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Author Topic: When will US2 be released/do we get our alpha codes?  (Read 25908 times)

adtdeveloping

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When will US2 be released/do we get our alpha codes?
« on: August 02, 2014, 07:57:08 AM »
Why actually do we have to wait 2 weeks for the codes? Not that I dont like it. But it just sound. unlogical.
They just could have sent the alpha 7 codes, and when alpha 8 is out update the steam thingy.

Sorry if I'm wrong, I just wanted to ask :)

Edit by Bla below:

I've merged a lot of recent topics into this and changed the topic title because the board was being flooded with threads asking similar questions. Therefore the posts don't all seem related to each other, but the title of each post shows which topic it originated from. And here are some official posts about the questions (newest first):

Sorry about the delay... we'll be sending out the Steam codes for Universe Sandbox ² the the alpha testers that have been accepted in the next 72 hours.

We released Alpha 8 to our current batch of testers earlier this week. Once they've had a few days to test, and we've fixed some known bugs, we'll be sending out keys. Other then that, we don't have a specific time frame.
http://universesandbox.com/forum/index.php/topic,12785.msg130691.html#msg130691

I was saying that we were going to release alpha 8 this week. Which, we did :D

After that, we need to test it a bit with the current testing group, and then we'll send it out to new testers. We still need a bit more time, but we're all working as fast as we can.
http://universesandbox.com/forum/index.php/topic,12851.msg130234.html#msg130234

1. Next week we will release Alpha 8 to our current testers.
2. They will test for a day or two to make sure it is stable.
3. Then we will send new alpha testers Steam codes.
http://universesandbox.com/forum/index.php/topic,12775.msg129269.html#msg129269

http://universesandbox.com/forum/index.php/topic,12772.0.html

The answer to when Universe Sandbox 2 will be fully released is that nobody knows as of August 10, 2014.
« Last Edit: August 11, 2014, 01:06:09 AM by Bla »

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Re: 2 weeks?
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2014, 08:02:49 AM »
They're still working out issues with Alpha 8, they need to iron it out abit more before they release it to us.

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Re: 2 weeks?
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2014, 08:08:42 AM »
Why actually do we have to wait 2 weeks for the codes? Not that I dont like it. But it just sound. unlogical.
They just could have sent the alpha 7 codes, and when alpha 8 is out update the steam thingy.

Sorry if I'm wrong, I just wanted to ask :)

I agree, they should just send us the alpha 7 codes and let steam update it in the  future

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Re: 2 weeks?
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2014, 08:12:31 AM »
Most if not all alpha 7 bugs are probably already fixed

adtdeveloping

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Re: 2 weeks?
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2014, 08:16:13 AM »
Yes, because, the other tester have alpha 7 already. So they could just send us the alpha 7 codes?
And then send the update to steam? Right.

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Re: 2 weeks?
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2014, 08:17:00 AM »
Most if not all alpha 7 bugs are probably already fixed

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Re: 2 weeks?
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2014, 08:22:14 AM »
They don't need us to test alpha 7. Alpha 7's been in tester's hands for a while now already. So, while it'd be nice for us to get our grubby paws on it now (lord knows my reaction to the email was an immediate 'YAAAY!' followed by an 'oh, bugger.'), there's no point to it. We'd likely report bugs they've already fixed, further slowing the refinement of alpha 8.

adtdeveloping

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Re: 2 weeks?
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2014, 08:23:08 AM »
Lets say. We have the alpha 7, we would have about 2 weeks to get used to it :D, right?

Edit. Maybe we even find bugs in 7 they didnt know of ;D

Re: 2 weeks?
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2014, 08:40:53 AM »
Those bugs will remain in alpha 8 if they don't know about them already, and the chances are the easy to find ones have already been ferreted out. That'd be part of why they want 50 more to begin with - more variety in systems, more variety in testing mechanisms, and more chance of software conflicts. By broadening the pool, the more obscure bugs become easier to surface, but nothing is gained by having us report 90% things that are already addressed in alpha 8.


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Re: 2 weeks?
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2014, 08:50:09 AM »
Patience is a virtue.
I got accepted too, but I don't mind waiting 2 weeks, as I know that I will get a key.

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Re: 2 weeks?
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2014, 08:52:50 AM »
Patience is a virtue.
I got accepted too, but I don't mind waiting 2 weeks, as I know that I will get a key.

i have to agree, patience is key 24/7 in my opinion.

adtdeveloping

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Re: 2 weeks?
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2014, 09:00:42 AM »
I dont hate waiting, I just was curuois

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Re: 2 weeks?
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2014, 10:49:17 AM »
For me is indifferent waiting or not, i'm just happy for having the honor for testing ahah :D but i know, for me, i've been waiting for almost 2 years for this and i can understand the desire to play US2 >__<

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Re: 2 weeks?
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2014, 11:08:45 AM »
It's just kind of the straw that broke the camels back.

"OMG, I've been waiting for YEARS for universe sandbox 2 alpha to come out, when I applied I waited for a whole month in nervous suspense, and now I have to wait 2 WEEKS?"

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Re: 2 weeks?
« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2014, 11:22:03 AM »
calm down Ya can't rush perfection 8)

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Re: 2 weeks?
« Reply #15 on: August 02, 2014, 11:33:08 AM »
calm down Ya can't rush perfection 8)
  8) <-- Deal With It.

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Re: 2 weeks?
« Reply #16 on: August 02, 2014, 11:37:48 AM »
However, I think it's better to wait for alpha 8. Fact there is a serious bug. The bug severity

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I really hope...
« Reply #17 on: August 03, 2014, 05:56:14 AM »
I really hope US2 will REALLY be released in 2014. Because it was originally planned for summer...2013.

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Re: I really hope...
« Reply #18 on: August 03, 2014, 05:58:59 AM »
I hope the middle of 2015.

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Re: I really hope...
« Reply #19 on: August 03, 2014, 05:59:57 AM »
They've been working on it since 2011. They're trying to make it a really great game. Great games take time!

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Re: I really hope...
« Reply #20 on: August 03, 2014, 06:03:17 AM »
Yes but waiting since 3 years become atrocious. If I was GA i would just release a (buggy) version then update it later. So everybody would be happy.

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Re: I really hope...
« Reply #21 on: August 03, 2014, 06:14:15 AM »
Universip, I wont.
If the users pay for a Buggy game, they could become... angry... Very angry, and might leave / pirate the game.
Or even worse. Sue the game for scam. (Scam as in. Getting a game that doesnt work.)

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Re: I really hope...
« Reply #22 on: August 03, 2014, 06:15:32 AM »
Yes but waiting since 3 years become atrocious. If I was GA i would just release a (buggy) version then update it later. So everybody would be happy.
Do you even know how many bugs there are currently in US2? Releasing it now would be horrible for its place in the market.
Universip, I wont.
If the users pay for a Buggy game, they could become... angry... Very angry, and might leave / pirate the game.
Or even worse. Sue the game for scam. (Scam as in. Getting a game that doesnt work.)
And that (because 8YO still exists)

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Re: I really hope...
« Reply #23 on: August 03, 2014, 06:16:22 AM »
They can't just release a buggy game and then "update it later". If people pay for a great game, they're going to get a great game.

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Re: 2 weeks?
« Reply #24 on: August 03, 2014, 07:55:59 AM »
They said it will be worth the wait so just chill.
And don't forget that it's summer so enjoy that before it's over  8)

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Re: I really hope...
« Reply #25 on: August 03, 2014, 08:56:29 AM »
What are the really major bugs ? I always hear of "bugs" but never get a clear example.

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Re: 2 weeks?
« Reply #26 on: August 03, 2014, 10:47:13 AM »
They said it will be worth the wait so just chill.
And don't forget that it's summer so enjoy that before it's over  8)
it ain't summer break for me... i'm in summer band

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Re: I really hope...
« Reply #27 on: August 03, 2014, 12:06:40 PM »
Why won't they just release the public alpha  >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

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Public Alpha
« Reply #28 on: August 03, 2014, 12:09:58 PM »
Ok. As a game developer who was unlucky enough to miss the private alpha signups, I'm kinda ticked off that you guys were actually supposed to release this game in the year 2013 and we are more than halfway through 2014. When will this game be completed? or at least the public alpha?

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Re: Public Alpha
« Reply #29 on: August 03, 2014, 12:19:09 PM »
Ok. As a game developer who was unlucky enough to miss the private alpha signups, I'm kinda ticked off that you guys were actually supposed to release this game in the year 2013 and we are more than halfway through 2014. When will this game be completed? or at least the public alpha?
Before asking what kind of message went read old messages on the forum. ;) The public version will be released in late 2014 or early 2015 logically. ;)
« Last Edit: August 03, 2014, 01:25:25 PM by dechireur77 »