Tuesday, August 19, 2008
WAR Preview Weekend
Recently Mark Jacobs announced that Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning would have a Preview Weekend before the open beta.
"Regarding the pre-order, Collector’s Edition and the Standard Edition, I’m pleased to announce that we will be holding a special “Preview Weekend” in addition to the normal Open Beta. Those people who pre-ordered the CE will be given priority entrance into the PW. You will need to download the client (of course) from one of several download options, none of which will require any additional payment of any kind. Once the CE buyers have had their chance to register and download the client, we will allow our Closed Beta testers into the PW as well. We would like to have around 100K people load testing and playing the game so depending on how many CE purchasers sign up for this, we will invite other people into the PW as well."Today I got a mail from Mythic saying:
"It is our pleasure to invite you to the Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning Preview Weekend taking place this Friday, August 22nd thru Monday, August 25th. Join thousands of your fellow players and experience the Age of Reckoning for the first time as you adventure through two tiers of content across three campaigns.I do have a Collector's Edition preordered, but it is a European CE, and last time I checked the European WAR account site where I should enter my preorder code isn't even up yet. The only reason I got this invite was because I'm also in the US WAR press beta. So I'm not quite sure who all exaxtly got this invitation. US only? Everyone who already entered their CE code? Every beta sign-up?
This is an invite-only event, so don't delay in preparing for WAR and be one of the first to engage in the thrill and glory of RvR combat before the rest of the world!"
Anyway, apparently there is a way to enter your pre-order code at Fileplanet:
"Pre-Order CustomersI just don't know if that works if you have a pre-order code, but didn't get that e-mail inviting you to the preview weekend. Good news (again) is that closed beta participants don't need to download the preview client at all, they can just patch their closed beta to the appropriate version.
- Download the open beta client from Fileplanet.com (http://www.fileplanet.com/betas/who_key_auth.aspx). You will be required to create a free FilePlanet account and input your open beta pre-order code to access the file.
- In addition we also provide the client via bit torrent as an alternative means to download. You will find the link to the Torrent file here: http://torrent2.eamythic.com/WarBeta.torrent"