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1 - 06-09-2004, 14:16
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This is just a quick note to let everybody know what closed beta is all about, and what you can, and can't expect to see happen.

Closed beta is simply a small link from "no beta" to the "open beta". We're using it to iron out major issues, and get the game to the level of stability required before starting open beta. There are certain issues you simply don't want to try to fix while 50,000 people are *****ing that they can't play. Closed beta will let us fix all of those early.

Closed beta will be very small. We've had over 10,000 people register for the beta so far, and there doesn't seem to be a slowdown in sight. We will have less than 250 total openings in the closed beta until the Tribal-Wars LAN in late July. Of those, I've already filled about 100, which leaves 150 for those of you who are still hoping to get in. With my current database, that gives you less than a 1.5% chance of being selected. By the end of the week I estimate that your chances will go down to well below 1%.

However, if you want to take part in the beta there is a way you can have a 100% chance of getting in. Go to your local EBGames, or GameStop and pre-order (Marweas did it at Software Etc for $5) and then register for the Tribal-Wars LAN. Bring your receipt and you'll get a beta CD and you'll be in. I highly suggest that you do this now, because once the T-Ws spots fill up you won't have any way to get into the beta.

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Thanks for reading.
You're welcome.
 
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1% chance? Ouch.
 
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am I eligible?
 
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do you have an eta on when the open beta starts?
 
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Well we'll still get into the open beta... right?
Yes, but that won't take place until sometime after Tribal-Wars.
 
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Well we'll still get into the open beta... right?
I think that's why they call it an open beta...
 
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am I eligible?
I wouldn't be surprised if you were banned from the game forever. ;-)
 
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:marweas:
 
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Hi Data! :bigmouth:
 
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hello there
 
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This makes me wonder how many gamers who've never seriously played Tribes will attend Tribal-Wars just to get a closed beta spot...

 
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I could pre-order 5 copies but thrax would just say "no soup for you!" then poke me with something sharp.
 
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This makes me wonder how many gamers who've never seriously played Tribes will attend Tribal-Wars just to get a closed beta spot...

Well right now the people that have played tribes before aren't attending at all. So why not open it up?
 
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Cool, this is like Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. A golden ticket.
Or winning the lottery.
10k signups, wow. Ok, so if we remove some of them for signing up twice under different names, then we have at least 5k people.
And you know what, the game is getting regular coverage on sites like Blues, and FS.
 
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Well let me start by saying I am a Network Engineer with extensive beta testing experience. It would be smart to include me. I'm not one that just signs up for beta to play the game, I actually track down bugs.

My app says 1ghz machines but I ordered my new one last night. Been waiting for the beta announcement to do it but wasn't expecting to have an automatic detection of hardware.

You know you want me baybee! uNF uNF
Show me the beta luv!!!11!!T:[email protected]!11!one

this could either help my chances, or make them worse, but either way it makes me look stupid
 
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Cool, this is like Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. A golden ticket.
Or winning the lottery.
10k signups, wow. Ok, so if we remove some of them for signing up twice under different names, then we have at least 5k people.
And you know what, the game is getting regular coverage on sites like Blues, and FS.
Not to mention showing up in PC Gamer, Game Informer, EGM, and so on just about every month...
 
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