As part of our ongoing efforts to improve forum performance, we will be migrating to new servers within the week (perhaps on the weekend). Once we finalize the actual date and time, a notice will be posted here at least 4 hours prior to "go time". We expect a fairly long maintenance period of approximately 1-2 hours during the move.
The move to new servers is happening tonight at somewhere around
1am MIDNIGHT EST. There will be a significant period of downtime (30 minutes to 2 hours). Wish us luck!
Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions
. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum
. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!
Trenches comic: Thursday Dec. 29, 2011 - Manual Elevation
I’m… an accountant. Or something.
12/29/2011 - Anonymous
Everybody seems to think that being a tester is a dream job. But as these Tales have been conveying, what they don’t see is the mind numbing monotony of it.. Here is an example:
Our outsourced testers sent us a a crash bug with the following repo steps:
Start walkthrough, complete game - start another walkthrough, reach Ch3 - game crashes.
Our game takes roughly 7 hours to complete if you speed run it, and the crash was listed as happening 1 out of 5 times. There was no more information.
I spend three days attempting to track it down and in the end closed it as unable to reproduce.
They reopened it the next week because a crash happened in roughly the same place.
I used to proudly tell people that my job title was “Game Tester.”
Now when i get asked i tell them I work as “Software Quality Assurance.”
They don’t ask any more questions.
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R.I.P. Wampa Milk