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Beta Testing

Posted by Rajai Monday February 4 2008 at 3:32AM
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Sure they may be a free way to test out an upcoming game, sure they may seem like such an incentive to spend hours a day playing. Surely they may seem like a once in a lifetime opportunity but I must ask... why?
Beta testing is a company's way of luring in free labour to make bug reports and help the developers get rid of anything imperfect about the game...
most people just want to check the game out for themselves and see what the gameplay is like.. I'm sure very few people who beta test a game really want to do the work of a video game tester.. those kinds of people get paid minimum wage to work 17 hours a day.
But at least those kinds of people make money and have opportunities for advancement.
What kinds of incentives do beta testers get? aside from a sneak preview?
We get our characters wiped, we get our sometimes dozens of hours lost, and they get a marketable game.
They make money.

So.. ... ...
How about some incentives?
Maybe in some cases a free lifetime account?
How about some Ncash?
5 dollars?
Cmon the time I've spent beta testing your crappy game must be worth at LEAST five dollars?
five dollars worth of Ncash?
So my reward is your silent gratitude?

I'll have to pass.