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Mass test on Buckingham on Tuesday, 13th November at 20:00 UTC

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CCP Habakuk
C C P
C C P Alliance
#1 - 2012-11-09 14:17:52 UTC  |  Edited by: CCP Habakuk
Hi!

We will be holding a mass test on Buckingham on Tuesday, November 13th, at 20:00 UTC (= EVE time).

What exactly is being tested?
  • Performance of the Retribution expansion
  • New explosions, ship models, ...
  • New brackets, new damage notifications
  • Crimewatch
  • EVE-DUST link

How to connect to Buckingham for this test:

Test steps:
  • Meet in D2-HOS
  • Jump to RQH-MY
  • Jump to Mantenault
  • Warp all to one district
  • EVE-DUST tests
  • Short PvP-fight
  • Jump to RQH-MY
  • Prepare gate-camp in D2-HOS
  • Fight in D2-HOS


Joining FW corporations
For the EVE-DUST link tests we need as many players as possible enrolled in Faction Warfare. Feel free to join with your alliance or corporation. We will provide a fast way to get into the militia corp of any faction - just join the "CorpMove" channel on Buckingham before the mass test and follow the instructions there.

What else should I know?
  • We will be moving players to the test system - join the channel massmoveme for this
  • Please bring a good mix of ships! We will provide cynos for capital ships .
  • Skill points will be awarded for this mass test
  • Please run logserver during the mass test, if possible.

CCP Habakuk | EVE Quality Assurance | Team Five 0 | (Team Gridlock)

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Kenneth O'Hara
Sebiestor Tribe
#2 - 2012-11-09 17:09:06 UTC
Sweet! Can't wait to test this out!

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Sable Moran
Moran Light Industries
#3 - 2012-11-09 20:41:49 UTC
CCP Habakuk wrote:
We will be moving players to the test system


And the test system will be? FD-MLJ?

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CCP Habakuk
C C P
C C P Alliance
#4 - 2012-11-09 21:43:33 UTC
Sable Moran wrote:
CCP Habakuk wrote:
We will be moving players to the test system


And the test system will be? FD-MLJ?


Not decided yet - I will update the instructions as soon as the system is decided. I assume we will start in a FW system (for Crimewatch and Dust interaction) and then make a few jumps into 0.0 (for more PvP).

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unbless83
Tribal Liberation Force
Minmatar Republic
#5 - 2012-11-10 10:02:03 UTC
NEW EXPLOSIONS*

*may induce all caps spam*

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Siobhan MacLeary
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
#6 - 2012-11-10 20:28:24 UTC
Just a question, when do characters get mirrored before mass tests?

Point out to me a person who has been harmed by an AFK cloaker and I will point out a person who has no business playing this game.” - CCP Soundwave

CCP Habakuk
C C P
C C P Alliance
#7 - 2012-11-10 22:10:16 UTC
Siobhan MacLeary wrote:
Just a question, when do characters get mirrored before mass tests?


The last mirror was on the 22nd of October. There won't be any further mirror before the mass test. Please post in the appropriate thread if your account is not active.

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Manes Avatarr
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#8 - 2012-11-11 03:19:56 UTC  |  Edited by: Manes Avatarr
Hey. I'm completely unfamiliar with servers other than Tranguilty - and mass testing at all. So my question is - When i decide to participate - if this is gonna be beneficial in any way for my Tranguilty character if i log in for mass testing? These bonus skill points applies to "real game environment" on main server or its just for my "alter ego" on test server?

Best regards to all CCP team. You guys are doing great job!

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Jen Lalket
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#9 - 2012-11-11 04:31:43 UTC
This will be my first Mass Test.
Do I need to prefit some ships? If not, will there be prefitted shps available in the test system?
Are there any ship restrictions?
Would you like to have people pre-agree to use any specific ships or modules that need testing with the new changes?
For example, do you need people to launch payloads from PI to ensure this still funtions properly with Dust changes?
(I appologize if these seem like noob questions, but I am, uh, a noob.
Sable Moran
Moran Light Industries
#10 - 2012-11-11 17:15:36 UTC
Jen Lalket wrote:
Do I need to prefit some ships?


Yes. That would be most convenient because you wont be given any. Most of the time I have participated these tests a ship that can do combat at medium distances (up to about 50km) has been adequate.

Jen Lalket wrote:
If not, will there be prefitted shps available in the test system?


The market is seeded. Use it to fit a ship or three.

Jen Lalket wrote:
Are there any ship restrictions?


Mostly no. There has been occations when capital ships have been forbidden though. Also (IIRC) T3 and missiles ships have both been forbidden once each due to bug related issues.

Jen Lalket wrote:
Would you like to have people pre-agree to use any specific ships or modules that need testing with the new changes?
For example, do you need people to launch payloads from PI to ensure this still funtions properly with Dust changes?


Previously the devs have made their needs clear, I'm entirely sure they will do so this time too.

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Tedric
SUNDERING
Goonswarm Federation
#11 - 2012-11-11 17:16:40 UTC
Jen Lalket wrote:
This will be my first Mass Test.
Do I need to prefit some ships? If not, will there be prefitted shps available in the test system?
Are there any ship restrictions?
Would you like to have people pre-agree to use any specific ships or modules that need testing with the new changes?
For example, do you need people to launch payloads from PI to ensure this still funtions properly with Dust changes?
(I appologize if these seem like noob questions, but I am, uh, a noob.


The general rule is any type of subcap is good.

Typically we will be 'go here', 'do that' , 'fire at this', 'spam that'', 'create as much lag as possible' Normally in two or three fleets, sometimes there will be a capital fleet, but that is uncommon.

Generally I take an expensive toy as the loss of it on on the test servers is of no consequence.

Once the test is finished it generally deteriorates into a free for all :)

My previous mass tests were a lot of fun.

T.
Socott
Quantum Corp
#12 - 2012-11-11 19:14:03 UTC
will we get the sp on all test servers?
being we never know witch server we end up on...lol
CCP Habakuk
C C P
C C P Alliance
#13 - 2012-11-12 00:19:02 UTC  |  Edited by: CCP Habakuk
Regarding ship restrictions: I am not sure yet about capitals - it depends on the number of jumps. All other ships are welcome for sure - I would love a good mix. I'll update the thread tomorrow with more details and the test steps.

Socott wrote:
will we get the sp on all test servers?
being we never know witch server we end up on...lol


For sure on Buckingham and they will also be applied to Duality, if we open Duality again. I will only apply them to Singularity, when we need more EVE players on Singularity - but at the moment we want to concentrate on Buckingham.

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Diaboli ZA
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#14 - 2012-11-12 07:00:25 UTC
Regarding ship fitting and ISK spent on the test server market.
ISK lost on the test server, is it reflected back to the tranquillity server, or am I free to spend as much ISK as I have in my wallet without fear of losing it on tranquillity?
DOA KillerWolf
Cherokee Pride
PURPLE HELMETED WARRIORS
#15 - 2012-11-12 10:13:51 UTC
Will we get any SP's added to Tranquility for this Mass Test?
Blue Harrier
#16 - 2012-11-12 11:46:07 UTC
You may spend as much as you wish (most things are priced at 100 Isk), and it does not effect in any way what you do on TQ. There is no connection between TQ and any of the test servers.

Also do not consider trying to ‘spy’ on the test server as most player owned things are not displayed such as towers etc.

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

Thycoon
Patrician Space Incorporation
#17 - 2012-11-13 11:02:19 UTC
Great – always trouble in front of a masstest!
Client patch failed! It updated partially and corrupted everything! Error message as follows:
Exception during UpdaterModule.Update
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "lib\update.pyc", line 764, in Update
File "lib\update.pyc", line 873, in _Update
File "lib\update.pyc", line 535, in Run
File "zsync\zsync.pyc", line 1290, in CreatePatch
File "zsync\zsync.pyc", line 1140, in GetPatchCalculations
KeyError: 'script\\compiled.code'
Locals by frame, innermost last: ........
whitelistFiles = {'script\\compiled.code': 'a566ceb9e4bf41a07202495b2db62c50f7273da6'}
**********************************************************************************
Clicked “Start EVE” and got the error message:
Your EVE client installation may have modified, damaged or corrupt files. Please run repair.exe located .....
Verification failed:
......EVEBuckingham\script\compiled.code’, crc:6538b39, expected:1ab70814
**********************************************************************************
The repair.exe calculated a plus 1 GB patch. My experience with that is, that is doesn’t works and the many hours big download is just for fun. What to do?

Thycoon
CCP Habakuk
C C P
C C P Alliance
#18 - 2012-11-13 11:18:48 UTC
Thycoon wrote:
Great – always trouble in front of a masstest!
Client patch failed! It updated partially and corrupted everything! Error message as follows:
Exception during UpdaterModule.Update
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "lib\update.pyc", line 764, in Update
File "lib\update.pyc", line 873, in _Update
File "lib\update.pyc", line 535, in Run
File "zsync\zsync.pyc", line 1290, in CreatePatch
File "zsync\zsync.pyc", line 1140, in GetPatchCalculations
KeyError: 'script\\compiled.code'
Locals by frame, innermost last: ........
whitelistFiles = {'script\\compiled.code': 'a566ceb9e4bf41a07202495b2db62c50f7273da6'}
**********************************************************************************
Clicked “Start EVE” and got the error message:
Your EVE client installation may have modified, damaged or corrupt files. Please run repair.exe located .....
Verification failed:
......EVEBuckingham\script\compiled.code’, crc:6538b39, expected:1ab70814
**********************************************************************************
The repair.exe calculated a plus 1 GB patch. My experience with that is, that is doesn’t works and the many hours big download is just for fun. What to do?

Thycoon


Repair.exe will revert the client back to Tranquility.

Best to start the launcher again after the current downtime, it will hopefully fix the broken files. For the case that this does not work you can try to delete the broken files and then start the launcher.

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Louis deGuerre
The Dark Tribe
#19 - 2012-11-13 11:48:54 UTC
Yeah, that does not work and neither does a full replace with a tranquility version.

I'd post more error messages but this terrible parser keeps freaking out about html...
CCP Habakuk
C C P
C C P Alliance
#20 - 2012-11-13 11:54:37 UTC  |  Edited by: CCP Habakuk
Louis deGuerre wrote:
Yeah, that does not work and neither does a full replace with a tranquility version.

I'd post more error messages but this terrible parser keeps freaking out about html...

Buckingham is at the moment down for a short reboot - it should be back up in a few minutes.

edit: And Buckingham is back online - please try to update now.

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