Elemental Beta 1G will be this week

By on February 22, 2010 6:32:34 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

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Last week we got bumped due to the ImpulseTV launch and the Sins of a Solar Empire update (both happened on Thursday which was our beta update).

So this Thursday we expect to release beta 1G.

Questions?

Q: Will it be fun?

A: No.

Q: Will it at least not cause my eyes to bleed?

A: No. It will still cause eye bleeding.

Q: What about the root kits? Does this beta get rid of the root kits?

A: No. Our malware requires the root kits to be installed.

Q: Does it at least quit uploading my .XLS files to a server in China?

A: Yes. It now only uploads .XLSX files and now it’s to “the cloud”.

Q: Okay then what IS new in this build?

A: Lots.

Q: Can you be more specific?

A: Yes.

Okay fine. Here are some high level details:

  • The Dynasty system framework is in. That is, you get married, have kids, and can arrange marries.
  • You can get spells.
  • The initial customization screens are in. So you now choose your sovereign or can create your own, choose your faction, or create your own, and can use points to customize your sovereign and facgtion.
  • The basic quest system is in.
  • All of the above are still very basic (i.e. the system is in but the assets will be continually added over the next several months).
  • Stability should be considerably better (I hope). Memory usage should be quite a bit better.
  • Altar tech tree is in (and they all use it).

Of course, the above involves hundreds of new small features and changes so it will seem quite a bit different.

Q: So when will it be fun?

A: It should be fun by Beta 3.  Buggy but fun.

Q: When is Beta 3 due?

A: April.

Q: What comes next?

A: Beta 2. The Multiplayer beta. That’s in March.

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February 22, 2010 6:48:33 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Ribbit.

That's frogspeak for "Thanks for the great news!"  Sorry if the accent is a bit thick or offensive.

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February 22, 2010 6:49:21 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

So, let me get this straight: each of the 10 nations will have their own tech tree, but only 1 such tree is currently finished so they're all using the same one? But eventually as you finish them the others will have their own? What about custom nations? Do you choose one of the 10 trees to mimic, or will the be a generic 'custom nation only' tech tree, or some other system? Or did I just open up a huge can of worms you hadn't gotten to yet?

More importantly, will the game still scratch deep, ever-burning furrows in the surface of my hard drive and/or mortal soul if it detects that one or more of the infamous rootkits is removed/blocked?

Lastly, does your crash generator still favor generating a crash in situations where the AI player is losing, or will it now crash the game at true random intervals regardless of the situation?

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February 22, 2010 6:50:54 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Sweet i can't wait.

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February 22, 2010 7:10:56 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Everything looks great. Little disappointed by the lack of hemmorraging from the ears, though.

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February 22, 2010 7:14:35 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Hey Frogboy, will those of us who have purchased (pre-ordered) the game during the past few weeks be able to get in on this beta?

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February 22, 2010 7:22:56 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

You're late

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February 22, 2010 7:40:11 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I bought mine in October and will have to wait until Next Month to play te Beta.

 

however, due to a miscommunication I had thought that "Beta2" was coming out at the end of November, so for a little while my hopes were quite too high

 

However, Its possible that I might not start testing until Beta 3, I guess for me it depends whether the Multiplayer in Beta 2 will be at all competitive or strictly Exploratory. Sure pong doesn't have good graphics or tactical battles, but at least its competitive

Im not exactly sure how bad the memory leakages are, or what the repercussions are for a computer. Currently my laptop is NEW ... should I be worried???

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February 22, 2010 7:55:17 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting ,


Q: When is Beta 3 due?

A: April.

Q: What comes next?

A: Beta 2. The Multiplayer beta. That’s in March.
Remember people, that's the plan. The reality might include delays. And Beta 2 in March might mean March 31.

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February 22, 2010 7:55:53 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting MageMatthew,
Sweet i can't wait.

Indeed!

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February 22, 2010 8:02:45 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Q: Can I haz beta yet?

A: Damnit Ghost stop spamming that question, we already told you to wait till Beta 2!

(Dream A: Sure ghost here ya go, enjoy the Beta!)

 

I can dream.

 

 

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February 22, 2010 8:11:17 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting xGhost4000x,
Q: Can I haz beta yet?

A: Damnit Ghost stop spamming that question, we already told you to wait till Beta 2!

(Dream A: Sure ghost here ya go, enjoy the Beta!)

 

I can dream. 

A more realistic Dream Answer would be "Sure, Ghost. But remember, you've brought this upon yourself. Soon you will be clawing out your eyes from sheer, liquid not-fun as we write our autosaves to your boot sector and overwrite your .inis with our crash reports. P.S. You should remove any and all personal data from your PC before installing the beta, as some or all of it may be uploaded to remote servers during the installation process."

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February 22, 2010 8:30:52 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Good to hear.... of course he decides to release the bloody thing right after I commit to taking an entire advanced trigonometry course in a little under three months........

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February 22, 2010 8:34:13 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

[quote who="xGhost4000x" comment="10"]

Q: Can I haz beta yet?
A: Damnit Ghost stop spamming that question, we already told you to wait till Beta 2!
(Dream A: Sure ghost here ya go, enjoy the Beta!)
 
I can dream.
 
 

[/quote]

 

Bwahahaha :3

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February 22, 2010 9:31:08 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

About damn time!

 

But seriously I can't wait!

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February 22, 2010 9:34:50 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Ops i broke it...

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February 22, 2010 10:05:18 PM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

Q: What comes next?

A: Beta 2. The Multiplayer beta. That’s in March.

So if I pre-order in March I can begin playing Elemental (beta)?

 

advanced trigonometry course

Trigonometry, the study of triangles. How much is there possibly to know about triangles

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February 22, 2010 10:17:49 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

Giving up video games for Lent is seeming more and more like a bad idea....

So Lent is only 7 days long right? As in its already over by Thursday? 

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February 22, 2010 10:26:55 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting Splitshadow,



Q: What comes next?


A: Beta 2. The Multiplayer beta. That’s in March.



So if I pre-order in March I can begin playing Elemental (beta)?

Preorder BEFORE beta2 starts if you want into beta2
 




advanced trigonometry course


Trigonometry, the study of triangles. How much is there possibly to know about triangles

Triangles get used to know things about stuff that absolutely is not a triangle.

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February 22, 2010 11:09:00 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

So Lent is only 7 days long right? As in its already over by Thursday?

Sure... in Dog Lent.

 

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February 22, 2010 11:21:09 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

I'll make sure to have some money in my account in March, but according to past history I don't expect Beta2 untill June! maybe I will be pleasently suprised in mid April but I doubt it. I ordered in October. Did I mention I like dissapointment. Just kidding take all the time you need to make this right, I want to be enjoying this game well past 2015 if the world last that long!

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February 22, 2010 11:44:06 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums









advanced trigonometry course





Trigonometry, the study of triangles. How much is there possibly to know about triangles



Triangles get used to know things about stuff that absolutely is not a triangle.

Oh yeah, sine and cosine get used for a lot of things other than finding sides of triangles, etc. (and the other trig functions, but no one cares about those as much )

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February 23, 2010 12:38:10 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I'm surprised more people haven't shown up saying "do we get Beta 1E or 1F ?"

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February 23, 2010 3:25:06 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting kyogre12,









advanced trigonometry course





Trigonometry, the study of triangles. How much is there possibly to know about triangles



Triangles get used to know things about stuff that absolutely is not a triangle.


Oh yeah, sine and cosine get used for a lot of things other than finding sides of triangles, etc. (and the other trig functions, but no one cares about those as much )

 

 

Poor tangent.

 

Always forgotten; because he's gone off in another direction.

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February 23, 2010 3:45:32 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting xGhost4000x,
Q: Can I haz beta yet?

Dream A: Sure ghost here ya go, enjoy the Beta!

*xGhost4000x installs Elemental 1G Beta build*

*xGhost4000x clicks the Elemental icon*

*Blue Screen of Death happens*

*xGhost4000x reboots computer*

*Windows restarts, scans and loads properly*

*xGhost4000x clicks the Elemental icon*

*Blue Screen of Death happens*

*xGhost4000x reboots computer*

*Windows restarts, scans and loads properly*

*xGhost4000x clicks the Elemental icon*

*Blue Screen of Death happens*

*xGhost4000x reboots computer*

*Windows restarts, scans and loads properly*

*xGhost4000x clicks the Elemental icon*

*Blue Screen of Death happens*

*xGhost4000x reboots computer*

*Windows restarts, scans and loads properly*

*xGhost4000x clicks the Elemental icon*

*Blue Screen of Death happens*

*xGhost4000x reboots computer*

*Windows restarts, scans and loads properly*

*xGhost4000x clicks the Elemental icon*

*Blue Screen of Death happens*

Etc...

Have fun?!

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February 23, 2010 4:49:08 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

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