A misconception so big that SMS and many WMD members are getting wrong. "Project CARS was tested by 80 000 people" Yeah, let's kill that one. 1. Where does this miconception come from? On wmdportal, at the bottom, it is written . 2. Why is it wrong? It isn't wrong, it is very true. The problem is that free members and people with multiple account (I'll talk about this) are included in that count. 3. So how do we count how many are paid account than? The answer is in the face of everyone. This: Let's do some math. A Junior account is 10€, Team Member is 25€, Full Member is 50€, Manager is 1000€ and Senior Manager is 25000€. 88180/10 = 8818 255025/25 = 10201 380315/50 = 7606,3 (it doesn't work for some reasons) 158300/100 = 1583 486805/1000 = 486,805 (I'll explain why it doesn't work) 887030/25000 = 35,4812 (I'll explain why it doesn't work) For a total of 28 731 members, and that's just the maximum. 4.Why is it the maximum? What if you wanted to put more than 100€, but 1000€ was too much? It's easy, you just had to buy another account. What if you wanted to put more than 1000€, but 25 000€ is too much? Managers could have a multiplier. You could be Manage (x1.75), for example. What if you wanted to put more than 25 000€? Senior Manager could also have a multiplier. I doubt there was more than 20 000 different people. 5. So that's it, there was approximately 20 000 people testing the game? Not really. Some of these people never really tried the game for many reasons. Some people didn't have a proper pc to play the game, some people were just waiting for the final game, some people were here only for the money, ect. And that's not all. Testing the game is nothing if you are not reporting. If you had a crash, you had to go on the forum to post them, nothing was automatic. Same thing for bugs, you had to report them. I counted some times ago that there was exactly 9697 members with at least 1 post on the forum and most of them probably didn't ever post proper feedback. Also don't forget that people that only reported things 4 years ago are included in this count. In conclusion, SMS, WMD Members and everyone, stop saying that there was 80 000 testers. Say more than 20 000 testers, and you're still wrong. Say more than 20 000 backers and you might be right.