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#1 [HWK]ZamboniChaos

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Posted July 19 2013 - 04:53 PM

Greetings pilots!

As many of you are aware, we have recently announced the formation of the HAWKEN Advance Battalion, or "HAB" for short. This special group of pilots will be responsible for testing our current release candidates and providing feedback on gameplay features that are still in development.

The are two reasons for limiting the size of the group assigned these tasks:
  • 1 - A smaller, more focused group will make managing feedback much easier and allow us to respond to that feedback more effectively.
  • 2 - Many of the features in our current release candidates are unfinished and are not ready for release to a broad audience.
Our goal is for us to have a better understanding of where an update stands, and through the efforts of the HAB, be able to release updates in a more polished and balanced state. Moving forward, we hope to utilize the HAB for future updates in order that the quality of our content releases will continue to increase.

Below is a list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding the HAWKEN Advance Battalion. Thanks so much for your interest in the program, and we hope to see you on the battlefield soon!

Q: What exactly will we be expected to do in the HAWKEN Advance Battalion?
  • A: Pilots selected for the HAB will be expected to participate in gameplay testing and provide critical, detailed feedback on all aspects of the game.
Q: How do I get access to the HAWKEN Advance Battalion?
  • A: Pilots will receive an email with detailed instructions on how to access the HAB client and join the Advance Battalion forum to provide feedback.
Q: How are pilots selected for the HAWKEN Advance Battalion?
  • A: Pilots will be selected by the HAWKEN team based on a wide variety of factors. Actively participating in the forums, providing helpful & constructive feedback, and of course playing HAWKEN are great ways to get noticed!
  • NOTE: Submitting a personal request to HAWKEN staff will not increase your chances of being selected.
Q: Will we pick brand new pilots for each testing phase?
  • A: As the testing progresses, we will add additional pilots to the HAB, but no one selected previously will be removed as long as you follow our rules & guidelines. Once you're in, you're here to stay.
Q: I didn't get selected this time! Will you be doing another round of admissions into the HAB in the future?
  • A: Yes! Keep an eye on your inbox.
Q: Will I have to uninstall the normal Hawken client for this?
  • A: No. Pilots will be provided with a HAB specific client that they will download.
Q: How long will the HAWKEN Advance Battalion be utilized?
  • A: We plan on utilizing the HAB for the lifetime of the game.
Q: Will we see any benefits to being HAB pilots beyond advance access to new builds, such as skins or emblems?
  • A: No additional rewards are planned at this time.

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#2 h0B0

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Posted July 19 2013 - 05:06 PM

Q: will there be an NDA for HAB participants?

Click me! I dare you.

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View Post[HWK]HUGHES, on March 15 2013 - 08:35 PM, said:

Oh don't always listen to h0B0. Lol.


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Posted July 19 2013 - 05:07 PM

God bless you

Interested in competitive games ? Want to improve your skills playing against decent players from all over the HAWKEN universe ? You appreciate organized team-play ?

Join the HAWKEN 5v5 TPG league. A lot of fun and competition ahead.

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#4 h0B0

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Posted July 19 2013 - 05:09 PM

View PostEliteShooter, on July 19 2013 - 05:07 PM, said:

God bless you

Does he really need to bless himself?

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View Post[HWK]HUGHES, on March 15 2013 - 08:35 PM, said:

Oh don't always listen to h0B0. Lol.


#5 CaliberMengsk

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Posted July 19 2013 - 05:21 PM

Yes, there is an NDA

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Posted July 19 2013 - 05:26 PM

View PostCaliberMengsk, on July 19 2013 - 05:21 PM, said:

Yes, there is an NDA

HE'S ONE OF THEM, GET HIM!

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Posted July 19 2013 - 05:28 PM

I hope you can clarify if or when European / Oceania player are able to take part in this Advanced Battalion also, i can understand that you may need it to be as local as possible to get the results you need or even to save stress on servers.

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Posted July 19 2013 - 05:45 PM

Me me me! Pick me! B)
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Posted July 19 2013 - 05:49 PM

Great idea honestly, one of the best to come out of the update hints, like Nexon's Maplestory Tespia server.  Test everything with selected people and then use feedback from them to benefit the community as a whole!  This is icing on the cake of the update highlights! :)

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Posted July 19 2013 - 05:59 PM

@_@ cant. wait.
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Posted July 19 2013 - 06:11 PM

I was not aware that the profiles were updated and I needed to enable newsletters again to be able to receive this.

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Posted July 19 2013 - 06:16 PM

View PostHouruck, on July 19 2013 - 06:11 PM, said:

I was not aware that the profiles were updated and I needed to enable newsletters again to be able to receive this.

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Posted July 19 2013 - 06:44 PM

Pretty cool stuff. My brother got into it and I cant wait for it to be out.

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Posted July 19 2013 - 06:44 PM

H.A.B - The front lines...
Sounds too good to be true :D

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#15 t3chn0v1k1ng

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Posted July 19 2013 - 07:52 PM

Throwing my name in the hat for advance battalion testing. good reason: I have an oculus rift and play hawken every day. PUT ME IN COACH!!!
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Posted July 19 2013 - 07:59 PM

Yay! :)
I am happy that they are back in comunication with the comunity.
Keep in mind they already know who they are picking or have picked already.
This is more of a test server for features like the breakable walls, different mechs ideas, and maps.
Other games have beta testers that test the game before realeased.....Though they normaly are paid $$$$

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Posted July 19 2013 - 08:18 PM

i have an oculus and i can test things! this guy right here!
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Posted July 19 2013 - 08:25 PM

I worry if us C classes will be represented sometimes.... Mainly cause it seems like just about everyone is a light mech player more than a heavy mech player ~_~... Ah brawler turret mode... my sweet prince....*boosts around in turret mode* I still reread that Hughes letter about boosting turret mode and just Nahajk;ldk;l

Edited by deidarall, July 19 2013 - 08:35 PM.

May the unskilled become the most skilled. May the skilled remain the most skilled. Let the newest players have the most fun, and the most skilled have none. Let the skilled have fun, while the new have none. The unskilled maybe the most skilled if you let them be. The skilled may be the most killed if the world allows that. RAISINS!

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Posted July 19 2013 - 08:29 PM

View Postdeidarall, on July 19 2013 - 08:25 PM, said:

I worry if us C classes will be represented sometimes.... Mainly cause it seems like just about everyone is a light mech player more than a heavy mech player ~_~... Ah brawler turret mode... my sweet prince....*boosts around in turret mode*
I would... speculate... that there might just be a subset of well known C-Class players active in H.A.B.

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AJK is right

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Posted July 19 2013 - 08:41 PM

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I would... speculate... that there might just be a subset of well known C-Class players active in H.A.B.



Maybe, perhaps, we shall see how things pan out in updates.

Edited by deidarall, July 19 2013 - 08:43 PM.

May the unskilled become the most skilled. May the skilled remain the most skilled. Let the newest players have the most fun, and the most skilled have none. Let the skilled have fun, while the new have none. The unskilled maybe the most skilled if you let them be. The skilled may be the most killed if the world allows that. RAISINS!

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