Now This Is How You Pick Testers

Warships dev team take notice, this is how you pick testers for your next game.

Today we are enlisting you in the War Thunder Ground Forces Training Unit!

The Ground Forces HQ announces the forthcoming tanks Closed Beta commencement, and gives you a chance to participate in it.

In the next three weeks we will be issueing challenges to identify our most determined and loyal fighters.

Receive and complete these new combat missions to earn your access to the Closed Beta test and get a chance to win other valuable gifts like War Thunder special t-shirts and watches. The more you complete the higher your chances are.

The testing itself is currently scheduled to start before December 4th.

So brace yourselves and be ready for the first mission that we are issuing today, on November 13th!

From 13:00 GMT November 13th to 11:00 GMT November 14th (6:00 PST November 13th to 4:00 PST November 14th):

destroy 60 ground units in Arcade battles or
30 ground units in History battles or
30 ground units in Full Real battles.

You can check progress in Profile- achievements -> achievements -> SPECIAL

Good luck!

War Thunder Ground Forces HQ

Wanna test our new game? Show your dedication through the current game. Instead of a bunch of my little pony forum posts.

Wargaming opens WoWS Alpha to Bronies, Forum Addicts

The day has finally arrived. You can apply for the WoWS Alpha here.

Provided you have posted at least 150 posts on the forums.

That’s right folks, Wargaming is not interested in your previous experience with Alphas. They don’t care if you are willing to do testing for them. They are completely okay with having testers that will never once submit a bug report. The first and foremost criteria is that you have been active on a dead set of forums that, until today, had nothing to do but speculate over a game not yet released, and salivate over wikipedia articles. Or, you know, post off topic, as this very honest gentleman pointed out in what has become the official complaint thread:

The 150 post count can be seen as people who “care” about the game, but they probably have 150 posts in the my little pony section.

So where does that leave Wargaming? Well, it means people like Shwedor, who has been a very dedicated and useful Alpha tester for WoWp, who gives great feedback and is very active on the forums, is not going to be doing any testing. Meanwhile, people like Goldeneye54, who has received a ban in WoT for griefing and trolling after the first campaign, is clearly a great asset to the community and the testing process.

Should I also mention that to test the Alpha, you will need to be 3x more active in the forums than the developer selecting applications, and 10 times more active than the developer who posted in the unofficial complaint thread that getting to 150 posts was easy and for the community to suck it up?

Great job WG, we are off to a stellar start.