- Dec 6, 2010
- Titans of Space
- Avatar Name
- Alaina Bonnie Knight
This is a great point as is jetsinas above. Its not just about testing an average account, but our accounts. We all have a weird and wonderful array of things, combinations and game play styles that would be impossible to test every thing as a handful of testers. Silly things like clothes and armours, or how changing seat after logging out in space after warp loses half your torso... a combination of events or things that wouldn't usually be tested.This ^
Great to hear! And I'm glad you guys are aware that you must tread carefully in order to not lose the core playerbase!
For sure I believe the core mechanics of the gameplay for all professions should be beta tested a while before the final version by the players with a free signup (not limited for certain players) so all can take part of it. A full copy of all active accounts in current live servers that signed up for it, a day or so before beta testing begins would do.
It should have capability of in-game poll/message system for feedback, unless you want hundreds of support cases.
Heck you can even make it an event where players can earn prizes (doesn't have to be anything of value can be cosmetic, badges etc) for most bugs reported/or best suggestions from the community that got implemented.
Don't be shy about making the beta test a month even. People need to try everything and really dive into it in order to find most of the sneaky bugs which you guys are notorious for missing (sad but true). You'd be getting free testers and awesome feedback in the process whilst allowing yourselves time for fixing bugs and implementing community suggestions, in the end making our game even better = Win Win!
All of this so we can have a bug free Entropia in UE5!
I don't know the feasibility, but having both games run and a week or so or us being able to "play " with our avatars in the new game with auction/trading disabled and a "roll back" of everything we did in that time was going to happen.
That way we could report all that we find and the old game keeps running till the new found bugs are worked out