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Re: Ideas for in Home goodies only beta testers can have

Apr 26, 2007

While it isnt necessary to give something as a thank you for beta testing, it is still something that could happen, all beta testing is done voluntarily however the companies at their own decision may give something as a thank you for participating, either an exclusive item to be used in the program in question, or given a special status within the program

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Generally speaking, the fact that you get to participate is payment enough. Beta testing, although invite only, is actually voluntary, and not compensation is not needed for volunteers. I don't expect Sony to be rewarding it's testers anytime soon with anything other that the chance to participate in a beta test.



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Re: Ideas for in Home goodies only beta testers can have

Apr 26, 2007
I wont be testing, but I think a good one would be a shirt that says.

"I tested Home and all I got was this lousy t-shirt."

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Re: Ideas for in Home goodies only beta testers can have

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BFrosty wrote:
Generally speaking, the fact that you get to participate is payment enough. Beta testing, although invite only, is actually voluntary, and not compensation is not needed for volunteers. I don't expect Sony to be rewarding it's testers anytime soon with anything other that the chance to participate in a beta test.





very true.
being first to experience something should be compensation enough.

Though a sweet Ratchet and clank size matters poster signed by the dev team is pretty nice too...
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Re: Ideas for in Home goodies only beta testers can have

Apr 26, 2007
It's be fun to have a little something that says I was one of the few that tested it and helped shaped it into the final product.
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Re: Ideas for in Home goodies only beta testers can have

Apr 26, 2007
i want a castle that overlooks the rest of the home kingdom
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Re: Ideas for in Home goodies only beta testers can have

Apr 26, 2007
I was thinking if they do anything, it may be a little trophy for your apartment.
 
Or perhaps since it's not a competitive "game", they will let testers keep their apartments and ot reset everyone. I think they'll do this because in the privacy policy it says that "if your beta privelages are revoked you will not be refunded any money you spent on premium content".
 
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BFrosty wrote:
Generally speaking, the fact that you get to participate is payment enough. Beta testing, although invite only, is actually voluntary, and not compensation is not needed for volunteers. I don't expect Sony to be rewarding it's testers anytime soon with anything other that the chance to participate in a beta test.


100% agree..Beta testing Home should be good enough...who cares about t-shirts?
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That would be cool if they gave out some reward out to home beta testers
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Re: Ideas for in Home goodies only beta testers can have

Apr 26, 2007
How about a "I participated in the HOME closed beta and all I got was this stupid shirt!" to put on your avatar?

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Apr 26, 2007
How likely it is, I don't know, but possible? sure The Final Fantasy XI beta was proof of this when all testers for the PS2 version were given a free copy of the game and HDD.
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