MMORPG.com Champions Online Reporter C.A. Thomas writes this look at what beta testes feel has changed from beta to today.
One of the interesting things to look at with the development of any game is if, and more importantly how, player feedback is used in the testing process between the beta and live versions of a game. Closed beta tests are probably the period when feedback has the greatest impact, as developers can still make drastic changes to the game's design without the risks involved after it launches. Recently on the official forums for Champions Online, a thread surfaced calling on Closed Beta veterans to weigh in on the current state of the game and compare it to the beta experience, and give their opinions on whether or not they feel the right changes were made.
First, we'll take a look at some of the key updates to Champions Online between beta and now, and then into what some of the things are that long-time players are still looking for in the game.