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Draxre
01-07-2005, 03:52 PM
<DIV>Working part-time as a QA agent and a playtester for SOE on the everquest 2 test server should get you a form of reward. I propose a monthly fee reduction for time working on the test server, and a per-bug-discovered reward.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>It is fair, we are SOE employes, after all.</DIV>

Nuvi
01-07-2005, 04:17 PM
<DIV>maybe if they did this ,bugs would actualy be found insted of us on live servers having 2 deal will all of SOEs mess ups.</DIV>

Darlaiel
01-07-2005, 05:58 PM
<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE> <HR> Nuvian wrote:<BR> <DIV>maybe if they did this ,bugs would actualy be found insted of us on live servers having 2 deal will all of SOEs mess ups.</DIV><BR> <HR> </BLOCKQUOTE><BR> <P>Lots of the bug you see now have been /bugged by us testers (and even discussed with a QA-GM).</P> <P>The problem seem to be a long "chain of testing" so when we point out a bug, it wont get fixed untill 3-4 patches later and by then the buggy patch has been pushed to live servers...</P> <P>I don't know about the OP's idea, would be nice with a price reduction for testing, but I doubt it will happen. Its simply too good to be true <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></P>

Darthcl
01-07-2005, 06:52 PM
They also prob. have enough testers without paying them. If you would get a fee reduktion i thing, the test server would be the fullest <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />

Lancealittle
01-07-2005, 07:01 PM
<DIV>One funny thing about the most recent patch is that they added some things to test at 11PM the night before the big patch. </DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>I logged in the next day and there were several very apparent bugs added with almost no time to test before it went live.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>I've seen some QA people on test (their guild is Que Eah I think) and I sure don't envy their job. So many things to test with even the slightest change. </DIV> <DIV> </DIV>

Demothis
01-13-2005, 12:53 AM
<DIV>Problem as I see it, as it stands there isn't alot of use for the test server. 1) Big problem is there is only a handfull of players on the server so finding bugs are more remote. 2)Some of the bugs are cuaght on the test server and still make it through to the live servers because of last min changes which caused alot of the probs from the get go.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>I personally thought about getting into the test server a bit more then I have, cept I have already spent alot of time on my characters on the live server and dont want to start over. I have yet to see a post on this but I see nothing about moving your characters over to the test server, I know me and 3 of my friends would prob consider it and play exclusivly on the test server if our characters could get moved over. Then the lack of people hurts also, there is no insentive to be playing on a server where your character, or the world has the chance of going haywire due to testing, no bonus xp, reduced price in monthy fee, nothing that I have seen on the boards or noticed in game. Lastly the test server needs to be a clone of the live servers in all aspects, if last min changes are being though up, then they need to wait to go in on the next patch instead of running the chance of cusing live servers to go crazy.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Just my thoughts on the subject.</DIV>

CerraWhisperwind
01-13-2005, 07:51 PM
There have been lots of posts about moving to the test server from live, and the answer is it ain't gonna happen. SOE has said no, and they never did with EQ1 so its likely to stay no. There are very good reasons for this, which have already been posted in other threads.The test server has more than a "handfull" of players, there is a growing active community that plays there. We do find lots of bugs and even help test specific things when the developers ask us to now and then. The main purpose of test server however is not what most people think it is, there is a private SOE only test server that does most of the actual testing. Test serves as a middle ground between that server and live where they can see the code in a semi-live state before publishing the patch. Sometimes new bugs are discovered there, but they don't always fix them before they go live because they have a schedule to keep and it is hard to track down many bugs (I know from the sessions where I have helped try to do this).The test server is just like the one they used for EQ1, and it works for them. Other games might have different ideas for their test server, but its SOE's world now.