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AG3 Calendar: November 22, 2010

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Posted Nov 17, '10 at 12:44am

cormyn

cormyn

2,964 posts

Knight

Hey everyone, quick update on what's happening next Monday, November 22, 2010. All times are Pacific Standard Time, which is where Los Angeles, California is.

At 9am, I'll be marking all beta registrations to receive their invite codes later in the day. Any beta registrations that come in after 9am will have to wait for our week 3 release on December 6th.

We'll be rolling out some changes to the live beta site and verifying that the code works as intended and doing lots of internal testing.

In the afternoon, when we feel the code base is tested enough, we'll send a newsletter to all users who registered for the beta, even after the 9am cutoff. This newsletter will explain more about what we've been working on, what's in the new release, that sort of thing.

Once that newsletter is sent, I'll work on getting invite codes sent out to everyone who registered before 9am that day, and those users can begin helping with what we'll be calling our "open beta." The Email you'll receive with your invite code will explain what we need from you as beta testers.

It's important to note up front that several things will seem "missing" from the site, such as the forums, leaving comments, rating the games, that sort of thing. Some user profile settings may be available, but as we've already explained, changes you make on beta may get overwritten if you change your AG2 profile later.

The full details of what's going in the beta release, and what major pieces of the site are still missing will be detailed in the newsletter.

Other than questions of "what's in the release" or "what's missing from the release", are there any questions about the process or what will be happening next Monday?

 

Posted Nov 17, '10 at 1:03am

Freakenstein

Freakenstein

9,287 posts

Moderator

We'll be rolling out some changes to the live beta site and verifying that the code works as intended and doing lots of internal testing.


Will this be with the team itself, or will that include the Closed Testers right before the Open testers?
 

Posted Nov 17, '10 at 1:10am

knight_34

knight_34

14,286 posts

Oh goodie, some more features to test. I don't have any questions aside from Freakenstein's.

Bad news though, I still can't log-in with my knight_34 account.

 

Posted Nov 17, '10 at 1:12am

KyahcoSukaimasutae

KyahcoSukaimasutae

322 posts

uh just WOOT WOOT PARTY PARTY PARTY!!!! LOL XD ROFL JK!! ?
i know that is not a question,but here i will put one! ^
there now it is almost a question!

oh and i what a count down in hours minuets and seconds!! ok you can leave out the second! oh i geuss the minuets to just the hours! and days! but the minutes and second would me nice! *puppy dog eyes* PLEASEEEE!! ok just kinding!!
boy why you make it so i can't sleep!

 

Posted Nov 17, '10 at 12:15pm

cormyn

cormyn

2,964 posts

Knight

The internal testing is generally done by the employees in the office, but we'll likely get some of our closed beta testers to help as well.

Knight, the underscore problem will be fixed on Monday; don't think we can push that out early.

 

Posted Nov 17, '10 at 3:35pm

knight_34

knight_34

14,286 posts

Knight, the underscore problem will be fixed on Monday; don't think we can push that out early.


Ah, that sounds good. Thank you.

@KyahcoSukaimasutae

What are you on?
 

Posted Nov 17, '10 at 4:30pm

1337Player

1337Player

1,805 posts

I was really looking forward to the forums... oh well.

So if we update our AG2 profile everything on our AG3 beta profile will be wiped out? And how will we use armatars there?

 

Posted Nov 17, '10 at 4:55pm

Kyouzou

Kyouzou

5,231 posts

Cool, Thanksgiving break starts then too, so I'll have plenty of Beta time

@Knight

I don't know, but I want some.

 

Posted Nov 17, '10 at 5:51pm

cormyn

cormyn

2,964 posts

Knight

1337Player, as we've said in a previous thread, if you see profile data that you recognize from AG2, if you update it on AG3, and then make ANY changes on AG2, you'll likely lose those changes on AG3. If you see *new* settings on AG3 that don't exist on AG2, those settings will be retained.

Right now, your Armatar is not shown as you browse the site like you do right now. We'll incorporate them into the activity streams, and they'll of course be available on the user profile pages.

 

Posted Nov 17, '10 at 5:56pm

cormyn

cormyn

2,964 posts

Knight

As an example, if you change your biography on AG3, and then change it to something else on back here on AG2, the change from here on AG2 will sync over to AG3 so your change on AG3 will be lost.

New settings like privacy settings, that we don't have on AG2, will remain unchanged, since they don't have a corresponding setting from AG2 to overwrite it if you change your biography or whatever.