Empires Newsletter - 16/08/02
Hello everyone on our beta list and
welcome to our mid-month newsletter.
had a lot of questions about this list and whether
everyone on it will get into beta. Let me explain.
We call this our beta list and all of you beta testers
because we plan to have every single one of you
test our game at some point. Our testing starts
this winter and we hope to have invited at least
100,000 people to join the test by the end of testing.
You may not get in with the first wave but we are
pretty sure you WILL get in. At that time we will
mail everyone and let you all know exactly how we
will be delivering the game client and our schedule.
At the moment if the overall beta number stays the
same you should all get in, however the amount of
people signing up is increasing per day so you had
better tell your follow clan members and friends
to sign up quick.
on with the news. I'm pleased to announce our two
competition winners for this month. Firstly, congratulations
to John Kahn whose guess of 1350 polygons was very
close to the 1352 the bird dragon model has! Secondly,
congratulations to Razvan Haiduc whose short story
on the theme of justice won our story competition.
It's an interesting and compelling read and it is
on our website in the download and news section
now. Both winners will be enjoying their prizes
month we won't be running a competition as we want
to organize something special for next month. Stay
tuned for new prizes (!) and something wacky and
zany from the Dragon Empires team soon. However,
until then we do have an exciting pre-beta questionnaire
and we would like to ask a favour of you. We are
working to optimise the game engine and game play
and to do this we want you all to answer the questionnaire
and fill in the survey and help make Dragon Empires
the best game of its kind!
other news there will be another two Dragon Empires
Dev Chats on Monday the 26th, with one at 7pm GMT
and a second at 7pm PST. Both chats will take place
in #de-devchat on the irc.stratics.com network.
Check Stratics if you want to take part, they have
a java irc client you can use, alternately download
mIRC from http://www.download.com
and join in using that client. The chat will be
moderated again, however if you feel like chatting
as well as asking questions can always join the
discussion channels #moonshade and #dragonempires.
I look forward to many of you turning up again!