Osarion, Goblin in Disguise wrote:
I'm pretty sure SE starting Beta 3 one day before the contests are scheduled to end is intentional.
I think they're going to want to stagger the massive logins that will be taking place from the second the servers go live again vs the additional testers added. This also leads me to believe that there are going to be a huge number of new invitees. We've even heard on this board of Gamestop receiving Beta invites for their employees.
I agree. They are going to want all the current beta testers to log in first, get all new patches downloaded etc. Once the dust has settled from all that and they don't have to hear any whining from them, they will open the floodgates to the new beta testers.
I agree also that open beta would be nice, but do you think they will hold out to get more ppl to buy the CE? Maybe if they pass a certain retail mark on that then they would do it, who knows.
Open beta would be oohhh so nice, at least for a week or two. It would indeed help to keep the fallout down on release date. Edited, Aug 10th 2010 8:56am by Tolerance4u
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