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Times have changed. Your expectations need to be updated accordingly. This isn't some big corporate studio nickle and diming you. It's a group of small indie developers trying to make something no one else is offering.bentrim said:They've said openly this will be very traditional game testing. People will be playing at specific times, testing specific things, and characters will not persist after launch.
If they were to do some sort of early access right before launch, that would be something different entirely. This is actually testing.
Read more at https://forums.mmorpg.com/discussion/470323/pre-alpha-starts-today#IpQHuisZZsX9tFz4.99 Honestly Dullahan, this is why game cos. charge for PA. Because people like you justify it." A FOOL AND HIS MONEY ARE SOON PARTED" This can NOT be any more accurate. Devs are getting 50 times the amount of money they used to get on FULL release, in PA. Cant blame them. But until people STOP being stupid with their funds, gaming cos. will continue to bleed them to death. And we will keep getting INFERIOR games in the process, and ABSOLUTELY NO GUARANTEE OF ANYTHING, GAME INCLUDED.
They've said openly this will be very traditional game testing. People will be playing at specific times, testing specific things, and characters will not persist after launch.Mendel said:Question:
Have there been any recent pre-launch testing periods where the test characters were actually removed upon release?
My impression is that entirely too many players are simply using the alpha, beta, whatever testing phase as an early launch, and the game companies are entirely okay with that. They are more worried about establishing their characters and getting them progressed than actually finding and reporting issues. Without a server wipe, is this really a test, or merely allowing paying players to romp around before the game is finished? What, if anything, will VR be doing to ensure that the testers are actually testing?
For the record, I hope that the people who have chosen to pay for this pre-alpha access are committed to testing, and not just playing the game early.