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CCP Tanis

Posted - 2009.07.30 19:40:00 - [1]
 

Howdy folks,

Apocrypha 1.5 is just around the corner and it brings plenty of improvements and fixes 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 Wednesday, August 5. We need at least 100 pilots, preferably 400+ the more people who show up, the better.

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Test schedule:

Wednesday [August 5] @ 19:00 GMT --Special test of Factional Warfare
Tuesday [August 11] @ 18:00 GMT
Thursday [August 13] @ 18:30 GMT Delayed due to server issues.
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  • The Factional Warfare test will be in the Alparena system, 5 Jumps off FD-MLJ

  • The market is seeded with ships/modules/etc

  • People should be enrolled in FW

  • Bring whatever ship you like

  • Round one:
    Both gangs dish it out with the kSequencer disabled

  • Round two:
    Both gangs dish it out with the kSequencer enabled.

  • See here for info about the kSequencer and how to enable/disable it.


  • There are now two corporations for the FW test to which you can apply to. They both have an office in the station in the Alparena system where the test takes place.
    • FWGM Test Corp - for the Gallente/Minmatar block

    • FWAC Test Corp - for the Amarr/Caldari block



    _________________________________

    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

    • Listen for instructions and ask questions in-channel



    What exactly is being tested?


    • The first test will be of Factional warfare

    • The other tests will be split into two parts, the first part will focus on Fleet vs. Fleet open combat

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

    • The fleet/POS tests will be in the FD-MLJ system

    • 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 (links will be clearly posted at the end of the test!)



    What should I bring?

    [list]
  • You will want a Battleship, carrier, dread, or support ship

  • Fit drones!

  • Give weapon grouping a try

  • Spider tanks 4tw


Shigsy
NibbleTek
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2009.07.30 19:44:00 - [2]
 

Who's gonna fc YARRRR!!

Krystal Vernet
Minmatar
Posted - 2009.07.30 19:45:00 - [3]
 

Maybe I'm just really stupid for not knowing this, but what's weapon linking? >_>

Rhys Onasi
Posted - 2009.07.30 19:51:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: Krystal Vernet
Maybe I'm just really stupid for not knowing this, but what's weapon linking? >_>


Maybe you know it better as "weapon grouping."

You know, where you stack all identical weapons on your ship into one so you only have to click once to fire them all?

Istvaan Shogaatsu
Caldari
Guiding Hand Social Club
Posted - 2009.07.30 19:56:00 - [5]
 

Tanis: Will the utter suckage of the Legion versus other t3 ships be addressed in this patch?

Because it really, really sucks.

Her Self
Posted - 2009.07.30 19:57:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: Krystal Vernet
Maybe I'm just really stupid for not knowing this, but what's weapon linking? >_>


nah its not weapon grouping.
wiki:
"The secondary fire of the Link Gun allows you to 'link up' with other team-mates currently wielding a Link Gun. When doing this, your plasma will turn the colour of your team. The person who is being linked up will receive a power boost to their shots (about twice the damage) and their plasma turns yellow. The more people that link up to them, the more powerful their shots get."

so its a new feature of 1.5 release


5pinDizzy
Amarr
Pillow Fighters Inc
Posted - 2009.07.30 20:10:00 - [7]
 

I'll try and be there specifically for the faction warfare one. =D

Her Self : Beat me to it. Smile

Krystal Vernet
Minmatar
Posted - 2009.07.30 20:13:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: Her Self
Originally by: Krystal Vernet
Maybe I'm just really stupid for not knowing this, but what's weapon linking? >_>


nah its not weapon grouping.
wiki:
"The secondary fire of the Link Gun allows you to 'link up' with other team-mates currently wielding a Link Gun. When doing this, your plasma will turn the colour of your team. The person who is being linked up will receive a power boost to their shots (about twice the damage) and their plasma turns yellow. The more people that link up to them, the more powerful their shots get."

so its a new feature of 1.5 release

It's in the wiki? I just looked and I can't seem to find it. Can you link me to this, please?

Saint VII
Minmatar
Murientor Tribe
Posted - 2009.07.30 20:16:00 - [9]
 

Are there patch notes to peruse? Very Happy

Mashie Saldana
Minmatar
Veto Corp
Posted - 2009.07.30 20:32:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: Krystal Vernet
Originally by: Her Self
Originally by: Krystal Vernet
Maybe I'm just really stupid for not knowing this, but what's weapon linking? >_>


nah its not weapon grouping.
wiki:
"The secondary fire of the Link Gun allows you to 'link up' with other team-mates currently wielding a Link Gun. When doing this, your plasma will turn the colour of your team. The person who is being linked up will receive a power boost to their shots (about twice the damage) and their plasma turns yellow. The more people that link up to them, the more powerful their shots get."

so its a new feature of 1.5 release

It's in the wiki? I just looked and I can't seem to find it. Can you link me to this, please?

It's in the Wiki for Unreal Tournament, not EVE. Wink

Krystal Vernet
Minmatar
Posted - 2009.07.30 20:48:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Mashie Saldana
It's in the Wiki for Unreal Tournament, not EVE. Wink

I figured it was likely something like that, which is why I asked for the source.

So, it's weapon grouping with a different name then?

Gil Danastre
Amarr
JAF-CO Exploration
Posted - 2009.07.30 20:55:00 - [12]
 

Are we actually going to get preliminary patch notes, or will it be a "Get on the test server and guess what what the changes are" type situation.

Vrenth
Gallente
The Program
Controlled Chaos
Posted - 2009.07.30 21:38:00 - [13]
 

Originally by: Gil Danastre
Are we actually going to get preliminary patch notes, or will it be a "Get on the test server and guess what what the changes are" type situation.


Full/partial patch notes are rarely released on SiSi, as they leak to the public and people start to think everything in there is final. I wouldn't expect anything. Very Happy

Cat o'Ninetails
Caldari
Rancer Defence League
Posted - 2009.07.30 21:39:00 - [14]
 

can i bring my defencemobile?

x

fuze
Gallente
Quam Singulari
Posted - 2009.07.30 21:54:00 - [15]
 

Will there be cake?

baltec1
Posted - 2009.07.30 21:56:00 - [16]
 

I am totaly bringing a battle badger to thisTwisted Evil

Rawr Cristina
Caldari
Naqam
Posted - 2009.07.30 23:06:00 - [17]
 

should be fun

Saint VII
Minmatar
Murientor Tribe
Posted - 2009.07.31 00:20:00 - [18]
 

Originally by: Saint VII
Are there patch notes to peruse? Very Happy


Speaking of which.. it seems like clicking on "In Testing" under "Patch Notes" does not show you the patch we are testing, but actually the patch that is live right now. "In Development" has not been updated since 2008, either.

xXxSatsujinxXx
Whacky Waving Inflatable Flailing Arm Tubemen
Posted - 2009.07.31 00:28:00 - [19]
 

c u on teh battlefield YARRRR!!




(i always waned to do that!)

Zeba
Minmatar
Honourable East India Trading Company
Posted - 2009.07.31 03:29:00 - [20]
 

Will we get a new mirror for this major event?

Bestofworst Worstofbest
Caldari
Science and Trade Institute
Posted - 2009.07.31 04:02:00 - [21]
 

I still suck very much at even finding a step-by-step instruction for getting on there. Yes, I am paranoid as hell about screwing up my game and having to redownload it. I've had enough problems all summer.

Zeba
Minmatar
Honourable East India Trading Company
Posted - 2009.07.31 04:04:00 - [22]
 

Originally by: Bestofworst Worstofbest
I still suck very much at even finding a step-by-step instruction for getting on there. Yes, I am paranoid as hell about screwing up my game and having to redownload it. I've had enough problems all summer.


http://www.eveonline.com/ingameboard.asp?a=topic&threadID=1108193

Bestofworst Worstofbest
Caldari
Science and Trade Institute
Posted - 2009.07.31 04:09:00 - [23]
 

Originally by: Zeba
Originally by: Bestofworst Worstofbest
I still suck very much at even finding a step-by-step instruction for getting on there. Yes, I am paranoid as hell about screwing up my game and having to redownload it. I've had enough problems all summer.


http://www.eveonline.com/ingameboard.asp?a=topic&threadID=1108193
Just read it, for some reason I'm thick and it doesn't really help me.

I have nothing but the regular Eve. Do I have to make a new folder for the Test server, where do I have to put this folder, and do I just highlight the Eve fold and copy it.

Blane Xero
Amarr
The Firestorm Cartel
Posted - 2009.07.31 04:17:00 - [24]
 

Originally by: Bestofworst Worstofbest
Originally by: Zeba
Originally by: Bestofworst Worstofbest
I still suck very much at even finding a step-by-step instruction for getting on there. Yes, I am paranoid as hell about screwing up my game and having to redownload it. I've had enough problems all summer.


http://www.eveonline.com/ingameboard.asp?a=topic&threadID=1108193
Just read it, for some reason I'm thick and it doesn't really help me.

I have nothing but the regular Eve. Do I have to make a new folder for the Test server, where do I have to put this folder, and do I just highlight the Eve fold and copy it.


Step by Step

1. Copy your Entire contents of Eve Folder (Not the folder itself).
2. Create new Folder anywhere on your computer, call it what you want.
3. Paste entire contents into said newly created folder.
4. Find the latest TQ-Sisi patch on the website, download it and then run it. When prompted, point it to your NEW folder.
5. Create a shortcut to the new eve client you have (The eve.exe in the new folder)
6. Edit the Shortcut so that the "Target" field has /server:87.237.38.50 at the end (After "C:\Program Files (x86)\CCP\Evetest\eve.exe" [Note this is just an example]) so it should look like "C:\Program Files (x86)\CCP\evetest\eve.exe" /server:87.237.38.50 in full. The directory may be different depending on where you initialy made the new folder.

Bestofworst Worstofbest
Caldari
Science and Trade Institute
Posted - 2009.07.31 04:24:00 - [25]
 

Originally by: Blane Xero
Originally by: Bestofworst Worstofbest
Originally by: Zeba
Originally by: Bestofworst Worstofbest
I still suck very much at even finding a step-by-step instruction for getting on there. Yes, I am paranoid as hell about screwing up my game and having to redownload it. I've had enough problems all summer.


http://www.eveonline.com/ingameboard.asp?a=topic&threadID=1108193
Just read it, for some reason I'm thick and it doesn't really help me.

I have nothing but the regular Eve. Do I have to make a new folder for the Test server, where do I have to put this folder, and do I just highlight the Eve fold and copy it.


Step by Step

1. Copy your Entire contents of Eve Folder (Not the folder itself).
2. Create new Folder anywhere on your computer, call it what you want.
3. Paste entire contents into said newly created folder.
4. Find the latest TQ-Sisi patch on the website, download it and then run it. When prompted, point it to your NEW folder.
5. Create a shortcut to the new eve client you have (The eve.exe in the new folder)
6. Edit the Shortcut so that the "Target" field has /server:87.237.38.50 at the end (After "C:\Program Files (x86)\CCP\Evetest\eve.exe" [Note this is just an example]) so it should look like "C:\Program Files (x86)\CCP\evetest\eve.exe" /server:87.237.38.50 in full. The directory may be different depending on where you initialy made the new folder.
Thank you. And thank you Zeb for pointing me at the thread too (I read it before asking and it didn't make sense, but you tried to help too).

Zeba
Minmatar
Honourable East India Trading Company
Posted - 2009.07.31 04:32:00 - [26]
 

Np. I just read through the how to connect to the test server part too and I could have swore there was a set of steps like Blane posted so as to not mess up your primary install. ugh

Bestofworst Worstofbest
Caldari
Science and Trade Institute
Posted - 2009.07.31 04:39:00 - [27]
 

Originally by: Zeba
Np. I just read through the how to connect to the test server part too and I could have swore there was a set of steps like Blane posted so as to not mess up your primary install. ugh
Maybe Mitnal would have explained it better? Laughing

Oh and while copying the Eve Folder all I can think of is this.

And believe me, when I saw this thread the first thing I did was look for the sticky on how to install it.

Zeba
Minmatar
Honourable East India Trading Company
Posted - 2009.07.31 04:43:00 - [28]
 

Edited by: Zeba on 31/07/2009 04:43:24
Originally by: Bestofworst Worstofbest
Maybe Mitnal would have explained it better? Laughing

Oh and while copying the Eve Folder all I can think of is this.

And believe me, when I saw this thread the first thing I did was look for the sticky on how to install it.
Yeah Zym dropped the ball on that one. I can see it now on the first test day right after the event is over and the forums overlflow with 'wtf I can't connect to tq and I'm on a limited bandwith isp and now I gotta dl 2 gigs??!??!!!RAWR!!!Evil or Very MadEvil or Very MadEvil or Very Mad' poasts of DOOM.

Also xkcd ftw. Very Happy

Bestofworst Worstofbest
Caldari
Science and Trade Institute
Posted - 2009.07.31 04:45:00 - [29]
 

Originally by: Zeba
Edited by: Zeba on 31/07/2009 04:43:24
Originally by: Bestofworst Worstofbest
Maybe Mitnal would have explained it better? Laughing

Oh and while copying the Eve Folder all I can think of is this.

And believe me, when I saw this thread the first thing I did was look for the sticky on how to install it.
Yeah Zym dropped the ball on that one. I can see it now on the first test day right after the event is over and the forums overlflow with 'wtf I can't connect to tq and I'm on a limited bandwith isp and now I gotta dl 2 gigs??!??!!!RAWR!!!Evil or Very MadEvil or Very MadEvil or Very Mad' poasts of DOOM.

Also xkcd ftw. Very Happy
Heh yup. This all reminds me of the hassle I went through just to get Halo: CE to work. It would probably be easier if I do this more often, but sadly like many things that are important, there's almost never a chance to do it a lot to become accustomed.

Bestofworst Worstofbest
Caldari
Science and Trade Institute
Posted - 2009.07.31 04:55:00 - [30]
 

Anyone on I can currently chat with? If so contact me ingame as Bestofworst


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