Editorial: Should Gamers Beta Test Upcoming MMOs?

With over thirty high-quality MMOs currently in development and a large portion of them zeroing in on an open beta test, Cody "Micajah" Bye takes a look at the history of testing, the current art of "test jumping", and his own stance on testing in general. Some of you who have been through the recent closed betas may agree with his stance, so dive right in and see what he has to say!

Yes, gold farmers exist even in beta tests. This is where gold farmers perfect their craft, learning which mobs are easiest to kill and drop the most loot. They look at each creature, resource node, and quest as potential dollar signs. With no interest in extinguishing bugs, gold farmers enter into beta tests with one thing in mind…find the exploits then hope that no one submits the bug report to get rid of the easy currency.

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Last Updated: Mar 29, 2016