a beta without graphs is rather an alpha no ? call it a beta primitv ? okay
(our customers would not accept a beta with cutted features, but we do enterprise softwares, not games )
Anyway, you're totally right, the initiative sounds good to me since your primary concern should be the game mechanisms, not the graphics (im sure your cloth map still looks better than dom3 default ones, yet I spend hours on dom3 )
what are the conditions to participate beta testing ? must pre order the game ?