There are two new sites opening up, and I got an invitation to each of their pages through a friend. The owners went to outline the usual about their site etc. and that they have arranged for a test game to gain feedback from players.
I was just lurking and then saw said mate post
|Why are people being told there is a €15 gaming fee, I thought this was a test game?|
Whats people opinions on this? Obviously you can't stop someone doing it, and I don't particularly get humped over it.
But when see things like this ( happened plenty in the past) just gives me the immediate impression that I don't want to go there, as it just gives me a bad first impression of a site owner(s). I went to one "test" game where it was just anyone that wants to go, charged a fee, and it was utter bollox.
And then there is the added notion that if just about anyone is going, its a normal skirmish day, with god knows who, and the site owner probably isn't going to give two ****s about any feedback. And if they are taking feedback from absolute randomers who they know nothing about, well then that says even more.
Might be just me, but just find it a bit lol and I make the immediate assumption the site will be ****. I've been on plenty of test games feedback days and they were site owners looking to actually test logistics of managing numbers, seeing how people play the site and what changes they need to make. And they typically get people who know what they are talking about, played various sites etc.
I remember Go Tact had a test game down in, what even still is probably the best site never to go public, and there was an invitation to IAA officials, other site owners and recognised players. Granted there was only about 6 on the day, it was a really productive day of testing and it wasn't just aimless gaming.