Developer - Lead Beta Tester/Producer/German Efficiency Expert
Joined: Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:00 pm
Location: Erzhausen, Germany
Cars: I owned a Twingo... totally bad-ass!
This thread is now closed and no more applications will be considered. During the next 3 days please watch you Inbox for forum PMs, I'll
be sending the closer candidates a question or two I'd like you to answer. The rules for this are: if you didn't get a PM you were not
considered. If you got a PM and send no reply until Sunday 17th June, you will not be considered. If you don't hear from me within 2 days
of you sending your answers, you are not in the closer selection.
New Testers Needed
We are making great progress on the engine designer, and V8's are on the horizon along with 8 shiny new V8 scenarios to go with them!
At this pace the V8's will be released to people that have pre-ordered within less than a month, if all goes well and no major problems surface.
The current development focuses on V8 engines and their scenarios, and the testing team is doing well. The next subproject will be to
completely revamp and improve the engine designer, inside and out. To implement compressors, turbos, and twin-turbos into the game,
and finally, implement Inline-6 engines along with 16 brand new general Engine Designer scenarios. Does sound like a load of work? Yes it is!
That is where you come into the picture. For this next, huge, 12-week subproject we do not have enough (wo-)manpower willing to test and
fine-tune all the new aspects of the game. It will kick off around June 18th.
So Here is the Deal
- Have preordered Automation.
- Are willing to follow the testing rule set and work on engine testing as well as scenarios.
- Are willing to document your findings in a detailed fashion in the tools provided (Pivotal Tracker & Balancing Spreadsheet).
- Know that "testing" does not mean "just playing around".
- Can spend more than on average 1 hour per week on testing.
- Are able to give detailed feedback to assist in making Automation more polished and fun for everyone.
- Write here in this thread why you should be part of the team.
- Be accepted into the beta if we deem your offered effort both reasonable and sincere.
We are working in a new system nicknamed POMMS (Project-Oriented Modular Motivational System) in which you are given "points" for all the
work you do for the team. Tested a scenario? Gives a point. Gathered a complete set of real-engine data? Gives a point. Completed a quest on
the quest board? Could give many points! While you are required to achieve a certain number of points to stay in the testing team, those that
exceed expectations will be rewarded accordingly (will get their place in the game credits and receive a special forum status).
If you like the sound of this, you are most welcome to post down below! Also, be honest. We don't need people that just play around. Your help
would be greatly appreciated, and will make Automation a better product in the end - and the consequences of that should be to everyone's
This invitation to join the testing team will remain open until the 10th of June. Post before then to be considered.