With the start of the Closed Beta Phase 3 we reach another checkpoint which cannot be forgotten to make sure we have a smooth Open Beta and later on release launch:
To test the server structures to their very core we will try to "burden" the servers as hard as possible.
What this means you can read here in detail (all times being German Time, GMT +1):
10.27.08 (Mo): Realmwide Wipe of all characters
This is required to ensure a perfect testing from zero (0) with no data waste.
10.30.08 (Thur): 12:00 Stresstest 1 - server down
10.30.08 (Thur): 20:00 - server up, begin of Stresstest 1
10.31.08 (Thur): around 3:00 GMT +1 end of Stresstest 1
The servers will be taken down and data will be used to configurate the next steps.
11.01.08 (Sat): Stresstest 2
This one is being split into a few little phases to react accordingly.
12:00 until 14:00
16:00 until 18:00
20:00 until 24:00
11.02.08 (Sun): Eventuelly wipe of characters around 11:00h This depends on the evaluation of data and the end of the Stresstests 2.
As you can see we're getting closer to the start of the Open Beta and the release!
For those of you that participate in the Stresstests we enabled a special section on the forums.
Everyone who participates can and should use that section to give us feedback and talk to eah other during the downtimes.
And to ensure that no one of you is being bored to death during the downtimes of the servers, we enabled some games on the forums!