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100,000 Annual Pass Invites On Their Way
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
We appreciate that everyone who signed up for the Annual Pass is genuinely excited about seeing the new content and helping us test it for release. We definitely want to get all Annual Pass holders into the beta test as soon as humanly (and technologically) possible.

To do so, we need to make sure that our new systems remain stable as we add players. If we let everyone in at the exact same time, we risk damaging the stability of the service, and then no one would be able to play. We can’t let everyone in at the same time; however, all Annual Pass holders will be invited before any opt-ins.

We’re in the process of sending 100,000 invites to Annual Pass holders, and we recommend keeping an eye on your email and Battle.net account for an invite to come explore Pandaria.

Rest assured that we WILL get all of our Annual Pass holders into the beta test. Thank you for the passion and support you’ve shown for the game, and please be patient with us as we continue driving hard toward finishing up Mists of Pandaria and getting it into your hands as quickly as possible.
This article was originally published in forum thread: 100,000 Annual Pass Invites On Their Way started by chaud View original post
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  1. darkrealm's Avatar
    I have been playing since March of 2005 and no beta for me. But its possible because I stopped playing in 07 for a few months that could be held against me and I might not get one for a while to come.


    Just got it!
  1. Thangal's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Acidd06 View Post
    to any one who got it: How long has your account been active? I got my annual pass the day it came out and my account has been active since Oct 2007 :/ STILL NO BETA QQQQQ

    Got mine last night. Acct active dec 2004, Annual pass Day it was announced.
  1. gohan19890's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Acidd06 View Post
    to any one who got it: How long has your account been active? I got my annual pass the day it came out and my account has been active since Oct 2007 :/ STILL NO BETA QQQQQ
    yea i would like to know the same, i got the annual pass the day it came out as well and my account was activated pretty much the same time, if we dont get in this one, we better get in the next one, im going to be really pissed off if we get into the beta and then one week later it gets shut down and all those other people had weeks or months to play in it and we just get a few days, thats not what i signed up for
  1. Evisiling's Avatar
    Why is it then Oxhorn is in the Beta and he didnt sign up for the Annual Pass as far as im aware?
  1. GroshanBlackhand's Avatar
    I laugh at these people that are like WHY NO BETA and they started playing in 2006-2011... Think for 2 seconds now... People that have been getting invited are from 04? You are only 2 years off so yeah I agree WHY NO BETA. Why is cheating me!!! They stole my money!! I want in now just like we need LFR so people that don't know how to raid can feel special.
  1. Betrayerx's Avatar
    This is BS. I've ranked top 20 for locks on every fight in cata and I'm still not qualified to get beta in the first wave? So I guess as long as you have been playing since release and are the derpiest player in the world you're good to go? Half the people in the beta don't even know how to properly test the new changes except the players from world ranked guilds like BL. Every stream I watch the idiots are like ooooo what does this new spell Malefic Grasp do when it's been known what it does for months. So not only are there bad players and streamers like Towellie who say the new dungeons are overtuned because you can't roflstomp them anymore but there's idiots who haven't even read up on any of the new changes for their class beforehand. Blizzard is ridiculous, they knew they would be screwing people over with this and now they just offer an "I'm sure you'll get in soon, be patient with us" response when there are people who legitimately know what and how to test. I'm probably in a small group of players who actually care enough to read all the new talents and changes and write down a list of things to test, but to no avail, cause people who go "OOOOOOOOO the spell looks prettier" are cluttering up the servers and doing nothing useful for Blizzard or the people who want to see the new changes in action.
  1. nekobaka's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by QuinthalasKT View Post
    You know, I didn't care at the start. I know I was guaranteed access, and not instant. But, c'mon.

    I have subbed since Dec. 2004, AP first day... yet, a guildie has been playing since CATA and has the AP, and she gets in?

    I have over 90 "cumulative" months paid. SIGH.
    As Blizzard has shown and stated in the past, beta invites are mostly done to get a wide variety of players. After all these years as well Blizzard hasnt shown much care to their long time loyal customer base, their concern is appealing to more players, loyal or not.
  1. lockedout's Avatar
    Opened account march 2007. Several lapses. Cancelled annual pass. Used scroll of res from a guildy havent updated my beta profile for months(still had old rig listed) got beta invite while on 7 day free pass.
  1. ItZMuRdA's Avatar
    Check your e-mails / battle.net now. Battle.net just went down ingame, I logged onto my account on the site, and I have the MoP game on my list of accounts now.
  1. GroshanBlackhand's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Swaggajuice View Post
    This is BS. I've ranked top 20 for locks on every fight in cata and I'm still not qualified to get beta in the first wave? So I guess as long as you have been playing since release and are the derpiest player in the world you're good to go? Half the people in the beta don't even know how to properly test the new changes except the players from world ranked guilds like BL. Every stream I watch the idiots are like ooooo what does this new spell Malefic Grasp do when it's been known what it does for months. So not only are there bad players and streamers like Towellie who say the new dungeons are overtuned because you can't roflstomp them anymore but there's idiots who haven't even read up on any of the new changes for their class beforehand. Blizzard is ridiculous, they knew they would be screwing people over with this and now they just offer an "I'm sure you'll get in soon, be patient with us" response when there are people who legitimately know what and how to test. I'm probably in a small group of players who actually care enough to read all the new talents and changes and write down a list of things to test, but to no avail, cause people who go "OOOOOOOOO the spell looks prettier" are cluttering up the servers and doing nothing useful for Blizzard or the people who want to see the new changes in action.
    AMG I'm ranked on fights so I must be much better so I deserve a BETA lmao... This thread is just comical and entertaining for me at work.

    What honestly makes you deserve a BETA before anyone else? Because you are more "skill" or a better guild in which kills things faster meaning ranking more, and getting people to feed you damage increase buffs sooo sad.

    Honestly you are worse then the people QQing about now getting in because they have been playing the game since 2006.

    Also this isn't coming from someone(cause you seem to believe that Ranking and Progression is the most important) that is 3/8H or 8/8r or anything. I'm also 8/8H and same as you so just take a deep breathe, go enjoy the outside word, and once you get the BETA you can learn how to lvl your lock the fastest way possible so that you are able to get server first warlock. We all know this is why you want it, to get those epeen points.

    If I was Blizz I'd make all your crying little babies be the last to get into BETA, cause you are the same people that cry about how the game is to easy and make fun of the people that go on the forums saying to nerf heroics or so on. See now you know how they feel, they don't like things to be super challenging, and you are the one crying about not getting into a Beta that has been out for what now 2 weeks or so. AMG I want in now cause there is only another 5 plus months to go and I need to learn how to exploit and so on to level the fastest to push World(doubtful) Realm Firsts.
  1. Zokten's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Cuno View Post
    There's nothing premium about it, if you know you'll play the next 12 months, it doesn't cost you anything extra than your monthly subscription cost.
    Expand your view guy.

    Quote Originally Posted by nekobaka View Post
    After all these years as well Blizzard hasnt shown much care to their long time loyal customer base, their concern is appealing to more players, loyal or not.
    Pretty much, always found the "fan-boi" to blizzard amusing.
  1. Clampz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by GroshanBlackhand View Post
    AMG I'm ranked on fights so I must be much better so I deserve a BETA lmao... This thread is just comical and entertaining for me at work.

    What honestly makes you deserve a BETA before anyone else? Because you are more "skill" or a better guild in which kills things faster meaning ranking more, and getting people to feed you damage increase buffs sooo sad.

    Honestly you are worse then the people QQing about now getting in because they have been playing the game since 2006.

    Also this isn't coming from someone(cause you seem to believe that Ranking and Progression is the most important) that is 3/8H or 8/8r or anything. I'm also 8/8H and same as you so just take a deep breathe, go enjoy the outside word, and once you get the BETA you can learn how to lvl your lock the fastest way possible so that you are able to get server first warlock. We all know this is why you want it, to get those epeen points.
    A million times this.
    And for your information, SwaggaJuice, Blizzard needs all types of players to test the new content. Good players, bad players, Casuals, Hardcores, even (gasp) low levels.
  1. GroshanBlackhand's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Clampz View Post
    A million times this.
    And for your information, SwaggaJuice, Blizzard needs all types of players to test the new content. Good players, bad players, Casuals, Hardcores, even (gasp) low levels.
    Agreed 100%
  1. Yuuka Kazami's Avatar
    Subbed since 7/8/05. Had about 8 or so total months of inactivity, got the AP on release. Got my beta invitation about 20 minutes ago.
  1. gHouLwiNg's Avatar
    Still nothing.. This gets annoying, seriously.
  1. GroshanBlackhand's Avatar
    Just a bunch of crying. atleast blizz learned there lesson. Don't allow for Beta access from signing up and paying for something. Cause the majority of the Blizzard community does nothing in there life but play this game and if they dont get things NOW they QQ on the forums
  1. Lora's Avatar
    I've been playing since the beta of the original game and I've yet to get in. I assume its completely random.
  1. Dengir's Avatar
    Rest assured that we WILL get all of our Annual Pass holders into the beta test.Yea How long must we wait....
  1. Simonzi's Avatar
    "We can’t let everyone in at the same time; however, all Annual Pass holders will be invited before any opt-ins." Damn, I was having fun trolling people saying I got into beta and didn't sign up for the annual pass. It's amazing how saying that will make people rage. But, the complete inverse is true. I do have the annual pass, and have not gotten into beta yet. And frankly, don't really care when I do.
  1. Drogoh's Avatar
    Playing since day one, even had the original collectors edition, have a total sub time of over 80 months and got the AP on the first day. Seeing these people say that they've been playing since wrath or BC get their's before all the people like me is just frustrating. QQ i know but if blizzard says it is based on those things, then why are they not actually following there own criteria? If they hadn't said it was based on those things and had said it was completely random i think you would have seen alot less QQing and more just hoping and waiting.

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