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12-12-2007 @ 11:37PM
"What sort of fun will you be having on the PTR?"Simple. None at all. I don't know how they determined their eligibility date to have one's account open from to be allowed to use the PTRs but since I was about a month late to have an active account according to the current date, I'm going to have any of that testing goodness I'd like to indulge in whatsoever.If anyone knows how they came up with this specifically timed prerequisite, I'd greatly appreciate it if it were made common knowledge.
12-13-2007 @ 12:10AM
From Hortus's post:"The PTR authentication servers were not updated between 2.3 and 2.3.2, meaning that if your password changed or if your account was otherwise invalid prior to October 8th you will not be eligible for the 2.3.2 PTR."I take this less as a deliberate requirement, and more as laziness: the boys at Blizz didn't feel like updating the auth server data, which presumably requires some amount of work, and since the PTRs aren't officially supported anyway, it's not a disaster that it leaves some fine folks like you out in the cold. Of course, on the flip side, if your account was valid on Oct 8th but isn't now, you can play on the PTR.
12-13-2007 @ 1:51AM
@Eliah I think he was talking about the note at the bottom of the character copy page: "Only World of Warcraft accounts that have been active since November 13, 2006 are currently eligible to participate on the public test realm".
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