Bad news for those eagerly awaiting Camelot Unchained’s alpha: The team has run into a few snags that have prompted a much-dreaded delay. The upside? There will be compensation for those affected.
Mark Jacobs says that the team worked all day up to the alpha deadline to try to fix a crashing bug and database issue but couldn’t get it sorted out before the test was scheduled to start. “‘Faking it’ or simply extending our deadline by a few days is, quite frankly, unacceptable to us,” he posted to the community. “Thus, we are going to delay alpha while we track down the one major crashing issue and the new database issue.”
Jacobs said that compensation will be incoming per the game’s “alpha guarantee” and that a new alpha date will be announced within a few days. He even indicated that a further bonus might be incoming if the delay lasts for a while: “What I can say is that if we think the delay will be more than a week, well, we have something to show our alpha folks that will take some of the sting out of it.”[Source: Camelot Unchained. Thanks to Grimjakk for the tip!]