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Shaqattaq
10-21-2013, 11:03 AM
Hi HEXers. We're putting out a Call to Arms again for today, Monday October 21st at 5 PM Pacific (http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=HEX+Alpha+AI+Stress+Test&iso=20131021T17&p1=137&am=30). Please log into the alpha servers and choose "Play AI" from the main menu.

Someday, in the future wars of our world where man fights machine, you'll be able to say that you've been battling AI for years, maybe even decades. This experience will serve you well in those dark times. So, please help us slay the server. Thank you!

Chiany
10-21-2013, 11:13 AM
Hope you didn't tell the server this time, otherwise it might chicken out again :D

Storm_Fireblade
10-21-2013, 11:20 AM
*prays to every videogame-god out there, that the test goes well and the 2nd wave follows right after that*

Raith
10-21-2013, 11:26 AM
Cool. Sounds like the fixes over the weekend were productive.

beepharoni
10-21-2013, 11:28 AM
I should be able to attend the stress test. I hope that this works out well.. Would love to get some more people into this alpha already! :)

Tinuvas
10-21-2013, 11:37 AM
I should be able to attend the stress test. I hope that this works out well.. Would love to get some more people into this alpha already! :)

Yeah. I have family prepped for the next wave, and I can't wait to have them aboard. Good luck everyone, let's try to burn this thing down and pray it doesn't obey.

houjix
10-21-2013, 11:39 AM
Gah. I hope I'm home for this.

Sergan
10-21-2013, 11:52 AM
I can log to test this time..
go for stress servers!

Catfarmer
10-21-2013, 12:04 PM
I'll bring the gerbil chow for the server gerbil !

Jbizzi
10-21-2013, 12:11 PM
During Monday Night Football!? are you crazy!?

Oh wait this is the Hex Forums.

WhiteBubbles7
10-21-2013, 12:14 PM
Alright! Let's go out there and do this for the Gipper.

houjix
10-21-2013, 12:17 PM
During Monday Night Football!? are you crazy!?

Oh wait this is the Hex Forums.

Only pre-game. It will be done before kick-off. Tonight will probably be a dog of a game anyway.

Chiany
10-21-2013, 12:17 PM
I'll bring the gerbil chow for the server gerbil !

Better bring a Sledge hammer, we are suppose to bring it down :D

Shaqattaq
10-21-2013, 12:37 PM
During Monday Night Football!? are you crazy!?

Oh wait this is the Hex Forums.

The pro setup is computer on HEX, second monitor on Hulu, and Giants Vikings on the TV in the background!

slipperyjoe
10-21-2013, 12:37 PM
Going to need to be able to play the game to stress test it.

When are you guys sending out keys?

Or is this still for just the first wave?

Jbizzi
10-21-2013, 12:42 PM
The pro setup is computer on HEX, second monitor on Hulu, and Giants Vikings on the TV in the background!

touché

copulat0r
10-21-2013, 12:46 PM
The pro setup is computer on HEX, second monitor on Hulu, and Giants Vikings on the TV in the background!

close. its Hex(monitor1) twitch(monitor2) football(tv mounted on wall above monitor)
im almost ready for this, just gotta get a cable box near my desk

mudkip
10-21-2013, 12:57 PM
Someday, in the future wars of our world where man fights machine, you'll be able to say that you've been battling AI for years, maybe even decades. This experience will serve you well in those dark times. So, please help us slay the server. Thank you!

Hex is the beginning of Skynet.

TheChristmasHam
10-21-2013, 01:11 PM
Ooooooh here's hoping it all goes well for various reasons but mostly I'm next in line!

copulat0r
10-21-2013, 01:14 PM
Ooooooh here's hoping it all goes well for various reasons but mostly I'm next in line!

me too........

COME ON CRYPTO! DADDY NEEDS A NEW PAIR OF SHOES!

Errantsquire
10-21-2013, 02:51 PM
I'll be there!

Shadowelf
10-21-2013, 04:18 PM
I'll be in, although i can't play against the AI (screen freezes, before the game starts) atm :(

Sergan
10-21-2013, 04:59 PM
the time is come.

hacky
10-21-2013, 04:59 PM
Can't personally make it, but hope you guys get good metrics and data out of the AI stress test.

Shaqattaq
10-21-2013, 05:01 PM
It begins! Attack!

Lochar
10-21-2013, 05:10 PM
Freeze 1: Against Dimmid. He played a Righteous Paladin with a Scrivner out. He co-opted the lifegain to give it life drain and I'm frozen.

Sergan
10-21-2013, 05:12 PM
2 games and go very fine.

Theostru
10-21-2013, 05:19 PM
Game 1: Played against Herczeg, went smoothly.

Game 2: Played against Polonius. Game froze on turn 5, on Polonius' prep phase. My game clock is ticking, but there's no action I can take. Even tried the spacebar spam, to no avail.

Edit: I conceded Game 2.

Game 3: Played against Polonius (again). Game froze on turn 2, Polonius' first main phase. He just used a Howling Brave to play another Howling Brave, and the action resolved. Same symptoms as Game 2 - my clock is ticking, I have no options. Note: I'm using a different deck this game.

SmkViper
10-21-2013, 05:28 PM
Playing against Polonius, game froze (dunno what turn, 7-8 maybe?). His first main phase, he played two howling braves one after the other (didn't tap either, he had four resources, so plenty to play) and now the game won't let me pass priority. Using the built-in human deck against him.

beepharoni
10-21-2013, 05:29 PM
1st game: worked fine
2nd: game: priority phase issue / locked up. (less cards on the board than game 1 had)
3rd game: worked perfectly fine.

Sergan
10-21-2013, 05:30 PM
4 games.. in one lock in priority phase.. the others go very fine.

Theostru
10-21-2013, 05:31 PM
Playing against Polonius, game froze (dunno what turn, 7-8 maybe?). His first main phase, he played two howling braves one after the other (didn't tap either, he had four resources, so plenty to play) and now the game won't let me pass priority. Using the built-in human deck against him.


Just had my third Polonius game freeze, this one with the same circumstances that you noticed.

Shaqattaq
10-21-2013, 05:32 PM
Hey everyone. Thank you for participating. The engineers were able to gather the data they needed and you all performed admirably. Unfortunately, the server still stands, but next time, Gadget, next time! You may go back to your regularly scheduled PVP beatdowns.

beepharoni
10-21-2013, 05:35 PM
any idea how many people we had on at once?

Catfarmer
10-21-2013, 05:36 PM
Game /Froze at turn
1/4
2/7th
3/2nd
4/4th
5/3rd
6/8th
7/8th

5 misc decks no premades

Spent probably about 10 of 30 min test ctrl-alt-deleting to restart client.

Only completed like 2 games out of about 25-30 since revert to old environment.
AI seems to freeze, or mostly pass priority button just does not appear,spacebar helps like 1 out of 50 times button is missing.

Mejis
10-21-2013, 05:37 PM
Unfortunately, the server still stands, but next time, Gadget, next time!

This is good right? Right?
LET THE WAVES BEGIN!

Dralon
10-21-2013, 05:47 PM
1st game froze:
2nd through 4th, no issues

Fred
10-21-2013, 06:08 PM
Games 1 to 3 froze, games 4 and 5 finished correctly.

dasn00b
10-21-2013, 06:19 PM
Attempted 4 games vs the AI during the stress test. First 2 failed; last 2 completed normally without problems.
Game 1 froze with 2 Wild Root Dancer effects on the stack, game 2 froze during combat during the assign damage phase with the rage effect just having been added onto Wrathseeker.

Errantsquire
10-21-2013, 07:59 PM
I'm posting my video of the Stress test from tonight. This link will be live sometime in the next 2 hours or so. If necessary I can send you the raw footage. I'd say that I had about 4-5 crashes w/ priority bugs. The recording starts at 1901 CST which would be 5:01pm PST.

http://youtu.be/XeufceXnabs

Mejis
10-21-2013, 08:45 PM
I'm posting my video of the Stress test from tonight. This link will be live sometime in the next 2 hours or so. If necessary I can send you the raw footage. I'd say that I had about 4-5 crashes w/ priority bugs. The recording starts at 1901 CST which would be 5:01pm PST.

http://youtu.be/XeufceXnabs

Thanks for doing that Errantsquire. Hopefully the devs got what they needed during live during the process, but as someone without access yet I'm still keen to watch and see what bugs you ran into.

Elementalist
10-22-2013, 12:41 AM
It's a pity the test was announced while I was asleep and ran while I was at work, oh well wasn't able to be in this one. :(

DocX
10-22-2013, 05:51 AM
During the AI Stress Test, I had 2 AI freezes but was able to complete my third game just as time was called on the stress test. 3x Pack Raptors is pretty good :-)

When doing the "Play Crypto folks" portion, cards were missing from my collection, so I didn't have any valid decks (though I was able to play against AI just fine). Multiple client restarts did not solve the problem, though once I was able to get enough cards to use the pre-made Dwarf deck so it's not like all cards were gone all the time.

Anyway, hoping the engineers were able to gather more data so they can work on squashing more issues.

Zaelesis
10-24-2013, 09:48 AM
When are the rest of the alpha invites going out?? Stress testing a system when you have less then 10% of the projected player base using it is silly imo.

Ebynfel
10-24-2013, 10:00 AM
When are the rest of the alpha invites going out?? Stress testing a system when you have less then 10% of the projected player base using it is silly imo.

Right, testing the servers to see if they can handle the load of more people currently waiting for invites is silly...

If 10% of the projected playerbase breaks it, do you think more invites will go out sooner or later? The test does make sense, especially considering there is a lot more going on in the AI servers thanks to, well, the AI than in PVP servers. Also double the active matches as it's one player per match rather than 2. It'll get there eventually, but these types of tests need to be done if there's any doubt to the stability, and could generate information on what is causing the instabilities so that it can be fixed and get more of us in.