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Possibly some bad news to those waiting, including myself.

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Just saw that. I got into the stress test, but looks like I won't make it for the beta. Very sad.

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@Cletus - We're boned! :( Guess 15 years in this game doesn't qualify us to re-evaluate how it all began.

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@Cletus - We're boned! :( Guess 15 years in this game doesn't qualify us to re-evaluate how it all began.
November 2004 sub/account start. Bought and played every xpac. Bought a WoW classic demo in addition to my last virtual ticket. Countless other purchased through blizzard. No beta or stress test invite.

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Cletus wrote:
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@Cletus - We're boned! :( Guess 15 years in this game doesn't qualify us to re-evaluate how it all began.
November 2004 sub/account start. Bought and played every xpac. Bought a WoW classic demo in addition to my last virtual ticket. Countless other purchased through blizzard. No beta or stress test invite.
I always here this same sentiment echoed, and its unfortunate... I wonder if its entirely random or is there any evidence that they prioritize accounts based on their activation date? Based on my friends / acquaintances that got invites it seems entirely random.

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Maybe they dont think its such a big deal if u play beta or not, because you have all the rights to enjoy the game postrelease in just a couple of months. I feel like they dont think beta invites are a way to "honor" players. Its just a beta afterall, you get the full game experience when its due.

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For me, it's not about being "honored". Its about being allowed to help them refine the game so it can be the best game possible based on all the bugs and issues I remember from Vanilla. Getting into the game to test these and other things is what I want. What irritates me is not being able to do this and instead having to watch dozens of streamers who never played vanilla do things like collect herbs and duel rather than search out known/potential exploits.

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Kind of sad, but also OK with this.
Haven't played at all since MoP, and since I finally bought a gaming laptop I recently resubbed and been playing on a fresh account (no heirlooms ;D). I can see how the leveling process has changed on retail servers, and compare that when I join to Classic. I'm just level 20 now, so I reckon I'll find lots of content between levels 21 to 120. That should keep me busy until Classic.

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That is sad. Have a account since WC3 and Played WoW on the second Wave 1 Month after Release.

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Stfuppercut wrote:
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@Cletus - We're boned! :( Guess 15 years in this game doesn't qualify us to re-evaluate how it all began.
November 2004 sub/account start. Bought and played every xpac. Bought a WoW classic demo in addition to my last virtual ticket. Countless other purchased through blizzard. No beta or stress test invite.
I always here this same sentiment echoed, and its unfortunate... I wonder if its entirely random or is there any evidence that they prioritize accounts based on their activation date? Based on my friends / acquaintances that got invites it seems entirely random.
I'm rather sure that it also has something to do with what you have achieved in-game. The few times I have gotten gladiator I also happened to get invited into the alpha of the next expansion. But the expansions where I hadn't done anything I didn't get anything. So I strongly believe that achieving something great in-game also makes you more of an priority for alpha/beta's.

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Ohhh man... I really wanted to play the beta. Just to be able to enjoy a different ride that is going to be release. But well, not everyone can go into the beta, so we will have to wait...

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I feel so conflicted about this. In one hand, I feel sad I did not get invited, on the other, it's fine since even if I was invited, I would barely level since I am saving all that for the actual release.

Also sucks that my original account (started in June '05) is banned and my newer account is the one with a active sub, else I might have gotten in as well because of the age of my original account.

Oh well, I at least have stress test access today and managed to set up my user interface and settings so that come launch, I don't have to do that.

Even now the zone was pretty crowded so I think on launch day I will walk my night elf to Stormwind, farm some copper and level my fishing in the first few hours while I wait for the started zones to cool down in population.

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Well, I can imagine Blizz wants to give access not only to vanilla veterans but also to streamers, clueless kids and other people who never experienced vanilla firsthand. After all the Classic to be commercial success should attract more than just a subset of old vanilla players. Hence it requires to reach out and appeal to fresh population that never experienced it.

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Well, I can imagine Blizz wants to give access not only to vanilla veterans but also to streamers, clueless kids and other people who never experienced vanilla firsthand. After all the Classic to be commercial success should attract more than just a subset of old vanilla players. Hence it requires to reach out and appeal to fresh population that never experienced it.
I think it's narrow minded to say that. Some of these wow streamers have dedicated their entire life to playing wow. Sure some of them are sellouts or got a toxic community behind their back. But we seriously need to give them credit for what they have accomplished. A lot of them also played in vanilla just like you I assume.

I see so many people hating on streamers the weirdest reason. And it just doesn't make sense that someone who have streamed wow for so many years shouldn't be higher on the beta list than people who played the game in vanilla and then quit.

That's just my opinion at least.

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Sadly I didn't get in either. But look at the bright side, I will have a fresh experience on 27th August!

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Defuzed wrote:
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Well, I can imagine Blizz wants to give access not only to vanilla veterans but also to streamers, clueless kids and other people who never experienced vanilla firsthand. After all the Classic to be commercial success should attract more than just a subset of old vanilla players. Hence it requires to reach out and appeal to fresh population that never experienced it.
I think it's narrow minded to say that. Some of these wow streamers have dedicated their entire life to playing wow. Sure some of them are sellouts or got a toxic community behind their back. But we seriously need to give them credit for what they have accomplished. A lot of them also played in vanilla just like you I assume.

I see so many people hating on streamers the weirdest reason. And it just doesn't make sense that someone who have streamed wow for so many years shouldn't be higher on the beta list than people who played the game in vanilla and then quit.

That's just my opinion at least.
I do not say streamers are bad. Majority of them can be experienced players and well-deserving beta access. What I meant is that giving access also to streamers or whatnots with no prior vanilla experience is IMO fully intentional by Blizzard. They want feedback from different angles and also to expose beta to as many online/gaming communities as possible.

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On the one hand this news makes me a but sad, because I’ve lost interest in retail since the release date was announced.
Can’t bring myself to enjoy it anymore because I’m just too excited for classic and have only logged in for an hour total since then, but now I’m just sitting around being bored.
But then again I feel that the wait will be worth it and I probably would enjoy leveling to 30 again less if I were to have done it already in beta.

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I'm disappointed since I can't even set up my UI for when the full game releases. This is a major setback to anyone attempting to do a speedrun.

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Not having some kind of "basically open beta" like they do with expansions really surprises me.

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I'm disappointed since I can't even set up my UI for when the full game releases. This is a major setback to anyone attempting to do a speedrun.
Something like this might be the least of their concern mate. Didnt they say no addons at release or have I misunderstood?

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Isomena wrote:
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I'm disappointed since I can't even set up my UI for when the full game releases. This is a major setback to anyone attempting to do a speedrun.
Something like this might be the least of their concern mate. Didnt they say no addons at release or have I misunderstood?
there are already a ton of Addons of all kind. Like a UI bar one, Questie, Xperl/Zperl, AH one, Castbar and so ond and on

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Well, at least I could still get a refund on my subscription. :X

Will sub again as soon as character creation is ready then.

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Looking forward to playing in August. I am not buying a sub for beta.

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I've myself have been playing since vanilla, been a hardcore raider with world 14 as my own record in more modern WoW. I've also been playing on several private servers during the last couple of years, enjoying Vanilla and i cant wait until August.

I dont have Beta access and i'd love to be invited, but i dont agree with a lot of you. When Blizzard releases Betas, mostly all they want is feedback, people to run around and find the small odd stuff that might be out of place. The game have already been developed once, now we're here just to make sure the small things are correct aswell.

I've watched every Blizzcon thats been available on virtual ticket, bought every collectors edition available and had an active subscription without interruption since Vanilla. Do i feel scammed by Blizzard? Absolutely not... 98% of all people on Beta have been randomly (fairly) selected to participate in Beta.

Saying that you've spent money and should've recieved Beta is like saying you've spent money on lottery tickets and demand a million dollar win. No you dont.

I feel like most of you here dont even want to be on Beta to actually run around test things but rather fix your UI, make sure your plans for release are correct and testlevel. That is NOT what betas are for and i hate seeing people getting into betas with that mindset.
If i'd get Beta, i prob wouldn't even level in the first couple hours, i'd run around to check stuff to see if everything looks alright, if fonts and numbers are the way they we're back in the day (btw their not..)

Someone might respond with "Well they gave out invites to all streamers". Well... yeah? So about 5 000-8 000 people have Beta access (if not even more) And about 50-80 people got handpicked because they are either streaming or are content creators. Thats approx 0,1% of everyone who have beta access.

We are all exitedly awaiting the realease in August, we've waited for 14 years, we can wait a couple of months more.

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I dont have Beta access and i'd love to be invited, but i dont agree with a lot of you.
You are absolutely correct. I have played off an on since Vanilla. I didn't play much during some of the expansions, since I was busy with living my life. It is very random. I have NO major accomplishments in game... I'm not a raider, I don't pvp (my son does) and the most exciting thing I've ever done in WoW was get the "Long, Crazy Trip" achieve.

The picks for beta appear to be totally random, outside a few who were hand-picked because they provide LOTS of free advertising. (Smart business decision, honestly.)

Also, be sure you check your launcher. I had access to the beta three days before I got my email telling me I was invited. Just saying.

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