Originally Posted by Eli
I think the reason you see less public beta testing now is because most studios have a stable of great beta testers they can email. NimbleBit used to do tons of beta stuff here, for instance, but they don't need to publicize it anymore because all they need to do is send out an email. Most studios seem to be doing very similar things.
Thanks for the reply! We have a great group of friends and fellow developers who we call on to help out with beta testing. But I still like the idea of sending builds to folks in communities like the TA Forums for those times when you want unbiased feedback. And who might help spread the word.
That said, we don't want to just send out builds to anyone who asks. We only want to send builds to people who are serious about giving honest feedback and who will send quality, well written bug reports. So when I saw that there weren't a lot of devs asking for testers, I got curious about how things might have changed.