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Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 26
11-28-2012, 08:35 AM
Originally Posted by anazonda View Post
People have been running both tribble and holodeck almost since launch... If there were cross server issues, it would be common knowlege.
Having a public test server is common practice in MMOs. This isn't like baking a cake where you have a single recipe that for all intensive purposes gives you exactly what you want. You follow a chocolate cake recipe you don't except a strawberry shortcake, so all you are doing is making sure send chocolate cake is edible.

With games like this, different people have different playing styles. For every 100 people you could potentially have a hundred ways of playing the same content. Multiple that by the thousands and there is no way a single company can cover all the bases to make sure something isn't horribly wrong.

So you open it up to the public, who will be playing it however they play it, and hopefully you catch something you didn't think of or might have missed.

Another thing is developers know what to do. Since they designed the mission they know what step to do to get from point M to point N.

But get that to the public, who wasn't in on the design, and even the most experienced player might not have a clue what to do.

These are all legitimate reasons to have a public test server.