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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 5
12-07-2009, 09:00 PM
Originally Posted by Zepath View Post
I dunno ... I found a couple of statements interesting.

In particular, if you take Craig at his word, they didn't even investigate fleet space stations, shipyards or the like. "Its something wed love to investigate post-launch..." So in other words, it was never really on the list and Jack was just blowing smoke up our ....

The other comment that bothers me is; "I think the best feedback weve gotten isnt suggestions for new game systems, but the little tweaks that make the whole game more accessible and easy to get into."

So in other words, they were careful to pick the people who wouldn't criticize their existing systems, and they made sure to get the "less accomplished" players in there that would show they how much more they need to dumb down the game.

Yeah, yeah ... you can blast me for being negative ... I'm just reading what he says.
I don't look at it that way at all. I think the whole point of beta testing is to work on the small (okay, sometimes not so small) issues that need to be fixed so that the game is polished at launch -- not to substantially alter gameplay so that it fits what a select few members of the community want. As far as using "less accomplished" players, I don't really see how there is such a thing; after all, everyone who is playing the game is doing so for the same reason (to have fun), so I don't really see how one type of player can be more accomplished than another when the game hasn't even officially launched yet.