Call Out for Version 10 Beta Testers
4/29/09 – Forum (Luke Kraemer)
We are ready to hear from people who are interested in volunteering to be part of our beta test program for DMB version 10. Based on past experience, it's likely that a lot of you will volunteer, so it may not be possible to accept everyone. The more people we work with, the more time we spend communicating with them, and while that communication is essential, we also need time to respond to the good ideas we're getting. We don't like saying no to people who are genuinely interested in helping us out, but we may have to do that to make the process workable.
We do like to add new people to the team for each major release. That provides us with fresh perspectives that are vital to the process. And the process works best if we have a mix of power users and relative newcomers, a mix of operating systems, and a mix of playing styles (recent seasons versus old-time seasons, solitaire versus league play, pitch mode and batter mode, and so on).
What's in it for you? Two things, mainly. First, you'll have a chance to use the new features before everyone else. Second, you'll have a chance to offer suggestions that can make version 10 more useful to you and others.
We don't pay beta testers or offer free products in return for participating, mainly because we'd rather work with people who are genuinely interested in helping make the product better than people who are just looking for a freebie. For similar reasons, we don't accept anyone who is not already a registered owner of the game.
If you are interested in participating in our beta test program, please let us know by sending an email to email@example.com. Please don't call to volunteer. If you'd like to volunteer, please take a moment to tell us a little about yourself, the version of Windows you use, and how you like to use Diamond Mind Baseball. This information will help us put together a well-rounded team. Please apply by May 3rd.
Thanks in advance to anyone who volunteers to help with beta testing. Whether or not we can invite you to join the team, we appreciate your desire and willingness to help out.