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QA: "Please don't forget about me!"

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kalniel

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"That's me. Sat in the corner. In the dark. Waiting for the party to finish before cleaning up after everyone. Never a thank you, and if I try to mingle people avoid me.

It's alright for the character classes - they're dangled in front of people like shop mannequins, enticing them in to spend the shinies.

Dungeon levels - come on out. Player housing... Stronghold... Big big cities.. all glittery and gold.

Even George Ziets.. sigh. I dream of being George Ziets.

But no. I'm not something to stick on a glossy front cover. I'm not going to make anyone pledge more money. So I'm just left in the corner, watching the mound of things to do grow larger and larger.

'We don't need you anymore' someone says, cruelly. 'Let the community do it!'

*sniff*

Their heart's in the right place, I'm sure. Some poor gamers who think even my job is glamorous. They'll see.

It's often the same story. 'Nice game', they say, 'shame about the bugs'. 'Shame about the lack of polish'. 'Just needs a bit more work'. My fault.

That's me. QA.

No-one loves me.

Please don't forget about me."

Edited by kalniel, 18 October 2012 - 05:24 AM.

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Somebody needs a hankie. ;(

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Ravnos Malkavian

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You shall not be forgotten....no wait who are you again?
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AHA! I know who you are! You are Quick Action! Vanish! Begone you...you...you foul fiend!

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Aww QA.
The misunderstood and under appreciated QA.
Don't worry too much.
Obsidian has already said that they plan to use as much of the money that was brought in after hitting 3.5 million to go towards QA and polish and such.
I am confident that they will stick to their word too.

Edited by Technatorium, 18 October 2012 - 05:15 AM.


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Regression testing ad nauseum. Rinse and repeat.

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Quality Assurance is absolutely essential. It makes the difference between "could have been" and "is"

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Oh trust me at my job I don't forget about QA, though they would probably prefer if I did hahahahahahahahahaha.

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Sad is... it's mostly "true story"





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