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knightofeffect
10-10-2013, 07:12 AM
I'll be updating this first post with the status of people who are trying to get into alpha. I'll also keep a check on when people update their status from one status to the next and track the number of movement between the statuses. I'll be at work most of the day, but plan to update on the hour.

You can just post the number of the status if you like, or provide more information so I can see if I need to create more intermediate statuses:


Game successfully launched, first game played - 53/62 +9
Repair finished, can't login/servers down? - 5/62 -3
Repair finished, game won't launch/unplayable - 0/62 -2
Repair loop - 2/62 -3
Still downloading - 2/62 -1


Last update: 10/13/13 11:15am cst

nylian
10-10-2013, 07:26 AM
4

knightofeffect
10-10-2013, 07:38 AM
4

Thanks Nylian, it'll be interesting to see how many people actually got in and what percentage they made.

Hatts
10-10-2013, 08:03 AM
4

nylian
10-10-2013, 08:17 AM
up to 3.

SomeoneRandom
10-10-2013, 08:19 AM
3

knightofeffect
10-10-2013, 08:26 AM
Updated, good to see some progress :)

Gremio
10-10-2013, 08:32 AM
1

WhytePanther
10-10-2013, 08:36 AM
Well, last night, I got a launch and a game against AI in. It hung, but it was there. Then I decided to be "clever" and reinstall the game to my SSD this morning instead of my big drive. I had to do something about that deck editor loading time, right? Well, I've got what seems to be a complete install now, but the login servers seem to be down. So you can call me 1 or 2 I guess?

knightofeffect
10-10-2013, 08:44 AM
Well, last night, I got a launch and a game against AI in. It hung, but it was there. Then I decided to be "clever" and reinstall the game to my SSD this morning instead of my big drive. I had to do something about that deck editor loading time, right? Well, I've got what seems to be a complete install now, but the login servers seem to be down. So you can call me 1 or 2 I guess?

I counted you as a 1 since you did get a game in and might not have any further issues once the servers return to normal.

And because being a #1 is awesome! Hope we get more good reports.

Mesquite
10-10-2013, 08:47 AM
1 for me.

Sergan
10-10-2013, 08:48 AM
2

nylian
10-10-2013, 08:53 AM
After a few repairs I now get "game login failed"
What's that about?

caffn8d
10-10-2013, 08:53 AM
1.b Game launched just before servers went down, but no games played since I was trying to figure out how to successfully save my deck. :)

Wolfjaw
10-10-2013, 08:59 AM
1

blakegrandon
10-10-2013, 09:00 AM
1. Server is "up" but I'm not finding any players.

Is the server just teasing us?

houjix
10-10-2013, 09:23 AM
2 - Login failures

Wolver_the_Zeta
10-10-2013, 09:29 AM
5

Typhon
10-10-2013, 09:34 AM
1

After 7 repairs; I was able to get in.

Demondred
10-10-2013, 09:35 AM
N/A - Other

I'm not able to play because after logging in the first time and crashing, the game keeps telling me my account is already logged in to the game. Accounts do not seem to EVER log out automatically so my account is broken.

TheBokononist
10-10-2013, 09:36 AM
I'm in and everything seems good. (was Number 4)

dhogoth
10-10-2013, 09:37 AM
1

knightofeffect
10-10-2013, 09:39 AM
N/A - Other

I'm not able to play because after logging in the first time and crashing, the game keeps telling me my account is already logged in to the game. Accounts do not seem to EVER log out automatically so my account is broken.

I'm sorry, that's a weird sucky situation. Going to mark you as a 3.

Chiany
10-10-2013, 09:44 AM
2

perilsensitive
10-10-2013, 09:47 AM
1.5 - Got installed, downloaded, repaired and logged in. Didn't have time to try a game (had to go to work).

traeki
10-10-2013, 09:47 AM
2 (Well, kinda -- I can login, but account creation hangs forever.)

SomeoneRandom
10-10-2013, 09:57 AM
Up to 1 now =] (From 3)

houjix
10-10-2013, 09:58 AM
1 Now

Wolver_the_Zeta
10-10-2013, 10:08 AM
Moved from 5 to 1

franky
10-10-2013, 10:12 AM
9. Waiting for invite.
:p

knightofeffect
10-10-2013, 10:18 AM
Haha, nice one Franky.

Looks like we are getting some good progress, and it's encouraging that as we approach a representative amount of responses, it looks like about 50% of invites have played a game in alpha!

That's better than I was expecting and is making me want to go home and push my way through being stuck on 4 :p.

wibblebo
10-10-2013, 10:20 AM
i'm at stage 4

tecnophi
10-10-2013, 10:22 AM
Hey Knightofeffect, I'm stuck at work too... but anyways...

Before I left for work in the morning:

3

Daer
10-10-2013, 10:25 AM
The CDN has been upgraded and is much better. I starter the patcher and the last 30 files (size of them was 400mb) I needed to finish my repairs downloaded at 600kb/s.

Brewdinar
10-10-2013, 10:42 AM
First response to this. After two corrupt file deletions/repatching efforts, my game now launches, but after clicking login the bar fills up and nothing happens. I guess that counts as a 2.

knightofeffect
10-10-2013, 10:44 AM
@technopi. Hey man, I think I was in your twitch last night. Sorry to hear you never got passed 3, but the good news from Daer sounds promising.

Does that mean you are passed 4 Daer?

nylian
10-10-2013, 10:48 AM
Up to #1 now! Yay!
The login issue was me reading the font wrong in the email, pasted in notepad and much easier to identify.

Daer
10-10-2013, 10:49 AM
I was able to enter my username/password but the Loading Data bar slowly fills to the end and then nothing happens. Tried it twice and nothing has happened after 10+ minutes each time.

Eryn_Shades
10-10-2013, 10:51 AM
2 for me

houjix
10-10-2013, 10:54 AM
Up to #1 now! Yay!
The login issue was me reading the font wrong in the email, pasted in notepad and much easier to identify.

I'm pretty sure that was my major issue as well. Captial I's versus lowercase L's and such.

Sergan
10-10-2013, 10:54 AM
im are 2.. but im* dowload the full client via torrent, now can login and create champion.
No test ingame for time but i can see all UI.


*well.. me no.. my cousin *whistle*

Cato
10-10-2013, 11:03 AM
Stuck in 4, second repair attempt now.

CTD when I click 'Play Now'. On the bright side my repair list is smaller than last time.

knightofeffect
10-10-2013, 11:15 AM
Up to #1 now! Yay!
The login issue was me reading the font wrong in the email, pasted in notepad and much easier to identify.

Congrats! First person to run the full circuit in this topic :p.

@sergan are you saying that you were 2 but can now login but haven't been able to test a game yet?

ramseytheory
10-10-2013, 11:16 AM
You should probably count me as a 1. I've successfully launched the game, but I've been tooling around in the deck builder rather than actually playing.

Sergan
10-10-2013, 11:27 AM
@sergan are you saying that you were 2 but can now login but haven't been able to test a game yet?

Now i can login, create my username and see the UI, before only see the launcher and a infinite repair loop.

Cant play now for time (work), in 2 hours more I do full test.

kevalvaine
10-10-2013, 11:34 AM
#1

Chark
10-10-2013, 11:36 AM
1

Battlepope
10-10-2013, 11:41 AM
1

knightofeffect
10-10-2013, 11:43 AM
Awesome guys! Looks like we are maintaining that 50% of invites are actually playing games, hopefully the newly speedy download speeds will get us to the 80s.

For those of you in, does the challenge lobby seem well populated? What is the average wait time for a successful challenge?

Brewdinar
10-10-2013, 12:02 PM
What was previously a loading bar became a loading bar with "Loading Data..." over it after more re-patching. Now after unblocking Gameforge Productions GMBH in PeerBlock, I get a login failed message. Feels like a step backward.

:edit: And after exiting and restarting several times, it magically worked. I'm playing with the deck builder now, so mark me a 1.

Daer
10-10-2013, 12:06 PM
Also currently getting a login failed message.

Chiany
10-10-2013, 12:08 PM
Also currently getting a login failed message.

It's weird that some ppl (like me) have it all the time, some only sporadic, others never.

Daer
10-10-2013, 12:21 PM
Just tried again and I was able to log in successfully, create my keep name and play a game against the AI.

knightofeffect
10-10-2013, 12:35 PM
Well I just got home and after trying to repair once right before I left for work (didn't see the results), it seems like everything was good to go. I logged right in and created my account... deck building now.

Mark me a 1!

ParagonSix
10-10-2013, 12:36 PM
Mark me as 1!

knightofeffect
10-10-2013, 01:09 PM
Well I played a couple of AI games, experienced a couple bugs in both of them. Tried to play a human, got in the game, they timed out/bugged out/conceded after their first turn. Then the lobby bugged out so I restarted the game and now can't login again.

Not a bad start =).

Cato
10-10-2013, 01:11 PM
I moved to a #1, played a few games against the AI, crashed, now I'm stuck on #2.

Failed to Login. :confused:

dogmod
10-10-2013, 01:13 PM
I moved to a #1, played a few games against the AI, crashed, now I'm stuck on #2.

Failed to Login. :confused:

If you were working and starting failing I think it usually means that the servers were taken down or rebooting.

I am now a #1 too. You guys can find me as Oor-tael

NeMeSiS_tm
10-10-2013, 01:14 PM
#1 (atm can't login)

juzamjedi
10-10-2013, 01:15 PM
I had to repair multiple times last night. After the multiple repairs it did eventually launch for me.

Cato
10-10-2013, 01:17 PM
Ok thanks Dogmod, will persevere!

Kenata78
10-10-2013, 01:19 PM
1

Raith
10-10-2013, 01:20 PM
1

Had to repair once after a marathon download, but that did the trick.

RustySummerfield
10-10-2013, 01:25 PM
1 but most games crash in a priority vacuum

Eryn_Shades
10-10-2013, 01:25 PM
1 now

Kevashi
10-10-2013, 02:05 PM
1, though assuming servers are down currently. I was able to log in and play a few games last night against AI.

psikoD
10-10-2013, 02:12 PM
#1 Logged in and playing AI.. Servers up

wibblebo
10-10-2013, 02:43 PM
Finally at stage #1!!!

Skirovik
10-10-2013, 03:19 PM
Definitely #3

Dakin
10-10-2013, 03:42 PM
After much hassle I finally got it to 1; having problems intermittently with the game server but I imagine its just due to the servers needing updates/repairs or whatever.

Jugan
10-10-2013, 03:56 PM
After 14 hours...

1.

Completing a game... now that's a different story.

knightofeffect
10-10-2013, 04:02 PM
After 14 hours...

1.

Completing a game... now that's a different story.


Yea, I know what you mean, I completed about 2/15 against real players. At first I thought the priority issues had to due with card interactions, however, it became apparent that it just happens. It is really rare that you can get past turn 5; both of my completed games were <= turn 5 victories.

The last guy I was playing with said he was in a room with a bunch of guys and they all simultaneously lost priorities at the same time... sounds like it is server side.

Anyway, I've had a good time and know that I'm looking forward to being able to play past turn 3 regularly in order to find bugs =P.

Also, it looks like we are approaching that 80% mark of invites being in the game (around 75% now). If that scales up proportionately, we are looking at ~750 in game. Pretty cool!

Jugan
10-10-2013, 04:04 PM
I think you're correct, knight. I seem to just get games with neither playing getting priority at random times. I've played ~10-15 games, and have finished none. Glad we got more people in on the action though!

knightofeffect
10-10-2013, 04:14 PM
I think you're correct, knight. I seem to just get games with neither playing getting priority at random times. I've played ~10-15 games, and have finished none. Glad we got more people in on the action though!

Yea, its made the game feel... real. I'm surprised how easy it is to get into a match and the match finding tool seems to have no real issues that I encountered; chat also works really well except for the random faux spam that happens at the end of matches.

Funnily enough, in almost all MMO alphas I've been in, chat was always had major issues early in development.

Oh yea, and thanks everyone for keeping this topic positive! I've enjoyed seeing that #1 number grow and grow =)

MajinKoba
10-10-2013, 04:27 PM
2 - Game login failed.

Xtopher
10-10-2013, 04:32 PM
#1, but now #3 as every game I play ends in neither player having priority to pass.

Dionyz
10-10-2013, 04:36 PM
1.

I have successfully played and completed a game with a custom deck.

Xetherion
10-10-2013, 04:46 PM
3

Maric
10-10-2013, 06:00 PM
1

Shrennan
10-10-2013, 06:19 PM
Just checking in here - finally got the game downloaded and I played a game against the AI. I really, really love the gameplay and I can tell this game is going to be something special. I will try to make a custom deck eventually, but right now the deck building interface is understandably really wonky - it's slow and the art is taking a while to load. Typical alpha stuff.

EDIT: Forgot to put my 1.

nicosharp
10-10-2013, 06:21 PM
1

Qorsair
10-10-2013, 08:01 PM
1

Lennier
10-10-2013, 08:24 PM
1

kingzzk
10-10-2013, 08:47 PM
1

tonyseah
10-10-2013, 08:51 PM
last manage to launch. AI game hang before starting. Manage to get one AI game after repairs.

However, deck building is a problem as i cannot see the details of the card when right click (zoom)

ArcaneWeapon
10-10-2013, 08:58 PM
1

Dralon
10-10-2013, 09:26 PM
1 since this morning

Theostru
10-10-2013, 09:38 PM
1 after getting home from work today

knightofeffect
10-10-2013, 09:39 PM
Whew, well its been a pretty good day for Hex alpha. People are in and whacking away on the system. We ended the day at 80% of invites being in the game, which is what I was hoping for =).

Yea, the servers have gone down here and there, yea it is really difficult to finish a game, yea sometimes you spend resources on a card and then the card just disappears from your hand, yea sometimes it feels like at least 25% of the cards have one bug or another in themselves or other interactions, but hey, its only going to be getting better and I'm excited to see what the coming weeks and months hold.

Honestly, its pretty impressive what Crypto has done here, especially for a company that is wading through uncharted territory. That being said, I am tempering my expectations through experience with several alphas and would be very surprised if Crypto was comfortable with launching beta before the end of January.

Hopefully their employees will be able to keep a good work/life balance moving forward on this game so they can enjoy delivering a polished product by the time it hits final release. The best thing we can do is support them by understanding the very difficult expectations they are working under. I think is obvious to everyone who has played so far that this game has a ton of potential for strategy, competition, and fun; but its equally obvious there is a lot of work and challenges ahead.

I know I'll be enjoying the ride =).

Derium
10-10-2013, 10:36 PM
1 since this morning

deejay
10-10-2013, 11:27 PM
1 since this morning also

eSquared
10-11-2013, 01:51 AM
1 for me. I've had some good experiences playing, too. I finished my only pvp game and finished most of my pve games.

Sergan
10-11-2013, 04:59 AM
finally 1..
test in my house and can finish 2-3 games.. to bad cant finish the others 16 games but at least can play.

Skirovik
10-11-2013, 05:52 AM
Please change my 3 to a 1. :)

Shandrakor
10-12-2013, 01:05 PM
1

Empyrium
10-12-2013, 01:40 PM
1

Ali3nSan
10-12-2013, 03:36 PM
1

Soth
10-12-2013, 08:13 PM
was watching a stream, looks like they've fixed it for the moment. Games are completing.

GrimPagan
10-12-2013, 08:17 PM
Also looks much smoother. Whatever they fixed it did the job atm.

IndigoShade
10-12-2013, 11:56 PM
1*

(* = I can only play randomly selected pre-made decks vs the AI because I have 0 cards in my collection and no decks to chose from) :(

But hey, it's something! Tbh even after pledging a considerable amount towards the game, my interest had waned a bit in the past few months. I try not to consider alpha testing early access or anything, but being able to play it just a little has rekindled my interest in the game :D