1.31 Prod. Update: Post Offline Beta

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Our offline test for 1.31 has recently concluded and we want to thank all of you for participating. For the first time we used our new polling software to allow you to give us performance feedback and the results were great. Hundreds of you gave us direct feedback which we were then able to chart and trend to give us a much better picture of where we are than we have been able to do previously. Most of you have systems very similar to what we use in-house comprising of Win7 64 bit or Win XP 32 bit. All but a few of you are running multi-core processors with 4 gigs of ram and the most common video cards you have are in the nVidia 9800 series. This mirrors exactly what we use at Rat Central.

Further, 75% of you felt that performance was good or better. We still need to see some gains in performance but those are promising numbers. As a side note the latest ATI drivers (10.1 beta) are showing a solid 30% increase in performance. All of us tells us that we are right on track with our internal focus on performance.

The next stage for us will be to continue work on the last of the online features like no-fire and capture. Once we have the basics of capture done we'll start to play test through some rule variations and about the time we have that nailed down we should have some performance improvements coming in. That will signal the next phase of testing which will be to conduct Open Testing on our Beta Server. You'll all be invited back in to participate in Focus Testing of specific gameplay scenarios as well as give us Feedback in threads. I also think that we'll re-do some of the polling that made this first round so beneficial.

If you're itching to continue testing, we still have the offline client available and we have several feedback threads going in the Testing Forum. We're also still collecting information there on any bugs you find so feel free to continue participating as we await the next round of testing to begin.


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0 #12 Merc88 2010-01-26 07:44
How much longer, I'm running out of food.
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0 #11 Enigma 2010-01-25 09:20
25% of the peoples systems are not up to par. I hope they are able to afford a new system.
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0 #10 wolf1330 2010-01-24 22:00
HES NOT WORKING FAST ENOUGH! CHOKE HIM HARDER! hahaha.. great work rats.
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0 #9 waiting joe 2010-01-23 14:59
when when when when when when can i kill me some nazi's guys
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0 #8 Meister 2010-01-23 10:14
What about us who can support the new settings, with the exception of the lack of support for integrated hardware? Us poor college kids cant buy a new comp whenever we want. I love what you're doin, but I won't be able to stick around after 1.31.
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0 #7 Gtanner 2010-01-22 15:00
Is... is that a pirate hat?

Can we expect a .19 offline client to play with?
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0 #6 Ostwind 2010-01-22 11:24
@ ss25 :time to change ur rig mate,required config is cheap compared to an high level.Game cant remain in past cause of a low % gamers with a low rig.time for evolution for game and players rigs!new version will make this game a long term success !
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0 #5 Seth1231 2010-01-22 03:00
Awesome news.

And the second frame in that picture made me laugh quite a bit, hehe.
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0 #4 Vstar 2010-01-21 18:35
Any idea when we can expect to go live with the new version?
Thanks for your work guys.
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0 #3 Kramer75 2010-01-21 18:33
Will there be new sounds implemented into the game? I was a bit disappointed when I had the offline beta and there weren't new nice sounds like in the teaser trailer.
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