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Star Date: October 31st, 2007
Happy Mogloweeen!

Tonight, before you eat too much candy and treats, check out Tek's shop in Soluna City and grab a scary new Mogloween mask for your mecha! Star Captains will be able to get some special Mogloween masks that actually have attacking capabilities! In addition to the Special Mogloween heads, we are also releasing a new Samurai Mecha at the Star Captain's club. When you're out Trick or Treating, watch out, because three new enemies have been spotted in town: Pupperoni, Beary Goode and the Shadow Glider! They are out to steal your candy!

The following fixes have been implemented:

- Energy cost and cooldown added to item description.
- Used Sun Ray now has an attack.
- Recently bought items no longer disappear from your inventory list.
- Recently bought mecha are now sellable
- Ship flying minigame now gives the correct experience reward.
- Pizza quest: Tips are working.
- Pizza hats are now properly buffing pizza stats
- DOT no longer doing double dmg
- Stat-stacking bug fixed.
- Text in mecha shop is no longer editable.
- All Star Captains now have 20 mech slots

Star Date: October 30th, 2007
Ratatatatata.... Machine Gun Releases!

We appreciate you comments on the forums and we are on the job. As soon as we are done we will roll out the next update for you. Pizza hats are getting delivery roll buffs. Weapon cooldowns and energy usage is being added to the shop and inventory screens. We will add a unequip button for you and "monsters" are going to be altered to use energy and cooldowns (although this will be different than standard mecha units.) Also we have three brand new monsters that are being coded and tested as you read this. We are also preparing to launch the University Classes.... Forum Question: Are there any particular things you would like to "learn" at GEARS University? (Also, would it be alright if we used Maya as the librarian. We cannot tell you the relationship to the Maya in DragonFable, but we can totally justify it in the plot line!)

Star Date: October 26th, 2007
MechQuest Release!

Thank you for being here and becoming a part of MechQuest history*. Whether this is your first game release with us (Runnnn!) or if you are a hardened veteran who is ready for the chaos that is about to begin... you are about to experience something special**. We are leaving the sandbox of Gamma turning MechQuest into a real honest to goodness game!

With our unique style of build-on the fly gaming making, Soluna city shall be the seed from which MechQuest grows. We will experience many silly adventures (and a few serious ones too, promise!) together over the years to come... all featuring massive armed to the teeth Mecha. You get to say you were a part of it from the start! We invite you to join us on the forums and help us shape this universe. As you touch down on Soluna city you will find that 1.) IT IS HUGE and 2.) It is full of "coming soon" areas. That is your queue! We are going to focus on quality and fun building up the University (Classes will start next week) and the city. Then we will have the "Big Star Ship release" and you shall discover your true destiny as you travel through the main storyline, deep into the distant stars. But first... you have to pass that GEARS University Entrance Exam! (Says right here in the brochure: 12% survival rate guaranteed!)

* Technically, that would be "...a part of MechQuest FUTURE".
** Special = Server crashing game exploding hard drives flying across tables on fire while frozen and randomly teleporting.... special, special! This is going to be fun.

Mecha Battle in Soluna City!
100% Animated Web Based RPG. Nothing to download or install, just open your web browser and play!

Star Captain Upgrade
Also today, the first players will become Star Captains by upgrading their accounts. In addition to getting full access to the game and your own Star ship, those of you who upgrade during this launch will be given "founder" status. If you like what you see in MechQuest, support the game and its growth by upgrading your account for a one-time-only fee! Just like AdventureQuest, which is celebrating it's 5th year birthday this week -- MechQuest is one of the best long term gaming values you will ever find. Become a Star Captain!

Star Captain Insignia

Gears University Here we Come
We are impossibly behind schedule, low on coffee, and Zhoom said that the time machine we need is on back order. Ready or not.... (If you chose the correct answer, "Not", please award yourself 10 points at this time) we are landing this week! Next week! We are there!

While we will not have everything ready when you land... we will release the new missions, stores, and school extra-curricular Mecha combat activies in a flurry of non-stop exciting mini-releases.


Soluna City

We will land (Unless Worsh is piloting then it is far more likely we will crash) in Soluna City! You will be able to take the entrance exam to the university, shop at Tek's Mechs for new weapons and mecha, and explore the town which is full of specialty shops and interesting locations. It is unlikely that we will finish building all of the areas before you land, so we will get as much ready for you as possible and then release the town area by area with our ongoing releases!

Upgraded Accounts
You voted and the results are in: Star Captains and Nova Gems it is! If you upgrade you will get the Star Captain's license which will allow you to use the most powerful mecha, weapons, vehicles, and very soon travel the universe aboard your very own upgradable Star Ship (Which will be upgradable and act as a house & garage & mechbay for your various uniforms, vehicles, mecha and more). What other features would you like? Let us know on the forums.

5 New Mecha
In the new release you will be able to obtain of five new mecha with better armor (HP), energy, and recharge rates. Some will even have equippable front shoulder slots! Expect the opening price for the beautiful machines to be between 10K to 30K credits each (With some very expensive models). As of the time this was written, free players will be able to store 2 full mecha models and upgraded players will be able to store up to 20 full mecha models.

Mecha

Up to the Minute Newsfeed
Midnight - I am too excited/nervous to sleep. Time for a website update! There is still so much to be done... this is going to be insane. I will start at 9am with the first news posts.... see you then!
2:47am - We are all supposed to be up at 7am... this is a bad time to still be awake. Maybe I should try counting sheep. 1,2,3,4.... BOOM! Whoops, forgot to turn off the anti-sheep missle system. <hides> See you at 9am EST!
7:18am - <Wishes anti-alarm clock missle system was functioning....>
8:00am - Goodmorning! I am driving to the secret underground lab where I will be meeting Rolith, Zhoom, Warlic and the rest of the team (even Daimyo is coming with me today.)
8:30am - The bug reports are in. Whew, I was scared there was going to be a lot of th... OMG!!!
In other news: Ghost is online and says, "Pizza delivery is by far the coolest thing on the inter-web"
9:00am - It is 9am, where the is update! Oh no.. are updated broken too!? (The forums are fun) We have completed 2 out of 346 bugs. We also want to build some more stuff. 3 hours left! Also, the mecha shop code is broken and I forgot to call and wake up Zhoom this morning. I hope he is up!
Update: Just called him.... <gulps> he is up now!
9:30am - Bugs 9% complete, Coffee 60% full... we are going to need reinforcements. Daimyo, here boy. Good boy! Ok, go to Starbucks little fella. Tell the barista that we all fell down a well. Again. "Woof!" (Only 2.5 hours to launch)
10:00am - When we launched DragonFable, as you may remember, the very first upgrade was purchased by my Mother. She was anxiously looking forward to have the same honor for MechQuest -- BUT -- to our complete shock someone beat her to it! Which is really funny... considering that WE HAD NOT RELEASED ANY PAYMENT PAGES! It was two weeks ago and the upgrade came in the mail. It was a hand written letter from a AQ/DF player who specifically requested... and this was not some sort of mix-up.. it said right there in pencil on the lined sheet of paper, "payment to become a MechQuest Star Captain". You cannot imagine our heart stopping awe. (Alright, fine -- I will say it. We nearly broke into tears. That was just about the biggest compliment a small team like us can get.)
10:30am - Zhoom, Thyton, and Sasha just arrived. Which is good, because with only 1.5 hours remaining it may be in our best interest to have the Mecha shop working when you land. We also have a new minigame that we will be testing on the right East side of town... it still has bugs though. This is going to be close. Oh, there will be 6 different models of Mecha (instead of 5) being released.
11:00am - Servers: Online and ready (CHECK!), Database: Online and ready (CHECK!), Bugs: Everywhere (CHECK! Mostly typos -- I did a lot of the writing in the game as you are about to see... "teh tpying wll be relly gud!")
11:10am - Aishia arrived at the secret underground lab (She brought Warlic and I COFFEEEEEEEEE). I am really concerned because nothing is breaking... stuff is not supposed to work like this.... the fact that everything is going so smoothly... IS WRONG! (I smell a trap) And we are 50 minutes away from release! Someone please fix this!
11:18am - Yup, we broke stuff. Rebooting servers! <Whew...>
11:36am - 24 minutes to RELEASE...
11:45am - 15 minutes to RELEASE...
11:50am - 10 Minutes to RELEASE!
RELEASE Noon - ALL SYSTEMS GO!
Can anyone let me know if it is working? (Relog in and you should be able to land!)
Reens says, "Way to go, guys! The chat room is going nuts!"
Alac says, "It looks like the release is a success. Nice job, you and everyone at the Secret Hideout. "
<At the Secret Underground Lab... Clapping and cheering is heard.. then a song starts playing>
12:34pm - The server cluster is performing amazingly! I would like to thank everyone who made this possible. All of you who signed up for the pre-register promotion and made it possible to get the right hardware in place before this release -- thank you!. We would also like to thank everyone that has and is upgrading during this release today! You are going to be happy that you did.
12:47pm - Fixed a number of bugs including the one if you fail a Pizza Delivery quest. You will no longer walk on an endleslly repeating path of car stomping destruction (I love that quest so much... has anyone gotten a prank call yet?)
1:00pm - Level cap has been raised to 12.
2:00pm - We are reading your feedback on the forums and monitoring things while making fixes. Safiria and Nythera are getting A LOT of email (Thank you for the encourament!) This is no time for us to idle -- we are already starting work on the next release which will feature many interesting (and completely bizzare) GEARS University classes. Now, lets see if we can get those energy blades working!
5:30pm - For the last 5 minutes Warlic, Zhoom and I went and played a little guitar to calm our nerves. Now we are back to fix more stuff! Upon returning we found that pretty much the entire DF Team is playing MechQuest... your DF release may be a little late tonight. Talking about MechQuest: 10,000+ players online at the same time! NEW RECORD!
5:45pm Galanoth says "20K players on AQ...16K players on DF... 10K players on MQ. We are going to break a record tonight!"
Prime Time: We broke 13K players online at the same time! NEW RECORD!
Midnight: Congratulations to you, the other players, the forum moderators, and the team! This release is off to a GREAT START!

 

Star Date: October 26th, 2007
MechQuest Releases today!

We will be releasing around noon EST today. I will update you moment by moment as we prepare for the release. (Note: It is 1am now and I am nervous and excited that I cannot sleep.) We are planning on being up and starting at 7am.... see you then!

Star Date: October 23rd* 25th, 2007
Only 1 Day Left!

Friday at Noon-ish EST is the first major MechQuest release, Soluna City! I think we really raised the bar when we made this one. You will get to immediately experience a lot of the game and you will get a huge preview of what is coming in next. If you like the quality of the open places in Soluna city, just wait until you see the next few releases (Starting next week)! Remember... this is just Soluna City -- next stop is complete other planets! Join me tomorrow morning as I give you a moment by moment countdown (Watch us crash and burn in real time!) to the launch of MechQuest!

  • Soluna City (Open for exploration and shopppppppping!)
  • Star Captains (The first upgraded accounts!)
  • 5 New Mecha Models (Maybe more!)

Also Happening: Mogloween, the 5th year spooky birthday party for AdventureQuest is being released! Head to Battleon.com for monsters, mayhem and caaaaaandy! Tomorrow, find out how it all began in the origin story, "The Legend of Mogloween" which is being released in DragonFable!

* Time Travel Faeries went 5,000 years into the past... they know no bounds!

Star Date: October 24th, 2007
2 Days Left....
Ninja Post. <Puts finger over nose> Shhhhhh.

Star Date: October 23rd, 2007
3 Days Left....
As Worsh begins to set his landing trajectory, Sys Zero tells you a few of his favorite stories from the Star Captain's mission room. If you ever get a ship, you should come visit him there. Who knows what kind of trouble you two would get into. Back to Soluna City, the weather is beautiful this time of year... even with an alien invasion in progress!

Star Date: October 22th, 2007
The Final Countdown!
Only 4 days remain until the MechQuest Soluna City release. One amazing thing about the AQ/DF/MQ team is that if you give us an extra week, we will try to cram a month's extra work into it to make the best game ever for you. Soon we will be adding the 'Count Down Timer' to the header... tick... tock... tick... tock.... it will be "do or fry"*! This week we are also launching Mogloween in AdventureQuest celebrate it's 5th birthday! Furthermore we are releasing the Legend of Mogloween (Origin story) in DragonFable featuring three beautiful witches and one sneaky dark cauldron. This Friday is going to be HUGE!

* And anyone who spends a lot of time on the forums can tell you, if we do not make the release on Friday -- there will indeed be FLAMES!

Star Date: October 20th, 2007
Whoops! (a.k.a. The Soluna City Blackout)
When the bug fixes were released for you last night we forgot to remove the button that will take you to Soluna City out. <gulps> This has been fixed. On behalf of GEARS University we would like to apologize to anyone who clicked on the button and was instantly hurled into the game-crashing black hole of file missing-ness. The good news however, is that many of you now know exactly how to get to Soluna city for the big release next Friday! (Of course, that button was "sorta" big. Well, maybe huge. Should we make it bigger?)

Star Date: October 19th, 2007
University Entrance Exam - Next week!
Due to a severe malfuction in the exam assessment drone an unusually low number of pilot candidates are making it into GEARS University*. There have not been any complaints though**. The friendly faculty at GEARS University anxiously awaits the arrival of new candidates to try the entry exam.... including you. Who we are SURE will score far better. The shuttle lands next Friday!

* Official Count: 0
*
* Nor have there been any survivors... we are certain this is just a coincidence.

Star Captain's Club
After a successful mission, the who's who of Soluna city head to the hottest Mecha dance club and restraunt in town. It is complete with disco lights, an arcade, and an exclusive VIP mission room... and um.... a restricted heavy weapons chamber. Forum Question: What items should be on the menu?

Gamma Bug Fix Release
In the last engine upgrade we changed the way the character was being referenced immediately breaking lots of stuff! We just rolled out the fixes! Hal will now properly update your hair style and color when you get a hair cut. The "secret" helmet will now equip itself properly on your head if you are crazy enough to get it. Finally, the malfunctioning enemy mecha unit will no longer stall in the middle of battle. Battle on!

Star Date: October 18th, 2007
E=MQ^2
You are going to learn so many valuable facts at the University*! But the area around the University is equally fascinating. If you are hungry, you might want to go to Mecharoni Pizza. You can even get a part time job there**! If you make employee of the month you might just get to pilot the Elite Pizza Delivery mecha. (This game is going to be so wierd it is awesome) This brings us to today's challenge.... it is a question that Warlic, Rolith and myself spent some time trying to figuring out this morning: "How can you cut a pizza into 8 equal slices with only three straight cuts?" This one takes some thinking outside of the ol' pizza box! (Note: Be sure to try figuring it out yourself before going to the forums.) Also, we would love your help coming up with some of the positions you can can promoted to at Mecharoni's.... "Elite Pizza Delivery Tactition", "Inter-Garlic-tic Manager", "Dishwasher", etc! Check back tomorrow for a a sneak peak of the Star Captain's Club.

* If you survive the entrance exam which is decidedly an impossible death trap that no one can beat.
** Hey, you have to pay that 40,000,000 credit University Tution off somehow....

Star Date: October 17th, 2007
Final Release Date Set / Changed / Re-Set
Worsh says, "What does this red blinking E mean on the fuel gauge?"
The sun has just set outside of my window as I write you this message. I know many of you will see the wisdom (and bravery if you are a forums user) in the choice that I am about to announce, but I am doing this for the right reasons. I looked at what we will be able to release this Friday and, in short, I am not satisfied. I do not want to release MechQuest "rushed". I want you to experience the same level of quality and polish that the University Shuttle currently has. In my mind's voice I can already hear your Luke Skywalker responding to Darth Vader like "Noooooooooooooooooooo! That's impossible....." but, it is true. The MechQuest release is officially being pushed back one more week. (Please note: At no point in the MQ timeline will I be revealed to be your Father) I hope that you can put yourself in my shoes and see what an extremely difficult decision this was to make. But doing MechQuest right from the very start is something that we should not compromise. Not if it is a week... or two weeks... or a month... or a year! (Do not worry, it is just a week.... seriously) I hope you respect how seriously we are taking the quality of MechQuest. In return, I am going to stop holding back all the development secrets and starting tomorrow I will post you actual screenshots of what we are working on. And Warlic suggested some of you may be interested in playing the role of various bad guys, but we can talk about that later. Here are some never before seen screenshots to start you off....

(Note: I just got the Star Ship image up, thank you for letting me know about the broken link. Also, I wanted to thank you very much for your support on the forums. You guys are the best!)

Star Date: October 15th, 2007
Gears University Here we Come
We are impossibly behind schedule, low on coffee, and Zhoom said that the time machine we need is on back order. Ready or not.... (If you chose the correct answer, "Not", please award yourself 10 points at this time) we are landing this week! Next week!

While we will not have everything ready when you land... we will release the new missions, stores, and school extra-curricular Mecha combat activies in a flurry of non-stop exciting mini-releases. Which brings us to the question we have all been pondering... Official Forum Question: What day would you like it released on? (Please Note: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday are invalid selections)


Soluna City

We will land (Unless Worsh is piloting then it is far more likely we will crash) in Soluna City! You will be able to take the entrance exam to the university, shop at Tek's Mechs for new weapons and mecha, and explore the town which is full of specialty shops and interesting locations. It is unlikely that we will finish building all of the areas before you land, so we will get as much ready for you as possible and then release the town area by area with our ongoing releases!

Upgraded Accounts
You voted and the results are in: Star Captains and Nova Gems it is! If you upgrade you will get the Star Captain's license which will allow you to use the most powerful mecha, weapons, vehicles, and very soon travel the universe aboard your very own upgradable Star Ship (Which will be upgradable and act as a house & garage & mechbay for your various uniforms, vehicles, mecha and more). What other features would you like? Let us know on the forums.

5 New Mecha
In the new release you will be able to obtain of five new mecha with better armor (HP), energy, and recharge rates. Some will even have equippable front shoulder slots! Expect the opening price for the beautiful machines to be between 10K to 30K credits each. As of the time this was written, free players will be able to store 2 full mecha models and upgraded players will be able to store up to 20 full mecha models.

News and Design Notes
Star Date: October 12th, 2007
Worsh is LOST IN SPACE!

Talk to Tek to try out our new Mech Shop featuring an upgrade to the NWB-3K Newbatron (20,000 Credits). Also, Sys Zero has spotted a strange energy which seems to be a powerful enemy unit. Talk to Sys Zero and maybe he will let you battle it. You must be level 3... and likely you will need the new mecha model to take him out! (Look for "Strange Blip")

Tek just keeps getting more buttons!Talk to Worsh and ask to "FLY THIS SHIP!" to play our very first MechQuest minigame for experience and gold. Also, JUST RELEASED, Guardian/DragonLord verified characters will be able to use the "Save your Equipment Config" feature (This will make you MUCH more of a challenge in PVP... especially until we fix the A.I.)

Star Date: October 12th, 2007
Worsh is LOST IN SPACE!

When you become a Star Captain and hire a pilot, just remember to get one who knows how to read a star map. The GEARS University Shuttle is..... lost.... which is bad news because the GEARS University entrance exams are starting this week! Hopefully we make there in time. <Insert tense music>

Note: We may be releasing a test of the Mech Shop today with an upgrade for your NWB-3K Newbatron. Also, Sys Zero picked up something on his long range scanners... it is a really intense power signal. There is a 80% you will get to battle it!

Star Date: October 9th, 2007
Star Captains
Since we have reached out into the stars, the Star Captains have used their ships to explore, promote peace and.... well, shame on all of you Space Pirates! The insignia of the Star Captain is a symbol revered across the known universe. It is also the key to unlocking some of the most securely guarded Mecha and weapon systems. Below is the first ever look at the Star Captain Insignia.

Star Captain Insignia

Note: A Star Captain in MechQuest is the equivilant of Guardian in AdventureQuest, or a DragonLord in DragonFable.

Star Date: October 5th, 2007
Behind the Scenes
I am pretty sure we have never worked this hard in our entire lives. Running three games has put us on a non-stop working schedule that is only maintanable due to the passion and love of the games. We really hope you are going to like what we are making for you. The goal is to land the shuttle in Soluna city, where the game will REALLY begin. Mechs... Shops... Weapons... Cars... Helicopters... Star Fighters... new, never before seen NPCs.... and... well, check back every day for an update and sneak peeks!

Star Date: October 4th, 2007
Soluna City
The brochure says it is home to GEARS University and some of the finest shopping in the entire galaxy! If you like cars, pizza, movies, energy sabers, and giant assault mecha weapon stores, this is the place for you. This college town is full of opportunity and excitement... and the occasional werewolf biker gang.

First MechQuest Minigame
Worsh really looks nervous piloting the ship... maybe you could give him a hand. Pilot the GEARS University Shuttle in our first EVER MechQuest Minigame. It is pretty simple, but it is cool things like this that are really making MechQuest cool! Meanwhile, the team is hard at work preparing Soluna city for your big landing. (Note: There are a lot of really interesting minigames planned for phase 2 of Soluna city.)

Star Date: October 3rd, 2007
Day #3 Updates
In todays release we added two new enemy units (ShadowSythe Spyder and Shadowscythe Mega Gunner), fixed HAL the hairbot, improved several of the weapon fire animations and added our first special effect weapon to the Guardian/DragonLord shop -- the STUN GUN! (Electrical charge stuns enemy unit for one turn.)

BAD HAL, BAD!
It appears HAL, the hairbot, was malfunctioning yesterday giving pilot candidates hologram hairs without taking their credits. (At least they did not lose anything) Tek will be performing maintenance on HAL shortly to correct the issue. In other news, today we will be testing "Save Equipped item settings". If this works you will no longer need to re-equip your items every time you log in!

Soluna City
The team is currently focus firing on the full blown city of Soluna (which contains GEARS University). The original plan was to release the town piece by piece.... but since we can have you get new weapons and fight new mecha and monsters right now from the ship (to test them), we are thinking that it might be cooler to wait until we can release the entire city AND University all at once (and give it the same level of quality/polish the shuttle has.) Then while you play through all of the things there will be to do in the University we can begin work on the world plot missions. What do you think?

Just Released!
Star Date: October 2nd, 2007
Thank you for all of your awesome feedback on MechQuest! Things are all happening on time and going smoother than ever imaged... so please do not tell anyone (it would will ruin our image!) The second release has just gone live including several fixed and the craziest barber chair ever created... we are looking forward to hearing what you think. Battle on!

Haircut time!
"Haircuts anyone? Just think of HAL as a sentient flowbie."

Important Announcement from the Kingadent
Login to hear the important announcement from the unanimously voted Kingident (President+King) of Lore about the strange approaching warshiped sized UFO.

HAL - New Hair Machine
In a completely unrelated subject talk to Tek and choose the "Hair Shop" option. You will find that the HAL (Hair and Lobotamy) machine is now available to students aboard the GEARS University transport shuttle. Depending on the machines reliability (and mood) you will be able to redo your do with brand new, never before seen hair styles and colors! (Especially good if you are already borg'd with the hair style you have now.) We are taking requests, any cool hair styles or assessories you would like to see next?

Guardian & DragonLord Only Mode
Important Note: There will be extended periods of time during the Gamma where we will be doing extensive work on the MechQuest servers. We will do our best to leave at least one playable server running for everyone with an upgraded account in either our two other flash RPG games (AdventureQuest or DragonFable). We believe this is the right thing to do since... you know... you are paying the bill for the MQ servers right now. (Thank you!)

October 1st, 2007
Congratulations! ...and even more new stuff coming.
I would like to congratulate the team on for the first-ever on-time, fully-functional, super-smooth release! You guys worked so hard and it really shows. The first Guardian/DragonAmulet shop is being released tonight and tomorrow we will be adding a few new features including H.A.L. the barber and perhaps an update from the Kingadent!

Gamma Launch is a 3-2-1 GO!
The gamma has just been released. All MechQuest accounts will be welcome to play at initial launch. Servers may be... well.... *gulps* good luck everyone!


Today is going to be AWESOME!

Up to the minute newsfeed
6:00 to 6:15pm - 4741+ 5253+ 5701+ 6098+ 6618+ players online simultaniously!
5:50pm
- 4,100+ players online simultaniously!
5:30pm
- Wow.... we are live! we are live we are live! (The servers are so dead!)
5:15pm
- Rolling code and files out onto the server cluster....
5:10pm - Wow... this is going to be CLOSE!
4:30pm
- We are making three enemy mecha, one monster, and AI PvP live for this Gamma Release. Tek is on board offering a limited supply of bargin-bin special mecha weapons at a heafty student discount. There is also a very very very very special helmet you can get... somehow. The amount of content we are releasing is perfectly proportioned for this test release.... we really hope you enjoy it! We are not changing the estimated time of launch yet -- cross your fingers. Note: We have STILL not started internal staff testing yet.
4:00pm - There was a mistake in the earlier post... we actually have not begun team testing yet. We were uploading as I wrote that but they were set back by some database issues. We are just preparing now to do our very first round of testing.... only 1 hour before launch.... plenty of time!
3:45pm
- Walking around the GEARS University Shuttle is really fun! We really hope you like it.
Special Poll! - Safiria posted a special poll for you!
3:30pm - The entire team is in final (which also happens to be the very first) testing and we are prepaing to roll the game out onto 5 (yes FIVE!) load balanced game servers. (Note: We only had one for DragonFable when it was at this phase.)
3:00pm - Dooooooooom! Only 2.5 hours and 300 bugs left until we are supposed to go live. Rolith is getting the Account Manager working for you and we are breaking things twice as fast as we can fix them. In other words, everything is goign exactly as planned.
2:30pm - Zhoom is fixing a shopping bug in MQ. Warlic is rebalancing the monsters while J6 is adjusting the animations. We are aware of the DF Verification issue and that will be the next priority.
1:59pm
- New Website live -- AND ONE MINUTE EARLY! What do you think? Let us know on the MechQuest forums. As you have most likely already noticed... we are aiming for a 5:20ish release tonight. Wish us luck! BTW Safiria is fixing the typos on the site now :-)
1:22pm - We restored the corrupted files from backup and got them working (YAY!) Zhoom is finishing up the final website bugs. The next post you read should be from our shiny new MechQuest homepage. We have the gamma ship ready for bug testing and Warlic is finishing Tek's weapon shop.
12:40pm
- We just got a brand new never before seen error in Flash CS3 telling us parts of our documents were damaged and we should delete them. <gulps>
11:14am
- I remembered to upload the newsfeed.
11am - New character creation for the gamma is suddenly working... we believe this may be a miracle.
10am - Website changes finalized waiting for testing when Safiria and Nythera arrive. Website launch expected at 2pm-ish EST.
9am - Warlic, J, and I began to prepare. In the process we broke a $3,500 expresso machine. Strangely, this sounds exactly like something that would happen on MechQuest gamma launch day. We looked up instructions on how to fix it... which were in German.... and... well....

Actual translated instructions: "If it interests someone, error 8 was a wedged sentence, which had outward pressed the flexible part of the Prestors, the chute probably became wedged and the machine off switched. Solution by taking the scavenge cup out, use the particle, a switching off switching on on (like ms) and it goes again. Hurra!!!!!"



The calm before the storm...
I hope you are as anxious as we are for the release of the MechQuest (Gamma) coming this afternoon (Monday). In a completely unexpected turn of events... we are actually on schedule! Well, we are sort-of on schedule if you do not mind that there has been zero testing and we will most likely still be building the weapons as you fire them *chuckles*. We are setting the level cap to 3 and adding a number of weapons that you can obtain while on the shuttle headed to Soluna city, home of GEARS university! The afternoon release is good for two reasons. First, because we know that many of you are in school and at work. Second, because we will really be scrambling up to the last minute! Check here often as we will be updating you with the play-by-play!

 

Special Note about User IDs and Guardian/DragonLord Verification
If you pre-registered, congratulations! Everyone with an account created before this post (USER ID# below 110,864) will get a special flag set that proves that you were here from the start. Consider your guinea pig experimental account something a special privilege that no one else will ever be able to get.

Also, early tomorrow you will be able to verify if you are a Guardian in AdventureQuest and/or a Dragon Amulet bearer (aka DragonLord) in DragonFable. It will be very easy. Accounts that are verified this way will get priority in the event that there are server problems and we need to restrict the number of players that can be online.

Please remember that this is a special test release. Read the section about "Gamma release" below for more information. We will be listening closely to your feedback and making improvements to the game. Over the next few weeks it should be amazing watching what happens to MechQuest. Wish us luck and see you soon!

Mecha

 

 

 

 

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