I'm wondering something about the reaction to the future beta testing - that is, why so many are so eager to get into it? From what I understand of beta testing, the purpose is to put the game out there to be played.. So errors, glitches, and issues can be worked out before the official launch.. As well as field other recommendations and generate interest in the game.
I can only speak for myself, but.. I won't have much desire to play an unfinished/unpolished game for a short period of time - where everything I do, I'll have to redo not too long in the future when I play it for real. When I do play the real thing, I'd want the experiance to be new, not a series groundhog day moments.
Of course it is an important part of getting an online game up and running, and I'm not being critical of those who are dead set on the beta rush.. But I'm just curious, if there are any who share my outlook on it. I ask because while I've seen a ton of people anxious to jump into the beta, I haven't heard anyone say they were going to wait for the real thing. Granted, I realize that goes with the territory - it would be logical that those who don't care about playing the beta wouldn't frequent threads about it in relation to those who do. Still, just curious of any opinions on this.