First off, we'd like to extend a big thank you to everyone that hopped online on Saturday to try to help us stress test the new matchmaking and party features. For more details on the matchmaking test, head to our blog update here. Everyone that logged on Saturday to help test will be awarded with the 500 Gold bonus today (November 24).
Leading on from this test, we were able to resolve an issue you encountered with connecting to the servers, and this has brought us to the next stage.
Today, November 24, we will be hosting another Matchmaking and Party Stress Test. This test will begin at 3 pm GMT / 10 am EST, and will run for a few hours.
During that time, you will have access to our new matchmaking service, so you can test it and let us know what you think. Overhauling matchmaking is a massive undertaking, but an extremely important one, and your help during this test will help us in bringing you these oft-requested improvements.
Please note: YOU WILL run into problems with this test, but knowing which problems you encounter and why you do is what will make it better in the final version. Once the test is live, you'll be able to provide us with feedback on any issues you encounter.
- A list of "Known issues" has been compiled and posted on the forums here[forums.eu.square-enix.com]
- We provided detail on how you can report new issues, here[forums.eu.square-enix.com]
- Everyone that helps us during this test will also receive a 500 Gold bonus, as a token of our thanks. We'll share detail later today on when the bonus will go out.
Keep an eye on Twitter and our forums, where we'll keep you updated frequently, as the test goes live.
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Forums - http://forums.nosgoth.com