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Hosting RS2 Beta Servers

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  • Hosting RS2 Beta Servers

    Will the community be able to host RS2 beta servers? Our Tournament Community has had a thrilling time on RO2/RS and we would love to be able to host a few RS2 servers for the Rising Storm Community.


  • #2
    Beta servers will likely be hosted by us as we will need to control them for testing and observation.
    Pretty, what do we blow up first? - Myn Donos


    • #3
      Yay! BETA is coming? Holy cow, thats sweet.


      • #4
        Is the beta open for Rising Storm customers or is it avaiable by pre-ordering? A mix of that would be great =)


        • #5
          Originally posted by Yoshiro View Post
          Beta servers will likely be hosted by us as we will need to control them for testing and observation.
          Do you have those servers in Europe ?.


          • #6
            I'm waiting for the preorder option.
            --------------------------Beskar Mando-------------------------


            • #7
              Scheduled Beta?

              When is your beta coming out? what is the duration of the Beta, 24 hours, a week, a month etc ...

              Once your Initial release comes out, where can servers be hosted for it? e.g. will Seattle host any?

              Sorry, have a ton of questions for you:

              What are the capabilities of the server, being how many players will they handle/hold? will the employ latency? plugins? spectate mode? will the game/does the game, have a commander mode? would be kind cool if it did, not that players follow anyone's orders, but non the less ...
              What have action have you taken to promote the game, e.g. can anyone share this information. being that there really isn't anything much online in regards to links or threads unless someone is specifically searching for a new game and just happen to cross paths with a link on YouTube ...


              • #8
                We haven't finalized any plans for a beta yet, but its likely we will have regional servers for East/West coast North America, Europe, and Australia. We will likely involve some community server admins at some point as we have new admin features/tools we would like feedback on.


                • #9
                  Well the best community server operator is BloodMalice, he have a quite good community, a lot of people were coming on Bloodbath servers to test some new maps coming for HotW, so I think he's one of the best option for US coast, such as Mord for EU.


                  • #10
                    Or the french community for EU who are some of the best server wizards for this game.

                    Cat_in_the_hat for australia too.

                    I used to maintain servers for an australian gaming media site. Still do technically. The website closed down but the owners decided to keep the servers running. Been 8 months and they are still going lol. 6 RO2 ones.
                    Last edited by Lemonater47; 06-03-2016, 01:10 AM.


                    • #11
                      Which servers are those if you don't mind me asking?

                      Current Project: Rising Storm 2: Vietnam
                      Former Projects: Darkest Hour, Rising Storm
                      Programming Lead, Antimatter Games


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by PsYcH0_Ch!cKeN View Post
                        Which servers are those if you don't mind me asking?


                        • #13
                          Ah, yes. Internode. Those servers are actually part of the game server division of what used to be one of the country's largest (and best) ISPs, until they merged with a larger company, who has itself now been swallowed by an even larger one. They shut down the website part of things but kept the servers up for the time being. Hopefully they don't ever kill them off fully. Node used to have some of the better gaming servers in Aus (generally speaking, rather than RO2 specific).

                          Current Project: Rising Storm 2: Vietnam
                          Former Projects: Darkest Hour, Rising Storm
                          Programming Lead, Antimatter Games


                          • #14
                            I would be up for hosting a beta server.


                            • #15
                              Sorry. I am a bit out dated when it comes to beta testing new games. I'm guessing the developers don't do things like they used to by allowing anyone and everyone to beta test the software.
                              and not using steam due to its extreme lack of navigation ability to a user that rarely use the program am also having some technical difficulties navigating to the beta section even though the opt-in has been enabled.

                              All this said, does a person have to pre-order the game/software to be able to beta test the game?

                              Personally speaking; myself and pretty much everyone I've told about this new up coming game based on Vietnam rather than World War One. people are extremely interested in the game, however by not allowing people to test the product before it's final is released all the word of fingers to keyboard (rather than word of mouth) which some of us have put into getting the word out has been a wasteful effort.

                              Can you possibly tell me if I'm way off on this as to being able to beta test the game ?
                              Hopefully I am wrong and just not a very informed user of the steam platform and the inner workings of the software ...