems rather bug free, and i applaud them for it.



    But sfc1971 is right, this is more about PR than testing mechanics. Especialy so shortly before the launch of the game.



    I hope and think they will fix this problem soon, bad PR is never good. But as you have said, they did a very good job allready.

     

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  • ogenatorogenator Member Posts: 7

    Just managed to log in, not sure about the rest of you though?

  • f0biaf0bia Member Posts: 22

    For anyone that hasn't been able to play yet,  just do this:

     

    Stare into space and twiddle your thumbs round and round until you are so bored that  you fall asleep face down in a pile of dribble on your keyboard.

     

    This is exactly what it's like playing Rift.

  • ibe12ibe12 Member Posts: 35

    I'd rather have them deal with this now while the game is in beta rather then when the game launches. Trion so far has been quick to fix many of the  issues people have had with this game since the first beta so I'm willing to wait and see how they respond to this before I rip.

  • ElikalElikal Member UncommonPosts: 7,912

    Originally posted by Pigozz

    final beta that fails to connect...what are they expecting at launch...

    Is this really the last beta?

    Hm. Kinda sad, so many issues not yet taken care of. Looks like another MMO with "wait several months before playing".

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  • TimmeyhTimmeyh Member Posts: 166

    Trololo?

     

    After what Ive heard, its gonna be 7 betas in total.

  • djazzydjazzy Member Posts: 3,578

    Originally posted by Elikal

    Originally posted by Pigozz

    final beta that fails to connect...what are they expecting at launch...

    Is this really the last beta?

    Hm. Kinda sad, so many issues not yet taken care of. Looks like another MMO with "wait several months before playing".

    No other game has ever had login issues, especially when swamped.

    Anyway, I believe they will have a couple more beta events and this will give them a good baseline to work off of.

    I got in after a few tries but the game hung up on trying to create a new character.

  • EcabanaEcabana Member Posts: 95


    Beta 5: Battle of the Ascended



    Jan 25th, 18:00 GMT – Jan 28th, 18:00 GMT


    Beta 6: Planar War


    Feb 4th, 18:00 GMT – Feb 7th, 18:00 GMT


    Beta 7: Telara the Merciless


    Feb 15th, 18:00 GMT – Feb 21nd, 18:00 GMT

  • yoyoblakayoyoblaka Member Posts: 32

    I pretty much expected this to happen, still kinda lame. 

  • TimmeyhTimmeyh Member Posts: 166

    Post if ur in! Seems like the login server is still down for me.

  • CecropiaCecropia Member RarePosts: 3,985

    Originally posted by Timmeyh

    Post if ur in! Seems like the login server is still down for me.

     I've been in for about 30 minutes now.

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  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 32,076

    Originally posted by Elikal

    Originally posted by Pigozz

    final beta that fails to connect...what are they expecting at launch...

    Is this really the last beta?

    Hm. Kinda sad, so many issues not yet taken care of. Looks like another MMO with "wait several months before playing".

    no this is not the last beta.

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  • sxman70sxman70 Member Posts: 47

    servers bouncing around . may give it till tonight to even out a bit . i couldnt get in a server

  • drucygoddessdrucygoddess Member Posts: 24

    Originally posted by Cecropia

    Originally posted by Timmeyh

    Post if ur in! Seems like the login server is still down for me.

     I've been in for about 30 minutes now.

    Ditto, but just got kicked again tho.  (EU)

    Maybe down again now?

  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 32,076

    Originally posted by bongo123

    got in (EU)  got to level 3 and got booted so far, its a bit meh unfortunately, been there done it kinda feeling and i was hoping the GFX was going to be better or slightly more colourful, the starting guardian area is very washed out and i have the game running on ultra, ill keep at it and try and get away from the starter area which isnt really grabbin me

    I found the defiant starter area to be more enjoyable than guardian.

    To that end, if you are not into the whole "take quest, do a quest, take another quest thing" I highly suggest you monitor the rifts and invasions that will happen over the course of the beta and take part in those as often as you can.

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  • zazzzazz Member UncommonPosts: 408

    Do the euro players change there country in there account to america to get in or can you leave it as united kingdom for instance?

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  • MesfenlirMesfenlir Member Posts: 208

    Having the same problem atm. Hope they will fix it soon.

  • yoyoblakayoyoblaka Member Posts: 32

    2 and a half hours later still can't get in. LAME! considering its during the day just imagine what kind of problems they are going to have later tonight... 

  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 32,076

    Originally posted by yoyoblaka

    2 and a half hours later still can't get in. LAME! considering its during the day just imagine what kind of problems they are going to have later tonight... 

    Just another reason why companies need to stress the "beta" part of these tests or else not use them as stress tests/marketing.

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  • MesfenlirMesfenlir Member Posts: 208

    OK I can play now

  • Marcus-Marcus- Member UncommonPosts: 1,010

    I've been in a few times (trying diff classes) over the last 2 hours, and just got my first disconnect.

    While in, its very playable for my older machine.

     

    I'm pretty impressed with the stability, so far....

     

  • NitthNitth Member UncommonPosts: 3,904

    Originally posted by Mesfenlir

    OK I can play now

    lol saw this and thought ill try logging again,  I succeeded only to be thrown again lol.

     

    Edit: Patch incoming, hopefully should fix it

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