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anyone else get beta invite?

PsychoPigeonPsychoPigeon UnkownMember Posts: 565 Uncommon

emails just got sent out

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  • JuggerzJuggerz ChelmsfordMember Posts: 76 Uncommon

    Originally posted by PsychoPigeon

    emails just got sent out

    I'm Jelly!image

  • EladiEladi ArnhemMember Posts: 1,106 Uncommon

    is it still US only or have they started to incl Euro folks this time around ? :P

  • EliandalEliandal Chelmsford, ONMember Posts: 796

    Originally posted by Juggerz


    Originally posted by PsychoPigeon


    emails just got sent out

    I'm Jelly!image

     

      However, SR has posted that invites will be going out throughout the day today until they reach their target numbers (and it's only 1PM Austin time - so still alot of time left to mash that F5 button !)

     

      *Edited to answer the question above*  He also posted that invites will be going out to all EU launch countries

     

      But remember folks...random is random :(

  • kingverkingver Hilliard, OHMember Posts: 7

    If you believe it is random I have a great bridge to sell you.

  • PsychoPigeonPsychoPigeon UnkownMember Posts: 565 Uncommon

    Originally posted by kingver

    If you believe it is random I have a great bridge to sell you.

    It is random, but there's always the gullible people who think they're 'special' and that the company has hand picked them for their 'expertise' .

  • snoockysnoocky maarnMember Posts: 656 Uncommon

    I did, and soz..not gonna play it...no time and not my cup of tea...

    Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.

    Edgar Allan Poe

  • GhostGeishaGhostGeisha AlbufeiraMember Posts: 286

    So the invites are going for us Europeans too? If so great news, GL my fellow European brothers!

  • KostKost Vancouver, BCMember Posts: 1,975 Common

    Originally posted by snoocky

    I did, and soz..not gonna play it...no time and not my cup of tea...

    Why did you even apply then?

  • snoockysnoocky maarnMember Posts: 656 Uncommon

    Gave it away to my neighboor....

    Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.

    Edgar Allan Poe

  • EliandalEliandal Chelmsford, ONMember Posts: 796

    Originally posted by kingver

    If you believe it is random I have a great bridge to sell you.

     

      Since I can't do this on the TOR forums, I'll bite here.  Explain to us please how it isn't random?

  • FratmanFratman Bumpkinville, WYMember Posts: 344

    The only people getting invites should be from the pool of 500k preorders Bioware has at the moment. Handing out random invites to people who just signed up and didn't give you any money towards the development of your game is just bad form.

     

  • Jimmy562Jimmy562 UKMember Posts: 1,141 Uncommon

    Originally posted by Fratman

    The only people getting invites should be from the pool of 500k preorders Bioware has at the moment. Handing out random invites to people who just signed up and didn't give you any money towards the development of your game is just bad form.
     

    They most likely have over a million pre orders. I'm guessing you got the number from VGChartz which is retail and US only. PC games sell more digital than they do physical.

  • EliandalEliandal Chelmsford, ONMember Posts: 796

    Originally posted by Fratman

    The only people getting invites should be from the pool of 500k preorders Bioware has at the moment. Handing out random invites to people who just signed up and didn't give you any money towards the development of your game is just bad form.
     

     

      Err....that makes no sense, since the 500K pre-orders doesn't include Origin numbers (the ONLY place Bioware/EA would be getting any funds from).  The rest of those pre-orders are all from retailers.  Said retailers do not forward any funds they recieve for pre-orders to Bioware.  Those funds are held by the retailer until they actually deliver the box.

  • FratmanFratman Bumpkinville, WYMember Posts: 344

    Originally posted by Jimmy562


    Originally posted by Fratman

    The only people getting invites should be from the pool of 500k preorders Bioware has at the moment. Handing out random invites to people who just signed up and didn't give you any money towards the development of your game is just bad form.
     

    They most likely have over a million pre orders. I'm guessing you got the number from VGChartz which is retail and US only. PC games sell more digital than they do physical.

    Even worse. That means they have a bigger preorder pool to choose from, yet they are still handing out random invites to new, non-preorder accounts.

  • DragnelusDragnelus UtrechtMember Posts: 810 Uncommon

    Got an invt, didnt pre-order it yet. And im from the EU. GL everyone

  • FratmanFratman Bumpkinville, WYMember Posts: 344

    Originally posted by Eliandal


    Originally posted by Fratman

    The only people getting invites should be from the pool of 500k preorders Bioware has at the moment. Handing out random invites to people who just signed up and didn't give you any money towards the development of your game is just bad form.
     

     

      Err....that makes no sense, since the 500K pre-orders doesn't include Origin numbers (the ONLY place Bioware/EA would be getting any funds from).  The rest of those pre-orders are all from retailers.  Said retailers do not forward any funds they recieve for pre-orders to Bioware.  Those funds are held by the retailer until they actually deliver the box.

    lol. It's the show of interest that makes the the preorders important. Strong preorder numbers calm down investors and allow development to continue. Just imagine if TOR only sold 5k preorders. Do you think we'd even be having this conversation? EA would have shut down development completely and either canceled the game or shoved it out the door as is months ago.

  • Tensor25Tensor25 Toronto, ONMember Posts: 70

    Originally posted by snoocky

    I did, and soz..not gonna play it...no time and not my cup of tea...

    you truly are the coolest person in the world.

    everyone direct your attention here please. this guy is sooooooo cool that he actually declined the invitiation (after creating an account on the website, and applying for beta testing). This guy is hard man. I wanna be like this.

    image

  • maskedweaselmaskedweasel houston, TXMember Posts: 8,417 Rare

    Originally posted by Fratman


    Originally posted by Jimmy562



    Originally posted by Fratman


    The only people getting invites should be from the pool of 500k preorders Bioware has at the moment. Handing out random invites to people who just signed up and didn't give you any money towards the development of your game is just bad form.
     

    They most likely have over a million pre orders. I'm guessing you got the number from VGChartz which is retail and US only. PC games sell more digital than they do physical.

    Even worse. That means they have a bigger preorder pool to choose from, yet they are still handing out random invites to new, non-preorder accounts.

    Its actually pretty ingenious.  Give those that haven't yet preordered a chance to play it and its likely they will end up preordering.

     

    In fact before I was in beta, I knew more than a handful of non-preorderers that ended up preordering after playing it.  

     

    Me?  I had preordered 3 copies,  but I for some reason put the preorder i'm keeping for myself on a separate account instead of the one I signed up for beta on.    Of course, I had been signed up on that first account for 3+ years, so, dunno if I would have still gotten picked had I used my preorder on that account, but I have a feeling I would have.

    "Loan me a Dragon I wanna see space"


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  • PhilssPhilss montreal, QCMember Posts: 433

    Yep got my second invite ( tested the first weekend 1 month ago ) .

  • stragen001stragen001 ReadingMember Posts: 1,720 Uncommon



    Originally posted by Philss
    Yep got my second invite ( tested the first weekend 1 month ago ) .
     
    Really? I thought once you had participated in 1, your name got taken off of the list for beta weekends

    Cluck Cluck, Gibber Gibber, My Old Mans A Mushroom

  • PhilssPhilss montreal, QCMember Posts: 433

    Originally posted by Fratman

    The only people getting invites should be from the pool of 500k preorders Bioware has at the moment. Handing out random invites to people who just signed up and didn't give you any money towards the development of your game is just bad form.
     

    I have not pre ordered ( and i wont pre order either ) and this is my second beta invite .

     

    Thats what i get for subscribing to beta the month SW Tor was anounced ( october 2008 )

  • highvoltahighvolta southamptonMember Posts: 129 Uncommon

    not got one yet. fingers crossed :-)

  • Dimas3333Dimas3333 Kanata, ONMember Posts: 36 Uncommon

    People saying that they should give their beta to preorder because it's better:

     

    What would u rather do? Give a beta to someone who is already sold enough on your game to buy it before it comes out, or the person who isn't sure its the game he wants and to let him try it out?

     

    But even after saying that, I still think the whole selection is random so it doesn't matter

  • pierthpierth San Antonio, TXMember Posts: 1,494 Uncommon

    Got an invite and declined this go around- hopefully it'll go to someone that will enjoy it!

  • AbdarAbdar Thunder Bay, ONMember Posts: 400 Uncommon

    Got a tester invite, not a beta though. I was part of the first round of testers so.... they said they were giving us another chance. My buddy whom wasn't part of the first round got in the second round however.

     

    Again, just tester weekend stuff.

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