World of Warcraft Open Beta

Blizzard Entertainment announces the beginning of the World of Warcraft Open Beta (thanks Ant), though the World of Community Website seems to have crumpled under the stress of the news. Word is that: "An initial run of open beta accounts is now available from FilePlanet" (not limited to paid subscribed like the stress test), the wording suggesting accounts will be available elsewhere eventually. Here's a bit on the beta: "In preparation for the launch of World of Warcraft, we are now introducing the most complete version of the game, including a new patch with extensive content, including racial traits, raids, Hunter and Paladin talents, new quests for high-end zones, and much more." Update: The client is now also available on WorldofWarcraft.com and mirrored on Gamer's Hell.
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50.
 
Re: FP
Nov 8, 2004, 19:27
Bronco
 
50.
Re: FP Nov 8, 2004, 19:27
Nov 8, 2004, 19:27
 Bronco
 
I just played that game and made it to the next level before the zone crashed. For my efforts, I received an "E-peen of bragging rights" and a "Key of Activation". Unfortunately, the next level is hell. Mouse-clicking skills have been nerfed and the spawn is camped, although the party waiting in line ahead of me says I'll be able to try to kill the DL giant in 108 minutes. I heard the battle against the DL giant can take hours, assuming no one tries to gank and force me to start over again.

Hours?

Ha!!!!

Try DAYS.

Seriously. Look around on http://www.worldofwar.net for advice on downloading the file.

I think I could start a business/service where I burn the client to a DVD and mail it to people.

Don't laugh, I've already done it 3 times!

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49.
 
Re: FP
Nov 8, 2004, 19:25
Nix
49.
Re: FP Nov 8, 2004, 19:25
Nov 8, 2004, 19:25
Nix
 
worldofwarcraft.com is currently being hammered into oblivion as we speak. I really hope I get to try this otherwise I don't think I will buy the game without knowing what it is like.

Go and have yourself an orgasm. That is what it is like.

48.
 
Re: FP
Nov 8, 2004, 19:20
48.
Re: FP Nov 8, 2004, 19:20
Nov 8, 2004, 19:20
 
Heck, looking how most nerds get in just by checking all the marks as in they have all games... god damn Bliizad, you morons atleast ask for a cd-key verification, so all the REAL fans can get in instead of useless nerds who camp the websites.

Bah!

47.
 
Re: FP
Nov 8, 2004, 19:17
47.
Re: FP Nov 8, 2004, 19:17
Nov 8, 2004, 19:17
 
Nice and there I was thinking I could try it out before buying, but nope, sonds of bitches who played all the test keep playing useless games because their characters are going to be delete in retail game. And blizzard doesnt give a shit about their fans who cant "camp" their site sitting and refreshing for days to get in and try it out while still helping to test it.

Nope we get shit, coupled with the fact all the old guys were kicked out Blizzard can go fuck itself now, I probably wont be buying any of their sticking games.

46.
 
Re: FP
Nov 8, 2004, 19:08
46.
Re: FP Nov 8, 2004, 19:08
Nov 8, 2004, 19:08
 
worldofwarcraft.com is currently being hammered into oblivion as we speak. I really hope I get to try this otherwise I don't think I will buy the game without knowing what it is like.

45.
 
Re: FP
Nov 8, 2004, 19:00
45.
Re: FP Nov 8, 2004, 19:00
Nov 8, 2004, 19:00
 
I just found a very amusing little web-based game I wanted to share with you guys. You pretend to be a user trying to access the normal functions of a web site that supposedly exists to service a high number of people. But instead, you get a variety of interesting errors over and over again. Eventually the game ends because the thing you wanted in the first place is no longer available.

I'm not sure what the point of the game is, but it's a good way to waste ten minutes of your life.


I just played that game and made it to the next level before the zone crashed. For my efforts, I received an "E-peen of bragging rights" and a "Key of Activation". Unfortunately, the next level is hell. Mouse-clicking skills have been nerfed and the spawn is camped, although the party waiting in line ahead of me says I'll be able to try to kill the DL giant in 108 minutes. I heard the battle against the DL giant can take hours, assuming no one tries to gank and force me to start over again.

Not only that, but even after I beat the DL giant, supposedly I'll still need to defeat the DL giant's son, "Patch". That'll take freaken years with all these newbs trying to beat Patch at the same time, using a pitiful sword of torrent -1. Right now I'm so far away from that level don't want to think about it.

But seriously, I heard that Blizz will be handing out more OB spots after FP runs out. They're probably trying to do it in batches to avoid slamming the server to the point where no one can play.

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No subject
Nov 8, 2004, 18:55
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No subject Nov 8, 2004, 18:55
Nov 8, 2004, 18:55
 
hey, you are the one promising something that isnt currently available...

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Re: No subject
Nov 8, 2004, 18:52
Nix
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Re: No subject Nov 8, 2004, 18:52
Nov 8, 2004, 18:52
Nix
 
...is actually what it says there on Battle.net. And Fileplanet now says you can still get in via WorldOfWarcraft.com, complete with link. Which is down at the moment, but that doesn't make him a dolt.

Errr... he said he remembers those "idiots" saying this will be a real open beta... if he doesn't want to be insulted, maybe he shouldn't insult others...

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Re: No subject
Nov 8, 2004, 18:38
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Re: No subject Nov 8, 2004, 18:38
Nov 8, 2004, 18:38
 
An initial run of open beta accounts is now available from FilePlanet...

...is actually what it says there on Battle.net. And Fileplanet now says you can still get in via WorldOfWarcraft.com, complete with link. Which is down at the moment, but that doesn't make him a dolt.

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Re: No subject
Nov 8, 2004, 18:32
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Re: No subject Nov 8, 2004, 18:32
Nov 8, 2004, 18:32
 
"The beta is not closed. Access to the beta through fileplanet is closed. Be patient and you'll get in via http://www.worldofwarcraft.com.

Sincerely,
Notadolt"

are you quite sure you arent a dolt?? - from the http://www.battle.net/ website:

"The open beta slots are available on a first come, first served basis, so hurry to FilePlanet and grab your key as soon as you can. We hope to see you in Azeroth soon."

______________________________________________
"They come as men, as graven images, as the White Stone, as a whirlwind and as a cloud;
it is a fire unfolding itself, the color amber; they are now in the Heavens looking over thee."
______________________________________________
"When the bomb drops it'll be a bank holiday
Everybody happy in their tents and caravans
Everybody happy in their ignorance and apathy
No one realizes until the television breaks down..."

- SUBHUMANS
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Re: No subject
Nov 8, 2004, 18:28
40.
Re: No subject Nov 8, 2004, 18:28
Nov 8, 2004, 18:28
 
I heard it was being done through File Planet, so I wouldn't bother.

39.
 
Re: No subject
Nov 8, 2004, 18:25
39.
Re: No subject Nov 8, 2004, 18:25
Nov 8, 2004, 18:25
 
Actually, I decided that I'd rather play a game where you have sex with a hobbit.

Does anyone know where the signup for that game is?

38.
 
No subject
Nov 8, 2004, 18:25
38.
No subject Nov 8, 2004, 18:25
Nov 8, 2004, 18:25
 
PR: The World of Warcraft and Open Beta Account Creation sites are temporarily down. We are experiencing technical difficulties on our end and are working diligently to restore service to this site. We apologize for any inconvenience this is causing you. We do not currently have an estimated time for when the World of Warcraft Web site will be back up, but we are working extremely hard to solve these technical difficulties as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience.

Well i just installed EQ2 and got it cranked up to at least high settings and its running like a dream, Yes i do want to test this out agian as the early beta i tried didnt impress me at all, Im a junkiee to these types of games SWG, AO1, EQ1 ect.... so i just hope the best for Wow and no matter my opinion with EQ2 and Wow out the same month im in virtual Hell ...I mean heaven.

Then i must consider HL2 and Vampire my final purchase for the 2004 season and mabey a little Vin Diesel thrown in for good measure.

But EQ2 I must say i prob gonna be best game of the year including Wow HL2 or vampire.

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Re: No subject
Nov 8, 2004, 18:20
37.
Re: No subject Nov 8, 2004, 18:20
Nov 8, 2004, 18:20
 
Uh...

Yeah, me too. I'd rather have an open beta that was unplayable until they figured out how far to scale up, given that the alternative is an unplayable retail product I paid for.

Fish = brain food. Eat some.


36.
 
Re: FP
Nov 8, 2004, 18:20
Bronco
 
36.
Re: FP Nov 8, 2004, 18:20
Nov 8, 2004, 18:20
 Bronco
 
I just found a very amusing little web-based game I wanted to share with you guys. You pretend to be a user trying to access the normal functions of a web site that supposedly exists to service a high number of people. But instead, you get a variety of interesting errors over and over again. Eventually the game ends because the thing you wanted in the first place is no longer available.

Thanks for the laugh. This was very funny!

Just a side note, the game servers are still up - for now.

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http://www.braglio.com
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Re: No subject
Nov 8, 2004, 18:15
35.
Re: No subject Nov 8, 2004, 18:15
Nov 8, 2004, 18:15
 
I want this beta to be so open that the WoW servers grind to a halt from all the freeloaders logging on!
OPEN THAT BITCH UP!
I want an unplayable open beta!!

34.
 
Re: No subject
Nov 8, 2004, 18:14
Nix
34.
Re: No subject Nov 8, 2004, 18:14
Nov 8, 2004, 18:14
Nix
 
AN OPEN BETA IS AVAILABLE TO ANYONE AND EVERYONE... anything else is a CLOSED BETA

Dear dolt,

The beta is not closed. Access to the beta through fileplanet is closed. Be patient and you'll get in via http://www.worldofwarcraft.com.

Sincerely,
Notadolt

33.
 
Re: FP
Nov 8, 2004, 18:13
Ant
 
33.
Re: FP Nov 8, 2004, 18:13
Nov 8, 2004, 18:13
 Ant
32.
 
Re: FP
Nov 8, 2004, 18:11
Sty
32.
Re: FP Nov 8, 2004, 18:11
Nov 8, 2004, 18:11
Sty
 
YAY FOR CLOSED OPEN BETAS

lmfao

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No subject
Nov 8, 2004, 18:11
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No subject Nov 8, 2004, 18:11
Nov 8, 2004, 18:11
 
i told ya this wouldnt be an "open beta" .. i still remember all the idiots here saying "yeh its gonna be open, thats what they say it is so it must be!!!"

wrong

AN OPEN BETA IS AVAILABLE TO ANYONE AND EVERYONE... anything else is a CLOSED BETA

______________________________________________
"They come as men, as graven images, as the White Stone, as a whirlwind and as a cloud;
it is a fire unfolding itself, the color amber; they are now in the Heavens looking over thee."
______________________________________________
"When the bomb drops it'll be a bank holiday
Everybody happy in their tents and caravans
Everybody happy in their ignorance and apathy
No one realizes until the television breaks down..."

- SUBHUMANS
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