As much as people are goin nuts about being the "perfect" beta tester, what this game really needs is hype, get your friends involved, **** bring them to Zam build this community up. Have a blast man!
This is spot on. If you want to help this game by beta testing it, you can go 100 million steps farther and promote it to EVERYONE. I anticipate the playerbase is going to go down after the first free month. It just happens, no game is perfect for everyone. BUT if we have tons of people that this decline doesn't put us under the bottom line that this games Investors want back from it than we'll be good to go. We won't have massive lay offs, quality won't go down, we won't have to get new devs in to try to salvage a sinking ship.
Every person who is hyped about this game right now, everyone who wants into beta, should be the biggest Marketing Coordinators for this game. Tell your parents about it, tell them to tell their parents their friends. If you came from another game tell your guildies, talk about it in general chat. Rather than linking **** [Shockwave] in wow trade chat talk about Rift.
The ball really is in our court.