Project – Community beta review
With all of the betas behind us, only one major event remains. Release. However, we will not forget the memories we made while testing the game. At the end of a beta I usually poll my guild and type up a feedback report on our collective experience of that event. However, now that all of the beta weekends are done, I believe they deserve a review as a whole. Instead of just asking the guild, I want to open up the feedback to the rest of the community as well.
With your help I will be writing a community beta review. No, it will not include a number rating, grade or anything like that. However, it should provide plenty of insight into our beta experience. A useful resource for those who either missed the betas, or are still undecided on buying the game until they hear what people think of it so far. This way they do not need to spend a lot of time browsing through the forums to find our opinions.
Participation is simple. Just answer one or more of the questions below. Please elaborate on your answers. This is YOUR chance to review the game without the need to spend a lot of time on editing and grammar. I do have to be able to understand it though.
Make sure you number your answers according to the questions or copy everything below into your post and replace the non-bold text with your response.
- If you attended more than one BWE, which was your favorite?
Were there any outside factors contributing?
- How did you feel about the density of content?
Number of events, number of armor skins, .etc
- What did you think of the cash shop and trading outpost?
How useful was either to you?
- What did you think of the professions?
Which ones did you like/dislike and why? Have you chosen a main?
- What did you think of each starting area?
Which felt the most natural to progress in? Which had the coolest surprises?
- What did you think of the major cities?
Do you have a favorite?
- What did you think of other areas in the betas?
Level 15+ areas and Ascalon Catacombs.
- What was your favorite level range?
Example: I found the game to get better after unlocking my first trait point.
- What are your thoughts on PvP?
Also if you have any awesome PvP stories, feel free to share.
- What issues hindered you the most?
Examples: NPC spawn rates, server lag and downtime, performance issues.
- How was the game’s difficulty?
Did you find the crowded areas had an affect on difficulty?
- What do you want to see at launch?
Examples: “I would like to see the game’s replayability keep me returning for years to come.”
“I want to see more character creator options.”
“I hope the game runs better on my PC.”
“I want to see my friends finally buy the game.”
“I just can’t wait to progress a character I get to keep.”
- Additional comments?
There is no set deadline on your feedback, but I am trying to get the article out with plenty of time to spare before the game comes out and the internet floods with official release reviews.
Edited by DarkWasp, 28 July 2012 - 08:54 PM.