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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