Posted Thu, Jan 23, 2014 by Martuk
Goblinworks’ Ryan Dancey served up his latest milestone update for Pathfinder Online this week and it had some tasty news for fans. The team managed to complete all of their goals for Q4 2013, which ended this past Monday and was capped off with a play session on Wednesday. The devs will be refining the content this week for another play test session with Paizo on Friday.
So what was completed? Here’s the list from Goblinworks itself.
Dancy notes that “some of the moving pieces still have to fit together”, but the team managed to meet the experience goals that they levied on themselves. Class stats were crafted by hand and currently have appropriate weapons, animations, and visuals.
So what about that alpha? The short version is that if all goes well it should be getting underway in April. Barring that, the target is sometime in Q2 2014.
“The question that everyone is asking is "when will Alpha testing begin?" Our answer is early in the 2nd quarter of 2014! The next quarter's milestone is targeted at getting us ready to begin Alpha testing and we expect that we will start that test in April. Right now we do not have firm dates or a process for how players will get access to the Alpha or how our Kickstarter backers who paid for Alpha access will be prioritized into the testing—those are all questions we'll answer in the first quarter as we determine critical system features like how much load we can put on the servers and what kinds of system requirements we need for testers, etc. We feel very confident right now in our processes and procedures.”
Source: Pathfinder Blog