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Hold on a sec, are any of you familiar with the Wii? Wii Sports, Wii Play, that sort of stuff. Look at the Person. He looks like a Mii.

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Amber.

 

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Whovian!

I'm from the 39 clues website!

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You're right @Amber it does look like a Mii.

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HELLO

 Call me Rashid of the turbulent wind

  I LOVE books and more books

   I LOVE cats

    I'm a Christian 

     A SUPER nerd

      "I don't believe in doing things the smart way, I believe in doing things the fast way." ~ My Dad

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I knew it! I knew I wasn't the only one who played the Wii! Oh, I should make a poll!

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Whovian!

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It looks like the tombquest characters to me

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 R E M E M B E R T H E L O S T 

 

*yEETS AWAY*

 

"I thought mascara was a fish"-Galaxian

"Make an insect AU and they're all fruit flies"- Ishmael

"Brussels sprouts are just delicious earth meatballs"-Becky

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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We've been quite busy these past few days and I haven't been able to spend as much time here on the forums as I'd like!

That pre-holiday CRUNCH!

 

Here are some screenshots of Keith goofing around while we were QA-testing today. (QA means "quality assurance" aka finding bugs and writing bug reports to send the developers.) 

 

I've been collecting a lot of fun gifs today, so will have more to share next week. 

 

Would you be interested in learning more about the game development QA process?

 

HB_keith

 

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Wings of Fire Book #12: The Hive Queen....it's out now!!

i like turtles

WoFMB: wingsoffire.scholastic.com/forums/topics/344922

 

SAMB: spiritanimals.scholastic.com/forums/topics/344060

 

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Cool

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That'll be interesting!

Will there be a Beta version?

I loved being a part of the TombQuest Beta.

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  Chai @^@

2010-2016 : 6 years as a Cahill

The Lord of the Books!

The Inventor of the Gavinometer!

King of the 39 Clues Fandom!

 

Horizoner, Greencloak, SQ, Madrigal, Amulet Keeper, Shadow House Special

Since the very start!

 

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My first thought: Is that a giant roll of toilet paper behind him? Even though I am sad when you leave, I'm also happy because I know you're working on this cool stuff :) And yes I would love to expand my knowledge by learnining about QA!!!

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Home is behind, the world ahead, and there are many paths to tread.

Through shadows to the edge of night, until the stars are all alight.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                         

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Brrr-cky B

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What we release first will be a beta version, we'll be making a ton of updates and additions to it. Some of those updates we already have planned, some of them will be based on your feedback and experiences. 

 

Alright, I'll make a post about our QA process! Maybe I can even get our Queen of QA to drop by for a guest post ^_^

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Wings of Fire Book #12: The Hive Queen....it's out now!!

i like turtles

WoFMB: wingsoffire.scholastic.com/forums/topics/344922

 

SAMB: spiritanimals.scholastic.com/forums/topics/344060

 

39 Clues: doublecross.scholastic.com/forums/topics/344061

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That sounds like fun

 

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what number would you rate the book shadow house .....  I would rate it ..... ... My boyfriend would rate it .. ..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hard to find out the awnser i need help . i 

Think we have to figure out a sentence or something

 

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what number would you rate the book shadow house .....  I would rate it ..... ... My boyfriend would rate it .. ..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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*Wipes eyes because of Australian heat.* Man, now my eyes are sweaty. I don't think that's normal. But I hope it will go wonderfully!

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Whovian!

I'm from the 39 clues website!

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I'm A Jehovah's Witness.

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Brrr-cky B

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So, you’re interested in learning more about QA huh? This is the first post in a series of posts about the Quality Assurance process. Basically, what we do to make sure the game is playable when we finally launch it! 


QA is the process of testing a game or application to make sure when it’s released it has as few bugs as possible.


This first post will be about manual QA. Future posts will get into automated QA, test cases, and more. I know some folks here have stated interest in coding and others may have made games before, or at least are interested in it, so we can get more technical if you're interested in that!


What is manual QA?

This is manually playing a game and running into bugs or issues yourself. Can you fall off any platforms into an endless void? When multiple players join a room, do they all look the same and do they all see the same things? When you buy an item, does it appear correctly in your inventory? A game should run as you expect it to, QA testing is making sure that's really the case.


Example of something terrifying we ran into recently, The Face-Chin Man:

 

HB_chinface

 

It can be exhausting sometimes. I remember when I was QA testing for the Spirit Animals game way back when, I spent hours running into invisible walls trying to find areas where I could break through all because I found one instance once where I ended up in a void.


Manual QA not only helps to find bugs, but also areas where the game’s design or UI (user interface) isn’t working as you expected. This is an area where automatic QA doesn’t really help. A QA tester might be playing the game and realize they always accidentally click on their character while trying to run, which brings up the “emotes” menu. Maybe the “Quit” button is placed really close to the “Save” button so you sometimes accidentally quit the game when you’re trying to save. These are not a “bugs” per se, but they are annoying and negatively affect the player's experience. A QA tester might play a game where the goal is to pick up a dog and carry it to a doghouse. They discover they can still dance emote while holding them which makes everything look nuts...


What is even happening here my dudes:

 HB_dogdance


One of the most important mindsets to have while manual QA testing is a desire to break games. It can be pretty fun thinking of all the crazy things players might do, though it’s impossible to think of everything. I worked on a game once where we tested for months and months, and in the first few days of launch someone had already discovered a small area of one specific map where their character could jump up and stand on an invisible platform in the corner.


We have to test on all the different browsers and mobile devices we expect our players to use. This is why when you submit a bug report to us, it’s really helpful if you tell us whether you’re playing on web or mobile, the browser (Firefox, Chrome, etc) or OS (Operating System: like Windows, Mac, Apple, Android) of your device, and even what version of iOS or Android it is. It helps us find the bug if we know that something is a global issue and affecting everyone, or affecting only certain users on a specific browser.


When you find a bug what do you do with it?


Well, you need to inform the developers since they’re the ones who can actually fix it! This means you have to “open a ticket” on some sort of bug tracking application. A “ticket” is simply a description of the bug, how game-breaking it is, what system/device you’re using, and steps to reproduce it. Sometimes it includes more information, like images, videos, what version of the game it affected, etc. The goal of a ticket is to make it as easy as possible for a developer to figure out the exact cause of a bug so we include as much information as possible.


Here’s an example ticket:

 HB_ticket


Reproducing a bug is often the most difficult part of QA testing. Figuring out the exact steps needed to reproduce it is a lot trickier than you’d think. It can feel like a putting the pieces of a puzzle together which is cool - when you successfully figure it out. When you can’t figure it out it’s one of the most frustrating things ever. For example, maybe a bug only happens if you have a certain item equipped or have just completed a specific action, like talking to an NPC. 

 

I hope this has given you a nice overview of the manual QA process! Stay tuned for future installments where we get more in-depth and technical about automated QA (and share more examples of the wonky bugs we’ve found in our game.) Plus, very soon I'll have a big announcement for you all that will answer many of your questions about what we're working on. Woo!

 

-Becky B & Queen Andrea (QA)

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i like turtles

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39 Clues: doublecross.scholastic.com/forums/topics/344061

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Wow!!

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Fiona/Elia/☆☆ ɆⱠɆ₵₮Ɽł₵ ʀǟɨռ ☆☆ (Call me any)

 

Local RP Person! 

 

I'a Hufflepuff

 

'Call me a schemer, call me a freak. How can you say that? I'm just... unique.' -Mal (Descendants)

 

 

I'm Rotten to the Core

 

 

 

 

 

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That. Is. AWESOMESAUCE!

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Amber. I am Amberdolphin1210! I am now a Janus!

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SO! COOL! Now I know even more  cool random knowledge! And why my computer acts wacky. Thank you!

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Bracha

 

Home is behind, the world ahead, and there are many paths to tread.

Through shadows to the edge of night, until the stars are all alight.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                         

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Brrr-cky B

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It is crunch time for us which is why I've been so silent lately - I still keep an eye on things, don't worry. I just can't be as active.

 

When we launch Home Base it will be a beta version. This means the game will rough in many way and we'll be making frequent updates to add content and fix bugs, in fact we already have a ton of updates planned for the weeks and months post-launch. You'll see a lot of "Coming Soon" signs scattered around the different areas at first. 

 

Most likely I'll end up telling you the launch date....the day we launch. Heh. Because of that, you'll really be the only ones out there that know about this game at the start even though it will be public. I'm sure as you play you'll have a lot of feedback, so I'll be making a dedicated thread just for bug reports and feature requests. We're building this world for you after all, we want your feedback.

 

Anyways, enjoy my hitting the avatar customization randomizer a bunch of times and also giving a thumbs up to a sloth. 

 

Here's to new adventures y'all!  

 

charcreator

 

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Wings of Fire Book #12: The Hive Queen....it's out now!!

i like turtles

WoFMB: wingsoffire.scholastic.com/forums/topics/344922

 

SAMB: spiritanimals.scholastic.com/forums/topics/344060

 

39 Clues: doublecross.scholastic.com/forums/topics/344061

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That's looks so cool!

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HELLO

 Call me Rashid of the turbulent wind

  I LOVE books and more books

   I LOVE cats

    I'm a Christian 

     A SUPER nerd

      "I don't believe in doing things the smart way, I believe in doing things the fast way." ~ My Dad

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Cool! That guy has wings! *gasp* Does that mean that of we add wings to our avatars, we'll be able to fly?

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Eagerly anticipating the launch!

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  Chai @^@

2010-2016 : 6 years as a Cahill

The Lord of the Books!

The Inventor of the Gavinometer!

King of the 39 Clues Fandom!

 

Horizoner, Greencloak, SQ, Madrigal, Amulet Keeper, Shadow House Special

Since the very start!

 

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butterflyamber887

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Oh my gosh this is so, so cool!!!! I can’t wait for it to come out and ooh we get a sneak peek! Everything is better when you knew about it first hehehe. Will we be able to have pets? Although that could get annoying, like Talking Tom/Angela lol.

Also, on SA, if you go on the map and you hit “merchant or “armory” then you get stuck along the way, in front of a table. ( I don’t know if you do Spirit Animals but you just thought you should know.)

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two questions, first is this 39 clues related (I know that this may seem stupid but from the looks of this new game it looks not all that related)

 

Second, Will this replace the arena 39 games (that are incomplete according to the medals because there are only 6 games but like 20 medals), vesper hunt, or will it be its own thing on this 39 clues website.

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my name is ruby 

 

team leader of team RWBY 

 

i have silver eyes

 

i am using this account because the original person left and I am different 

 

my favorite color is red

 

i carry a crescent rose

 

my boyfriend is chell

 

 

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I'm pretty sure this isn't going to replace Arena 39 or Vesper Hunt. And... the forums aren't all that 39c related either.

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Home is behind, the world ahead, and there are many paths to tread.

Through shadows to the edge of night, until the stars are all alight.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                         

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Brrr-cky B

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@Amber No flying around the worlds yet, but there is a fun little activity where you get to fly through the air regardless if you have wings or not!

 

@Bracha Yay I'm glad you're excited!! I've gotten a lot of questions about pets. We looked into having them and well, they're tricky. Here's a rough explanation of why. The game is multiplayer, and it turns out having a "thing" that follows you around and can be seen by everyone in the server without any issues is....not easy....to say the least. It requires building a whole new system in the game. So, the answer is: we're still brainstorming ways we could build them. We'd love to do it. But it won't be in the beta version.  

 

Thanks for the Spirit Animals bug! I know we want to update the Spirit Animals game with some bug fixes, so I'll be sure to let the devs know about this. 

 

@Ruby While it's not a dedicated 39 Clues game, there might be some familiar faces...... and there will be some new things.

 

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i like turtles

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SAMB: spiritanimals.scholastic.com/forums/topics/344060

 

39 Clues: doublecross.scholastic.com/forums/topics/344061

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Thanks so much for Home Base! I love how I'm in a t-shirt but it's snowing irl... What's with the random dude guarding the 39 clues place?

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