Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Tassos's newest beta update!

I think when he was referring to leakers being caught im assuming he meant the ones who posted the sceenshots without covering the combat bit of the Ui...none of those have been in contact with me.

Update on January 11
This is our latest beta update:

We needed to collect more data from the current build before putting together the newest patches, so we let the latest stable build run until then.

We've been listening to your feedback closely since the beta started. Much of what you are reporting as far as bugs go are known issues through our internal testing process and have been scheduled to be updated, or have been updated already. If you don't see immediate fixes, it's because we need the extra error logs to be able to get to the root of each problem faster. Anything that you report which we weren't aware of we need time to reproduce it internally and still collect more data on it. Our communication is mostly one sided, from you to us, not just by necessity having limited manpower, but also by design. We need as much feedback as possible.

In the next couple of patches you should be able to observe our commitment though beta progress. Most fixes and updates will be present. Having said that, there's no such thing as a "magic patch". You should know however that the beta builds are much different that a release build. Beta builds are focused on testing needs rather than on the total player experience.

While the feedback we're getting has been overwhelmingly positive, the criticism has been very vocal. We've been paying close attention to everything you're reporting and we look over it dedicating our limited time to it. Most of you respect and make good use of this. This is where you have the opportunity to cooperate with the Darkfall developers. But Darkfall isn't for everyone, we understand that there will be people who won't enjoy the game. There is no point in keeping those in the beta who hinder cooperation by their conduct on the beta forums. We will ask you again to please provide on-point constructive criticism but to also definitely refrain from ranting and inflamatory posting.

For those of you who wish continue to provide us with valuable feedback through the next couple of patches, we'll provide you with detailed testing guidelines which we would appreciate help with.

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Of course we know that we're behind schedule, mostly due to limited resources in running the testing, and having to also focus on peripheral issues like account management and billing systems etc. We don't intend to rush things more than they can be rushed. We haven't done this so far, and we're not about to start now. We'll ask you to trust us to always do what's best for the game. On the other hand we're very happy with the results of the testing so far. We're collecting a lot of valuable information and have made numerous improvements to the game.

The newest testers ready to be let in have been put on hold while we address as many issues as possible before the imminent patch. We have been working around the clock seven days a week and we're doing everything we can, so the quality of cooperation with you the testers is very important. We'll keep up our end to the best of our ability.

We have discovered a couple of people responsible for the latest leaks. Predictably they were people given the benefit of the doubt when let in, and vouched for by other people who we trust. We intend to enforce our NDA in these cases and protect our testing process. We must ask you again to respect it as well, as most of you have so far.

We'll try to keep you updated with any developments.

68 comments:

Nezabyte said...

Ouch, sucks to be those people that got caught. Hmmm, looks like they're really pushing hard to make that 22nd date :o

Beta Leaked said...

Yes, it seems it is a cut and paste off beta forums . . .

As it sounds, it seems that they are really pushing for 22 . . .

It is just sad that we get any news at all and only thru leaks hehe

Jonny said...

Oh no! Hopefully our beloved leakreader2 wasn't caught! :(

Estoppel said...

i don't think LR2 has nubbed himself up by posting screens... so i doubt he was caught

it would be a true shame though, since LR2 was just starting to give very specific text based information on stuff that would be common knowledge to the testers,

keeping it safe yet informative is clearly at talent.

Lycanthrope said...

"The newest testers ready to be let in have been put on hold while we address as many issues as possible before the imminent patch. "

So that either implies they've chosen the beta testers, were planning on letting them in on the 15th, and are just delaying that, or that they've already contacted the beta testers, etc...

Ryun said...

You have been banned for the following reason:
Leaking beta information

Date the ban will be lifted: 01-17-2009, 11:00 PM

Joseph said...

thanks for this update very interesting.

tasos is a different person here to the public he would NEVER admit to being behind schedule he is TOTALLY cocky and has been claiming the game is feature complete and ready to release since 2003.

anyway sounds like they're NOT going to make a 22nd release to me. they mention the next couple of patches, have any of these been iniated yet beta leakers?

because this is written on 11th, surely they can't fit in a few patches and test them BEFORE release. sounds like they are working hard but going to have to delay.

Joseph said...

"You have been banned for the following reason:
Leaking beta information

Date the ban will be lifted: 01-17-2009, 11:00 PM"

where'd you get that from?

why would they only temporarily ban someone/you?

Ryun said...

thats the msg I got after I posted this on the forums :) lol.

Nezabyte said...

can a beta tester confirm this?

"actully most features are turned on now excpet for sieging and ship building some content needs otbe finshed adding and the 4 leg running thing. got to remeber this has all ben tested already thats why the game stays pretty much stable once they do enabled stuff"

Estoppel said...

fail.
JOSEPH SAID:
"tasos is a different person here to the public he would NEVER admit to being behind schedule he is TOTALLY cocky and has been claiming the game is feature complete and ready to release since 2003."

TASOS SAID:
Moving along, and we’re about two weeks behind schedule announcing this, but we’re going to start opening up the beta to more and more testers on or around November 10th to coincide with the next phases of our server deployment.
http://forums.darkfallonline.com/showthread.php?t=77574

tasos admitted being two seeks behind schedule in at least announcements an official news update... so...call out fail.

Ipsissimus said...

Estoppel, you dumbshit.
It meant that they are behind schedule announcing the beta openings not the actual progress.

Also it's Tasos's not Tasso's

Potato said...

Actually it's Tasos'

leaker2 said...

a guy on my clan's forum just posted this, he said it was just posted on the beta forum a few minutes ago (its been copied into paint to remove tags)
http://img133.imageshack.us/img133/1253/forumpostwq3.jpg

Joseph said...

what ipsis

though not sure about the tasos' buisness never a fan of grammar.

Nezabyte said...

leaker2: WOW SWEET. Thanks for the leak dude :)

Malem said...

thanks leak2, this is actually the best darkfall leak :P

Ciardha said...

Much love for that picture.

<3

Daniel said...

Awesome...the pic I said.

Roflstomper said...

Ipsissimus said:
It meant that they are behind schedule announcing the beta openings not the actual progress.

Congrats.
In fact, that is exactly what Estoppel said. Comprehend more.

Huge reading comprehension fail on your part asshat.
Also, your bit about Tasos's / Tassos is more evidence of your comprehension fail. It would be Tasos'
Add grammar fail to your list.

Fucking noober...
You need to spec higher in both reading comprehension and grammar.

You are an embarrassment.

leaker2 said...
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leaker2 said...

to those saying its photoshopped:
(.png image)
http://img174.imageshack.us/img174/444/forumpostjm4.png

Ciardha said...

Don't see how that is more evidence then the other that this is photoshopped or not, i don't really care though.

Great news anyway.

Daniel said...

Hehehe, I didnt believe you because of the strange grey effects, so I made a shot of the forums, I converted to JPG and then I got the same effect that on your pic.

Estoppel said...

@ Ipsissimus:
fail.

clearly a link to an official news update by Tasos stating that they are x weeks behind in announcing anything, is evidence that Tasos will indeed admit to being behind schedule.

I have no idea how you managed to miss that...
Joseph may not have seen the news update, but you have no excuse considering that it was linked.

retard.

Mehmet said...

Faithkiller, I think Leaker2's comment deserves a mention in the main website (although I'm not sure how accurate it is - your call).

Galaturc

Carl said...

Can anyone confirm that SS? Beta testers or from someone you know?

Estoppel said...

Leaker2
i hope the text at the bottom of the first pic cannot be used to identify you (or at least to narrow the field): currently active users viewing this thread: xxxxxx

Jordan said...

WOOOOOOOO

jason said...

Look at the time stamp for this post, and the one in the image. Has to be a fake> http://forums.darkfallonline.com/showthread.php?p=2192861#post2192861

Or maybe Tasos just likes posting at 4:05?!

Nezabyte said...

The time would match the user's gmt settings.

jason said...

I'm referring to the time in Tasos's post on the official forums, compared to the fake SS leaker2 posted. It is a fake for sure.

Carl said...

:05, so there's a 1/60 chance of that happening.

We need more proof that that to determine if its a fake.

Nezabyte said...

Oh, I see what you mean now :o Hmmm.

jason said...

If it were real it would have read "today" on the time stamp. It did not. The person who faked the pic didn't pay enough attention to detail. How much proof is necessary to prove a fake? That is two things against it.

Carl said...

oh ok, didn't catch that one too.

leaker2 said...

@Jason
He's in Europe, where "Today" is 1/15...

Nezabyte said...

I was thinking about the possibilities due to time difference, but that "4:05" thing still bugs me....

Nezabyte said...

Unconfirmed leak @mmorpg:

"I have personally seen Mounts in action, Sieges etc are fully implemented but nobody in beta has anything siege worthy because we were just wiped, and no one has built a ship, but a dev logged on and spawned the materials to make one and had a player build one... so in theory, the act of making a Ship and using it works, but I cant speak on the actual process of getting all the materials together to do so since as I said, nobody has done that in beta."

Peter said...

Jason -

"Look at the time stamp for this post, and the one in the image. Has to be a fake> http://forums.darkfallonline.com/showthread.php?p=2192861#post2192861

Or maybe Tasos just likes posting at 4:05?!"


One is time stamped 04:05AM. The other is 01:05 AM, so they both aren't 04:05 like you are saying.

Nezabyte said...

Hmm, apparently if it were already the 15th, the post would still say "Yesterday" for the date

Grubby said...

He's on Greek time remember

Peter said...

I'm wondering why the textures are removed from the red boarders.

Malem said...

you are right, it would either say today or yesterday. damn... :(

James said...

http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/9637/leakvj7.jpg

look

aacewing said...

Is dat fo real?

jason said...

No, read up the comments.

aacewing said...

No the post by james...

Ed said...

The sloppy fake serves to prove that the good fake is still a fake.

James is just trying to add credibility to the other guy (more likely the same guy), but no amount of nicely done fakes will explain how someone got their forum date to show up as 01-14-2009.

James said...

i did that with mspaint lol

ok said...

the picture is, unfortunately, fake.

as a previous poster mentioned, there is no texture in the border of the post - just a simple plain burgundy. this is due to the location of the image for the texture in the forum page's code. the location is probably something along the lines of img src="/images/forumtexture.jpg". The person who faked the post simply copy and pasted the forum source code and did a little bit of text editing.

aacewing said...

Thats too Bad...

Tyler said...

While I think you guys are right that it is a bit too fishy, but here's to hoping that the beta forum is in a slightly dated format that explains the border/time problems. They could have never updated separate forum skins.

James said...

so was my fake better than the real one?

aacewing said...

Why would one be without texture and one without?

Shawk said...

hmmm, another one..

http://full-loot.com/sigs/newleak.png

James said...

i copy pasted the borders from another post on forumfall that was posted a 4:05 today

aacewing said...

HAHA! insert backgroud texture here!

Peter said...

Brannoc has confirmed the forum screen shot was a fake. Party's over.

Matt said...

I love you guys, lol

Harley said...

Here is a real leaked screenshot from the beta forums:

http://img243.imageshack.us/img243/1240/snapshot26yo5.png

Peter said...

True story.

Antti said...

Thanks, just what I was wanting - well, theoretically anyway, could've been cleared "U GOTZ RELEASE", but still, thanks.

The Fuckin said...

"We intend to enforce our NDA in these cases and protect our testing process. We must ask you again to respect it as well, as most of you have so far."

Well you better hope that the offenders all live in greece because good luck getting an extradition for a video games. And even if the country in question did entertain it, good luck proving that you've undoubtably caught your culprit because he was the only Miradain in daggerfall woods fighting red drakes with a sword of lizzard's bane.

Joseph said...

you guys take this way too seriously.

ok if you care so much you win. happy, got some e-peen?

grow up guys, hope we have less retard fanboys like you in darkfall, if it does ever come out.

Ipsissimus said...

Estoppel, you can't type for shit so it's a miracle someone besides a few retards can understand your sentence structure.

Paul and Jessica said...
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Estoppel said...

zing!
unfortunately your statement makes absolutely no sense. I'm not surprised though, since it is obvious you can't understand simple English... which also explains why you think Tasos's is correct.

try sucking less

 

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