Goblinworks Blog: Kneel Before Zog: Alpha Test Information


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Lisa Stevens wrote:

Qallz now qualifies as a spammer. From here on out, not only will I suspend him, but all his posts will be removed. Don't feed the troll. Don't quote his posts. Eventually, he will get the hint and go away.

-Lisa

Noted, Qallz, Xorgrond and Lol its qallz

Are spam and not worth a quote.

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Lisa Stevens wrote:

Qallz now qualifies as a spammer. From here on out, not only will I suspend him, but all his posts will be removed. Don't feed the troll. Don't quote his posts. Eventually, he will get the hint and go away.

-Lisa

Can we get a special "reason for flagging" that just says "it's Qallz"?

Or maybe "banned user" might be better :)

Scarab Sages Goblin Squad Member

Nihimon wrote:
Lisa Stevens wrote:

Qallz now qualifies as a spammer. From here on out, not only will I suspend him, but all his posts will be removed. Don't feed the troll. Don't quote his posts. Eventually, he will get the hint and go away.

-Lisa

Can we get a special "reason for flagging" that just says "it's Qallz"?

Or maybe "banned user" might be better :)

I would guess circumventing a ban "breaks other guidelines" so I've just been using that.

Liberty's Edge Goblin Squad Member

How is Zog today? Does he need more kneeling from those who might want to be faithful to him? Or is he too busy crunching numbers to notice us?

Scarab Sages Goblin Squad Member

Congratulations all around, Goblinworks crew!

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Hi, Zeke here (character artist at goblinworks)

Playing the prealpha right now, its a little rough around the edges but you can already start to get the hints of greatness that this thing is capable of becoming

Scarab Sages

Pathfinder Rulebook, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Zog is kind of an unfortunate choice, guys...

Z.O.G.

Goblin Squad Member

Love the name, Esequiel :)

You folks really need to let me in there, you just don't fully realize the magnitude of that need yet.

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Unseelie wrote:

Zog is kind of an unfortunate choice, guys...

Z.O.G.

We should not allow the forces of fascism or social nationalists to remove from use perfectly good words like Zog just because they spew their drivel. The fascists didn't trademark it, they don't deserve to own it even as an acronym.

This is Ryan's opportunity to reclaim and rebrand the name Zog, to wrest the noun from the hands of the vile and return it into the estate where it rightly belongs.

CEO, Goblinworks

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It took the team all week and a lot of late nights but they have the server and the client working. We have been running around the forest whacking goblins and bandits and skeletons. We are Alpha Testing!

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Ryan Dancey wrote:
It took the team all week and a lot of late nights but they have the server and the client working. We have been running around the forest whacking goblins and bandits and skeletons. We are Alpha Testing!

Great news!

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Ryan Dancey wrote:
It took the team all week and a lot of late nights but they have the server and the client working. We have been running around the forest whacking goblins and bandits and skeletons. We are Alpha Testing!

Nice,

What's the ETA on EE?

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RHMG Animator wrote:
Ryan Dancey wrote:
It took the team all week and a lot of late nights but they have the server and the client working. We have been running around the forest whacking goblins and bandits and skeletons. We are Alpha Testing!

Nice,

What's the ETA on EE?

"When its ready" is the last we heard. They'll be working on a two week update cycle for the Alpha, and my guess is they'll be needing at least 4 cycles to get this rascal ready for EE. So, call it two months minimum.

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RHMG Animator wrote:
Ryan Dancey wrote:
It took the team all week and a lot of late nights but they have the server and the client working. We have been running around the forest whacking goblins and bandits and skeletons. We are Alpha Testing!

Nice,

What's the ETA on EE?

3rd quarter of this year.

Goblin Squad Member

The invitations for Alpha testing were originally planned to be sent out June 16 and, of course, that was subject to change. Given the delay in getting the internal Alpha started, can you give us a revised date for when we may expect external invitations to be sent out?

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RHMG Animator wrote:
What's the ETA on EE?

I think Ryan said earlier if things go well 6-10 weeks, so "About August" seems like a good guess.

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Caldeathe Baequiannia wrote:
RHMG Animator wrote:
What's the ETA on EE?
I think Ryan said earlier if things go well 6-10 weeks, so "About August" seems like a good guess.

Remember, be polite. They indicated that later in Alpha testing they'd probably start handing out invites to bring EE folks in for late Alpha....

CEO, Goblinworks

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Week of the 16th, not the 16th. We will see where we're at on Monday.

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I am all for those who want to test in alpha. However it does no good to set a fixed date for EE and then find there is a bug which means the game is not ready. I applaud Ryan for NOT announcing a date.

No EE before it's time.

Thank you GW for the hard work and long hours. I hope you get time off for Paizo Con.

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Lam wrote:

I am all for those who want to test in alpha. However it does no good to set a fixed date for EE and then find there is a bug which means the game is not ready. I applaud Ryan for NOT announcing a date.

No EE before it's time.

Thank you GW for the hard work and long hours. I hope you get time off for Paizo Con.

I agree with Lam. Rushing things now would probably only be detrimental.

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Ryan Dancey wrote:
Week of the 16th, not the 16th. We will see where we're at on Monday.

Thank you very much for clarifying this - I think I saw some argument about this elsewhere on the forum. Looking forward to hearing from your team.

Scarab Sages Goblin Squad Member

Bringing in EE pledgers to make the testing pool bigger makes sense, but it also raises the question: what makes an alpha pledge 900$ more valuable at this point?

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I got the impression he was recommending everyone "be polite" as a way of possibly earning an Alpha invite, not that he was accusing anyone of being impolite.

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Keovar wrote:
Bringing in EE pledgers to make the testing pool bigger makes sense, but it also raises the question: what makes an alpha pledge 900$ more valuable at this point?

Honestly, I was originally thinking the same right before upping to the Alpha. Among other measurable benefits (i.e. monster casting, est. ~$300 worth of game time), we're literally putting our money where our mouth is and directly supporting Goblinworks in creating potentially the best MMO of its era.

P.S.: I'm not trying to score brownie points here - I genuinely want to help this game succeed!

Scarab Sages Goblin Squad Member

Kitsune Aou wrote:
Keovar wrote:
Bringing in EE pledgers to make the testing pool bigger makes sense, but it also raises the question: what makes an alpha pledge 900$ more valuable at this point?

Honestly, I was originally thinking the same right before upping to the Alpha. Among other measurable benefits (i.e. monster casting, est. ~$300 worth of game time), we're literally putting our money where our mouth is and directly supporting Goblinworks in creating potentially the best MMO of its era.

P.S.: I'm not trying to score brownie points here - I genuinely want to help this game succeed!

Regarding monster casting, there are only 80-something alpha pledges between both Kickstarters. Spending development time on a feature which will affect so few seems unlikely to be a high priority, and to get enough crowdforgers to support pushing it farther up the queue, there will have to be something in it for them.

As to game time, the pioneers got 4 months, and the add-ons offered game time at 8.33/month for the 100$ item, or 10/month for the 30$ item. Even if we're counting from the standard of 15/month, EE would have to last 5 years for that to work out.

Everyone who pledged helped the game exist, but for the same amount a pledger could have gotten Crowdforger Guild twice and would have far more to show for it.

Really, if they add something significant to alpha accounts and let current pioneers upgrade to it, they could expand their tester pool, avoid making current alpha pledgers feel cheated, and could draw in more money. I think many people would throw in another 900$ for something like a 'Destiny's Triplet'.

Liberty's Edge Goblin Squad Member

Unseelie wrote:
Zog is kind of an unfortunate choice, guys...

Hey! Why are you hating on Children's books?

Or is it the toy you don't like?

The sports league?

IT service provider?

Et cetera.

In this case, the Zog server is named after the Empire of Zog... a goblin kingdom which used to control this section of the River Kingdoms. The existence of dozens of other 'zogs' is irrelevant.

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Zog is als the name for breastmilk in Dutch, so I guess everyone will have their own specific notions about the word. :)

Scarab Sages

Ryan Dancey wrote:
We are Alpha Testing!

Oh, all th malicious envy... ¬¬

Through passion, I gain strength.

---

Isn't Zog some character of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"?

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Ryan Dancey wrote:
It took the team all week and a lot of late nights but they have the server and the client working. We have been running around the forest whacking goblins and bandits and skeletons. We are Alpha Testing!

That's awesome. Congratulations Goblinworks!

Goblin Squad Member

Better than Agrajag

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And grats on the huge milestone!

Liberty's Edge Goblin Squad Member

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Ryan Dancey wrote:
Week of the 16th, not the 16th. We will see where we're at on Monday.

*casually*

So, um, hey... did anyone notice it's Monday? :]

*bouncing off the walls*

Silver Crusade Goblin Squad Member

not even 300 minutes into Monday though (@ Redmond).
Paizo's business hours are Monday–Friday, 10 AM–5 PM Pacific Time, and I guess Goblinworks' are close to that.

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Franz Lunzer wrote:

not even 300 minutes into Monday though (@ Redmond).

Paizo's business hours are Monday–Friday, 10 AM–5 PM Pacific Time, and I guess Goblinworks' are close to that.

Seems like they usually start getting in around 9am and work well past 5pm fairly often.

So yes, earliest we might hear something is likely more than four hours away. That doesn't lessen the anticipation though. :]

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CBDunkerson wrote:
Ryan Dancey wrote:
Week of the 16th, not the 16th. We will see where we're at on Monday.

*casually*

So, um, hey... did anyone notice it's Monday? :]

*bouncing off the walls*

*bounces around with you*

Well this is fun!

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its 6:44, I'm in early

Goblinworks Executive Founder

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The graphics are seriously way better than what I expected.

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Pics or it didn't happen!

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Esequiel Garcia wrote:
...I'm in early

Well, Zeke, how about strolling over to Lee's desk, doing a bit of I'm-sure-it's-ever-so-easy math, and posting a little something for us?

Goblinworks Executive Founder

Jiminy wrote:
Pics or it didn't happen!

Poy.

Poy.

Poy.

It's from Ryan. Cheatle showed me these.

Goblin Squad Member

holy mother of long links

Goblin Squad Member

That does look good!
Cept for Ryan's client keeps trying to tell him she's dead...
;)

Goblinworks Executive Founder

<Magistry> Toombstone wrote:
holy mother of long links

I don't know what you're talking about ! :p

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Audoucet wrote:
Jiminy wrote:
Pics or it didn't happen!

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152881464581521&set=pb.660376 520.-2207520000.1402849099.&type=3&src=https%3A%2F%2Ffbcdn-sphotos- d-a.akamaihd.net%2Fhphotos-ak-xpf1%2Ft31.0-8%2F10285835_10152881464581521_2 425580975173129689_o.jpg&smallsrc=https%3A%2F%2Ffbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akama ihd.net%2Fhphotos-ak-xpa1%2Ft1.0-9%2F10421548_10152881464581521_24255809751 73129689_n.jpg&size=1587%2C875

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152881671491521&set=pb.660376 520.-2207520000.1402849099.&type=3&src=https%3A%2F%2Fscontent-a-iad .xx.fbcdn.net%2Fhphotos-xfp1%2Ft31.0-8%2F10381672_10152881671491521_6498148 164120340014_o.jpg&smallsrc=https%3A%2F%2Fscontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net%2 Fhphotos-xaf1%2Ft1.0-9%2F10421169_10152881671491521_6498148164120340014_n.j pg&size=1283%2C861

https://twitter.com/rsdancey/status/477599825999835136/photo/1

It's from Ryan. Cheatle showed me these.

Linked for everyone

Link1

Link2

Link3


Looking good! :)

Now waiting for those streams to come up...

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Hycoo wrote:
Now waiting for those streams to come up...

Yeah whenever I get on twitch I do a quick search for a PFO alpha stream just in case. No luck yet!

Scarab Sages

#KneelBeforeZog

AMAZING!

Liberty's Edge Goblin Squad Member

All Hail Zod!! Conqueror of Pixels, Destroyer of social lives and Patron God of Marriage Councilors.

I can't wait to see screen shots and video!

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