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The Crystallized Doom dev team is looking for closed beta testers for the first OpenRA build!

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Hi guys!

This time it's an announcement for the closed beta!

It's quite a big milestone for us, since the engine (from Tiberian Sun to OpenRA) switch a few months ago.

Progress is going on and we are reaching a state in which we could need a helping hand to test things out.

Why closed beta?

Well we want to make the release as smooth and fun as possible. So this step is needed to iron out all left problems which are left (gameplay balance & bugs mostly).

What type of testers do we look for?

As a closed beta tester you will directly work with the dev team together and of course with other testers. So be prepared to work as a team in a polite and mature way. You should also bring interest into the mod in general.

The main task would be to provide feedback and bug reports. But moving on to higher techlevels we are also open for new ideas if we see fit. Testers will also be included in the bigger discussions.

How do we work together?

Our dev team communicates with Skype (chat based) mostly. On bigger testing phases some of us talk together via voice chat (it's not needed, but helpful).

So yes, you can see Skype as a requirement.

Where can I apply?

If you want to join us feel free to post in the comments right here.

Tell us why we should choose you and what you can bring on to the table.


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MrKindCat
MrKindCat

ow its nice!im first so please lets work together )and i really like previous versions so can i join?))))))

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GraionDilach Creator
GraionDilach

Can I join? :D

I can be a really good Team Idiot. :D

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Astor Author
Astor

Nice try, but I can't add you twice :P

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Nolt
Nolt

What, you're going to add him and not me? >:(

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cj91198
cj91198

I'd love to join! I've been a fan of Command and Conquer forever and to see such old games (well not so much now that you've moved to OpenRA) having such alive and prosperous modding communities. I used to be a really good online gamer but just gave it up for some reason ( i don't really remember). The closed beta would give me a good reason to get back into it

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Marv242
Marv242

i would love to be a test. kinda new at it so really have no idea what to look for but will try. usually when people tell me to find bugs, i usually cant find them or get them to happen lol. but when i do i usually try to document it as much as possible. even if it is a tiny little bug id still report it

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SteamingBullet
SteamingBullet

I have been making games for quite a long while, and even take courses for it. I can understand the hardships of testing a game you make yourself, espeically when everyone is busy and working. While I have little skill with modding games, and while I haven't really finished any of the games I've made yet due to working alone being hard, I should be aware of what to look for and what to take note of in terms of playtesting, from balance, to bugs, and joy playing it brings. Played C&C and essentially every RTS game, but I'm not the best player, I'd consider myself a little less than average, but I still have fun.

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php_bg
php_bg

Oh, can I join? :D
I may not be able to do much testing, but I can provide some assistance on the dev side ;) (Also I mostly want a sneak peak :P )

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GraionDilach Creator
GraionDilach

Penev? :D

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php_bg
php_bg

Yeah :P

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PetrenkaPie
PetrenkaPie

count me in!

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do_i_ob
do_i_ob

Would be more than happy to help! But I'm and Aussie so time zones may be a bit of an issue

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The_Dementor Creator
The_Dementor

I wouldn't mind beta testing for your mod. I've played quite a bit of RTS games in the past, especially Command and Conquer games, but I might be a bit rusty when it comes to higher difficulties. I'm pretty good at documenting information in detail and I try to spend as much time to look for anything out of the ordinary.

The only problem I might have would be testing multiplayer games, depending on the schedule and how long you want them to last for. I can send you a PM if you want more details on it.

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GreatDodoOfDoom
GreatDodoOfDoom

As I mentioned earlier I would love to play in closed beta, teamwork and Skype is no Problem. My english is not the best but I think there won't be any big problems.
I'm especially interested in cabals faction, I hope you won't Mind if I play his faction most of the time. Cabal is order :D
So I hope you let me join, even if I have not that much time in the week, because I'm student.

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Twilio_Stark
Twilio_Stark

Wow! I did not expect from you guys!

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LordGentlehosen
LordGentlehosen

A little late to the party here, but I'd love to join in on the closed beta. I've been playing C&C pretty much since I've started gaming, and would love to help contribute to the modding community. I'm also an officer at my university's video game development club, so I do have some experience with the game making process that I'd be happy to share.

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AJ
AJ

How is the beta going? Are there any updates coming up soon?

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Astor Author
Astor

Beta is going very good. I will prepare a big article with tons of new information soon.

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AJ
AJ

Excellent news, I'm very excited about this one.

Do you have the required number of testers? My girlfriend and I would be interested in being a part of it if you had any vacancies.

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AJ
AJ

Is that a no? :)

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Astor Author
Astor

Sorry haven't seen your message earlier.

Well I could have a spot for you two.

I send you a PM.

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SchismNavigator Creator
SchismNavigator

When are you aiming for an open beta? Seems like it should be soon since the TA mod is nearly done.

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GraionDilach Creator
GraionDilach

Sorry, missed your comment - even though the answer was among in every third main comment, such open betas will only happen after there is atleast an OpenRA playtest with the TS mod included.

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