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Duality Open Period - 26/10 to 30/10 and 05/11 - 08/11

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CCP Paradox
#1 - 2012-10-25 13:30:58 UTC  |  Edited by: CCP Habakuk
This weekend Duality will be coming online courtesy of the EVE Gameplay teams. This time we're taking a look at Retribution in the works.
So for you tldr people out there, this is for you:

Duality will be online starting Friday October 26th.
It should be online from 13:00 or shortly after
The server has been beefed up a bit. So that it should perform much better than previously.
Super Friends will be online on Duality, from 17:00 UTC Friday October 26th. (And probably a few more developers too.)
Duality will remain online until the morning of Tuesday October 30th.
If you are going to be on Duality join the chat channel Duality. I will be in that channel offering any support I can for people testing, answering questions, and testing myself. If you need to be moved I will be happy to help you from that channel while I am online.
I will be moving people to our test system 6-CZ49, to assist with bounty hunting. (And also having fun)


Features available to test:

Team Super Friends really wants you to check out some of our features for EVE Online: Retribution. But the list won't stop at just our features!

Here is a quick feature list for some key areas:
(Please provide feedback specific to these changes, to these following forum threads)

Team Super Friends - Bounty Hunting. ASB (Ancillary Shield Booster) changes. Salvage Drones. Micro Jump Drive. Reactive Armor Hardener changes.
Team Five 0 - AI Changes & More.
Team Pony Express - HUD changes
Team Pony Express - Changes to module tooltips
(Also note that the HUD changes include a work-in-progress new in space damage notifications)
Team Game of Drones - Unified Inventory changes
Team Game of Drones - Attack Cruisers
Team Game of Drones - Combat Cruisers
Team Gridlock - Fleet Hangar changes

Mass Testing AI

On top of this, Team Five 0 would like to run a mass test on Monday, October 29th, at 14:00 EVE time. During this time we would like to test the performance impact of the new AI having been applied to everything. For details about this mass test, see FoxFour's thread here.

Known Issues

  • There will be no ship explosions in this build.
  • The search functionality (for players, systems etc) is not yet working.


Connecting to Duality:

Copy your main Eve install to a different folder.
Then create a shortcut to that folder's launcher (eve.exe).
Right click on that shortcut on the desktop, go into "Properties" and in the "Target" field put a space after the last entry in the field and type /server:87.237.38.60 to force the launcher to point towards Duality.
Once you run that shortcut the launcher will download the most recent patch for Duality and get you ready to connect.

And for Mac people, please use the following wiki page to set yourself up:
http://wiki.eveonline.com/en/wiki/Singularity#Mac:_Sisi_Launcher_Tool
1. Download Test EVE Online tool here
2. Move it to wherever you want to keep your test client, note that there will need to be at least 15GB of free space
3. Run the application, choose a server, wait for it to update to the latest version currently running on that server and then hit play

CCP Paradox | EVE QA | Team Phenomenon

Space Magician

Aethlyn
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#2 - 2012-10-25 13:54:36 UTC
You obviously forgot to link "For details about this mass test, see FoxFour's thread here." Can't find it right now and a bit too lazy. :)

Other than that: Can't wait to have yet another look!

Looking for more thoughts? Follow me on Twitter.

CCP Paradox
#3 - 2012-10-25 13:58:29 UTC  |  Edited by: CCP Paradox
Thanks Aethlyn, updated.
Also added the steps to connect your Mac to Duality to test.

Also worth mentioning, Duality received a new Mirror yesterday. So your characters should be up-to-date. Blink

CCP Paradox | EVE QA | Team Phenomenon

Space Magician

CCP Punkturis
C C P
C C P Alliance
#4 - 2012-10-25 14:19:40 UTC
now this will be fun:)

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Bienator II
madmen of the skies
#5 - 2012-10-25 14:47:57 UTC
CCP Paradox wrote:

(Also note that the HUD changes include a work-in-progress new in space damage notifications)

sounds like the most awesome thing ever invented

how to fix eve: 1) remove ECM 2) rename dampeners to ECM 3) add new anti-drone ewar for caldari 4) give offgrid boosters ongrid combat value

CCP Fozzie
C C P
C C P Alliance
#6 - 2012-10-25 14:59:50 UTC  |  Edited by: CCP Fozzie
All the previously announced Ship and Module changes will be up and running tomorrow! That means Support Frigates, EWar Frigates, Exploration Frigates, Combat Frigates, Rebalanced Destroyers, New Destroyers, Attack Cruisers, Support Cruisers, Ewar Cruisers, the ORE Frigate and all weapon and rep changes including Version 2.0 of the Missile changes!

Makes me tired just typing it all. Smile

:Edit: Combat Cruisers won't be in this build due to Fozzie Error. Everything else is there though! Oops

Game Designer | Team Five-0

Twitter: @CCP_Fozzie
Twitch chat: ccp_fozzie

Warde Guildencrantz
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#7 - 2012-10-25 15:00:38 UTC
CCP Fozzie wrote:
All the previously announced Ship and Module changes will be up and running tomorrow! That means Support Frigates, EWar Frigates, Exploration Frigates, Combat Frigates, Rebalanced Destroyers, New Destroyers, Combat Cruisers, Attack Cruisers, Support Cruisers, Ewar Cruisers, the ORE Frigate and all weapon and rep changes including Version 2.0 of the Missile changes!

Makes me tired just typing it all. Smile


do the new destroyers have names yet? inb4 caldari boat called the wyrm

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CCP Fozzie
C C P
C C P Alliance
#8 - 2012-10-25 15:06:34 UTC
Warde Guildencrantz wrote:
CCP Fozzie wrote:
All the previously announced Ship and Module changes will be up and running tomorrow! That means Support Frigates, EWar Frigates, Exploration Frigates, Combat Frigates, Rebalanced Destroyers, New Destroyers, Combat Cruisers, Attack Cruisers, Support Cruisers, Ewar Cruisers, the ORE Frigate and all weapon and rep changes including Version 2.0 of the Missile changes!

Makes me tired just typing it all. Smile


do the new destroyers have names yet? inb4 caldari boat called the wyrm


Not sure if the names will be announced/attached on Duality this weekend.

Game Designer | Team Five-0

Twitter: @CCP_Fozzie
Twitch chat: ccp_fozzie

Blue Harrier
#9 - 2012-10-25 15:14:03 UTC
That looks like one heck of a update, looking forward to having a play Blink, sorry test run.

Questions;
Which is best, to update our current Duality or start afresh with a new copy of TQ?

Any idea of the download size?

"You wait - time passes, Thorin sits down and starts singing about gold." from The Hobbit on ZX Spectrum 1982.

Dinsdale Pirannha
Pirannha Corp
#10 - 2012-10-25 15:24:58 UTC
I recognize it may be impossible at this date, but why don't you seed the NPC hubs with faction mods.
If you want a proper test of the AI, under conditions closest to TQ conditions, I think you need to add faction mods.

Case in point: My Ishtar is a dead duck tank-wise and has serious fitting issues if I don't use faction shield mods.
And the vast majority of PvE players fit faction items to their boats to maximize tank and DPS.
Salpun
Global Telstar Federation Offices
#11 - 2012-10-25 15:26:37 UTC  |  Edited by: Salpun
Dinsdale Pirannha wrote:
I recognize it may be impossible at this date, but why don't you seed the NPC hubs with faction mods.
If you want a proper test of the AI, under conditions closest to TQ conditions, I think you need to add faction mods.

Case in point: My Ishtar is a dead duck tank-wise and has serious fitting issues if I don't use faction shield mods.
And the vast majority of PvE players fit faction items to their boats to maximize tank and DPS.

With a fresh mirror just buy them off the sell orders.

Edit new build Nov 1, 2012

438574-442016 284.54 MB

If i dont know something about EVE. I check https://wiki.eveonline.com/en/wiki/ISK_The_Guide

See you around the universe.

CCP Paradox
#12 - 2012-10-25 15:30:50 UTC
I updated a known issue: There will be no ship explosions in this current build (sorry!). It's been fixed for the next time we update Duality though. It just didn't make it in the build I started today in time.

CCP Paradox | EVE QA | Team Phenomenon

Space Magician

Salpun
Global Telstar Federation Offices
#13 - 2012-10-25 15:33:17 UTC
CCP Paradox wrote:
I updated a known issue: There will be no ship explosions in this current build (sorry!). It's been fixed for the next time we update Duality though. It just didn't make it in the build I started today in time.

What about the non v-3 models that are missing.

If i dont know something about EVE. I check https://wiki.eveonline.com/en/wiki/ISK_The_Guide

See you around the universe.

CCP Paradox
#14 - 2012-10-25 15:41:20 UTC
Salpun wrote:
CCP Paradox wrote:
I updated a known issue: There will be no ship explosions in this current build (sorry!). It's been fixed for the next time we update Duality though. It just didn't make it in the build I started today in time.

What about the non v-3 models that are missing.


Such as?

CCP Paradox | EVE QA | Team Phenomenon

Space Magician

Salpun
Global Telstar Federation Offices
#15 - 2012-10-25 15:42:51 UTC
CCP Paradox wrote:
Salpun wrote:
CCP Paradox wrote:
I updated a known issue: There will be no ship explosions in this current build (sorry!). It's been fixed for the next time we update Duality though. It just didn't make it in the build I started today in time.

What about the non v-3 models that are missing.


Such as?

Gates, T-3's, stations where not rendering last weekend.

If i dont know something about EVE. I check https://wiki.eveonline.com/en/wiki/ISK_The_Guide

See you around the universe.

CCP Paradox
#16 - 2012-10-25 15:45:16 UTC
Salpun wrote:
CCP Paradox wrote:
Salpun wrote:
CCP Paradox wrote:
I updated a known issue: There will be no ship explosions in this current build (sorry!). It's been fixed for the next time we update Duality though. It just didn't make it in the build I started today in time.

What about the non v-3 models that are missing.


Such as?

Gates, T-3's, stations where not rendering last weekend.


They are all fine now! :)

CCP Paradox | EVE QA | Team Phenomenon

Space Magician

Sarmatiko
#17 - 2012-10-25 15:45:59 UTC  |  Edited by: Sarmatiko
Blue Harrier wrote:
Questions;
Which is best, to update our current Duality or start afresh with a new copy of TQ?

Update your current Duality client so you have to download less.
Salpun
Global Telstar Federation Offices
#18 - 2012-10-25 15:47:18 UTC
Sarmatiko wrote:
Blue Harrier wrote:
Questions;
Which is best, to update our current Duality or start afresh with a new copy of TQ?

Update your current Duality.

TQ to duality build from last weekend was a huge patch it should be even bigger this weekend.

If i dont know something about EVE. I check https://wiki.eveonline.com/en/wiki/ISK_The_Guide

See you around the universe.

CCP Explorer
C C P
C C P Alliance
#19 - 2012-10-25 19:43:17 UTC  |  Edited by: CCP Explorer
Please all come and test the latest snapshot of the EVE Online: Retribution expansion this Friday and weekend. The scheduled deployment is 4 Dec so we have about a month and a half to gather your feedback, and then finish, polish and ship it!

Please give us feedback in the forum threads the teams have posted; give us detailed feedback and even better if it's both detailed and constructive feedback. Expect us to troll you if you are rage-quitting already instead of helping us because co-operative game development of our shared world is the best game development.

Erlendur S. Thorsteinsson | Senior Development Director | EVE Online // CCP Games | @CCP_Explorer

Arien Omnicron
The Terrifying League Of Dog Fort
Goonswarm Federation
#20 - 2012-10-25 20:05:45 UTC
Micro-Jumpdrive, how have i not heard about this until now. That is going to be an awesome combat changer, and i cant wait to help you guyz to test it out.
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