Questions about the Release

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Questions about the Release

Post by Excited in Texas » Thu Dec 29, 2011 4:18 am

This is mostly for the devs to answer, but I figured the info would be relevant to everyone's interests.

1) How will KS be initially released?
-- As in, will there be mirrors (MF, MU, RS.etc), a DDL link on KS servers, torrents, etc.
-- I understand that other sources will likely spring up quickly, but I'm just curious about whether we need to be concerned about fakes and overloaded servers and the like.

2) How large (roughly) will the full installer for the game be?
-- I ask because I am on a severely limited bandwidth, and would like to ensure that I have enough in the coming weeks to grab KS as soon as it releases. If I do not pre-allocate said bandwidth, I'll end up having to wait until the 15th to download it (something I really don't want to do).

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Questions about the Release

Post by Guest Poster » Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:04 am

The game itself will be around 500 MB.

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Re: Questions about the Release

Post by Suriko » Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:05 am

1. KS has arranged with a number of cool people to have external direct download file hosting. We won't be using Megaupload, Rapidshare, or other file-sharing services to host it. Additionally, we'll have torrents available for the game.

2. We're looking at roughly 500mb.

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Re: Questions about the Release

Post by me8998 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:59 am

I have another question, when in the day is it being released?

If it wasn't clear, I mean the time of day on the 4th.
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Re: Questions about the Release

Post by Madforshizune » Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:28 am

January 4th as it's stated in the blog, though the actual time is another question entirely.

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Re: Questions about the Release

Post by Mirage_GSM » Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:44 am

The exact time and timezone has been intentionally not revealed to prevent overloading the servers in the first few minutes or something like that...
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Re: Questions about the Release

Post by Some anon » Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:14 am

Mirage_GSM wrote:The exact time and timezone has been intentionally not revealed to prevent overloading the servers in the first few minutes or something like that...
Like that will stop us from overloading the servers anyway...

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Re: Questions about the Release

Post by Misterbadguy » Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:45 pm

I think the closest estimation was a mention that it might be out by January 4th with respect to GMT. Again, it's a wise decision to not give an exact time, you often see timed releases ending up with server crashes.
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Re: Questions about the Release

Post by madformisha » Sat Dec 31, 2011 11:16 am

The flip side of the coin is it'll keep the servers over loaded for longer due to people constantly refreshing to see if the release has been put up yet.

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Re: Questions about the Release

Post by dragonfi » Sat Dec 31, 2011 12:12 pm

madformisha wrote:The flip side of the coin is it'll keep the servers over loaded for longer due to people constantly refreshing to see if the release has been put up yet.
It is pureley hipothetical, but signing up for a newsletter that will send the torrent files attached to the e-mail could alleviate it to a degree.

1. No need to constantly refresh homepage.
2. Server is not overloaded, not even with the (comparativeley lightweight) torrent file downloads.

Of course, the initial seeders and the trackers might find themselves overloaded initially...

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Re: Questions about the Release

Post by Madformisha » Sat Dec 31, 2011 1:17 pm

True that would work but would be a pain in the read end for the dev's to implement at such a late stage I'd think, so we'll just have to wait and see how the site copes on the 4th.

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Re: Questions about the Release

Post by Fishpick » Sat Dec 31, 2011 3:26 pm

I'll just be checking it twice. Once when I get off work on the 3rd (Which is technically the 4th, since I work until 3am.) And then when I get home on the 4th (Which is technically the 5th, so it'll definitely be up then.) I don't see the need to constantly refresh the page. Just check a few times throughout the day.

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Re: Questions about the Release

Post by Erybis » Sat Dec 31, 2011 4:23 pm

madformisha wrote:The flip side of the coin is it'll keep the servers over loaded for longer due to people constantly refreshing to see if the release has been put up yet.
Are you kidding? I'll be F5ing this sucker the whole day. I have NOTHING to do on the fourth except to get stoned and watch Wilfred.

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Re: Questions about the Release

Post by Bringerof_D » Sun Jan 01, 2012 12:56 pm

Madforshizune wrote:January 4th as it's stated in the blog, though the actual time is another question entirely.
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Re: Questions about the Release

Post by Madformisha » Sun Jan 01, 2012 2:49 pm

They held back as it's the anniversary of the initial sticky post that started all this on /a/, so they're doing it for sentimental reasons.

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