Choice of the Pirate -- BETA TESTERS NEEDED


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Choice of the Pirate – swashbuckling good times! – beta testers needed.

Email me, jason AT choiceofgames for access. Please include your forumname. I would also prefer if you included your real name, but you don’t have to.

I will send you a link, a username, and a password.

Return feedback TO ME. Preferably part of the same thread, rather than a new email.

I’m looking for “high level” and “low level” feedback. Not mid-level feedback.

Low-level = typos and continuity errors. A continuity error is when a character’s gender flips, or someone comes back from the dead, or you run into a plotline that just doesn’t make sense (because it’s probably a coding error).

For these low-level issues, SCREENSHOTS are VERY HELPFUL. If you see a problem, take a screenshot, or copy and paste the text that is in error, and email that. Also, the “BUG” button is great; but if you use BUG, make sure to say in your email who you are, so I can give you credit for the report.

“High level” feedback has to do with things like plot, pacing, and characters. “Scene A didn’t work for me because x, y, and z,” is useful feedback. “B character was entirely unsympathetic, because u, w, and v,” is also useful feedback.

“I had a great time and saw only a few spelling errors,” is not useful feedback. In fact, it’s the sort of thing that results in you not being given access to future betas.


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#3

Is this by chance a re-dub of Scarlet Sails, or a new pirate game entirely?

(Not that it would be a bad thing, I’ve heard Felicity has doubled the wordcount.)


#4

Hey, I sent a email your way


#5

Nope. Different game, different author.


#7

Um sorry to bother you but I couldn’t for sure tell the email and I really would love to test the game. But I don’t want to send this stuff to the wrong email.


#8

Did you sort this out? You can reach Jason at the email address jason at choiceofgames.com. Instead of the word “at,” substitute an “@” and delete the spaces.


#9

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#10

Yes but I didn’t understand if it was to choiceofgames.com or if he had a gmail or something thank you for clarifying though


#11

One of your ships raised the flag of the Pirate King in a battle with the Lusca," you explain. "The Crown rubbed to(should be two) guineas together and made a doubloon.


#12

Has he responded to anyone yet? I sent an email yesterday and haven’t heard anything back. I was wondering if it took a little while for a response


#13

Jason is very busy at the moment. As I’m sure you all know, we have a very demanding production schedule and a very small staff. We absolutely appreciate people willing to volunteer for our betas, but managing the betas is also a task for us. I’m sure he’ll get back to you as soon as he can, which might be a few days.


#14

There is a new draft up!


#15

There is a new draft up!


#16

There’s a new draft up. I’m not taking new beta testers, but if you already have access and want to see what’s changed, you can.