Most people think that playtesting is fun, and they get to play video games all day.
And in that, they're right. And it's really fun, and you get to play video-games all day. But, a playtester really also has to be really meticulous, and do tedious work that gets to be no fun at all.
I can read the Wheel of Fate....
Will Thief Gold ship on...
Please no please no.
It's a heart! So...
Oo! That's good.
Things're looking good, I must say.
Playtesting allows people that don't have any idea how the game works to give their feedback, and, you know, say, “I don't understand this. You guys have been working on this way too long. You know the plot, and the story, and it makes sense to you 'cause you made it up, but it doesn't make sense to us.”