We're looking for volunteers to participate in a beta test of some new functions for the Aetherlight. Before everyone jumps on the "Me Me Me!" train, let me clarify what will be involved.
The testing will take place on an alternate server. Anything you achieve there will be reset at the end of the beta, meaning you don't get to keep any of it. It may in fact be reset at various points throughout the beta - so you shouldn't get attached to anything there.
The point of the beta testing is to find issues/problems with the beta and report them to us so we can fix them. To this end, we will need you to be filling out bug reports. We will be providing a new forum for this purpose, and instructions on how to fill out an appropriate bug report. To clarify, this doesn't have to be something obviously broken like a crash bug, it could be something subtle like - a quest being too hard or too easy, or a spelling mistake.
The beta testing will be taking place starting mid-December and running till January.
We don't have capacity for everyone to be a beta tester, so please don't be upset if you aren't chosen initially. We may also rotate the test groups periodically, so even if aren't in the first group, you may end up in one of the later groups.
Much of the stuff you'll be testing will be a work in progress, and may or may not be complete. It is also likely to change multiple times during the testing period. Some of the changes may even be a result of your feedback, or that of other testers. I'll post additional details in the next few days.
Thanks in advance to all participants and volunteers. Your help will make the Aetherlight better for everyone.