One caveat: If you are too observant, too critical, too anal retentive -- your fellow testers and the devs might find you annoying. In a way, I don't get it. Isn't it the job of a beta tester to find fault? Be that as it may, be prepared to hold back, to mute your criticisms, if you want to get along and you don't want others to think you're a PITA.
^^ Definitely not - and if that has been your experience then you have had a (several?) bad experience(s).
Well, I guess I had a bad experience!
To be fair, the flak I got was from a fellow beta tester, not from the devs.
You should have notified the developers that this particular beta tester was encouraging people NOT to do their jobs. They probably would have removed him,...and for good reason. You NEVER ignore a bug or problem if you are a beta tester. That defeats the purpose of beta testing.
Even if you are sure a bug has been reported you stil report it. For several reasons-- the devs need to know how often the bug is popping up,...they need to have an idea if its hardware or software related,...they may think they have it fixed, and if people dont report it because its obvious,..it may just make it into the game.
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