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Lordadamar
03-12-2009, 04:10 PM
in FAQ it says registered forum members will get priority on invites to beta.

Will there be a cut off date for eligible members, I have seen it before the closer a game get too release the more info the Publisher puts out resulting in a boom to forum activity if there were 2000 registered people now. that could jump to 10,000 most likely resulting in 80% to 90% of the people not getting invites..

Most beta's only test closed with 1000 accounts and stress test ( Open Beta ) with 2000+ accounts...

Im just curious for all of us who have a good amount of time in drooling over the pictures, and videos I hope there would be a higher chance for us..

LiTos456
03-12-2009, 04:17 PM
Yeah, Im also worried. But I'll do anything possible in this world to get into the closed beta! Rawr!

Bryan Oakley
03-12-2009, 05:57 PM
They will be given out to the most active/valuable/mature forum members most likely. Though, nothing is set in stone yet.

LiTos456
03-12-2009, 06:07 PM
Well that makes sense then.

Joseph Visscher
03-12-2009, 06:11 PM
I'd say the more the better if we get 10,000 active forum members I'll be very happy heh.
Most likely the first invites will be to those who are active but also have integrity in their posts, spammers won’t find themselves among the mature members. We need mature people in beta 1 who wont just complain about glitches and gameplay but rather report glitches and construct helpful posts to help us fix and adjust the game accordingly.

LiTos456
03-12-2009, 06:27 PM
It's not that I will do just that, but it's that I can't wait to do that. I'd love to test it and talk to you about suggestions or any negative points I find.
Man this game is getting me so hyped, I can't wait to play it. I bet it'll be godly even in the closed beta!!

Joseph Visscher
03-12-2009, 06:38 PM
It's not that I will do just that, but it's that I can't wait to do that. I'd love to test it and talk to you about suggestions or any negative points I find.
Man this game is getting me so hyped, I can't wait to play it. I bet it'll be godly even in the closed beta!!

Careful! Don't pop a brain cell, its still in production and going to stay that way until its ready..

LiTos456
03-12-2009, 06:44 PM
I been poppin' brain cells since I was born.
I know it's in production and I'm glad I came in so late (I heard you guys delayed it like 5 times) because you're saying that its likely that closed beta will be this spring. Totally enough time to finish my DoF site; etc.
Alright I gotta go cook a logo now!

Artilla
03-13-2009, 04:42 AM
that's good news..

I really want to try this game..

The grafhics looks so damn nice..

greetz

LiTos456
03-13-2009, 06:53 AM
I wonder what would happen if the graphics were like empire total war's.... Total war actually lags on my computer, haha...

Feweh
03-14-2009, 11:29 AM
computer would explode..

LiTos456
03-14-2009, 12:15 PM
Depends on what your setup is.

Irsig
03-15-2009, 03:30 PM
or simply you can't play it

but for me the graphics are less imporatnt than the gameplay in all the games, for me no matter is this game have the graphics of age of empire 2 ever the game mantain their actual gameplay

LiTos456
03-15-2009, 03:38 PM
For me graphics are very important, although sometimes it depends. For this game for example I actually kinda like the fact that the graphics are like this. It relieves me that I can run it with good FPS on highest, or near that :P Besides, it's so cool to play a new game yet with a bit older graphics. They worked very nicely on the environments though.

Konstantin Fomenko
03-15-2009, 03:51 PM
I figured I`d bring the bad news early - closed beta will only support higher end video cards.

You can have an old rig with slow CPU - that`s fine. But, you`d need something like Nvidia 7900 at least to run the closed Beta. Open beta should have lower video card requirments.

Irsig
03-15-2009, 04:09 PM
well i think i can wait them
my video card is not good (VIA/SG3 UniChrome Pro IGP of 64 mb) for any game in general

LiTos456
03-15-2009, 04:09 PM
Oh well I wouldn't care...
Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 2.33 Ghz
nVidia 8600 GT - by the time closed beta is out I'll have either a: nVidia GTX 260 or an ATI Radeon 4870 1 GB
4 GB Ram

I should pull it off :P

Puppeteer
03-15-2009, 04:13 PM
Well, I can't. Crap.

crex719
03-15-2009, 04:42 PM
I can run spore, but not much else, I can't even run Gears 1. Oh well

LiTos456
03-15-2009, 04:44 PM
Wow, that really sucks for some of you guys...

The Witch King of Angmar
03-15-2009, 05:18 PM
Yeah, I may have some trouble with that. But if we can run the game, will we be able to probably run the whole game?

Thanks

Irsig
03-15-2009, 05:21 PM
it's time to get a new graphic card :D

Esculas the Mighty
03-15-2009, 06:33 PM
or simply you can't play it

but for me the graphics are less imporatnt than the gameplay in all the games, for me no matter is this game have the graphics of age of empire 2 ever the game mantain their actual gameplay

i agree although age 2 graphics are as far as id go only exception is age1 graphics and thats secluded to that game only

Feweh
03-15-2009, 06:37 PM
Radeon 4850 Toxic :D

Artilla
03-16-2009, 04:10 AM
im running age of conan in almost high settings ..

i don't for DOF will be a problem. ( i hope)

LiTos456
03-16-2009, 06:59 AM
it sucks that some of my friends won't be able to run it. :(

Konstantin Fomenko
03-16-2009, 08:54 AM
But if we can run the game, will we be able to probably run the whole game?

Absolutely. The main problem is that we only support V3 shaders right now - and v2 Shader video card can`t start the game - something we can`t fix until the open beta.

Upgrading your video card is something to think about these days - older models are really cheap -50$ can get you a real nice Shader 3 card.

Lordadamar
03-16-2009, 10:55 AM
On the topic of Speccs, which it now sounds like a few members will have to upgrade there PC's to play this..

Will DoF cache maps and certain parts of gameplay to Memory. Allot of the RTS's now cache maps to your physical memory to decrease load times when panning around the world or local map, even some MMORPG's do this...

System

AMD Phenom 2 940 Black Edition
Geforce 9800 GTX+ OC
8 gigs DDR2 1066

It seems more and more these days games are becoming reliant of CPU horsepower and not overall system. Everquest 2 for instants is a CPU hog people on older system take for ever to load maps and zones.

Also when beta starts are you guy gonna send a Beta questionnaire out so people can tell you what they have, or will beta client program determine your outside minimum speccs after a huge download..

Konstantin Fomenko
03-16-2009, 12:20 PM
Lets set the record straight.

Dawn of Fantasy engine was designed to run on a large variety of older rigs.

For example, most of our developing comps, including mine, are over 2 years old. Anything with a dual core would run the game - so as far as CPU goes - DoF is really not a resource hog.

For example - sometimes I would have 4 instances of the game opened - 3 live editor sessions and a game client running as well.

The only problem right now - we are out of time to optimize the game to run on a large variety of older video cards. Which is something we plan to work on later on. From our perspective - the lower we can bring minimal requirements the better - more players, so we`ll do all we can in the future to lower video card requirements.

Lordadamar
03-16-2009, 12:47 PM
The only problem right now - we are out of time to optimize the game to run on a large variety of older video cards. Which is something we plan to work on later on. From our perspective - the lower we can bring minimal requirements the better - more players, so we`ll do all we can in the future to lower video card requirements.

So I guess we can assume if you design this game for low end GeForce 7600 and below v3 shaders theres gonna be allot of play in graphics adjustment.

Those older V3 cards only did like 6-14 billion colors a second, and the newer ones like mine do 47 Billion with shader v4. I would hope i could get it to not look like Diablo and more like Empire Total War, Which by the way kick ass..

just some thoughts

Puppeteer
03-16-2009, 12:50 PM
Problem is that my graphics card is GeForceGo 6150. The 'Go' bit tells you that it's in a laptop...

Grizzlez
03-16-2009, 01:44 PM
Well I should be able to run it, especially as i'm getting another graphics card to run another monitor soon.

LiTos456
03-16-2009, 02:01 PM
Heh, you guys are starting to have a big to do list...
I think optimizing the game should be a first...and then maybe add party quests. Then the game will rock fully 100% :D

Darvin
03-16-2009, 02:47 PM
Top priority is catching the bugs (particularly hardware incompatibility bugs), followed by gameplay abuses and design flaws. Once those critical issues are dealt with, content can be addressed, but until then you're looking for gamebreaking stuff.

Optimization is well and good, but that can usually be done in-house simply through debugging tools to see what sections of code are causing the most slow-down.

Andy Joslin
03-16-2009, 03:46 PM
Heh, you guys are starting to have a big to do list...
I thought we already had a big to-do list.

LiTos456
03-16-2009, 04:16 PM
Well that's what beta is for - to find the bugs.
Games find up to 10 thousand bugs in 1 month of beta like this.

Maeode
03-17-2009, 10:23 PM
Well that's what beta is for - to find the bugs.
Games find up to 10 thousand bugs in 1 month of beta like this.

only if you have dedicated testers who are willing to look for them and report them though ^^ I only found out about it today, but from the looks of it there's a good group of people here who would be dedicated enough to help reverie get this game in a playable condition :D

LiTos456
03-17-2009, 10:28 PM
Yeah, I'll be the first :)

Bryan Oakley
03-17-2009, 11:06 PM
only if you have dedicated testers who are willing to look for them and report them though

I guess QA Testers don't count as a dedicated tester....

Maeode
03-17-2009, 11:25 PM
I guess QA Testers don't count as a dedicated tester....

well i meant from the fanbase :P it's a tough job to find every little bug and glitch without outside help ^^

LiTos456
03-18-2009, 06:43 AM
Technically I think you just play the game and pay a bit of extra attention and you will find them. It's not like you just go out looking for bugs, is it?

Bryan Oakley
03-18-2009, 11:30 AM
well i meant from the fanbase :P it's a tough job to find every little bug and glitch without outside help ^^

I wouldn't say "tough" more like "long."

It's not like you just go out looking for bugs, is it?

Actually, that's exactly what I do. Dev teams will make an upgrade or put some new content into the game and I find out every way to break it.

Grizzlez
03-18-2009, 01:10 PM
Hopefully any siginificant bugs are fixed before the game is officially released. Good games have been ruined by annoying bugs and glitches and the main reason I probably stopped playing. I would gladly put in hours of searching to make sure it's perfect when it's released just so I don't get annnoyed with the final product.

LiTos456
03-18-2009, 01:55 PM
Same here, I am willing to dedicate myself as much as I can to finding bugs.

iceblast
03-18-2009, 02:13 PM
you guys have just joined this bored this month and are expecting the beta soon well people like me have been waiting paitiently for ages without complain so just be calm and buy another game until it is released :).

Andy Joslin
03-18-2009, 02:36 PM
Grizzles has actually been here for just shy of a year, iceblast.

LiTos456
03-18-2009, 02:51 PM
you guys have just joined this bored this month and are expecting the beta soon well people like me have been waiting paitiently for ages without complain so just be calm and buy another game until it is released :).

What makes you think we're not calm? We're just asking questions.

The Witch King of Angmar
03-18-2009, 02:55 PM
I appreciate their enthusiasm. It helps to drag answers out of the developers. :D

Darvin
03-18-2009, 02:56 PM
Speaking of questions I'd like answered:

Will the map editor be part of the beta test package?

LiTos456
03-18-2009, 02:56 PM
:D That's what happens when we all team up.
But the developers are already as open as it can get, so we should be thankful they actually communicate with us.

MrBlack103
03-19-2009, 12:40 AM
Yep, community input is something that a lot of games lack.

Bryan Oakley
03-20-2009, 11:13 AM
Same here, I am willing to dedicate myself as much as I can to finding bugs.

Finding the bugs isn't the problem is finding the fix for them...

LiTos456
03-20-2009, 01:52 PM
Well we're not doing the fixing, we're doing the bug hunting.
Hell... that sounds so cool. In closed beta I'll take my army and go travel looking for bugs, epic.
I want to make a movie in the editor with a scene the same as when the fellowship of the ring were going up on the mountain and the camera was whirling high up above them. :D

raving
03-20-2009, 02:13 PM
Well we're not doing the fixing, we're doing the bug hunting.
Hell... that sounds so cool. In closed beta I'll take my army and go travel looking for bugs, epic.
I want to make a movie in the editor with a scene the same as when the fellowship of the ring were going up on the mountain and the camera was whirling high up above them. :D
would be funny if there was a bug wich makes ur army look like bugs >< :D

LiTos456
03-20-2009, 02:14 PM
Would be funny if there's an actual bug in the game. as in insect.
I'd be like HEY REVERIE I FOUND A BUG LULZ

Danny Vink
03-20-2009, 03:23 PM
Try to stay on topic

Joseph Visscher
03-20-2009, 05:32 PM
Finding the bugs isn't the problem is finding the fix for them...

You stole that quote from me you pest.
I'm looking forward to beta, kick all of your butts all the time, find tons of imbalances in the game, exploit them for a while, then fix them. ;)

MrBlack103
03-20-2009, 06:18 PM
Let me guess - by "a while", you mean the Beta testing period:D

LiTos456
03-20-2009, 06:40 PM
You stole that quote from me you pest.
I'm looking forward to beta, kick all of your butts all the time, find tons of imbalances in the game, exploit them for a while, then fix them. ;)

You're so mean

Esculas the Mighty
03-20-2009, 08:14 PM
You're so mean

i think he deserves it haha

i would totally do it

until someone else figures it out then its no fun anymore then ill fix it

Bryan Oakley
03-20-2009, 08:55 PM
You stole that quote from me you pest.

Well I would have stolen it except I kinda said it first. :p

LiTos456
03-20-2009, 09:53 PM
Please try to stay on topic.
Aaahhaa I stole that from Danny.

Xil3
03-29-2009, 05:45 PM
well... just found out about the beta today... im going on to study games development in collage, but for the moment i only know the basics of finding the bugs... so i may be of some use in that department.

I am glad to see that there is an active community of developers and users going on in the forum, i'd like to be part of the beta, but ive heard that it will be coming out tomorrow and i fear that i am too late.

LordSlayer
03-29-2009, 05:57 PM
ive heard that it will be coming out tomorrow and i fear that i am too late.

Sorry to (maybe) disappoint you, but the beta (unless I missed the announcement or it's a super secret release) will not come out tomorrow. It should however, unless further delays to polish the game are needed, come out this april in a closed beta form.

LiTos456
03-29-2009, 07:01 PM
well... just found out about the beta today... im going on to study games development in collage, but for the moment i only know the basics of finding the bugs... so i may be of some use in that department.

I am glad to see that there is an active community of developers and users going on in the forum, i'd like to be part of the beta, but ive heard that it will be coming out tomorrow and i fear that i am too late.

Where the heck did you hear that? The earliest it;s coming out is late april.

Xil3
03-29-2009, 07:28 PM
well then... i must thrust my boot upon one's behind for making me look like such a fool. anyway, yeah... a friend of mine said that it was coming out well... later today (its 30th march 1:26am)

LiTos456
03-29-2009, 08:26 PM
why not 1.27, lol..

Xil3
03-29-2009, 08:38 PM
that was the time of the post, thats why... i was going to edit it, but drifted off to sleep... now im going to bed (2:38am) :p

ShadowyMoon
03-29-2009, 10:04 PM
Beta topic got me out of lurking mode. How will you guys distribute the beta?
Steam is a good idea, IMO.

LiTos456
03-29-2009, 10:15 PM
Just like any other game. Upload it to gamershell and such.

ShadowyMoon
03-29-2009, 10:29 PM
I've always dislikes betas that are uploaded to such sites. Waiting and slow speed comes to mind.

Puppeteer
03-30-2009, 11:53 AM
Curses, GCSEs meddle with my beta time...

nickson104
03-30-2009, 05:39 PM
Curses, GCSEs meddle with my beta time...

Mine also, and bad upload/download rates... I refuse to think about reinstalling WoW because of the many days of patching it will take me

Xil3
03-30-2009, 06:47 PM
well... i prefur the site downloads.. i get crap download speeds from steam... ill get about 500-1mb download from Filefront :P

this is my connection listed on my modem section of my router
DownStream Connection Speed: 18193 kbps
UpStream Connection Speed: 848 kbps

Generation
03-30-2009, 07:11 PM
that's cool i know i haven't been active lately but i hope i get chosen

LeopardX
03-30-2009, 11:08 PM
Game looks really cool! Hope to be one of the beta testers. :D

Cobra
03-31-2009, 04:14 PM
I'm not going to pretend I didn't register just to get a chance at the beta. But now it looks like that's not going to happen, which is fair enough to the forum regulars. Besides, I've been checking around every once in a while since you guys cooked this up like 7 years ago, so I guess I'm good at waiting by now. :)

Grizzlez
03-31-2009, 04:49 PM
How long do you think the closed beta for selected members will last for? So people with summer exams know whether or not they can commit to give it enough time.

adamater
04-01-2009, 03:21 PM
I really do hope stupid people arent invited to the beta,they would just play and not even report bugs.

LiTos456
04-01-2009, 03:36 PM
Well this project isnt widely known yet so I'm sure stupid people won't be invited for the beta. ;)
I predict it will last for maybe a month, hopefully. Yeah, summer exams... I got those too :( But I will try to find as much time as I can for the game.

Feweh
04-03-2009, 11:15 AM
Pretty sure it'll go in like round of dedication kinda.

People who have been here for awhile, and view the forums regulary.

LiTos456
04-03-2009, 02:17 PM
Yeah, it's the best way to pick. When companies do it randomly it can be so unfair sometimes...

Maeode
04-03-2009, 09:53 PM
hopefully they give decent warning before making their picks though ^^ I check in every other day usually, but sometimes I get too busy to check forums :S

i'm ready to commit 40 hours a week to dof! sleep is for the weak ;) and it'll keep me from going out and buying anything :p

Esculas the Mighty
04-04-2009, 08:37 AM
I really do hope stupid people arent invited to the beta,they would just play and not even report bugs.

they totally would report bugs but in a whining manner

Supreme
04-04-2009, 08:56 AM
So were whiners now... :P

LiTos456
04-04-2009, 01:03 PM
Not really, we're the leet people.
I doubt it'll be hard to get in the beta if you are not a stupid person and you are active on the forum.

Esculas the Mighty
04-04-2009, 01:42 PM
So were whiners now... :P

what? huh? your not stupid

LeopardX
04-04-2009, 04:24 PM
Well, some of us would have been active a long time ago if we would have heard about this game. I just learned about it a few days ago.

Supreme
04-04-2009, 04:29 PM
2posts so far ;)

A more serious question id hate to waste a thread on: When is an ETA on a beta (the game). And i dont mean a date i just mean..a month, 6 months a year or more.

nickson104
04-04-2009, 06:32 PM
2posts so far ;)

A more serious question id hate to waste a thread on: When is an ETA on a beta (the game). And i dont mean a date i just mean..a month, 6 months a year or more.

well they plan to release by the end of the year, beta has to come in before then so definitely in the next 6 months. i am busy for the next month and a half (GCSE's) but then im perfectly fine and the chances are it will be a few months before a beta my guess would be about 3 months

Supreme
04-05-2009, 02:37 AM
Ah thats not so bad. 3 months go over in a flash :) :(

szebus
04-14-2009, 05:30 AM
I figured I`d bring the bad news early - closed beta will only support higher end video cards.

You can have an old rig with slow CPU - that`s fine. But, you`d need something like Nvidia 7900 at least to run the closed Beta. Open beta should have lower video card requirments.

Closed beta will still suport higher videocards, or it has changed in the meantime ? From what videocard up will it work normally ? Here I care even about laptop GPU's.

Also when beta starts are you guy gonna send a Beta questionnaire out so people can tell you what they have, or will beta client program determine your outside minimum speccs after a huge download..

It is asked somewhere, or maybe I was asking, I don't remember, but can You implement an ingame questionare like "Saga" did ?

TNX for the answers.

iceblast
04-14-2009, 03:13 PM
i guess im fine because with Battle for middle earth 2 i can run it at high to very high.

Artilla
04-17-2009, 03:07 AM
i guess im fine because with Battle for middle earth 2 i can run it at high to very high.

so do i... no problems with also..

other question is: do i get a beta key? :D

Puppeteer
04-17-2009, 11:49 AM
No, you get the Banhammer! *Thwump*

Tynesider
04-18-2009, 01:36 PM
I wonder what would happen if the graphics were like empire total war's.... Total war actually lags on my computer, haha...

Lags on mine as well Pentium IV 3 Ghz, Allso would'nt allow grand campaign restart after only one week.
Expecting the next technological leap in computers any minute so putting off the upgrade, Hope it comes before the release DOF.

szebus
05-06-2009, 03:21 AM
Any news considering the BETA ? :o

Elkwood
05-06-2009, 03:46 AM
Do you think this game would run on Commodore 64?

szebus
05-06-2009, 05:26 AM
LoL ... this game will work for You even on a Z1 (http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000984.htm) witch is considered to be the first electrical binary programmable computer.

rolzuc
05-06-2009, 06:32 AM
U can say i act like an ass but stay on topic plz :P

szebus
05-06-2009, 07:17 AM
U can say i act like an ass but stay on topic plz :P

In that case, to get back on topic, I repeat myself Any news considering the BETA ? :o TNX.

wou129
05-06-2009, 08:44 AM
highy chance the closed one is coming out end may

(as far as i know not confirmd)

LiTos456
05-06-2009, 01:59 PM
Not confirmed, but not delayed either. Apparantly it was originaly planned to be out in late may (closed beta i mean). So...yeah.

Neotyguy40
05-06-2009, 02:48 PM
I feel everyone over a certain amount of posts (say... 500) should get to try the beta. They are most likely the most mature and dedicated to the game.

LiTos456
05-06-2009, 03:01 PM
Not necessarily. Some people may just spam in offtopic about random features. I know a number of people who have few posts but all or most of which are fairly contributing, or they have done something else besides post on the forum to contribute to the game (including myself).

Gigz
05-06-2009, 04:53 PM
im more of a reader not a writer ^^ , but personally I came late so not expecting anything ^^ , on a side note im just crazy about the mod capability , im not a great modder but got average knowledge to help beta testing them and track errors ^^ , which is fun :P so eager to see all the mods we can make with this game ^^

wou129
05-11-2009, 12:55 AM
I feel everyone over a certain amount of posts (say... 500) should get to try the beta. They are most likely the most mature and dedicated to the game.

wel theat wont be smart as only 3 people have more then 500 post

Puppeteer
05-11-2009, 05:00 AM
I don't mind :p

wou129
05-11-2009, 08:23 AM
yea theats becose you are one of thos 3 :D

LiTos456
05-11-2009, 01:52 PM
Well yeah, exactly.
Besides, he spammed 96% of his posts.
Just kidding.

nickson104
05-11-2009, 05:24 PM
I don't mind :p

Me neither... I'm pretty sure i could spam that last 50... 49 after this lol :p

Nah post count really shouldnt matter, positive contribution should... posts such as 'i want the beta' 'give me the beta' and other such pointless spam do not count and repetition is not good either :/ The beta should be distributed to those who have made noticeable contributions to the forum or perhaps some random sampling? or perhaps proportional representation of the 3 sects?

Puppeteer
05-12-2009, 08:03 AM
How the hell have you got nigh on 500? It's forgiveable for devs and mods, but not for you lowly scum.
Anyway, I think it's pretty obvious that post counts will not be the major influence as to whether you get in the beta or not. Unless you have 0 posts.

nickson104
05-12-2009, 10:28 AM
How the hell have you got nigh on 500? It's forgiveable for devs and mods, but not for you lowly scum.
Anyway, I think it's pretty obvious that post counts will not be the major influence as to whether you get in the beta or not. Unless you have 0 posts.

Indeed :) actually reading my post from last night, the proportional representation idea was pretty stupid :p just because people have picked to support a certain race it doesnt mean they will necessarily go it....

CWBPiotr
05-15-2009, 12:30 AM
you guys sound like a bunch of children arguing whos going to get the toy. when the time comes they will pick thats all.

buhu buhu cry some more.

:)

wou129
05-15-2009, 12:51 AM
lol coud be trou but we have spam about somthing right

Supreme
05-24-2009, 04:11 AM
"Haha, could be true but we have to spam about something right?" *

(couldnt help it, this was too much)

wou129
05-24-2009, 06:10 AM
thanks man (lol more spam)

Neotyguy40
05-24-2009, 05:25 PM
Definition of spam:

"a canned precooked meat product made by the Hormel Foods Corporation."
Wikipedia

Anyway, I demand that I am the first one to be in the beta... Although it would be boring... No one else to play with... No one else to dominate...

Ok, make me the 32nd person to be in the beta :p

Alex Walz
05-24-2009, 10:33 PM
Who said multiplayer would be part of the beta? ;)
More often than not, multiplayer is excluded until the retail version.

wou129
05-25-2009, 12:31 AM
i dont think theat wil be posible with this game becose the multi player has so many things singleplayer dosnt have

nickson104
05-25-2009, 05:04 AM
Who said multiplayer would be part of the beta? ;)
More often than not, multiplayer is excluded until the retail version.

It would be difficult for them to do so considering they are advertising it as an MMO... kinda means that is the main aspect of the game and therefore needs testing... ;) :p

Alex Walz
05-25-2009, 09:43 AM
True, we can hope. :)

Darvin
05-25-2009, 04:20 PM
My experience with beta's is that singleplayer is usually excluded until retail, and only multiplayer is available.

Every beta I've ever followed has been this way. Maybe it's because of the kind of games I follow (things like Warcraft and Supreme Commander), but my experience is the opposite of your's.


I'm personally wondering whether we'll get to see the map editor in the beta. If it is available in the beta, we'll have plenty of custom content available on retail release, that's for sure!

crex719
05-25-2009, 09:39 PM
My experience with beta's is that singleplayer is usually excluded until retail, and only multiplayer is available.

Every beta I've ever followed has been this way. Maybe it's because of the kind of games I follow (things like Warcraft and Supreme Commander), but my experience is the opposite of yours.


I'm personally wondering whether we'll get to see the map editor in the beta. If it is available in the beta, we'll have plenty of custom content available on retail release, that's for sure!

That would be a huge plus for any on the edge buyers who do not want to wait for extra content. I know the game itself is more than enough but some people are like that.

LiTos456
05-26-2009, 06:57 AM
People don't make singleplayer betas... But maybe we'll get single player with the multiplayer, who knows.

Alex Walz
05-26-2009, 05:41 PM
Spambot? :p

Jean=A=Luc
05-26-2009, 06:43 PM
Spambot? :p

Whatever it is, squish it!

Darvin
05-26-2009, 07:51 PM
Whatever it is, squish it!

Done. It was at very least off topic.

The Witch King of Angmar
05-26-2009, 08:15 PM
Back on topic, I wonder how multiplayer would work on MMO as far as if we would get to use the MMO portion or if it will just be standard matches. Personally, I'm thinking the latter.

nickson104
05-27-2009, 12:51 PM
Back on topic, I wonder how multiplayer would work on MMO as far as if we would get to use the MMO portion or if it will just be standard matches. Personally, I'm thinking the latter.

Hoping for the first but the latter is the most likely...

wills370
06-18-2009, 01:52 PM
I so hope that im on the beta. Hopefully the closed but hey what ever happens happens. This game looks amazing though and credit to all the developers. Glad things are finally moving. Unfortunate about the put back to 2010 though but i do hope you get the higher investment for the graphics.

crex719
06-18-2009, 02:19 PM
I would assume that a select few (20-30?) will make it in the first beta. We will all make it in eventually(Forum users). Just stay active and you will be fine.

Blatant7
06-25-2009, 02:33 PM
Have we had/can we have any confirmations on when the first closed beta will be released?

Aametherar
06-25-2009, 04:17 PM
No confirmation on exact date, the first beta will be inviting 50 people (i'm assuming that's not including keys they've given away already). Not many, but as stated long as you stay active and interested I think it's safe to say you'l get in at least 1 of the closed betas. Too many people just sign up and wander off usually. Actually I dunno if there is a place to actually "sign up" other than being active on forums.

Darathor
06-25-2009, 08:05 PM
What does it mean "be active on the forums," does that mean to log on a lot and view the forums several times a day, or does it mean your post count?

Alex Walz
06-25-2009, 08:39 PM
By your post count, but you have to be contributive at the same time - meaning don't just spam to get your post count up.

Darvin
06-25-2009, 08:45 PM
Because the community is so small presently, I suspect the devs can actually make decisions on a case-by-case basis using your post history to get an idea of the kinds of comments you make.

Aametherar
06-26-2009, 03:49 AM
Maybe they'l let Darvin select them who knows...~starts sucking up to Darvin now just in case~ Sooo Darvin what pretty um...teeth you have. Just contribute and I think you'l be fine for getting in sometime before OB.


[off topic]Speaking of which, if you want your sig made into a user-bar let me know Darvin, i'd be more than happy to. I've only made 1 in the past so it'd be nice to try another.
Here's 2 versions of the one I made.

http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/7222/knightstemplarub.png

http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/7761/ktub2.png
[/off topic]

Aothane
06-26-2009, 05:05 AM
is there an approximate period for the open beta ? As a fantasy rts I am already interested, the few available details relevant to my army selections already have me excited..

but I have only read a page of information, I am not sure if there is much more to look into presently and as a consequence actively discuss. So I would look forward to the open beta, any general ideas to when that phase might take place ?

Aametherar
06-26-2009, 05:09 AM
This is the best info we have on release date right now.
To anwser all the beta questions... (http://www.reverieworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=652)
If you look around the forums and web you can also find a lot more info on the game. "Media releases" (http://www.reverieworld.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=9) section shows a lot, so you'l want to go through that whole area, it's so worth it! Stay active on the forums, participate in discussions, and be a good little elf and maybe you'l make it in before Open beta only to get eaten by my orcs.

There's also some info on the game in the link on the user bar in my sig, though i'm not positive if its exclusive, it is worth checking out for other reasons as well *hint hint*

Aothane
06-26-2009, 05:30 AM
okay, seemingly there is no particular timeframe at this stage.

in all liklihood my abode shall be Gelmerrin, the presence of Orcs will be expected.

Kire
06-26-2009, 05:52 AM
Speaking of which, if you want your sig made into a user-bar let me know Darvin, i'd be more than happy to. I've only made 1 in the past so it'd be nice to try another.
Here's 2 versions of the one I made.


Would you also do that for me ?=P, since elves are superior than orcs you should be glad to do my bidings =)

Aametherar
06-26-2009, 06:05 AM
Hmm, I suppose I could make sect userbars, we are kinda getting off topic though (although I suppose the questions have been answered). I'll see what I can do when I get the itch to photoshop (=.

Puppeteer
06-26-2009, 03:37 PM
<3 Photoshop
<3 Userbars