I don't feel qualified to answer the first question. :P
Follow up questions... How much does the staff actually play their own game, outside of QA that is? Kind of like how many actors don't watch their own movies?
Weekly, usually. We do an internal playtest on Fridays to get feedback on new maps, balance changes, and updates to the build. I think everyone really enjoys it, because despite how much we interact across departments, it's impossible to see what everyone is working on until you get a chance to sit down and play it.
[QUOTE]3rd question... what are your feelings on the most