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Beta sign up's mean nothing.
And to be honest, GW2 is going to be a success even if the game is mediocre, and that's because it's B2P. Anyone who doubts that GW2 will have great box sales needs to have their heads checked, it'll sell very well.
It offers great value, $60 for the game - even if it only had 30 hours of content, it would still be better than most other single player games. The fact that it's an MMO is just a bonus.
LET ME IN ALREADY... I CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE....aaaaaahhhahasoidfjaseopt,c'parog'e[tkog.p!!
Seriously though. The remaning time until this game releases is going to suck hard. I usually spend my entire Winter burried in an MMO, and this year I had nothing to play since SWTOR was such a joke. I'm just going insane now. Need my fix bad.
A sure sign that you are in an old, dying paradigm/mindset, is when you are scared of new ideas and new technology. Don't feel bad. The world is moving on without you, and you are welcome to yell "Get Off My Lawn!" all you want while it happens. You cannot, however, stop an idea whose time has come.
I do wonder if they check IPs as a lot of people signed up on multiple e-mail accounts (I kinda wish I had thought of that actually XP)
I think I saw on the twitter that sign-in up with multiple e-mails don't increse your chances to enter beta. I think it's because of that program we had to download.
Originally posted by Flex1 Originally posted by octanic gongrats to ANet...but like someforumguy..what are my chances?
your chances are 1 in a million. if there are 1 million sign ups then only 1 of you, that leaves a chance of 1 in a million.
I truly hope this isn't serious. A sad day for the human race if it is.
They will likely be able to identify the IP address, email address and PC and if any of those cross over between more than one account they will discard the duplicates.
Originally posted by Homitu Originally posted by Flex1 Originally posted by octanic gongrats to ANet...but like someforumguy..what are my chances?
It's not likely to be as easy as 1 in a million if 1 million sign up, read my previous post to see why.
Good ole Suzie Ford.
They hit 1 million. PIC
Originally posted by Master10K They hit 1 million. PIC
Yeh seen that on twitter, Pleased as punch for them, I'm sure they surpassed their expectations, I'm not sure if they know how popular they are right now. lol
propably let in around 10k applicants, so yeah, your chances are very limited
The question now begs to be asked, how many will they take lol.
Originally posted by AI724 I would go out and buy lottery and probably win the lottery but still won't get the beta key! Tho I did received confirmation email so all hope is not yet lost!
If you win the lottery you can probably buy yourself a key
Does somebody know when will be open Beta? I will got new computer after 2 weeks and I am wondering if I can play immediately ...
Originally posted by Zezda Originally posted by Homitu Originally posted by Flex1 Originally posted by octanic gongrats to ANet...but like someforumguy..what are my chances?
I truly hope this isn't serious. A sad day for the human race if it is.
Wow. You guys are getting scarier and scarier. I've yet to do this on any forums, but now may finally be the time: WOOOOOOSH!
I hoped he wasn't serious not because I was saddened by the prospect of having a meager 1 in one million chance (because those obviously are not the odds) but because that was insanely poor reasoning on his part. I was hoping he was just messing with the poster to whom he was responding, but now, it turns out even if he was just playing a joke, there exists others who actually do fail at the most basic reasoning skills
Your chances at getting into the beta are contingent entirely upon how many people they plan to invite. If they had planned on inviting 1 million players, then everyone who signed up will have a 100% chance at getting in. If they had planned on invited 300,000. Then you have approximately a 3/10 chance at getting in, varying slightly based upon your computer specs and what they're looking to test.
You would only have a 1 in one million chance if they only intend to invite one person (as a poster immediately after the original "1 in one million" post was quick to point out, but was somehow continually missed.)
Originally posted by Flex1 Wonder how many spaces are open for beta.
We can hope, right?
You want me to pay to play a game I already paid for???
Be afraid.....The dragons are HERE!
Originally posted by evolver1972 Originally posted by Flex1 Wonder how many spaces are open for beta.
But it will most likely be around 5k-10k max.
I don't think it is impressive. They claim 7 million copies were sold for GW1. So suppose 3.5million GW1 players aren't aware of GW2. And suppose even the other 3.5million which is aware of GW2, half of them are not interested in GW2, then still the number is 3.5M/2 = 1.75M. And we still have not taken into account the players who did not play GW1. Soooooooo seriously, it is not impressive.
Guild Wars 2's 50 minutes game play video:http://n4g.com/news/592585/guild-wars-2-50-minutes-of-pure-gameplayEverything We Know about GW2:http://www.mmorpg.com/discussion2.cfm/thread/287180/page/1
I believe everyone who signed up will get in but it will be phased. Some will be allowed in on the first weeked of march and more and more as more weekends pass by but that's just speculation... or maybe I'm psychic.
This is not a game.
Originally posted by nomss I don't think it is impressive. They claim 7 million copies were sold for GW1. So suppose 3.5million GW1 players aren't aware of GW2. And suppose even the other 3.5million which is aware of GW2, half of them are not interested in GW2, then still the number is 3.5M/2 = 1.75M. And we still have not taken into account the players who did not play GW1. Soooooooo seriously, it is not impressive.
Find me any other mmo which is proven to have garnered 1 million beta applications in the first 50 hours of applications opening. Even ToR only managed 1.5 mil after god knows how long. Whether they got their first mil in 2 days is unknown of course, but that doesn't take away from Anets achievement here.
Now, this shows nothing as to how successful the game may or may not be come release, but please don't try to convince others that this is not impressive, cause it is.
Edit: Also that 7 million number included expansions.
It is when you figure it was only active for 50 hours and they did not do much to promote it. Not everyone has them liked on Facebook or follows them on Twitter, not to mention there was next to no warning that this was coming. I have friends that are extremely interested in GW2 and missed/nearly missed the sign up for a string of different reasons.
My Guild Wars 2 Vids
Almost a million people were paying close enough attention to sign up within 48 hours, I think? Plus, they had this .exe you had to run, which takes your dxdiag specs, and sends them in, before asking for email address, etc. That might have put some people off.
I wouldn't have even known about it, if not for WoodenPotatoes. How many people follow that guy?
When I want a single-player story, I'll play a single-player game. When I play an MMO, I want a massively multiplayer world.
Originally posted by someforumguy Originally posted by Flex1 Originally posted by octanic gongrats to ANet...but like someforumguy..what are my chances?
So they only let 1 player play. OMG!
lol. anyway, on reddit, the dude said they'll be looking for tens of thousands. so if you applied only once (which most people didnt), you probably stand a 1 in 20 chance or so. which isnt bad.