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Warhammer Online Beta Opens

Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning Website has news that the beta test for Mythic's imminent MMORPG is now open to all applicants in North America, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore. According to the Warhammer Online Beta Page they have received nearly 900,000 applications so far, and word is: "The Open Beta will be level capped and content restricted. You will be allowed to choose any of the game's 20 unique careers and advance through rank 20. You will also be free to explore and battle across Tiers 1 and 2 of each army's homeland. Please note that any characters created during the Open Beta will NOT carry over into the live game as they will be wiped from the servers." Thanks Massively. Update: Though it says "open beta," this is currently still only available for closed beta participants and preorder customers at this time. Also, The European Warhammer Online Website has word that registration for European applicants is temporarily unavailable due to server maintenance. Thanks Ant.

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64. No Credit Card? I'm Impressed! Sep 8, 2008, 21:18 Paranoid Jack
 
Ant, I forgot about that. If you have no credit card you are stuck purchasing at the very least a game-card for a month to get the subscription going? Or do they not require credit cards anymore?

I thought they had moved away from the credit card is necessary business model. But maybe I'm thinking of that browser based MMO I tried recently...

Either way. If you wait and there's not a constantly growing subscriber base they will eventually give out seven or ten day trails. Which isn't enough time to try everything but enough time to decide if you like the game enough to buy a copy and a game-card.

I've logged dozens of hours already. Lost track. So I know I like it enough to at least buy it and most likely play it for three months or so.

Takes a lot longer to level. Unlike AoC where you can level three times within a few hours if you know how to work it.

I made it to level 21 or 22 before a wipe a month or so back. I'd guess it took me about two weeks but I wasn't taking days off work and only stayed up late a few nights. Not to mention the servers were constantly going up and down while they worked on them.

Damn, I'm envious! Wish I could say I had no credit cards or at least the debt that usually goes with them. Never thought about the subscription issues that it would cause though.

One good thing for us Closed Beta testers... bad thing for the general public. If they went totally Open Beta it would be pandemonium. It's bad enough now with more than a hundred thousand people trying to get their game on.

I sure hope they learn from it. Blizzard didn't. It was hell the first two months or more after release. This time I am going to pick the worst name server and hope it fills up last or never...

 
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  1. Sep 7, 13:38 Anyone have a key? Ant
  2. Sep 7, 13:47  Re: Anyone have a key? Pigeon
  5. Sep 7, 14:04  Re: Anyone have a key? Starang
  6. Sep 7, 14:06   Re: Anyone have a key? Verno
  7. Sep 7, 14:24    Re: Anyone have a key? Ant
  10. Sep 7, 14:41     Re: Anyone have a key? Verno
  18. Sep 7, 15:43      Re: Anyone have a key? Ant
  25. Sep 7, 17:04      Re: Anyone have a key? Ant
  12. Sep 7, 14:51  Re: Anyone have a key? sir
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  14. Sep 7, 15:01 pseudo-open Mega Fantasy Sci-Fi PostApocalyptic MMORTRPFPS 9000
  16. Sep 7, 15:29  Re: pseudo-open Verno
  15. Sep 7, 15:03 Tried it ? ! Techie714
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  19. Sep 7, 16:16 Updating Tumbler
  20. Sep 7, 16:22  Re: Updating Verno
  21. Sep 7, 16:41   Re: Updating Overon
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  22. Sep 7, 16:41 Hmm Pumas
  27. Sep 7, 17:15 open Kxmode
  28. Sep 7, 17:28  Re: open MattyC
  32. Sep 7, 18:44   Re: open Kxmode
  29. Sep 7, 17:51 Agreed. Ant
  30. Sep 7, 18:12  Re: Agreed. Pigeon
  31. Sep 7, 18:26  Re: Agreed. Kxmode
  33. Sep 7, 19:00 fuck you fileplanet Innocent
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  56. Sep 8, 02:43   Great Even Though They Are Hammered Paranoid Jack
  58. Sep 8, 03:23    Re: Great Even Though They Are Hammered Ant
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  43. Sep 7, 20:23   2 cents sc4r4b
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  44. Sep 7, 20:54 1105 minute queue at Fileplanet... JohnBirshire
  45. Sep 7, 21:04 9/8/2008 2 AM CET Status for WO European Ant
  47. Sep 7, 21:41 9/8/2008 3 AM CET from GOA's CEO--Europe Ant
  53. Sep 8, 00:30  Re: 9/8/2008 3 AM CET from GOA's CEO--Europe Krovven
  54. Sep 8, 00:50   Re: 9/8/2008 3 AM CET from GOA's CEO--Europe Pigeon
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  63. Sep 8, 16:12 THIS IS NOT AN OPEN BETA Cutter
>> 64. Sep 8, 21:18  No Credit Card? I'm Impressed! Paranoid Jack
  65. Sep 12, 21:28  Re: THIS IS NOT AN OPEN BETA Yifes


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