ArcheAge has the honor of inspiring today’s Daily Grind, as I was writing a piece about ArcheAge’s next update coming to the PTS and I wondered: Who are all you folks who actually go over there to test?
I’m not saying I never go poke around on test servers. You bet I do. But it’s always for work. It’s because I wanted a screenshot or a piece of information that I could bring back here for the site. It’s never for fun. I respect the individual developers, but I also respect myself enough not to work for a games studio for free, and that’s exactly what they’re trying to get out of you when they open up a PTS. Then again, I also appreciate those gamers who know this and devote their time to making the games better for everyone anyway. It’s complicated, in other words.
Do you play on your MMO’s public test server? Do you have personal conditions? What do you tend to do when you’re testing?