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For the first time in testing, The Repopulation didn't quite keep pace with its normal biweekly update schedule for the test client. Why, you ask, were the developers being such lazy bums? Because of the holidays? Or was it because the game was busy launching on Steam as an early access title, thus...

January 5th 2015 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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The bad news is that if you had hoped to do nothing but strain the Pathfinder Online servers over your holiday, you were denied that option. The good news is that the test ended because the servers passed the stress test with flying colors, and that means it's time for the development team to move...

December 26th 2014 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Beta testing is like reviewing the first draft of a story. You read, offer suggestions, and then the writer gets a chance to make the story better for another draft. With WildStar's latest phase of testing at a conclusion, creative director Mike Donatelli sat down to explain some areas where WildSt...

August 7th 2013 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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The recent Final Fantasy XIV press event in San Francisco didn't just mean a chance to sit down and play the game amidst a lushly decorated room, although that was certainly on the agenda. It also meant a chance to ask director and producer Naoki Yoshida some questions about the game going forwar...

February 21st 2013 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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When I first got my hands on Neverwinter at PAX East 2012, I happily proclaimed it to be the game of the show. Unfortunately, even if I were eligible to test at the moment, I don't know if I would, simply because I know that anything I do now will be wiped before the game goes live. It's not a qu...

January 19th 2013 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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If you're testing an MMO, you're going to have to agree to an NDA, which is essentially a not-even-verbal contract between the tester and the company. As a tester, you agree to not talk about what you're seeing during the testing phase, and in turn the company decides to trust you enough that you...

December 15th 2012 at 8:00am 0 Comments