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Corey outlines how to become a tester for 2.1. Testers will be chosen by July 1st.

Posted by .Corey. on Jun 16th, 2013

Alright, so the beta for 2.1 is fast approaching, and we're about to start picking beta testers. For your edification, here's how we go about choosing testers, and how the beta process works.

As we've said many times, the closed beta is not an opportunity to just get and play the mod early. Because of the limited size of the development team, and the large scope of the mod, beta testing requires a serious time commitment and a willingness to wade through hours of playing and replaying the same situations to provide useful feedback and data we can use to fix bugs, balance issues, and anything else that comes up.

As a result of this, we only pick testers out of our active community. This isn't because we think other people can't do it, it's just that we have limited slots so we have to choose people who we know are invested in making the mod as good as possible, and are willing to suffer through the repetition for it.

So, if you have fewer than five posts and apply because it "could be fun" there's basically no chance we'll pick you. The best way to get picked is to post bugs from existing versions, post suggestions, and get involved in discussing it. That's really the only way we know people are dedicated enough. Otherwise, just wait for the final release; it'll be a lot more stable, and you can have all the fun you want to by playing normally without us telling you when/how/what to play.

For those who still want to do it and haven't signed up for consideration yet, the thread can be found here. If you're primarily active on another site (ModDB, Facebook) I can think of some people we'd be happy to have, but you do need to have a forum account to do this, since we organize the distribution and reports in a subforum.

We will be choosing the 15-20 2.1 beta testers by July 1st, 2013.


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EclipseStardestroyer Jun 16 2013 says:

"For your edufication" LMAO! Nice.

Unfortunately, as much as I want to test the mod, real life once again gets in the way. Hope all the beta testing goes well though.

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Afro-yoda-ninja Jun 22 2013 replied:

Tell me about it... :(

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Plejadenwolf Jun 16 2013 says:

I wish you luck in finding some dedicated and talented people for beta testing. What you've done so far looks great and I'm sure you will master this critical phase with ease!

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p*a*t*t*o*n Jun 16 2013 says:

"for your edification"
I'm not sure, but I think that's a Psych reference...

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Agent_John Jun 16 2013 says:

I may not be as active on the forums but i am sure as hell active on ModDB and many other things. I'll try to keep up as best as i can!

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MrPerson Jun 17 2013 says:

I would like to test, but i like to play other games and real life stuff gets in the way sometimes. i also just might forget to report bugs sometimes.....

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kucsidave Jun 29 2013 says:

I want to test too
I playd more time in this game than anything else.
If youwould be so kind to give me a place i would write a full report of the game from the smallest bugs to the bigests(however I think there shall not be any)

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Enceladus Jun 30 2013 replied:

The signup thread for the beta is in the link in that news post. It is not in this comment section.

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