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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. Buu's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by blutkind View Post
    lol, me too! after posting in this thread a few minutes ago i checked my email- yay D3 beta! that's better than Pandas any day
    Damn you... I wish I could play D3 beta. At least I have an idea about how WoW will be played at MoP. D3 I got none.
  1. El_Diabl0's Avatar
    Woot! I'm 100% sure my invite will be among the first 100k.
  1. Azivalla's Avatar
    I feel a lot better with a response at last. 100k is a generous amount for a wave. I'm not sure if I will be in wave 1 but damn sure the 2nd or 3rd wave will be mine.
  1. StationaryHawk's Avatar
    I probably won't be one of those 100,000 but it's nice to know that they're sending out another wave.
  1. Satan's Avatar
    100k lucky winners...

    heh
  1. Varabently's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Alayea View Post
    This is very nice to hear. I thought it'd be another week or two before we heard anything about a beta invite wave.
    Ohmagoodness I like your avatar.

    On topic: I didnt buy an annual pass, but now I kind of wish I had!
  1. Acquilae's Avatar
    I got an MoP beta invite after just checking onto my battle.net account page and transferred over a premade character to test.

    Never received an e-mail though.
  1. Checksixx's Avatar
    Nice!! Got my invite.
  1. Alayea's Avatar
    Chaud, can you add this as an update as well?

    Originally Posted by Bashiok (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
    Ok, so the people that say they are in but have not signed up for the AP (or just signed up recently) are trolling? Just wanted a confirmation on this, because I have seen posts saying otherwise.

    If someone is in the beta it is because:

    -They're press or work on an official fansite
    -Are friends/family of a Blizzard employee
    -Bought the Dell laptop that comes with beta invites
    -Purchased the Annual Pass

    There have been no opt-in invites.

    Quote Originally Posted by Varabently View Post
    Ohmagoodness I like your avatar.

    On topic: I didnt buy an annual pass, but now I kind of wish I had!
    Thank you kindly for the compliment. ;)


    Quote Originally Posted by Aliok View Post
    :P And don't I know it. Meanwhile, Alayea was also shouting out "I'm first comment!"
    Traitor. *pbbbbbbbbbbbbt*


    Edit: Here's some more commenting by Bashiok.

    Originally Posted by Bashiok (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
    The invites started earlier today and are still being sent. It will take at least a few more hours to finish, and then tomorrow morning we'll see if there were any that bounced back and resend those, as well as email alerting people to them being invited. Inviting 100k takes a long time. :)


    Anyways you can tell us what all you look for when you Invite? Besides How old account is and when we purchased AP?

    Annual Pass is a guaranteed entry, there is no consideration made beyond cumulative subscription time and when the Annual Pass was purchased.
  1. blaqkmagick's Avatar
    I'm excited to get into the beta but I'm not one of the people complaining that I didn't get in first wave. However, I think it is about damn time that Blizzard released an official statement about their plans. They haven't said anything for over a week which has only made the situation worse. At least by saying this people know what the plan is and I think we will see a reduction in all the "Where's my beta" threads. Of course there will be some but that's because impatient people are impatient.
  1. Video Games's Avatar
    I'd care more if blizzard had invited me to any of their betas but they never have so they clearly hate me and I'm sure I won't be in those 100k. /sigh
  1. Kanegasi's Avatar
    Anyways you can tell us what all you look for when you Invite?Besides How old account is and when we purchased AP?
    Annual Pass is a guaranteed entry, there is no consideration made beyond cumulative subscription time and when the Annual Pass was purchased.
  1. Kanegasi's Avatar
    Anyways you can tell us what all you look for when you Invite?

    Besides How old account is and when we purchased AP?

    Annual Pass is a guaranteed entry, there is no consideration made beyond cumulative subscription time and when the Annual Pass was purchased.
  1. mamaster52689's Avatar
    I'd like to thank Blizzard for the opportunity to keep 1,000,000+ players awake tonight checking their battle.net accounts...

    I'd be angrier if I wasn't so excited about this + the fact that they're apparently using cumulative active time!!!
  1. Sokolas's Avatar
    how many people are there with annual pass total? I don't think these 100k are a big part of them
  1. Arngrim310's Avatar
    I started in June of 05 with no hiccups and still no invite for me for any of the beta's this game has had. It's ok, my time will come soon enough
  1. Yoshimiko's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sokolas View Post
    how many people are there with annual pass total? I don't think these 100k are a big part of them
    I do believe this is about 10%.

    With 55 months of service, I'm hoping to get in. :x! No invite yet!
  1. zbegra's Avatar
    Just checked my account history. Got about 5,5 years worth of subscription. Let's hope that's enough for the 100k
  1. lolbubble's Avatar
    Frantically F5'ing? YES!
  1. The Ogdru Jahad's Avatar
    crosses fingers...lets go.

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