I can't recall the source, but I was told earlier today by someone reading an article on this upcoming test that they're looking for "tens of thousands" in order to assist testing WvWvW.
When will we know if we got in or not?
yea its def not 1 million people unless they have a way to ID the system you signed up with and link it to the email addresses used. Cuz i signed up 3 times.
As an aside, here's the link to the live counter (though I get the background, I'm not seeing numbers - but this alternates with "Bad gateway" errors, so I suspect high load may be playing havoc with things):
I wouldn't be surprised. People have been waiting for this game forever. Matter of fact some people have only been playing other MMOs while they waited for this one.
Only problem with what i'm already seeing on the facebook comments especially is people asking " Who got keys ". I'm calling it now, ether arena net will ban people who break the NDA in waves or just take off the NDA.
Great news, the morale at a.net must be buzzing with positive vibes. Here's to hoping the people that get in, give proper input and do their jobs properly as beta testers.
While it is sad to see my chances of actually getting into the beta decline, it is amazing to see those kinds of numbers in only 48 hours. I cannot wait to see what the units sold # is after a year. Hopefully they are able to get the big fixes done well and release while hype stays up. However, it seems like there is just more and more hype each time they make any sort of announcement. If they wait to announce when the release is until a month before it will probably skyrocket again.
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Why do I run? Why do I slay? Why do I play? ...Carrots? Nay.
I love the fact that SWTOR took 3 years to get 2 million people to sign up for beta, and GW2 gets half that in 2 days.
I am glad to see this much enthusiasm, but I fear some people may have set their expectations too high (although very unlikely) trying to hop to the next best looking MMO coming out in the market.
We have always seen a trend in the MMO market that people tend to jump ship for the next boat to set sail, and in the end its those people who make the boat sink by overburdening it with high expectation. Let's just hope GW2 will in fact be able to handle it well.
I really cant wait for the game, but someone has to play Devil's Advocate here...
And should he be a prophet of It's coming, he shall be cast out by his kin and his peers, for they cannot comprehend and fear the end of the corrupt empire. - Unknown, 3/1/2012I am Lothaeryn, Dragonborn of Nirn and Paladin of Azeroth. Hear my voice and tremble... Bask in my radiance and be inspired...
For I am the Hand of Dawn, and justice shall be done by my shout and by my blade.
When you don't have a hundred servers you don't need millions of players to fill them. As long as they can make a profit and there's enough players to enjoy the game with, it's successful IMO.