After we announced the Diary Study last week, we not only received very positive feedback from all of you, but also some additional questions.
Not all of them were covered by our initial FAQ, so, to answer these questions and provide you with some additional details, we have set up another Q&A list for you.
If there are any more questions, feel free to leave them in the comments below this article.
I have not yet received any reply to my application. How do I know I was picked?
Due to the number of applicants we’re not able to reply to all individual e-mails. Everyone chosen for this playtest will instead receive a separate invitation e-mail. If you have not received an invited by 25. November, we have not picked you for this playtest.
Will there be additional playtests in the future?
Yes. We plan to have additional playtests with different scopes in the future.
Do I need a permanent internet connection to participate in the diary study?
In order to download and play the game via Uplay PC you will need a constant internet connection.
Can you share the exact date with me so I can plan accordingly?
At the moment the diary study is scheduled to take place from 2. December until 8. December. While the minimum playtime per day is 1 hour, you can freely decide at what time of the day you want to play during.
Can you share some details about the test itself?
While we already had multiple tests via our Ubisoft Research Lab, we also wanted to involve our most loyal fans from our community platform “The Settlers Alliance”. Our goal is to learn more about the game’s initial onboarding experience – how it feels in the beginning – your opinion on the user interface and your interaction with the game world.
Can you share any details about system requirements?
While we cannot share any specific details about the system requirements at this point, we recommend using Windows 10 with the latest updates installed. The game is not compatible with MacOS or Linux systems.
Until what date can I apply for the diary study?
You have until 24. November 11:59pm UTC+1 to apply for the diary study. After this date we will not take any additional applications in consideration.
In which language do I have to write my daily feedback reports?
While the version of the game for the playtest is in English only, you can write your daily reports (diary) in either English or German. If you cannot provide your feedback in either of these two languages, we’re unfortunately unable to consider you for this specific playtest.