I would expect something like this (if they stagger them during the course of a month, which is probably how long P3 will last as they said):
1st wave - A good percentage (or all?) of 1.0 account holders who also applied for the beta using the same e-mail etc.
2nd wave - People from previous betas perhaps, and some general population.
3rd wave - Everyone, or almost everyone, who actually applied.
Phase 4 is open beta, so no application ought to be needed at all - Usually open betas are like "Join the fight now! Put your e-mail here" and then a code (if needed) and client download details immediately come to your email.
They might do things differently, but I wouldn't stray far from what I said.
After all, with 35 servers for P3, they are supposedly able to keep up with 35 x 5000 = 175,000 concurrent players. I know / saw that they have 700,000 applicants, however they are not projected to play concurrently, so...
We'll see! =)
Somewhat correct yea. The difference is that the beta testers from previous phases are already in so there wont be a wave with us since we will be in from Friday.
edit: and again with this stupid down rate
everyone that reads this please down rate me
i want for once to go sub-default cause this is ridiculous! Edited, Jun 13th 2013 4:20am by Teravibe