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Ask Slashdot: What To Do In SW:TOR For Just 3 Days? 211

Posted by timothy
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rodrigoandrade writes "I've been invited to participate in the beta testing program for SW:TOR. However, EA's giving out 3-day passes to most testers. A few people are receiving passes for longer periods. Mine will be from Friday 5am through Monday 12am (CST) (i.e. Sunday evening). Since it's a frakking 10GB download (almost 2GB for video alone) I'll use for only 3 days, I'd like to make the most out of it. If you're an experienced beta tester, please post some tips travel-guide style on what I should do, quests I should take, places to visit, etc. TYIA. May the Force be with you!"
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Ask Slashdot: What To Do In SW:TOR For Just 3 Days?

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  • NDA (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 05, 2011 @08:17AM (#37611252)

    Isn't this still under an incredibly strict NDA?

  • Weep (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Bieeanda (961632) on Wednesday October 05, 2011 @08:24AM (#37611350)
    Weep, because someone reported this article to EA and you've both lost tester privileges and received a dire nastygram (+5 vs armchair lawyers) from EA's legal department.
  • rodrigoandrade (Score:5, Insightful)

    by aicrules (819392) on Wednesday October 05, 2011 @08:24AM (#37611362)
    Thank you for using a name that is nearly identical to the one you used to enter the beta. You will no longer need to spend any time downloading the game as your beta pass has been revoked for reasons that should be entirely obvious to you at this point.
  • - In beta (Score:3, Insightful)

    by h4x0t (1245872) on Wednesday October 05, 2011 @08:36AM (#37611506) Homepage
    Um. Play 1 class as far as they will let you.

    Report bugs in a coherent manner.

    Have fun and tell your friends if you like it.
  • skip it? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by vlm (69642) on Wednesday October 05, 2011 @08:47AM (#37611624)

    If you're an experienced beta tester, please post some tips travel-guide style on what I should do, quests I should take, places to visit, etc. TYIA.

    Places to visit: Take the kids to the park and have a picnic, leaves are beginning to change and most of the mosquitos are dead where I live. Take (your) spouse to romantic dinner. Find a museum and look at artifacts for awhile. "Interpretive centers" mostly suck. Stay away from tourist traps in general.

    Good quests, easily accomplished in 3 days: learning everything you need to pass the entry level ham radio license in your country. Another good quest is setting up IPv6 and completing the entire hurricane electric "sage" testing program. Set up a simple, crude mythtv system for the pure fun of it. Set up an asterisk voice pbx and fool around with all the features.

    Travel guide style? Rick Steves to the rescue.

    Oh you meant a SW:TOR beta tester, not just a guy who tests software in general. Oh you meant inside SW:TOR not just a long weekend. I still say skip it, the MMORPG bubble is over and poppin' and after SW:TOR is just a memory (probably pretty soon) you'll look back and wish you did something useful that weekend. What could you go with 10 gigs of downloads that would be more fun? Well, probably almost anything else. Even 10 gigs of spam emails would be fun to data-mine or graph or analyze.

  • by Registered Coward v2 (447531) on Wednesday October 05, 2011 @08:52AM (#37611686)
    What might you do that's not within the "norms?" can you run through walls - find a way to get an unfair advantage through quirks in the programming? I'd look for things that can ruin the experience if not fixed. That's what adds value to a beta test - finding the bugs that no one thought about.

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