Good Afternoon CU family!
I think we are at a point in game development, where enough elements exists within the world, that a test server is necessary to test all major patches prior to live deployment. It is imperative, that we treat the CU ecosystem, with as much care as possible during its infancy. A major patch, in the wrong direction, can have major consequences on our already delicate player base.
This test server would allow for both the team, and the community (if public testing is enabled), to properly vet out game changes, and provide feedback, before live meta changes go into effect.
This also gives the community the ability, to plan there current actions, based on future patches that are live on the test server, and have a good chance of moving to live. I feel like this would help make major changes transition easier, as it wont be as much of a shock to the system.
This would require a significant number of resources, as a second copy of the game server would need to be hosted and maintained. Perhaps this is a server that is only turned on, during active patch testing/deployment/feedback stages, as to reduce ongoing costs to the CU team.
- We want more details on a test server!
- We like updates going live without testing