NOTE: I did not apply for beta, nor did I try, and with good reason.
1. What to do now?
A) Play a complete game? go outside? Actually explore the gaming mechanics? Send feedback to SE's support page(assuming there is one and that people use it)? Quit thinking Beta is the definition of a game being even close to or over 50% complete?
2. Where are all the weaker mobs?
A) I wonder, have you tried looking for them? Remember what SE stated, Zones will be about the size of the Regions you find in FFXI. So lvl 0-12 mobs or lvl 13-23 mobs will not be seperated by zones. It's been a while so I don't know where to find it, But SE also stated that mob placements are not completely set in stone. Also remembers, the servers are not filled to there max or near max with others players, so why would they fill a "Small" portion of the zone with 30-50(exaggerated) or so mobs for 1 person to kill/train?
3. Why does no one party?
A) Because everyone is too busy looking for weaker mobs?
4. I've run out of things to do, now what?
A) Congratulations! You have completed less than 5% of a game that's not even retail ready! Again, Congratulations!
5. Why is there so much lag? Why are there so many glitches? Why are there so many Errors?
A) Why? Why? Why do people keep forgetting Beta is another definition for "Product Testing?"
6. Why is there no AH?
A) .... It's Beta.... A beta which is pretty much almost over.... Yours armor, All your Gil, stats, everything you have on your character and/or account will be gone. What good will an AH do you at this point until Retail? I'm Sure SE has something planned for release or shortly after.
This is why I avoid playing a game that is in Beta Testing phase. I'm afraid that if I did, I would forget(like many have done) that Beta Testing is not(or no where near close to) a complete game. That all the content I would expect to be there is not there. I will read about, browse YouTube for a glimpse at Gameplay, or the starting zones where I can give birth to my character. However, I refuse to be a beta tester, as if you haven't noticed, the complaints beta testers compile onto forums tend to dilute the flavor of an unreleased games, more-so to those who have no MMO experience or plan to start fresh in a new type of MMO.
Ok, so the System mechanics seem clunky, or there is lag, not with gameplay, but with the mouse or menus. If memory serves me right, SE has a beta feedback forum/email/comment box for just this. Well something used to get info on broken mechanics so they can fix it or improve on it. So why are all the tips/complaints/notification going to places where SE is less likely to look first.
I'm sorry if people take offense or flame me for posting this, but I would like to see more positive posts than negative posts from people who try to do everything when it's most likely not even close to 20% of everything that can, and will be in retail.
Crosses fingers for playable Male Miqote at release that SE keeps us in the dark about... What? I can dream! ;-p
Sorry if this is an inconvenience to anyone. It's 3AM, I'm going to bed! =)
Edited, Sep 6th 2010 3:27am by Demonadrastos
Edited, Sep 6th 2010 3:28am by Demonadrastos