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Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2003.06.03 09:58:00 - [1]

U mentioned many times that u don't have enough users on ur dev server to test patches. the problem i see is, that people pay for the game and they don't want to beta-test while paying 12€ per month. i guess this situation is understandable. I would suggest to offer something for spending time AND work on ur dev server.

offer could be:
- for a special amount of time spent on the dev-server, one month free playing on live-server

- special gifts like t-shirts, bags, etc ...

- or simple some special advantages on the live-server. such as: special skill +1, ISK or special items or ships.

special the last point costs u no money but may be helping other players to spend their time on dev server too.

(of couse i would prefer suggest No. 1, because testing is a job u are paid in real-life @ work)

Edited by: Conception on 03/06/2003 09:59:35

Aerin Osaa
Posted - 2003.06.03 14:10:00 - [2]

also, some kind of incentive on the dev server would be nice. I created a char on the dev server a few days ago, but since that char has no money or anything, i doubt i will play much on the dev server. If you were to offer armageddon style incentives to dev server players (only while on the dev server of course) then more people would go there.

Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2003.06.03 15:44:00 - [3]

i don't think that armageddon day prices would help devs to test balancing things. but as i know u can contact a game master on dev server and ask him for money, skills, ships ...

anyway .. atm too less ppl testing on the dev server .. why?? no need to...

would be nice to get a statment from dev's or any other involfed ppl ;)

Hazara Khan's Haphazard Bazaar
Posted - 2003.06.03 19:56:00 - [4]

How about making sure that the dev server DB state is refreshed from prod on a Friday, so that weekend players can run around Chaos on Saturday / Sunday, and do what they would have planned to do anyway - or what they just did. What better way to regression test than have players running deja vu sessions on the weekend?

Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2003.06.04 08:13:00 - [5]

it should be possible to boost a special dev server char to a special öpoint ( skills, ISK, location) in no-time. so u can say:

ah today i would like to have cruiser skill and 20 millions. then u fly an buy the cruiser and test it against npc pirates or players.

but this includes a special interface and that's another wasted time... maybe made the GM panel avail (or at least parts of them??)

but so u can test various things.


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