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First Beta Wave Information - 2/1/2021 8:12:20 PM   
Erik Rutins

 

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Hi everyone,

I've been going through all the beta applications today and I just wanted to say a few things. First, we have an impressive group of customers! I've read through every single application (and there were a lot!) which frankly has taken most of the day and based on that I'm sure about 90% of you are fully qualified to participate in the first test wave.

Unfortunately, we had about 10x the applications we can actually accept in the first wave, so only about 10% will actually get invitations for that initial beta test. I expect there will likely be three more waves, each about the size of the first, but it means some hard choices had to be made. Frankly, I'd love to add you all in, but there's only so much feedback Elliot and I can handle before we become overwhelmed and it becomes counter-productive and a waste of the testers' efforts.

With all that said, those of you who do not get invitations (later this week, sent to the e-mail address you applied with - please make sure you haven't blocked/spam-filtered our mailings!) to the first wave, we'll be pulling the future waves from the same pool. Where the computer specs match our needs and testers seem otherwise equivalent in terms of experience and skill, the tie-breaks are by order of application, so the earlier you got your application in, the better.

Thank you all for taking the time to apply and I look forward to seeing many of you in the tester forum next week.

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RE: First Beta Wave Information - 2/1/2021 8:31:14 PM   
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Were all super excited!!

Can we expect to see more information, videos and gameplay before release? For those who dont get into the beta waves to enjoy some DW2 crumbs until release

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RE: First Beta Wave Information - 2/1/2021 8:45:19 PM   
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Good luck for the beta. I did not apply myself. I have another beta on going. But, I wish plenty of good things for this game.

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RE: First Beta Wave Information - 2/1/2021 8:51:01 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Drumline2
Can we expect to see more information, videos and gameplay before release? For those who dont get into the beta waves to enjoy some DW2 crumbs until release


Yes, I'm also working with our marketing folks on the next preview.


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RE: First Beta Wave Information - 2/1/2021 9:03:42 PM   
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Feels like:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrCEhRNgGHY

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RE: First Beta Wave Information - 2/1/2021 9:11:46 PM   
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Good luck to everyone:)

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RE: First Beta Wave Information - 2/1/2021 10:42:27 PM   
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Whoever you choose, we know the game will be in good hands!

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RE: First Beta Wave Information - 2/1/2021 10:47:16 PM   
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Oh man, now I feel like I was way too lazy in my application part where I was supposed to explain why I'm worth being a tester.

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RE: First Beta Wave Information - 2/2/2021 2:32:30 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Erik Rutins


quote:

ORIGINAL: Drumline2
Can we expect to see more information, videos and gameplay before release? For those who dont get into the beta waves to enjoy some DW2 crumbs until release


Yes, I'm also working with our marketing folks on the next preview.



Can't wait! Everything is looking fantastic so far.

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RE: First Beta Wave Information - 2/2/2021 3:14:09 AM   
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OzoneGrif his right : Whoever you choose, we know the game will be in good hands!

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RE: First Beta Wave Information - 2/2/2021 6:23:44 AM   
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Ahh, no issues Erik. Hope the Beta testing goes well...

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RE: First Beta Wave Information - 2/2/2021 2:39:01 PM   
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"Where the computer specs match our needs"

Pretty sure I have the exact same unusual specs as Eric's machine based on his comments during the live stream. :(

I hope no one actually gets upset if they don't make the beta, more can certainly be less if there is an overwhelming influx of issue reporting, especially if people are submitting dupes.

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RE: First Beta Wave Information - 2/2/2021 6:23:13 PM   
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quote:

With all that said, those of you who do not get invitations (later this week, sent to the e-mail address you applied with - please make sure you haven't blocked/spam-filtered our mailings!)


The e-mail address that needs to be allowed is the same that sent out the confirmation for the beta registration, I assume?

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RE: First Beta Wave Information - 2/2/2021 7:14:48 PM   
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Thanks for being transparent Erik.

Now, if 90% of you could lose your email logins over the coming week - that would be very handy.



Good luck one and all.

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RE: First Beta Wave Information - 2/3/2021 12:49:27 AM   
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May the odds be ever in your favor!

It’s really good to see this game start its final approach!

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RE: First Beta Wave Information - 2/3/2021 1:21:03 AM   
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Hrmmm. So four waves of beta test. My experience in doing some beta work had about a month or so of testing per session so looks like possibly a third/fourth quarter release. Just in time for the holidays though I think dropping it before would garner more attention especially if some minor dlc was planned for the holidays too. But that is of course up to the marketing gurus.

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RE: First Beta Wave Information - 2/3/2021 3:35:29 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Drumline2

Were all super excited!!

Can we expect to see more information, videos and gameplay before release? For those who dont get into the beta waves to enjoy some DW2 crumbs until release


I was going to say, it might be good to get an update every maybe 3 or 4 days or weekly, on how the beta testing and subsequent forum is going.

Highlights of issues raised/discussions had, what the current outcome of them are.

Receive further, secondary feedback on them from a wider audience.

Something to keep peeps that haven't gotten into beta yet still engaged and invested, once all the newbie questions dry up around here.

It'd be good to be able to follow along with development still, if not primarily partake.

As well as having a summary of previous testing feedback for new testers in later waves.

Maybe some sort of Beta newsletter.

< Message edited by Whiskiz -- 2/3/2021 8:13:14 AM >

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RE: First Beta Wave Information - 2/3/2021 6:34:20 AM   
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RE: First Beta Wave Information - 2/3/2021 12:00:31 PM   
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Well good luck to everyone, hoping to get an invite myself. Hopefully, all the emails are sent out by Friday.

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RE: First Beta Wave Information - 2/4/2021 1:05:46 PM   
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good luck to all! only 10% get an invitation.. that's a pity :D

btw i just noticed that my specs in the beta application are probably outdated by the next review... because i ordered new Hardware... is there any way to edit the application if you want to use the same pool in the future?

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RE: First Beta Wave Information - 2/4/2021 7:38:47 PM   
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Hi everyone,

As a bit of advice, if you are interested in beta testing, please make sure you have not previously unsubscribed from all mass mailings from us. Two of those selected for the first beta wave had and as a result we could not add them to our mailing database. For those two folks, I've reached out by private e-mail separately to confirm interest.

Regards,

- Erik


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RE: First Beta Wave Information - 2/4/2021 8:07:08 PM   
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Does this mean everyone in the first wave has already been contacted?

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RE: First Beta Wave Information - 2/4/2021 8:21:51 PM   
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*frenetically clicking my spam folder*

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RE: First Beta Wave Information - 2/4/2021 8:49:55 PM   
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Great to see so many interested! Have fun, be diligent and squash those bugs! DW2 deserves a glorious release!

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RE: First Beta Wave Information - 2/4/2021 9:03:29 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Erik Rutins

Hi everyone,

As a bit of advice, if you are interested in beta testing, please make sure you have not previously unsubscribed from all mass mailings from us. Two of those selected for the first beta wave had and as a result we could not add them to our mailing database. For those two folks, I've reached out by private e-mail separately to confirm interest.

Regards,

- Erik



I'd like to make my first bug report.

I applied to the Beta, and I'm exceptionally special (my mother always told me so), yet no invitation has arrived ;)

(Good luck with the first round of BetaTesting! I hope it's as productive as I'm sure it will be fun! I can't wait to hear more, and for the final release!!!)

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RE: First Beta Wave Information - 2/4/2021 9:20:24 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Acidpunk
Does this mean everyone in the first wave has already been contacted?


No, the mailing will be going out on Monday, just preparing it today. FYI for those concerned whether they may be unsubscribed, we use Constant Contact (www.constantcontact.com) for our mass-mailings and it's possible if you've globally unsubscribed from their mailings because of spam from other companies that it would also prevent us from mailing you. In a few rare cases, these mass mailings are also blocked by ISPs/mail servers.

Regards,

- Erik



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RE: First Beta Wave Information - 2/4/2021 9:45:00 PM   
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Got a bad feeling I didn't get in, should have gone into more detail on my experience with beta testing instead of just generalising it.

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RE: First Beta Wave Information - 2/5/2021 2:00:59 PM   
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Curiously, I was being spammed with an email for every single post made in this forum and now I am getting virtually nothing.

Looking at the 'My Profile' settings, I cannot explain why I am getting any at all :).

Private PM e-mail notification is on. Ack!

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RE: First Beta Wave Information - 2/5/2021 2:09:35 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: arvcran2

Curiously, I was being spammed with an email for every single post made in this forum and now I am getting virtually nothing.

Looking at the 'My Profile' settings, I cannot explain why I am getting any at all :).

Private PM e-mail notification is on. Ack!


Look under "subscriptions" at the top of the forum page. You have to subscribe to the forums that you want....GP

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RE: First Beta Wave Information - 2/5/2021 2:20:01 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: btd64


quote:

ORIGINAL: arvcran2

Curiously, I was being spammed with an email for every single post made in this forum and now I am getting virtually nothing.

Looking at the 'My Profile' settings, I cannot explain why I am getting any at all :).

Private PM e-mail notification is on. Ack!


Look under "subscriptions" at the top of the forum page. You have to subscribe to the forums that you want....GP


Yes, thank you.

This I have done.

And I seem to recall seeing many E-Mail options. But now I only see one: Email notification of new Private Message.
But I am getting email notifs for thread posting replies ;). Apparently subscribing to a forum automatically subscribes me to all it's threads?

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