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CCP Tanis

Posted - 2009.10.12 14:03:00 - [1]
 

[Edit: updated dates, fixed errors.. check back soon for more updates on testing schedule]

Dominion is just around the corner and it brings more improvements and enhancements with it. We think you'll be happy with the changes we've made; of course now we need to put it to the test in a "live-like" situation! To that end we will be running a series of fleet fights and other mass-tests on our main test server, Singularity.

These tests will begin Thursday, October 15. We need at least 100 pilots, preferably 400+… the more people who show up, the better.
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Test schedule:

Thursday [October 15] @ 17:00 GMT -- Finished
Thursday [October 29] @ 17:00 GMT -- Finished
Friday [October 30] @ 17:00 GMT -- Finished
Thursday [November 12] @ 17:00 GMT -- Finished
Thursday [November 19] @ 17:00 GMT -- Fleet Finder test
Thursday [November 27] @ 17:00 GMT -- Final Mass-test before Dominion release! Note: This test was postponed one day and will take place on November 27 instead of November 26.

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How to connect to Singularity for this test:

  • Make a copy of the current Tranquility (TQ) client

  • Visit the Sisi patch page.

  • Patch the copied client to the Singularity build

  • Login to the singularity test server

  • Join the in-game channel "FleetTesting"

  • Disable brackets | Read here if you're not sure how

  • Listen for instructions and ask questions in-channel


What exactly is being tested?

Standard Mass-Test:

  • First part of the test will focus on Fleet vs. Fleet open combat

  • Second we will move the engagement to a Starbase-siege (POS)

  • You should pay attention to your FPS (use ctrl+f to view in-game)

  • Anyone able to use multiple accounts is strongly encouraged to bring your alts!

  • CCP staff and ISD will be on hand prior to the test to help move players to the starting location

  • Don't forget to fill out the feedback thread after the test:
    http://www.eveonline.com/ingameboard.asp?a=topic&threadID=1197490



Fleet Finder test:

  • We will create many different fleets

  • We will then create a series of fleet 'ads' (i.e. use Fleet Finder)

  • We will then test looting and salvaging NPCs and recording of loot in fleets

  • You should pay attention to your FPS (use ctrl+f to view in-game)

  • Anyone able to use multiple accounts is strongly encouraged to bring your alts!

  • CCP staff and ISD will be on hand prior to the test to help move players to the starting location

  • Don't forget to fill out the feedback thread after the test:
    http://www.eveonline.com/ingameboard.asp?a=topic&threadID=1197490



What should I bring?

  • For the fleet portions of testing, bring a fleet-setup BS or smaller.

  • For the POS siege, bring a dread or anti-POS fit ship.

  • Use drones!

  • Give weapon linking a try

  • Spider tanks 4tw



C4rnag3
nemo nobis impune lacessit
Posted - 2009.10.12 14:26:00 - [2]
 

so, business as usual.

Chribba
Otherworld Enterprises
Otherworld Empire
Posted - 2009.10.12 14:32:00 - [3]
 

nom nom yum yum

Myleena
Posted - 2009.10.12 14:38:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: Chribba
nom nom yum yum


I read that while the image of spiders was still in my subconscious.

It wasn't good.

ElTimmie
Posted - 2009.10.12 15:07:00 - [5]
 

Friday the 17th is prolly Friday the 16th ? Shocked

Sleepkevert
Amarr
Rionnag Alba
Triumvirate.
Posted - 2009.10.12 15:56:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: Chribba
nom nom yum yum
You really just post for the sake of getting your postcount up, don't you?

Originally by: ElTimmie
Friday the 17th is prolly Friday the 16th ? Shocked
Indeed, little mistake there.

Batolemaeus
Caldari
Free-Space-Ranger
Morsus Mihi
Posted - 2009.10.12 16:33:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: CCP Tanis

  • Spider tanks 4tw




  • Yessir!

    Wrexia
    Russian SOBR
    SOLAR FLEET
    Posted - 2009.10.12 16:39:00 - [8]
     

    So whos FC'ing?

    Koro Sarum
    Amarr
    Dreddit
    Test Alliance Please Ignore
    Posted - 2009.10.12 17:06:00 - [9]
     

    Originally by: Wrexia
    So whos FC'ing?



    Dibs!

    CCP Tanis

    Posted - 2009.10.12 17:16:00 - [10]
     

    An issue has been found on the test server which may force us to postpone the mass-testing. We are hoping to have things sorted out in time, but we may need to re-schedule the tests for next week or later.

    I will update this thread with more information as soon as I have it.

    Crying Reaper
    Gallente
    Tiny Fleet
    Posted - 2009.10.12 17:25:00 - [11]
     

    I'm diffidently down for this. Just stick me in a squad member spot and let me shoot my lazors!! lol

    Ivanna Nuke
    Gallente
    Holders Of The Cowbell
    Posted - 2009.10.12 19:31:00 - [12]
     

    I shall be there also.

    Tuskar
    Posted - 2009.10.12 21:42:00 - [13]
     

    Do we get all lvl5 skills again?

    Fournone
    Posted - 2009.10.12 21:52:00 - [14]
     

    Edited by: Fournone on 12/10/2009 22:07:48
    i guess the answer to tiskar's question will answer this to. Since im fairly new to EVE and still working on my cruisers, i was wondering about smaller ships becuase you said to bring BS and cap ships. Also, will we be provided with ships if we don't have the skills for larger vessels? (btw i've never been on the test server but i've seen vids on youtube on how to get on it)

    Blane Xero
    Amarr
    The Firestorm Cartel
    Posted - 2009.10.12 22:10:00 - [15]
     

    Originally by: Tuskar
    Do we get all lvl5 skills again?
    No. Hell no. Never again. It was a complete mess and too many kids interpreted it as a "Free for all fun day do what you want the rules don't apply".

    Wacoede
    Amarr
    Swag Co.
    Sandbox Bullies
    Posted - 2009.10.12 22:48:00 - [16]
     

    Originally by: Fournone
    Edited by: Fournone on 12/10/2009 22:07:48
    i guess the answer to tiskar's question will answer this to. Since im fairly new to EVE and still working on my cruisers, i was wondering about smaller ships becuase you said to bring BS and cap ships. Also, will we be provided with ships if we don't have the skills for larger vessels? (btw i've never been on the test server but i've seen vids on youtube on how to get on it)


    while you can't fly BS's or above all size ships are needed in fleet fights so bring what you can

    Le Dentiste
    Caldari Provisions
    Posted - 2009.10.12 23:06:00 - [17]
     

    The more the merrier!

    Fournone
    Posted - 2009.10.13 00:27:00 - [18]
     

    another question, will we get new ships if we get killed? im not going to just hop merrily into a +50 vs +50 PvP smackdown unless i get my ship back after theres nothing left but scrap metal and frozen corpses

    Draco Argen
    Posted - 2009.10.13 00:40:00 - [19]
     

    A POS bash? No new Sov system testing? *Sniff*
    Also to the person asking about ship replacement...this is on the test server, new ships cost 100isk only at seeded stations (plus mods) Laughing

    Buy and fit a few if you want to keep coming back Twisted Evil

    Guillieme Lohran
    Posted - 2009.10.13 01:23:00 - [20]
     

    Sweet! Hopefully it will be possible to actually log on this time.

    Zaknussem
    Everybody Loves Donuts
    Posted - 2009.10.13 01:25:00 - [21]
     

    Wait, you're actually having a full round of testing, more than a month in advance of the announced release date? Shocked

    Someone pinch me, this must be a dream. Good job, CCP. Very Happy

    Originally by: CCP Tanis
    An issue has been found on the test server which may force us to postpone the mass-testing. We are hoping to have things sorted out in time, but we may need to re-schedule the tests for next week or later.


    One complaint I keep hearing about SiSi is that it's using...how to put it...sub-par hardware to keep it up and running. Conspiracy theorists claim that a trio of a ZX Spectrum, an Atari 2600 and a wooden abacus are keeping the server going. Are there plans to either upgrade or temporarily reinforce the test server during this round of testing?

    Seichen Sanyalo
    Posted - 2009.10.13 03:37:00 - [22]
     

    Any chance that logging in might take minutes rather than hours? I waited like 2 hours to test the cap ship thing. Course it was worth it, but it might help numbers if logging in wasnt a pain.

    Also, (off topic) why do cap ships warp sideways?

    Blane Xero
    Amarr
    The Firestorm Cartel
    Posted - 2009.10.13 04:16:00 - [23]
     

    Originally by: Seichen Sanyalo
    Any chance that logging in might take minutes rather than hours? I waited like 2 hours to test the cap ship thing. Course it was worth it, but it might help numbers if logging in wasnt a pain.

    Also, (off topic) why do cap ships warp sideways?
    For luls. Also due to programming restrictions and the way Aligning is done.

    Tenn soki
    Gallente
    Multiplex Gaming
    SpaceMonkey's Alliance
    Posted - 2009.10.13 06:40:00 - [24]
     

    I'll be there, just tell me where to go and what to do and it will be done!

    By Your Command!
    Cool

    Tian Nu
    Ministry of War
    Posted - 2009.10.13 09:24:00 - [25]
     

    I love the test but this time It was FAIL, first can’t connect in like 18h on the 9th then redeem cap in FD to found out once in game that is closed down.

    Try to organize thinks better CCP that one was not so good.Confused

    Cheers to the ppl that actually could participate… but some time I wonder if is good to give moms to ppl that doing know what the mom is… hitting DD just is not what mom is made forLaughing

    Spurty
    Caldari
    V0LTA
    VOLTA Corp
    Posted - 2009.10.13 11:32:00 - [26]
     

    Respecfully request you man the MOVEME channel 23/7 during these tests.

    Hours of wasted time spent logging in plus another 45 mins autopiloting a shuttle to FD- doesn't make fio a happy tester

    Should be a CSM requirement to man the moveme channel for an hour a day :)

    lylaal
    Caldari
    Posted - 2009.10.13 11:40:00 - [27]
     

    Originally by: Spurty
    Respecfully request you man the MOVEME channel 23/7 during these tests.

    Hours of wasted time spent logging in plus another 45 mins autopiloting a shuttle to FD- doesn't make fio a happy tester

    Should be a CSM requirement to man the moveme channel for an hour a day :)



    you could set a clone to one of your academy clone spots and then it wont be 45 mins ap trip :)
    but its still a valid point you make here.

    Pheon Silver
    Posted - 2009.10.13 12:07:00 - [28]
     

    This ought to be interesting,

    Of course it would help if SISI was running lol still not accepting connections after 3 days of it being offline.


    CCP Tanis

    Posted - 2009.10.13 13:37:00 - [29]
     

    We've sorted the issues with Singularity and are now back on schedule!

    Rest assured folks; Singularity will be available and open in time for the test.

    Don't forget to grab a copy of the SiSi client at least half an hour ahead of time to ensure you can be ready on time and don't miss any of the fun :)

    Ferdio Ricotez
    Gallente
    Posted - 2009.10.13 13:53:00 - [30]
     

    Uh... Do we have to be in a Battleship or stuff?

    I can't fly anything bigger than a Cruiser (and I can only fly a Frigate well), but I'd really like to join in with the testing...


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