Unfortunately, both people who offered to host a main server for Olvand, haven't responded yet. Maybe they're out of town, maybe they're busy with other stuff, maybe they don't want to do it anymore, I don't know. However, because I think it would really help the alpha testing if somebody would host a server that's always online, I still want to see if I can find somebody.
What you do
Host a server that's always online, and is reachable by all other testers by typing 'testserver1' or something similar. All other testers know your server exists, and will probably use it if they're not playing with friends on a personal server. The first group of testers I'm going to invite consists of 35 people. I've read that about 40-60% of the invited people try it out, so there will about 17 people playing. My guess is that this translates to roughly 2-3 people online at the same time when it's evening in Europe or the States.
What you get
- Something in the game will be named after you.
- Access to Olvand within 24 hours.
- Faster and more efficient development of Olvand, because a main server will greatly facilitate playtesting. In other words: you get more and better Olvand sooner.
- Power and fame :P.
If you're interested, please let me know in the comments or in a personal message.