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 Post subject: When Will The Beta End?
 Post Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 11:58 am 
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Wow! It is hard to believe it’s been more than a year already. A lot has changed between our initial beta version and the game we have following the release of RFI-4. Thanks to the community for the many, many hours playing and all the valuable feedback. We especially want to thank our dedicated Beta testing team who have donated hundreds of hours to the project.

Now we would like to take a moment to talk with you about the full release of the game.

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RFI-4 was our last major update until launch and, aside from any critical bugs that might come up, the development team is focused on completing the game for release in the spring of 2015. However, you can still contribute! We will be hosting game-wide opt-in testing weekends, where you will be able to play and provide feedback on our pre-release features that are in development. Watch for details on that in the weeks to come.

Some of the items to look for with the full release include: demorec (server recording of gameplay), a Medic role, a complete in-game UI (including a server browser), a fully featured soldier progression system, alternative weapon skins and camouflage patterns, unique enemy weapons, a new and improved audio system, new maps, numerous performance optimizations and lots and lots of polish across the entire game.

Since the fully featured Soldier Progression System will change the way XP is earned and the rewards for completing challenges, all stats will start over when the beta ends.  The old stats will still be available if you want to look back at what you or your friends have accomplished in the beta.

Thank you so much for your feedback and support over the last year. It’s been a great time, and it’s only going to get better!

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 Post subject: Re: When Will The Beta End?
 Post Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 12:05 pm 
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Happy to hear about the changes, looking forward to the release. I hope that this thing of ours grows exponentially.

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 Post subject: Re: When Will The Beta End?
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Nice to have some transparency. Excited to see people freak out about the honor reset.

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 Post subject: Re: When Will The Beta End?
 Post Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 12:10 pm 
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Phoenix wrote:
Since the fully featured Soldier Progression System will change the way XP is earned and the rewards for completing challenges, all stats will start over when the beta ends.  The old stats will still be available if you want to look back at what you or your friends have accomplished in the beta.


Does this mean honor level or just individual stats?

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 Post subject: Re: When Will The Beta End?
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great news! some of that sounds very exciting!

thanks for giving us a great game to play, its been a good ride so far, my 1500+ combined hours in beta both ingame and map editing, that equates to 60+ days of my life spent with AAPG and im not sad about honor level reset can all attest to that :mrgreen:

have to get this in though.. i notice there is no mention of map editor stuff? kinda hoping it gets some more loving along with the game itself.

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 Post subject: Re: When Will The Beta End?
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I suppose this list has the bigger items of "Some of the items to look for..". As you'd expect, people are wondering what is being left out if anything.

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... lots and lots of polish across the entire game.


Everything listed here looks pretty good as a implementation to release, but the above quote is by far the most important IMO. All those new features sound really great, but we also know how bringing in something new or fixing something in one area, all breaks something else. I hope you can stick to the implied while setting a high standard for polishing it all up before it's released.

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 Post subject: Re: When Will The Beta End?
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All is fine, great. But... What with engine optimization?

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Phoenix wrote:
...numerous performance optimizations and lots and lots of polish across the entire game.

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RIP Demons honor. :p

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