Design Notes

Play by Play

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AdventureQuest 3D Alpha was a SUCCESS!!!

CHECK BACK TOMORROW for a full post and review of what happened during testing!
 

(The button will turn red when testing is back online)
 

This was Alpha Test #.002 for our new in-browser, 3D, massively multiplayer game... AdventureQuest 3D: Legend of LORE! Follow the "Play by Play" as I give you behind the scenes news and blunders as we lead up to this certainly over-hyped and likely server crashing event! Click read more to get the FULL DETAILS of the Alpha Test.

 
 
50peopleperroom.png(50 people per map test... "The lag was glorious")
 
 
 
UPDATE

Thank you to everyone who helped (and tried helping) to test. We collected a log of error data and will be working hard to make the game playable by everyone... solving the pink screen, blue screen, and lag issues. One thing everyone is agreeing on... this test was a huge success and this game has incredible potential!

9:00pm

Server Shutdown with an epic countdown to "BATTLE ON!"

8:00pm

We did not crash the server, but we spiked lag so hard chat & combat actions were delayed over a minute! On a positive note, 50 players held up better on screen. This was an important part of tonight's test. See, thwn 50 people are in the room... you need to send what is happening to all 50 players. So if you swing a sword, all 50 players need to know you are swinging your sword. Imagine in your head, all 50 of those people broadcasting everything their do to each of the other 50 people continiously. As I write this there are over 500,000 messages jammed up on the server. We can solve this -- it is a pretty challenging and fun project. We are going to restart the server at 10 people per room, then leave the ALPHA TEST up until 9pm EST.

7:49pm

100 people per room was WAAAAAAY too much. (using 3.0GB+ of RAM) Dropping it down to 50. Server restarting.

7:38pm

Preparing for the "100 Person per Room" Test! NOTE: Player vs Player combat is enabled... it is going to be a bloodbath. Hope you brought your rubberducky!

6:38pm

Server restart - Applying Patch to fix Monster attacks & Combat

6:10pm

Large number of repeating errors - REPORT BUGS!

  • "INVALID INPUTS" - Your username or pass has characters in it that are not allowed. Please report a bug so we can change our login to allow your name. (like a "-" )
  • Blue Screen Bug - we are still working on this one
  • Unity Crash - Probably related to the former bug.
  • Laggy - There are two types of lag. Graphics lag and server lag. When reporting bugs, make sure you explain which type it is.

 

6:01pm 480 players online in the first minute.
6:00pm AdventureQuest 3D: Legend of LORE Alpha Test .001 is LIVE! AlphaKnights, report in... it is time for you to get to work!
5:47pm WE HAVE A FIX!!!! Preparing for Alpha Test launch.  Upl;oading new engine to CDN. Estimated time to distribute... 15 minutes.
5:30pm If you have never been part of an Alpha Test before -- you are experiencing it right now. It takes an unusualy large amount of patience and guts. Still have what it takes? The problem escalated, and we are experiencing what is being called "The Blue Screen Bug" and the "Blue Flame Bug" which is likely resulting from something failing to load off the CDN or something in the game loader itself that is failing. The game is failing to load. Due to the severity of this bug we need to give the team time to fix it. We still intend on testing tonight! Check back at 6pm for a detailed update.
5:00pm Well, there is an issue with the CDN that results in a 90% chance you will blue flame and crash on your first load. But the second load seems to work fine. What do you say we just launch and see what happens? (Minimal and Zhoom are looking at the code and seeing if it is somethign we can fix in 20 minutes. If not -- we will just launch and you will know your duty is to survive the first crash and relog in! GO ALPHA!)
4:50pm Everything appears to be working... the team is doing a final walkthrough, then after addressing any issues, we will begin ALPHA TEST .002!
4:30pm We are still waiting on our files to spread around the internet. As soon as everything is loading we will flip the switch and that gray button will turn red! Your mission: Is just to run around and fight stuff. Try to make it to level 2. If you are really ambitious... get some friends and try to go through the cave. The sneakily hidden monster at the end is incredibly powerful now has the Blinding Light of Destiny, and at least 2 other epic looking pieces of gear.
4:00pm We are almost ready for the AQ3D:Legend of LORE alpha test to begin. The CDN is taking a while to update, so the launch window is somewhere between 4:30pm and 5:30pm. I will be updating you every 15ish minutes on our progress!
3:30pm Awesome! We are almost set, so Zhoom is moving the files to the CDN. Huh? What is a CDN!? Glad you asked! CDN stands for "Content Delivery Network." Instead of pulling the gigantic 3D files from our servers (which as you may recall, resulted in the entire game network crashing during our LAST test) we place the files on servers scattered across the internet, all over the world. Whenever you go to load the game, it will download the files from a server near you. This means it will be faster for you (and less crashy for us.) That being said, the files are still huge and the limits of your patience and santity will be tested like some cruel cthulian study conducted by H.P. Lovecraft and GlaDOS.
3:15pm Woah, apparently we actually do have an Artix Entertainment board on Pintrest! For the record, I am dissapointed in how quickly they patched this bug. We should demand Alpha Gansta Hat Style back in as a feature.
3:00pm About 1 hour and 30 minutes until showtime... on schedule the shower of never ending horrific bugs have begun to pour in. On an unrelated topic, we are turning a helm related bug to a new "feature" direction for the fashion industry. We call it "Alpha Gansta Hat Style" -- we are sure it will catch on and become huge at Macy's, Hot Topic and all of the major MMOs will be doing it by 2014. If you are bored out of your mind waiting, take pictures of yourself wearing your favorite real life head gear Alpha Gansta Hat Style... Beleen! Get your Pintrest board ready!

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Taken 5 minutes ago. "Alpha Gansta Hat Style"

2:15pm The team grouped up and entered the cave with the intent of slaying Rocky BaBoulder... we hope you have better luck than we did! Meanwhile, Minimal added support for the "TAB" key. You can now target nearby enemies with the tab key. Xero updated the skeleton with new art. All of the item drops for this test have been added to the monsters and.. OMG! I forgot to add the descriptions *runs off*
2:00pm A lot of people ask, "What is Alpha Testing Like?" It is not like testing a mostly completed game. It is a lot more like this video of Cysero, Samba and I loading in without hair and shooting magical particles from our nether regions and then singing about it.
12:45pm Johnny G, frmo the TV show "Hulk Hogans Micro Championship Wrestling" stopped by the lab yesterday. He was at the Arnold Classic 2013 and brought us a bunch of T-shirts. As you can see, we have a few left if you want to stop by and claim yours. The Micro Championship Wrestling crew will be putting on shows at the upcoming convention MegaCon in Orlando, FL in two weeks. They will have a ring setup right in the hall! I jokingly asked if I could Wrestle, or manage one of his Wrestlers. Johnny said sure. OMG! Someone get Chairman Platinum to show up!!!!!
12:30pm We are going to be doing TWO major tests tonight. The first test will allow 10 people in each town. The second test will put... 100 people in each town. Because how are we going to do "100 Man Raids" without 100 people in the map?
12:00pm So, Bay Area News 9 suddenly appeared in our building. We honestly do not know why. They are taking the elevator to us in a little bit... O_O. Meanwhile, items are being added to monsters. You will initially log in without a weapon, so the first thing you should do is click on the "Alpha Shop" and get the DragonFable sword for 0 gold. For the record, our rock monster, Rocky... HITS HARD! His bigger, tougher, brother, lives in the back of the cave and is rumored to have the Blinding Light of Destiny. (Albiet, it is slowly disintigrating and will crumble to dust just before the next major test release.)
11:30am Zhoom & Minimal are currently merging the latest code together. Cross your fingers that nothing breaks! Yergen is adding weapon drops to the
11:15am Roll call! Minimal, Zhoom, Yergen, Xero, Samba, Thyton, Llussion, Tamarann, Swolicus & Artix reporting for duty.
Previously Minimal was up all night fixing the remaining "known" game-breaking and show stopping bugs! As many of you know, Minimal created the new multiplayer server from scratch. Whilst the artist normally get all of the attention and praise, do not forget to tip your hat/helm to the game designer/programmer who is doing all the work under the hood. He will also be the one fixing all of the bugs and errors you encounter during todays test. Go Minimal, go!
 
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ichigo
ichigo: sweet when will the sever be up
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Twi_
Twi_: Ooh, this is exciting. Always great when you guys make a new game. Definitely looking forward to this.
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ichigo
ichigo: same here twi
Dangoni
Dangoni: xD
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Etheldred
Etheldred: Go Minamal GO!!! Testing AQ3D tonight can be my 2 day-early birthday present from you guys! ^_^
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flamewind
flamewind: Do we need to refresh constantly or the button will update automatically?
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Xervos
Xervos: Is it possible you can give us updates on Twitter or FaceBook? Because time is a key value in this first test.
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lord wexoz
lord wexoz: WoW This Rocks :D
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MP
MP: So it'll start 9.30pm GMT?
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MP
MP: It's a sneak peak, a pre-releasse, a test to see if everythings okay with the game before release. I can't explain it any better.
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Elelir
Elelir: think you've done a pretty good job of explaining that, and patiently too. really. you might get it translated into other player languages, but don't change a thing otherwise.
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kartron
kartron: well even thought this is a test i can wait patiently for the final game release :)
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Kvasir
Kvasir: You could post screenshots of things crashing! Or just abolish the word "game" and only refer to everything as a "test". Anyway i don't think you have to worry about that, you've always made it pretty clear in my opinion. Unless Someone thinks "Alpha Test" is the name of the game you should be ok!
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Ash_Firebade
Ash_Firebade: Cuz it's not a game:there is ton of bugs and it's only a test to see if it works.exemple:We have maths test for the teacher to see if we know our lessons.We test a game to see if it works.
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alphaninja
alphaninja: hey artix i hope the alpha testing is fun cause i haven't been tested only one time the beta test
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BobbyMe?
BobbyMe?: Come on turn red turn red.
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BobbyMe?
BobbyMe?: An Alpha test is..Just a test.A lot of bugs,not a full game and not everyone can log in.In a game release there is the full game,everyone can log in and there are less/no bugs.
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DeadHeart
DeadHeart: When will it turn red i have skool tmmre
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DeadHeart
DeadHeart: tmmrw*
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BobbyMe?
BobbyMe?: I saw the video on Facebook with Artix fighting that..rock?It look so awesome!Can't wait!
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Nexinus
Nexinus: Tell them it's a paid-user only before release test-like game session.
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BobbyMe?
BobbyMe?: I hope it will turn red in the next 2 hours.
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baculi
baculi: I SAW A VID OF ARTIX FIGHTING AGINST A GOLEM AND I HAVE ONLY ONE QUESTION WHY ARTIC CUD NOT MOVE TO DODGE HITS
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Theguy
Theguy: Can you log in if yu waste var in EpicDuel
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Dangoni
Dangoni: I can't wait :X
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Theguy
Theguy: Same here, wish i had the power to change time xD
Dangoni
Dangoni: XD
Artix
Artix: We are about 2 hours and 30 minutes away from show time... the dungeon in this test is quite a challenge!
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Kylestien
Kylestien: I place 5 waffles that if the servers do not go boom first someone will conquer it in ten minuites. Maybe 15-half a hour depending on tech difficulties, and that someone will get the BLoD before you. (Unless you have it already)
Kylestien
Kylestien: I place 5 waffles that if the servers do not go boom first someone will conquer it in ten minuites. Maybe 15-half a hour depending on tech difficulties, and that someone will get the BLoD before you. (Unless you have it already)
Theguy
Theguy: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHH MMMMMMMMMYYYYYYYYYYYYY GGGGGGGGOOOOOOOOOOOOOODDDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!! XDDDDDDDDDDD
Ash_Firebade
Ash_Firebade: Man,damn it I can't wait any longer!!!!SO HOLY CRAP PLEASE MAKE THIS BUTTON WORK!!!
BobbyMe?
BobbyMe?: I hope it will be opened in 2 hours and 25 minutes because I am from Romania and..It's almost a new day :D
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Dangoni
Dangoni: hmmm.. what time will be the test in Brazil? I think that will be the 18:30
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Tony
Tony: Can't to test it!
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drag9999
drag9999: do we get achievements when the beta test starts like on aqw? I mean hen the game has been finished.
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raveolot86
raveolot86: can't wait but will have to
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gijoe528
gijoe528: WOO HOOOOOOOO!!!!! This is going to be epic. I can't wait.
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Aius
Aius: how long will the testing last??
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Dragonmand
Dragonmand: i can't wait to test this game and maybe get Artix's blinding light of destiny axe erly in the game. it's gonna be AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!! :D
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gijoe528
gijoe528: I go by pacific time. So would that be like 7:30ish?
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Theguy
Theguy: CHAT WILL BE ENABLED?? :((((((
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Lyraxiana
Lyraxiana: Omg this is so exciting! I can't wait! I need to take out my energy on monster slaying. I'll be anxiously waiting in Adventure Quest if anyone needs me!
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gijoe528
gijoe528: Battle on!!!!!! Why won't it start already?
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sillf0x
sillf0x: Looking good!
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bgamer
bgamer: OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG must play must play
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ichigo
ichigo: i can,t wait
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GPBoy08
GPBoy08: Artix, you have no idea how long I have been waiting for this, I AM DIEIND
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GPBoy08
GPBoy08: Sorry about that typo, and I was going to end that sentence with a
GPBoy08
GPBoy08: Okay, I need to stop pressing the enter button; as I was saying,
GPBoy08
GPBoy08: OKAY I, FORCE OF HABIT HAS CAUSED ME TO CLICK THE ENTER BUTTON INSTEAD OF THE SPACEBAR TO GO TO NEXT LINE, I was going to say I was dieing to play this test because I missed the last one. Sorry about that.
Kvasir
Kvasir: i have a similar problem, my backspace is almost on top of my enter key... makes for some less than legible Skype conversations
Kvasir
Kvasir: Exactly how big are these files? You once mentioned that one model file was bigger than the client download. But in Mb roughly how big are we talking?
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ichigo
ichigo: who knows well i can wait for a other 3 moths
Shish
Shish: Last time I tried helping, my Mac laptop pretty much got killed. Walking in the game was next to impossible due to lag and my computer freezing. Hopefully this time everything will work fine,
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BobbyMe?
BobbyMe?: Between 4:30 and 5:30? :( I hoped it will launch at 4:30 because in Romania it will be already 23:30 :( I waited so long for nothing :(
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ichigo
ichigo: ik right
Loremaster
Loremaster: 4:20: Ebil Corp's ninjas have over run us!
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bgamer
bgamer: I have to use the restroom but I shall not go not today!
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Kurtorath
Kurtorath: How do i explain Alpha Tests. Pretty much like this: All you have is the bare minimum. It's barely a game. Anything that might go wrong, can and will. Your job, nay your duty, is to investigate all these problems and report them. Comments and input is preferred. And remember, nothing is final.
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jakemaster1390
jakemaster1390: That is the nature of the beast. I love Artix Entertainment games. tried another online game lately and it came nowhere near being able to hold my attention like you guys
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bgamer
bgamer: 1 MINUTE GAHHH
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Hyphen
Hyphen: I got a question, is there a way to change the name? Because I think I chose the wrong name ._.
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Loremaster
Loremaster: LOL, sorry people who do the "Pending" I just had to post that Ebil Corp thingy. (I see why it was denied)
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Dangoni
Dangoni: waiting ............
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ichigo
ichigo: come no i am dieng here
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BobbyMe?
BobbyMe?: How long is this gonna take?
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ichigo
ichigo: it needs to get online that we can kill 3d mobs
Dusknoir
Dusknoir: *puts on Newbie gear* o3o I am ready for the cave >:3
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DarkAngelzWraith
DarkAngelzWraith: is the BLOD disappear even if we get it or will it be an ultra alpha rare? :)
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Gryphon_
Gryphon_: "All items are slowly disintigrating and will crumble to dust prior to the next test." All means all.
ichigo
ichigo: ik right hehehehe like we get all of the epic wep and crap
BobbyMe?
BobbyMe?: I made it to 23:40 (Romanian Time) I can survive 30 minutes.Is it gonna take longer?
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Disemboler
Disemboler: I'm not minding the wait, got today off as a snow day.
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ichigo
ichigo: me and you both dude where you live i from ohio
Teleson
Teleson: :V
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QueenAria
QueenAria: gah all this waiting! Dx
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kitexy
kitexy: your clock might be wrong adminastrators
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Hyphen
Hyphen: I believe is gonna take another hour :(
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kitexy
kitexy: I was wondering why my comments wheren't showing up.
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Gjappy
Gjappy: Sorry, we 're so busy atm! but here they are :)
ichigo
ichigo: ............... why is it so hard to put the files on the site
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Loremaster
Loremaster: Ive got approximately 20 mins untill I need to go. I hope its out by then.
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ichigo
ichigo: lol cap size is lev 2 lol hey in like 5 fights or 3 quest we get lev 2 lol
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Golden God
Golden God: what site to go on?
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ichigo
ichigo: the button needs to go red
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Teleson
Teleson: XD I can feel my mind fading into frustration >:V calm down teleson, it'll be here soon
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Glenn
Glenn: *prepares a planetary devastation technique* Open the server
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Loremaster
Loremaster: Mega Glitch - Who ever checks the pending please note the www.ebilcrop.com has the Artix Entertainment thingy ("AE").
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Loremaster
Loremaster: Has the top of the page thingy (Head)
Vanitas
Vanitas: I am going to be up as long as I have been there to test. I'm waiting ;) Good luck!
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ichigo
ichigo: epic name from kh
Teleson
Teleson: Oh look, another xehanort XD i knew a guy from grand chase who had the same name
shawn78
shawn78: i can hardly wait
QueenAria
QueenAria: omg Kingdom Hearts! xD Awesome name Xehanort! lol
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ichigo
ichigo: ik right kingdom hearts and aqw is are my best game that i play
QueenAria
QueenAria: I'm currently refreshing like mad Dx
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ichigo
ichigo: i wonder why no class or firer water or lighting wep
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QueenAria
QueenAria: Well it IS still early in development ouo;;;
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ichigo
ichigo: i hate ebilcrop!
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Teleson
Teleson: :n 20 more minutes UGH
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Loremaster
Loremaster: NOOOOOOOOO 20 minutes, I must go :(
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jakemaster1390
jakemaster1390: Oh yeah. bring it on. as long as we can log on. not the first time I have had to survive one crash and then relog on to have it work properly
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MP
MP: I dont care too, I don't mind catching fire.
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QueenAria
QueenAria: As long as my comp doesn't crash I'm okay!
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bgamer
bgamer: I think we can all live with one relog
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Ajthehero
Ajthehero: OMG I been waiting
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Dusknoir
Dusknoir: Gjappy Spam those approval buttons, With your almighty Angels :o
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Gjappy
Gjappy: I have things to do besides this too. But sure *ANGEL MAGIC*
ichigo
ichigo: heheh what to be good or evil
ki-tu-se
ki-tu-se: I hope it's not gonna be delayed .. important updates always were :/ (herosmash was release with like 4hours late as i remember..)
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ki-tu-se
ki-tu-se: so.. you moderators didn't aproove my message for me saying something right.. how insulting
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Gjappy
Gjappy: What was it exactly? I see so much messages..
ki-tu-se
ki-tu-se: but this message was aprooved huh ?
Gjappy
Gjappy: I just approve all messages and delete the bad ones later.
Gjappy
Gjappy: and also the spammed messages.
ki-tu-se
ki-tu-se: nevermind, looks like this thing is all bugged, it's all appearing and disapearing like magic..
Gjappy
Gjappy: Angel magic!
BobbyMe?
BobbyMe?: We wont die from a crash.Just bring it on!
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Mr.Butter
Mr.Butter: I'm ready! Butter Trainz~
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ichigo
ichigo: bring it on!!!!
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BobbyMe?
BobbyMe?: I'm ready to face that Crash!
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BobbyMe?
BobbyMe?: Turn the button red,I will kill that Crash with one hit!
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ichigo
ichigo: we will kill the crash
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BobbyMe?
BobbyMe?: Yeah darkness,we will kill the crash!!Just turn the button red or bring me some paint and I will do it myself.
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ichigo
ichigo: there could be fixing it
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BobbyMe?
BobbyMe?: I waited for so long,a crash cannot destroy me!Just turn that button red!
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ichigo
ichigo: we ae the players and we kill it
BobbyMe?
BobbyMe?: Everyone loves red :D
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BobbyMe?
BobbyMe?: Darkness,distract Artix,I will paint the button.
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Loremaster
Loremaster: Please, turn the button on. I have literaly 2mins
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ki-tu-se
ki-tu-se: LOL!
ichigo
ichigo: same has me lore master
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BobbyMe?
BobbyMe?: Almost painted it.
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BobbyMe?
BobbyMe?: Oops.Wrong color.
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BobbyMe?
BobbyMe?: Losing so much time for a crash that everyone can face.
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Swag
Swag: HURRY UP MAN I CANT WAIT ANYLONGER!
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BobbyMe?
BobbyMe?: Come on a crash wont defeat us.
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Teleson
Teleson: The funniest thing is, so many ppl will log in at once, crashing the server
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Mewman
Mewman: how is that funny.
StarGazer
StarGazer: Omg I can't wait.
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BobbyMe?
BobbyMe?: It's almost 5:30.The time limit.Come on a crash wont kill us :(
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Theguy
Theguy: come on please i cant wait any longer is 22:25 in UK
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Taini
Taini: Lets do it! I've been excited about this all day, and no crash shall stop me. o:<
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Bunker Buster
Bunker Buster : Hey guys, let's play a game. How long do you think it will be before the button turns red?
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Mewman
Mewman: till we all die...
BobbyMe?
BobbyMe?: As soon as everything is loading we will flip the switch and that gray button will turn red! at 4:50 everything got loaded,now it's 5:27 and that button it's stil waiting to be painted.
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tigar1512
tigar1512: u.u cmon cmon cmon its 11:30 am here xD
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BobbyMe?
BobbyMe?: In RO it's 00:28..
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tigar1512
tigar1512: lawl Im mean 11:30 pm xD
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BobbyMe?
BobbyMe?: 5:29,1 minute left
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tigar1512
tigar1512: *sleeping at desk*
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BobbyMe?
BobbyMe?: 5:30 turn that button now :(
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Elelir
Elelir: o rar... i want supper. will you keep us forever waiting
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bgamer
bgamer: 5:30 not launched yet
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BobbyMe?
BobbyMe?: It's 5:30.Time limit reached :(
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Bunker Buster
Bunker Buster : It's 5:30 ._.
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tigar1512
tigar1512: lawl need to log out cya
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ichigo
ichigo: am so bored
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ichigo
ichigo: come on its 5:31
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BobbyMe?
BobbyMe?: 5:31
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jakemaster1390
jakemaster1390: OH I think it will be around 6 before we see the test
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ichigo
ichigo: you think
Z Man
Z Man: What time Central Time? The button is not red yet.
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BobbyMe?
BobbyMe?: Can't keep waiting,bye
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bgamer
bgamer: *cries*
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BobbyMe?
BobbyMe?: Just tell us,is it gonna be online now or should I leave?
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Gamma3
Gamma3: Taking so long
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BobbyMe?
BobbyMe?: Come on Artix just post something.
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Segrayne
Segrayne: come on
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QueenAria
QueenAria: Probably Jake ;n; Sadly And here I'm listening to the Kuroko no Basket ShadowLink fandub of 'Can Do' and it's getting me pumped ;A;
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ichigo
ichigo: ikr
Invalid
Invalid: Button is never gonna get red *cries*
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BobbyMe?
BobbyMe?: 5:32 please launch it you promised :(
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BobbyMe?
BobbyMe?: Check back at 6pm? Bye
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Bunker Buster
Bunker Buster : I wouldn't be surprised if the release is delayed for at least another 30 minutes.
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zablablukas
zablablukas: CMON ITS 00.33 HERE AND IM SLEEPY!!!
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BobbyMe?
BobbyMe?: Really gotta go
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BattleNoo
BattleNoo: Calm down, it's only been 3 minutes.
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jakemaster1390
jakemaster1390: I forget which game but there was one that I Had to wait until 12pm server time for them to release it due to the problems
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BobbyMe?
BobbyMe?: Just say something,is it gonna last longer?
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Invalid
Invalid: I'm disappointed :C
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bgamer
bgamer: ARTIX PLEASE MAN YOU SAID 4:30-5:30
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Dagon
Dagon: start it already,it is going to crash anyway
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bgamer
bgamer: at least post something
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Loremaster
Loremaster: This is awfull, you say 20 mins, I wait 34. Ive fallen out with my mum about this. Ive probably refreshed about 40 times.
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Exo_AE
Exo_AE: This is exciting
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bgamer
bgamer: ok artix as you wish but what time do you suppose it will launch
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Dragon_Slayer
Dragon_Slayer: Lets go and get the BLoD :D
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Lafbael
Lafbael: Geesh, let's try and make Hulk proud. Let's have a SMASHing success at breaking in this test!
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Gamma3
Gamma3: ok im fine with at 6 i must be pacient......spelled wrong
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redpanda2016
redpanda2016: im on homework now anyways so it is ok i guess if it takes a while. im in the middle of mocking jay. good book :)
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Gryphon_
Gryphon_: I know it says the time is "subject to change" but you would think they would tell us what's up.
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Exo_AE
Exo_AE: Can't wait.
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Jepoy
Jepoy: GGAAAAH!!!...
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ichigo
ichigo: plz turn the butten red plz
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Paleo\
Paleo\: /me trows a smoke grenade at the people in the secret lab, and paints the button red while theyr being distracted by the smoke.
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Jepoy
Jepoy: hahha
bgamer
bgamer: he said check back at six so artix entertainment fans if you are true to artix entertainment you wait till six and battleon!!!!!
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Jepoy
Jepoy: Im going to school... i think i may not be in the Alpha release...
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QueenAria
QueenAria: Gah. Now we have to wait till 6 for anymore info ;n;
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redpanda2016
redpanda2016: let them take their time guys :(
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Exo_AE
Exo_AE: Oh well. Check back later.
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bgamer
bgamer: 5:36 artix 5:36
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Elelir
Elelir: lol... antiochian time.
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Disemboler
Disemboler: Nooooooooooooo /tear
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ichigo
ichigo: yep
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Gamma3
Gamma3: Ummmmm Artix are we allowed to recored us playing this?
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Kvasir
Kvasir: probably, link him the video!
Gjappy
Gjappy: Tweet it to him on Twitter.
Jepoy
Jepoy: yeah.. your really allowed i think.. and advertise this on youtube?
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jakemaster1390
jakemaster1390: I knew it. I Knew it!!! Always near the end the bugs come out of the woodwork. I am so used to at least two hours wait past the said release time. Though It is worth the wait to be able to say that you were in on the ground floor.
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Gamma3
Gamma3: Oh ok :P
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ki-tu-se
ki-tu-se: as i said, never on time for major releases ^^'
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Gamma3
Gamma3: I hope you dont need to use the arrow keys because mine are broken
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Jepoy
Jepoy: i hope my laptop will be able to catch the lags.. ^_^
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jakemaster1390
jakemaster1390: Yay. the fix is being uploaded
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Paleo\
Paleo\: I will wait till the end of time, if thats what it takes to be in this test. As a true alpha knight, I State your name here, swears the alphaknight oat + to wait patient for the servers to be ready, And not to be disapointed by any delais.
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Dendy
Dendy: i still confused and i still remember what the inside of SUPER AWESOME CHEST =.=''
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thelightcrusader
thelightcrusader: i cant participate... i got plans...
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Gamma3
Gamma3: Oh....the lag i forgot about that....Artix realease it for the children
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gijoe528
gijoe528: Why, why this here gray button guy. May be redder someday better now he's just a bit shy.
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bgamer
bgamer: WE HAVE A FIX HALLELUJAH BLESS THE LORD
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QueenAria
QueenAria: Woo~ Just another 15 minutes *u*
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Gamma3
Gamma3: So...........will we meet artix?
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Gamma3
Gamma3: well in the game
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Bunker Buster
Bunker Buster : Yush :D
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ichigo
ichigo: lol sweet
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raveolot86
raveolot86: all most time
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bgamer
bgamer: All I have to say is Artix Entertainment Battleon! and I will wait till the ends of the earth if needed I am a true artix entertainment player and I will stick with you!!!!
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Gamma3
Gamma3: Artix.....Artix release it for all the children.....kittens........and people who arn't eating dinner just to play this
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Rollly
Rollly: OMG THE SUSPENSE!!! I think I now OFFICIALLY hate blue flames..... Who else agree's?
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bgamer
bgamer: ITS READY YEAH
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bgamer
bgamer: playing omg omg
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Bunker Buster
Bunker Buster : IT'S LIVE!!!
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Z Man
Z Man: I can not move, and on my second log in, I still blue flamed.
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TheAleks
TheAleks: Great the unity plugin keeps crashing..
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jakemaster1390
jakemaster1390: I got the blue screen
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Z Man
Z Man: Well, I have moved, still blue-flaming, but awesome graphics and free stuff!
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Z Man
Z Man: Fell through the world also.
Yergen
Yergen: For those getting the blue flame issue - try refreshing - and reload the game. ALSO make sure you have no other browser windows or tabs open.
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Lanfair
Lanfair: What happens if I delete my character?
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mlkk22
mlkk22: You cant delete letters when logging in or while talking in the chat. Also the rolling for the loot is not a good idead because theres like 30 people there
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Lanfair
Lanfair: If I delete my character can I create another?
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ichigo
ichigo: epic love the game but one deal youre spawn back in the first town what the deal
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Web Brancher
Web Brancher: For people getting the Blue Screen bug, it's definitely related to the in-game camera. Possibly by adding environment fade, it might fix the issue.
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Lyraxiana
Lyraxiana: I don't care how glitchy or buggy the servers are, this game is AWESOME! I really love it with all my heart <3
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Dragonmand
Dragonmand: now i have tested the game, i even got the blinding light of destiny! best AE game testing EVER!!!!!
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GoldsWorth
GoldsWorth: i hope we can use the alpha points to purchase exclusive classes only for alpha testers something called alpha warrior maybe idk?
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Rune_knight80
Rune_knight80: for some reason after the patch im dealing zero damage and i wish the that we can delete mistakes in chat also the game is missing the best part beinbg able to go everywhere and climb everything
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AQChronoCorruptor
AQChronoCorruptor: 100 person server crashed
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Vypie
Vypie: I have an important question. When I logged in, my character was already created. I didn't enter any character creation screen, and I could not choose the gender or anything. I got stuck to a male character, when for this particular character/name I actually wanted to try a female.
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Gjappy
Gjappy: You can only choose gender when you create a character. Like in AQWorlds, if you already created a character, the gender is permanent.
Vypie
Vypie: What happens to the character when deleted? can i still use the name "Vypie" on a newly made character? (female instead of male). Will it even matter, or we will in the future have to recreate the characters?
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Gjappy
Gjappy: Will forward the question.
MP
MP: Lagging big time and blue screen, when loaded. AGH!!!
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MP
MP: We diden't crash the server...
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MP
MP: Singing: Loading and loading and loading and loading...
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therealnightmarefang
therealnightmarefang: find a way to let us keep our items? XP
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Dendy
Dendy: BAD story abouth MOD
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Dendy
Dendy: dendyaryadi: how do i trade chat ? artix:..... minimal:.... see bad mod ? no one ASNWER IT EVEN MOD IS THAT CALLED MOD ? BETTER ME I JUST PLAYER BUT I HELPED NEWBIE AND MOD ? NOT HELPING
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Gjappy
Gjappy: There are no moderators for AQ3D yet, currently there are only dev's and testers.
MP
MP: This... Was... Epic!!!
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bgamer
bgamer: artix i got the Blod and tell minimal and zhoom they are amazing and have my respect (as do you) remember my name see you in the next test!
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Zapdroid
Zapdroid: Well, I got to play for 30 seconds before it crashed, I hope I still got alpha points!
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Zapdroid
Zapdroid: Well, I mean before the testing closed....
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raveolot86
raveolot86: EPIC love the game can't wait for it to fully come out and thx to all the AQ3D/AE for all the fun game/game's
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Zadck
Zadck: The test was AWESOME! Amazing work and amazing coding Minimal and Zhoom! I'm surprised how little crashing we actually had... this game is going to be amazing!
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Phoenixia Fira
Phoenixia Fira: That was a fun alpha test!! This game will be spectacular when it makes it out of the testing stages. But until then we shall "KEEP CALM AND BATTLEON!!" (This has become my new catchphrase...)
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Gamma3
Gamma3: That was.....awesome
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kuratowakiru
kuratowakiru: the alpha test was awesome. I have some suggestion/questions.
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kuratowakiru
kuratowakiru: sorry, didn't meant to hit reply, I just want to start a next line. Anyway, I was thinking of making the game having a combo system instead of spamming button like aqw. So for example, you unlock 5 skills, after you use those skill certain amount of time, you max those skills that you unlock and you can put it in a combo attack. But you have to fight for certain amount of time before you can use a combo like to skill point in original AQ at the moment.
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Neilandio
Neilandio: I remember Artix said there's going to be combos in this game.
bureh515
bureh515: i still want to play :D
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bull
bull: Artix look my video and site:
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bull
bull: http://aq3dbrasil.wordpress.com/2013/03/06/demonstracao-do-aq3d-alpha-em-video/
oreo876
oreo876: This was by far my favorite testing of all time. Great job, and Artix you made it seem like it would be way worse than it was. I want to thank the whole AE team especially Zhoom and Minimal for this test. Thanks guys and i cant wait for more.
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Fireknight30000
Fireknight30000: This is with no doubt the best AE game they have made so far, even in alpha (besides aqw of course) :D
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LVXYZx
LVXYZx: I play an epic new 3D AE game, get Artix's axe, witness 100 people in one spot, and get my (CryoGX) screenshot of the turmoil on the front page. All on the day before my birthday. Man life is good, and you guys at AE make it even better!
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iZoo
iZoo: WOO I WAS THERE!
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iZoo
iZoo: And i got the pink screen..
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Gjappy
Gjappy: lol, PINK?!
iZoo
iZoo: Haha yea
Rasdor the Bloodthirsty
Rasdor the Bloodthirsty: AQ3D is very impressive already better then games similar to it. You guys deserve a big pat on the back for all your hard work into this game.
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gijoe528
gijoe528: A standing ovation for the team. CLAP CLAP CLAP. Can't wait for this to be finished
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Humming bird
Humming bird: :( i wanted to join so bad, too bad i had school
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alian of the dead
alian of the dead: when i try to go on it keep saying invalid input(s)
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Cyber512
Cyber512: too bad... i had school... :( aw man!
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Golden_Knight
Golden_Knight: Minimal can someone put some type of instructions up? ir is it the point to learn by trial the controlls of the game? nevertheless it was AMAZING!!! and the test was awesome:) P.S. Aritx it was great battling with you for a little while. BATTLE ON!!!!!!!
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Gjappy
Gjappy: I would do so if this thread was not spammed so much... there were so many comments I had to ask for assistance.
aadyo1
aadyo1: yes no info about what keys to use , has killed this game for me. every game got a manual except ae games (oversoul is the same tried it but quit again because i dont know how to fight) and this game walking backwards is a no no also
Verac 3D
Verac 3D: Good Job everyone that got to attend :) It was fun,and a Alpha test is the First Possible Testing phase on a server/game,and Its Extremely Different that a game release,Anything in a alpha test isnt finalized,anything can change,there are an extremely large amount of bugs,and lag.I hope I answered the Question Correctly :P
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Loremaster
Loremaster: Oh well I guess I missed it.
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Serious
Serious: Seems like it was only online for a few hours...other countries like Australia were asleep while the test was online... :( I WANT MY ALPHA COINS!!! ;)
BobbyMe?
BobbyMe?: Really wished,I waited till 00:50(Romanian time) but after that I had to go :( I wished to play and get blinding light of destiny but..I had school,it was really late.
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BobbyMe?
BobbyMe?: Is it gonna come back soon?
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Gjappy
Gjappy: Quite some bugs and glitches were found, and the server did not crash once. (It only got restarted 3 or 4 times) The AQ3D team will be working on these and if they appear fixed MAYBE then Artix will put it Live once again.
SirBloo
SirBloo: Fun day at AQW3D today. The first minute was okay. until more and more people logged in, it started to lag a bit. I hope it get fixed soon! Good job, AE team. :)
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Theguy
Theguy: Oh man i missed the stress test, is it coming back today after????
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Theguy
Theguy: i stayed up all night and i still mised it :((
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Kezeroth
Kezeroth: Alpha tester E:
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IcyViesty
IcyViesty: I hate you guys so very much. This happens when it's midnight to me.
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Wolfness921
Wolfness921: the game wont let me log in. after i put in my login info, it says invalid input
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X11105
X11105: Please make it online because i have classes when i happened Because in philippines if it night in US in the Philippines it was day or midnight
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Derpyfire
Derpyfire: I live over seas so I live in a different time zone so I missed it:( *Boo hoo hoo* !!!
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Mwwmovies
Mwwmovies: Same Here Dude
uuubercool
uuubercool: can the next test be a little bit earlyer on the day please?
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Mwwmovies
Mwwmovies: I HATE LIVING IN DENMARK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Mwwmovies
Mwwmovies: Its the middle of the night here OFCOURSE!!!!!!!
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Xentinel
Xentinel: I love this game!
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neo is awesome
neo is awesome: ok
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zeron
zeron: that game is very hard
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alton
alton: i cant wait!!!
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SYPHX
SYPHX: when will the next test be i have been busy working.
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Elite_Chaotic_Ninja
Elite_Chaotic_Ninja: I always miss the tests! Can you PM me at my new email when you're doing the next one?
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jonach
jonach: ehmmm lets make some more awesome graphics
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Jolisa
Jolisa: Its a very nice, epic, and beautiful game, but manuvering around is very complex and simple tasks such as turing around, makes the camera spaz around; which turns the Trolluk into a mighty foe...especially when you cant find him and he refuses to stop pummeling my character! D:
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Nephilimist
Nephilimist: A limit on how many of the same item you can get would be nice. Frustrating to see someone brag about how they have so many gems when you haven't got a one.
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my_1
my_1: lol
Nephilimist
Nephilimist: I rolled the same number as another person but he/she got the item and not me because he/she rolled the same number after I did. I think ties should reward both players.
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h2yn
h2yn: up
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¬¬astec¬¬
¬¬astec¬¬: no no no i lose server noob newBIe no no no aqworlds + + + = i love you this men
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Klaus
Klaus: Hey why cant i log in it say i need to be member in aq or in other artix game??
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ali786z
ali786z: It won't let me log in. I think there is too many players online. Please make servers, so people can log on easily.
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Milankanbi
Milankanbi: i wish for that to happen swell sadly i thinks impossible because there working on other ae games or there to busy for us :(
99dynamite
99dynamite: This test is already awesome
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LoRd
LoRd : thanks artix for giving me my chracter in aq3d its awsome and strong boo yaaaa you guys rule oww yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh :)
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LoRd
LoRd : you guys rule.R.U.L.E you guys are the best ever i hope the game develops and get more sponsers iv been playing since 2006 and yet havent seen any boring games every single game rule awsooooooooome
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aadyo1
aadyo1: why cant i find a control manual i cannot play this game because i dont know the controls , it looks nice but waste of time like this when you cannot control your character
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JustAGameTester
JustAGameTester: This game isn't that bad. Just need to get use to it. Plus, their is some bugs. like walking backwords. (Michael Jackson Moonwalk) And other things. But yeah, the game is okay. :3
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AkarimPH
AkarimPH: This game is off the chart keep it up :D. At first i thought this is an okay game but when I actually played it
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Milankanbi
Milankanbi: love it alot but wish their was more server space because i haven't even played yet :(
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mikedawg3GA
mikedawg3GA: I really like the game, lag is something terrible though
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FirstNevermore
FirstNevermore: OMg alot of bugs
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DRAGONZX90
DRAGONZX90: When is the next test gonna take place?
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Vinibark
Vinibark: i like PIE
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