Insight into the QA process
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Join Date: Dec 2007
03-15-2010, 03:22 PM
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-----QA most often, will not get the final say as to when something is released and in what state.----
That bit right there is the main flaw with most MMO developers/producers...in the MMO world, the tail wags the dog, and you get unpolished games thrown over the wall...QA should be there as a gatkeeper, otherwise, spend your money something else.
It works like this everywhere. And for a good reason. Bugs are unavoidable in commercial software. It is just too expensive to wait until you you have it all fixed. (And I see believe because even if you do, you are usually wrong.)
In most creative endeavors - be it writing software, writing a thesis or novel, there is a point where you have to declare yourself "finished", even if you know there are still issues.
At the end, you have to decide "this is good enough". And this decision is made by the creator itself, and by the consumer. Sometimes they disagree.