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  1. I've been beta testing a game. I put a lot of time in. I write the dev team a lot of notes. This is all unprofessional, unpaid. I'm starting to question the developer's talent. The game is pretty awful and its been in development for 2 years. There are glaring errors that I feel like they don't even play the game when they give it to me to beta test. Several game breaking things that just kind of waste my chance to play it since they feed me a new test every day. If there's something right at the beginning that fails to work. I just can't test it for a day. If they forget to put the ammo in the level, its another day until I get a new build.

    The whole questioning the team's talents have lead me to start C++ programming again just so I can tell them how to fix what's wrong. Yet they don't. I question how long I can endure testing this awful game.

    I would spill the beans and tell you the game, but it would come back to me. Not that I'm being paid, but a friend works there and the heat would come back to him. Plus, I don't want the game to get derailed as being shit when they could fix things and maybe the game won't be shit. I'm really leaning toward this thing will be shit no matter what happens.

    Thankfully my friend isn't the level designer or the programmer, or we probably wouldn't be friends anymore :-)

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    2. geo

      geo

      Sure I'd beta test other games. I've tested early access games like Towns and churned out novels of bug reports, which the devs did fuck all.

      Is that a new Deus Ex game? I've never played any other Deus Ex game except Human Revolution. I own them all, but I literally played Doom for 15 years before I went onto other PC games.

    3. Blastfrog

      Blastfrog

      Deus Ex: Revision is a heavy mod for the original Deus Ex that heavily overhauls the level design. DX1 used Unreal Engine 1 and was often criticized for bland and blocky level design, despite the depth of the gameplay (it was deeper than Human Revolution, I highly recommend DX1). This mod both visually polishes it with immense mapping detail and also adds/extends many areas, also restoring unused content (much of it due to scripting errors, a lot of the unused was actually meant to appear, such as Ford in Smuggler's Lair). It also adds hi-res textures and hi-poly models, as well as nicely redone music. I'm not sure which I like more; the demoscene style module music of the original, or the more organic, orchestral sounding Human Revolution style remakes of Revision. Thankfully, you can choose which tracks you wish to use.

      It's essentially the Knee-Deep in ZDoom of Deus Ex. While from what I've played, it's not quite ready for release, but it's damn close, and it's a damn good mod.

      If you get DX1, Revision or not, you should get the Game of the Year edition, and update to the 1.12FM patch.

    4. geo

      geo

      Sodaholic said:

      Deus Ex: Revision is a heavy mod for the original Deus Ex that heavily overhauls the level design. DX1 used Unreal Engine 1 and was often criticized for bland and blocky level design, despite the depth of the gameplay (it was deeper than Human Revolution, I highly recommend DX1). This mod both visually polishes it with immense mapping detail and also adds/extends many areas, also restoring unused content (much of it due to scripting errors, a lot of the unused was actually meant to appear, such as Ford in Smuggler's Lair). It also adds hi-res textures and hi-poly models, as well as nicely redone music. I'm not sure which I like more; the demoscene style module music of the original, or the more organic, orchestral sounding Human Revolution style remakes of Revision. Thankfully, you can choose which tracks you wish to use.

      It's essentially the Knee-Deep in ZDoom of Deus Ex. While from what I've played, it's not quite ready for release, but it's damn close, and it's a damn good mod.

      If you get DX1, Revision or not, you should get the Game of the Year edition, and update to the 1.12FM patch.


      I have all of the Deus Ex games thanks to the humble bundle squarenix. I'll have to play Deus Ex 1 to familiarize myself with it. I tried playing the original XCOM UFO Defense after loving the modern version of XCOM and the original game was just awful. Like throwing a player in an ocean and saying swim. Where? How do I swim?

      Last night's beta build was unplayable. Game crashed upon loading over and over, because again the company doesn't test the game before they give it to me all 2 GB.

      I told my friend they need to sit together at the start or end of the day as a team and play it especially now that there's 4 player coop. My friend now tells me that when he suggested that the project manager / owner or whoever says the time they play is time that he's paying them to work. Makes sense I guess.

      But it also says no one there is willing to play the game on their own time for free.

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