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Pseudolonewolf
5 years ago

Beta Testing is beginning!

◊ Posted by A β Pseudolonewolf
Categories: Beta TestingMiasmon
Yes, finally, I may be starting the beta test for Miasmon! Maybe. Perhaps. I think I've got it ready now, but it's scary to actually finally show it to people after working on it in private for so long. By the time most people read this, though, the testing may have already begun.

People keep asking me if I've finished choosing testers, or whether they're 'too late'. I tried to explain in another post that the choosing won't work this way.
It's very informal, and there's no 'choosing stage' that has formally 'ended' or anything. Since testers will have the position permanently, I'll choose new ones periodically.

What I'm going to do with Miasmon specifically is let this first group play it first, then I'll fix up some things that they report, and then select a second wave of testers who'll be able to play the fixed-up version in a way that the original testers no longer could.
So if you've not been chosen yet, it doesn't mean that you won't be chosen at all.
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dude8912
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Great job Pseudo! Can't wait for the release; keep working at it!
Amazia
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Amazia 22 United States MelancholicPhlegmatic ISTP 5w6 51C
Well A β Pseudolonewolf, I have a question, is Miasmon going to be more appropriate for the general audience (pertaining to sexual content)than MARDEK was? i often would play at my house and my much younger brothers would show up and want to watch me and i would have to switch to something else to play because I didn't want a line of sexually related text showing up and scarring their young minds forever...

on a completely separate note, could you include phonetic spellings of names somewhere (possibly in the character description or something)? It is often hard for me to figure out how names are pronounced... I can figure out most words I don't know by their language of origin, but since Miasmon has very different people groups, it will definitely be an issue for me.

I love what you do A β Pseudolonewolf and I hope that this game will not become too tedious for you...

also, congratulations on over 16 million hits!

Amazia
Pseudolonewolf
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Miasmon has as much sexual innuendo and references as MARDEK did, so it's not 'child-friendly'. I don't like children, so I'm not going to make them my target audience.

The in-game bestiary has pronunciation guides for the names of monsters.
LSCohen
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LSCohen 24 Israel MelancholicSanguine ISFJ 291 210C
I sincerely hope that the test will be accurate and and efficient, I don't want to play a game which got a falsified rate (Such as 3.7/5 when everyone rates 5.) I would like to see the game ready to rock!

Hope also to find the right path of the character. I've already asked a beta tester, and he/she answered me it is a fun game! I hope xe is not lying!
Koolio
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Thanks Pseudo, for giving those of us still hoping to become beta-testers, a re-assurance there is still a chance. :)

Can't wait for Miasmon, and you all must be working hard with all the beta testing, so I wish you good luck, and hope you may find some enjoyment in it too!
trexbor
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I am so excited. You did an amazing job with MARDEK, and i am sure you will do an amazing job with MIASMON
It is encouraging to see somebody with the skills you have who is not all about the money, yet is good enough to make games entertaining enough for 60+ hours (The time it took me to finish all of Mardek 1,2 and 3)
What im saying is congrats and keep up the good work, im looking forward to MIASMON whenever it comes out
Anastasia
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It sound like Miasmon is almost ready to be released. Sounds that all that is left to do is the beta test, fix any bugs, and then just find a sponsor, and you will be pretty much done and over with it, Psuedolonewolf. I can't wait to play the game. Sounds like the game will released at the earliest, by the end of July, maybe sooner.
AnonymousGuest
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While it's true, that beta-testing, bug fixing and sponsor finding is 'all that's left', that is still quite a bit. Pseudo did say, that he'd like to have multiple 'rounds' of beta testing. That alone could easily take a week or two, or potentially more, depending on what issues arise. After that there will be sponsorship, witch sadly also tends to take a while.

On the other hand it is true, that beta testing, bug fixing and sponsor finding is all that's left. The fact that beta has started means, that the game is not only playable, but most of the content is in. What remains is the finishing polish to make the playing experience better for everyone.

So really. What I'm trying to say, is that while the game has entered the final stage of development. There is still a bit of time before it'll be available. I could be proven wrong, but personally I wouldn't expect a July release. However there's no need to rush things. We've all been patiently waiting for this game. Let's just patiently wait a bit longer.
Pseudolonewolf
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Yes, it's not going to be released in July... I've been making a To Do List from beta tester comments, and it's got about 200 things on it so far, which I'll have to work through, THEN I'll need to either find a sponsor or even try to get the game on Steam... which could take a long time.
smurfton
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Speaking of Steam, I think that you might find that ∞ this ∞ would make you feel better about your chances. I suppose all you'd need to do is convince the majority of the active users to say that they like it.
Pseudolonewolf
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Yes, someone mentioned that a few days ago... though unfortunately it won't be released for a while, so I don't know whether I'll be able to make use of it for this game specifically. But then again, maybe testing will take that long anyway.
smurfton
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The release date is only the "end of August." Are you really so close to finishing?
(I don't think that ∞ Valve Time ∞ will be an issue, they seem to be only announcing release dates when the product is done right now.)
Anastasia
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So you think that the game might release in August at the earliest, and maybe September or ever October at the latest.
Seppy
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Seppy 27 United States SanguinePhlegmatic ESFP 48C
Why can't everybody just be Beta-Tester? It's more fun for everyone and it doesn't make people brag that they can't test.
Amazia
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Amazia 22 United States MelancholicPhlegmatic ISTP 5w6 51C
Because A β Pseudolonewolf wants to be able to sell the game (to websites or to individual people I don't know) and if he does a public beta test then no one will want to buy it. People because they can play the beta for free, and websites because it wont get much traffic because it will already be available to the public and they can find it somewhere else.

also, your post is slightly confusing, as it seems like you are saying that people will brag because they *can't* beta test.
AlympX
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AlympX 24 European Union SanguineMelancholic INFP 2C
I wish you good luck with the Beta Testers you have chosen.
Although I would qualify and would like to test I think I am still to much of a stranger for you. So I decided to apply later this year.
But I wondered if people are going to apply for a beta-tester position, where should they do so? As you want to periodically choose them over time, will there be a special place on the site or in the forums or will you simply post a testers-may-apply-here-blog once in a while?
Burnyoureyes
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Good luck, Pseudo! I'm leaving for a two week holiday soon, so I thought I'd drop in any wish you luck! I hope the beta works well for you!
michaelao
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Awesome! The beta has started, so the game would probably be released in a month or two. I never feel this type of excitement when a game is being released anywhere else! Your games are simply that amazing, Psuedo. Gotta go replay Beast Signer Alpha to get into the "Gotta catch em all!" mood everyone gets into when they play a pokemon game! Hope your beta testing goes smooth!