Posted by: Suzanne Wheeler
Is beta testing an MMPORG your idea of fun? I have to confess, this is the first time I have signed up to beta test a game and I don’t know if I’ll actually be invited. However, I’m really looking forward to the opportunity to do some testing on a different kind of software.
The software I develop in my day job is an enterprise level AutoCad drawing tool that integrates the product catalog. Most of the testing I do involves the data behind the application. When I get an error message I know how to read it and find the spot that needs fixing. To test an unfamiliar application is an exciting proposition.
The first time I did a beta test was for AOL Instant Messenger’s Buddy program. The AI program responded to various queries like, “How is the weather?” and “How are you?” It was over a decade ago so I’m a bit fuzzy on the overall experience and results. Since then I’ve been on the support side of beta testing for a software company. When I add up all my experience with testing software I feel I come up terribly short. Hopefully, an engaging game beta release will help me hone my skills and have fun doing it.
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