What even is a beta, anyway?

2021.12.01 14:48 VegetableWest6913 What even is a beta, anyway?

Hey guys, I'm a professional software engineer and I thought I'd write this post in the hope of explaining what a beta actually is and perhaps even correcting some misconceptions/manage some expectations surrounding the release on the 8th of December. To be clear, I do not work for 343. I'm not even a game developer, but the terminology is not specific to game development - it's a term used across all of software development.
What is a beta?
A beta is simply a status given to a version of software by the developers when it is being tested by a large group of users. A beta will often be different to the final release of the software, but it does not have to be. A beta can be the final product. A beta can generate revenue.
What is the purpose of a beta?
This depends entirely on the developers, and a beta can have more than one purpose. This could be anything from functionality (does the software/underlying infrastructure work properly?) to public perception (do people like the software?).
Will there be changes on the 8th?
Nobody knows (except the devs of course). The fact that it is in beta does not mean that changes have to occur. On the 8th, absolutely nothing may change from the version of the software that we're playing on the 7th.
Joseph Staten said

...While you may experience some bumps and bugs during this beta period, it does mark the official start of Halo Infinite Season 1, with all day-one maps and modes enabled as well as the full Season 1 Battle Pass.
but this does not say that there won't be changes to the playlists that are available, nor does it say that there won't be a new build (version) of the software on the 8th that brings in improvements to performance etc.
Depending on the purpose of the beta, we may be playing on a build of the software that is very old. In my opinion (so take this with a huge grain of salt), one purpose of the beta is to stress-test the Azure infrastructure to make sure that it can cope with large numbers of players queuing for the same playlist, which would explain the small number of mixed playlists that we currently have available. If this is the case, we could very well see more playlists on the 8th which include dedicated slayer and objective playlists. Again, this is just my opinion, so feel free to believe otherwise. Only time will tell!
We've already seen a change occur during the beta, with the exp gains from the first handful of wins of the day being increased significantly. Maybe more is to come.
TLDR
The software is in beta and there's very little we can conclude from that fact. Things may change on the 8th, but they may not.
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2021.12.01 14:48 SWAVcast I'll take it

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2021.12.01 14:48 Dundreary Returning old player / Entry Cost

Hi all,
I was a heavy playing during the grand tournament era. Safe to say a LOT has changed. I’m fairly caught up on the new game modes however I still prefer play the normal game mode.
My question is, how much will it cost to get back into the game and get a somewhat meta deck?
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2021.12.01 14:48 speakingwithcorndog [Music][OC] The First Adventure - 1 Hour of Combat and Atmospheric Music for DnD

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2021.12.01 14:48 Groothy Accepted an offer in Rolling Meadows, IL

Hey all, I am new grad, graduating in 3 weeks (Dec 18th) and I accepted an offer in Rolling Meadows, IL.
What is a good area to get a place around there? I have been searching but Arlington Heights looks promising.
How is the traffic? I drove in DFW, San Jose, and of course Traffic in Oklahoma.
How would I you approach the Chicago from a new grad perspective?
Thanks
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2021.12.01 14:48 elldee123 Having a hard day.

There’s nothing particularly triggering about today, I just can’t stop thinking about him and missing him. I’m trying really hard to remind myself of all the hurtful things and the reasons I could never be with him, but I just really miss the happy parts of the relationship and wish it could have been different. It’s been almost three months since last in-person contact and no contact at all for about a month… I’m worried this pain isn’t going to go away. I’ve cried every day since things ended in a very bad fight where he left in the middle of the night after things were broken. I can’t stop thinking that maybe this would be better if we had a different kind of last interaction. I’m just aching to reach out to him. I know most people here write that resuming contact just sets you back. I also recognize that seeing him is a huge risk and will likely not give me the kind of closure and amicable interaction I am wishing for, because if he were that person then we would probably not be in the situation we’re in now. I could really use some support. Just feeling so so sad.
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2021.12.01 14:48 Alucard1977 Pulse of the fandom: what do you think the Giants should do

Just seeing what everyone thinks here. For me, before the Jones announced injury, I was thinking we would be fine. But with the Jones injury, I am thinking just blow this shit up. Jones seems injury prone. If we are getting a new GM, then let him have full control to take a sledge hammer here.
But I feel like this decision changes daily for e.
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2021.12.01 14:48 Downtown_Try_846 I’m constantly under pressure and I’m mentally exhausted

For starters, I don’t really consider myself a nice person. I try to ignore people as much as I can, yet for some reason everyone comes to me with their problems, I’m always the mediator or have to listen to someone’s complaints about some stupid shit. I don’t really have a problem with listening I guess, but then they ask me to help fix the problem, and it sucks cause it’s just happening ALL THE TIME. When I can’t figure out how to help I just feel such disappointment coming from them, especially my girlfriend which is a whole other story. In all honesty I’m probably the most fucked up out of everyone, I gotta deal with my own problems on top of all this.I also feel like I might fail out of college and I’m constantly stalked by the looming threat of failure. I’m very aware of my issues and I often hate myself for them, severely hate. I feel like I’m not worthy to be around most of the people in my life and the pressure to be better is really getting to me. I’m just tired, I’m mentally exhausted from having to hide my true emotions all the time so I can help other people with their issues.
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2021.12.01 14:48 HighGuard1212 3 hours of chaos from 1 idiot driver and a jackknifed car carrier

Sitting in the guard shack relaxing and also making sure no unauthorized vehicles get in to the bus way when I see a police cruiser stop and turn on it's light bar (normally they do this when they think we have mistaken then for an unauthorized vehicle at night) after a few seconds I notice it's not moving and then I see it's lights being reflected off something on the public parking deck ramp. It s a car carrier that got stuck attempting to go up the ramp.
Now this is not an abnormal event, the ramp to the building feeds off the interstate and was built by DoT which only knows how to build things that look one way so it's mistaken for an off ramp frequently. When it happens the police escort it down the ramp and back to the interstate. Unfortunately no such luck today, the driver was an idiot and Jack knifed himself right across the entry and exit to the bus way, blocking it completely. Of course he also managed to blow his transmission so he wasn't going anywhere. While the building is under the jurisdiction of the Transit Police they generally don't handle traffic violations so since it's a state building the State Police were called in as well.
After I notified my supervisor that I now had 5 buses blocked inside the building and another half dozen waiting to get in the client was notified along with the account manager and we had to move all operations to the street level about 100ft below. The client is calling every 20 minutes for an update from the supervisor while I'm talking to irate drivers who are stacked up on the parking decks exit ramp who simply want to go home.
3 hours later, 3 very big tow trucks removed it. In addition to the transmission the idiot driver removed a lot of rubber from his tires and damaged at least two of the cars that he was carrying along with earning a citation from the state police. The management will have to waive hundreds of dollars in parking fees because no could get out so they took other ways home. My incident report simply titled "the great bus way disaster of 2021" was about half a page long. I just wanted to go home after that
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