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Release 11 staying open for testing longer duration

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by DarkStarr, Oct 27, 2014.

  1. DarkStarr

    DarkStarr Executive Producer SOTA Developer

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    Greetings Avatars,

    As we have mentioned previously for Steam Early Access launch we will attempt to maintain continuous up-time (versus 4 day access windows). In order to test this we are going to leave Release 11 open for a bit longer to see how the game handles up-time longer than 4-5 days.

    During this extended R11 Access we may or may not release patches depending on the data we gather. We will do everything we can to maintain characters going forward but some new features might require wipes.

    Enjoy the extended access!

    -Darkstarr
     
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    Cool, more R11!

    Hey Darkstarr, I'm genuinely curious about why some change now might require wipes but changes later (after launch, expansions) would not? Is this just an easier way to develop the game? Or are you still building the functionality and there's just no way to maintain complete character persistence with so many changes? I know it's not really important if I understand it or not, but I'm really curious.
     
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    Darkstarr, that's great news, thank you!!
     
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    Yeah more time for the mazes, time to find a new time for another mazerun
     
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    Darkstarr you have made my day, thank you!
     
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    WOOHOOO!!!!!
     
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    That's great news! I will try to spend more time in-game to help with testing.
     
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    Fantastic news :D I still need to level up my lowly character a lot more :(
     
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    Great News.

    The 'no wipe' policy, is that starting with the current release or starting with R12. I guess what I want to know is will we be carrying our progress to the next release?

    Also can you take a look at some of the cooking crafting items that aren't showing up in game. Right now it seems that you can only make 3 items out of all those that were put in.
     
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    I would love the extra time to get to the cooking things...kinda got carried away with the XP and leveling thing :)
     
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    This is great news...... feels like another step closer to getting towards that live 24/7 goal.

    Managed to get one of my UO friends to sign up on Saturday, and to my dismay he had secretly been playing, levelled up to 30+ and kicked my ass in a duel (and there was me thinking he would be a nub). This has been the best release yet and I hope to hit level 50 today........ and then do it all over again when I get wiped lol.
     
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    So, everyone that has that happy feeling should go up their pledges and buy things in the addon store... 15% bonus!!! GO GO GO!
     
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    Not a bad idea considering the fact that R12 will have pledge items linked to your character in-game. :)
     
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    You first....LotM? ;)
     
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    omg, *prays* keeping fingers crossed a wipe isn't necessary.... all that over again so soon?? arg! :eek:
     
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    hahah Envy, that is about the only up he could do. Although I hear his mom is wickedly awesome and should be gifted a Duchess.. JS! :p
     
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    Yeah. That's a good point. It isn't like they have an economy to worry about yet. We don't even have private vendors. What would necessitate a wipe?
     
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    Let's see, that would make him Violation, Lord of the Manor of Vengeance, or VLMV. That's got a nice look to it. That would look great on a crest.
     
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    We get wiped every release, what would be different in being wiped now? Although might have to say that major changes may require wipes. They do something to houses and need to test lots. They would need to clean out houses. They make changes to character creation and want us all to reroll, they would wipe. They want to test new starting inventories, a wipe would be good way to do that. There are many reasons they may do a wipe... including they feel like destroying your soul and just for grins and giggles. DO they need a reason? Its pre-alpha. Wipe is not going to hurt *now* as much as it is going to hurt if it ever needed to be done later when things start getting "real" :)
     
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    I don't care so much about items and houses. I just don't want to level anymore.
     
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