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Posted Nov 9, '10 at 6:16pm

cormyn

cormyn

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Knight

After our webdev meeting, we've decided on some "open beta" dates and some other information.

November 22nd will be our next beta software release. It'll happen similar to how we rolled out the beta sign-up page, some time between 10am and 6pm California time. (We're currently -8 hours from UTC/GMT)

When we do that software release, a few things will happen:

1. More features will be added to the site for our closed beta users, including bug fixes. We'll actually have games to play!

2. A bulk newsletter will be sent to all users who signed up for the beta, letting them know what we've been working on.

3. Some quantity of users will receive their invite codes. We don't know how many we'll send out yet, or whether we'll "throttle" the Email setup to send them out over several days or all at once. They will be sent to users in the order they signed up, and we will not manually activate any additional users.

Once we send out this quantity of invite codes, other users will need to wait until our next software release (scheduled for Dec 6th) when we'll send out another quantity of invite codes.

One more note about the closed beta, since I've been seeing some questions about it: We are not adding any more users to the closed beta. Moderators have no extra powers when it comes to the beta, so please don't bother them with requests. Similarly, they have no way to control who gets an invite code or not during the upcoming software releases.

Questions?

 

Posted Nov 9, '10 at 6:29pm

Joe96

Joe96

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I signed up yesterday for the beta. Just to clarify, I'll get a code in a few days, right?

 

Posted Nov 9, '10 at 6:29pm

Freakenstein

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From the period of time now to Open beta, there will be no extra features added to Closed beta?

 

Posted Nov 9, '10 at 6:32pm

samdawghomie

samdawghomie

3,672 posts

Now I just have to wait 2 weeks. *tap, tap, tap*


We'll actually have games to play!


I am very, very, curious to see what the new game page looks like.
 

Posted Nov 9, '10 at 6:33pm

MrDayCee

MrDayCee

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Guess you're right Freak... but that's ok, we (read: 'I have posted enough thoughts about the homepage already that can occupy them now... :P

 

Posted Nov 9, '10 at 6:34pm

MrDayCee

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I am very, very, curious to see what the new game page looks like.


I could post a screenshot of it... nah... let's hold on to that a little while longer!
Mystery makes for more excitement, believe me: I KNOW! LOL
 

Posted Nov 9, '10 at 6:34pm

leo99rules

leo99rules

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I signed up late.



Just wondering will people with more rep and have been on the AG community a while and helping AG 3.0 (Frank, Knight, etc) have a bigger chance of getting in beta?

 

Posted Nov 9, '10 at 6:41pm

Joe96

Joe96

2,306 posts

Just wondering will people with more rep and have been on the AG community a while and helping AG 3.0 (Frank, Knight, etc) have a bigger chance of getting in beta?

I hope so...still waiting for an invite code :P
 

Posted Nov 9, '10 at 6:45pm

Freakenstein

Freakenstein

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Those that signed up in beta first will get there first.
[quote=Ian]They will be sent to users in the order they signed up[/quote]
...So it doesn't matter who the user is.

 

Posted Nov 9, '10 at 7:14pm

cormyn

cormyn

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Knight

[quote=Joe96]igned up yesterday for the beta. Just to clarify, I'll get a code in a few days, right?[/quote]
No, you'll have to wait until at least Nov 22.

[quote=Freakenstein]now to Open beta, there will be no extra features added to Closed beta?[/quote]
I imagine there might be. We'll have to see.

[quote=samdawghomie]curious to see what the new game page looks like[/quote]
Well I'd finish building it if I didn't have all these questions to answer ;o)

[quote=leo99rules]I signed up late.[/quote]
Chances are good that everyone who has signed up in the past 24 hours will get into the second phase of the beta (the open beta). We've only had like 400-500 users sign up.

[quote=leo99rules]will people with more rep and have been on the AG community a while and helping AG 3.0 (Frank, Knight, etc) have a bigger chance of getting in beta[/quote]
No. Invite codes are sent out in the order that you signed up.