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Backers Beta: Are we there yet? // Backerkit accidentally all over the place

Discussion in 'News' started by ManeSix, May 8, 2017.

  1. ManeSix

    ManeSix The Powers that Be
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    Hi, folks.

    We've got an update here to tackle a couple things.

    Backers' Beta: Are we there yet?


    If you've been reading the threads here on the forums (and you probably should, what with it being the fastest, easiest way to get up to speed on game progress), you'll have seen we mentioned we'd need to delay the Backers Beta a bit more. If you hadn't read it, well, now you know!

    We ran into some technical issues with a high likelihood to affect most of the playerbase, and decided it was better to get them sorted out before opening the gates so everyone could trip on them, get frustrated the game wasn't working, and flip all the tables in our general direction... and then fix them. It'd just be an exercise in futility, knowing people couldn't play stuff but giving it to them anyways.

    Our programmers have been working 'round the clock (mostly literally), to get stuff sorted. They're not HUGE INSURMOUNTABLE LET'S BURN EVERYTHING AND START AGAIN issues, but they're very likely to affect most, if not all the people playing, what with them being majorly network-stability related, with some performance things sprinkled on top. We've been optimizing the everlovin' pacafluff out of the game for low-end computer stability & performance on top of that as well, and sorting out mechanical and graphic tweaks that were going to be happening through beta, but now you guys will be getting day 1 of Backer's Beta instead.

    We have thus consulted the great mythical coding beings in the sky through the sacrifice of old, busted laptops and ritual feasting (which sounded better than ritual fasting) and the oracles have responded (Read: we went "are we there yet?" at programmers until they snapped and gave us an ETA), and it looks at the moment like it'll be about two weeks of work and IV coffee until the major stuff gets put out to pasture and we can open the gates with reasonable confidence that (most) computers won't flip tables when gazing upon the game's .exe - We'll let you know as the story develops.

    Back to the studio for the evening news!

    Backerkit Surveys Accidentally all over the $0 tier.

    Backerkit seems to have tripped wires over the weekend and sent surveys to people in the $0 reward tier (i.e. people that pledged, but elected not to receive a perk); this was an error in their system, which we're told has been fixed. Those of you who are in the $0 tier, no survey answers or further action is required on your part, and we apologize for the accidental inbox spamming. Won't happen again.
     
  2. Dougboard

    Dougboard dang kids get off my lawn
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    Well, I'm glad at least that we can be assured that the beta will be the most stable product you guys can put out. Happy to wait a little longer, and the transparency is greatly appreciated
     
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  3. Clover102

    Clover102 Aspiring Animator
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    Lets hope Prey can hold me over till then, Thanks for the info I'd rather know how long it would take than to be left in the dark about it.
     
  4. PolarisAegis

    PolarisAegis Backers' Beta Tester
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    Heh, funny that this came just after there was a small discussion about it today. Good timing! Shame I'll have to wait another two weeks, but thanks for keeping us posted!
     
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  5. Pom d'or

    Pom d'or Gave himself a fake award
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    Good luck with everything, Devs. We're all rooting for you.
     
  6. Redness

    Redness The Class Pet

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    Ok, I have word and I will put down my torch (sarcasm).
    In all seriousness I am glad you are keeping us in the light with these issues! :)
     
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  7. Firekirby

    Firekirby Star Warrior
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    Thanks for the up-
    Oh, uh...
    We greatly appreciate the tran-
    Well, um...
    Good lu-
    Huh, welp. Pretty much everything I have to say on the matter has already been said, I suppose.
    I guess, uh... don't OD on the caffeine? That hasn't been said yet... right?
     
  8. gatorafan

    gatorafan HOLAS: (tm)
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    You mean I bought a $9000(local currency) video card for nothing!?


    It's nice of you guys to keep us up to date, tho it's kind of a shame that for all the effort you went through to avoid releasing the game in the middle of the Injustice 2 craze it seems like the beta will get sandwiched between it and Revelator 2's launch.
     
  9. ManeSix

    ManeSix The Powers that Be
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    That's the way the cookie crumbles, sometimes. Right now, we're focusing more in making the game good than worrying about the release date. Not to say we'll delay it indefintiely, but we'd still to take a couple weeks and make it work out of the box than release it with half the wires showing.
     
  10. EnigmaGuard

    EnigmaGuard Backers' Beta Tester
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    Patience is key to all projects and I'll be happy to be patient with this knowing that you guys are dedicated to quality.
     
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  11. Rich Jammer

    Rich Jammer By the Numbers Accountant
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    HOLD YOUR HORSES!

    This whole campaign might just be a ruse to make people pony up the moolah. Ewe thought you could fleece me and pull the wool over my eyes, eh? Well I'm here to rein in your charade and ewe guys better pull through with the responsibility you've been saddled with. Or else I'll be jockeying to be first in line for a refund.

    Sorry for all the puns, it was a spur of the moment post.
     
  12. Nexus_uno

    Nexus_uno 「CRAZY DIAMOND」
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    News; The very pinnacle of my existence, forever giving my heart an erection of happiness.
     
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  13. Alxreaper

    Alxreaper Backers' Beta Tester
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    we getting skullgirls up in here!
     
  14. Negagenesis

    Negagenesis Backers' Beta Tester
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    We never had full horses to hold to...only cows, reindeers, alpacas, unicorns, sheeps, goats and half dragons/half horses....

    :)
     
  15. Tox

    Tox Ms. Fortune is best pone
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    Well, then...hold those :|

    ...now...p-pet them o.o ...please
     
  16. Cronnicossy

    Cronnicossy Fighter Enthusiast & Teacher
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    I'll be out of college in two weeks so that's perfect. In fact, I think a lot of people will be?
    Niiiiice.
     
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  17. Naughta_Noob

    Naughta_Noob "I mustn't betray spoon"
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    Wait, two weeks? I heard that before...
     
  18. qspec

    qspec Backers' Beta Tester
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    "2 weeks" is a feature of the Z Engine.
     
  19. Someoneman

    Someoneman Crowdfund Backer
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    I like to think you could have made this announcement earlier, but waited specifically so you could say "Two weeks" and keep the Skullgirls tradition alive.
     
  20. Nexus_uno

    Nexus_uno 「CRAZY DIAMOND」
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    If this is true it is hilarious and aggravating on near infinite levels.
     
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  21. Nebula

    Nebula Wat...
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    I am so ready for this game that 2 weeks is going to seem like 2 years :p
     
  22. qspec

    qspec Backers' Beta Tester
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    Agreed. It hasn't even been a week yet...
     
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  23. NeoTensai

    NeoTensai Twitch Streamer, Amateur Shoutcaster...
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    For me and most of us regulars it really has been almost 2 years. I mean I haven't stopped getting hyped and spreading the word since the game was successfully funded. It was one hell of a ride but SO worth it. Anyway happy Whom'st'ev beta day X
     
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  24. PolarisAegis

    PolarisAegis Backers' Beta Tester
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    That may be true but once you have the smaller timeframe before you get to play, it still feels slower all the same. =P
     
  25. Treble Sketch

    Treble Sketch Backers' Beta Tester
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    [​IMG]

    Just a fortnight away people, almost there! :D
     
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  26. Firekirby

    Firekirby Star Warrior
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    Er... half a fortnight. A fortnight is two weeks. XD
     
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  27. Nexus_uno

    Nexus_uno 「CRAZY DIAMOND」
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    No
     
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