WoW Open Beta...When?

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  1. stevietheb macrumors 6502a

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    I thought I saw something about it starting on Nov 8th, but now I can't find that. Can someone tell me when the open beta is supposed to be available?

    Thanks!
     
  2. ravenvii macrumors 604

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  3. shortyjj macrumors regular

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    I don't see where on their site it says anything about the start date for the open beta...
     
  4. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Trust me, it starts today. By checking the site I meant when they release information on how to download and sign up, it'll be on there.
     
  5. iZzle macrumors member

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    In the Blizz. Insider newslette rit says tomorrow. IT is. :D
     
  6. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    Ok, I don't know that much about this game, but I am a looong time blizzard fan, and I just watched the WoW trailer. WOW! I think I am going to have to give this game a shot, even though strategy games like War3 are usually more my preference...
     
  7. stevietheb thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I want my beta so I can know whether or not I should throw money at blizzard!
     
  8. DGFan macrumors 6502a

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    I just hope they do it in the evening. There's no way I can download the client and try to make an account early in the day. I'll be at class (and the wireless network here just can't handle the load)!!!

    Trust them to release WoW at the worst possible time for me: 2 weeks before my first semester law school exams


    GRRRRRRRRRRRR
     
  9. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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  10. Bluefusion macrumors 6502

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    The site went down less than 2 minutes ago, and has come back... and it's here! (5:02 EST)

    IT HAS BEGUN, gentlemen. Get yourselves a Fileplanet account (free) and join the party.
     
  11. Nermal Moderator

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    Don't tell them that! I'm having enough trouble getting onto the site as it is!
     
  12. Bluefusion macrumors 6502

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    Hah, me too... well... try in a few hours, guys. This isn't working too well.
     
  13. ExoticFish macrumors 6502a

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    yeah i've been trying for about an hour now and their site is sucking a major hunk of crap. GGGGRRRRRRRRR... :mad:
     
  14. Quobobo macrumors member

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    Argh. Does anyone else get to the image verification page, only to get the "invalid code" message? And they even try to blame that on my firewall or computer there...

    "IMPORTANT NOTE:* The image above is created dynamically and served through a separate server.* If it does not appear, or if you only see the message "invalid code", your computer is blocking the image from appearing.* This problem may be caused by either a firewall or certain Ad-Blocking software.* Please adjust your security settings to allow this image to be displayed."
     
  15. Nermal Moderator

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    :D

    For the verification page, I had to reload about 20 times :eek:
     
  16. Bluefusion macrumors 6502

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    I've gotten all the way to the verification page, but it always has an error at the end of that one... and hitting Back takes me all the way back to the signup, which then won't load for another 20-30 refreshes :p
     
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    The thing is 2.5 GIGS! :eek: :eek:

    And my broadband hasn't been installed yet! :mad:
     
  18. Bluefusion macrumors 6502

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    You didn't know that? I was in Stress Test; same size then, I believe.

    How are you going to download it without broadband? I'd be happy to take your key off your hands, if you can't... ;)

    So wait... all that refreshing took place over a 56k? Wow.
     
  19. Bluefusion macrumors 6502

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    I'm IN!!!!

    My key cannot be shared with others under penalty of death. Or something.

    w00000t.
     
  20. ExoticFish macrumors 6502a

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    SWEEEEEEEEET.... i've been accepted, now i just gotta download it. :eek:
     
  21. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    can't... even... get... on... to... site...


    AAAARRRGGGG! :eek:
     
  22. Jigglelicious macrumors 6502

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    I got my key too. Now I just need to be able to reach the main WoW site so I can create an account.

    Good thing I downloaded the client yesterday in a leisurely 4 hours. I can't imagine what the wait times on fileplanet must be for the client today!
     
  23. DGFan macrumors 6502a

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    Nice of them to open it up before those of us who have a life and aren't in the Eastern time zone could actually make it home.

    Lovely....
     
  24. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    fileplanet is reporting that all open beta keys are gone!!!!!! Oh man, that didn't take long!
     
  25. TDM21 macrumors 6502a

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    Now I'm pissed. I saw the beta was open so I went through the whole process. I had to refresh about 10 times to even submit. After that I go to put my key in and I kept getting the error saying it could not be submitted. After an hour of trying, I did not have any success. Now the betais closed and I never got the chance to download it.
     

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