Beta Testing 101: 5 things you should always report

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Have you made it into the Mists of Pandaria beta yet? Being a beta tester isn’t about simply playing through a free sample of the game. If you’re expecting a completed product when you log in, you’re in for a surprise. What you are playing is a not-quite-finished version of the game, and it’s highly likely you’ll run into your fair share of bugs as you’re wandering Pandaria’s gorgeous hills and valleys. As a beta tester, it’s your job to report those bugs you find in game, so that they can be fixed before the game goes live.

However, not every error out there deserves a report. Things like NPCs that are marked with a PC or NYI tag are things the developers already know about — they’re just placeholder models. Music isn’t yet implemented into Pandaria yet either, but the developers know about that, too. So what makes a bug a bug, and what kinds of bugs should you report?

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