This topic is mainly a suggestion for Reloaded, regarding utilization of the OTW server.
Hearing that the engine upgrade will be worked upon after the ongoing PS4 soft launch, it may be a good idea to utilize the OTW server, giving it the engine upgrade when possible, so the stability of the engine upgrade of the PC version can be evaluated.
Having seen how the game runs on the consoles, I self am pretty sure that the larger part of the community will want a stable launch on the live servers. Therefor the OTW servers should serve its purpose, as a check of whether we won't be replacing or adding features which possibly break our already broken game. In the sense that we're talking about an engine upgrade, making sure it works will of course be a priority.
And lets not have the same case as the 2016 Christmas event, where the OTW version received an update and directly the day after the live servers get the event as well. At least give the OTW testers time to group up in the discord and pick a time to collectively test.
And please do take this serious because the entire game is hanging from a string. If you (Reloaded) are willing to take the game into a leap of faith by just throwing the new engine into the live servers and hoping it works, ask yourself what would happen if the game doesn't work out like you hoped. People have been waiting for years and years, and if you let them down like that, you can count on the few fingers you have how many people will still be spending money on your game.
Edited by Allie, 11 April 2017 - 04:46 AM.