Greetings, Dragon Lords!
Today’s a special day on the Forums, since we are hosting our first ever AMA! This AMA will be focused on the QA team here at War Dragons and their work on the game.
A few things to note before we start this AMA:
- You are welcome to ask our team anything you may like. Please note that questions that are not specific to the QA process may be outside of their wheelhouse, and may not have an exact answer.
- This is an AMA, but we will continue moderating this thread based on the Forums’ Code of Conduct. No inappropriate questions, please.
- Non War Dragons questions are also encouraged! Previous work experience, other questions about game development, or even “what’s your favourite colour?” are welcome.
We’re here until 5pm PT, so we’ve got two hours to answer your burning questions. Ask away!
About @PGWizard: I’ve been on the War Dragons team for about three and a half years, shortly after the 1.0 launch. At this point, I’ve been able to touch just about every part of the game. I’ve worked on testing new features, smoothing out the processes for events and seasons, performance testing, and I was there helping the Android launch get out the door. Nowadays, my focus is more on improving overall testing coverage and efficiency, as opposed to hands on testing.
About @PGSurtr: I’m part of the Events and Seasons team, so my focus is almost entirely on the weekly events. Broadly, I’m in charge of ensuring that all the events get properly tested, that any issues that come up in testing are addressed before we go live, and that any issues reported the previous time we ran the event have been verified as fixed. I do much the same with new seasons, though my focus is primarily on the season UI itself as the dragons themselves and their abilities are handled by a separate team. I also make sure that any packs that are added to the Store work properly.
Beyond that, though, I’m also involved in a variety of event-planning meetings. Just prior to this AMA, for instance, we were discussing how Temple Raid went, what still needs to be done for Feeding, and the plan for next week’s event.