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Wrath of the Lich King Beta Signups

IncGamers has word on the launch of signups for World of Warcraft players interested in beta testing the Wrath of the Lich King expansion for Blizzard's MMORPG, saying this is as simple as opting in to the beta test via your account page on the website, though apparently at the moment the European Account Page has the opt-in link, but it has not yet appeared on the US Account Page. Update: US Signups are underway as well.

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18. Still Wondering... Jul 5, 2008, 02:44 Paranoid Jack
 
"a 10 million user beta test?"

"The BC expansion didn't sell as well as that."

"Are you high? It sold 3.5 million copies in the first month..."

So you're saying my original statement is wrong?

I simply said it hasn't sold as well as the original. And it hasn't. I never sad it hadn't sold a shitload of copies... because it did. I was there at midnight elbow to elbow with hundreds of other geeks. And we all soon realized the dropped loot in Outland was better than a lot of raid loot in the original.

And no, I'm not/wasn't high. Wish I was....

edit: I'm still wondering what the latest figures are on the twelve (or whatever) million subscribers... how many actually have the add-on. Even half is an extension on their license to print money which WotLK will continue to extend for years or until the next add-on.

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17. Opt-In available for US Jul 4, 2008, 05:34 Kxmode
 
"You have successfully opted in for a chance to participate in the Wrath of the Lich King Beta. In the event that your account is selected, you will be sent an email with further instructions. Good luck!"

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16. Re: It's up on the US side Jul 3, 2008, 20:58 nin
 
The BC expansion didn't sell as well as that. I don't think they have even released the info on it.


Are you high? It sold 3.5 million copies in the first month...

http://www.gamespot.com/news/6164555.html

http://blizzardent.com/press/070307.shtml

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/burning-crusade-boosts-vivendi-profits






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15. Re: It's up on the US side Jul 3, 2008, 20:07 Paranoid Jack
 
The BC expansion didn't sell as well as that. I don't think they have even released the info on it. I know they have been bundling it with the original for quiet some time. Either way, yeah, your odds of getting in are about the same as being struck by lightening or winning the Lotto.

 
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14. Re: It's up on the US side Jul 3, 2008, 19:54 pacbowl
 
You would think so, but I'm betting most of the people opt-ing in just want to check out the expansion rather than provide feedback and look/test for actual bugs. These same people will cry about the lack of beta testing when Blizz has to patch 4 or 5 times within a week of release due to breakage and fine tuning.  
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13. Re: It's up on the US side Jul 3, 2008, 17:59 manic half
 
i cant imagine anyone who has a WoW account will not opt in.

a 10 million user beta test? theyll have to get some decent info out of that.

 
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12. Re: Sorry, but no thanks. Jul 3, 2008, 17:49 Fibrocyte
 
I did pay via CC, but I'm pretty sure it's just the fact that you weren't a BC customer.

 
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11. Re: Sorry, but no thanks. Jul 3, 2008, 17:38 Ant
 
indiv: Probably so. I never installed BC. I guess I could install it, but I would waste that free trial! Yeah, I'm cheap. I do keep the game updated in case I ever want to play again but these days I barely play games (0-2 hours a week).  
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10. I'd try it out... Jul 3, 2008, 17:31 Paranoid Jack
 
Been over 15 months since I last played/paid via credit card (so yeah, if you were using a credit card for Burning Crusade your eligible, so it seems).

I hadn't played for over a year before BC hit shelves. I played it another two months after release of BC. Then quit and rejoined for another month early last year...

Still waiting to get my WAR beta invite. I was hoping they would throw me a bone since I also beta tested their previous games.

 
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9. Re: Sorry, but no thanks. Jul 3, 2008, 17:21 indiv
 
I'm going to guess that you didn't have Burning Crusade, Ant, so you're not eligible.

 
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8. Re: Sorry, but no thanks. Jul 3, 2008, 16:41 Ant
 
Fibrocyte (and any others) with canceled accounts: Did you use credit cards or prepaid cards? I never used credit card for my WoW subscripton. Also, how long ago did you stop paying?  
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7. Re: No subject Jul 3, 2008, 16:38 osage no onna
 
osage: Are you sure? Mine said "This account is not eligible to enter the Wrath of the Lich King Beta." I haven't played and subscribed (prepaid game cards) since 2/2006.

Hmm, that's weird. I let my subscription run out this spring but it said I've successfully opted in. I guess there's some "recently enough" time limit, then.

Still, considering the millions of people hitting that button my chance of getting in isn't a whole lot higher than yours. Think we need to go down to the tenth decimal to see any difference


EDIT: I always used a credit card to pay.
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6. Re: Sorry, but no thanks. Jul 3, 2008, 16:31 Fibrocyte
 
I just signed up my canceled account and my wife's canceled account.

 
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5. Sorry, but no thanks. Jul 3, 2008, 16:26 Viranth
 
Diablo 3, diablo 3, diablo 3.

 
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4. Re: No subject Jul 3, 2008, 16:22 Ant
 
osage: Are you sure? Mine said "This account is not eligible to enter the Wrath of the Lich King Beta." I haven't played and subscribed (prepaid game cards) since 2/2006.  
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3. No subject Jul 3, 2008, 16:08 osage no onna
 
For anyone interested, you'll be able to opt-in even if your subscription isn't active.

 
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2. No subject Jul 3, 2008, 16:05 xXBatmanXx
 
I think you also are added in if you select that box in your blizzard accounts page....

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1. It's up on the US side Jul 3, 2008, 16:01 BobtheCkroach
 
I was able to opt-in without issue.

Woohoo.

 
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