Shouldn't they put out a beta.

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Re: Shouldn't they put out a beta.

in reply to nflfenatic

Putting out a beta sounds like it could be fun...but then again...its a bit to late for that

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Re: Shouldn't they put out a beta.

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Mmm read the fors and againsts, but does that show inconfidence? I remember the treyarch demo for what what some say is still in the all time top three cods WAW. Didnt do their ssles much harm, treyarch were confident of an amazing product. Dont get me wrong, I still think/ hope that ghosts will be too, but if theres no demo atleast show us some finished game stuff before we shell out...

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Re: Shouldn't they put out a beta.

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rustygun wrote:



Mmm read the fors and againsts, but does that show inconfidence? I remember the treyarch demo for what what some say is still in the all time top three cods WAW. Didnt do their ssles much harm, treyarch were confident of an amazing product. Dont get me wrong, I still think/ hope that ghosts will be too, but if theres no demo atleast show us some finished game stuff before we shell out...


NOOOOOO!  I am completely ANTI - BETA!  WAW is the main reason why.  After pouring through the data from the BETA, 3arch nerfed the Thompson and we ended up with the MP5 the way it is today.  They also did something to the PIZZA gun, but I can't remember if it was good or bad.

But seriously, why would Activ or IW bother with an open BETA?  It's time and $$ that they really wont see a return on.  As someone else pointed out, the first few months of the game is when they do all their FIXES that might be found through the use of BETA, but the fact that they don't do one still doesn't hurt sales.  So why bother?

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Re: Shouldn't they put out a beta.

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Yes a beta would have been a great idea. But Activision no longer seems to do them.

A few post above someone said it was all about playing the game early and not giving feed back during the beta. Just like with BF4. There is no reason to give back feedback. Just by you playing the game is all the feedback that is needed. For all the reasons a beta is there is really for a behind the scenes test of the system. Things like connectivity to the Multiplayer, System loads on the servers and obviously any faults that can be found with game play.

These are THE exact reasons why they should have a beta for COD every year. The mulitplayers all play drastically different with each new title and it only seems like they get worse every year for online connection.

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Re: Shouldn't they put out a beta.

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Not true, they still need more feedback then just the players playing the game. For though data shows alot it still does not tell the entire story. Which is why personal feedback is needed from beta's. But the problem in that is not all feedback is always good feedback and can lead to other problems.

A true beta is more than just system load tests and server loads. A true beta is an out of house quality control where players tell them about bugs and glitches found in the maps, weapons and other things.

But many that do the beta think it is only about weapon balance so only really provide feedback on how they want certain weapons too or not too work. Which though helpful can be problematic when two opposing groups fight over how one weapon or group should be. Halo Reach and Bloom come to mind in regards to this...

In the end it is just easier to not do them and then wait for players to complain later about the issues and wait for the yt vids showing up how to do the glitches so they can be patched at that point.

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Re: Shouldn't they put out a beta.

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I agree with everything you say. Lets look at Black ops 2 as the example as to why there should be a beta.

Do you agree a beta would have largely helped Black ops 2 last year? With the known major connection issues that still plague that game? Not just in public matches but also one of the main reason why league was such a failure as well?  We had weapon balancing issues and a host of other updates that majorly affected game play.

Black ops 2 was the only COD i did not play for the full year because of those problems and is the reason why i have such large doubts on the way ghost's is going to play online.

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Re: Shouldn't they put out a beta.

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Had their been a beta some of the problems could have been avoided yes. all of them.. probably not.

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Re: Shouldn't they put out a beta.

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Who needs beta? Some of the major issues would have been caught early on by the game testers, and the smaller ones should be the ones that make it to Nov. 5

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Re: Shouldn't they put out a beta.

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they already had a few closed beta's what do you think all the gameplay from the cod commentators was from?

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Re: Shouldn't they put out a beta.


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they already had a few closed beta's what do you think all the gameplay from the cod commentators was from?




first round of gameplay  was from the mp reveal in LA as we had capture stations set up that was NOT a beta, second lot of gameplay came from Eurogamer as we had a special event to capture footage again NOT a beta.

any gameplay footage you see previously and maybe in the near future would've come from these events or similiar NONE of it came from beta testing

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