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Hawken Alpha
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
12898 posts
Looks like a bunch of invites to this went out overnight, anyone else get in?

If there's a few of us I'll set up a name thread thingy.
09:14am 29/09/12 Permalink
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Fish
Brisbane, Queensland
2997 posts
I'm in as well
10:39am 29/09/12 Permalink
Woblzz
Queensland
87 posts
i got in
10:46am 29/09/12 Permalink
Pirroh
Melbourne, Victoria
707 posts
Yeah I got one too.
11:17am 29/09/12 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
7599 posts
I didn't get one :( But I did get a Planetside 2 code so woot!
11:27am 29/09/12 Permalink
Rdizz
Germany
2151 posts
yeah i got one.. had a 5 min play yesterday seemed good.
06:28pm 29/09/12 Permalink
E.T.
Queensland
4421 posts
I got in as well. Haven't been home to check it out yet.
07:26pm 29/09/12 Permalink
Mitch
Western Australia
515 posts
Got but havent tried
09:46pm 29/09/12 Permalink
Zakson
Gold Coast, Queensland
269 posts
Had a quick play, so this might not be accurate but so far I'd it needs:

- Australian servers
- More weapons
- FOV between 80 and 110

It has potential.
10:46pm 29/09/12 Permalink
Rdizz
Germany
2152 posts
yeah had a play today here and ive found some bugs.. when it was working well though it was actually pretty solid gameplay.


-Need option for sorting server by name/players/map/type/ping
-AA needs options improvement, even using CCC to control AA it still lacks good image quality and smoothness @ 1920x1080. (ATI 5970)
-Ping display does not work in server browser
-Disabling motion blur does not save on game exit and must be changed every time starting the game, infact it does not work at all and motion blur is always on, extremely frustrating. edit: After further game play, graphics options do not change at all ever thus rendering me to play at 20fps max if on ultra. 36 if i look at the ground. (i7930, 12gb ram 5970 dual gpu)
-pushing escape (for menu) during game causes massive frame rate loss down to 5FPS
-sometimes the logging in/sync account box stays up even after it has logged in.
-connection to host timeouts frequently (im in germany)
-have random black flicker in game menus that lasts for less than 1 second.
-Usually cant play the game due to server timeouts or failing to sync.
01:28am 30/09/12 Permalink
Zakson
Gold Coast, Queensland
270 posts
I didn't have any graphic problems, Rdizz ... and I had full frames in 1920x1080 (AMD 3.3 ghz, 8 gb ram, Geforce 560TI).
11:27am 30/09/12 Permalink
Imperial
Brisbane, Queensland
473 posts
This sucks, I signed up for the beta about 4-6 months ago. I'd of hoped this would secure me some alpha/beta access, anyone know if they're giving away keys soon?
12:20pm 30/09/12 Permalink
Rdizz
Germany
2154 posts
yeah it seems to be a radeon issue at the moment, quite a few ati players have it.
06:02pm 30/09/12 Permalink
TiT
Brisbane, Queensland
5135 posts
yeah i got it too seems pretty cool
09:46pm 01/10/12 Permalink
E.T.
Queensland
4423 posts
Just gave it my first run. Its pretty cool. Great environments and sounds. I found the FOV command very usefull.
11:33pm 01/10/12 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
7602 posts
For anyone interested in jumping in, IGN have a code that is re-usable up to 10,000 times. The code is AlphaDog and can be redeemed at http://www.playhawken.com/enlist/
08:53am 02/10/12 Permalink
Imperial
Brisbane, Queensland
476 posts
F*****g Zing! Thanks Eorl!
02:40pm 02/10/12 Permalink
Midda
Brisbane, Queensland
8007 posts
I got the invite. I played through the tutorial level which was good, then I checked the server browser and saw that there are no servers in Australia. Haven't even bothered trying to play it, because the lag will undoubtedly be terrible.
02:41pm 02/10/12 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
7607 posts
I got the invite. I played through the tutorial level which was good, then I checked the server browser and saw that there are no servers in Australia. Haven't even bothered trying to play it, because the lag will undoubtedly be terrible.

Wasn't actually that bad when I played earlier today. It had a slight notice of lag on shots as a mech equipped with long range rifle, but overall just a tad bit of leading gets you your target. Overall its quite a fun game, and I can see quite some interesting game modes and maps in play.
03:03pm 02/10/12 Permalink
E.T.
Queensland
4424 posts
I was playing on a West Coast USA server with no lag at all last night.
10:59pm 02/10/12 Permalink
trog
AGN Admin
Brisbane, Queensland
36512 posts
Are there any Australian servers?

I met these guys at GDC this year and impressed upon them the importance of having Australian servers for us; I'm swapping some emails with them about it right now so looking for feedback from anyone playing about what it's like for us here.
I was playing on a West Coast USA server with no lag at all last night.
..this basically just says it's not a twitch based game then, if you can play on the US and there's no perceptible lag

edit: test
09:36am 03/10/12 Permalink
TiT
Brisbane, Queensland
5137 posts
There are no Aussie servers that i could find
10:15am 03/10/12 Permalink
Imperial
Brisbane, Queensland
477 posts
No aus servers that i can see. The ping doesnt seem to affect shots that much, but movement is a bit monged.
12:41pm 03/10/12 Permalink
Strik3r
Brisbane, Queensland
2115 posts
Movement definitely monged - very rubber bandy, and the shots are affected if you are playing against someone who uses a lot of dodges. You need to aim a tiny bit ahead.

Seems like a fun game, needs local servers.
10:05am 04/10/12 Permalink
demon
Brisbane, Queensland
6952 posts
the server i played on last night was very laggy :(
movement speed was all over the place... sometimes i could seem to dash fast, other times it was like it was thru mud or something. the hover seemed to suffer from lag too.. i'd jump up on top of a structure & start walking along the top then suddenly one foot would seem stuck on an edge & i'd get hammered before i knew what the problem was.

still, it was my first go at it & it was pretty fun & manic :p i had no idea what guns to use or what was better than what but i got hammered by other mechs with a 'flak cannon' so i guess it's pretty good?
10:21am 04/10/12 Permalink
TiT
Brisbane, Queensland
5139 posts
Played a couple of times now, one server was awesome no lag was little bit of ping difference but was fun, another server i went on was extremely laggy, i think its pretty server hungry
11:03am 04/10/12 Permalink
trog
AGN Admin
Brisbane, Queensland
36514 posts
Movement definitely monged - very rubber bandy, and the shots are affected if you are playing against someone who uses a lot of dodges. You need to aim a tiny bit ahead.

Seems like a fun game, needs local servers.
Please GET ON THEIR FORUMS or whatever and tell them that. Without that feedback they won't know there's a problem.
01:05pm 04/10/12 Permalink
Strik3r
Brisbane, Queensland
2116 posts
Please GET ON THEIR FORUMS or whatever and tell them that. Without that feedback they won't know there's a problem.


Yea, I already filled a beta survey and made specific mention of the need for local servers several times.
01:24pm 04/10/12 Permalink
demon
Brisbane, Queensland
6953 posts
^ same. they make ya do a survey after you fire up the alpha for the first time & i put lag & local servers in the 'needs improvement" sections.
01:28pm 04/10/12 Permalink
Rdizz
Germany
2156 posts
also remember you really need to set up your mech otherwise you will get dominated..
10:15pm 04/10/12 Permalink
E.T.
Queensland
4425 posts
Yea, I already filled a beta survey and made specific mention of the need for local servers several times.


same
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