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Info thread: the future of closed beta

crabclawcrabclaw Posts: 953 Arc User
edited February 2011 in General Discussion
Hey everyone, I'm opening this thread to shed some light on the future of the Forsaken World closed beta. Ideally, I aim to clarify a few key points - specifically how long the beta phase period is going to last, the point at which everyone with a redeemed key will be capable of playing, and a couple other important topics.

First off, there will be Phase 3 immediately following Phase 2. This third phase will follow the same general path of the first two phases - that is, random selection for participation, increasing the level cap again to introduce new testing content, etc.

This may not be new information to some people, but I'll be getting to that here now.

There will be a Phase 4. Phase 4 will launch around late February, or early march at the latest. Phase 4 will be the phase upon which every single person with a redeemed beta key will be able to log in and play Forsaken World. Another key piece of information: There will be a data wipe upon the launch of Phase 4. Every player at this point in the testing phase will start on an even playing field.

The reason for the data wipe is because at this point in the testing process, we want to have all of the content that was initially released at the start of phase 1 tested en-masse once again. Additionally, there will be a large variety of new content available that was previously not there for the low to mid level range.

At this point, the auction house will also be implemented and functional. We definitely want to have that aspect tested rigorously. Beyond that, there will also be a few really big things added to FW that I can't go into detail about just yet. I'll be spamming threads about these new unannounced updates as soon as I am able to, because they're really cool.

Ok, long thread is long. I hope that having a semi clear cut date that everyone with a beta key can expect to play will help alleviate some concerns some people are having. We're working hard to make FW as polished as it possibly can be before we exit the CB period, and are thankful for both everyone that is both currently and will in the future be testing the game.
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  • weridgodweridgod Posts: 0 Arc User
    edited November 2010
    Thanks for the update Crab but wont stop ppl complaining becuase they have to think they r speical enough to get into CB when they want.

    Remember ppl there is a big difference between CB and OB OB everyone can play but in every game i have come into CB is resricted so be calm and be glad u will have a chance to test the game before OB
  • luke92luke92 Posts: 58 Arc User
    edited November 2010
    Crab can you tell us when the 3ed phase will be as well as how many people will be getting in?
  • bghostbghost Posts: 0
    edited November 2010
    1:fix the random selection to where ppl picked from contest and ppl already in phase 2&1 are not in the drawing.

    2: i don't know how the auction house is gonna work if it's hard to get tradeable coin un less u make soul coin tradeable or put out more ways to gain more coin.

    3: didn't get in 1/2 and i don't think giving ppl a date will calm the masses. ijs.

    thx for the info though
  • luke92luke92 Posts: 58 Arc User
    edited November 2010
    bghost wrote: »
    1:fix the random selection to where ppl picked from contest and ppl already in phase 2&1 are not in the drawing.

    2: i don't know how the auction house is gonna work if it's hard to get tradeable coin un less u make soul coin tradeable or put out more ways to gain more coin.

    3: didn't get in 1/2 and i don't think giving ppl a date will calm the masses. ijs.

    thx for the info though

    Phase 4 will launch around late February, or early march at the latest

    This is going to up set a lot of people. If you don't get in the next one for people like me who have been waiting a year will be quite up set is there nothing you can do with the people who redeemed there keys first?
  • xantauryxxantauryx Posts: 0 Arc User
    edited November 2010
    No solutions to your fail system?? mmmmmmm....

    and February? ya.... no thanks, ill be playing anothers good games by now, thanks for nothing crapclaw.

    good bye Failsaken World, and PWF.

    and guys, dont go try LOMA that game sucks, seriuosly dont wasted your time.
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  • bghostbghost Posts: 0
    edited November 2010
    weridgod wrote: »
    Thanks for the update Crab but wont stop ppl complaining becuase they have to think they r speical enough to get into CB when they want.

    Remember ppl there is a big difference between CB and OB OB everyone can play but in every game i have come into CB is resricted so be calm and be glad u will have a chance to test the game before OB

    everyone who complained had beta keys. alot of ppl who beta tested for previous PWE game weren't expecting the phase beta system to work like this thats y there is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
    many qq posts/threads
  • weridgodweridgod Posts: 0 Arc User
    edited November 2010
    bghost wrote: »
    everyone who complained had beta keys. alot of ppl who beta tested for previous PWE game weren't expecting the phase beta system to work like this thats y there is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
    many qq posts/threads

    Well yeah but im fairly certain that no PWE has had this much hype going into CB so u couldnt have expected the same thing well i didnt at least
  • rjpersonrjperson Posts: 0 Arc User
    edited November 2010
    At least were getting a layout of the phases, which should make some of us a little calmer than we were.....
  • bghostbghost Posts: 0
    edited November 2010
    weridgod wrote: »
    Well yeah but im fairly certain that no PWE has had this much hype going into CB so u couldnt have expected the same thing well i didnt at least

    oh well i hope they figure out the kinks before SWORDSMAN
    online comes out
  • syrvesssyrvess Posts: 0 Arc User
    edited November 2010
    So basicly there'll be two wipes?

    One before phase 4 and pn before OBT correct?
  • galvayragalvayra Posts: 0 Arc User
    edited November 2010
    woohoo .. only 4 months til i get into the beta xD
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  • anwyndanwynd Posts: 0 Arc User
    edited November 2010
    **** the random selection and let the people who have been here for half a year or more into the game on phase 3

    rlly feel like punching someone
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  • tisekutiseku Posts: 0 Arc User
    edited November 2010
    Phase 4 is not a cbt its an early release basically, and thats complete bull for the people like me who got their key back in july... watch me not get into cbt 3 lmao imma laugh at PWE's failage... especially since Blade&Soul and Tera are going to horrifically swamp you along with Global C9 when its released prolly mid - late 2012.
  • blaze2003blaze2003 Posts: 0 Arc User
    edited November 2010
    I thank you Mr.Mod for the update but I would really want info on phase 4 servers since all cbters are gonna have to start over. I want to know will there be other servers? Thanks
  • hexanthexant Posts: 0 Arc User
    edited November 2010
    tiseku wrote: »
    Phase 4 is not a cbt its an early release basically, and thats complete bull for the people like me who got their key back in july... watch me not get into cbt 3 lmao imma laugh at PWE's failage... especially since Blade&Soul and Tera are going to horrifically swamp you along with Global C9 when its released prolly mid - late 2012.

    i'd only like to respectfully say, I really wish you people had told us this information, when we signed up for your beta test, and don't expect me to think that you guys didn't have a plan going into this, so you must have known about this before inviting us.. that would have been decent, I feel like its been wasted time and could have been spent on something else, instead of hanging on your thread of getting in..

    You could have told us a long time ago.. that is what bothers me.. but its done, it paints a picture of how you do things. I'm done my rants and raves, and i'm moving on... its only about time you gave this speech, should have done it sooner.. good luck

    sorry, this is directed at CrabClaw
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  • kerconkercon Posts: 0 Arc User
    edited November 2010
    Ok correctly if I'm wrong we will have another 2 random draws ?? and I would like to know if while cb will go on will you continue to give away keys for example 50~100 keys a week ?? and if there will be any other way to receive invitation for tests ??
  • chaosheart27chaosheart27 Posts: 1,233 Arc User
    edited November 2010
    Good to know. Appreciate the info. I am curious as well if there will be two wipes or will phase 4 be an early release that carries over to public release?

    Also Will you be adding more servers during this process? If not how will you be handling the mass amount of log-ins/lag?
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  • bunnypiratesbunnypirates Posts: 0 Arc User
    edited November 2010
    Hmmm... I don't really understand why FW needs so many CB phases. Most of the bugs are just text bugs and I assume they're quite easy to fix. And the new content at lower levels won't be that huge we'd beed bazillion people to test it. >: I feel bad for the people who've been waiting for over a year when the OB finally comes out. Kinda ridiculous if you ask me...

    Anyway, I thought test cash shop would be available at CB2? I'm positive it's written in some official post here... Or not? D:
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  • behemielbehemiel Posts: 28 Arc User
    edited November 2010
    Hmmm... I don't really understand why FW needs so many CB phases. Most of the bugs are just text bugs and I assume they're quite easy to fix. And the new content at lower levels won't be that huge we'd beed bazillion people to test it. >: I feel bad for the people who've been waiting for over a year when the OB finally comes out. Kinda ridiculous if you ask me...

    Anyway, I thought test cash shop would be available at CB2? I'm positive it's written in some official post here... Or not? D:

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  • misurugimisurugi Posts: 0 Arc User
    edited November 2010
    hehhh well at least that was some info not really helpfull to me but still it's some info i'm going to be extremely annoyed when phase 3 comes and i still can't get in since phase 4 is basically going to be OB....giving out so many beta keys then having us find out ur only going to randomly select a handfull of ppl to be allowed into this game is really messed up and so u can see why alot of ppl are mad about this we had no info at the beginning that u would do this as far as things go i can see this game going downhill very fast because ppl will belive u guys don't care about the consumer.... don't need to say much about that other then if the consumer finds fault with the company they don't buy and if they don't buy the company looses business and if that happens will... i think u get my idea
  • weeg71weeg71 Posts: 7 Arc User
    edited November 2010
    go to he$$ 4 phases...what a joke
  • weridgodweridgod Posts: 0 Arc User
    edited November 2010
    weeg71 wrote: »
    go to he$$ 4 phases...what a joke

    Dont like it go play another game u wont be missed or ur QQ :)
  • yaybeeyaybee Posts: 2 Arc User
    edited November 2010
    Thanks for the info!

    I recon that a well tested and mostly bugfree game is worth the wait. Better than impatiently nagging about getting into CB while it's just a testfase and not the actual endresult of the game. Just be patient people, if the game turns out to be good (for example because of all the cb fases) than it's worth the wait ;)
  • angielynnangielynn Posts: 0 Arc User
    edited November 2010
    Tnx for update crab. Glad to know a estimated dates but just seems so far away lol. Sigh...
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  • crabclawcrabclaw Posts: 953 Arc User
    edited November 2010
    Good to know. Appreciate the info. I am curious as well if there will be two wipes or will phase 4 be an early release that carries over to public release?

    Also Will you be adding more servers during this process? If not how will you be handling the mass amount of log-ins/lag?

    Two wipes - one at the beginning of Phase 4, another at the full launch of the game. The two are unrelated.
  • lyfinlyfin Posts: 0 Arc User
    edited November 2010
    I've been waiting since June/July aka WHEN WE WERE FIRST ALLOWED TO SIGN UP. However, I'm not as troubled as all of you. Why?

    Yes, it's disgusting that a company as proud and powerful as PWI would come up with the worst customer service issue to date.

    However, there are NO OTHER (good) MMOs coming out!

    I mean, you are all complaining about February. Sheesh!

    TERA still hasn't released ANY CB information.

    Worse than that, BaS doesn't even have an ENGLISH WEBSITE yet! They've completely lost touch with reality!

    Those 2 are some of the most anticipated MMOs right now, and they've been buzz since 2009!

    You can all atleast be happy that there's ANY new MMO coming out.

    So stop complaining!

    *Yes, I did go into a mad rage before I typed this. This is kind of a self-advice thing too -.-;*
  • chaosheart27chaosheart27 Posts: 1,233 Arc User
    edited November 2010
    crabclaw wrote: »
    Two wipes - one at the beginning of Phase 4, another at the full launch of the game. The two are unrelated.

    Okay good to know.... I'm guessing you aren't allowed to comment on the plan for servers yet =p
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  • bghostbghost Posts: 0
    edited November 2010
    crabclaw wrote: »
    Two wipes - one at the beginning of Phase 4, another at the full launch of the game. The two are unrelated.

    so basically phase 4 is open beta
  • kerconkercon Posts: 0 Arc User
    edited November 2010
    I'm not complain but can any body answer my questions that I asked before.
  • weridgodweridgod Posts: 0 Arc User
    edited November 2010
    Wooo wrong thread my bad lol
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