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Champions Online Beta

As noted on the Champions Online Official Website announces open beta testing of Cryptic's MMORPG is underway. This is not quite as open as all that, as you must be a preorder customer or a paid FilePlanet subscriber to participate. There was a post on their website earlier with workarounds for problems with a client patch that was apparently a staggering 3GB download, but the post has been deleted, so this issue may have been resolved along the way. Also, a new "Travel Powers" trailer from the game shows off how to get from here to there in the game while saving on bus fare. You can find the clip on According to Massively, Bill Roper is preparing a statement on beta issues that will be released shortly.

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2. Re: Champions Online Beta Aug 17, 2009, 21:30 Xoxotl
Agreed. It's a fiasco. Between making those who aren't FilePlanet subscribers wait 45 minutes just to start downloading the beta client (twice if you downloaded the outdated .5 client first!), the .6 client is still broken, as is the patcher (I've lost count the amount of times it stalled... usually only .5 MB in!). This is all compounded by the fact there has been NOTHING from Cryptic in the forums except a 8-hour old message saying "Oh, it's fixed, have fun!" followed by 110 pages of people saying "No, it's still broken." This really shakes my faith in this game.

And they have to gall to try to sell you a lifetime subscription at this point.

Update: Stalled at 2970KB. (/sigh)
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