Internal Playtesting positions once again OPEN for North America regions!

ObraxisObraxis Subnautica Animator, Co-Lead NS2 CDT Join Date: 2004-07-24 Member: 30071Posts: 1,761Super Administrators, Forum Admins, NS1 Playtester, Forum Moderators, NS2 Developer, Constellation, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Silver, WC 2013 - Supporter, Subnautica Developer admin
edited February 2013 in NS2 General Discussion
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Hello everyone!

Now that NS2 has been released, we want to make sure we can continue pushing out patches to you all in as bug-free and timely manner as possible. That's where YOU come in!

We've got quite a few positions open for internal playtesting, so if you ever wanted to help test NS2, now is your chance!

The North-American timezone playtesting applications are now open for anyone who thinks they may have the skills that it takes to do game testing for NS2. Testers who are selected will be able to test the latest maps, content and collaborate with the map & game developers on necessary changes and tweaks.

While we are currently specifically looking for North American Playtesters, Europeans who think they have what it takes may also apply and their application will be looked at in due time.

The duties that are associated with Playtesting are:

  1. Bug finding and testing Fixes (Most of your time will be spent doing this)
  2. Potential Balance suggestions based on public and competitive team-play
  3. Game & Gameplay Tweaks
  4. Mapping errors and annotations
  5. Participate in scheduled, internal PT games.


The play testing schedule for NAPT will be on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 1600 PST = 4pm PST = 5pm MST = 6pm CST = 7pm EST

Remember, anyone can apply, but we will be taking a look at previous experience with leagues, ladders, beta tests, etc. The best way to improve your chances of being selected is to provide information to any past testing, involvements with other games or being a member of the NS2 community. Applicants with previous playtesting/mapping/coding experience and portfolios are encouraged to apply, but not required.

Before you apply, know that you absolutely MUST have your own copy of Natural Selection 2.

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN HERE:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewfor...XBwVkE6MQ#gid=0

If you have any questions, please feel free to add them here in the thread. There is no application closing date.

Good luck from the NS2 PT Leads!

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  • sharnrocksharnrock Join Date: 2012-11-02 Member: 166084Posts: 183Members
    edited January 2013
    How much time is envolved? I'd like to help. I have a programming background, but I don't want to sign up just to let other people down.
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  • ObraxisObraxis Subnautica Animator, Co-Lead NS2 CDT Join Date: 2004-07-24 Member: 30071Posts: 1,761Super Administrators, Forum Admins, NS1 Playtester, Forum Moderators, NS2 Developer, Constellation, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Silver, WC 2013 - Supporter, Subnautica Developer admin
    QUOTE (sharnrock @ Jan 2 2013, 01:23 AM) »
    How much time is envolved? I'd like to help. I have a programming background, but I don't want to sign up just to let other people down.


    Playtests normally run for 2-4 hours a night twice a week. Sometimes more, sometimes less. While you're not expected to turn up to every playtest, you will need to turn up as much as possible. Playtesters are allowed to join both NAPT and EUPT tests, however we're in need of more people in the North american time-zone.

    Thanks for your interest!

    If NS2 fails, follow my Nuke From Orbit Guide.

  • slayer20slayer20 Killed a man once. Join Date: 2007-12-13 Member: 63157Posts: 863Members, Reinforced - Shadow
    "Do you have any special skills that you think may be useful?"

    What kind of special skills are you guys looking for?
    I killed a man once.

    Check out my YouTube Channel showing off short videos of the level I am working on.
  • ObraxisObraxis Subnautica Animator, Co-Lead NS2 CDT Join Date: 2004-07-24 Member: 30071Posts: 1,761Super Administrators, Forum Admins, NS1 Playtester, Forum Moderators, NS2 Developer, Constellation, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Silver, WC 2013 - Supporter, Subnautica Developer admin
    QUOTE (slayer20 @ Jan 5 2013, 01:10 AM) »
    "Do you have any special skills that you think may be useful?"

    What kind of special skills are you guys looking for?


    Nothing in particular, just curious if people have something 'different' or interesting they bring to the table :)

    If NS2 fails, follow my Nuke From Orbit Guide.

  • slayer20slayer20 Killed a man once. Join Date: 2007-12-13 Member: 63157Posts: 863Members, Reinforced - Shadow
    Tough question, but I submitted my application.
    I killed a man once.

    Check out my YouTube Channel showing off short videos of the level I am working on.
  • FrothybeverageFrothybeverage Join Date: 2003-02-15 Member: 13593Posts: 848Members
    4pm PST.

    Really?

    I don't even get home from work until 6pm.
    I guess you want nothing but high schoolers as your playtesters.
  • rhombusrhombus Lerk Queen Join Date: 2011-06-23 Member: 106055Posts: 356Members, Constellation, Squad Five Blue
    QUOTE (Frothybeverage @ Jan 5 2013, 12:14 PM) »
    4pm PST.

    Really?

    I don't even get home from work until 6pm.
    I guess you want nothing but high schoolers as your playtesters.


    That's 7pm EST. Us east coasters like to sleep during the week too.
  • StriderNS2StriderNS2 Join Date: 2012-12-22 Member: 175867Posts: 126Members
    Awesome. I applied. Looking forward to a response.
  • HowserHowser UK Join Date: 2010-02-08 Member: 70488Posts: 592Members, NS2 Playtester, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Shadow, Subnautica Playtester
    As much as I'd love to participate in testing I just don't have the time. Any chance of community mappers getting access to this build so we can get insight into future features that may effect game play and level design?
  • amckernamckern Join Date: 2003-03-03 Member: 14249Posts: 967Members, Constellation
    I love my application - even though you might not accept me, please be kind enough to read the comments.

    Keep in mind you need elephants, and trolls to be able to see what the public could do to harm the community, however you need a tamed troll, otherwise you might run into issues with public leaks.
    No Frils!
  • FLuXFLuX Join Date: 2002-12-30 Member: 11633Posts: 228Members, NS2 Playtester, Subnautica Playtester
    I would love the oppertunity to PT again and help contribute. So application submitted. :D
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  • TechnIckSTechnIckS Join Date: 2007-01-14 Member: 59616Posts: 197Members
    QUOTE (Frothybeverage @ Jan 5 2013, 06:14 PM) »
    4pm PST.

    Really?

    I don't even get home from work until 6pm.
    I guess you want nothing but high schoolers as your playtesters.



    Heh, i get off work at 5-5:30 CST :P Works like a charm! :D

    I applied as well :) *fingers crossed*
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  • UncleRayUncleRay Join Date: 2010-03-08 Member: 70881Posts: 361Members
    Found this on Reddit. Go team! o/
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  • KovenKoven Join Date: 2007-04-20 Member: 60677Posts: 59Members, Constellation
    edited January 2013
    nvm
    Post edited by Unknown User on
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  • hit321hit321 Join Date: 2007-11-17 Member: 62942Posts: 59Members, Constellation, NS2 Map Tester
    Will be a pleasure to help.
    HIT from DTPN Team
  • AfterhoursAfterhours Join Date: 2012-09-18 Member: 159869Posts: 107Members, Reinforced - Shadow
    Wish I could apply. :< Dont get home from work til around 7:30 pst during the week.

    Good luck to all those who applied. ^_^
  • 1stToast1stToast Join Date: 2007-12-02 Member: 63067Posts: 164Members
    I have no problem with the times. I would like to apply. Do you have a privacy policy on the information you collect?
  • DavilDavil Florida, USA Join Date: 2012-08-14 Member: 155602Posts: 734Members, Constellation
    Hope I get picked
    Meh
  • ExoskelettExoskelett Join Date: 2012-12-18 Member: 175509Posts: 136Members, Reinforced - Supporter
    Hmpf if we get some European tests i will try to get in :D - but justa bit unlucky atm. to join US Servers with bad pings - would be hard to test stuff
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  • VouLTVouLT Join Date: 2012-11-05 Member: 167087Posts: 2Members, Reinforced - Shadow
    Yes, I'm with you @Exoskelett. I'll be waiting for the European Timezone playtest playground to open ;-)
  • NeoRussiaNeoRussia Join Date: 2012-08-04 Member: 154743Posts: 618Members
  • DrowningwDrowningw Join Date: 2012-12-22 Member: 175899Posts: 32Members
    QUOTE (Exoskelett @ Jan 6 2013, 08:36 PM) »
    Hmpf if we get some European tests i will try to get in :D - but justa bit unlucky atm. to join US Servers with bad pings - would be hard to test stuff



    Yeah. Would love to help out as a european. I play 5-10 hours a day of ns 2 when i'm in the groove.
  • waxxanwaxxan Join Date: 2012-11-17 Member: 172047Posts: 26Members, NS2 Playtester
    +1 for European test team!
  • TbbWTbbW Join Date: 2009-06-09 Member: 67759Posts: 7Members
    I'm onboard for playtest in EU timezone.
    Iwe logged the hours in NS1 and NS2 so i'd like to think i'm of use :)
  • MaximumSquidMaximumSquid Join Date: 2010-07-20 Member: 72593Posts: 627Members
    edited January 2013
    Submitted. . .

    Just got done closing one of Hawken's Betas and was planning on getting back into NS:2 as my regular venue even without the perks of internal testing ;)

    -
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  • SloppyKissesSloppyKisses omgawd a furreh&#33; Join Date: 2003-07-05 Member: 17942Posts: 1,068Members, Constellation
    e.e Maybe I'll get lucky this time around, but I doubt it ;w;
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  • StexeStexe Join Date: 2006-12-25 Member: 59227Posts: 16Members, Constellation
    QUOTE (Obraxis @ Jan 5 2013, 01:13 AM) »
    Nothing in particular, just curious if people have something 'different' or interesting they bring to the table :)


    No way to edit the application? I wanted to add my game design background and my impressive board game experience. Oh well!
  • ObraxisObraxis Subnautica Animator, Co-Lead NS2 CDT Join Date: 2004-07-24 Member: 30071Posts: 1,761Super Administrators, Forum Admins, NS1 Playtester, Forum Moderators, NS2 Developer, Constellation, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Silver, WC 2013 - Supporter, Subnautica Developer admin
    Thanks for all your applications! We've had so many to go through we're going to take on people in stages of small groups over time. Our first group will be taken on this week! If you've been selected you will receive an email from us in the next few days. if you have not received one do not fret, as we will be taking on the next group soon. Please keep applying if you have been thinking about it. Cheers!

    If NS2 fails, follow my Nuke From Orbit Guide.

  • flyjumflyjum Join Date: 2012-01-07 Member: 139849Posts: 111Members
    Applied
    Would they be contacting via email?

    Ive been wondering a while how to become a play tester for NS2
    Guess it is application based


  • derWalterderWalter Join Date: 2008-10-29 Member: 65323Posts: 634Members
    QUOTE (Exoskelett @ Jan 7 2013, 06:36 AM) »
    Hmpf if we get some European tests i will try to get in :D - but justa bit unlucky atm. to join US Servers with bad pings - would be hard to test stuff


    would be hard to get pro, but everything else including a lot of fun, would perfectly work :)
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