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Glenolas
11-10-2011, 08:50 PM
<p>The preorder page shows November 30 as the launch date for AoD.    Since that is less than 3 weeks away, I'm curious about beta starting.   It's hard to imagine a 3 week beta, but if it's not started yet,  I'm a little dubious about the launch.</p><p>Just curious.   Not wishing any inside info.  Anybody know?</p>

Brigh
11-10-2011, 08:51 PM
Another... Are we there yet? Thread

Cambin
11-10-2011, 08:59 PM
<p><a href="http://everquest2.com/news/read/current/4091">http://everquest2.com/news/read/current/4091</a></p>

Zephanor
11-10-2011, 09:03 PM
<p>Well, as far as I can tell, and confirmed in the podcast last week and several sites, beta invites were supposed to go out Tuesday or today, Thursday.  Until those go out the beta is still in the friends and family stage.  I could be wrong but I don't know anyone that is in the beta from the public just yet.</p>

Glenolas
11-10-2011, 09:18 PM
<p><cite>Brigh wrote:</cite></p><blockquote>Another... Are we there yet? Thread</blockquote><p>Yes or no would have sufficed.   I take it from your answer that you don't know.</p>

Glenolas
11-10-2011, 09:21 PM
<p><cite>[email protected] Bayle wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p><a href="http://everquest2.com/news/read/current/4091">http://everquest2.com/news/read/current/4091</a></p></blockquote><p>Your link, should you chose to read it,  announces beta <em>invites</em> will go out from Oct 27 thru Nov 16.   No actual mention of when beta would start, but leaving open the possiblility that the early invitees might have actually gotten to work.   Hence my question. </p><p>I'm guessing you don't know either.</p>

Calthine
11-10-2011, 09:54 PM
<p>The problem is that SOE's Beta NDA usual prohibits Beta testers from talking about it, even to say they're in it.</p><p>Not that that stops some folks <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p>

Glenolas
11-10-2011, 10:06 PM
<p><cite>Calthine wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>The problem is that SOE's Beta NDA usual prohibits Beta testers from talking about it, even to say they're in it.</p></blockquote><p>Huh?  Can't even say they're in it?  We're not talking the CIA here,  are we?  </p><p>Wow.  Just wow.</p><p>Anyway, I'm not asking for that.   Just curious if it's started.   My OP specifically said I wasn't prying for info.</p><p>SJ could answer if beta has started yet, couldn't he?   Or the Community Affairs person?   Or any dev?</p>

Calthine
11-10-2011, 10:07 PM
<p><cite>Glenolas wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>SJ could answer if beta has started yet, couldn't he?   Or the Community Affairs person?   Or any dev?</p></blockquote><p>Sure, if their Powers that Be gave them approval.</p>

Cambin
11-10-2011, 10:15 PM
<p><cite>Glenolas wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p><cite>[email protected] Bayle wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p><a href="http://everquest2.com/news/read/current/4091">http://everquest2.com/news/read/current/4091</a></p></blockquote><p>Your link, should you chose to read it,  announces beta <em>invites</em> will go out from Oct 27 thru Nov 16.   No actual mention of when beta would start, but leaving open the possiblility that the early invitees might have actually gotten to work.   Hence my question. </p><p>I'm guessing you don't know either.</p></blockquote><p>And if you weren't being lazy, you could sign up for it (anyone can) and see all the details regarding the beta period.</p><p>Don't be rude and lazy, it's not going to get you far on forums <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/8a80c6485cd926be453217d59a84a888.gif" border="0" /></p>

Glenolas
11-10-2011, 10:25 PM
<p><cite>[email protected] Bayle wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p><cite>Glenolas wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p><cite>[email protected] Bayle wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p><a href="http://everquest2.com/news/read/current/4091">http://everquest2.com/news/read/current/4091</a></p></blockquote><p>Your link, should you chose to read it,  announces beta <em>invites</em> will go out from Oct 27 thru Nov 16.   No actual mention of when beta would start, but leaving open the possiblility that the early invitees might have actually gotten to work.   Hence my question. </p><p>I'm guessing you don't know either.</p></blockquote><p>And if you weren't being lazy, you could sign up for it (anyone can) and see all the details regarding the beta period.</p><p>Don't be rude and lazy, it's not going to get you far on forums <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/8a80c6485cd926be453217d59a84a888.gif" border="0" /></p></blockquote><p>You supplied the link, not me, and it didn't answer the question.  </p><p>As for signing up for beta,  if I wanted to be in beta, I would.  Otherwise signing up just exercises the system for no good reason,  which I won't do.</p><p>As far as lazy goes, I'm guilty.</p>

feldon30
11-10-2011, 11:54 PM
Spidey sense says SOE's outgoing mail server is under heavy load right now. <img src="/smilies/8a80c6485cd926be453217d59a84a888.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />

Glenolas
11-11-2011, 12:11 AM
<p><cite>Calthine wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p><cite>Glenolas wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>SJ could answer if beta has started yet, couldn't he?   Or the Community Affairs person?   Or any dev?</p></blockquote><p>Sure, if their Powers that Be gave them approval.</p></blockquote><p>It starts tomorrow.    It's all over EQ2 Wire right now.    No drama, just a simple yes or no on had it started.</p>

Arianah
11-11-2011, 12:28 AM
<p>The <a href="http://everquest2.com/news/read/current/5028" target="_blank">Producer's Letter</a> mentions that the expansion comes out in December 2011.</p><p><a href="http://everquest2.com/news/read/current/4091" target="_blank">Age of Discovery Closed Beta Registration is Now Open!</a> mentions "Beta acceptance emails will go out between October 27th and November 16th."</p><p>Technically Beta started on Oct 27 with a very small group of friends and family.</p><p>And according to todays <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtaEY_NSFvk&feature=channel_video_title" target="_blank">webcast</a> Beta invites should start being sent out tonight to Fan Faire attendees plus a couple hundred of other people as well, and they'll keep adding waves of people as the weeks go by.</p><p>If you're not signing up for beta, why does it matter to you when it starts? All the information anyone else knows, has been provided in the various forms of communication to us from the devs and community relations teams.</p><p>And yes, EQ1 and EQ2 NDA has never allowed beta testers to even say that they're in Beta, as far as I can remember. That's not to say everyone has always followed through with that agreement.</p><p><em>(My reply is a little late as I just finished watching the podcast <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/69934afc394145350659cd7add244ca9.gif" border="0" /> and I like to make sure I have my facts all in order before posting.)</em></p><p>[Edited to fix a link and correct a word]</p>

Glenolas
11-11-2011, 01:30 AM
<p><cite>[email protected] wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>If you're not signing up for beta, why does it matter to you when it starts?</p></blockquote><p><span ></span></p><p>It was a simple question. </p><p>From my op:</p><p><span >"Just curious.   Not wishing any inside info.  Anybody know?" </span></p><p><span >It wouldn't seem like "Has beta started yet" would be all that big a deal of a question, requiring much drama.</span></p><p>While it might be a state secret, the answer to the question I asked was announced tonight at the podcast in front of the whole world, and is on the front page of EQ2 Wire.  A least one who posted a derailing comment above knew it was publicly known to be starting tonight when they posted a non answer.   I tend to get irritated when people deliberately play little kids games with the info.</p><p>If you need a deeper reason:   As you know, I'll be gone from Wed before Thanksgiving until approximately the Wednesday after.   If beta had not yet started, it meant launch would be unlikely by the end of November and I could extend until then.   Since it could have started as early as Oct 27,  I'd have to reassess my guess.</p><p>I certainly took a beating for asking tho.   I'm not very graceful when taking a beating, so tend to push back.</p>

Arianah
11-11-2011, 02:41 AM
<p><cite>Glenolas wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p><cite>[email protected] wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>If you're not signing up for beta, why does it matter to you when it starts?</p></blockquote><p>It was a simple question. </p><p>From my op:</p><p><span>"Just curious.   Not wishing any inside info.  Anybody know?" </span></p><p><span>It wouldn't seem like "Has beta started yet" would be all that big a deal of a question, requiring much drama.</span></p><p>While it might be a state secret, the answer to the question I asked was announced tonight at the podcast in front of the whole world, and is on the front page of EQ2 Wire.  A least one who posted a derailing comment above knew it was publicly known to be starting tonight when they posted a non answer.   I tend to get irritated when people deliberately play little kids games with the info.</p><p>If you need a deeper reason:   As you know, I'll be gone from Wed before Thanksgiving until approximately the Wednesday after.   If beta had not yet started, it meant launch would be unlikely by the end of November and I could extend until then.   Since it could have started as early as Oct 27,  I'd have to reassess my guess.</p><p>I certainly took a beating for asking tho.   I'm not very graceful when taking a beating, so tend to push back.</p></blockquote><p>Who says my post was meant to be a beating? Was it not informative, not only for you, but for anyone else with the same question?</p><p>Perhaps my question too, was simply a question?</p><p>Anyways, question answered <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p>