Becoming a great video game tester means being able to find lots of bugs - the higher your bug count, the more valuable a video game tester you become. With that skill development comes higher wages and increased job opportunities - companies will always want to hire or rehire the hottest game tester. So how does one become a great video game tester?

One of the most important aspects of becoming a great video game tester is understanding game play in-depth; of knowing the nooks and crannies of the game; the tricks, the inefficiencies. Does one type of character always defeat another when all other factors are equal? Are there exploits available to rapidly grow your gold? Do various armor combinations result in strange, buggy behavior? Having an in-depth understanding of even 2 or 3 games will help immensely in knowing how and where to dig out the bugs.

Some of the best games to develop these types of skills are the online role-playing games, such as World of Warcraft. If you have toiled and ground out the levels and have maxed out your character, chances are, you have encountered a lot of bugs on the way. If you are still grinding, and are strapped for time, pick up one of the advanced World of Warcraft game play guides ; these will not only help you max out your character (much) faster, but give you an expert-level view of game play, tricks, exploits and advanced techniques.

When it comes to the job interview, have attained a maxed-out character on World of Warcraft, or any of the well-known online MMORPGs, is a real plus. It shows serious, commitment, and passion for gaming; all attributes that successful video game testers must have. What other career path allows you to on your resume the games you have maxed out your characters in as a selling point?

So become a great video game player; this is a great skill to have (and a fun skill to develop) in becoming a great video game tester and landing video game tester jobs, such as those posted at Only4Gamers.

By Jonathon Halston
Video Game Tester Jobs Advisor

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