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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.
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  1. Mission's Avatar
    So if ppl didnt get their invite for this 100k wave, now, they have missed out until next wave ? or are they still cycling through ?
    I got mine in first wave, im just wondering when this cycle has ended, as no guildies or friends got theirs yet
  1. Zokten's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Stormtrooperz View Post
    They said you'll get a chance at Beta, you're getting it.

    Eventually.
    They said be opt-in people....which isn't the case.

    Do you need a juice box while you wait or?
    Not sure what you are trying to get at here.
  1. Kesandri's Avatar
    Also got in, Have had an active account since day 1 with a small 3 month break in 2009. EU
  1. Youarefired's Avatar
    I didn't get mine yet.

    .....
    ...

    WAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Oh well.
  1. Vutar's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Veranya View Post
    It's fairly logical if you consider that Blizzard never ever throws money at stuff, if they can get away with not doing it. And they can. So they won't. Hence, it is logical that they use a minimum of servers required for testing and getting all AP holders in to beta before it ends and hopefully as soon as possible. Even if they don't want to throw money at stuff, they still don't want to piss their customers off too much either. I just thought it was logical they would do that. I wouldn't throw money at a problem in my line of work. That would mean the customer would end up having to pay more to get it done faster than "normal deadline", or my company losing money. And that's no good.

    And still there is zero logic in your argument. 4 servers + 1 million people = failure. It doesn't matter whether they wait a week, they are still going to need more servers in order to get 1 milion people in. The 1 million is not going to magically become a lower number that will fit into 4 servers as time goes by. The fact is they didn't plan well. Heck they admitted themselves they had no idea how they would handle beta just days prior to it going live. They utterly failed is the only explanation and now the only course of action they have is waves.
  1. ardion91's Avatar
    I'll call it off for now. Those who still dont have any invites, just be patient, WE really cant do anymore. Maybe better luck later, or next time. gn
  1. Angarin's Avatar
    Awesome to actually hear some insight from blizzard that wasn't just beating around the bush
  1. Smeghead's Avatar
    September 2005 account creation, 1st day AP signup, EU, got mine.
  1. ejpaints's Avatar
    Figures, people are still QQ'ing even though waves have started. I really wish people would research how every other beta has went before they start QQ'ing about this stuff. Only difference between the initial wave they did last week and the one for cata was they called it F&F Beta this time instead of F&F Alpha, which is what it actually was. Now beta has started. They can start waves and stress test the servers. Waves should be coming out rather regularly now as long as there isn't a huge issue found with this wave. So cool your jets peeps. You'll get in. Plenty of us still sitting here waiting. It'll happen, just gotta have a little more patience.
  1. Razirm's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ejpaints View Post
    Only difference between the initial wave they did last week and the one for cata was they called it F&F Beta this time instead of F&F Alpha, which is what it actually was. Now beta has started.
    No, I was in Beta last week and I'm not a part of any F&F thing :P
    *Edit* - To be exact, I noticed around this time last week my account was flagged but I received no Email saying I had access to Beta so it might have been sooner that I had gotten the Invited, I don't log into Battle.net every day. If I hadn't logged in by chance then, I may not have even realized by now.
  1. terminaltrip421's Avatar
    i'm afraid that a d3 beta invite may be even worse than just not getting in tonight *what if it means i'm like last in line and it truly is a consolation prize?* sorry but not really much of one if the game is coming out in full in just over 15 days. (which it is right?) edit: 1 month 15 days ...possibly decent consolation prize if it doesn't mean i can expect to wait 1 month 15 days for a mop beta invite <.< ...plus 17gigs of precious HD space is alright taken with pre-downloaded mop beta files =(
  1. Eon Drache's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Razirm View Post
    No, I was in Beta last week and I'm not a part of any F&F thing :P
    Blizzard confirmed anyone stating they aren't part of an official site or Friends/family is trolling. You didn't get anything without being one of those.
  1. Zokten's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Eon Drache View Post
    Blizzard confirmed anyone stating they aren't part of an official site or Friends/family is trolling. You didn't get anything without being one of those.
    The fact people just take blizzard for their word still makes me laugh nicely.
  1. Inora's Avatar
    dont care bout MOP - giev diablo beta
  1. 1313moridin's Avatar
    just got my invite. been playing since the first night the EU servers went live, a couple small breaks (1-2months max.) got AP while he was still talking about it on Blizzcon. weekend is saved!
  1. mercutiouk's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by terminaltrip421 View Post
    i'm afraid that a d3 beta invite may be even worse than just not getting in tonight *what if it means i'm like last in line and it truly is a consolation prize?* sorry but not really much of one if the game is coming out in full in just over 15 days. (which it is right?) edit: 1 month 15 days ...possibly decent consolation prize if it doesn't mean i can expect to wait 1 month 15 days for a mop beta invite <.< ...plus 17gigs of precious HD space is alright taken with pre-downloaded mop beta files =(
    You DO realise the diablo bit is a seperate post entirely right? It's just linked at the top.

    This is about the MoP beta that all the whiney self entitled brats have been bitching about since 5 minutes after it started and they weren't in. (mods: You can't say i'm wrong).
  1. kur1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Eon Drache View Post
    Blizzard confirmed anyone stating they aren't part of an official site or Friends/family is trolling. You didn't get anything without being one of those.
    Please source this quote. I was invited previously and am definitely not F&F. So unless I have a little angel watching out for me with my e-mail... :P
  1. Tempestozaur's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Mewtwo View Post
    If you are quitting glad to see you gone, WoW needs less people like you :3
    Yes, WoW needs more Blizzard drones like you, who are willing to pay a lot of money to them with out getting back what they were promised
  1. Yakisoba's Avatar
    Just got my invite, feels good to be part of 100,000. Isn't that large a number.
  1. mercutiouk's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by kur1 View Post
    Please source this quote. I was invited previously and am definitely not F&F. So unless I have a little angel watching out for me with my e-mail... :P
    I'm definitely not F&F or press/fansite. I've taken part in most previous beta's though so might have ended up on the "approved testers" list.

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