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cormyn
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Hey everyone,

Just wanted to write a quick update on the happenings around here lately. I'm sure you've noticed my flurry of activity in the forums has dwindled a bit. That's indicative of how hard we're working to get AG3 out the door. And me playing admin-bully and having to ban some users who weren't behaving. Grr. Folks, we have chosen our mods for a reason: we trust them. Please listen to them and follow their guidance.

Our beta sign up page design contest was a huge success, and we picked a winning design. Right now we're anticipating that the sign-up page will go live on November 8th, and you can sign up to join the beta. We'll contact people in the order they signed up, in batches, to assist with the beta. No word on when that public beta will begin yet.

Right now, that sign-up page works, the Email notices work, and the page you land on when you finally get to enter the beta works. Larry and James have done some spectacular work on the front end while I slave away on the back end of things (database, systems, etc). We've had all user and game data migrating for several weeks now, so that's all ready to go. I *just* finished the game play page today, and James will be working hard to get that ready for your viewing pleasure over the next week or so.

We've been re-evaluating the whole armor points / reputation systems this week, and trying to decide what sorts of content will count towards reputation. It *may* change drastically, and I will clarify this more throughout the month of November. Please, no speculation just yet, we've had to go back to the drawing board on some of it based on Dan's feedback.

Let's see, what else...

We're looking at several new game ratings features which we'll talk about in November as well, things like rating a game based on art work, music, game play, etc.

Larry's still hard at work on the whole 'activity feed' system and how that works to display news bits all around the site and let you comment on things that happen. He's having a blast with it, and I'm sure everyone will be excited to see it in action.

In our "alpha" testing just here in the office alone, we may be running into some conflicting cookies between our regular site, our current administration site (which we use to administer some areas of the existing site, games, users, high scores, etc) and the new beta site. We're hoping to work out the kinks before the public beta starts so nobody has trouble getting into the beta without wiping their cookies.

Any questions?

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knight_34
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Excellent. Now I'll have to try signing up from one of those school computers.. Time zone differences?

Yes, I would also like to know about the armatars.

Kyouzou
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I'll have to see if the beta site works at my school.

Peter20
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wait so we have to make new accounts to get back on to ag basicly starting over?hmmmm i might not come back probaly though ill just probaly stay low ranked

cormyn
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Your armatar selection will carry over to AG3.

knight_34, Not sure where you're located, but we're in southern California.

Kyouzou, the site should be publicly available all over the world, unless your school explicitly blocks it.

Peter20, no, you're not starting over. You're just giving us an Email address so we can communicate with you about the beta.

knight_34
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knight_34, Not sure where you're located, but we're in southern California.


I'm in New Zealand.. Time zone is +13 right now.. If yours is -8 I'm twenty-one hours ahead. Monday 9am to 6pm would be Tuesday 6 am to 3 pm... I should make it on time I believe.
Freakenstein
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See you guys in beta! You know how I am--I gotta live up to my character's dreams; I'll be first in line to sign up! To me, it doesn't seem like a contest, but he thinks so. It's gonna be pretty tough to login on the 8th though; it's a Monday. Oh well! At least I have a psychology test. After I'm done with that, I'll leave early. It's another college perk, you could say. I should be able to sign up for it by that time.

Freakenstein
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@Knight: *blinks*

I knew you were far, but..THAT far ahead? *blinks* Oh wait. New Zealand is near the IDL...

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DAMNIT My school blocks Armorgames for being categorized as "Games" I freaking hate how school blocks websites for have freaking games on them. GHALKEJLKJLKNFAW LFAIUWHBBQHORSESAUCEZOMGDEATHLKJSDF

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wait so we have to make new accounts to get back on to ag basicly starting over?hmmmm i might not come back probaly though ill just probaly stay low ranked

...You really care about points?


About beta, November 8th, Monday, school, homework, darn it. I'll probably sign in late.
samdawghomie
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*cough*

Sorry 'bout that.

vinster132
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@Sam:

Chill, relax, there's still a chance to get it in.

knight_34
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****IT My school blocks Armorgames for being categorized as "Games" I freaking hate how school blocks websites for have freaking games on them. GHALKEJLKJLKNFAW LFAIUWHBBQHORSESAUCEZOMGDEATHLKJSDF


Same, but there are ways of getting around blocks right? Use your head.
samdawghomie
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Same, but there are ways of getting around blocks right? Use your head


Yeah, but it will probably require me to download a program. And that is out.
Pazx
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Hooray for knight working out time zones for me

I've tried and tried but I can't get to AG or FB or anything from school computers. Even using half a million proxys and using command prompt didn't work >_>

Freakenstein
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I would say proxies, but that's too public for beta keys. I would also rant why the schools have blocking programs in the first place, but it's Beta, so it's important enough to forget about that lol

Just do it at home Sam. There are plenty of open testers out there. If your key doesn't get registered that day, then it will the next day, or after that, etc. There will be two full months of beta testing, assuming that it will be live in early 2011. You'll get turns for beta, just not in school

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