There is an old expression from MMOs.
Random Loot is Random or
RNG is RNG
I have always accepted this when raiding, and killing XYZ boss for the nth time for that 1 missing piece!
I tried to take the same view to the SW:TOR beta, but I tell ya its getting hard!
Been signed up for beta since summer of 2010 on both me and my wifes accounts, system scan complete with top end rigs just built that summer.
Patiently waiting, every day for some news about the beta.
Earlier this year one of my RL friends gets a beta invite to test Bounty Hunters, only a short test nothing major, but he enjoyed it and was bragging about the awesomeness of TOR over beers at the pub.
Several months ago, different friend, same pub. "I got a beta invite today, downloading now" - ARGHHH burned again, fuck you buddy!
What makes this worse is this friend the week before lived literally 4 minutes from my house and happened to move in with his girlfriend in a different town ~ 1.5 hours away from where I live.....So I can't get even try it without a road trip!
Fast Forward late August--> System specs requirement dropped from the testing signup, pre-orders go out. I convince my other friends and past guildies to sign up and pre-order since beta weekends were coming up in September.
First round of beta invites come for the weekend betas, i check my email and my wifes email every second waiting for the message to come, I know it will, it has to.
BAM! Email from Star Wars The Old Republic - So excited i open it up.....
You have a new private message on Star Wars The Old Republic
"Dude I just got into BETA and I signed up like a week ago! I'm so stoked"
I received another one of these from another guildy in the same fashion.
So those 2 got into a beta weekend and were talking about how awesome it was, and i was struggling with my urge from clubbing a baby penguin.
Fast forward recently, "New beta invites went out" a number of posters in the mega thread and now this forum "I got into beta" "Beta invite FTW", looking for my email, nope not there. Jealousy rising, nerd rage increasing exponentially.
My best friend texts me, "Got into Beta, downloading now, this shit is huge"
"Yeah like 40gigs or something i say" and throw my coffee mug into the wall!
"You've been wanting to get in for like a year, why don't you come over and play it tonight"
FUCK YEAH!!!! Like a kid on christmas day and shit I show up all grinning ear to ear.
This one only lives 4 minutes away, and I stayed as late as his wife would let me, LOL.
These last couple months are going to be tough and the anticipation is going to suck. Luckily I have to burn vacation and have taken off the entire second half of December to get my fill before the new year starts.
So I have been burned by the TOR beta, and I know some of you have too! If you have some rage, let it out!