36+ Hours – No Luck w/ Beta
July 2, 2010 15 Comments
Title speaks for itself, but I think it’s safe to say at this point in time that, no, I apparently did not make it into beta, at least not with this round of invites.
Quite unfortunate, and (to an extent) makes me lament the idea of random invites. It’s not that I begrudge those who were lucky enough to get in, by all means congratulations, but – without sounding too vain – I *know* I could have provided so much more and such higher quality feedback on DKs (and other aspects of the expansion) than the vast majority of people, and I think my work here and on EJ show that as well as anything can. What more could I do to show my willingness to test things out, contribute to the community and generally just try and make this a better game with better players, not that any of it at all has been done aimed at getting an invite? Are those not some of the most desirable qualities for a tester?
I’m not trying to come off as “your loss, Blizzard!”, as it’s just as much mine, but although getting a good-mix of people in is commendable (and obviously necessary for certain aspects of testing, particularly game performance), it still seems to me that there needs to be more than just randomly picking from people who submit their system reqs or those who are friends with a Blizzard employee.
But, what can you do. Perhaps the next wave.
At any rate, I’ll certainly be discussing Cataclysm topics as much as I otherwise would. Not being in beta doesn’t affect my ability to analyze numbers/mechanics and provide feedback; it simply means my analysis might be slightly delayed (as I can’t test some stuff first-hand on my own time) and that my analysis and feedback may never actually reach Blizzard’s ears (as I can’t post on the beta forums or submit feedback in-game). A shame, but life does gone on.
I just figured I would give everyone a heads up, in the interest of full disclosure.
Kinda sad, but nothing to do but soldier on and hope for better luck next time! Sulking doesn’t do any good ^^.