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Betas Needed for Contest

4 years ago

Hey, all. Seth and I still need more beta readers (people to proof read and play-test, before anyone unfamiliar with the term asks) to sign up for the School-Based Contest.

If you sign up, you'll be randomly assigned to a competitor (perhaps more than one, if we cannot get enough beta readers to have it be 1:1) and if you're able to fulfill your obligations in assisting your assigned competitor, you will be rewarded for your hard work. (With points. I'll determine how many according to your workload.)

Note: Yeah, I removed the links for the individual stories, I'll just let you guys work with your authors about getting into their games. Most people here don't really need the link anyway because you know how to access the games regardless. Please do not co-author with your beta because this is not a co-author challenge. They're assigned to test your game and inform you of mistakes, not to edit or write for you.  

The current list of stories, authors, and assignments:

12 Disasters
By: http://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=Timeless_Sakura
Beta: Nazhfa 

A Knight's Duty
By: http://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=Claw2k11
Beta: At_Your_Throat    

Agency 8
By: http://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=3173v3
Beta: corgi213  

Avoiding Termination
By:  http://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=skugga
Beta: Mason

California Death School
By: http://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=SpartacustheGreat
Beta:  Sonic

Citadel
By:  http://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=Bucky
Beta: IAP    

Dawnbright Academy     
By: http://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=mizal
Beta: Mason

Extraterrestrial Education
By:  http://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=Duvilier
Beta: FeanoronForge

High School High Life     
By: http://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=Lancelot
Beta: DerpBacon

Jeggings and Necklaces
By: http://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=Steve24833
Beta: Betaband

LabRynth: Season of Blood
By: http://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=Negative
Beta: IAP

Magic Within
By: http://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=EternallyWaiting
Beta: Sonic

Presently Untitled (Entry in the School Category Contest)
By: http://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=Cynical
Beta: Shadowulf

Rings of Stone
By: http://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=Aardvark
Beta: iavatus

School Zero
By:  http://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=31TeV
Beta: Tim

Solstice
By:  http://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=WouldntItBeNice 
Beta: iavatus

Split view
By:  http://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=bilbo
Beta: Mason

Steel and Glass
By: http://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=Crescentstar
Beta: Shadowulf

Super Popular     
By: http://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=GMB13carat
Beta: At_Your_Throat

Teacher's Pet
By: http://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=Cinderblaze
Beta: Tim

The End School     
By: http://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=WizzyCat
Beta: Betaband

The Rules of Murder     
By: http://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=breezy134
Beta: FeanorOnForge

The School Of Magic     
By: http://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=ShadowNinjas
Beta: iavatus

Underneath     
By: http://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=Drew8521
Beta: Tim

(Ford is also writing a story, but he's already been taken care of. *puts a muddy shovel away casually*)

So far, the people who have agreed to beta are:

DerpBacon
SonicTurboTurtle
FeanorOnForge
At_Your_Throat
Tim36D
Shadowulf
betaband
iavatus
MasonJarGuzzi
Kiel_Farren
TheNewIAP

 

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4 years ago

So there currently are only 4 people for 14 stories right now... that would be 3-4 stories for each user. Damn

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4 years ago

I plan to pitch in if needed and take whatever projects no one else is able to do. Also, Tim just offered.

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4 years ago

Hey, I said I would Beta as well.

Do I need to go through a screening process or something? O.O

Wait ok.

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4 years ago

Added, my phone was just being mean.

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4 years ago

Thanks.

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4 years ago

BE MINE TIM

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4 years ago

Ah-ah. No picking.

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4 years ago

Wæt nœ

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4 years ago

...sounds, uh.... kinda rapey, m8...

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4 years ago

Intended.

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4 years ago

I like the titles of Mizal, Cynical, Wibbon and EW so far.

Looking forward to reading, if assigned.

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4 years ago

XD

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4 years ago

A'ight. Can't wait to see what story shall face my wrath.

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4 years ago
You know my price.

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4 years ago

A steak? Sure, as soon as you buy a plane ticket to Arizona, bud.

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4 years ago

Signing up to be the alpha beta. Or gamma, I'm not picky.

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4 years ago

I guess I'll fulfill my namesake. 

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4 years ago

When I saw this thread, my first thought was to nominate you.

I volunteer as tribute beta!

EDIT: As betas, will there a limit to how much we can help the author? Can we only help with fixing gameplay/writing error or can we give deeper advice than that?

EDIT EDIT: And as contestants, are we only allowed to get our betas to play/give feedback on our storygames before publishing?

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4 years ago

I am not allowing writers to be betas. You guys have enough to do on your own projects. Mm... I don't have a problem with other people offering feedback in the writing workshop threads, but ... the thing that would bug me about that, and about Betas doing more than just pointing out errors, is if someone tries to get a large chunk of their plot from somebody else. I'm iffy about preplayers beyond the betas, so... let's see what Seth thinks?

@Sethaniel - additional play testers, yes / no? And any input on the feedback thing?

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4 years ago
I feel like that'd end up favouring more well known people who are participating.

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4 years ago

Still need more people.

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4 years ago

I'll be one.

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4 years ago

@DerpBacon
@SonicTurboTurtle
@FeanorOnForge
@At_Your_Throat
@Tim36D
@Shadowulf
@betaband
@iavatus
@MasonJarGuzzi

Would you guys be willing to beta more than one game if necessary? If so, how many?

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4 years ago

I'll do up to three.

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4 years ago

3-5, depending on schedule.

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4 years ago

Two.

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4 years ago

I can do up to two.

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4 years ago

Preferably I would like to do two, but I'll do three if it's necessary.

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4 years ago

Three is a nice round number.

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4 years ago

Gah! *lifts sleep mask*

I'd do maybe two. Depends on my schedule.

 

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4 years ago

I'd preference to stay at two unless they are short entries, could prob do 3 short ones.

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4 years ago

@DerpBacon - You're the only one who hasn't answered, brah.

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4 years ago

You sure you weren't using any subtle suggestion for us to beta-read mizal's story? Jeez, I know she's bad, but not THAT bad.

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4 years ago

Do you assign what stories the beta's will read, or will they be allowed to see which story they want to read?

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4 years ago

It's going to be random. Otherwise it's likely to tip in the favor of popular authors / members.

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4 years ago

I am doing the beta assignments right now, but if anyone else is willing to jump in and lighten my load or that of the other betas, it would be appreciated.

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4 years ago
Okay, okay!  You can quit twisting my arm, already.  I doubt that I'd manage to finish something for the contest, anyway, so I should probably just beta-test/proofread.  Go ahead and put me down for a couple, I guess.

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4 years ago

Ah. Damn, I'd really like to see a story from you, but I also know you're a great beta... >_>' mrrrr... you sure?

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4 years ago
Yeah.  I put my other stories on hold for this contest and I'm more enthusiastic about the last one I was working on.  I should really stick with it as long as I can, instead of giving in to distraction during my free time.

Edit:  Just to clarify, proofreading shouldn't be much of a burden.  So, yes.

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4 years ago

@DerpBacon
@SonicTurboTurtle
@FeanorOnForge
@At_Your_Throat
@Tim36D
@Shadowulf
@betaband
@iavatus
@MasonJarGuzzi
@TheNewIAP

Your assignments are up, please check the OP, and thank you very much for your participation.

You will be rewarded for your efforts at the end of the contest, (provided you actually get the chance to make said efforts, a couple of those entries only have a few pages and may not make it to submission) please discuss schedules with your authors individually as I am not privy to the times when you or they are available.

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4 years ago

Thanks, Kiel-sama!

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4 years ago

Tag didn't work.

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4 years ago

Happens.

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4 years ago

@Cynical

@Crescentstar

Awesome. Good luck, I'll be waiting to read.

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4 years ago

Hi @Claw2k11  and @GMB13carat ! I'm happy to be your betas. I'll get to reading them when you're ready. You're both great writers!

Signed, AYT

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4 years ago

Still haven't received info from either of you! Respond!

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4 years ago

@31TeV

@Cinderblaze

@Drew8521

EY

HIT ME UP WHEN U GOOD FAM

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4 years ago
Cheers, fam. Will PM you for details.

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4 years ago


Dawnbright Academy     
By: http://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=mizal
Beta: Mason

 

Are you shitting me?

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4 years ago

C'mon, Mason's not THAT bad...

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4 years ago

I'm feeling sorry for Mason on this one! XD

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Mason was a beta for one of Steve's games. So he's not that bad.

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4 years ago

Smh My God. The things Mason was forced to deal with...

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4 years ago

No, but I'll be honest, I laughed out loud when the random roll paired you two up. :P

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4 years ago
It must have been fate.

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4 years ago

It was. It was the first match up I got, I think. xD Fate just couldn't wait to see this go down, I guess.

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4 years ago

Possible inspiration for a TOF ending? The jar and strange redhead demon get engaged and live the rest of their lives together?

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4 years ago

OH HELLLLL NOOOOOOO

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4 years ago

#MizalJarGuzzi

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4 years ago

We are bound together for life now.

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4 years ago

Yes, I saw this.

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4 years ago

Lol.

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4 years ago

*cackles* xD ... You know what, I seriously might do a nod to that.

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4 years ago

He's the beta you deserve.

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4 years ago

But not the one she needs!

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4 years ago

Nanananananananana.... Jar-man!

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4 years ago

Hmm....Skugga, Bilbo, and.....*shudders*, Mizal.

Well....this will be interesting :D

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4 years ago

@bilbo

@skugga

@mizal

Whenever you're ready. 

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4 years ago

LOL, there's not even enough to beta test at this point. And if I even manage to finish this it'll probably be RIGHT at the deadline.

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4 years ago

XD.

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4 years ago

Not ready. I think I might need to burn the the half baked piece of shit that I have written so far. I don't think anyone likes half baked shit. Although, I'm not sure that anyone likes burned shit either. Oh well, I'll let you know

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4 years ago
Please tell her that her story needs camels, Bactrian camels to be precise.

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4 years ago

Don't forget magical foxes! (Though anything fluffy and magical is just fine)

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4 years ago

What did James make you say?

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4 years ago

Nothing. mizal confessed her love for magical furries in the spirit thread. 

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4 years ago

I'm going to check that out RIGHT NOW.

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4 years ago

Wait what

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4 years ago

Hot damn.

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4 years ago

I volunteer as a tribute to be a beta reader :)

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4 years ago

Hey, my Beta is Betaband. I love it. Also, what is a Beta?

Edit: Aw fuck, I see Beta already made that joke. Well shit, now I feel like a bummer.

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4 years ago

Beta (disambiguation)

 

A Beta is an individual who plays an unpublished storygame, usually to give feedback to the author. It is derived from "Beta-Tester", a term used in the gaming community as a title for players who do the same for an unreleased game.

Beta may also refer to:

Popular Culture

  • Beta, an individual who is considered sub-human

Gaming

  • Beta-Tester, from which the term originates.

Web

  • betaband, a member of chooseyourstory.com

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4 years ago

Cheers, Tim.

Well, I think that most of these betas are going to end up saddled with most of the work from shitty authors who try to push the burden on others.

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4 years ago

That's why co-authoring with anyone except me is not allowed. So betas cannot edit.

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4 years ago
My beta can edit though

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4 years ago

No exceptions. No editing your story, Ford.

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4 years ago

Lol.

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4 years ago
"Ford is also writing a story..." that's debatable :P

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4 years ago

Is it? :P

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4 years ago

Don't you mean debetable?

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4 years ago

*Buh dum tssss*

*Crowd Laughter*

"BradinCYS" Is filmed in front of a live studio audience.

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4 years ago

How does this beta stuff work?

 

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4 years ago
You say in this thread that you want to be a beta, then Kiel will randomly assign you to a storygame(s) entered for the contest. You'll then have to proofread/playtest that storygame before the submission date (20th June). You'll be rewarded with points according to how much work you did.

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4 years ago

Ok, I want to beta test

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4 years ago

Alright. I'll give you one of my projects as my participation as beta was really conditional to whether or not we had enough people. (Now I can finally work on my storygames again! Muwahaha...!)
 

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4 years ago

@3173v3 - meet your new beta, @corgi213

Also, @Nazhfa - you have been assigned to @Timeless_Sakura per your request to pitch in.

Thanks again for your participation.
 

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4 years ago
Wonderful! Kiel, you go get your Magick stuff done now that you have enough beta readers xD

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4 years ago

roger :)

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4 years ago
If positions are still available, I would like to join in this beta testing.

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4 years ago

Gosh, this was 25 days ago and I haven't seen it until now. I'm doomed, aren't I? xD Spoken like a true optimist...