The screaming success that is the Engine Test!
After the first wave of broken builds we had issued, everything seems to be smooth sailing! No more reports of broken builds, and everyone is currently posting sending in huge volumes of testing info, bugs and issues. We had earlier split the test in two, with one 2 or 3 people getting advance builds with extra logging, and settings in there. Most of these were broken and had no hope of working, but enabled us to learn what was going wrong. Last night, we mailed out the latest build to everyone involved and so far they are all playing without issue.
This is FANTASTIC.
All those obscure things we don’t have time to go searching for are found. All those irritating special case issues are getting discussed. All those irritating gameplay things we would normally forget, are getting fixed!
The testers are doing an amazing job, and every single one has a brilliant helpful and thorough attitude towards CraftWorld. The engine test is turning out far more successful than we could have anticipated!
Our testers are already building things, small things at the moment as most of their time is being spent on finding and logging the utter plethora of bugs and glitches currently pervading our engine, but here is some of what people have been doing!