Sounds like someone signed up to be a beta tester without knowing what a beta tester's responsibilities are supposed to be.
"Herp derp, I'm playing the game early!"
I imagine that must burn all the more; knowing that people like me test the game while you got left out. Aw. I also imagine that you are the kind of sycophant that tattles on your coworkers to your boss, how close am I? If not, then you're just ****-hurt about not being selected, and you would not have this holier-than-thou attitude were you actually testing.
And don't kid yourself. I'm not trying to gloat, I'm aware of how random the selection process is, there's nothing to be prideful about. I'm also not trying to be mean; I'm simply sick of people (mostly on the official boards) with this disgusting fan-boy attitude towards their "duty to SE." Relax folks, we're testing a game, not a new heart surgery procedure.
People who TEST the game don't bother me. The people who waste TESTER spots by treating the beta like an early release are.
I'm not saying "give me their spot". I'm fine with not being in the test phase; I've tested other products. I'm saying give those wasted spots to someone who WILL actually TEST the product.
I don't care if that person is me or not. If I had come in here saying "I should take their place", I could see how that might make me a selfish sycophant. But seeing as how my gripe is not "Why am I not testing it?" but rather "If people aren't going to TEST it, then they shouldn't be in the beta TEST", then there's nothing sycophantic about it.
Expecting people to do the job they signed up for makes me neither a sycophant nor a fanboy. It just means I'm a consumer who expects a finished product that has been tested. Would you buy a game if the character designs were horrible because the designers wasted their time drawing pictures of penises in photoshop instead of character art? Same concept.
People (testers) were invited to test a game that doesn't work, find the things that don't work, report the things that don't work, and provide feedback so SE can make them work. They were not invited to play the game before everyone else and whine about how nothing works.
Again, I don't even care if I'm not the one testing it, I just expect the people testing it to TEST IT. Is your position really trying to state that it's SELFISH for me to expect people who AGREED TO TEST A PRODUCT to actually test that product?
For the record, if I -were- testing the game, yes, I still would expect the other testers to do their jobs. It's not holier than thou to expect people to do what they signed on agreeing to do. If I had a coworker who was hired to organize files and all he did all day was throw paper airplanes, you're **** right I'd inform the boss about it. Edited, Jul 16th 2010 3:44pm by Mikhalia