Want compensation? How about a few weeks of playing the game FREE? I tire of multiplayer games quickly, and have gotten my $50 worth long before a game was released. Had a blast with the game, but never even bothered to buy it because I'd played it out before release. Planetside, Asheron's Call, UT2K3, dozens of others. Played the beta, loved the beta, but never bought the full version because two weeks of beta testing was enough to fill me on the game.
I have to admit I think along the same lines. I betatested Diablo II, Unreal II XMP and Horizons, and though I bougth Diablo II afterwards and liked Unreal II XMP and Horizons, I would not buy the MMORPG cause I never would (I actually liked betatesting it so I could play a commercial grade MMORPG for free, even if in beta), and Unreal II XMP... well, it is great, but I do not know if I would buy U2 if I did not already own it for it.
And yes, I did file bugs, whenever I came across one. And it always gave me some kinda good feeling, having the devs respond to you and trying to fix your "personal" problem... It definitely is a different feeling from just shelling out your bucks at some anonymous store...
This comment was edited on Dec 8, 18:50.