Beta Testing 101: Good group etiquette

The most crucial piece of information for you to remember while beta testing is that the process can be grueling and frustrating. Servers will go up and down, instances will crash, and above all, the people playing the expansion’s beta will be just as inexperienced as you are with the content. Here are some etiquette tips on how to stay calm during a productive group session during beta.

Be patient. Patience is essential to the beta process. Flaws in the software or gameplay are not discovered without time for those problems to manifest. Be a good tester and log on to WoW with the mindset that you might not be in for the smoothest run.

As a beta tester, your patience will be tried. You’ll wipe, fail, screw up, die, whatever. It’s a game that you’re helping to make just that much better. Put aside the gung-ho group attitude and talk to your team about testing — that helps me focus on the task at hand.

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