I'm a long time fan of this project, and want nothing more than for it to be successful. I went back and forth on the idea of applying to be a closed beta tester, due to the fact that I don't have a lot of time (like a lot of the other applicants do) to dedicate to testing, but in the end, I figured I'd let the devs decide who they would to help them out.
I'm 33 years old from the United States. I've been a gamer all my life, and appreciate the behind the scenes (Usually mathematics) of games. I currently work for a technology company as an internal auditor to keep us ISO compliant. I've played Battleforge from its beginning to its sad end, and thought it was one of the most underrated games that was out at its time. I was a little sad when it went free to play, as that's never a good sign of a game's health. I played a lot of PvE, and some PvP, but never at a competitive level. I was more interested in trying new combinations, new decks, and new cards out. I'd spend hours upon hours in the forge playing with different combinations of characters, testing how they would fair against one another.
What I can contribute:
I'm a part-time student, full-time employee, full-time dad and husband. That being said, I will NOT be able to test the game everyday, but I can do about 10 hours a week. I understand that this is a testing position, not a playing position. That being said, my time spent will be looking for bugs in all sorts of different standpoints. Everything from actually playing a scenario, to looking through a mailbox, auction house, forge, chat system, etc. It is also natural for me to look for common mistakes as in typos, misspellings, and other minor things like that.
I've also been part of the alpha and beta of Blizzard's Heroes of the Storm and the beta of Trion's Rift, and I truly understand the reason betas exist. Even though some companies advertise you can be part of the beta if you contribute to the financial status of the company, the reason betas exist are to help complete the tasks that are still to be done, that aren't possible with just a small staff of folks.
Why choose me?:
As I'm not a software engineer (aka programmer) I've been wanting to help with this project for quite some time now. I've even applied on the forums to no avail. Now that there's something that I can contribute to, you know that I'd be a beta tester for the right reason. Even though I may get to play the game prior than some others, I would use my time to test the game in many different aspects of it. My job as a beta tester is to try to "break" the game so you can know where it is weak, because if I don't break it before release, someone will break it after release.