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HAWKEN: Ascension Delay & Community Playtest


We have an update regarding the deployment of HAWKEN: Ascension that was originally scheduled for September 5.

We've recently discovered some brand new issues that are preventing the patch from meeting our quality standards. In light of this, we have decided to adjust our target release date of HAWKEN: Ascension to Tuesday, September 10. This will allow us to fix these problems and perform more stress testing. In order to do this, we need your assistance!

In order to ensure the success of this test, we will be granting all pilots temporary access to the current HAWKEN: Ascension build. Your mission is this:

  • Receive email with instructions on how to download the client.

  • Download client and install.

  • Play the game and try your best to break our servers.

This test will take place this weekend, and we will provide more details when they become available. Keep in mind that any progress made during this test will not be saved.

Also, as a show of our appreciation, we will be providing everyone who participates in this special test with a code for a 7-Day XP Boost. This code will be able to be redeemed any time you'd like.

As a final note, please be aware that while we're always open to hearing your feedback, that is not the priority for this test and we are not be making it a primary focus.

We apologize for the delay, but we appreciate your assistance in making this release as smooth as possible!

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I've seen several questions asking what is required in order to receive the email. Follow these steps to make sure you don't miss it!
  • Click on your name at the very top left of the screen.
  • Select "Edit Profile".
  • On your profile page, make sure the following box is checked:



  • After this is done, click "Update" to save your changes.



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614 Comments

Darn and here I was staying awake the whole night in hope of release XD

Oh well I rather have a stable release the 10th than a messy release today.

If I get the chance I will glady join the stress test this weekend.
I knew it! It was too good to be true.. :(
i'll make sure the servers are stable before using that boost.

Thanks for the update.
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At least we caught this before Ascension went public.

Be sure to notify the folks on the Facebook/Twitter feed.
I guess 5 shots? !Hammertime

http://bit.ly/hawkendrink
I laughed and I admit there's still a smile on my face hahahaha.

BUT, it's cool that you're letting people at least try it out with the disclaimer that it still has fixes to be done. Glad you guys caught the problem ahead of time rather than during or after the patch.

EliteShooter
Sep 04 2013 08:09 PM
no problem pilots we have to be understanding !!! hope I can help

View PostRei, on September 04 2013 - 08:08 PM, said:

I guess 5 shots? !Hammertime

I knew it was a good idea making that rule.

EliteShooter
Sep 04 2013 08:11 PM

View Postnokari, on September 04 2013 - 08:09 PM, said:

I laughed and I admit there's still a smile on my face hahahaha.

BUT, it's cool that you're letting people at least try it out with the disclaimer that it still has fixes to be done. Glad you guys caught the problem ahead of time rather than during or after the patch.

exactly ! It would be a disaster if it's released with the existing errors !

View PostSylhiri, on September 04 2013 - 08:11 PM, said:

View PostRei, on September 04 2013 - 08:08 PM, said:

I guess 5 shots? !Hammertime

I knew it was a good idea making that rule.
Just edited my post to include the link to the rule http://bit.ly/hawkendrink

EliteShooter
Sep 04 2013 08:16 PM

View Post[HWK]ZamboniChaos, on September 04 2013 - 08:02 PM, said:

Play the game and try your best to break our servers.
can someone explain me how exactly will that be ? thanks anyway

View PostEliteShooter, on September 04 2013 - 08:16 PM, said:

View Post[HWK]ZamboniChaos, on September 04 2013 - 08:02 PM, said:

Play the game and try your best to break our servers.
can someone explain me how exactly will that be ? thanks anyway

Find the golden snitch.

View Postnokari, on September 04 2013 - 08:19 PM, said:

View PostEliteShooter, on September 04 2013 - 08:16 PM, said:

View Post[HWK]ZamboniChaos, on September 04 2013 - 08:02 PM, said:

Play the game and try your best to break our servers.
can someone explain me how exactly will that be ? thanks anyway

Find the golden snitch.

YER A RAIDER, HARRY.

AsianJoyKiller
Sep 04 2013 08:21 PM

View PostEliteShooter, on September 04 2013 - 08:16 PM, said:

View Post[HWK]ZamboniChaos, on September 04 2013 - 08:02 PM, said:

Play the game and try your best to break our servers.
can someone explain me how exactly will that be ? thanks anyway
Stress testing.
In other words, get as many people as possible to play.
I am kinda bummed out :(
Will the emails just arrive, or do we have to do anything?

Will the download patch the current hawken install to an "intermediate version" or is it a separate client?

View PostEliteShooter, on September 04 2013 - 08:16 PM, said:

View Post[HWK]ZamboniChaos, on September 04 2013 - 08:02 PM, said:

Play the game and try your best to break our servers.
can someone explain me how exactly will that be ? thanks anyway
typing ";" in the chat box used to.
Spamming the servers with attempts to log-in sometimes works.

Try everything you would normally do, and then do the opposite. If that doesn't work try doing everything inbetween.
How exactly is this weekend test run going to work with account migration sorts of things? Will we do the account migration to test it? And then will we have to migrate back on Monday? And then migrate back to the update on Tuesday?

Or will we just have empty accounts for the weekend test?

Either way, I'm in.

View Posth0B0, on September 04 2013 - 08:24 PM, said:

View PostEliteShooter, on September 04 2013 - 08:16 PM, said:

View Post[HWK]ZamboniChaos, on September 04 2013 - 08:02 PM, said:

Play the game and try your best to break our servers.
can someone explain me how exactly will that be ? thanks anyway
typing ";" in the chat box used to.
Spamming the servers with attempts to log-in sometimes works.

Try everything you would normally do, and then do the opposite. If that doesn't work try doing everything inbetween.
Also try stuff like leaving and joining a ton of games very quickly or just things you normally wouldn't do, but would send a lot of requests to the servers.
Is there something specific you. Want us to hit to help you guys out? I am more than happy to come on and try and break the game, but do you have some pain points / areas you want looked at first. Otherwise we shall try and break the game in any way possible.

Best of luck for the deployment on the 10th.

EliteShooter
Sep 04 2013 08:32 PM
55 users reading this !!!! ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh

View PostRei, on September 04 2013 - 08:28 PM, said:

View Posth0B0, on September 04 2013 - 08:24 PM, said:

View PostEliteShooter, on September 04 2013 - 08:16 PM, said:

View Post[HWK]ZamboniChaos, on September 04 2013 - 08:02 PM, said:

Play the game and try your best to break our servers.
can someone explain me how exactly will that be ? thanks anyway
typing ";" in the chat box used to.
Spamming the servers with attempts to log-in sometimes works.

Try everything you would normally do, and then do the opposite. If that doesn't work try doing everything inbetween.
Also try stuff like leaving and joining a ton of games very quickly or just things you normally wouldn't do, but would send a lot of requests to the servers.

If you play in south asia, performing a quadra kill sometimes triggers cute little green leprechauns appearing in your cockpit

Satanasitox
Sep 04 2013 08:38 PM
I want to participate!!... Thats enought to get te mail?? :P

PrototypeIV
Sep 04 2013 08:44 PM
Well that is something, glad we can still play the patch. Thanks bro's keep it real.

View PostRei, on September 04 2013 - 08:28 PM, said:

View Posth0B0, on September 04 2013 - 08:24 PM, said:

View PostEliteShooter, on September 04 2013 - 08:16 PM, said:

View Post[HWK]ZamboniChaos, on September 04 2013 - 08:02 PM, said:

Play the game and try your best to break our servers.
can someone explain me how exactly will that be ? thanks anyway
typing ";" in the chat box used to.
Spamming the servers with attempts to log-in sometimes works.

Try everything you would normally do, and then do the opposite. If that doesn't work try doing everything inbetween.
Also try stuff like leaving and joining a ton of games very quickly or just things you normally wouldn't do, but would send a lot of requests to the servers.
Or just put me within proximity of the servers and watch them crash without me even having to do anything.