Star Citizen Public Test Universe for All Backers

The Roberts Space Industries website announces the Public Test Universe is now available to all backers of Star Citizen, Cloud Imperium's space combat game. Here's word:
Get ready to join the Public Test Universe (PTU.) During the lead up to Arena Commander 1.0, we gave a limited number of backers access to what we call the PTU, a version of the game that offers experimental versions of upcoming patches. Starting today, all Star Citizen backers have access to the PTU and with it access to test a build of Arena Commander 1.0.1.

Please note that the PTU is not for the faint of heart: unlike standard Arena Commander, you’re one of the first people testing a new build which can often be unstable or otherwise non-functional. If you’re serious about helping us test Star Citizen, accessing the PTU and reporting bugs on the forums is one of the biggest services you can provide… but if you’re looking for a clean dogfight, you may want to stick to the standard build. You can report bugs discovered in the PTU here, or provide feedback on the PTU itself here.
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Jan 21, 2015, 17:34
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Iurand wrote on Jan 21, 2015, 17:16:
InBlack wrote on Jan 21, 2015, 17:07:
Iurand wrote on Jan 21, 2015, 17:03:
SpectralMeat wrote on Jan 21, 2015, 15:56:
Iurand wrote on Jan 21, 2015, 15:31:
It's new build and it need to to be mass tested. What's so hard to understand?
Ok I see so a new build needs to be mass tested by all the backers to be "released" to the exact same people.
Got it.

Are you suggesting they should release new build without testing it first?

Well since the Arena Commander is hardly a complete game and is updated on a regular basis and is actually an Alpha itself then...yes. There is no point to this other than as pure marketing BS. They appear to be giving 'something' new to the community while in fact they are giving them just another newer build of the Arena Commander.

Or this build could be to unstable, and rather than deal will 700.000 angry nerds on forums, they allow everyone to opt-in.

If it's bad - sorry, play on older version you already have installed in diffrent category, if it's good, everyony will download it next time.

Why do you guys have so much problem with that?

I don't get the confusion either. They already had people beating the crap out of them for the problems the slightly rushed 1.0 release had (which was a mandatory upgrade for everyone), so the "PTU" or whatever approach now gives backers an optional way to test an unfinished / potentially very broken build without it being forced on all the other backers before it's ready. What's the problem?
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