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#1 Paul Inouye

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 12:47 PM

Faction Play Update PTS 3
Friday May 3 (2PM PDT/9PM UTC) to Monday May 6 (10AM PDT/5PM UTC)


The third PTS for Faction Play is up and running. This PTS is directed at build stability in terms of kicking off matches correctly. In the past we've had blockers that would only allow a single match to be played during a phase of the conflict cycle. This issue has been addressed and now we're looking at concurrent matches (especially during scouting) kicking off correctly.

In order to facilitate data collection and making it easier to organize activities, the following test scenarios would help us out the most.

During a scouting phase:
- Have 2 matches play at the same time (16 people needed for testing)
- Repeat matches (these don't have to be concurrent but sequential, i.e. one after the other)

During a 12v12 phase:
- Have a match kick off 12v12 (24 people needed for testing)
- Play another match after the first one completes.

If we can get these two tasks done, stability for the live patch will be complete.


How to install the PTS client: https://mwomercs.com...ing-pts-client/

#2 IronEleven

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 01:33 PM

View PostPaul Inouye, on 03 May 2019 - 12:47 PM, said:

During a 12v12 phase:
- Have a match kick off 12v12 (24 people needed for testing)


I think you mean "Stare at a 10 second countdown until the group gets bored and gives up."

#3 justcallme A S H

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 02:03 PM

You need the people - I'll try make it happen!

I'll post up details later, just heading into work.

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 02:42 PM

I wish the task bar dingus didn't ping every ten seconds, it's extremely disruptive when I'd like to watch a show or read or something instead of watch the matchmaker spin.

Let it do ten second countdowns but only flash when a lobby is about to pop.

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 02:46 PM

It says we have to "complete the challenge on the PTS" to get the rewards. Any info what said challenge entails?

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 03:12 PM

Patching now. Lets hope there will be enough people.

View PostKhalcruth, on 03 May 2019 - 02:46 PM, said:

It says we have to "complete the challenge on the PTS" to get the rewards. Any info what said challenge entails?


It says
"Login to the PTS Client and you will be able to select 1 Reward pack!"

Just by logging in you will get the rewards according to that wording, BUT having 2 scouting (4v4) matches done and 2 faction (12v12) done will help this test session ALOT!

Edited by GamerPro4000, 03 May 2019 - 03:24 PM.


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Posted 03 May 2019 - 03:16 PM

I can help test too. Let us know when you guys got a time and day to gather up.

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 03:31 PM

View PostGilgamecc, on 03 May 2019 - 02:42 PM, said:

I wish the task bar dingus didn't ping every ten seconds, it's extremely disruptive when I'd like to watch a show or read or something instead of watch the matchmaker spin.

Let it do ten second countdowns but only flash when a lobby is about to pop.


Try turning off interface sounds. Worked last time I tested.

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 03:56 PM

hopefully i can actually get a match this time.

of course il be busy trying to get a free la malinche.

#10 Paul Inouye

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 04:08 PM

View PostKhalcruth, on 03 May 2019 - 02:46 PM, said:

It says we have to "complete the challenge on the PTS" to get the rewards. Any info what said challenge entails?


That shouldn't be there... I'll ping marketing.

View PostDeathshade, on 03 May 2019 - 03:16 PM, said:

I can help test too. Let us know when you guys got a time and day to gather up.


Justcallme A S H does a stream on PTS where a lot of people join in to fill the queues. He mentioned in this thread that he'll post date/time.

#11 justcallme A S H

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 04:09 PM

Sent you a couple Qs Paul - get back to me when ya can please!

Trying to get the timing spot on as possible to maximise the time we have and people... Pretty sure I can mobilise around 30 peeps, if not more it seems.

#12 Paul Inouye

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 05:07 PM

View Postjustcallme A S H, on 03 May 2019 - 04:09 PM, said:

Sent you a couple Qs Paul - get back to me when ya can please!


1) Boxers
2) Cake
3) Coke Zero over Pepsi Zero
4) Panther
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#13 ImperialKnight

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 06:06 PM

I suggest narrowing down the test windows to 3x 2hour windows per day. Due to the lack of players, it's next to impossible to get a match. Better to have specific windows (posted on the website) so players know when to go in and queue

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 06:39 PM

got three back to back scout drops in. Everything seems to be working fine on that end.

#15 The6thMessenger

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 06:56 PM

So where are people?

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 07:03 PM

Report, Scouting phase ending 2000 PDT (PGI time)

4 scouting matches kicked of during the hour. I personally played 3 of them.

Approx 7-8 players during that period for each side. Different players in different matches for certain, as I was in queue and passed over, probably because I was last to queue up.

War log shows 8 Intel for Steiner, none for Marik.

Phase changed to Assault with Steiner on the offensive searching for Marik Rogues.

currently 3/3 in queue

#17 Iron Boucanier

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 07:20 PM

All the Marik scout missions were defense. Not sure if that was by design or not.

#18 Wild_Alaskan

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 07:38 PM

Was the faction/role selection changed slightly? It confused me for a few seconds.

Otherwise, I did 3 back to back scouting matches and everything seems to work well.

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 10:40 PM

I broke it... queued up... realized it's midnight 30 here... and I'd never get a queue.. didn't want to watch perpetual 8 second countdowns (can we.. not have a countdown if there isn't enough people in queue to pop?)... hit cancel... and ended up having to force quit the client to get out.. got stuck on 'cancelling' with the little spinny thing forever..

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 11:24 PM

so, Faction Queue: 2/3 need 2 Steiner and 1 Marik to play Scouting





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