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#1 Garth Erlam

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:17 PM

Hey guys,

A lot of you have been asking about the beta: when it’s happening, what’s happening, etc. So I’m here to let you guys know that we’re two weeks into our Friends and Family beta, and it’s been going great. We’ve had a few patches go through, lots of playtests, and frankly a tonne of fun. The first time I saw the MECHWARRIOR ONLINE logo on a patcher, I got tingles.

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Intense battles rage across the PGI studios




This was taken during one of our Friday playtests. I was just to the left on the above image (yes, the very same day I got a thumbs up from Russ) and we had people rotating in and out of the games, with most of the studio playing at one point or another. We did a variety of games, from 1v1 and up, and there was a heck of a lot of shouting and laughing and taunting.

What does this mean for you guys? First, as you can see here:



...the game is working and working well. We had games going with members of IGP as well, and there was a great faux-rivalry going between the two companies :P Secondly, that means the next step is closed beta. We’re not quite there yet, but we’re not too far off either.

We will let you guys know the second anything closed-beta related happens. You won’t find out from a random forum post, I can assure you of that ;) So please, stay tuned, and as always, we’re so thrilled that each and every one of you are here, and very proud of our loyal, loud, hilarious, dedicated, amazing fan base.

Cheers,
Garth

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:19 PM

Mods are friends, right? :P

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:19 PM

Great news :P

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:23 PM

...Attempts to zoom and looks deeply at the screen in a attempt to see something we have not seen before.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:25 PM

View PostGhost, on 17 April 2012 - 01:19 PM, said:

Mods are friends, right? :P

Have you been playing for two weeks? ;)

Looks good I can hardly wait to see the logo on a patcher on my desktop :lol:

#6 Garth Erlam

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:25 PM

View PostOhGilPin, on 17 April 2012 - 01:23 PM, said:

...Attempts to zoom and looks deeply at the screen in a attempt to see something we have not seen before.

Oh, it's there.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:25 PM

Very cool, congratulations!!

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:25 PM

Yeah Canucks jersey in the photo!

Closed beta means "if you can walk to the office", right? :P Like...2 blocks away from my work.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:28 PM

View PostOhGilPin, on 17 April 2012 - 01:23 PM, said:

...Attempts to zoom and looks deeply at the screen in a attempt to see something we have not seen before.


My thoughts exactly. Happy to see this.

View PostGarth Erlam, on 17 April 2012 - 01:17 PM, said:


We will let you guys know the second anything closed-beta related happens. You won’t find out from a random forum post, I can assure you of that :P



Darn. After Prosperity Park and I solved the case of "Who is nubnub" I thought we might be onto something with these random Comstar transmissions. Garth is breaking my heart!!!!

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:29 PM

I see that windowed mode is working fine, a few people are playing in windowed mode. :P

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:29 PM

lets organise an international taskforce to break in their office and start a LAN-Party xD

I brig tools and Instant ramen, ahh and someone bring some coffee

Edited by Andar89, 17 April 2012 - 01:32 PM.


#12 Raghnall

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:30 PM

Nice, looks like veryone is having fun. Can't wait to hear more about a closed beta!

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:30 PM

Woot!
It looks great just from what I can see.

When will we get word on system specs?

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:30 PM

As long as there are no Wizards allowed.
I hate wizards.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:31 PM

View Postroundtop, on 17 April 2012 - 01:25 PM, said:

Closed beta means "if you can walk to the office", right? :P Like...2 blocks away from my work.


I am so insanely jealous of you.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:33 PM

Vacant PC looks like it has either mechlab or a menu screen... but cannot make it out sadly.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:34 PM

View PostAndar89, on 17 April 2012 - 01:29 PM, said:

lets organise an international taskforce to break in their office and start a LAN-Party xD

I brig tools and Instant ramen, ahh and someone bring some coffee


I'll bring cheap pizza. Let's do this!

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:35 PM

The only question we have is..... what the heck is Matt N doing?

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:35 PM

View PostCoffiNail, on 17 April 2012 - 01:33 PM, said:

Vacant PC looks like it has either mechlab or a menu screen... but cannot make it out sadly.


Vacat PC has Mechhangar on it, the screen above it with the guy in a grey sweater has the mechlab on it

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:35 PM

View PostCoffiNail, on 17 April 2012 - 01:33 PM, said:

Vacant PC looks like it has either mechlab or a menu screen... but cannot make it out sadly.


I think it might be, because the guy on the left, behind the two guys laughing looks like he is assigning crits but I could be wrong.

Edited by OhGilPin, 17 April 2012 - 01:37 PM.






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