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#61 Gregor Lightbringer

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 07:46 PM

Where do I put my application in for closed beta?   ;)

#62 Zodiac Meteor

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 07:47 PM

Gregor Lightbringer said:

Where do I put my application in for closed beta?   ;)

Friends and Family only.

We're not ArenaNet's family or friends :qq:

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 07:48 PM

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I expect the beta to last much longer than three to four months. At least twice as long, if not longer.

yeah right haha, 8+ months!? the beta will more likely be shorter than or equal to the average MMORPG.

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 07:48 PM

Gregor Lightbringer said:

Where do I put my application in for closed beta?   ;)
with the rest of the mail to santa!

@zodiac meteor: its not friends and family only, confirmed on reddit.

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 07:50 PM

Zodiac Meteor said:

Friends and Family only.

We're not ArenaNet's family or friends :qq:

Well actually:

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 07:51 PM

jealouspirate said:

I expect the beta to last much longer than three to four months. At least twice as long, if not longer.

I believe closed beta will be shorter than 3 months, the amount of testing they have already done should have drastically increased the odds that they will need an extended CB period. However both our speculative posts are equally vaild.

Fingers crossed that this Brit gets an invite to CB, I want this game released a.s.a.p and will work like mad to help with that cause.

#67 Muti

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 07:53 PM

That projection seems incredibly high @jealouspirate.  They have been balancing and testing this game throughout their iterations.  Closed beta means they feel it is ready to introduce to a larger audience and start optimizing/load testing.  I would be shocked if it lasted longer than 3 months.

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 07:54 PM

Excellent news! Thanks for sharing. :)

At least now we know when they're starting the next phase of testing.

#69 Wothan

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 07:54 PM

Not open to the public
Saw it coming a long time

They are not wrong in doing this

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 07:54 PM

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I woke up stupidly excited that the final profession came out.

Now I just cried that we're actually almost to the release date.

ILU ANET!

"Almost", an almost that could be 8 months, maybe more.

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 07:55 PM

Okay, literally, I think my heart just stopped for a second.

It’s…..finally…..happening…..

Oh geez, I have tears in my eyes….









Edit: I hope TotalBiscuit gets in. I would love to see his coverage of closed beta after the NDA is lifted. It would blow his SW:TOR stuff out of the water.

#72 fizz

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 07:55 PM

This is very good news!  Hope the closed beta goes well and plenty of bugs are found etc...

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 07:57 PM

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Well, damn it all.  I learned I have a date tonight.  Then I learned that in all likely hood, in three to four months, no matter how good tonight's date goes, it won't matter because I'll be locked in my room, playin mah GW2. XD

Disregard dates, acquire GW2? :D

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 08:00 PM

Dream Catcher said:

Fingers crossed that this Brit gets an invite to CB, I want this game released a.s.a.p and will work like mad to help with that cause.

You may need to keep all your fingers, toes, legs and arms crossed until Friday. However I somehow don't doubt that people will actually be doing this. Some may even be doing so already and continue doing so up until release.

If only mesmers were real. I would have totally learned how to control the developers' minds in to inviting me to beta when we were at eurogamer.

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 08:02 PM

Howl said:

"Almost", an almost that could be 8 months, maybe more.

I don't get your point. I think if beta lasted more than 3 months which is already way exagerated my hype for the game would be lost...

#76 Stéphane Lo Presti

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 08:05 PM

For the sake of clarity: we've talked about closed beta and by that we mean that there is no public information about how to get in, as we're selecting the candidates carefully. We will not reveal any more information apart from what we just said.

EDIT: to be even clearer, there won't be any webpage for getting into the closed beta and we won't reveal how we're selecting candidates.

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 08:06 PM

Ok, just to get this out of the way here: We have a studio internal selection process for our Closed Beta that starts on Friday. There will be no public application form.

From the dev chat.

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 08:08 PM

ya guys, we wont get in, at least we're getting closer to release. i hope :P

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 08:08 PM

Stéphane Lo Presti said:

For the sake of clarity: we've talked about closed beta and by that we mean that there is no public information about how to get in, as we're selecting the candidates carefully. We will not reveal any more information apart from what we just said.

EDIT: to be even clearer, there won't be any webpage for getting into the closed beta and we won't reveal how we're selecting candidates.

How it feels?
To crush the hope of many? rofl

Nasty Nasty Stephane =P

#80 Dratyan

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 08:09 PM

Now I know what I'll be asking Santa this year.

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 08:09 PM

Untouch said:

Ok, just to get this out of the way here: We have a studio internal selection process for our Closed Beta that starts on Friday. There will be no public application form.

From the dev chat.

Basically they'll pick known people...

#82 Azkal

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 08:10 PM

OMG!!!! Ommg!! If you have also been waiting since day one for this to be announced then you know exactly how I feel now! :D

OMG I'm soooo happy!! Thank you Anet! Thank you!

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 08:11 PM

Zodiac Meteor said:

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Hey Regina (and/or Martin), so, we are long time buddies right? You replied to one of my posts I think, we are total pals!
Heheheh, if thats the way of choosing beta members, I have to be in! Martin replied to me at least 3 times and Eric about 2. :devil: Ok, I admit some of my posts could look as complaints, but I always wanted good for my beloved game and company!!

But honestly, it would benefit both - me and ANet. I'd test your game 24/7 totally free and you would save me lots of cash wasted on SW:TOR. :P

I have a feeling most of people getting in gonna be some noticable members of this community, maybe mods, QQ admins and probably some fansite/blog writers.

#84 Ronaconda

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 08:11 PM

All of my want! I hope these tests go well, also kudos for working during the holidays guys.

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 08:12 PM

Cracken said:

Basically they'll pick known people...
ya, like guru mods and well known internet reviewers (like totalbiscuit :) )

#86 Stéphane Lo Presti

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 08:13 PM

Wothan said:

How it feels?
To crush the hope of many? rofl

Nasty Nasty Stephane =P

We're hoping that we've also announced enough today to sort of minimize the crush ;) We want a happy community that still has high hopes for the game ^^

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 08:15 PM

Stéphane Lo Presti said:

We're hoping that we've also announced enough today to sort of minimize the crush ;) We want a happy community that still has high hopes for the game ^^

It's all good mate. Selecting people you know is the best way to go. Can't wait for open beta! I may rage quit though that the Minstrel isn't real :p

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 08:16 PM

Stéphane Lo Presti said:

For the sake of clarity: we've talked about closed beta and by that we mean that there is no public information about how to get in, as we're selecting the candidates carefully. We will not reveal any more information apart from what we just said.

EDIT: to be even clearer, there won't be any webpage for getting into the closed beta and we won't reveal how we're selecting candidates.

Well, if you're looking for a 40ish year old computer programmer with a security clearance (can keep secrets) and decades of testing experience, I know a certain me you can call... :p

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 08:16 PM

Stéphane Lo Presti said:

We're hoping that we've also announced enough today to sort of minimize the crush ;) We want a happy community that still has high hopes for the game ^^

I would hope so, the only thing you missed is a release date, but we know you will get that to us as soon as you possibly can.

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 08:16 PM

Stéphane Lo Presti said:

We're hoping that we've also announced enough today to sort of minimize the crush ;) We want a happy community that still has high hopes for the game ^^

Everyone here is happy. I think large majority of us are glad you all are capable of taking such a big step toward release, regardless who gets in and who doesn't.

I'm patiently waiting. ;)