Over the past few weeks there has been a lot of confusion. Most of it being my fault for not communicating clearly. I have therefore read trough the last few hundred comments and answered the most asked here.
Q: What is the difference between Beta and PRO?
A: The beta program at http://beta.everybodyedits.com is where I test out new features. During testing there is a very real chance that things won’t work as you expect. For instance while testing the chat I will have to temporarily split the backend such that people playing on beta.everybodyedits.com and people playing anywhere else won’t be able to see each other.
I do however realize that most of you would like to be able to play with your none Beta friends in this period. To allow for this use case, beta players signing into the game outside of beta.everybodyedits.com gets PRO access which allows them to use the Beta smilies / bricks outside of the actual Beta.
Q: Will everybody be able to use the Beta smilies / Bricks in the future?
A: No, the beta smilies and bricks will only ever be awarded to beta members. Beta members get those smilies and bricks as a reward for supporting the game!
Q: Will everybody be able to save levels in the future?
A: Yes, I am working on a system that will allow everybody to save their levels. But as most Beta members know there are still issues with the system. I basically do not want to release a system where you can’t clear your level or restore from last save point.
Q: Will everybody get chat?
A: Yep, but as with saved levels Beta members will have a chance to try it out first while I still polish the edges of the system.
Q: What are EE Coins?
A: EE Coins was a really bad name on my part. A lot of users apparently confused them with the in game gold coins, something I can totally understand in retrospect. I have therefore just renamed EE Coins to Gems to ensure such confusion does not happen in the future.
Q: Why does Beta cost money?
A: Running Everybody Edits cost a fair amount of money. Luckily there is a lot of great users out there who are willing to support the game by buying Beta access. As a reward they get extra Smilies, Bricks and gets to play with the new features before everybody else. I do not think this is unfair in any way.