Mass test on Singularity on Thursday 7 November
We are planning a mass test on Singularity on Thursday 7 November at 17:00 UTC (= EVE time)!
What exactly is being tested?
Two subjects are under test - Shareable Bookmarks, and the Travel System.
The Travel System update is a graphical update with gameplay implications. The test participants should pay attention to how the jump effects look and feel, and how readable the game information is (sec, empire) for the tunnels. The team is on the look-out for any exceptions or tech issues that haven’t evidenced themselves in house (bug reports from in-client most appreciated if you experience problems). We are also interested in gathering feedback in many areas, a short list is below and may get updated before the test:
- Smoothness and timing of jump sequences
- Awareness of difference of tunnel types (e.g. Location, Security Level, Travel Method)
- Tunnel lighting and brightness
- Lightning brightness and intensity
- Queasiness or discomfort from using the tunnels
- Technical concerns (performance, camera edge cases, driver issues, crashes, etc.)
The team would appreciate a variety of ship classes and sizes to be brought to the test, since the camera is repositioned by data inferred from the hull.
Shareable Bookmarks allows sharing of bookmark folders based on access lists and was already tested in the last mass test. This time we are running further performance tests to ensure proper client and server performance of the new system. We also implemented a multitude of UI improvements based on the previous mass test and are interested in your feedback.
For more information and test steps, please see this forum thread.
If you’re interested in attending please join us on Singularity on Thursday 7 November at 17:00 EVE-time (=UTC). All participants will receive a small reward of two million Skill Points on Singularity.