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Jeremy Gaffney comments on open paid beta (Link to Reddit)

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  1. SockMafia

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    Paid beta? Where?
     
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    yea it was mentioned somewhere that there would be a open beta leading up to release next year in a interview I honestly dont know which one though so I cant grab the source to confirm...they have done so many I have lost all track :confused:
     
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    I saw them confirm open beta but not one you pay for... unless it's something like preordering like what was done with GW2.
     
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    yea and he hasnt confirmed a paid open beta here either just that he want to open the beta up soon... and soon can be anytime before release really...
     
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    I got the impression the OP was assuming the open beta would be free based on Gaffneys comments responding to the person saying he did not want to drop money on a game he had not played.

    I would assume like most AAA MMOs open beta would be free and based on Gaffneys comments they would try to get as many people as possible exposed to playing the game. The old adage in MMOs is if a developer knows his game is good he will show it to as many people as possible before release if its not good they will hide it or restrict access to the rough parts (similar to AoC's hide and seek open beta). Although open beta being free does not preclude Carbine from giving players automatic invites to open beta for pre-orders.

    A better question is: Will open beta be of the Rift variety with 6-8 open beta weekends prior to release or the WoW variety of 2 or so weeks of straight non interrupted play. My bet is it will be similar to the Rift type with open beta weekends as that exposes people to the games, then snatches it away, making them want it more before they have a chance to become bored.
     
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    It seems like this is what they meant, preordering giving access to open beta. I'm like many others and don't recall the mention of paying to be in beta before.
     
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    If Carbine makes you pay to participate in the beta, they can go fly a kite. I will gladly go play The Elder Scrolls Online instead of WildStar.
     
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    You won't find a Chua in ESO, so I think you'll stay and wait just like the rest of us :D
     
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    On the fence about a paid open beta. It would depend on the price and the amount of time given.

    But one thing I am sure of, paid or not, at the end of any beta the data needs to be erased.
     
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    I would be surprised if Carbine didn't wipe their servers before launch.
     
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    Same here, I do not believe they would even consider it. My comment was in regards to volothebard's reply on the reddit thread.
     
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    I am perfectly happy playing as an Argonian or Khajiit.
     
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    relax padawan it's probably just the dumb "preorder beta" thing that GW2 had where it was just an obvious cover to plaster "beta" over a shaky launch so it doesn't look as bad.

    servers go down and lag abound during your launch week? looking pretty bad

    shift "launch week" a week later, and label the first week "open beta" where the servers go down and lag everywhere...and then fix it in time for the second "launch week" perfect launch


    but...you can go play ESO anyways. you know, if you want. They'll do the same thing.
     
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    I can handle issues within the first week of launch but paying to participate in a beta? They can go suck a you-know-what.
     
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    Suck a grape?
     
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    a limited edition greedo action figure?

    i suck at guessing games
     
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    I doubt there's going to be a paid open beta. The OP on that thread was just saying he would pre-order with no take-backsies if he could get a beta invite. But it did kinda mushroom from there. So the topic was mentioned by someone who REALLY wants in not brought up by any official source.
     
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    Hah, Oh gosh.

    Everything posted on Reddit, by a USER, isn't an "offical wildstar" - idea.
    Someone wanted a Paid Beta, because they like the game so much and asked for it. Lo and behold Gaffer replied saying, there will be no such thing.

    End of story.
     
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    omg I would throw so much money at the screen to get into beta!

    Nah, not really. Paid beta is a dishonest practice, and would be a bad sign!
     

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