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By on February 3, 2016 8:39:25 AM from Galactic Civilizations III Forums Galactic Civilizations III Forums

Seilore

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Okay just because we all love pushing buttons like the inpatient little kids we aren't  let's start a guessing pool.  No prize given just for fun.  My guess is Thursday, February 4, 2016 3PM EST...

Any other guesses?  Let's see who can be the closest without guessing past the time lol

Here are the times guessed so far?

Achronous  Wednesday, February 3, 2016 2-3 PM EST  (Past Sorry)

Avatar137  Wednesday, February 3, 2016 5 PM EST  (Past Sorry)

recrooks  Wednesday, February 3, 2016 6 PM EST  (Past Sorry)

  Thursday, February 4, 2016 3 PM EST (Past Sorry)

Larsenex  Thursday, February 4, 2016 3:01 PM EST (12:01 PM PST)  (Past Sorry)

BuckGodot  Thursday, February 4, 2016 6-7 PM EST  (Past Sorry)  

admiralWillyWilber  Friday, February 5, 2016 (Past Sorry)

mrblondini  Friday, February 5, 2016 7 AM EST (Past Sorry)

Franco fx Friday, February 5, 2016 9 AM EST (Past Sorry) 

CommanderBarzane  Friday, February 5, 2016 12 PM (assuming EST didn't specify) (Past Sorry)

peregrine23  Friday, February 5, 2016 1 PM EST (Past Sorry)

Krasmoth  Friday, February 5, 2016 2 PM EST (Past Sorry)

erischild  Friday, February 5, 2016 3 PM EST (Past Sorry)

jirkaesch  Friday, February 5, 2016 4 PM EST (Past Sorry)

Kurt_Blitzer  Friday, February 5, 2016 4:35 PM EST (10:35 PM CET) (Past Sorry)

scifi1950  Friday, February 4, 2016 10:10 PM EST (Past Sorry)

wizisi2k  Saturday, February 6, 2016 12 AM EST (WINNER!!!!)

Chibiabos  Sunday, February 7, 2016 7 AM EST  (Sorry Didn't win)

Go4Celerity  Monday, February 8, 2016 10 AM EST (Sorry Didn't win)

mystral21  Tuesday, February 9, 2016 4 PM EST (Sorry Didn't win)

The Sisko  Thursday, February 11, 2016 3 PM EST (Sorry Didn't win)

XWerewolfX  Monday, February 15, 2016 2 PM EST (Sorry Didn't win)

Twilightmaster3737  Thursday, February 18, 2016 (Not active need time.) (Sorry Didn't win)

Closed wizisi2k wins!!!  **Bragging Rights No Prize  If a founder you now should be able to play**

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February 3, 2016 9:07:17 AM from Galactic Civilizations III Forums Galactic Civilizations III Forums

Loathe to guess and doubleguess, but since it's for fun I will say today Wednesday 3rd. Around 7-8 GMT, (don't know what that is in American time and which one!!!)

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February 3, 2016 9:14:28 AM from Galactic Civilizations III Forums Galactic Civilizations III Forums

LOL Okay, Seilore, you sick pup , I'll bite. I'm guessing it will come out after the XCOM2 preload is announced/allowed, which I'm guessing will be 3pmEST (8pmGMT), therefore will be 5pm today. How's that logic for ya?

 

EDIT: Achronous, I was tabbed into the 2k site checking on pre-release info before posting and didn't see your guess first. So I'll add one minute to mine.

 

EDIT2: Well, I almost got the XCOM2 pre-load correct, it's downloading now for me, about 15-20 min. earlier than I predicted, but I still stand by my prediction of this beta's availability. Time will tell...

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February 3, 2016 9:52:37 AM from Galactic Civilizations III Forums Galactic Civilizations III Forums

Hah, let's say mine is 7-8pm yours 8-9pm

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February 3, 2016 10:54:19 AM from Galactic Civilizations III Forums Galactic Civilizations III Forums

Any clue how to get beta access? Just a matter of preordering ya think?

 

Cuz Like. I wants it. lol

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February 3, 2016 10:58:53 AM from Galactic Civilizations III Forums Galactic Civilizations III Forums

Beta access will be for the GalCiv 3 founders, as I understand it.

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February 3, 2016 11:51:56 AM from Galactic Civilizations III Forums Galactic Civilizations III Forums

We'll test and find horrible bugs - which hopefully get fixed before release

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February 3, 2016 12:47:03 PM from Galactic Civilizations III Forums Galactic Civilizations III Forums

3 PM Eastern is a good guess for a time.  I will take a pessimistic view and stake out 3:00 PM Eastern on Friday, Feb 5.  I will also hope I am way wrong.

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February 3, 2016 1:45:34 PM from Galactic Civilizations III Forums Galactic Civilizations III Forums

I am going to say 12:00 p.m. Friday the 5th.

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February 3, 2016 3:28:43 PM from Galactic Civilizations III Forums Galactic Civilizations III Forums

Updated post with current guesses good luck Achronous

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February 3, 2016 3:34:54 PM from Galactic Civilizations III Forums Galactic Civilizations III Forums

Quoting Seilore,

Updated post with current guesses good luck Achronous

 

You got my guess wrong. I said 5pmEST today, the 3rd. The 3pm part was for XCOM2 pre-download release.

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February 3, 2016 3:37:28 PM from Galactic Civilizations III Forums Galactic Civilizations III Forums

Quoting Avatar137,

You got my guess wrong. I said 5pmEST today, the 3rd. The 3pm part was for XCOM2 pre-download release.

Corrected

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February 3, 2016 3:55:42 PM from Galactic Civilizations III Forums Galactic Civilizations III Forums

Wednesday, February 3rd at 6 p.m. Eastern.

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February 3, 2016 4:02:51 PM from Galactic Civilizations III Forums Galactic Civilizations III Forums

I know this isnt the right forum, but I just dont get Xcom. I see it tagged on steam as turn-based strategy, but the videos look like 3rd person shooter to me. 

 

Anyway, at least I have one advantage over you founder guys....I KNOW when the release date for me is....

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February 3, 2016 4:32:08 PM from Galactic Civilizations III Forums Galactic Civilizations III Forums

XCOM seems to be turn based  tactics.  I don't see the strategic element.  To me, strategy incorporates heavy resources and logistics management including trying to reduce or cut off the enemy's resources and supply lines, versus tactics is moving and positioning units for optimal offense and defense.

 

And yeah, steve.  Yours is Feb. 18.  That gives us elite founders 14 days and change, reducing every day 'til we get our beta access keys, to find and report the bugs and the Stardockians to smite them.  Doesn't seem like a lot of lead time.

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February 3, 2016 4:36:37 PM from Galactic Civilizations III Forums Galactic Civilizations III Forums

Quoting Chibiabos,
And yeah, steve.  Yours is Feb. 18.  That gives us elite founders 14 days and change, reducing every day 'til we get our beta access keys, to find and report the bugs and the Stardockians to smite them.  Doesn't seem like a lot of lead time.

 

Hopefully that means they are confident that there will be very few to find... Hey, I'm an optimist!

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February 3, 2016 4:44:17 PM from Galactic Civilizations III Forums Galactic Civilizations III Forums

Heh.  Unfortunately they were humbled several years back by WoM.  I think that was kind of a hard lesson.  The farther we go, the more lines of code goes into each game and the more likely bugs will manifest.  Its no longer a matter of whether there will be bugs, but how many and at what severity levels.

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February 3, 2016 4:54:50 PM from Galactic Civilizations III Forums Galactic Civilizations III Forums

Quoting Seilore,

Updated post with current guesses good luck Achronous

 

I am already out. If it's Thursday now, then it's by no stretch of the imagination "early next week", even if you count the week to be until Sunday!

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February 3, 2016 4:56:23 PM from Galactic Civilizations III Forums Galactic Civilizations III Forums

Quoting Achronous,
I am already out. If it's Thursday now, then it's by no stretch of the imagination "early next week", even if you count the week to be until Sunday!

Yeah, my guess is about to be rendered null and void... I guess Brad is also an optimist!

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February 3, 2016 5:20:00 PM from Galactic Civilizations III Forums Galactic Civilizations III Forums

you guys....  you're doing it wrong.

 

 

Brad reads these forums.   He's totally pulling a J RR on us and is like...  let them stew while I take my time.

 

we need to pretend that we don't care or have better things to do.

 

THEN he will release it.

 

 

 

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February 3, 2016 5:24:53 PM from Galactic Civilizations III Forums Galactic Civilizations III Forums

Then that's me not caring: 

 

 

[in the meantimes, goes to read the new journal post!]

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February 3, 2016 6:37:21 PM from Galactic Civilizations III Forums Galactic Civilizations III Forums

Quoting stevezar,

I know this isnt the right forum, but I just dont get Xcom. I see it tagged on steam as turn-based strategy, but the videos look like 3rd person shooter to me. 

 

Anyway, at least I have one advantage over you founder guys....I KNOW when the release date for me is....

XCOM: Enemy Within was primarily a turn-based squad tactics game with a fairly thin strategic layer. The strategy was primarily composed of ordering research, base construction, and choosing where to send your satellites and fighters. It wasn't extremely deep, but it was still pretty fun and had a significant impact on the tactical battles. From what I've seen and read, the strategic layer in XCOM 2 has been significantly beefed up, but the tactical battles are still the star of the show. Turn-based strategy is not really a great description, since the strategic layer is not turn-based; but there is strategy and there is turn-based combat, and I it probably appeals more to the turn-based strategy crowd than to the real-time strategy crowd. I think it is just a case of there not being a convenient genre tag that fits it exactly, so turn-based strategy is the best fit, if not a perfect description.

Also, my guess if Friday the 5th.

EDIT: 1pm EST

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February 3, 2016 6:48:12 PM from Galactic Civilizations III Forums Galactic Civilizations III Forums

Quoting Taslios,

you guys....  you're doing it wrong.

 

 

Brad reads these forums.   He's totally pulling a J RR on us and is like...  let them stew while I take my time.

 

we need to pretend that we don't care or have better things to do.

 

THEN he will release it.

 

 

 

I've been thinking the same thing.  

Personally I'm betting on:  27 hours after the last post is made in this thread.

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February 3, 2016 6:48:23 PM from Galactic Civilizations III Forums Galactic Civilizations III Forums

Quoting peregrine23,

Also, my guess if Friday the 5th.

What time?

 

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February 3, 2016 7:01:01 PM from Galactic Civilizations III Forums Galactic Civilizations III Forums

I just tested the Founder candidate.

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February 3, 2016 7:04:10 PM from Galactic Civilizations III Forums Galactic Civilizations III Forums

Quoting Frogboy,

I just tested the Founder candidate.

Nice tease  

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