@knight25 @Unster that sounds promising then. I'm all in for helping to make the product as good as it can be, although you may have a point that from a deployment perspective it will be easy to do so on PC than other platforms, which would rule me out. Let's wait and see and cross fingers that we all get an opportunity to give some useful (and hopefully objective ) feedback.
Re the different names for what I described earlier, I honestly don't recall what it's called on XBox and may even have different names on different platforms (or releases). I hoped that was clear by paraphrasing 'paid for betas' in quotations . Without getting into a long debate on it (I've worked in software delivery in the past so I know what a beta is) the point I had hoped to make was that I was against the idea of paying for essentially an unfinished product, which seems to be an increasing release model these days in some areas.
I would like to add as a final point to all here that I try to comment intelligently and usefully on this forum and would hope that in the main I can be seen to do so. If that's not the case, I'm happy to discuss in the post or in parallel by PM. If a single word seems out of place, or point unclear, it could be because I'm working on something else in parallel so I ask for your patience and understanding, and would hope that the rest of the post should make my position on the discussion pretty clear. I'm not here to nit-pick or score points, I'm just a player and fan like most of you with a fair few hours game time (waaaay too many), I would like to think that my opinions come from experience as much as subjective preference and my main interest is in seeing this game not only succeed but continue to evolve into something we can all continue to enjoy and bury our time into for a long time into the future.
If anyone thinks an edit is warranted for clarity or correctness, I'm happy to do so rather than get lost in pages of dialogue (although I guess that's what forums are for, right? )
Anyway, peace, out