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#1 GrizzlyViking

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 09:51 AM

*NOTICE: THERE MAY BE SOME SARCASM IN THE POST BELOW, SO DO NOT BE OFFENDED*

So now that they have told us about the first 1000, what have we learned and what about the second 1000?

See 'Bryan Ekman's post about the first 1000 below:

View PostBryan Ekman, on 26 May 2012 - 06:05 AM, said:

Check your e-mail, check your profile if you haven't already.

Things are going very well so far. Lots of good feedback from the fresh meat new users. We're going to watch these new players for a few days, see how the servers react, and then begin inviting more players if everything goes well.


Let's break it down.

1. "Things are going very well so far."
The game is up and running as the Devs had hoped with few in-game issues. Great news!

2. "Lots of good feedback from the fresh meat new users."
They invited a bunch of noobs who do not have a clue about any computer based MechWarrior games. ;)
Oh and...I almost forgot...the Devs are in game killing all of them multiple times in multiple ways. LOL

3. "We're going to watch these new players for a few days, see how the servers react,"
We're taking Memorial Day weekend (normally a US holiday, but they dont care) off to have a big cook-out and beerfest at the lake to de-stress and have some fun. :D

4. "and then begin inviting more players if everything goes well."
If the game is still running after we get back and drink a few cups of coffee to knock the edge off we'll send out a some more invites. :)

The most notable thing in this post is the statement "a few days," which means more than two. So we are likely looking at Tuesday or later before more BETA invites are issued.

Edited by GrizzlyViking, 26 May 2012 - 11:11 AM.


#2 Saren21

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 09:58 AM

Awesome dude very funny.

#3 Redshift2k5

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 09:59 AM

It isn't Memorial Day weekend in Canada. We had out cookouts & camping & hangover monday last week ;)

#4 GrizzlyViking

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 10:02 AM

View PostRedshift2k5, on 26 May 2012 - 09:59 AM, said:

It isn't Memorial Day weekend in Canada. We had out cookouts & camping & hangover monday last week ;)


Good point...just humor me, I'm old and don't think of obvious details like this. heheheh
I edited to cover it. :)

Edited by GrizzlyViking, 26 May 2012 - 10:07 AM.


#5 Tarellond

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 10:04 AM

Glad to hear it! Another 1:100 chance for me to get in.

#6 Gunnarr

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 10:06 AM

Well put and summed up! Very funny. +1 internet points.

#7 Volthorne

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 10:09 AM

View PostTarellond, on 26 May 2012 - 10:04 AM, said:

Glad to hear it! Another 1:100 chance for me to get in.

Actually now it would be 1:99, because you have to exclude the first thousand.

#8 Saren21

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 10:12 AM

its funny because if you think about it it kinda makes sense to lets the Noobs..err new player base get the hang of gaming get some hopes up and then only to have there dreams of wining crushed by Paul's pink power house Battlemech.... I know he feeds off the suffering of others...i am on to you sir !

Edited by Saren21, 26 May 2012 - 10:14 AM.


#9 Klelith

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 10:13 AM

View PostGrizzlyViking, on 26 May 2012 - 09:51 AM, said:

3. "We're going to watch these new players for a few days, see how the servers react,"
We're taking Memorial Day weekend (normally a US holiday, but they dont care) off to have a big cook-out and beerfest at the lake to de-stress and have some fun. :D

4. "and then begin inviting more players if everything goes well."
If the game is still running after we get back and drink a few cups of coffee to knock the edge off we'll send out a some more invites. :)


This is the only possibility. They're probably all s***faced by now.

#10 Emperor Cassius

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 10:15 AM

It is pure genius really, if you put someone who doesn't know how to run a 'Mech you can see how fast they pick it up. Then when the meat grinder is over so how high the learning curve is.

#11 illyrian

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 10:16 AM

Haha Number 2 is so on the mark. Mind you I can't even remember the last time I played Mechwarrior. So I would be back in the noob catagory

#12 Banshee Bullet

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 10:23 AM

way to read between the lines

#13 Gets

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 10:24 AM

Where is the negrep function on this forum?

#14 SuckyJack

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 10:35 AM

I think the "In a few days" is more of a reference of "After our server hamsters die of exhaustion we will upgrade to gerbils to handle the new load."

Edited by SuckyJack, 26 May 2012 - 10:35 AM.


#15 PropagandaWar

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 11:41 AM

Noob entries was probably a good choice. You know what would be cool. Remember the first battletech sim where it had a little role playing element as you went. If I remember correctly I was shot outside of my mech in the choose your own adventure portion of it several times as a kid trying to complete the game. But it would kind of give new and old people a bit of history as they went along without a having to much developement cost. Heck give it to the newsfeed guy to tackle.

#16 RubixDragon

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 03:30 PM

View PostGunnarr, on 26 May 2012 - 10:06 AM, said:

Well put and summed up! Very funny. +1 internet points.


+1

#17 Carl Wrede

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 03:43 PM

Just a bit curious.. what is Memorial Day weekend? I gathered its some kind of holiday.

#18 Xaks

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 04:07 PM

At least Wednesday at the earliest. Tuesday is hangover/n00bshootfest recovery day.

View PostCarl Wrede, on 26 May 2012 - 03:43 PM, said:

Just a bit curious.. what is Memorial Day weekend? I gathered its some kind of holiday.


Down here in the US, we have a national holiday (including all government employees) once a year called 'Memorial Day' that gets dedicated to our fallen service members, and the current serving ones.

It, along with Labor Day in the spring, is one of a few that are federally mandated long weekends for most folks Stateside. Its one of I think 12 federally-recognized holidays....along with Christmas, Thanksgiving, 4th of July (Independence Day), etc.

#19 Kiath

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 04:07 PM

Nice one. Good little chuckle :)

#20 Starne

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 04:11 PM

View PostCarl Wrede, on 26 May 2012 - 03:43 PM, said:

Just a bit curious.. what is Memorial Day weekend? I gathered its some kind of holiday.


Memorial Day is a national(United States) holiday that is always on the last monday of may. As a holiday, it originated as Decoration Day, as a day of remembrance for Americans killed in the Civil War. Over time, it kinda crept it's way into being a day of remembrance for ALL Americans killed in military conflict. Today however, some people just think of Memorial Day as meaning "Hey, 3-Day Weekend! Party Time!".

Nutshell: Memorial Day is an American National Holiday orriginally intended for commemorating our war-dead. Always last monday of May.

Edited by Starne, 26 May 2012 - 04:13 PM.






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