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6-09-2011 @ 9:34PM
Smells like BS to me. Blizz is releasing content soon, so they can't release anything massive aside from 4.2 (and given the option, I'd hit TOR first, and I only see that as a single player game). If it's coming out this year period, still no worries, since Blizz won't have an expansion or anything for at least a year. Titan? Far off. Rift? Doubt they'll be putting out an expansion soon, and they'd need to do player housing and big world pvp changes to even turn a head at this point.This combined with the announcement that there most likely won't be an open beta for TOR is a strong indication that there's something very wrong going on. Good thing TOR's looking like a short term single player MMO to me, or else I might be concerned ;P
6-09-2011 @ 9:40PM
Bioware doesn't do big open betas, as far as I can recall. I'm not sure them not having one for TOR says anything more than it's Bioware doing it. (Blizzard, on the other hand, always does open betas.)
6-09-2011 @ 9:45PM
This is Bioware's first MMO, so I'm not sure what else they could do an open beta on.The thing is, I've betaed a handful of other games. The only other one that I can recall that refused an open beta and locked down an NDA was Horizons/Istaria. If you've never heard of it, there's a reason for that ;P
6-09-2011 @ 9:51PM
WoW was Blizzard's first MMO. They still did open betas of Diablo II and Warcraft III. It's a culture issue, not an MMO commandment.
6-10-2011 @ 6:15AM
You seem to think Blizzard doesn't have anything big coming out soon. But, you forget about Diablo III, though not an MMO, it's still a highly anticipated, and widely played game. I bet Blizzard will also be announcing the next up coming major content patch, as well as the new expansion. Though probably the release won't be for around a year or so, the news of the expansion has a chance to off set some people jumping over to TOR. I guess we won't know for sure until TOR has released.
6-11-2011 @ 7:25PM
Uh, actually, blizzard didn't do open betas during any major expansion. The PTR doesn't really count in my book, because it's minor content patches, not a paid expansion update.The definition of 'open beta' is anyone can download the client, log onto the servers, and play, without being invited first. Every beta that Blizzard has done, has required beta access, only available through invitations. How you got that invitation, whether you were directly invited, or invited through a friend's pass, or won an invite on a contest through a fansite, or HOWEVER, you still needed a beta code to get in. That's a closed beta.
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