@Miraglyth said in [NGS Global CBT] Suggestions to be less unfair this time:
Yeah I'm not too happy that Xbox has been excluded entirely. I've seen a few people say "Revenge for last year" and such but I really don't agree with that mindset.
I doubt that's the case. The more likely scenario is that NGS is being developed on PC platforms first (Like PSO2 was), and will be ported to the consoles later on during it's development cycle.
It's way more important that they get a working foundation down first on the game's native platform, than it is trying to test it out on multiple platforms at once. That said - using the Xbox Live Insider App for sign ups is kind of a boneheaded move but..well.. Microsoft does own the publishing rights to the game here in the States so..
And the first-come, first-serve thing I'm torn on. On the one hand, it's nice to see a developer not paying lip service to the streaming community for what's supposed to be a testing process.. But as others have said - a lotterybased system works a lot better to get a bunch of people, hard core and casual alike, into the testing proccess.
Doing it first come, first serve, kind of dilutes the testing pool to the most hardcore audience that's going to be sitting there waiting for the app to refresh and immediately join in. But hey, if this, at the very least, stress tests the servers, then there's some positive feedback to take away from it. Hopefully.