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Posted: Sep 7th 2008 8:56AM (Unverified) said

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And thus GOA's reign of despair commences. Maybe when they said account pages would be up at 9:30, they meant on like, I don't know, Tarturus (which is apparently 4 hours behind CET), but it doesn't fill me with faith that we will play this beta this afternoon as promised either..

Posted: Sep 7th 2008 10:11AM SgtBaker said

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The .eu Open Beta has been very... well, betaish, so far.

I doubt many europeans are playing yet, after 10 hours, most don't seem to have gotten past the account registration...

I don't know what they were smoking when they decided they should make the whole account registration site based on flash. Horrible experience (and probably root of their launch failure).

I have a feeling I should have ordered a US copy...

Posted: Sep 7th 2008 10:34AM (Unverified) said

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Well on the US beta servers we are all pretty much stuck in patching. Instead of kilobytes per second we are talking about seconds per kilobyte.

Posted: Sep 7th 2008 10:40AM (Unverified) said

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yeah some cant register.. all of Europe cant register. Nice first impressions Mythic, I really thought this game would be the bomb.. :(

Posted: Sep 7th 2008 11:27AM smoke2000 said

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GOA really messed this up , more then 90% of the european people get a variety of errors on the different registration steps. Personally i've been trying to login for about 5 hours now , while timing out every single time.

Posted: Sep 7th 2008 11:46AM (Unverified) said

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Trying to activate my CE open beta key for 7 hours now, and having various issues with the website. I sure hope the launch goes smoother in Europe than the open beta...

Posted: Sep 7th 2008 1:01PM Crsh said

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I managed to register my beta key (I'm in Canada though), but the download queues are, well, a bit insane at the moment - that's to be expected, hopefully I can get the client and patches soon.

Posted: Sep 7th 2008 2:04PM Anatidae said

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I want to point out that Destruction is outnumbering Order by a large amount. Every server is that way.

I only say that because I am afraid I will owe Michael winnings on a bet (granted, he never officially accepted!)

Will the trend continue to launch?

Posted: Sep 8th 2008 10:54AM Damn Dirty Ape said

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Although I am not Michael, I did make a similiar bet in several population threads on this site and I stand by it!

Still though, I'm pretty sure that when I made the bet I added '6 months or so after release' to see what effect the more casual fans would have (the ones who have not really followed the game but will join because friends or positive reviews say it is fun).

Every racial side I joined yesterday (order or destro) had people running around all over the place so it was hard to get a sense of the population.
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Posted: Sep 7th 2008 2:21PM (Unverified) said

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So far I've experienced a wait of 3 hours patching 118 MB only to have the patch die at 94%. Now it seems to be stalled for the last 30 minutes at 30%.

Posted: Sep 7th 2008 3:37PM (Unverified) said

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Just so everyone knows, you still need a key for open beta if you didn't preorpder or get one somewhere. Some places like MMORPG.com are out but I got one from Ten Ton Hammer and they say they still ahve them:

http://forums.tentonhammer.com/showthread.php?t=34201

Used to be just for subscribers but now looks like all you have to do is register.

Posted: Sep 7th 2008 3:37PM (Unverified) said

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Please Massively, do a coverage of the disaster at the Europen beta today...

Posted: Sep 7th 2008 4:09PM (Unverified) said

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Yup... so at the end of the day GOA only accepted 10% of the entire OB population, this includes or exclude shall I say the people who have paid for CE / SE editions who are meant to have garunteed access.

There is so far no sign that they will allow the other paying playerbase access in any time soon other than ETA unkown. And that status hasnt changed in the last 5 hours.

Have fun america, but europe have been left in the dust.

Posted: Sep 7th 2008 6:13PM Kyoji said

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Man that sucks, the American Beta has been very smooth so far, I'm getting no lag and very few game-breaking bugs, even on full servers where you have to wait for ~20m to get in. I hope GOA sorts the situation out fast, you guys deserve to be in with the rest of them.

Posted: Sep 7th 2008 8:08PM (Unverified) said

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I'm on a US server. The download was slow, but I just went out for 2 hours and it was almost done when I got back. The game is incredibly fun!

However, I'm having HORRIBLE, horrible framerate issues. Granted, I don't have a great computer/graphics card. However, I play both WoW and LotRO on medium settings and have no problems (except in Shatt in WoW, but even then it's manageable.)

With WAR, I set all the graphics settings to the lowest possible settings and turned off all optional effects and I'm getting on average 5 to 8 fps. =( I'm hoping that it's only because of the beta launch.

One positive sign is that in a T1 scenario (the only kind I've experienced yet) my fps goes up to a not-so-great but somewhat manageable 12-15 fps, even in the thick of combat, so perhaps there are simply too many players in the starting zones right now for my comp to handle.

Posted: Sep 7th 2008 8:12PM (Unverified) said

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Oh and I should mention that actual lag (not slowdown due to graphics processing, but server lag) is not bad. It's mostly not a problem, only occassionally. And the server I'm playing on has been stable.
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