It is totally understandable that @warhorse will have their hands full of fixing bugs. With that kind of game, with open world and various quest solutions you can expect tons of bugs, gamebreaking at that. Not speaking of hundreds of clipping, textures, etc. In my opinion, very serious beta testing should be done before reaching “Gold” status.
And that’s where we came in, original Kickstarter backers. We will be glad to help @warhorse with bug reports, if we get to play parts of the game. In order to not spoil or leak too much, only specific quests can be given for playthrough to specific people, at specific conditions and time. Not an option to play whenever you want, but at some predetermined period, like when Steam makes a game or content free for the weekend. I think a bunch of fresh players can really report more and help before release. Same as Mount & Blade was done in the past.
Frankly, I expect KC:Deliverance to contain bugs and be patched for some time after release. It is normal. But frankly, if time is too short to deliver a playable game, no gamebreaking bugs at least, I will prefer to wait a couple of months more than be disappointed with rushed February release. For a person who waited 4 years, what are 2-3 months more? That is my fair opinion on the bug topic.