Originally Posted by tryceo
The straw man is eighty-feet tall right here.
If you are a tester for an automobile's safety features, would you only do crashes from the front and ignore the rest of the car? No, that's BS. You would test every single aspect of the car, and make sure that there are no design flaws which could compromise the safety of the vehicle. This beta is retarded because it only allows us to see 10% of what the game actually is. There a stupendous amount of feature which we have not even tested.
Wait, wow. Just....wow.
I don't know what strange world you live in, but there is NO WAY an open beta is going to give access to every single element of a game being tested.
Open beta's (traditionally) give access to an element of a game (in most recent cases multiplayer) so that people can beta test things like the networking code, overall graphics engine, etc. Open beta's usually don't bring extreme graphics, the best map or even the best concepts to they table. They bring enough to get you to try it, hopefully provide some feedback and get you excited enough from the glimpse that you want the game.
I hate to say it, but PC gamers (or at least the squeakiest of them, the squeaky ones could well be a vocal minority) are among the most elitist, whiny and ungrateful humans roaming the face of the earth. I really feel like we are going to get to a point with devs/publishers give us the collective bird and just stop doing open beta testing.
And that REALLY sucks for PC gamers, given our wide variety of configurations and hardware. We NEED developers to do open betas, but yet we act like spoiled children when things don't go right (or in most cases, they just don't go the way WE wanted them to).