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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Open Beta
Nov 8, 2004, 17:11
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Open Beta Nov 8, 2004, 17:11
Nov 8, 2004, 17:11
 
I love that they're using the term "open beta" with the game scheduled to ship in two weeks.

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Re: Open Beta
Nov 8, 2004, 17:13
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Re: Open Beta Nov 8, 2004, 17:13
Nov 8, 2004, 17:13
 
Heheh, right on EQ2's release day.

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Re: Open Beta
Nov 8, 2004, 17:16
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Re: Open Beta Nov 8, 2004, 17:16
Nov 8, 2004, 17:16
 
since mmorpgs are such dynamic products having a game go gold while it is still in "beta" isn't so hard to believe....

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Re: Open Beta
Nov 8, 2004, 17:23
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Re: Open Beta Nov 8, 2004, 17:23
Nov 8, 2004, 17:23
 
I love that they're using the term "open" beta when there's a limited about of spots they're making available.

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Heh, the servers are being hammered.
Nov 8, 2004, 17:25
Ant
 
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Heh, the servers are being hammered. Nov 8, 2004, 17:25
Nov 8, 2004, 17:25
 Ant
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Re: Heh, the servers are being hammered.
Nov 8, 2004, 17:28
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Re: Heh, the servers are being hammered. Nov 8, 2004, 17:28
Nov 8, 2004, 17:28
 
Fileplanet sucks so bad. I will never, ever, subscribe to them.

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Stampede
Nov 8, 2004, 17:28
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Stampede Nov 8, 2004, 17:28
Nov 8, 2004, 17:28
 
I had a feeling that they wouldn't have enough bandwidth to handle the stampede of people trying to get in at the second it starts.

I hope Blizzard adds more servers for WoW because it was crowded before the open beta. I would guess they didn't and it it will probably be pretty awful to play for the next few days.

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No subject
Nov 8, 2004, 17:30
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No subject Nov 8, 2004, 17:30
Nov 8, 2004, 17:30
 
<sarcasm>Glad to see that Fileplanet is still up to the challenge of handling in-demand files...</sarcasm>

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Re: Heh, the servers are being hammered.
Nov 8, 2004, 17:30
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Re: Heh, the servers are being hammered. Nov 8, 2004, 17:30
Nov 8, 2004, 17:30
 
By the time fucking FilePlanet lets me register, the open beta will be over.

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No subject
Nov 8, 2004, 17:31
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No subject Nov 8, 2004, 17:31
Nov 8, 2004, 17:31
 
How convenient that I didn't delete the WoW Stress Test :D.

How convenient (as pointed out earlier) that WoW goes OB on the same day as EQ2 is released.

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Anyone with firefox?
Nov 8, 2004, 17:35
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Anyone with firefox? Nov 8, 2004, 17:35
Nov 8, 2004, 17:35
 
I cant see the image with the stuff to type in...is this a firefox thing?

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Bwahaha
Nov 8, 2004, 17:36
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Bwahaha Nov 8, 2004, 17:36
Nov 8, 2004, 17:36
 
This is what I get when I try to register:

Server Error

ACK! There's been some sort of error with the contest or poll that you tried to submit.

An admin has been notified and someone will be looking into this shortly.

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Re: Open beta
Nov 8, 2004, 17:36
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Re: Open beta Nov 8, 2004, 17:36
Nov 8, 2004, 17:36
 
Now to wait for a real mirror, or a bit torrent.

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Re: Anyone with firefox?
Nov 8, 2004, 17:43
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Re: Anyone with firefox? Nov 8, 2004, 17:43
Nov 8, 2004, 17:43
 
I have the same problem... and am using Firefox.

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Re: Bwahaha
Nov 8, 2004, 17:43
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Re: Bwahaha Nov 8, 2004, 17:43
Nov 8, 2004, 17:43
 
It's so pathetic that they don't fix that. I kept getting that message when I tried to obtain an EQ2 key.

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Re: Open Beta
Nov 8, 2004, 17:46
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Re: Open Beta Nov 8, 2004, 17:46
Nov 8, 2004, 17:46
 
"I love that they're using the term "open beta" with the game scheduled to ship in two weeks."

I hope your not referring to it being in beta and the game being released in 2 weeks...This game has been more playable IN EARLY BETA STAGE(minus server load issues in beginning), than most MMORPGs retail. That's including EQ2 in it's current state. As for me, I'm just gonna wait until the game comes out. I stopped beta on their first end with the closed beta ending. I won't download the 2gb file anymore to get afew more days in. I've had my beta testing fun for 7 months and am ready to buy the full already. All that's left to say is, bring it on!


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Re: Bwahaha
Nov 8, 2004, 17:46
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Re: Bwahaha Nov 8, 2004, 17:46
Nov 8, 2004, 17:46
 
Yeah, this is the same thing that happened to the EQ2 open beta when they let everyone test out EQ2....

Oh wait, that's right, they didn't show it to the public before they released it. They just packaged what they had and decided to sell the beta test.

Ah...

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Re: No subject
Nov 8, 2004, 17:49
Bronco
 
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Re: No subject Nov 8, 2004, 17:49
Nov 8, 2004, 17:49
 Bronco
 
How convenient that I didn't delete the WoW Stress Test.

You do know that the client needed to be re-downloaded and installed since the first stress test right?

Otherwise you will get a mismatched client message.

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FP
Nov 8, 2004, 17:51
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FP Nov 8, 2004, 17:51
Nov 8, 2004, 17:51
 
Fileplanet is getting butt hammered as well. The sign up page just returns an error.

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Re: FP
Nov 8, 2004, 17:53
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Re: FP Nov 8, 2004, 17:53
Nov 8, 2004, 17:53
 
Congratulations! You have been accepted into the World of Warcraft® Open Beta.

Look at me! Look at me! Yay! I win the internet!

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