Public Test for Launch Module April 24th!

by Matt Newman in [ Announcements ] on, Apr 23, 2014 8:48 PM UTC 168  comments
Come test the Launch Module! 

When? 
The test will take place on Thursday, April 24th, 2014, from 12:00pm to 10:00pm PDT (3:00pm to 1:00am EDT) 

Who? 
Players who have registered to MWO before 10:00am PDT (1:00pm EDT) on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 will be eligible to participate in the Public Test. 

What?
Players taking part in the test will be asked to provide us their qualitative and personal experience on the Launch Module with: 
• Wait times (this will automatically be longer due to smaller population on test servers) 
• Weight Class restrictions (3 of each weight class) 
• Successful 12 vs 12 matches (did everyone get in ? did every one finish the match?) 
• Perceived fairness

We will be gathering telemetry on all this data, though your feedback posts and bug reports will still be greatly appreciated. Public matches and Private matches are both available, however we are specifically keen to see testing in the public queue. With that in mind we are offering an incentive to participants: Play 5 Public matches on Public test and earn 1 day Premium Time on your Live account. This free Premium Time will allow you to try out the premium Private match options when the launch Module is available on live. 

Where?
This test will take place exclusively on our Public Test Server, which requires a separate installation of MWO. Please download the Public Test installer. (Link is at the bottom of this post)

Why?
In preparation for the new Launch module, we are looking to gather additional telemetry on the new Public matchmaking logic. This will also give us an opportunity to find bugs, as well as gather feedback on how we can further improve the module in the future. 

How? 
Download and Install the Public Test version! On the scheduled date and time, boot up the Public Test version and login as you would on your normal account. Players participating in the Public Test are asked to focus their attention on dropping in the public queue: 
• Play solo 
• Play in groups 
• Play with various classes 

Your Public Test account will be based on a snapshot of your Live account taken at 10:00AM PDT on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014. Any changes made to your account after this time will not be reflected in the Public Test. Likewise, any changes made to your account within the Public Test version will NOT be reflected in the Live version. 

Don't forget to complete 5 Public Matches during the Test to receive your free day of Premium Time! 

Please fill out the Bug Report form thread for any issues discovered: http://mwomercs.com/forums/topic/156432-launch-module-test-new-issues/
Please leave us your Qualitative Analysis and Feedback in the following threads: http://mwomercs.com/forums/forum/227-public-test/