When the beta starts...

Byzantine Productions Pike and Shot is a deep strategy game set during the bloody conflict of the Thirty Years War.

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When the beta starts...

Post by timmy1 » Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:40 pm

How will we know to put our names down (I know that there are some people who will be considered too difficult by the authors so in my case that may be mute...)?

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Re: When the beta starts...

Post by pipfromslitherine » Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:06 pm

There will likely be an announcement with details on how to put your name down for the beta process.

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Re: When the beta starts...

Post by Surtur » Wed Jul 23, 2014 2:14 pm

You can now sign up for the beta :)

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Re: When the beta starts...

Post by Scutarii » Wed Jul 23, 2014 2:54 pm

Great, i send mine, to be fair i dont expect it very soon (maybe in september-november) but is great see it now... even when i am in the middle of an upgrade situation with my old "coffee pot" and some drivers are giving me a :evil: days

Expect be selected (i am in other beta) because i follow the game since the first info appear... and i am not the only one specially in certain wargames community.

Nothing more to say apart good luck with the project and well, expect be selected i remember the old times testing FOG army packs hunting bugs in army lists :mrgreen:

PD: a little question, beta is only over base game or it include the 2 DLC/Expansions/army packs for ECW and Italian wars??? thanks.

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Re: When the beta starts...

Post by Hrothgar » Thu Jul 24, 2014 1:10 pm

Really looking forward to this!
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Re: When the beta starts...

Post by rbodleyscott » Thu Jul 24, 2014 3:08 pm

Scutarii wrote:PD: a little question, beta is only over base game or it include the 2 DLC/Expansions/army packs for ECW and Italian wars??? thanks.
All of these, and random map games in all of these, in SP and MP versions.

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Re: When the beta starts...

Post by Scutarii » Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:12 am

Thanks for the reply rbodleyscott, nice, i think the main betatesters work is going to be in the army lists and random battle system specially when is now a lot more powerfull than in FOG, i dont discard historical battles (there were very good historical custom scens in FOG) but main play time at least in my side is going to be in random.

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Re: When the beta starts...

Post by SirGarnet » Sat Jul 26, 2014 10:59 pm

Maybe there will be random play with options for historical opponents, for contemporary opponents or within the DLC/army set, and then more freewheeling options.

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Re: When the beta starts...

Post by Scutarii » Sun Jul 27, 2014 7:22 pm

Well, the point with P&S is the improvement in random/army list game mode... in FOG you play all the time encounters, no reinforcements and i really never see the use of defensive constructions... i expect P&S solve this and well, constructions you can use like farms or mills... ooo what about bridges??? game have something to cross water obstacles???

The interest around beta is great maybe more out of official forum in wargames communities :wink:

PD: maybe some new images to show the army list system... or cover for game hehehe.

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Re: When the beta starts...

Post by lordzimoa » Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:37 pm

More PR material and screens will come closer to release guys, we are closing into a first Beta round at the moment.

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Re: When the beta starts...

Post by Sleet » Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:54 pm

Is the link for beta testing down or closed now?
Thanks, game looks very interesting!

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Re: When the beta starts...

Post by Surtur » Mon Aug 04, 2014 12:56 pm

Sleet wrote:Is the link for beta testing down or closed now?
Thanks, game looks very interesting!
Sorry we had an issue but it is fixed now! The beta is re-opened and you can sign up here. 8)

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Re: When the beta starts...

Post by Scutarii » Mon Aug 04, 2014 1:15 pm

We need resign up again???

Maybe the Tsunami of volunteers overflow system :wink:

Thanks.

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Re: When the beta starts...

Post by sukhoi » Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:07 am

No you do not need to resign up. We just put it offline for some hours so if you signed up before, it is registered in our system. :wink:

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Re: When the beta starts...

Post by Scutarii » Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:55 am

Thanks for the reply.

Tomorrow 2 weeks from beta sign up, any info or is hard select guys from the list??? "there can only be one betatester" :D

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Re: When the beta starts...

Post by sukhoi » Wed Aug 06, 2014 12:50 pm

Actually we usually announce Beta recruitment more or less two weeks prior to the start of actual Beta testing... So you still have a chance to get in! :)

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Re: When the beta starts...

Post by Scutarii » Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:45 pm

Well, i am not a winner in gambling... and in the end you allways win :mrgreen:

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PD: thanks for the support, this is like lottery but at world scale :wink:

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Re: When the beta starts...

Post by sshnuke » Thu Aug 07, 2014 1:26 am

so how long does the beta test usually last?

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Re: When the beta starts...

Post by lordzimoa » Fri Aug 08, 2014 5:30 am

It depends really, from one to several months, basically until we are confident the game is good, fun and stable enough to be released.

So it differs from project to project, a game is never 100% finished, so we support it usually for years afterwards.

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Re: When the beta starts...

Post by deeter » Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:57 pm

Any idea when this is going to begin? Been a long time since the announcement.

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