I need someone to Beta-test a new map who is willing to provide more feedback than - "I won" or "nice map". At this point, I'm mainly interested in tweaking the difficulty level. Apparently, I am completely incompetent at judging map difficulty or am just plain terrible at this game. My last two maps I judged to be hard, but the Beta-tester says that they breezed through as if there was no opposition whatsoever. I find this astonishing, frankly. So, I am looking for more volunteers who can provide a meaningful evaluation and analyze strengths and weaknesses in the map layout, asteroid strengths, etc., or at least describe their play-through experience in a way which would allow me to determine what I need to do to make the map harder or easier as the case may be. Any map-designer or player willing to help out in this regard, or know of someone who fits that description?
Following those thoughts, it occurs to me that it would be nice if there were a cadre of volunteers willing to Beta-test new maps prior to public release- people who are able to articulate specifics dependent on what the map-designer is looking for. When someone develops a new map and would like it Beta-tested, they would have a list of committed testers available to choose from rather than depending on someone who only wants to try out something out of boredom, and who then fails to provide any feedback. I'd like to see a separate post consisting of a list of volunteers. Does anyone think that is possible, or a good idea? There seem to be a lot of members of this forum , but just a tiny percentage ever post any comments.