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#1 Aug 10 2010 at 10:34 AM Rating: Excellent
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Greeting Beta Seekers!

I'm happy to announce that we will be extending our beta giveaway from August 11th to August 14th, so that more people can have a shot at entering. Be sure to tell your friends about it!
#2 Aug 10 2010 at 10:43 AM Rating: Good
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*Raises Eyebrow*

Could this be a hint that there are more Beta Keys than applicants? :o
#3 Aug 10 2010 at 10:45 AM Rating: Good
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Three more days? The suspense was already bad enough...

I almost feel like you're just messing with us, but it's not Friday so it can't be a Happy Friday thread, and it's not April 1st...

Edited, Aug 10th 2010 12:53pm by KarlHungis
#4 Aug 10 2010 at 10:47 AM Rating: Good
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KanzenZenaku wrote:
*Raises Eyebrow*

Could this be a hint that there are more Beta Keys than applicants? :o


Heh, that'd be cool...it's definitely a gift for me seeing as I wasn't gonna enter without my new computer, should have it in the next few days though... awesome!
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This is going to get mixed responses. As the saying goes, can't please them all.

Edited, Aug 10th 2010 12:48pm by Geffe
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TwistedOwl wrote:
KanzenZenaku wrote:
*Raises Eyebrow*

Could this be a hint that there are more Beta Keys than applicants? :o


Heh, that'd be cool...it's definitely a gift for me seeing as I wasn't gonna enter without my new computer, should have it in the next few days though... awesome!


Why wouldn't you just enter, knowing that you have a new PC on the way?
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Geffe wrote:
This is going to get mixed responses. As they saying goes, can't please them all.


Well the people who will be happy about this are people who just find out about it on the 12th or some thing. It's pretty much impossible for those people to be here now to post happy responses. It's only three more days, but it's like waking up on Christmas Eve and being told that Christmas is going to be pushed back three more days.

Edited, Aug 10th 2010 12:51pm by KarlHungis
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That kinda sucks, I was looking forward to finding out...looks like we probably won't even know if we're in until Sunday now Smiley: frown

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#9 Aug 10 2010 at 10:51 AM Rating: Decent
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Why am I sad about this good news? ; ;
#10 Aug 10 2010 at 10:51 AM Rating: Good
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Lol how is that good news?
3 more days of waiting + more competition to get keys!
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#11 Aug 10 2010 at 10:52 AM Rating: Good
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I was tempted to do it anyway, but I rather for sure have the computer sitting here 1st...and isn't the new phase starting today? Felt wrong to be sitting on a key I can't use while someone else could be using it...of all the times to decide to be honest -shrugs-
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I was tempted to do it anyway, but I rather for sure have the computer sitting here 1st...and isn't the new phase starting today? Felt wrong to be sitting on a key I can't use while someone else could be using it...of all the times to decide to be honest -shrugs-


I guarantee that you would not be the only person with beta access who is unable to play. That's what beta is for, to see what can and can't play it.
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It's my birthday today and a beta key would be the best present I could possibly get! *wink wink* ^_^
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#14 Aug 10 2010 at 11:17 AM Rating: Decent
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yeah while theoretically I am happy for folks that will have a shot at the beta because of the extension - secretly I am a greedy monster that wants no one to enter so that I can get a key for sure!

*mwah ha ha*

but this could mean there are a heck of a lot more beta keys than some people were thinking... because if they only had 20 or so to give out there would be no point in extending the contest, would there? Maybe they have 2000 keys and need to have at least 1000 disappointed entrants... lol

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If they have more keys than applicants, then do a first drawing, and then a second drawing Smiley: nod

I expect this is more because SE asked them to hold off, perhaps to offset traffic.
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Pikko, stop teasing us now, give us our keys tomorrow and then do another drawing for the unlucky members next week~~~

Please?
Please?
Please? :(

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I think this best describes my feelings:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8szWccJvb4&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LF_hWs90Z3A&NR=1

Edited, Aug 10th 2010 10:28am by Ravida
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/em contemplates the "South Park Cartman freezing himself" method to get thru extended wait.
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#19 Aug 10 2010 at 11:36 AM Rating: Good
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Geffe wrote:
I guarantee that you would not be the only person with beta access who is unable to play. That's what beta is for, to see what can and can't play it.


Oh there's no doubt that this computer wouldn't play it...a cheap hp prebuilt bought during a moment of internetz withdrawal, couldn't even run the bench...
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Ravida wrote:
I think this best describes my feelings:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8szWccJvb4&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LF_hWs90Z3A&NR=1

Edited, Aug 10th 2010 10:28am by Ravida


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tim5nU3DwIE
#21 Aug 10 2010 at 11:41 AM Rating: Good
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Pikko wrote:
Greeting Beta Seekers!

I'm happy to announce that we will be extending our beta giveaway from August 11th to August 14th, so that you can wait three more days before finding out if you won or not!


FTFY.
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It surprises me that people can't get the bench to run.

Last night, I tried it on my wife's computer, to see if the graphics card did well enough to justify sending it to Mikhalia for his SO's comp. I didn't think it would do very well, it has an Athlon X2, 2gb of DDR2 ram, a cheap Gigabyte board, and a 8800 GTS. To our surprise, it scored 2500ish on low, 1700 on high.

I couldn't get it to run at first, but then I installed this and it ran fine then.
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Mikhalia wrote:
Pikko wrote:
Greeting Beta Seekers!

I'm happy to announce that we will be extending our beta giveaway from August 11th to August 14th, so that you can wait three more days before finding out if you won or not!


FTFY.


I thought I heard howls of frustration coming from your direction Smiley: laugh
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BETA 3 starts August 10th, so is this good or bad news... ^_^
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#26 Aug 10 2010 at 11:47 AM Rating: Decent
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Wint wrote:
Mikhalia wrote:
Pikko wrote:
Greeting Beta Seekers!

I'm happy to announce that we will be extending our beta giveaway from August 11th to August 14th, so that you can wait three more days before finding out if you won or not!


FTFY.


I thought I heard howls of frustration coming from your direction Smiley: laugh


Seriously, people have had a week to sign up. If they haven't signed up in a week, they don't want to be in the beta badly enough. That's -their- problem.

What makes it worse is that Eorzeapedia and FFXIVcore's giveaways are still ending tomorrow, so the winners from those sites will be playing three days before anyone here will.

Edited, Aug 10th 2010 1:48pm by Mikhalia
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Eorzeapedia's ended yesterday actually. I feel your pain, just trying to be patient Smiley: cool
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Checking on Eorzeapedia's site, sounds like they don't have the codes yet. Perhaps Zam is just keeping it open until they have them?

http://www.eorzeapedia.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=5416
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omg 3 more waiting days.. *cries*
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Wint wrote:
Checking on Eorzeapedia's site, sounds like they don't have the codes yet. Perhaps Zam is just keeping it open until they have them?

http://www.eorzeapedia.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=5416


Are you freaking kidding me ~.~
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Mikhalia wrote:
Wint wrote:
Checking on Eorzeapedia's site, sounds like they don't have the codes yet. Perhaps Zam is just keeping it open until they have them?

http://www.eorzeapedia.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=5416


Are you freaking kidding me ~.~


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#33 Aug 10 2010 at 12:06 PM Rating: Excellent
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SE: "Here, have a contest but we won't be able to give you the prizes yet. Don't worry, we're good for it."

Edited, Aug 10th 2010 2:07pm by Geffe
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Mikhalia wrote:
Wint wrote:
Checking on Eorzeapedia's site, sounds like they don't have the codes yet. Perhaps Zam is just keeping it open until they have them?

http://www.eorzeapedia.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=5416


Are you freaking kidding me ~.~


This is S-E we're talking about. They probably figure that as long as they can produce some beta keys by September 29th, it's all good.
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SE: "Here, have a contest but we won't be able to give you the prizes yet. Don't worry, we're good for it."

Edited, Aug 10th 2010 2:07pm by Geffe


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:'( that's all I got lol
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Well, ****. Anyone who wants in the beta would have signed up in the first two days. All we're going to get from this point on is people making sockpuppet accounts for multiple entries.

I assume this comes because of a delay in the beta keys from Square. The other two sites haven't posted any changes, though. I sure hope they aren't delaying only Zam's keys to stagger the server load.
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While I can't say how many we're giving out, the giveaway is not being extended because we have too many keys.
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Well it doesnt say no beta key will be given out on the 11th it just says extended our giveaway. Am i the only one looking at it like this? /hope

Edited, Aug 10th 2010 2:28pm by nnamite
#40 Aug 10 2010 at 12:31 PM Rating: Decent
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awww Pikko you destroyed the only "bright side" I tried to find in this post... lol

but good luck to the late entrants, nonetheless
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I would imagine that all the sites having giveaways wont give them away at the same time, can you imagine 20k + people all getting an email and trying to download a client which is probably at least 5gb at the same time?
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#42 Aug 10 2010 at 12:34 PM Rating: Decent
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client is peer to peer - so actually lots of people at the same time should mean it goes faster for everyone - especially if people seed after completing the download
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Oh fair enough then, guess SE just wants more publicity and to keep us waiting :P
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Man, it was hard enough waiting until today, let alone tomorrow, and now you say we must wait 3 more days?
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Really disappointed that no one has posted this yet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MLry6Cn_D4
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...giveaway is not being extended because we have too many keys.


Hmm, then this probably means that Zam hasn't received their keys yet.

I say this because FFXIV Core and Eorzeapedia haven't received them either, and there are plenty of people concerned about the wait. I'm thinking the side admins aren't sure how many they're receiving.

Only time will tell!
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#48 Aug 10 2010 at 1:17 PM Rating: Decent
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Really disappointed that no one has posted this yet.


that video expressed my feelings.
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/confused Not sure how this is good news as anyone who reads this is gonna think "oh I have to wait 3 more days" but...whatever /shrug 3 days never killed anyone...no wait it probably did...uh oh
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Yes, that deserves to be here.
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Pikko can you say why its being extended? I know you said so more can have a chance at winning but thier has to be more. Did SE also state that you cannot say how many Keys are going to be given away?
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