Aegis Kleais™, on 14 January 2012 - 11:33 AM, said:
Impressive Network (I get 20Mbps/3Mbps here) but I think it would be more beneficial for PGI to distribute the game onto a wide variety of PC hardware (if doing a closed Beta) This would allow them to get wider, varied feedback, but the people playing the Beta would need to realize that the purpose of the beta would primarily be to test out the code; so they need to be mindful of bugs, glitches, cheats, etc. to be reported back and cleaned before the final product goes live.
Just got it actually FiOS only started offering 35/35 a few months ago.. was on a 25/15 plan before that..
That said this is what I got as a test from Verizon local : 29.31 D / 24.95 UP and testing to Vancouver : 30.51 D / 7.94 UP
Anyway, as for people needing to realize the purpose of testing.. that is so true. Often in a Closed Alpha or Beta you get the guys bitc*ing because this or that doesnt work. That or they qued too long or they had problems logging in or staying properly coenncted, etc.... etc.. etc..
In Alpha and even Beta testing (especially closed) it should be understood to be what they are.. developmental testing. They are far from the final protect and you are there to not just have fun (although its great if you can have fun obviously) but also to break the code.. you WANT to cause the program to fail, you want to find hic-cups ESPECAILLY ones your can replicate.. thats how you find the problems before the game goes live to those that expect it to be perfect and bug free.
Over the years I have been in a number of closed Beta tests, and a few Alphas. It usually helped that I would have about the top of the line (for the day) hardware, the best available (at the time for the average user - I.E. ISDN but not a T1 or DSL when it came out but not a T3 line..) network partly because I am and was a geek, but also because I am a mechanical engineer and my CAD software needs to be top of the line to run the software and create the models I do..
That said I know I have NEVER been more excited to see a new game come out. Closest to being this excited for a new game was possibly ST:O and while OK was kind of a let down. Before that HL2, and before that probably MW4. I am probably far from unique in that aspect, especailly when it comes to hard core MW fans. From what I can tell we aren't your typical 10-28 year old gamers. We are the "First generation" gamers, the ones that cut our teeth on IP gaming on Quake and the like. We were PC gaming before the consoles even could consider to be competitive to the latest PC. Kind of comes with the territory since its been so long since a good MW game has been out there.
Edited by Chuckie, 15 January 2012 - 05:59 PM.