For an Alpha I'd look into running the game at minimum settings to see how unplayable the game might be at those settings or how glitchy it becomes. I would also gather as many playerss as I could into one area and have them do as much crafting emoting shouting and what not to check lag issues.
That is worth checking... Maybe someone will do it. This is the stuff I am looking for. I never would have thought to test the low settings and see how much lag you have. It is an alpha but that should be something they should be able to pull off. Not everyone has sweet PCs. I would bet if it works well in the Alpha, it will work well at release. Perhaps someone will try that.
I was also thinking about the crafting on one spot too. Adding emotes, talking, other animations to the mix is a good stress test. I wonder if they have yet to do that... Perhaps someone will suggest it or try to test it on their own.
Please keep these thoughts coming.
Edited, Dec 9th 2012 8:03am by WFOAssassin