I saw the headline and I was excited for a second, then I read the whole article and found out it was for Annual Pass users only :(
I really don't mind that Blizzard is inviting Annual Pass holders in waves.What I DO mind is that Blizzard themselves said they would be inviting AP holder based on account age and when their AP was bought.My account has been active since the 2nd day WoW was available and I bought the AP the 3rd day it was available.And yet, still no beta invite.I don't like being lied to, Blizzard :(
Guess i'm not in this wave. C'mon i'm seeing all this footage of the game on streams and such and I'm still unable to access it.
Give it a few more minutes guys. I mean c'mon, 100,000 invites takes a few minutes to get out. Spend the night downloading the latest beta patches and get ready ;p
Beta invites have NOT stopped yet for the night, check that blue thread again, and you will see a new post from bashiok that says it will take some time tonight to get all invites out that they are sending. As in as of this moment in time... not all 100,000 invites are active yet. So keep checking if you are one of those people who have a very old(with little downtime) accounts, with early AP sign up.
Bashiok also clarified account seniority. It doesn't matter how old your account is. The most important thing is the total cumulative subscription time that you had, because some players might have 7 years old accounts and on the other hand they might have only played for a total of two years out of those 7.If your account is old, but you weren't very active over the years - then there is a high chance your invite will be in a later wave.
People will QQ about anything. You are going to get in before any opt-ins(which was the major gripe) calm down and wait your turn, this is a basic formality we all learned in Kindergarten/Pre-School.
"however, all Annual Pass holders will be invited before any opt-ins."My friend that hasn't been playing since 2010 has beta access. Tell me again how annual pass holders are invited before?
Hate to admit it, I'm not in beta yet (nov 11th so prob last wave :-( )..but the one thing I really wanna try out and god forbid, it's the pet battles when its added. Panda's are ok and wanna see the lore of Azeroth..But I wanna battle pokemon err petsOh screw MOP I wanna use all that luck and win powerball :-)
WoW EU acc=12/2/2005AP= 28/10/2011I got the invite this morning, char copy to Mekkatorque
Im in a similar situation. My account is as old. Has collectors edition of all 3 expansions thus far, bought up annual pass instantly.... yet no invite.Kinda feels like a slap in the face.IMO, they could have at least sent me an email to get ready.... download the client, ect ect... but no.... nothing.... thanks blizz...guess I will go back to playing TOR until they send me something.....
i'll be in the last wave..sigh...only playing since march '10 =/
I always love(insert sarcasm font) seeing those who in situations like this complain that they are not the FIRST one invited in things like this.There were around 1 million who signed up for the annual pass. They are inviting about10% of those in this wave. I could see the complaints if they invited more and the beta servers constantly crash due to loading issue.I will wait till I get my invite and then enjoy testing the new stuff. I am also looking forward to seeing what they have done with the various classes that my "mains".I will probably be in a later wave, but if so such is life. My acounty has only been active since new years day '08 with no lapses and my date for renewal of annual pass is 10/29.I know I will get my beta invite and will test the content then.