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    Pre-Release Streaming Weekend Event -- A18 edition

    Hey Survivalists,

    Alpha 18 is still in the works, but we are looking ahead at the impending experimental release. That said we are recruiting more qualifying streamers for early Alpha 18 streaming. We know that there are many streamers out there who have played our game for their audiences and who would love to be a part of the pre-release streaming weekend. There were several hopeful streamers who did not quite qualify for the A17 event who hopefully have been able to grow their audience and can join us this time for A18. There is a slight change to the qualifications so please pay close attention:

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications are now closed. If you have not already applied we hope you will for the Alpha 19 event in the future.

    Spoiler: 
    Here are the details:

    1. In order to qualify you must have as a minimum 5000 followers on Twitch and/or 5000 subscribers on YouTube and/or be a partnered Twitch streamer.

    2. You must record an announcement to your viewers on your channel that you will be showing early footage of A18. It can be its own video or part of one of your regular episodes. We don't have a firm date yet but you can just tell them it is going to be happening soon.

    3. You must send an email using your channel’s email address to [email protected] and put “A18 Early Streaming” in the subject title. In your email you must write a short explanation of why you want to stream A18 to your viewers and include a link to the announcement video you made.

    4. Once we have verified that you are a content creator that qualifies we will add your email to the group list that will be sent the activation code for Alpha 18 on the day that the event will begin.

    5. If you are already on the list because you qualified for A17 last time, you don't need to do anything except hype up your viewers. You are already qualified for the A18 event. If for some reason you don't want to be part of the event this time please let me know.

    Clarifications

    1) The announcement must be a video or a recorded clip from a stream that is posted on your channel. This is part of our verification that the video is really from the channel it claims to be from and it is also for marketing and hype.

    2) PLEASE have the link cued up to where you make the announcement if part of a larger episodic video.

    3) You must have the email you use to contact us posted on your channel.

    4) I want to emphasize that this is NOT a contest or a just a selection pool. If you have the numbers, you qualify. So go ahead and do the announcement and release it if you qualify.

    5) IMPORTANT: The activation code is simply a password to download the A18 update. It is not a steam key for the game. We are not giving the game away for free for this event. We actually want people who have played before and know what they're doing when they show A18. Get the game and play for a few weeks on A17 at the very least...


    Streaming FAQ

    Q: When is Alpha 18 coming out and when do the streamers get access to it.
    A: When its ready. Don't claim specific dates. Some streamers did this last time and it makes everyone look bad. We are shooting for end of August/ beginning of September provided all goes well but things sometimes will not go well. Whatever happens we will for sure avoid the weekend of Twitchcon but hopefully it will happen before that weekend anyway.


    Q: If I’m approved by TFP to stream Alpha 18 how do I get access.
    A: We plan to send out the access codes to the qualifying streamers on the Friday before the Monday (or Tuesday if necessary) that we will release A18-experimental allowing a full weekend prior to the public release.


    Q: What if I don’t have 5000 but I’m super loyal and really want to stream A18 early?
    A: We encourage you to do all you can to hype up and advertise your channel to get your followers/ subscriptions up to the minimum amount. If you don’t reach the goal for A18, we plan to do this again for A19 and we’ll welcome your participation for that event.

    Q: If I'm a partnered Twitch streamer can I still qualify if I have fewer than 5000 subscribers?
    A: Yes. That is the change this time for Twitch streamers.

    Q: Do you have to have a presence on both Youtube and Twitch? What if I use a different provider?
    A: You only have to have a presence on one site where we can go to your channel via your link and see your announcement as well as your viewership numbers. We chose followers on Twitch because that is the most easily publicly viewable measure. Same with subscribers on Youtube. If your alternate streaming/video publishing site has a measure of your viewership we will look at that.


    Q: What if I’m a well known personality, I was in the contest last time, and you know I qualify. Do I still have to do the enrollment video?
    A: No. You don't have to do anything since you are already on our list. We figure you will want to hype it up but you don't need to send a link to us to verify who you are.


    Q: If the game is good enough for streamers to show it, isn’t it good enough for players to play it?
    A: The version the streamers will be playing will be the same release candidate we plan for the whole community (who wish to test experimental). But we have found that releasing an experimental version on a Monday is much better for us to be able to respond quickly and effectively with hotfixes and get new builds out to you that play better. The whole team isn’t always available on the weekend to address showstoppers but on that Monday we’ll be ready. In the meantime, we hope you will post your feedback on what you see and help us catch things that might be simple to fix before the general release on Monday.


    Q: Why are streamers getting special treatment? Didn’t I pay for early access?
    A: All of our customers who have paid for early access are getting the early access that they paid for. At the same time we have to acknowledge that streamers provide a huge media benefit to the industry in today’s world. Being able to reach potentially hundreds of thousands of viewers over the weekend to get the word out that A18 is finally here is a powerful and amazing tool we wish to use. At the same time allowing the streamers to show early footage of an update is something of great value to us and them. We love all of our fans and we hope you all will love the A18 update when you get to play it, but hope you understand we are running a business. Plus, for those who enjoy this sort of media it is a great deal of fun that we wish to Pimp out to y'all.

    Q: Does this mean no gameplay footage from Madmole?
    A: Madmole met the 5000 qualifier a long time ago so he will be recording A18 preview videos as his time permits. His number one priority, however, is getting it into your hands as soon as possible.

    Q: What if I usually stream with a partner? Can my partner get access as well?
    A: Yes. We will allow qualifying streamers to include anyone they wish to join them in their stream. We want teams to be able to stream together and even want to allow channels to hold contests if they desire to let one or more of their viewers to join in. All those who receive access only have permission to have their gameplay shown on the qualifying streamer's channel. They cannot go and stream it themselves on their own channel.
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    Here is our list of streamers that will be participating in the A18 pre-release event.

    AzzaFortysix --> Australia, English
    JaWoodle --> Australia, English
    Patrol Gaming --> Australia, English

    Danu Thuata --> Austria, German

    Lhynns Gaming --> Belgium, French

    2HandGaming --> Bosnia, English

    O Abel Joga --> Brazil, Portuguese
    Josepher Survivor --> Brazil, Portuguese

    Brae Lynnx --> Canada, English
    GameEdged --> Canada, English
    Skippy0330 --> Canada, English
    Team Ryan --> Canada, English
    xSgtPepperx --> Canada, English

    J.C.'s Channel --> Chile, English

    El Gui Gui --> France, French
    JackPlay --> France, French
    Ludum Fabula --> France, French
    Staf_52 --> France, French

    Asrac_tv --> Germany, German
    Coyaletsplay --> Germany, German
    Edes Lets Plays --> Germany, German
    Gerrit --> Germany, German
    Mr Helm --> Germany, German
    RoLaBeKa --> Germany, German
    Strong Company --> Germany, German
    DerValiser (Formerly known as ValcryTV) --> Germany, German
    Zombyra --> Germany, German

    Games4kickz --> Ireland, English

    Gameplay Channel --> Italy, Italian

    iihito jyanai--> Japan, Japanese
    Isoroku --> Japan, Japanese
    Matthew --> Japan, Japanese
    Merci Games --> Japan, Japanese
    Rabi William --> Japan, Japanese
    Rokugen san --> Japan, Japanese
    ryo1 game --> Japan, Japanese
    Sesika --> Japan, Japanese
    TQQ 999 --> Japan, Japanese
    Urakage --> Japan, Japanese
    Yukkuri com san --> Japan, Japanese

    Squal --> Kasakhstan, Russian

    Kornelius Briedis --> Latvia, English

    Qb1Junkie ==> Mexico, English

    Shinydo --> Moldova, Russian

    Vechs --> New Zealand, English

    Lokbatch --> Norway, English
    SparkleGG --> Norway, English

    Kagaminium --> Poland, Polish
    MarekMoowi --> Poland, Polish
    Rizzer --> Poland, Polish
    Stalker --> Poland, Polish

    Cisternocefal --> Russia, Russian
    FoxMurderPlay --> Russia, Russian
    Kaktyc --> Russia, Russian
    Knock-Knock --> Russia, Russian
    Krabo Land Games --> Russia, Russian

    Reach Gaming --> South Africa, English
    Zaffa Geek --> South Africa, English

    Buck Ferndandez --> Spain, Spanish
    Krino Games --> Spain, Spanish
    JaviLeeYou --> Spain, Spanish
    Menos Trece --> Spain, Spanish
    Psiko 9000 --> Spain, Spanish
    R4pela Games --> Spain, Spanish

    Jonah Birch --> Sweden, English

    2G Review --> Thailand, Thai

    BoredGamer --> UK, English
    DatFailGamur --> UK, English
    DreadHeadEd --> UK, English
    FuzzyFreaks --> UK, English
    Grumbul --> UK, English
    H3dsh0t --> UK, English
    HixxyDubz --> UK, English
    Matrixis --> UK, English
    Reninsane --> UK, English
    Max Fox --> UK, English
    W92Baj --> UK, English

    Alex_D20 --> Ukraine, Ukrainian
    Fresh Games --> Ukraine, Russian
    Germanarih Games --> Ukraine, Russian
    Slavik Odessit --> Ukraine, Russian
    Survager --> Ukraine, Russian
    Teror2 --> Ukraine, Russian
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    Anthony_B1 --> USA West, English
    AviaryLaw --> USA East, English
    Ayreframer --> USA Central, English
    Bacon Creepy --> USA, English
    Banlish --> USA, English
    BeardedGuysGaming --> USA, English
    Blitzfire911 --> USA, English
    Capp00 --> USA Central, English
    Casketman20 --> USA Central, English
    Cbthagreat --> USA East, English
    Chiefy --> USA West, English
    Cuda87 --> USA, English
    dasMEHDI --> USA East, English
    DeamonMachine --> USA, English
    Descender --> USA, English
    Dragoness_ --> USA Central, English
    Flip_Switch --> USA West, English
    Galucia081 --> USA, English
    Game Society --> USA, English
    Glock9 --> USA, English
    Grand Spartan --> USA, English
    GunninGamerz --> USA, English
    Headwound --> USA West, English
    iJevin --> USA, English
    iluvatar_402 --> USA Central, English
    JadedzUzi --> USA Central, English
    Jermanfu --> USA East, English
    Justin Dion --> USA, English
    Kage848 --> USA, English
    kic Gaming --> USA West, English
    Kismet --> USA EAST, English
    KyleDempsterStudios --> USA, West
    LMG --> USA, English
    Loafy Molasses --> USA, English
    Midnight Designer --> USA East, English
    Mistermoose --> USA Central, English
    MistrFister --> USA, English
    Mountain Man --> USA West, English
    MyUsualMe --> USA East, English
    Orangesherbet --> USA West, English
    PapaNox --> USA East, English
    PartiallyRoyal --> USA, English
    ShadowFox --> USA, English
    Starsnipe --> USA Central, English
    SunBunnie888 --> USA East, English
    TacticalFriedRice (formerly AznElite123) --> USA, English
    TexCubSF --> USA West, English
    TomGirlGamer --> USA, English
    uss_sully --> USA, English
    xBCrafted --> USA Central, English
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    In Memoriam


    The following streamers passed away earlier this year. We give our condolences to their friends and families for their loss. We appreciate that our game was part of their creative endeavors during their life.

    Dianddra D
    Mgst Porkins
    Last edited by Roland; 08-05-2019 at 10:07 PM.

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    If the game is ready for streamers it's ready for us!

    /Runs away laughing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guppycur View Post
    If the game is ready for streamers it's ready for us!

    /Runs away laughing
    /trips Guppy.
    /buries him in rotten meat.

    It'll be interesting to see the streams that come from this. :-)

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    Very nice having the A17 early streamers automatically entered this time too!
    There should be a bunch more entering from Japan this time

    Guppy's so cute, lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guppycur View Post
    If the game is ready for streamers it's ready for us!

    /Runs away laughing
    PFFF

    A18 make me scream like a girl again

    Thx Roland

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    Yay, I'm still on the list.

    Can't wait to get my hands on A18. Thanks for all the hard work guys!

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    When Hype Trains go bad.

    https://youtu.be/zLf6pp5Tvk8?t=7

    Tom Cruise... is not smiling.
    My cat... is not smiling.
    But, for the streamers I watch... lets do this!
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    thanks for the info roland

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    So this time are you going to let all the streamers friends with no followers have access to A18 keys first as well?



    Quote Originally Posted by Roland View Post
    Q: What if I usually stream with a partner? Can my partner get access as well?
    A: Yes. We will allow qualifying streamers to include anyone they wish to join them in their stream. We want teams to be able to stream together and even want to allow channels to hold contests if they desire to let one or more of their viewers to join in. All those who receive access only have permission to have their gameplay shown on the qualifying streamer's channel. They cannot go and stream it themselves on their own channel.
    Last edited by Roland; 08-05-2019 at 09:52 PM. Reason: answering the question

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guppycur View Post
    If the game is ready for streamers it's ready for us!

    /Runs away laughing
    Lol, for A17 the sign-ups were announced almost 6 months before we got experimental!

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    This again, huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Odetta View Post
    Lol, for A17 the sign-ups were announced almost 6 months before we got experimental!
    Yeah, and if they decide to update the engine next week we may have a similar result as last time. (They won't)

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