Preliminary Login Test Date

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Preliminary Login Test Date

Postby Consultant » Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:38 am

Right now we are planning our first full login test for Saturday, December 15th. The likely time would be morning (perhaps about 10:00). We still need to confirm a few things, but this date keeps re-emerging in our discussions as the best date in December.

Assuming that we finalize this date, we'll put up a sign-up sheet for those who want to join us. Participants will be chosen from among those who have donated at least $25 by Monday, December 10th.

Of course, we are hoping to gather 100 testers, but we may not get that many. We'll just have to see. We plan to send out a newsletter announcing the event formally, but it seems right to give our forum readers a heads up in advance.

Again, this is a test. What we'll do (assuming everything works as planned) is to give participants an access code and a pre-created hero character, and allow them to login to our test server on the 15th for about an hour. Chat will be up and running (we hope -- it is working fine now). We're going to get some screengrabs (and all of you can do so too), and create a short video out of the highlights. We will certainly be trying to get some Torch screengrabs under the Arch to commemorate the event.

This may literally be the most boring alpha test ever conducted. We get that. But it's a good thing to do so that we can see if any part of our codebase blows up when individuals from all over the world login, to actually enter the Ship of Heroes world for the first time. For those who want to do it, you can grab screenshots of your best and worst FPS, and post them with your CPU/GPU specs, which will allow all of us to get a look at which systems are performing best in the current build.

And of course, this is Ship of Heroes. Good behavior is a requirement. Devs definitely do have the ability to silence participants, or to kick them entirely, if they are rude. But honestly, we do not expect to use those powers with this community.

I'm guessing we might have the sign-up sheet out by this weekend. If we get more than 100 who want to participate, then we'll have more than one login test run.

What did I not announce, that I should have?

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Re: Preliminary Login Test Date

Postby Golden Ace » Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:00 am


What did I not announce, that I should have?
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Re: Preliminary Login Test Date

Postby Logan » Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:11 am

Woo! Thanks for choosing a reasonable date and time. I’m sure the turnout will be big!

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Re: Preliminary Login Test Date

Postby GladDog » Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:17 am

Collegiate, argyle or simple crew, inquiring minds want to know! :D
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Re: Preliminary Login Test Date

Postby Consultant » Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:45 am

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Re: Preliminary Login Test Date

Postby gemini » Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:47 am

I'll repeat what I said in Discord for everyone here -

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Re: Preliminary Login Test Date

Postby lunawisp » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:07 am

That time and date looks just about perfect from my point of view. If that's confirmed I'll definately be up for it. Will be nice to log in again and see the arch.

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Re: Preliminary Login Test Date

Postby Parkhyeyeon » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:36 am

Time and date looks great for me! Permission to stream the login test with voice? Discord voice chat should be quite lively! :)
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Re: Preliminary Login Test Date

Postby Consultant » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:42 am

Sure, there may be several participants who want to livestream

I sure hope we're not streaming an insoluble technical problem. :)

The code team is nervous, but confident.

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Re: Preliminary Login Test Date

Postby Golden Ace » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:45 am

Many of us are already on the Discord channel So I think that would be ideal For voice chatting


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Re: Preliminary Login Test Date

Postby JestersGhost » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:06 am

Barefoot as much as I can - even outdoors :P

What timezone is that 10am?
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Re: Preliminary Login Test Date

Postby Golden Ace » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:09 am


What timezone is that 10am?
Eastern
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Re: Preliminary Login Test Date

Postby gemini » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:10 am

Sure, there may be several participants who want to livestream

I sure hope we're not streaming an insoluble technical problem. :)

The code team is nervous, but confident.
I was also planning to record and post the login test to youtube.

I'd also be happy to post my system specs and use the EVGA Precision XOC overlay for framerate data if that sort of thing is interesting to you for benchmarking.

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Re: Preliminary Login Test Date

Postby Consultant » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:46 am

We are planning to use a build that has the FPS built into it straight from the Unreal Engine.

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Re: Preliminary Login Test Date

Postby Itlandm » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:35 pm

Not Pacific Time? I thought you guys were Pacific. Well, that is a great time for me, I look forward to help test this unless some tragedy befalls. Glad I found this thread in time!


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