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Thalys
23.10.2007, 14:26
Nachdem Ende der BETA die nächsten Tage werden diese Accounts weiterlaufen und man wird in der Lage sein am "Test Center" Programm teilzunehmen und das ganz öffentlich. Dort kann man Patsches und kommende Features testen. Hier der original Post aus den BETa Foren, in Englisch versteht sich...


What is it?
The Hellgate: London Test Center is where you can be the first to experience many new and exciting updates coming to the game before they are released!

What's in it for you?
Aside from giving you the chance to provide feedback on changes before they go into the game on our Test Center Forums, playing on a test center will allow you to try, first hand, exciting new features and changes that are coming to the game.

Some things to keep in mind when you play on the Test Center

* Your character can and will be wiped, and probably frequently - this is necessary to ensure that legacy bugs don’t carry over from build to build.
* Test Center will have more downtime (many times it will be unannounced) than the regular servers - pushing builds out will not always go quickly and bugs may cause extended server downtimes.
* Test Center will have a population limit - when the server is full you will get a server full message and may not be able to log on. So get in there first!

While the downtimes and character wipes may sound discouraging, the excitement of trying new things before anyone else, reporting bugs and helping make Hellgate: London even better can be very rewarding.

How to log in to the Test Center?
To play on Test Center all you need to do is choose "test center" from the server drop down list on the login, thats it!

Note: This will automatically patch the Test Center files - please note that once you go back to a regular server it will automatically "repatch" to the live version.

How do I report feedback and bugs for Test Center?
Test Center forums will be live shortly after the Test Center server goes live!

Patch 0 Information

The following is what you can expect to find on Test Center. Please note the subscriber features are only available to select accounts that have been given special subscriber access as per this post.

Achievements

These are long-term goals for players. The player starts with a few new goals in an Achievement Log. These can be as simple as slaying a certain amount of specific demons to something as difficult as completing quests without the benefit of armor! Players uncover new goals as they start to meet the requirements of that achievement. For example, after 50 zombies have been slain, an “Achievement Unlocked” message displays on the screen. Checking the Achievement Log shows how many zombies must be eradicated to complete the achievement. Rewards for completing achievements can be anything from reputation to tags on the player to special particle effects to items to special skills to – well, anything is possible!

Buddy Lists

Much better and easier ways to organize your friends!

Guilds

While only subscribers can start one, anyone can join a guild. Special name colors and tags on characters show their affiliation.

Buddy and Guild Chat

Special chat channels so you can keep your conversations clear.

Bigger Levels in Nightmare Mode

These increase the time players get to spend in each area, giving the game a more expansive feel at higher difficulty levels.

PVP

Players can both duel and elect to enter free-for-all PvP Mode. To duel, a player invites the person they wish to duel into a group, and heads into an adventuring area. Duelers, then right-click on the portrait of the person they wish to duel and select the Duel option from the displayed list. Dueling can only take place outside of Underground hubs.

Players can also choose to enter into PvP mode which means they can be attacked and harmed outside of Underground hubs by anyone else that has chosen to enter PvP mode. That is, those in PvP mode, must always be ready for PvP. This is a way to have wide-ranging free-for-alls, or create your own “friendly-fire” way of playing the game.

Tuned Game Progression

Level and monster progression is more thematic in nature. While this does not affect the overarching layout of the world map, it does make each act feel more defined and focused.

Gossip

We’ve added loads of additional details on the people and places in the game through various NPCs in the world. This definitely helps make the stations feel more alive and provides players with more of the back-story.

More Quest Information

Quest NPCs do a better job of getting you prepared to know what you’re fighting and why. The overall story flows much better, the named demons that are encountered are given more story weight, and players gain a much better sense of overall direction.

NPC Tweaks

The vocal responses given by NPCs have been tuned so that they tend more towards the serious and “normal”, reserving the twisted commentary for specific player characters or in rare moments for the general populace.

Subscriber Features

Elite Mode

This is for those players that always feel a game is too easy. The demons are tougher, deal out more damage, move faster, travel in larger groups, and have more champions at the ready. Numerous tweaks to the overall balance and progression of the game make this an extremely challenging mode.

Hardcore

Hardcore mode takes away the various resurrection options. For the gamer that wants the ultimate test, try playing an Elite Hardcore character!

Themed Events and Items

Halloween (October 31 – November 4)

Zombot - A special pet just for All Hallows’, this amalgam of meat and metal is sure to frighten and delight those players that are willing to put in the time to find all the necessary pieces in order to construct him.

All Hallow’s Visage - A Unique Helm that has not only very special properties, but as well a look unlike any other helm in the game. Ghost Rider would be jealous!

All Hallow’s Treats - Delicious and devious, these different candies do everything from temporarily boosting stats to temporarily altering the appearance of the devourer.

All Hallows’ Quests- There is a pair of special quests available, including one that is repeatable for continuous fun.

Nemo ~ Master of Festivities - This special NPC can first be found in Covent Garden Station to greet players and send them on their way with quests specifically crafted for the season.

Guild Creation

Buy purchasing a Guild Herald, a character can form a new guild. Characters can only be part of one guild at a time and should a Guild leader decide to abandon their post, they can pass leadership of the Guild to another subscribing guild member.

Extra Character Slots

While everyone gets 3 character slots, subscribers can have a maximum of 24 characters.

Larger Stash Each character’s storage locker is doubled in size with an extra 6x8 section, making the hoarding of all sorts of goodies that much easier. Packrats rejoice!

moba
25.10.2007, 22:04
das ist doch eigentlich wie bei WoW mit dem testserver soweit ich mich nicht irre, da man dort auch die hohen sets am anfang tragen kann und die neuen features testen kann...
zurück zu hg:l : man kann also die neuen features und patches mit dem beta account ausprobieren ? und wurde auch gesagt wie lange der testserver zur verfügung steht?