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    Multiplayer test game

    We'd like to try a multiplayer game using the latest alpha!

    If you're interested, please post here along with the timezone and rough times you're available to play.

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    I am up for a mp test

    Time zone is 8-GMT but because of my jobs odd hours I can play anytime does not matter when.

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    I'd be happy to help MP test the latest Beta,
    my timezone is GMT+10.

    I can play any hour given sufficient warning.
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    UTC, any time before 2am will do
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    Quote Originally Posted by necros View Post
    UTC, any time before 2am will do
    Ditto.
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    Quote Originally Posted by necros View Post
    UTC, any time before 2am will do
    Quote Originally Posted by deathispainfull View Post
    Ditto.
    I'm joining your pack.

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    I want test it too! But first I need to buy NightBlade aka UT3.

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    Depends on times/dates, but I'd like to join. My timezone is GMT.
    Last edited by Appollonius; 9th Mar 2008 at 08:02 AM. Reason: none whatsoever

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    I really want to test this out, im in GMT +10hrs (Australia)

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    I'll test. I'm available almost anytime. I'm GMT-5 (DST)

    Just be sure to send an email out to everyone when you know when you're gonna host =)

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    Thanks for offering to help out guys. It's tough to work out a time that works for all time zones. Including me and Immort, we've got:

    GMT -8 x1
    GMT -5 x1
    GMT 0 x5
    GMT +10 x3

    So.. we'll set the test game for Saturday 11am GMT. This should be around 10pm for the Aussies.

    As our first test, it'll be rough, so expect bugs and problems! Have a notepad and pen on hand so you can write down any problems or thoughts as we play. We'll be playing on Biohazard's server, which should be up already, if you want to test you can connect:

    63.210.148.2:7777

    We'll likely be uploading an updated alpha tomorrow morning, so make sure to grab that before the test time.


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    sounds good, I will be there!
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    geez..ffs... that makes me wanna friggin go and buy UT3 today or tmoz and install it and get NB to join in..

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    Getting up at noon on a Saturday?

    I will try to make this sacrifice for the greater good.

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    Just to let everyone know me and Schleicher had to use Xfire to ip connect to the server as ut3 has no ip connect, and the browser does not show it.

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    Sure it does. hit the tilde (or maybe F10 in some countries... )
    type "open 63.210.148.2:7777" and enter.
    I'd Be More Apathetic... If I Wasn't So Lethargic

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    "Everyone is used to the rightclick->Open stuff since ye olden days of UT so of course our new crappy UT3 browser should have everyone enter it via console command"

    Wheres ma buttan to clik? >:I

    Well good to know anyways.

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    i always used the open from the command line before even starting the game to avoid all the crap.
    ut2004.exe open 63.210.148.2:7777
    I'd Be More Apathetic... If I Wasn't So Lethargic

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    go figure that the game is scheduled for the day/time i'm gonna be buying a new PC so i can actually play UT3 without it looking like 16-bit vision

    however, if possible, sunday would be really good
    Last edited by necros; 13th Mar 2008 at 05:24 PM.
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    You guys just had to pick the time of the day when I have an errand to do. I hope I can manage to get back in time.

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    Bio's server is now updated running the latest NB alpha, so you can check if you're all set for the test tomorrow. You can as Kewl says at the main menu in UT3 to connect:

    Quote Originally Posted by -KewlAzMe- View Post
    Sure it does. hit the tilde (or maybe F10 in some countries... )
    type "open 63.210.148.2:7777" and enter.

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    The server also seems to appear under the Team Deathmatch server list as well, at the moment.

    Edit post-event:

    GGs everyone. Very... educational.

    I quick list of the bugs I saw, feel free to add (or report to the Bug Tracker):
    - Someone saw the Torch Flames appear in little bursts
    - Flare flames and light would spawn where you used the flare, separate from the flare itself. Flares also don't last long enough.
    - All the UT3 taunts could be used, and when you hurt a teammate the "Same Team!" taunt would play.
    - No footstep sounds on carpet at the moment for either thieves or guards.
    - Lots of sounds had far too large a radius (Flare, Bow creak, door, whistler)
    - If a guard player disconnected and rejoined they'ld be put on the thief team.
    - Sometimes a guard would get stuck when KOed and then explode on wake up.
    - Can't spectate when lives run out.
    - The bolts stuck in players are always visible, even if the thief is in stealth.
    - It was possible to frob things multiple times before the server reported them picked up, each time generated a frob noise.
    - Music plays on the ambient channel, as does some other sounds.
    - Dropped loot can't be picked up and has a temp model.
    - KOed guards collide with players.
    - Mines can't be picked.
    - Mines explode silently.
    Last edited by immortius; 15th Mar 2008 at 08:31 AM.

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    Woops. Next time!

    Dont see "Cant open doors while holding flares" there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by immortius View Post
    - Sometimes a guard would get stuck when KOed and then explode on wake up.

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    the blackjack must've impregnated the guard with a baby alien, sounds like a feature.

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    Thanks to everyone who showed up. It was some fun games, even with the bugs and glitches.

    The biggest thing I took away from the test was how hectic and twitchy the game is at the moment. Playing as a thief didn't feel like a stealth game, with running around on rocket boots being a better tactic than sneaking. So I'm looking into ways to make the game more strategic and thoughtful, both as a way to enhance the differences and character between the thief and guard sides, but also to make the game more accessible to people who traditionally enjoy stealth games.

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    slowing the movement speeds for guards holding weapons, slowing AI movement and making thieves always slightly-visible while running will help. As would footstep sounds for all surfaces.

    Also, the player to map scale seems different to thievery, similar to the difference between cs 1.6 and cs:source. This means that players can move around the map much faster. Perhaps slowing movement speed across the board would do the trick, but I haven't done much testing of my own just yet.

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    Sorry I've been out of town.

    Did the server work out alright and handle the stress of people playing Nightblade?

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    Yeah, I was resetting it after each game to overcome a bug which wasn't quite fixed in time for the last release though.

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