View Poll Results: Open Beta

Voters
160. You may not vote on this poll
  • Yes.

    133 83.13%
  • No, the current path is fine.

    27 16.88%
Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 62

Thread: Open Beta

  1. #1
    Shaxx's Avatar Cornicularius
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    276
    Tournaments Joined
    0
    Tournaments Won
    0

    Default Open Beta

    Would you be willing to play Europa Barbarorum II as an open beta with all bugs and unfinished features granted in order to aid development?

    See poll above.

  2. #2
    Švejk's Avatar The Good Soldier
    Content Staff

    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    A Commonwealth
    Posts
    3,428
    Tournaments Joined
    0
    Tournaments Won
    0

    Default Re: Open Beta

    Damn it, i thought this was actual open beta!
    And so on that memorable day there appeared on the Prague streets a moving example of loyalty. An old woman pushing before her a bathchair, in which there sat a man in an army cap with a finely polished Imperial badge and waving his crutches. And in his buttonhole there shone the gay flowers of a recruit.
    And this man, waving his crutches again and again, shouted out to the streets of Prague: "To Belgrade, to Belgrade!"

  3. #3
    Shaxx's Avatar Cornicularius
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    276
    Tournaments Joined
    0
    Tournaments Won
    0

    Default Re: Open Beta

    Quote Originally Posted by Cuddles the cat View Post
    Damn it, i thought this was actual open beta!
    You seem disappointed, though you voted no.

  4. #4
    kirinji's Avatar Signifer
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Nexus
    Posts
    221
    Tournaments Joined
    0
    Tournaments Won
    0

    Default Re: Open Beta

    Quote Originally Posted by Cuddles the cat View Post
    Damn it, i thought this was actual open beta!
    Me too. Anyway, I don't think it would happen.

    "najłatwiej i najpiękniej nie gnębić drugich, ale samemu nad sobą pracować, żeby być możliwie jak najlepszym" Sokrates

  5. #5
    alin's Avatar Princeps Posterior
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Romania
    Posts
    1,526
    Tournaments Joined
    0
    Tournaments Won
    0

    Default Re: Open Beta

    I'm curious on what's the purpose of this poll.
    We haven't reached a beta stage, otherwise we would of had a closed beta session, w/ fan volunteers, prior to the open beta.

    And even before that we would of had a closed alpha session, so the title of this poll would be better Open Pre-Alpha.

  6. #6
    Mirionis9's Avatar Cornicularius
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Greece
    Posts
    270
    Tournaments Joined
    0
    Tournaments Won
    0

    Default Re: Open Beta

    Man, I took it for real!!!!!

  7. #7
    Tureuki's Avatar Equites Alares
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    5,100
    Tournaments Joined
    0
    Tournaments Won
    0

    Default Re: Open Beta

    Quote Originally Posted by alin View Post
    I'm curious on what's the purpose of this poll.
    We haven't reached a beta stage, otherwise we would of had a closed beta session, w/ fan volunteers, prior to the open beta.

    And even before that we would of had a closed alpha session, so the title of this poll would be better Open Pre-Alpha.
    Come on :/ can't be that bad, you guys showed us a hell of stuff already, other mods release their betas with far lesser features, if the current situation of mod after all these previews is not even alpha then we have to wait forever I guess :/

  8. #8
    alin's Avatar Princeps Posterior
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Romania
    Posts
    1,526
    Tournaments Joined
    0
    Tournaments Won
    0

    Default Re: Open Beta

    Quote Originally Posted by Tureuki View Post
    Come on :/ can't be that bad, you guys showed us a hell of stuff already, other mods release their betas with far lesser features, if the current situation of mod after all these previews is not even alpha then we have to wait forever I guess :/
    The scope of the project is bigger than before and before we modded an Ancient era game which made things easier.
    This time not, we had to change a lot of things and redo most of the work such as: units, animations, UI, buildings, etc..

    Although we have showed a lot that doesn't actually mean it's all you'll see in EB2, it's just a part of what we planned.
    Alpha and beta stages are quite close to each other, I'm pretty sure even R2TW with all the faction previews you have seen so far hasn't reached an alpha stage. So let's not be over dramatic about forever...

    I can understand some persons just want a reason just to play it, but you're not the ones who suffer the most.
    We want even more than you to see it released, it's been years and years of hard work and we are annoyed daily that we're just not there. But we have to continue as in the end we're also fans of EB and plan to enjoy the spoils one day.

    In conclusion, we'll have some closed alpha and beta sessions before we release an open beta. This way we will try to remove the most annoying bugs and problems so everyone can have a good experience w/ the open beta.
    Afterwards we will try and build on that into a more complete product.

  9. #9
    Shaxx's Avatar Cornicularius
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    276
    Tournaments Joined
    0
    Tournaments Won
    0

    Default Re: Open Beta

    Quote Originally Posted by alin View Post
    I'm curious on what's the purpose of this poll.
    We haven't reached a beta stage, otherwise we would of had a closed beta session, w/ fan volunteers, prior to the open beta.

    And even before that we would of had a closed alpha session, so the title of this poll would be better Open Pre-Alpha.
    A fully staffed and paid team equals on average roughly four years to make a well rounded game of the year candidate. This is in contrast to a team a quarter of that size who are paid in saltines to make a well rounded mod of the year candidate, who would conceivably require twice that at eight years. Give or take a few years for periods of where there was less than a quarter of a team due to saltine shortages. After five years in development an open/closed alpha/beta is certainly something to think about on this level (the non profit level).

    I am curious of the total war community's opinion on the matter for no other purpose than to gauge reaction.
    Last edited by Shaxx; February 27, 2013 at 04:10 PM.

  10. #10
    Shaxx's Avatar Cornicularius
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    276
    Tournaments Joined
    0
    Tournaments Won
    0

    Default Re: Open Beta

    Quote Originally Posted by Mirionis9 View Post
    Man, I took it for real!!!!!
    One feels at times obligated to keep alive the strong tradition of teasers in this sub-forum.
    Last edited by Shaxx; February 27, 2013 at 04:35 PM.

  11. #11
    airborne guy's Avatar Pili Prior
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Boston, MA
    Posts
    2,400
    Tournaments Joined
    0
    Tournaments Won
    0

    Default Re: Open Beta

    Quote Originally Posted by Shaxx View Post
    After five years in development an open/closed alpha/beta is certainly something to think about on this level (the non profit level).

    I am curious of the total war community's opinion on the matter for no other purpose than to gauge reaction.
    Longer than that since it was announced, Not even at Pre-Alpha stage yet. Im sorry to hear that.

    Good news is De Bello Mundi is in beta and are pretty close to a release from what I have heard
    Last edited by airborne guy; February 27, 2013 at 05:19 PM.
    Dont you love it when Mod Devs tell people to delete all other mods, because one is conflicting with it. Then they say "All mods are deleted from my data folder". Then, they wise up and find a mod lingering. LoLz!

  12. #12
    Frontlines's Avatar Miles
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    131
    Tournaments Joined
    0
    Tournaments Won
    0

    Default Re: Open Beta

    Quote Originally Posted by Cuddles the cat View Post
    Damn it, i thought this was actual open beta!
    Hahahaha, me too
    Last edited by Frontlines; February 27, 2013 at 05:27 PM.

  13. #13
    alin's Avatar Princeps Posterior
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Romania
    Posts
    1,526
    Tournaments Joined
    0
    Tournaments Won
    0

    Default Re: Open Beta

    Quote Originally Posted by Shaxx View Post
    A fully staffed and paid team equals on average roughly four years to make a well rounded game of the year candidate. This is in contrast to a team a quarter of that size who are paid in saltines to make a well rounded mod of the year candidate, who would conceivably require twice that at eight years. Give or take a few years for periods of where there was less than a quarter of a team due to saltine shortages. After five years in development an open/closed alpha/beta is certainly something to think about on this level (the non profit level).

    I am curious of the total war community's opinion on the matter for no other purpose than to gauge reaction.
    I understand, well that's a pretty sound statement.
    And if you consider how much time has passed and the amount of work that has been done we're around there, a closed alpha, which is quite similar to your statement.

    About De Bello Mundi, good to hear about the beta, it's a mod I'm really looking forward.

  14. #14
    Tureuki's Avatar Equites Alares
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    5,100
    Tournaments Joined
    0
    Tournaments Won
    0

    Default Re: Open Beta

    "Although we have showed a lot that doesn't actually mean it's all you'll see in EB2, it's just a part of what we planned."

    What percent of what we will see ? I mean it can be a quarter or half or more, I would like to conclude if we are going to wait few more years or lesser

  15. #15
    alin's Avatar Princeps Posterior
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Romania
    Posts
    1,526
    Tournaments Joined
    0
    Tournaments Won
    0

    Default Re: Open Beta

    Quote Originally Posted by Tureuki View Post
    "Although we have showed a lot that doesn't actually mean it's all you'll see in EB2, it's just a part of what we planned."

    What percent of what we will see ? I mean it can be a quarter or half or more, I would like to conclude if we are going to wait few more years or lesser
    That means there's more that we haven't previewed and more to do.
    It didn't meant we have x more years until we reach our goals.

    However I can't say exactly how more time is needed, but let's just say it's less than how much has passed since our first preview.

  16. #16
    airborne guy's Avatar Pili Prior
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Boston, MA
    Posts
    2,400
    Tournaments Joined
    0
    Tournaments Won
    0

    Default Re: Open Beta

    @Alin.

    How long have you been on the team?
    Dont you love it when Mod Devs tell people to delete all other mods, because one is conflicting with it. Then they say "All mods are deleted from my data folder". Then, they wise up and find a mod lingering. LoLz!

  17. #17
    alin's Avatar Princeps Posterior
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Romania
    Posts
    1,526
    Tournaments Joined
    0
    Tournaments Won
    0

    Default Re: Open Beta

    Quote Originally Posted by airborne guy View Post
    @Alin.

    How long have you been on the team?
    9 years.

  18. #18
    Coldfire88's Avatar Hastatas Posterior
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    868
    Tournaments Joined
    0
    Tournaments Won
    0

    Default Re: Open Beta

    Closed beta with applications not open, this would help the team weed out all the bugs/test new features, scripts etc faster.

    The purpose of that would be testing not playing, pretty much as DotS team is doing...

  19. #19
    Miles
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    131
    Tournaments Joined
    0
    Tournaments Won
    0

    Default Re: Open Beta

    rofl i thought it was real too and got super excited, oh well, keep up the good work, ill contiue playing inv barb2 CB for now

  20. #20
    airborne guy's Avatar Pili Prior
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Boston, MA
    Posts
    2,400
    Tournaments Joined
    0
    Tournaments Won
    0

    Default Re: Open Beta

    Quote Originally Posted by alin View Post
    9 years.
    And how long have you been working on EB2?
    Dont you love it when Mod Devs tell people to delete all other mods, because one is conflicting with it. Then they say "All mods are deleted from my data folder". Then, they wise up and find a mod lingering. LoLz!

Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •