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Closed Beta Instructions

Posted by Suzie Ford on Jan 10, 2011  | Comments

Closed Beta Instructions - APB: Reloaded - MMORPG.com

GamersFirst CTO and COO Bjorn Book-Larsson has posted to his APB Reloaded blog with instructions on how to get involved in the closed beta scheduled to begin in February. Players must submit an email to the beta team and about two weeks prior to the beta start, will be required to submit additional information.

For one thing, there are several components that have been updated since the game went dormant. Among them are the Vivox voice over IP libraries, the installation and unpacking components, and there will be some new components we need to test in order to see what might be normal vs. "abnormal" gameplay (you know what I am referring to :) ). As part of this process it's critical we gather data on as many diverse machines and systems as possible. Thus we need to get as many normal, common, uncommon, unusual, strange, weird and just plain odd system configurations into the beta as possible. If we don't think we have sufficient "diversity" in systems we would need to seek out more closed beta testers (though at this point that should not be a big problem).

The second main goal will be to test some of the new balance and progression systems. They will not at first be extremely different than what they were during the original run of the game, however, these progression changes are now "starting their journey" toward incremental change for the real long term (and we hope - improvements), so we need to see how people interact with them during the game run.

Read more here.

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Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at MMORPG.com. Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom