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3-31-2012 @ 2:37PM
Similar situation here, though my record is slightly worse. I started playing at BC (patch 2.2), and my subscription has only lapsed for a period of 5 months during Cata. Got the Annual Pass one week after it started.300k people have already been invited... are there seriously that many people who are playing since before patch 2.2 AND purchased the Annual Pass on the first week? Seriously, are 25-30% of the people who signed up in that situation? By now, I think that subscription time and time of purchasing the Annual Pass may increase your chances, but it's not an actual queue.And like RetPallyJil said, what frustrates me the most is the fact that I was a very dedicated beta tester for Cata. I played beta exclusively; I didn't even log into Live during the whole period. Reported tons of bugs, gave lots of feedback both in-game and on the forums. Besides that experience, I have also participated on three PTRs, during BC and Wrath. I really thought Blizzard would somehow keep track of previous beta testers, of how many hours you have put into testing, both on beta and PTRs, and take that into consideration when inviting. Because currently it feels like getting into the beta is a prize, a reward for loyalty, a chance to get a sneak peek at Mists... not an opportunity to, you know, TEST the expansion.But the worst thing to me, and what's made me write this very frustrated post that is prone to get downrated into oblivion, is to know that, on the Cataclysm beta, I got in on the third wave by sheer luck... yet this time, when I have actually signed a contract that gave me a guaranteed spot into the Mists beta - when I was misled into believing that by purchasing the Annual Pass, I'd get very early access to it - the third wave has already passed and I'm still not in... =/It's ironic, at the very least. And even though Blizzard did an awesome thing by inviting 300k people so quickly, I can't help but feel incredibly frustrated with the whole situation, to grow even more frustrated each time I check my Battle.net account and realize I'm still not in, and to never want to take part on something like the Annual Pass again.
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