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Game News Wasteland 2 Kickstarter Update #39: Beta Coming Next Week

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by Infinitron, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    For real this time? The latest Wasteland 2 Kickstarter update reports:

    Hello Rangers,

    We’ve been hard at work on the backer beta, working through some last niggling blocker bugs to get it ready for you, and kept you updated on @wasteland2beta and the Wasteland 2 tumblr. To catch you up: it’s almost ready: We’re fully on track to put it in your hands next week!

    As we’ve said before, the initial beta rollout is the first four major areas, the associated COPS maps (smaller maps), the world map and its random encounters, and character creation. As the beta progresses, we’ll roll out more areas, though we do plan to hold LA back for spoiler reasons. We’ll have more details on the beta such as remaining known issues next week, when we launch it.

    We did want to let you all know that when the beta launches we will be pulling the add-on options from the Wasteland 2 store. If you want to add any of those to your existing pledge – or if you want to be able to jump in on the beta at its launch – this week will be your last chance to do so!

    With all late backer donations, we manually import pledge data roughly every 2-3 weeks, but we will ensure the database is up to date when the beta launches. The digital-only pre-order options will remain available though we may pull them too in the not too distant future, somewhere in time and space. Existing backers will still be able to upgrade, so as a backer you’ll still be able to move into a higher tier and get access to the beta later, it just won’t be available as an add-on.

    We’re also progressing in other procedural matters as we get closer to beta. We’ve been testing both Steam distribution and the use of our CenterCode bug reporting site with a limited group of external testers, and both are looking good. CenterCode in particular will be instrumental to a successful backer beta run, it allows for bug reports to go directly into our system, so we can quickly and efficiently handle duplicates and assign bugs to the responsible developer. For our backers, it offers an easy-to-use, simple website that gives you direct access to providing us with not just bug reports, but also general feedback and suggestions. Depending on how things go we may launch the CenterCode site before the beta is out, to give you time to register, provide your PC info and get familiar with the site.

    Keep an eye on our twitter or tumblr for more news, and expect more updates soon.
    Oh, and besides that, there's also this portrait of an "old friend" from the original Wasteland:

    [​IMG]

    Yipe.
     
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  2. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    nevar forget!
     
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  3. hexer Guest

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    So it's either the Night Terror or the Spineless Ghoul from Darwin. The portrait looks so cool. Who knows if they did one for the Radiation Angel?
     
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    So that's what a grown up E.T. looks like. Good thing he phoned home and left.
     
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  5. SophosTheWise Arbiter

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    Just donated. Welp, I hope my donation is being processed fast. Don't want to miss out.
     
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    I can't wait!!... I can't wait!!!... I CAN'T WAIT!!!!... I CAN'T WAITTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!*

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    Brian, please don't crush my cRPG Renaissance dreams.





    I'm OK now, really :oops:
     
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  7. MapMan Arcane

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    Shit graphix.
     
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    ... because that so important... :roll:
     
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  9. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    You're too easy to bait, mindx2 ;)
     
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    quick, somebody tell rps! they absolutely need to report about this!
     
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    This is just fucking great. I'm on evening shift next week.

    Has that portrait become an avatar yet?
     
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    :oops:

    I certainly use this emote a lot around here, don't I?
     
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    I have ten consecutive days off for Xmas and this timing is so oh so oh so ohhhhhh, I'm really excite.
     
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    Oh, next week is going to be so exciting...
    ...to sit and watch the gargantuan butthurt unfold here on the Codex :)
     
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  15. Goegoff Educated

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    I don't get this. Do they have too much money?
    A person goes on twitch, a person sees Wasteland 2 streamed, a person wants to play it too, but that person can't buy it. Why?
    Just to illustrate: Planetary Annihilation's kickstarter ended with ~8k alpha accesses sold. Since it's alpha launch in July (and beta a couple of days ago) I've seen it streamed regularly. It now has ~14k beta players.
    I'm not saying that there's a direct correlation there, but why chance it out?


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    Or is this the relevant bit, and I'm completely hyperbolic?
     
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  16. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    They're talking about removing the beta add-on for Kickstarter backers, not the option to buy the game itself with beta access.

    The game will eventually be on Steam Early Access anyway, so...
     
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  17. hexer Guest

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    Why? Avellone tweeted that the game feels like playing Fallout 1 and 2.

    Bethesda's Fallout fans might get a butthurt though. Hehe
     
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  18. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    This is the Codex. There will always be butthurt.
     
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  19. FeelTheRads Arcane Patron

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    This. I can only hope my butthurt is of the pleasurable kind. :codexisfor:
     
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  20. Excidium P. banal

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    But did he say how it compared to Fallout in terms of quality? Because "feels like playing Fallout 1 and 2" means you run around in a top-down view doing quests and fighting turn-based battles which doesn't really tell anything we didn't know already.
     
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    Because the Codex.
     
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  22. Excidium P. banal

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    Maybe some people remember that gameplay demo that was meant to showcase their absolute best design.
     
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  23. hexer Guest

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    These were his exact words.

     
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  25. Excidium P. banal

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    I thought you were Crispy the entire time. Whoa.
     
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