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Obsidian Hawk
RONA Corporation
RONA Directorate
Posted - 2010.07.12 22:57:00 - [1]
 

Hey I know we always need people for a mass test but sometimes the numbers lack. So how about this, if we can get 500+ people for 3 mass tests, The dev staff has to take a group photo with all of them wearing traditional tartans.

Or better yet, singing HTFU permaband while wearing traditional tartans. You would get a ton of testers just for the opprotunity to see this.

Aiwha
Caldari
101st Space Marine Force
Nulli Secunda
Posted - 2010.07.12 22:58:00 - [2]
 

Tartan is showing up as a pattern for me...


If you mean kilt?


I would pay to see shadow in a kilt.

Xyla Kador
Posted - 2010.07.12 23:04:00 - [3]
 

nah u need game incentives or something

as to what these are or how'd work is up to you guys

HFGL

Felix Esperium
Lysergic Distortions Research and Development
Posted - 2010.07.12 23:04:00 - [4]
 

google is telling me tartan is a cloth pattern that looks very much like plaid to me.

I don't even know what is happening here.

Bilko Bobski
Gallente
Posted - 2010.07.12 23:10:00 - [5]
 

Tartan is a woven pattern; most tartans come from Scottish clans, and are accredited to a specific clan (so all from the same clan would wear the same). As far as I know there really haven't been any icelandic traditional tartans; but if somebody knows otherwise please let me know.
Also, were you meaning kilts, not tartan? If so the same really applies - as far as I know kilts aren't Icelandic dress.

But yeh, tartan is just a weave pattern - trust me, I'm Scottish.

bongono
Posted - 2010.07.12 23:45:00 - [6]
 

Why should I do QA for something I have to pay for.

Give me 1 month free and out of that month I would spend 3 days of them doing some QA, deal?

Tartan sauce is the awesome sauce!

Obsidian Hawk
RONA Corporation
RONA Directorate
Posted - 2010.07.12 23:59:00 - [7]
 

Yeah sorry meant kilt. Still! Would be funny.

Judge LearnedHand
Posted - 2010.07.13 01:03:00 - [8]
 

I would do QA in return for SP disbursement but I didn't know there was a problem getting enough pilots for mass testing.

FireT
Gallente
Royal Advanced Industries
Imperial Crimson Legion
Posted - 2010.07.13 01:06:00 - [9]
 

Random question, that is related to it:

How do you join the test server?

NatteFrost85
Ministry of War
Posted - 2010.07.13 02:24:00 - [10]
 

make it alot easyer to get to sisi and more ppl will join on the tests.

TheTravler
Posted - 2010.07.13 02:27:00 - [11]
 

why not give us SP for helping them with the mass test. Say, a days worth of SP?

Felix Esperium
Lysergic Distortions Research and Development
Posted - 2010.07.13 02:31:00 - [12]
 

Originally by: NatteFrost85
make it a lot easier to get to sisi and more people will join on the tests.


speaking from experience, I have wanted to log on sisi before but couldn't be bothered to figure out how. If it was a built in option to be able to log on from the normal client I think more people would check it out.

Ioci
Gallente
Space Mermaids
Posted - 2010.07.13 02:38:00 - [13]
 

Put 5 Avatars in my Assets. They can have 4 to test with. I want one for my own use.

Tell me when to be there.

Obsidian Hawk
RONA Corporation
RONA Directorate
Posted - 2010.07.13 02:55:00 - [14]
 

There is a walkthrough for connecting to the test server in the test server feedback forum.


Next - why isnt it shared with the tq client?

SiSi is an experimental server with experimental serverside and client side patches. If you were to use the same client, you would not be able to log into TQ So to avoid killing your main eve and functions they have you make a copy of your eve folder to avoid that issue.

Reimbursement - you dont need sp seriously 1 hour out of yoru day is not worth 1 days worth of sp or a ton of isk, how ever if you have the skills, they do hand out faction ships to play with and if you join the testing alliance you can get super caps to play around in.

Most important this is for our benifit, and if you read the dev blogs they have been fixing a good portion of the client side stuff and are continuing to work on that and server side stuff to kill the lag.

X up for the raid against lag!

Ai Mei
Starfish Operating Syndicate
Posted - 2010.07.13 06:28:00 - [15]
 

Heh, the CCP dev staff in kilts, it could be funny, maybe force Nathan to show up to work dressed as a viking the entire day and hold a meeting dressed as a viking.

Darth Vapour
Posted - 2010.07.13 06:51:00 - [16]
 

A working autopatcher plus a manned moveme (or that awesome movemebot) channel would work best. At the moment you need a third party site to find the correct patch most of the time.

Pikkuhukka
Caldari
Perkone
Posted - 2010.07.13 08:30:00 - [17]
 

Edited by: Pikkuhukka on 13/07/2010 08:34:21
if i were to gain something tangible from it

no, better stability on fleet fights is not enough i want something :

INSTANT GRATIFICATION


Mixed Signals
Caldari
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2010.07.13 08:44:00 - [18]
 

Still waiting on test server account activation tbh :P

Verrenici
Posted - 2010.07.13 08:46:00 - [19]
 

Maybe they could make the server lag really really badly during fleet fights? I mean such horrible lag that people affected would lose ships, or even be unable to load grids!

For serious: **** 'em. They don't want to log in? Don't bother. Let them moan on the forums, none of them have enough going on in their lives to fill the 12 hour a day hole quitting eve would leave.

Jint Hikaru
OffWorld Exploration Inc
Posted - 2010.07.13 08:46:00 - [20]
 

I like the idea of having the devs post a fun pic or something if they get the people they need for the masstest.

To all the people saying, I want SPs if I help with thesting, I say to you....

If the only reason you would do it is for free Sillpoints, then you are really not the people that CCP are looking for.

If CCP offer SPs for testing attendance, then all they are going to get is a testserver full of AFK minmaxers.

Hanneshannes
Posted - 2010.07.13 08:49:00 - [21]
 

Originally by: Jint Hikaru
I like the idea of having the devs post a fun pic or something if they get the people they need for the masstest.

To all the people saying, I want SPs if I help with thesting, I say to you....

If the only reason you would do it is for free Sillpoints, then you are really not the people that CCP are looking for.

If CCP offer SPs for testing attendance, then all they are going to get is a testserver full of AFK minmaxers.


And atm, we have a normal server full of AFK people (at least when two larger fleets meet).

I too wont consider coming unless I get smth in return. The promise of less lag during fleet fights is all nice and shiny but CCP kinda promised that for 3 years and all they did was release Dominion, which made it worse.

Ran Khanon
Amarr
Swords Horses and Heavy Metal
Posted - 2010.07.13 08:52:00 - [22]
 

Truly sorry but as a not by lag affected, yet avaricious player, I will participate only if I'm offered shineys of some kind Cool




TriIIian
Posted - 2010.07.13 09:16:00 - [23]
 

Easy. tell people about it. Send a mail out asking people to join Sisi and be there at a certin time on a certin date. Easy. Theres just not enough information given to players about whats going on in Eve. not just sis but everything.

Saartje Sarel
Posted - 2010.07.13 09:32:00 - [24]
 

Want more people to use SISi? Make it simpler to connect.
Nobody wants to bugger about with instructions. Double click n go.

Chesty McJubblies
Gallente
Center for Advanced Studies
Posted - 2010.07.13 10:39:00 - [25]
 

Originally by: Mixed Signals
Still waiting on test server account activation tbh :P


Since when was this necessary?

Amerilia
Posted - 2010.07.13 10:42:00 - [26]
 

I am a (high-sec) station spinner, how can I help?

Libin Herobi
Posted - 2010.07.13 10:56:00 - [27]
 

Originally by: Obsidian Hawk
Hey I know we always need people for a mass test but sometimes the numbers lack. So how about this, if we can get 500+ people for 3 mass tests, The dev staff has to take a group photo with all of them wearing traditional tartans.

Or better yet, singing HTFU permaband while wearing traditional tartans. You would get a ton of testers just for the opprotunity to see this.


Who the **** cares about that?
Don't you find enough pictures of men in kilts on the internet to satisfy your needs?

But here's a different proposal that could encourage people to go to the tests:
  1. Announce exactly one issue that will be tested

  2. Deliver a thorough follow-up on the test-resulst (not just a lol average FPS was 13.4)

  3. Deliver a patch the improves this one specific issue on the production system within a reasonable time-frame (let's say 1 month?)


By one issue I don't mean "Lag" that's not a issue you can actually work on.
Something like "traffic control", "drones VS POS tower", "crazy catalyst", "tractor beam confusion", etc.

Best way to make people have faith is always "predict and deliver".
But I guess that's too close to the "polish patrol team" the CSM suggested and thus we won't see that.

RatKnight1
Gallente
Mahdi Followers
Posted - 2010.07.13 11:02:00 - [28]
 

How about something like "You participated in a 1 hour test on Singularity, for spending that time helping improve the game here is X amount of X" Say game time, or SP, or ISK. Some real incentive to participate, and sort of a "thank you" for helping us find bugs.

Just saying :)

Tarasina
Posted - 2010.07.13 11:24:00 - [29]
 

Sorry, I don't work for free, I'm no slave.

Geralden
Posted - 2010.07.13 11:43:00 - [30]
 

I have been on testserver a few times... but...


1) it's a struggle to make it to work
2) theres NO autopatcher that works, so you often has to download a whole new build.

For the above resons, i'd rather play EVE on the REAL server, instead of wasting a full day in order to set up a test build, that MAY work for a week... then you'll need to do it all over.

That the skills are a month or 5 behind, really doesnt help the situation. What I could use the test server for, is how to fit a ship i just trained for. That option is not available.

If CCP expect the regular players to visit test or help in a mass test, FIX the above, and there'll be more than 40 ppl on that server.


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