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Posted: Aug 12th 2009 12:06PM (Unverified) said

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Isn't open beta open to everyone? I thought that was the point of an open beta? do you have to have a pre-order or be part of CB to play in open beta?

Posted: Aug 12th 2009 12:08PM (Unverified) said

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I'm really getting sick of these store-only exclusives beginning to seep into PC gaming. Even more so when it comes to GameStop, since they gave up on PC gaming a long time ago and I have no desire to give them any bit of money.

Posted: Aug 15th 2009 1:43AM Omega2k3 said

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They may actually be changing their pace in regards to PC gaming.

They've been treating it more like it should be treated lately, and they just joined these guys:

http://www.pcgamingalliance.org/
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Posted: Aug 12th 2009 12:11PM (Unverified) said

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Open beta just means that the NDA has been lifted

Posted: Aug 12th 2009 12:15PM UnSub said

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I think in this case open beta is everyone who pre-ordered plus 50k new beta codes are going out to those who have signed up to the ChampO registration list.

Posted: Aug 12th 2009 12:18PM (Unverified) said

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As reported in the post you linked to, referring to the Gamestop early start:

"Best Buy preorder customers will also receive access to the Early Start Program and head start weekend."

Has this changed? Will Best Buy preorders not include the early start anymore?

Posted: Aug 12th 2009 12:21PM (Unverified) said

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Im so glad i live in australia, where the release date here is being toted as the 10th of sept and there is almost 0 options as far as pre-orders go. Even if its on track for release it will still be behind.

Looks like digital distrubtion is the only hope not that ill miss another box but it does feel somewhat cheated either using gamestop or steam to get the game just to be on it around the same time, cryptic kinda dropped the ball with a good global launch but playing in the closed beta i wont hold it against them.

sadly the only MMO ive seen with excellent prelaunch release has been warhammer online.

Posted: Aug 12th 2009 12:25PM (Unverified) said

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If there's one game I'll pay a monthly fee for, it's one that can let dress up my avatar, as close as possible, as a super-powered Bruce Dickinson. Yes, THE Bruce Dickinson.

Posted: Aug 12th 2009 12:38PM charlieromeobravo said

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If the beta is going to be open, where do we download the client?

Posted: Aug 12th 2009 1:08PM (Unverified) said

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If you register for beta on the champions-online site they will send you and email with the relavent information regarding where to download the client.
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Posted: Aug 12th 2009 2:00PM bluemeep said

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I'm starting to feel a bit of a second class citizen for picking it up care of Amazon.

Posted: Aug 12th 2009 3:28PM (Unverified) said

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You too?
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Posted: Aug 12th 2009 3:17PM pcgneurotic said

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Remind me again what the difference is between PDT and GMT?

Posted: Aug 12th 2009 4:04PM phobic99 said

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Not to be rude but I assume you're already on the internet when you asked your question.

At any rate, here you go: http://tinyurl.com/mar8z8 (I couldn't resist :( )
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Posted: Aug 12th 2009 4:14PM (Unverified) said

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During DST PT or PDT is 7 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT-7)
So nightly restarts will be from 8am-10am GMT, methinks.
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Posted: Aug 16th 2009 8:11PM wjowski said

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Considering that, at best, you have a 3 out of 10 chance of finding any useful information on Google about nearly everything (and about a 6 out of 10 chance of finding some bizarre, unrelated fetish porn), I'd rather take my chances just asking.
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Posted: Aug 19th 2009 11:09AM (Unverified) said

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If you only manage to find something useful 3/10 times when searching, then yer doin' it wrong. Seriously, it's not brain surgery. Google is not some mystifying tool requiring arcane syntax. Type in words that describe what you're looking for. If you don't find it on the first try, try picking different words.
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Posted: Aug 13th 2009 4:21AM pcgneurotic said

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Thanks guys. Yeah, I should've Googled it, but hey, I'm lazy... :D

Posted: Aug 13th 2009 6:03AM (Unverified) said

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UK and French and customers buying it from any of the listed sites available will get access to the early start program and Germans will get it if they buy from amazon. Could be worth mentioning since USA isn't the only place in the world you know.

Posted: Aug 13th 2009 3:57PM Atnor said

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Definitely looking forward to it :)

One thing that seems to drive me crazy with these kinda things though is that I end up having to buy 2 copies, one for me and one for my wife. With Aion, I had to pre-order one from Amazon and one from Best Buy. I originally tried to just order 2 games from Bestbuy and they said it was one beta code per customer. Ummm... OK... So you want me to cancel my order and spend money at another store.... OK... so this time I just went ahead and ordered one box from Gamestop and one from Bestbuy.
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