Originally posted by FoxHero:
A beta is a broken version of a game. At least a lot of betas are. And there are many things you'll only see in retail but never ever in the beta.
My last experience was Warcraft 3, I swore about the fact that formations were severely broken until the final beta-version. In retail, everything was fine. I also think there were some bad autocast bugs. Come retail, they were fine.
Testing a beta means:
b)enduring the strain that you will still have no clue what has really been fixed until you have bought the game
The latter is really hard and the only reason I do not freak out over another closed beta I'm participating in is because the Programmers don't worry and regularly post in the Forum. Which is also my guess why the Russians just don't freak out as much as we do, the can easily chat away with the developers in the Russian forum.
So sit back, sip some tea, report and wait