Monday, December 14, 2009

You are my only hope

So maybe I’m not really a panicked Leia Organa wannabe. But if you love me – or at least don’t think me an absolute wanker – and if you’ve had any sort of passing interest in the development of Trinity, then please help me, if you can.

Trinity will go beta in the coming days and I need testers. This won’t be an alpha or other partial version, but a proper release candidate, as far as community-made mods go: i.e. it will be in a state that could be released on the Vault.

With Chet's help, I’ve spent a lot of time during the past weeks on fixes and polish. But after spending a good part of my leisure time over the past 24+ months on Trinity, I’ll be damned if I’ll risk getting bit in the ass upon release by some unforeseen gameplay or story-related issue that could have been avoided by proper playtesting.

I’m not just looking for bug hunters (though I don’t doubt a few gnats lurk here and there still…) but also for playtesters who will want to tell me what some of the shortcomings of the mod are in their view and how the playing experience can be improved.

What’s in it for you, besides my sincere gratitude and a hand in getting another NWN2 single-player mod out there? Check out the partial ending/credits movie below:

video

If you’d like to volunteer for playtesting, rest assured that you shouldn’t be “ruining” your experience with this mod by doing so. This will be a release candidate, so think of it as if you were one of the first to download and play it as it hits the Vault. Know also that it is not possible to experience all the options in one playthrough, so you’ll even be able to replay the mod when it is officially released if you want to.

As an added enticement, here is the opening movie for the game:

video

If you’d like to help, please write to me at ecpatterson at sympatico dot ca.

Thank you!

17 comments:

Amraphael said...

Of course sir! You have my email adress. Please send me a download link and if there's something special you want me to look out for. I can put. I'll try to get as much play time as I can this weekend.

Amraphael said...

Oops so stiff little fingers I have...
Address it should be
Forget the "I can put"

Starwars said...

Sent an e-mail, weeee.

Tauschitz said...

Would love to have done this - unfortunately I am out of the USA until the 28tth and have no access to my game.

If you are still looking for help when I get back I'd be glad to test.

Also, are you working on part III of the desert series ?

Tauschitz

Starwars said...

Looking forward to trying the beta out.

Forgot to say earlier, really nice work on the intro there. Looks really slick.

E.C.Patterson said...

Thanks guys! Much, much appreciated!

Spots are still open though!

Tauschitz: please email me so I have your address. Never too late! I would love if you could play through when you return and then tell me what you think.

No other projects than Trinity at the moment! You might be thinking of Raith Veldrin's series. I know JasonNH lent a hand.

Starwars: Thanks for mentioning it! I really love doing those movies.

Lance Botelle (Bard of Althéa) said...

Hi E.C. Patterson,

I will do what I can to give some feedback, so count me in too. :) (I always like to try to support builders at this stage if I can.)

By the way, was the "Gamin" in the video instead of saying "Gaming" a test? ;)

I will send an email now. Let me know if you don't get it.

Lance.

E.C.Patterson said...

Lance: You'll be a great tester! ;) Thanks for the help!

Jclef said...

That's an awesome intro - I'll be playing this the day its released!

dgraf said...

Hey - been waiting for this - by all means sign me up!
Dennis

E.C.Patterson said...

Thanks J! Day 1-2 comments are the next best thing to beta feedback! ;)

Dennis! Yay! Was actually going to email you tonight. Thank you!

Starwars said...

Any idea on around what time you will have the beta ready?

E.C.Patterson said...

Starwars: My plan is for the night between Sunday and Monday :). If that's a big problem, let me know, and we'll work something out.

Starwars said...

That sounds great. Looking forward to getting started. :)

SirChet said...

Wow!

Look at the names volunteering to test EC's work.

I'm so very grateful we'll be getting some testing and critiques from such well known names in the NWN Community.

I've done what I can to help EC, but I've fallen very short of giving him the support he deserves.

Life has demanded a great deal of my time lately and has prohibited me from even exploring the latest version past the 75% mark.

Again, you guys are great and thanks for stepping up and helping!

ps... I am still around to help, but my time has once again been consumed by work and travel.

Cheers.

Jet Truebow said...

I've been waiting for this a long time. You made my Christmas!

Just send me a download link and I'll be glad to beta test this one hehe.

Anonymous said...

Justicar Walt said...

I've been waiting for this for over a year; watching the original trailer over and over. My only wish for the Module (I wish I had time to beta test it) is that none of the NPCs helmets, armor, gloves, boots are locked; meaning I want to able to change their dress AND SEE IT! It's no fun getting new stuff and then you can't see it. Also, as they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and I want to be able to dress the characters any way I want. That's my only wish for the Module. Everything else I've seen looks great. Good luck :)