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Posted: Jul 30th 2009 1:40PM (Unverified) said

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Essay, ya right.

Posted: Jul 30th 2009 1:49PM (Unverified) said

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What I thought. They must really want people that LOVE the game lore to play, not necessarily good gamers. L-A-M-E :] but then I can wait :)
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Posted: Jul 30th 2009 3:11PM (Unverified) said

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Or maybe we just want people to show that they really, really want into the beta? You know, actually do something that requires some effort and not just simply luck :) You two probably aren´t interested enough, but there are many who are.

Posted: Jul 30th 2009 3:20PM Psychotic Storm said

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Actually its refreshing and reassuring to see they take beta seriously and not as a promotional gimmick.

that's how I always wanted beta to be, and having a mandatory questionnaire before you can log out.

Posted: Jul 30th 2009 6:46PM (Unverified) said

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300 words really isn't that much. It's about 2 and a half average paragraphs. It won a competition to find an idea for a competition so some people will be interested.

Posted: Jul 30th 2009 4:45PM (Unverified) said

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While I agree that it is refreshing to see a company take a much more serious approach to beta, as it should be imo! I absolutely have to disagree with the concept of log out surveys.

If you want serious, and legit answers you need your tester base to feel required but not bullied into sending in feedback. Simply put, most forced down your throat surveys garner very little in terms of real input (heck after submitting over 2 months worth to War even I grew tired of them and began putting in generic, rehashed, and bland info).

A better feedback system would keep track of the quantity / quality of feedback from their small tester base (that they seem to be trying to keep tabs on any ways by letting in very limited numbers). This would let you track down the folks who want to be there and test, versus those who are looking to free play the game before buying, that don't submit any info.

Posted: Jul 30th 2009 11:47PM Pitt said

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Coming up in the next phase, entrants will write a 60 thousand word thiesis on why they should get in to beta.
Applicants will only be eligible after disclosing their financial records and no less than 6 generations of thier family tree, and their related medical history.

Posted: Jul 31st 2009 2:20AM (Unverified) said

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Oh and in case there´s any confusion: we´re a fansite. There have been many tradional contests that were just about luck. This is the result of an "invent a contest" -contest. Some will like it, some won´t. But at least it´s different - and I´m sure there will be plenty of traditional contests during the beta too. To be honest I find the negative attitude some people here have really suprising. As issi said, 300 words is not that much anyway.

Posted: Jul 31st 2009 3:13AM Cicadymn said

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Writing comes naturally to me, and 300 words isn't anything. I threw one up a little earlier, hope I make it!

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