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3-23-2012 @ 12:14PM
The people that thought every single person, with the annual pass, would get in on day one, are completely out of touch. There is no way they could unleash that many people at once, the servers would be a crash fest. I'm just happy that I'm guaranteed a spot, and that's all I or anyone else should have expected.
3-23-2012 @ 1:00PM
Agreed, of course, because such a huge influx of players would be a problem unless they set up several beta servers at the same time.However, I am actually a bit surprised, because if the original wording about the beta and the one year pass was changed, and if Morhaine actually said what was quoted above at Blizzcon, then that was a rather, I am sorry, stupid thing to do, and just like you point out that 1 mill or more beta testers (although I doubt all of the annual pass owners will actually even try the beta), it should be MUCH more obvious to Blizz that they shouldnt have guaranteed access "once it goes live". I am going as far as saying that they should have clearly pointed out from the start that they will do the invites in waves because they knew back then, most likely.If theyactually claimed "guaranteed access once it goes live", it should not be the customers job to inform themselves about whether that is possible. Yes, a lot of WOW players do know a beta is shaky, yes, we have seen other betas, but I would say that the majority of players have not been in a beta before, or at least dont understand the technical requirements for oneSo they hear "guaranteed, once live" and they reckon this is what they mean, and shouldnt have to think "Hey, actually, lemme find out whether they ACTUALLY can do it". Also, I would not be surprised if a lot of people expected Blizzard to have something up their sleeves. What I am trying to say is, Blizz constantly are careful about how they phrase what they say, and when it comes to a big announcement like the annual pass and beta-thing... well, I would think you would be more careful about your wording, as they KNOW how many people are waiting and listening to them, and they KNOW how the community reacts.
3-24-2012 @ 12:19PM
they changed nothing in the agreement you signed the only wording that changed was promotional material which honestly is an ad. And the change wasn't even that substantial to warrant all this "they rewrote the contract" bull...the TOU are the same now as when i signed up in October nothing in the agreement has be broken unless they end the beta and you didn't get an invite...its really very simple.
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