USonuMabeaCh#6659 posted (#post-3460)
I have been a closed beta tester, under NDA, for Dark Age of Camelot's last two expansions, and I was also a beta tester for the USI mod for BF2 which had no NDA but the beta wasn't opened, we had a small team of testers, I also did closed beta for W.A.R. without an NDA, it was simply bug-finding at that stage.
That said, both your #1 and #2 are completely false. A CLOSED beta is PURELY for testing, what would be the point otherwise? If you are participating in a closed beta, and you are not reporting bugs, you are wasting the dev's time, period.
And as the other guy stated, there are several cases where a closed beta is not under an NDA, if YOU were a beta tester, you should know this. Thanks for the asinine attempt at being the self-appointed forum sheriff/noob wrangler though, it was worth a couple of laughs.
/sigh/ You're completely missing the point. A beta is for testing indeed, I wanted to point out that 80% of the players play the game instead of test it, resulting in no bug reports, though they still call themselves testers. And once more, I was speaking out of experience of the beta tests I did regarding streaming, of which pretty much none allowed it to.
Glad to make you laugh, although I wasn't trying to offend you. In my opinion you could have been way nicer in your response instead of feeling irritated and acting in such manner.
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