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Announcements => MoparScape Announcements => Topic started by: Davidi2 on January 08, 2015, 07:27:06 PM

Title: Official Server first open alpha this Saturday! [Over]
Post by: Davidi2 on January 08, 2015, 07:27:06 PM
First alpha event now over. Thanks to everyone that helped!




That's right, it's finally happening!


This Saturday at 1:00PM PST (GMT-8) (countdown here (https://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?iso=20150110T13&%3bp0=234&%3bmsg=First+Open+Alpha)) the official MoparScape server will launch its first open alpha.

We need people to help us test the server and get it ready for the beta stages and eventual launch. Expect buggy content, some crashes, and a whole lot of restarts! If you're down, see us in game and be a part of shaping the first ever official MoparScape server!

Questions/comments about the alpha can be posted in this thread, but an official topic with more information will be posted on Saturday.

More information about the server in general can be found
here (https://forum.moparscape.org/index.php/topic,651901.0.html/).


Thanks!
 - MoparScape.org Staff Team
Title: Re: Official Server first open alpha this Saturday!
Post by: devenb123 on January 08, 2015, 07:36:56 PM
Gonna be dankkk
Title: Re: Official Server first open alpha this Saturday!
Post by: sk8rdude461 on January 08, 2015, 07:47:16 PM
Are you restarting accounts or what? I wanna keep my name(s). :P
Title: Re: Official Server first open alpha this Saturday!
Post by: DevilXsummoner on January 08, 2015, 07:48:24 PM
Gonna be dankkk

dankiest.
Title: Re: Official Server first open alpha this Saturday!
Post by: Davidi2 on January 08, 2015, 07:51:34 PM
Are you restarting accounts or what? I wanna keep my name(s). :P
Yes I will be resetting accounts. This is alpha though so these will get reset too, when we get on later we'll have permanent username registration done in a different way (and linked to forum accounts somehow).
Title: Re: Official Server first open alpha this Saturday!
Post by: doom_j on January 08, 2015, 07:54:10 PM
If anyone wants to chat about the server you can hop onto irc and join #mopardev!
Title: Re: Official Server first open alpha this Saturday!
Post by: kronikz on January 08, 2015, 09:46:18 PM
Really excited for this and been excited for it even back when I was into RSPS. Even though I'm not around much anymore I'm def going to play to support what you've guys did! Can't wait!
Title: Re: Official Server first open alpha this Saturday!
Post by: Frell on January 08, 2015, 10:05:11 PM
wonder if it could make the forums active again
Title: Re: Official Server first open alpha this Saturday!
Post by: drubrkletern on January 08, 2015, 11:08:00 PM
i finally get to try this server
i think it would be good but its not HAGOSCAPE ..
Title: Re: Official Server first open alpha this Saturday!
Post by: malikz on January 08, 2015, 11:52:37 PM
Is it based on 2005 or 2007?
Title: Re: Official Server first open alpha this Saturday!
Post by: Soulcist on January 08, 2015, 11:54:24 PM
I'm very excited about this, I know this has been either on/off or talked about for at least four years or something - yes? Anyway, I'm very excited that this is finally happening; I will definitely be helping out.
Title: Re: Official Server first open alpha this Saturday!
Post by: Davidi2 on January 09, 2015, 12:38:58 AM
Is it based on 2005 or 2007?
2009, rev 530
Title: Re: Official Server first open alpha this Saturday!
Post by: Si Force on January 09, 2015, 07:21:13 AM
Excited for this, looking forward to Saturday. :)
Title: Re: Official Server first open alpha this Saturday!
Post by: sini on January 09, 2015, 09:25:01 AM
Nothing to see here.
Title: Re: Official Server first open alpha this Saturday!
Post by: marcbob on January 09, 2015, 01:05:04 PM
wonder if it could make the forums active again
Title: Re: Official Server first open alpha this Saturday!
Post by: naseem142 on January 09, 2015, 03:24:31 PM
wonder if it could make the forums active again

I sure hope so  :)
Title: Re: Official Server first open alpha this Saturday!
Post by: Lin on January 09, 2015, 03:39:47 PM
Hell yeah, move out of my way scrubs, I'm on my way to the top of the leaderboards. :cool:

wonder if it could make the forums active again
This could happen if your game account was linked with your account here.
Title: Re: Official Server first open alpha this Saturday!
Post by: sini on January 09, 2015, 03:46:07 PM
Hell yeah, move out of my way scrubs, I'm on my way to the top of the leaderboards. :cool:

wonder if it could make the forums active again
This could happen if your game account was linked with your account here.

IIRC they currently aren't. You have to register an account in the client.
Title: Re: Official Server first open alpha this Saturday!
Post by: Davidi2 on January 09, 2015, 04:34:32 PM
It will be though, eventually. Either in beta or at launch.
Title: Re: Official Server first open alpha this Saturday!
Post by: tL on January 10, 2015, 10:50:32 AM
Am I allowed to cheat?
Title: Re: Official Server first open alpha this Saturday!
Post by: Davidi2 on January 10, 2015, 11:04:36 AM
Am I allowed to cheat?
Depends on what you mean by cheat. I know silabsoft is going to be using her client and others probably too to try and find packet checking we missed, and during alpha I encourage people to try those and report what they find, even if it ends up crashing the server or whatever.

As for the stance on macroing/botting/autoclicking, etc, we have yet to come up with an official stance on how we view it. Don't expect to get punished or anything for it in alpha, but I will need to talk to MITB and have a community discussion about it once we move on towards permanent characters.
Title: Re: Official Server first open alpha this Saturday!
Post by: kickingjamie on January 10, 2015, 11:11:02 AM
Am I allowed to cheat?
Depends on what you mean by cheat. I know silabsoft is going to be using her client and others probably too to try and find packet checking we missed, and during alpha I encourage people to try those and report what they find, even if it ends up crashing the server or whatever.

As for the stance on macroing/botting/autoclicking, etc, we have yet to come up with an official stance on how we view it. Don't expect to get punished or anything for it in alpha, but I will need to talk to MITB and have a community discussion about it once we move on towards permanent characters.
If there's going to be highscores, you can't allow botting. It's as simple as that. Also if you want players to feel like they achieved something by getting 99 or whatever you can't allow botting. Botting would just remove the feeling of achievement for regular players, and would ruin the competitiveness of players.
Title: Re: Official Server first open alpha this Saturday!
Post by: Davidi2 on January 10, 2015, 11:23:26 AM
I agree, but this is a cheating site and there may be something else that MITB wants to do for people that bot. For example, instead of banning people caught botting we might just remove them from highscores and not let them equip skillcapes. Or have a tag on the highscores showing they have been caught macroing, and in game, etc. We'll see.
Title: Re: Official Server first open alpha this Saturday!
Post by: kickingjamie on January 10, 2015, 12:13:25 PM
I agree, but this is a cheating site and there may be something else that MITB wants to do for people that bot. For example, instead of banning people caught botting we might just remove them from highscores and not let them equip skillcapes. Or have a tag on the highscores showing they have been caught macroing, and in game, etc. We'll see.
And what about the resources those botters would bring into the game?
Title: Re: Official Server first open alpha this Saturday!
Post by: Davidi2 on January 10, 2015, 12:17:05 PM
I don't know, like I said it hasn't been discussed yet.
Title: Re: Official Server first open alpha this Saturday!
Post by: kickingjamie on January 10, 2015, 12:22:09 PM
An idea could be to have an option when players first join to create either a legit account or botting account. If they choose the bot setting, they wouldn't be able to trade or interact with other players, much like ironman mode. The only downside I can see to that though is that it makes botting a bit pointless in the end.
Title: Re: Official Server first open alpha this Saturday!
Post by: Si Force on January 10, 2015, 01:10:25 PM
An idea could be to have an option when players first join to create either a legit account or botting account. If they choose the bot setting, they wouldn't be able to trade or interact with other players, much like ironman mode. The only downside I can see to that though is that it makes botting a bit pointless in the end.

As you said, I can see people just selecting the normal account and botting on that. There's no real benefit from a botting account if you can't do anything other than bot with it.
Title: Re: Official Server first open alpha this Saturday!
Post by: Seamen on January 10, 2015, 02:29:24 PM
I really hope DavidI2 isn't running this like he did project rs06 or w/e, otherwise ur all gonna have a bad time
Title: Re: Official Server first open alpha this Saturday!
Post by: Lothy on January 10, 2015, 02:49:58 PM
Am I allowed to cheat?
As for the stance on macroing/botting/autoclicking, etc, we have yet to come up with an official stance on how we view it. Don't expect to get punished or anything for it in alpha, but I will need to talk to MITB and have a community discussion about it once we move on towards permanent characters.
If Moparisthebest is anything like he used to be then the rule will be 'don't get caught botting', not 'don't bot'. The onus will be on the developers to catch botters (and on the cheaters to get away with it). :P
Title: Re: Official Server first open alpha this Saturday!
Post by: Davidi2 on January 10, 2015, 03:01:32 PM
Alpha info here!

https://forum.moparscape.org/index.php/topic,667993.0.html/

(Online)
Title: Re: Official Server first open alpha this Saturday!
Post by: marcbob on January 10, 2015, 04:42:26 PM
Can't login. You should have a thread in the board stating the online status of the server.
Title: Re: Official Server first open alpha this Saturday!
Post by: Travas on January 10, 2015, 04:55:32 PM
Can't login. You should have a thread in the board stating the online status of the server.
server is online, try using the other client.  I keep switching back and forth between the webclient and the downloadable client and I can connect just fine.
Title: Re: Official Server first open alpha this Saturday!
Post by: sk8rdude461 on January 10, 2015, 04:56:29 PM
Can't login. You should have a thread in the board stating the online status of the server.
server is online, try using the other client.  I keep switching back and forth between the webclient and the downloadable client and I can connect just fine.
Can you send me the client? I can't connect to the site to even get the downloadable, or play the webclient.