Kill the Open Beta links?

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So I was thinking about the Open Beta link and how it can be very confusing to newcomers. The average intelligence of some dude who signs up on the forums and immediately runs here to make some thread isn't exactly astounding. 90% they usually don't understand that the Open Beta link is from a build long ago and has little to no resemblance to the upcoming release.

Alot of people don't even look at the disclaimer next to the open beta link in the download's section, and I honestly think it gives people a bad impression of the mod that's to be released. It's buggy, has redundant features and there's no gameplay or even "testing" that can come out of it. I just have no clue why you'd have a link to an irrelevant, shitty game for no reason at all. It's just weird and something that has been bugging me. Derp.


Or just leave it up there, just throwing ideas out.


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I agree on deleting them links, the open beta is useless.
 

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Maybe not delete them, but make it clear that 1.2.3 is what you want to download.

Current Stable Release
ESF 1.2.3 Download Link

Past Releases
Open Beta releases and everything else
 

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Maybe not delete them, but make it clear that 1.2.3 is what you want to download.

Current Stable Release
ESF 1.2.3 Download Link

Past Releases
Open Beta releases and everything else
That totally makes more sense than my idea.

Do this.
 
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Current Stable Release
ESF 1.2.3 Download Link

Past Releases
Open Beta releases and everything else
I would also recommend this.
 

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I'm sure a lot of people would go to that page, but it should still be clearer on the main site.
 
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Now people are following my orders.... months ago back in 2012 i ask them if the ESF open beta link will be deleted and they said no it will not. Now Eon ask if its going to be deleted but Sub said no? it must be deleted man. We don't want people come-in and spam multiple topics, and ask about if the game is going to release or not. We cannot tolerate it, so that link needs to go. Except you guys have to save it on your USB hardrive to upload the game for them and give it to them
 

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Clarification makes more sense than my original idea.
 
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Add an unclickable link to ESF: Final with a text next to it saying "Coming Soon..." hahahahaha
You may or may not add the hahahaha part.
 

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Add an unclickable link to ESF: Final with a text next to it saying "Coming Soon..." hahahahaha
You may or may not add the hahahaha part.
I do like this idea, although I'd add one small modification...

Have a link that says "Download ESF-Final!" And it's just a renamed ESF Alpha.




Do it, Devs, if the mod isn't out by April 1st and you don't do this to troll the world I will be sad.
 
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I personally say we have them go through 3 or 4 links to download anything, and then the final link needs to be downloaded through a download manager that the page just so happens to endorse.

Or a very big "DOWNLOAD" button
 
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Add an unclickable link to ESF: Final with a text next to it saying "Coming Soon..." hahahahaha
You may or may not add the hahahaha part.
..but it would be kind of hilarious if you did. =)
 
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the open beta is not useless as many of you think it truly shows some new stuff as the buddy system with ginyu and its not that bugy i played it many times lan (due no one opens server) and i enjoy fighting against friends about the download link i cant complain its in Files section wich is certainly belongs there
 
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Maybe not delete them, but make it clear that 1.2.3 is what you want to download.

Current Stable Release
ESF 1.2.3 Download Link

Past Releases
Open Beta releases and everything else
I actually thought the downloads page used to say that, at least the part with the current stable release. Am I wrong or did a couple things get changed?
 
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Or else you'll show a video of an unfunny comedian with his racist stereotype puppet? okay.
He's funny to many people, there is no need speak out just because you're not one of them...

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He's funny to many people, there is no need speak out just because you're not one of them...

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