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Pang

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Aug 20th 2019, 20:34:55

Hi everyone!

I’m beyond excited to announce that as of this post, we are opening the public beta for the new Earth Empires gameplay experience!

Things are still in a semi-polished state but we’re eager to start getting feedback and seeing how some of our initial concepts are received by the community. This is an opt-in model and DOES NOT impact any of the existing work on http://www.earthempires.com but we hope everyone will start moving their play over to the new UI as we continue to near feature parity with our existing site. Here is the information you will need to get started!

Accessing the beta
You can access the beta at: https://alphaui.earthempires.com

Accounts
The UI (user interface) project uses REAL ACCOUNTS and REAL COUNTRIES. You can log in with your existing username/password or sign up for a new account if you don’t have one, however if you play multiple countries on the same server you will (as always) be picked up by our cheating detection tools.

Logging in with Google
We’ve enabled logging in with your Google account already for the beta. If you already have an account, log into it and visit the “Account preferences” page (User icon in the top right corner -> Preferences) and you can link your account to a Google account instead of needing to log in with a username/password. We’ll add some more options like Facebook when we get a chance.

Mobile vs desktop
The above link is designed to work for both desktop and mobile browsers. Give it a try on your phone and see what you think!

FFA console
This iteration is focused on the single-country playing experience so we haven’t had a chance to explore the FFA console. We’ll look at this in the future (both the API/functionality layer and just making it exist in the new UI)

Providing feedback
There is a button on the top bar called “Feedback” that will launch a Google form to collect your feedback, including screenshots or videos. Please keep the feedback constructive in nature. We’re especially looking for feedback on larger concepts and interactions. We’ll get more into nitty-gritty stuff later. We also have the New UI Project Feedback forum (https://www.earthempires.com/...m/new-ui-project-feedback) where you can have more in depth discussions on features, functionality, etc.
You can also join our #beta-discussion discord channel at: https://discord.gg/3JrEWmX

Possibility of bugs, missing or broken experiences
Because this is a beta, things may break or not work as designed so be careful if you’re playing a country you care about. If you’re worried about this, create a country on a server you don’t normally play on to test things out. Some features (like clan admin, standing orders, country search, etc) are not available yet as they are not complete. Any country abusing loopholes or bugs found on this UI will be subject to deletion and/or account bans.

So a big thanks to everyone who’s helped make this work possible — especially Jabroni1134 and Bug who have helped me move this work to the finish line since joining the team (not that we should be content with a beta being the finish line! :p).

I look forward seeing what everyone thinks and hope you’re all as excited as I am to modernize the game.

Thanks~!
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Edited By: Pang on Aug 20th 2019, 20:55:26
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allbymyself87

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Aug 21st 2019, 1:01:35

Where to report bugs?
Using the feedback link as well?

Pang

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Aug 21st 2019, 1:04:39

Yea, use the Feedback button on the top right of the UI
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Gerdler

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Aug 21st 2019, 1:06:51

I love it. Will do some real testing tomorrow to see if I can spot any bugs or potential improvements! :)

LittleItaly

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Aug 22nd 2019, 2:47:47

FYI, can play on alpha servers too... which I did. Submitted a couple forms last night.
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Gerdler

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Aug 22nd 2019, 3:05:32

Originally posted by LittleItaly:
FYI, can play on alpha servers too... which I did. Submitted a couple forms last night.

How? I was trying to do just that and failed.

Marshal

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Aug 22nd 2019, 19:31:29

I can't either get to AlphaFFA with new ui, just gives blank page and since not-ssl portal url gives loading text (didn't bother to wait to see how long that loading would take) I'd guess it has something to do with wonky ssl-cert since removing alphaui on url gets usual not trusted warning and can't even sign on http://alphaui.etc.

as for new ui it looks like its made for mobile.
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Jabroni1134

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Aug 22nd 2019, 19:53:29

Most people do not have access to the Alpha servers.

Gerdler

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Aug 22nd 2019, 20:24:55

Say what?

I have always been able to access alpha, alphaffa and the ai server since just a couple months after I started playing (as soon as I was made aware of their existance). That is on the old UI. I can still access them on the old UI but not on the new one.

Marshal

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Aug 22nd 2019, 20:25:23

alphaFFA and ai were supposed to be open for all.
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LadyGrizz boobies is fine

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Warster

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Aug 22nd 2019, 22:45:19

I believe access was restricted because of people not following rules, I could be wrong
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Gerdler

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Aug 22nd 2019, 22:52:52

Hmm, I direct players there all the time and no one has mentioned they were unable to get in there so far.

Warster

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Aug 22nd 2019, 22:55:12

I know a few who can't, but that could be because haven't ticked a box in options.

I personally don't use it much now, got sick of random people killing random countries
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Gerdler

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Aug 23rd 2019, 0:02:07

Well that happened to me once or twice too but I don't really get attached to my countries there. :)

Marshal

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Aug 23rd 2019, 19:28:02

I don't see any box to be ticked to be able to get access or reject access to alpha or ai.
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Galleri: Sadly pics of my boobies are on my ftp-folder.

LadyGrizz boobies is fine

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Pang

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Aug 23rd 2019, 23:47:24

it's an admin option to grant folks access to the servers. apparently there's a hole in the auth for them which needs patching.
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Warster

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Aug 24th 2019, 0:00:04

marshal in option there is a box to display the alpha servers, i don't know if that's just for people who have access or not
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Pang

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Aug 24th 2019, 0:18:53

Originally posted by Warster:
marshal in option there is a box to display the alpha servers, i don't know if that's just for people who have access or not


it is
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Marshal

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Aug 24th 2019, 9:45:06

well I must be looking at wrong place since can't see it but doesn't matter since I have access to alphaFFA etc.
Patience: Yep, I'm with ELK and Marshal.

ELKronos: Patty is more hairy.

Galleri: Sadly pics of my boobies are on my ftp-folder.

LadyGrizz boobies is fine

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qzjul

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Aug 25th 2019, 4:32:39

I approve this message! Seriously, good job Pang & jabroni & Bug & Requiem! Hopefully I'll get bots things going based on the additional API stuff they pushed through =D

Edited By: qzjul on Aug 25th 2019, 4:37:07
Finally did the signature thing.

llaar

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Sep 1st 2019, 16:19:47

Note that it doesn't seem to work to login when using IE Edge