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The redeem site is down right now no way to redeem for a while....
thank you for the key !
they hve given you the wrong info the beta is for this weekends stress test and it will not be running until launch
For all of you who cry that they can't download the game - YES you can't download it now... When the beta weekend come out, you will be able to download and play the game. That's how it works when you have been chosen for beta testing and I'm pretty sure that it's how it works now too.
I don't blame wowhead or ZAM for this, but this DOES feel like fraud (without damages other than massive disappointment). It's not just you guys, either - another big website one might get addons from also has this promotion for the same exact "event 1" BS. The keys they've given you to give away are "beta" keys the way "local long distance" is long distance: They're not, but they're calling it that anyway. But thanks all the same for trying. :) Last weekend's stress test was fun, but NOT the same as actually being in the beta. And who knows? Maybe "Event 1" will turn out to be them opening the beta for the last few weeks until it goes live. That'd be cool. Wait, that'd be evil. Sucker us into testing the last couple weeks, offer to let us keep our characters if we bought the game. That'd get me right there. I'm trying to resist buying this game.
This beta is for 1 of their upcoming BETA Weekends. Lasts from the friday until the sunday, on 1 of the following weekends. This article hasnt been descriptive enough. Read Upcoming Beta weekend FAQ's here: http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=600760
"In "Next Beta Testing Weekend - FAQ", Stephen Reid said:Updated the FAQ with this question and answer:When will the Beta Testing Weekend start?We are targeting November 25-28 for our upcoming Beta Testing Weekend. Exact timing on when you will be invited will be specified in your invite email."-Beta Date confirmed.
Please keep in mind ,if you signed up for the beta before November 11th, YOU ARE GUARANTEED A SPOT IN THE BETA, not only will getting a key risk bugging out your chance to get in, it will also steal someone's place to get in.So do not ask for a key for the beta if you signed up before November 11th. You are already guaranteed a spot in. The news post should probably mention this as well.
I don't know how none of you saw the information about downloading the client. It is right on Zam's page that you found the the beta key giveaway on called Download Info. For those of you that didn't see it here it is:"Beta ScheduleOnce redeemed, BioWare will contact you 7-10 days before the next test phase.Invitations with precise instructions on how to download the client and prepare for the test will be sent to players approximately 7 to 10 days before the test. When the test commences, we will begin inviting groups of players every 24 hours until we've invited everyone into the test. The test will run for approximately 4 days and it's possible some players will receive more play time than others."
It really sucks that almost every game event I'd like to participate in takes place when I'm on a long night shift weekend and unable to play. I bet Nov 25-28 is the date for another big event in World of Tanks too :(
So they are going to give us the Beta chance to test this on a holiday weekend a few weeks before it's set to release? I still smell a ZAM Enrollment/SWTOR promotional team scam.
hmm after reading comments, and then deciding to give it ago myself only to get duped, so lame don't even bother