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Playtest Weekend Sat 9 Jan 2021 to Sun 10 Jan 2021

January 9th, 2021 by James Niesewand

Playtest Weekend Sat 9 Jan 2021 to Sun 10 Jan 2021

Hi everyone,

If you didn’t get a chance to join our first station playtest in December, here’s another opportunity to help us test some of the deeper areas of the game, such as our item management, ship fitting, player-driven economy and marketplace. If you did join us in December, please come back again this weekend, as there is even more to test and we have also addressed a lot of the great suggestions players made in the forum posts.

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This test will again be focused on what we call ‘docked’ functionality rather than in-space combat, so we’re running this playtest from Noon UTC (6am CST) Saturday 9th January to 6am UTC (12am CST) Monday 11th January, to give you time to have a poke around under the hood. You won’t be able to undock and fly around in space during this playtest – it is in-station activity only.

This is an essential playtest to make sure that the functionality we’ve built works the way you expect it to work. Prior to the start of the weekend playtest we will be posting further detail outlining what we specifically want you to try out, including the stuff that was live last month as well as some new stuff like the mission interface, and the UI/design as a whole.

And for this playtest, we are also expanding the ship options and allowing you to swap between three different ships in your hangar, along with the appropriate ship fitting modules for each and some cash to spend in the marketplace.

We’d really like you to have a good look around and then let us know what you think by replying in this forum thread. We really value any and all feedback - positive or negative - and we will continue to use your feedback in our ongoing development of the game!

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With very best wishes, and hoping to see you here this weekend,

SC & the AoA Team

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