October 1 deadline to get into the beta

Time is running out

By on September 28, 2009 8:36:39 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

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The deadline to get into Elemental Beta 1 ends October 1st.

But lest you think this is a call to join the beta, let me warn you, the beta is a land of horror and agony.  Even now, most of the beta testers are requiring long-term psychiatric care to continue functioning.

But if you are a true masochist, you can pre-order now and get into the beta as we are putting together the game mechanics and help mold the final game.

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September 28, 2009 9:23:40 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

You get use to the foaming of the mouth...., torrets, migraines, physical disabilities... and other symptoms... These things are what make you a real man!... can ya take it?

 

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September 29, 2009 1:22:15 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

The game isn't so horrible, but everyone should be clear with the fact that you "play" in the beta IN ORDER TO help report bugs. And it seems not everyone is reading how to do it (not everyone is giving the debug.err nor the dxdiag. Not even a screenshot)

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September 29, 2009 4:54:54 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting Hawawaa,
You get use to the foaming of the mouth...., torrets, migraines, physical disabilities... and other symptoms... These things are what make you a real man!... can ya take it?
Poor women that decide to beta test this game...

Quoting vieuxchat,
The game isn't so horrible, but everyone should be clear with the fact that you "play" in the beta IN ORDER TO help report bugs. And it seems not everyone is reading how to do it (not everyone is giving the debug.err nor the dxdiag. Not even a screenshot)
That's because:

Quoting ,
Even now, most of the beta testers are requiring long-term psychiatric care to continue functioning.

Or maybe not.

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September 29, 2009 6:03:31 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

It's mostly because people don't read and follow the stickies labeled 'Read before posting'. 

Btw, it's worth it just to get a look at the intro video.  So awesome.

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September 29, 2009 6:17:11 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Id like to know the Beta Count how many people are in the Beta.

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September 29, 2009 6:26:49 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

There's probably a great deal of variance between those who are able to get in the beta (all preorders I believe, right?), those who have downloaded the beta, those who have downloaded the latest update, and those who actively participate in the 'beta' part of it, namely helping report bugs and issues on the forum.  There's more posts in the beta than any other Elemental specific forum, so I imagine the percentage of beta helpers vs. pre-orderers is relatively high.

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September 29, 2009 11:04:55 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Brad, you sly fox... You know I am a sucker for advertising disguised as a warning to stay away!

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September 29, 2009 11:40:56 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Beta? Beta?! NO I WONT GO BACK THERE!! NOOOOOOOOOO

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September 30, 2009 6:20:59 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Alas, my brain... she has died from the beta

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September 30, 2009 11:28:49 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Why the beta doesn't look like the intro in 8bit colors?! Nooooo, I want a REFUND! I didn't pay for it - I want an old school!

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September 30, 2009 11:58:44 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I needed long term psychiatric care before the beta, so its all part of the normal life for me.

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October 1, 2009 2:52:49 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Its down to the wire!    The scramble is on!   Can you, who arn't in the beta, make it on time!?

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October 1, 2009 3:57:14 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Hi.  I would like to pre-order and get into the beta, but I am currently out of work and need to know if you are charged now or later when the game is shipped.  If it's is now I guess I will have to wait, but if it is later I would love to join.  It'll give me something to do when i am not looking for a job.  I know today is the last day.  Will there be a chance to get into the other betas ie beta2 etc?

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October 1, 2009 4:04:32 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting FuzzySilk,
Hi.  I would like to pre-order and get into the beta, but I am currently out of work and need to know if you are charged now or later when the game is shipped.  If it's is now I guess I will have to wait, but if it is later I would love to join.  It'll give me something to do when i am not looking for a job.  I know today is the last day.  Will there be a chance to get into the other betas ie beta2 etc?

It might be to late to get in, depends if it's the start or end of oct 1. In any event, yes there will be other beta's but I believe I read you'll have to wait till the beggining of next year. Oh and the charge occurs when accepted into the beta I believe.

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October 1, 2009 2:32:23 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I guess I was too late. Pre-ordered, charged, but no download on Impulse.

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October 1, 2009 2:41:52 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Did you activate the "show pre-release versions" in impulse ?

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October 1, 2009 2:44:20 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Ah. You're a genius.

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October 1, 2009 3:07:08 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Not really, it's just that I also had that "bug"

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October 1, 2009 6:14:33 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Out of interest, when will be the next deadline for beta 2? Or is that up up in the air right now?

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October 1, 2009 8:36:51 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Same boat as that earlier guy. I'd totally have preordered were I not flat broke. Any inclination on when the next entry point to the process might be?

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October 1, 2009 8:41:55 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I guess that depends on how long it takes Beta 1 to be tested I'm sure if all goes well from the schedule like 2 months, as a guess. 

 

Beta access is currently closed, but will re-open at the end of Fall 2009. 

from the pre-order screen. 

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October 1, 2009 11:02:12 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Wow! After preordering at the end of June, I was shut off from the internet since Sep 28 due to Deutsche Telekom screwing us over our move to a more remote location. I come back online early afternoon on Oct. 1, to find the deadline for Beta entry is that very day. I scramble to Impulse to start the download, and see a line entry "Elemental - War of Magic". I click on "install", it says "Preparing download" at the bottom ... and then stops, and the line entry disappears into limbo.

Life is short and cruel, indeed.

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October 2, 2009 12:00:49 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

If you already preordered (whether or not you've actually downloaded it yet) the deadline doesn't affect you--just hit up support about the download issue and they'll get you sorted.

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October 4, 2009 10:05:26 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

great, I saw this post this morning... No late entries?

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October 4, 2009 10:16:15 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Not before beta 2, I am afraid.

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