Design Notes

Test #6 Postponed!?

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WHAAA!? NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

We were scheduled to begin Alpha Test #6 on Thursday for our new game, AdventureQuest3D: Legend of LORE. But, an avalanche of game breaking bugs (likely caused by the Trolluk DeathKnight who is this test's new boss monster) has forced us to postpone the test until next week. What went wrong? Short version: The new area, the Cathedral, featured new lightning and a large network of cooridors that worked great in development, but when put into the live game engine, spiked lag and started crashing browsers. We are just as dissapointed to have to wait for this test as much as you are. To make this up to you, we will be doubling the Alpha Points this test will be worth from 250 to 500. Thank you for being so understanding.

About the upcoming Alpha Test #6

  • Alpha Test #6 is worth 250 Alpha Points (All you need to do is log in.)
  • New Dungeon: The Cathedral
  • New Monsters: Sneevil, Trolluk DeathKnight
  • New Weapon: The Soulbourn (Soul Axe) - obtainable through quest.
  • Where you in the last test? Zhoom is running the querry to give everyone their points right now. (+400 Alpha Points if you completed the new quest and had the "Fire Sword" in your inventory and +100 Alpha Points if you re-did the undead slaying quest.)
  • All items will crumble to dust before the NEXT test... but they did not crumble to dust for this one. Wooohooo!
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Revenger
Revenger: Will this test be able to support mac users in not completely crashing and end up not being able to play the rest of the time? P.S. YAY SO HAPPY!
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Artix
Artix: The shader fixes *MAY* help the mac issues. But this is only a content test, not a major engine/bug fix.
KJinx101
KJinx101: Also dell computers have the white setting pink item bug
Relaxbleu
Relaxbleu: cool
velc
velc: SNEEVILS SNEEVILS SNEEVILS ARE EBILS But anywho I wuv sneevil they don't really serve any purpose in any other game that I know of in dragonfable they practicly have their own questchain
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Tonemaro
Tonemaro: They do have their own quest chain, you mean, and they take part in other chains like Popsprocket and Resident:Sneevil
velc
velc: Soulburn WANTWANTWANTWANTWANT NEEDNEEDNEEDNEEDNEED That makes me think of dage or nulgath
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Ninjaty
Ninjaty: To all those who keeps begging about Alpha Points they missed: It will NOT happen. The entire reason Alpha Points exist, is to show how many tests each person participated in, which would not be possible if they were brought back. Basically, your ideas about bringing them back would completely ruin their purpose, so according to your suggestions, they might as well not even exist.
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Artix
Artix: The good news is that there will be tons of opportunities to get more alpha points in the future. The testing never ends! O_O
Demit
Demit: I would say the complaints of the last test were somewhat valid. The test wasn't able to function long enough for people to get their things. If Alpha Points ARE just for "the number of tests each person participated in", then we would only see Alpha Points for logging in, like in this release. However, I personally don't think people should complain because the team probably plans to offer MORE Alpha Points than the cap (was it 5k?) so everyone has the opportunity to max out ;D
Tonemaro
Tonemaro: Remember, though, that each alpha test offers more and more points, so missing a couple of opportunities (I think I've missed maybe 101 of the points) early on shouldn't be a big deal.
BobbyMe?
BobbyMe?: OMG OMG CAN'T WAIT
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rysox
rysox: yay....Battleon!
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raveolot86
raveolot86: can,t what for it but tack all the time you need to get this one
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Necrosis
Necrosis: Finnaly a new death knight.
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Isis
Isis : I think I managed like two minutes the last time there was a test run. Made me all sorts of sad that I wasn't able to help test the quests or anything out... :p I'm up for this one and have a pot of fresh coffee just waiting. :D
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KJinx101
KJinx101: Sorry I will have to make another one just like you
Slidey6
Slidey6: Awesome! Can't wait to rack up on alpha points. I'll need them for their mysterious use in the future.
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Weboh
Weboh: I was in every Alpha Test, but haven't gotten points for any of them... I always got kicked out by Unity right after the game loaded, because that's what happens in Alpha... That's why I think Alpha Points are a stupid idea.
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Ninjaty
Ninjaty: Some browsers have more stable Unity plugins than others. I have found Firefox to be the best browser to play the game on my system, despite IE being my main browser most of the time.
Ninjaty
Ninjaty: Some browsers have more stable Unity plugins than others. I have found Firefox to be the best browser to play the game on my system, despite IE being my main browser most of the time.
velc
velc: So does this mean the items from last test are still here but the items will crumble for the next one im confused
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Legendium
Legendium: Yep.
Glenn
Glenn: While I enjoy this greatly perhaps you should fix the bugs in your other games first. No bug I have ever reported on AQW has ever been fixed.
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Four_Empty
Four_Empty: I agree.
Ghost_Spartan117
Ghost_Spartan117: awesome a new deathknight
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Necrosis
Necrosis: I know
Necrosis
Necrosis: Is there going to be a screen shot function like in Over Soul?
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Necrosis
Necrosis: Since I don't have any other way to take pic's of the game.
Ark_Zong
Ark_Zong: Print Screen should be on ur keyboard
The Extraordinary Mr. E
The Extraordinary Mr. E: Control (ctrl) + Print Screen (ptr sc) doesn't work?
Tonemaro
Tonemaro: Using Ctrl + Print Screen will copy the screen as a picture you can paste into something like Word or Paint. At least, that's the keycode/shortcut on Windows systems. I don't know if it would be different elsewhere
KJinx101
KJinx101: If you have windows you can use "alt" + "Print Screen" or if you're using chrome there are many extensions like screencast which records a video and you can "save as" and download an image in the vid at a certain time. many options
Assassinn12365
Assassinn12365: Do you have Snipping Tool on your Computer?
Glenn
Glenn: Well Necrosis you just need to ask or look it up:http://www.take-a-screenshot.org/
Atherionus1337
Atherionus1337: Just use your Prt Sc button and then Ctrl+V it into f.e. painting, infranview etc.
khamees_Xi
khamees_Xi: why dont you try takin g a print screen from your windows :P
Gammarai
Gammarai: You can always just use the printscreen feature of every computer out there. ._>
ElrynWarmage
ElrynWarmage: Use the ''Print screen'' or similarly abbreviated button on your keyboard, paste in Paint and save. I hope that helps.
Nhirak
Nhirak: Can't wait for this!
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mohamed0550
mohamed0550: so is aq3d free game?
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Legendium
Legendium: It will be. Alpha testing currently requires you to be upgraded in one of the other AE games though.
SamX
SamX: just patch up the lag, it took me a whole day and it's not even enough to finish a quest.
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Lelouch2411
Lelouch2411: Can I join the Alpha test if I am not a member in other AE games?
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Gammarai
Gammarai: Present at last Alpha Test, but crashed horribly after trying to view my inventory.
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Sardanon
Sardanon: This will be my first Alphatest ^^. Got the Day of from Work for it ^^.
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Colossus
Colossus: I hope that this Alpha Test will constitute changes that are not yet completely developed. I hope that this will test different mechanics, game engine capabilities, different forms of graphic processing, etc. After all, that is the intention of an Alpha Test, to test things like this that will change the structure of the entire game, no? Looking forward to the test! :)
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Tonemaro
Tonemaro: Epic as always. Keep up the good work, guys. I only have one question: when will we be able to continue to level up?
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RyuHayabusa45
RyuHayabusa45: I cant join
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KJinx101
KJinx101: You should make rooms for the different alpha tests like "/join alpha01" in a future test to make up for all the old quest points
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Syafwan2013
Syafwan2013: Has anyone have 850 Alpha Points? I'm check it in Portal Battleon.
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Ninjaty
Ninjaty: Test has been delayed until tomorrow, according to Artix's Twitter.
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God_sent
God_sent: Cant Wait!! Alpha test #6 is tomorrow!!! :D
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velc
velc: This time will the armor bug be fixed
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darknight12345678911
darknight12345678911: Hello, I would like to know what time it will start AlphaTest?
Kisses Kaid O_o
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orochi63
orochi63: hi, im really new to this, so im just asking, is the alpha testing free for all or requires aqw membership?
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Boxcar_9631023
Boxcar_9631023: To Answer This Question, Yes You Need To Be An Upgraded In Any Of The Games From Adventure Quest To Epic Duel You Pick. Just Be An Ungraded Member And You Are An Alpha Tester!!
bryx_us
bryx_us: box u also need to buy like acs or smash coins etc
Legendium
Legendium: Bryx, no, you don't. Just being upgraded works.
Good_J5
Good_J5: please no member in this game please?
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undeadarti
undeadarti: SWEET I'M GOING IN SOON!MY FIRST TEST I'M IN!
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Alores
Alores: What are the Alpha Points for? And ehh, If you are at one alpha test, Do you get like founder or Armors or something?
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Doomjuha
Doomjuha: They have no actual use yet, they are just points, but if i understood correctly, after AQ3D is released, there might be shop or similar where you can use alpha points, and also maybe get tester badge or somethink similar, no-one really know
Legendium
Legendium: It probably will be used to access different tiers of founder shops, but even if it can't be used for anything else, it sorta acts like a status symbol.
ssuub
ssuub: Is the test coming during the aqw release?
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Neilandio
Neilandio: I couldn't participate in the last test because I had no internet :(
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TheSoulCyber
TheSoulCyber: LoL Cant W8 :D
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Relaxbleu
Relaxbleu: great i am in with testing only question coz the lag etc i couldnt finish the undead slaying quest when i was redo and after i try to log in it not loading so wil tht mean tht i miss out tht alpha points no mather i had fun last time so today or when testing begins it should be fun again 1 good point this time i use my own internet and computer full upgraded so testing can begin cool Battle Relax On fellow testers hope we have a nice testing day :)
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Legendium
Legendium: Dude, have you never heard of punctuation points like these? -> .
bryx_us
bryx_us: right now since i live in the phil waiting for alpha test until 12:24 am and right now its not here yet why u delay I've been waiting over 3 weeks!!!!!!!!!!!
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Relaxbleu
Relaxbleu: read up they were bussy with project omni and ques its a intensiv project but should be cool to play same as this alpha test is epic jus be patient after all ae team are also humans same as u and me realy respect for them just let we readey to help and make them work some more easey ;)
mysticbeef
mysticbeef: I haven't really been able to play the Beta Tests due to the fact that my desktop has the worst graphics card ever, but now I have a better one, so I can't wait to fianlly play in the Beta! :D
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velc
velc: They are not beta tests they are alpha tests, beta should come later.
Niroquill
Niroquill: This is Alpha, AQ3D is far from Beta as of now.
blade98
blade98: It's actually the Alpha Testing lol ,I mean "alpha test" writing everywhere :P.
Legendium
Legendium: These are alpha tests. Not beta tests.
Dracosax
Dracosax: Is it possible to get a start and ending time? As i live in denmark it would be nice to know if i should stay up late or get up early ;)
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Thyrst
Thyrst: Same problem.
MP
MP: I'd settle for an approximate time
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mysticbeef
mysticbeef: Yea, a time would be nice
DeadHeart
DeadHeart: Hpmh..... When I don't get "BLoD" items don't crumble to dust.... But when I get it....... :I
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DeadHeart
DeadHeart: WITHOUT WAITING
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DeadHeart
DeadHeart: BUT THE SERVER is down :(
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DeadHeart
DeadHeart: I know how to enter the server YAYY!!!
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Enderassassin
Enderassassin: OPEN SERVER ALL READY HURRY HURRY HURRY DIEING TO PLAY!!!!
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KJinx101
KJinx101: Be patient unless you want to play a freakishly laggy, crappy game
Kvasir
Kvasir: I'm not sure what Shadowfax is, but i would like to think it's an evil fax machine
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CEylonEnt.
CEylonEnt.: you know... like carfax
butsaggington
butsaggington: shadowfax is gandalfs horse in lord of the rings
velc
velc: To Quote avatar "Time is an illousion and so is death" Does this mean that it's not really taking a long time for the alpha test servers to go up?
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CEylonEnt.
CEylonEnt.: would it still be possible to max out on points if this is our first test?
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Archae
Archae: Thanks for the update. Oh the joys of working out the kinks. But hey, once you get it right, it's like you're standing on top of a mountain.
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Artix
Artix: ... and that Mountain, will have monsters on it that you can fight!
KJinx101
KJinx101: And defeat artix... no impossibles, unless you have the BoA...
CEylonEnt.
CEylonEnt.: GAH D:<
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Megalus Doomslayer
Megalus Doomslayer: It's hard not to be understanding when we're being given extra alpha points to be complacent with the delay. ;)
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ben14715
ben14715: No problem Artix, We'll have our chance
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velc
velc: Its ok artix and AE team hey atleast this wasn't a super fail
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Relaxbleu
Relaxbleu: is ok than i can sleep peacefully without to miss a night of awesome gaming so see u up next week let me know for next test a time may in server time and ad the same day in the week love you guys see u later ff = friendship forever Battle On
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bull
bull: We need huge scenarios without limits, like skyrim!
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Necrosis
Necrosis: At lest it gives us time to prepair.
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LordOfLag
LordOfLag: MAAANNN!!! TT
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Skysworddragon
Skysworddragon: It all cool i went a game designer myself. It is understanding that more kinks to work out. the monster i test my daggers soon. Soon mamamamammahahahhaha.
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Ghost_Spartan117
Ghost_Spartan117: looks like a great game what day next week,thursday??
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Ghost_Spartan117
Ghost_Spartan117: its my first time playing L.O.L. lol XD!!
ssuub
ssuub: awe been waiting all day :( oh well cant wait till next week
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raveolot86
raveolot86: it all good we can what a week or more if need be
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undeadarti
undeadarti: What the? IT'S DELAYED!WHAT THE HECK!I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS FOR SOOOOOOOOOOOO LONG!
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bryx_us
bryx_us: O_o I'm about too explode waiting my life for dat :(
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Tiamaat
Tiamaat: So the cathedral was big and old and filled with bugs? And the exterminator said to wait a week for the bug bomb to clear it out? No prob! If there was this big a problem it must be a really amazing update!
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KimCrowley
KimCrowley: yay, thank you for the update.
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Elemy
Elemy: I hate it, but I'm also glad because I would've missed it for I was helping to build a deck on a house.
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Galaxi
Galaxi: The AE Team will Fix it!!!
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SamX
SamX: Just work on to fix the gameplay, I would like to wait if it takes more time to smooth out the game a bit.
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Colossus
Colossus: Hey, we shouldn't be bummed. Failure paves the way for success and Alpha is all about giant, game-breaking, unplayable-izing bugs. :D This failure will prove valuable to the further development of AQ3D so you guys should take as much time as you need. :)
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Coringa
Coringa: What Link Login Aqw3D
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DerpSonic
DerpSonic: SNEEEEEEVVVVVIIIILLLSSSS!!
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Thyrst
Thyrst: Phew.. forgot all about the release, as I was waiting (and farming) for BoA :)
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bryx_us
bryx_us: artix u know how long it is too wait for the alpha test in the phil it takes so long and its so near school for phil :(
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Drath 13
Drath 13: Death to monsters.
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albert
albert: how can i help testing?
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albert
albert: is the testing over?
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albert
albert: hey artix how can i be an alphaknight?
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Terashi
Terashi: Well, if you bought anything, from AQ guardianship to AQW membership or anything in between, you qualify. Just show a little patience and show up when the next test hits, which would be this Thursday by my guess.
Hurricane150
Hurricane150: You have to have upgraded in one of the previous games, Or be a an active member in AQW. or have helped testing in one of the previous games.
butsaggington
butsaggington: shadofax is gandalfs horse in lord of the rings
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Lumino86
Lumino86: lol everyday i cant see server active *i mean,it dont get online to me* so...
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Terashi
Terashi: @albert: You'll need to have bought something, from AQ Guardianship to AQW membership or anything in between. If you have that covered, just be patient and wait for the next test to hit, which would be this Thursday by my guess.
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ScrubaDub
ScrubaDub: When is the exact date of the resheduled testing?
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Donte Kortasu
Donte Kortasu: i now have more time on my hands and would love to test when it can be tested, I've been a long time fan and i finally want to test to prove my devotion lol
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Lumino86
Lumino86: lol guys i got small problem: everyday i check server here always say offline everyday but after 1 day online but it suddenly shut down -.-''
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Hurricane150
Hurricane150: I'm actually glad that its been postponed. Because I went for a trip and when I came back the internet was down, so there was no way I could have made it. so Now I'm back.
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Lumino86
Lumino86: hey artix what does "IUnvalid Input" means? 0.0''
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Artix
Artix: It means that the text you entered was not allowed. Where did you get this message?
Glenn
Glenn: He tried to find the site by using memory and prediction. For example http://game.aq3d.com/alphaknights07/
Glenn
Glenn: Also the invalid input shows up on the other AQ3D site. That one doesn't work. That would be this link: http://game.aq3d.com/game/
Lumino86
Lumino86: hey artix do i have to be a member to any games to become an alphaknight? i really like alpha
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adrian04
adrian04: you do have to be a member
Nevermore
Nevermore: Where is the link to play?
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Artix
Artix: The test has not begun yet. The button will appear when we are close to testing.
Scourage
Scourage: Hey artix, are all the NPCs from the original AQ gunna be in Legend of lore? I really wanna see the return of the darkovia forest and have a subrace like in the original :P
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adrian04
adrian04: artix when does alpha start again
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bryx_us
bryx_us: artix i have a question when i bought 5k acs in aqw can i test AQ3D?????
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bryx_us
bryx_us: pls reply
Glenn
Glenn: As I recall it doesn't work that way
Nevermore
Nevermore: no you can have aqw member or others
Hurricane150
Hurricane150: Artix, was even one of the previous games' testing not needing any upgrading in other AE games or tested in previous games?
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Glenn
Glenn: As I recollect they all need upgrading in other games
Hurricane150
Hurricane150: Well thats stupid, the ones who can never be able to upgrade an account can never alpha test.
Dark_Apollyon
Dark_Apollyon: Hey, Artix, why does it keep saying Invalid input when I'm trying to create an AQ3D account?
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Hurricane150
Hurricane150: I guess you tried on game.aq3d.com/game/ right? thats not the place to play. You can only Aplha Test the game now but for that, you have to be a Aplhaknight, You have to have upgraded in one of the previous games of AE. If you haven't, the beta and live release of the game will be for Non-Members. Try it then. I'm sad that I can't test it because I haven't upgraded in the games, I can't because I'm in a country where I can't.
KJinx101
KJinx101: For zhooms query i should tell you i finished the stuff in alpha test #05
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DarkNavy94
DarkNavy94: test #06 start ?
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monsteral
monsteral: :)this game looks amazing
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