Welcome to the Road Less Traveled
Published on March 4, 2010 By ScottTykoski In Elemental Dev Journals

As preorders are processed and new users begin downloading (and...gulp...playing) Elemental, I wanted to extend words of both welcome and warning to our fellow adventurers....

- You are possibly (or definatly, at the time of this post) downloading the 0.291 build from last Friday. You should be on the lookout for v0.295, which we will be announcing one we get one last bug squashed

- These are the last build of the Beta 1 cycle. This meens you'll be playing on the cloth map only, and the major features, while in, are still in a sate of infancy. Beta 2 will bring new content and a maturing of these mechanics.

- These build are prone to crash. We've chipped away at some of the memory leaks, but 100 turns in don't be suprise if your computer is begging for mercy on it's delicate silicone. Autosave is your friend

- You won't have fun. Anything emotions that girgle forth that even resemble enjoyment are either the anticipation of fun or straight up gas. And 9/10 times it'll be the latter.

The game, at this stage, is something most companies would desperatly keep under wraps. What we're hoping is that the player input we get at this point outweighs the lack of fun you'll have to wade through for the next few months.

Enjoy!    Feel free to post any comments, concerns, or questions...Brad, myself, and the rest of the team will be around!


Comments (Page 1)
on Mar 04, 2010

Seriously folks. Listen to him. The Betas right now are quite the nightmare.

You're crazy if you want to join in now!

on Mar 04, 2010

delete pls double post

on Mar 04, 2010

hi i preordered the download and boxed version 2 months ago but did not get the key ?

Your order was submitted on: 12/26/2009 5:20:54 AM (GMT-5)

can someone tell me what the problem can be?

 

on Mar 04, 2010

What do you do when you keep getting a "problem retrieving update data?" on impulse?

on Mar 04, 2010

Check the "show pre-release versions" in the impulse options.

on Mar 04, 2010

Juvantei
What do you do when you keep getting a "problem retrieving update data?" on impulse?

That means they surely are uploading the next version. Just be patient

on Mar 04, 2010

Still waiting for my email...

on Mar 04, 2010

vieuxchat
Check the "show pre-release versions" in the impulse options.

the "show pre release versions" is activated

on Mar 04, 2010

well i dont mind waiting for beta 3. but id still like to know why I dont see a download option for beta on impulse. I have show pre releas items checked off. so....? and i got a email saying that the got my pre order last month. anyone have any idea what im doing wrong?

on Mar 04, 2010

I pre-ordered also and am still waiting for the registration email.

on Mar 04, 2010

GhostKingGeorge
well i dont mind waiting for beta 3. but id still like to know why I dont see a download option for beta on impulse. I have show pre releas items checked off. so....? and i got a email saying that the got my pre order last month. anyone have any idea what im doing wrong?

This.

Checked it and the beta will appear.

Fiat lux !

on Mar 04, 2010

Veantur_new

Quoting vieuxchat, reply 5Check the "show pre-release versions" in the impulse options.
the "show pre release versions" is activated

You should see the beta download. Check your "Update" tab.

on Mar 04, 2010

vieuxchat

Quoting Veantur_new, reply 8
Quoting vieuxchat, reply 5Check the "show pre-release versions" in the impulse options.
the "show pre release versions" is activated
You should see the beta download. Check your "Update" tab.

 

update tab cheked but nothing happens

on Mar 04, 2010

Veantur_new

Quoting vieuxchat, reply 12
Quoting Veantur_new, reply 8
Quoting vieuxchat, reply 5Check the "show pre-release versions" in the impulse options.
the "show pre release versions" is activated
You should see the beta download. Check your "Update" tab.
 

update tab cheked but nothing happens

 

Same here.

on Mar 04, 2010

Veantur_new

Quoting vieuxchat, reply 12
Quoting Veantur_new, reply 8
Quoting vieuxchat, reply 5Check the "show pre-release versions" in the impulse options.
the "show pre release versions" is activated
You should see the beta download. Check your "Update" tab.
 

update tab cheked but nothing happens

Try in the impulse options > preferences > Reset Data

Quit impulse

Launch Impulse

Check the "show pre-release" in impulse options.