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Postby Woelf » Fri Oct 22, 2004 10:51 pm

I think that IF your a beta tester and got some strange bugs that IV will ask you for specificks if needed... for now I'll just say I have an iBook V16 :)
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Postby Jaradus » Fri Oct 22, 2004 10:52 pm

Exactly. Also, there's no way that Introversion Software can go through all of your specs here.

Also, do you really want them doing that rather then programming? :o
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Postby MacSteven » Fri Oct 22, 2004 11:00 pm

Jaradus wrote:
mbarr wrote:My laptop was just starting to be jealous of the big computers, that's all :-)
It wants to grow up just like them!


Err...

You have a laptop so why would you want a bigger computer?, unless you mean as in bigger screen (pats his 15" PowerBook).


i think he means g5 big....
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Postby Jaradus » Fri Oct 22, 2004 11:02 pm

Yea, I should've figured that.
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Postby mbarr » Fri Oct 22, 2004 11:26 pm

Jaradus wrote:Err...

You have a laptop so why would you want a bigger computer?, unless you mean as in bigger screen (pats his 15" PowerBook).


You havne't played with a G5 lately :-) but yes, a 15" PB would be nice, too :-)
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Postby Jaradus » Fri Oct 22, 2004 11:28 pm

One is being shipped to me as we speak!
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Postby MacSteven » Fri Oct 22, 2004 11:29 pm

Jaradus wrote:One is being shipped to me as we speak!


how about you ship one to me too?

(i'll try to stay on topic from now on)
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Postby Jaradus » Fri Oct 22, 2004 11:47 pm

If I send it using the same shipping options as I did for mine, you'll get it when the G6 arrives. :P
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Postby Thanquol » Sat Oct 23, 2004 7:39 am

Mad_Big_Sausage wrote:
Thanquol wrote:I have also done the alpha and beta testing for Vendetta-online and there you just had some field you could fill in. Just type what you have, could have saved a little trouble for the devs here.


[rant]

Quick maths lesson:

4050 registered users. Let's presume 90% applied for the beta test.
4050 * 90/100 = 3645

Imagine reading through 3645 "hand written" applications.
How much time would that take IV?

Let's estimate 4mins per application. (To read and evaluate)
3645 * 4 = 14580mins = 243hrs (solid work without breaks)
Avg work day of 8hrs --> 243hrs becomes 30.735 days (without days off)

And let's not pretend that every application will be accurate, legible or make sense.

eg. CPU = That thing in my box.
RAM = some.

How many unique specs would be lost because people didn't write the right thing?

On the other hand though, you could write a short program. It would't take very long to write. (Definitly < 30.735days)
This program could give the applicant a choice of a variety of specs that you are interested in and they could choose depending on their setup.
The program might even be able to compile all the information for easy access and shorten the time needed to sort through 3645 applications.

This program, they call ironically "THE BETA TEST APPLICATION".

[/rant]

Sorry to those I've offended. It's just a rant.



I'm very hard to offend :)
But if you think programmers would go through anything thing themselves if they could write a short and simple program to do it for them. You save every application in a big database and use that to make your selection. For the people who have put their CPU speed as Warp 4.5 will automaticly eliminate themselfs as beta-testers.

So a quick math lesson: :)

Time to write the entryform: 30 minutes
Time to write retrival program: 30 minutes
Lamers weeded out: close to 100% (there will always be lamers)

Thanquol

P.S. I appologize for any typo's. English is not my native language and I had very little sleep last night.
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Postby BloodtypeG4+ » Sun Oct 24, 2004 12:23 am

Glad i wasn't the only one thinking the sign up form was lacking a bit. That sound card question was an ugly one.


So, i guess this is the thread where i brag about all my Mac systems and operating system versions to try and increase my chances of becoming a beta tester, eh? :wink:


I ran my old Macs to death so i'm affraid i only have the one. :(
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Postby Jaradus » Sun Oct 24, 2004 1:19 am

I think Chris just ignores us here at lets us banter. :D

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