Sunday, 10 November 2013

Open Beta

Progress on TF2Center has been steady, and when TF2Lobby went down on Friday we had many questions from the community about whether we were good to go. We thought we needed a little more time, but keen to take advantage of this situation we went for it, since so many people were asking.

Firstly, we'd like to say thank you. The site has been built for all of you guys, and it's so pleasing to see so many players trying it out. As I write this, we have 8 lobbies being played with over 90 people in mumble, and throughout the day we've seen about two thirds of players using mumble during the game. We've peaked at over 200 simultaneous active users, and the performance of the site as a whole has been great.

There have been issues. Most of you will have seen some of them - particularly when launching lobbies. We know how frustrating this is, and again would like to say thank you for the patience and understanding shown. Hopefully all the biggest issues are now fixed and the majority of things Should Just Work (tm).

The feedback we've obtained in the last 36 hours or so has been invaluable. Our inbox's have exploded with bug reports that would have taken us an age to find otherwise, and we've taken a massive step towards release with what we've learned over the weekend. However if you see any issues, they can be reported through info@tf2center.com or using the feedback tab, on the left hand side of the pages.

At the time of writing this, the Open Beta is live and (largely) working. We plan to keep this running until ~09:00 CET tomorrow (Monday 11th), and then we will shut it down. This will give us time to focus on fixing the bugs that came up and making sure things are in a better state, and all being well the site will re-open next weekend, with things running a lot smoother.

However, if TF2Lobby stays down tomorrow morning, we'll keep the beta running until they come back up.

We'll post updates as and when we have them, but a great big thank you from all of us!

Foxy

14 comments:

  1. The Beta was awesome! I really really like the site and it was a bunch of fun, but really dissappointing when my server wouldn't work on the site. But other than that and the bugs, it was really awesome. I am REALLY looking forward to the site when it comes out properly. Keep this up!

    -One satisfied betatester

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    1. Were you talking to me during the beta about the server issues? If not, could you let me know the IP so we can check in logs? foxy@tf2center.com or add me on steam!

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  2. Good site, look forward to it coming out.

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  3. Just thought I'd let you guys know that I'll be pimping this site on my Youtube channel along with suggesting some improvements for it...it's looking spectacular so far. Thanks for all your hard work and dedication! -o0Brilliance0o

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    1. If you don't mind, could you let me know the link (via foxy@tf2center.com) and I'll share it on our channel too :)

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  4. It was amazing, I enjoyed it so much! Can't wait for it to re-open

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  5. i looove you guuys thank you so much this site is awesome

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  6. How do i join? When i enter in tf2center.com, it redirects me to the blog, i've tryed with firefox, chrome, internet explorer and steam browser.

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    1. We plan to keep this running until ~09:00 CET tomorrow (Monday 11th), and then we will shut it down. This will give us time to focus on fixing the bugs that came up and making sure things are in a better state, and all being well the site will re-open next weekend, with things running a lot smoother.

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  7. can't wait for center to come back online. my body is ready.

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  8. Is tf2center coming back online this weekend?

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