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Posted: Aug 28th 2009 11:37AM Wisdomandlore said

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This is an open beta only in name, as it's only available to preorders, closed beta testers, and File Planet subscribers.

Posted: Aug 28th 2009 11:44AM Cendres said

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Did you miss the part where they said: "If you won a full beta key through a competition..."

They gave away other keys as well as the closed beta progressed I'd be shocked if they didn't do the same for open beta. You just have to pay attention.
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Posted: Aug 28th 2009 1:48PM Saker said

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Agree it's NOT open beta, period.
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Posted: Aug 28th 2009 2:20PM Wisdomandlore said

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"Open" implies that it's actually open...i.e. anyone can sign up and play.
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Posted: Aug 28th 2009 2:35PM DarthCheese said

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Well at least it's more open than the Champions Online "open" beta! :D
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Posted: Sep 1st 2009 12:25PM (Unverified) said

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wrong wow players get it wrong again NCSoft have given open beta keys to fileplanet to give away this week.
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Posted: Aug 28th 2009 11:54AM (Unverified) said

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I sure wish more games would distribute via BitTorrent. It's very good at downloading giant files over several days, much better than the gamer-hostile sites like FilePlanet. The Aion installer is 9 gigs; wow.

Posted: Aug 28th 2009 12:23PM (Unverified) said

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They did put an official download for Aion on BitTorrent. Check here for the link:
http://na.aiononline.com/en/news/open-beta-client-now-available-for-download.html
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Posted: Aug 28th 2009 12:35PM Celestian said

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The NCSoft launcher download was horrid. Go torrent or something else. I was getting 14-27KBs.

Posted: Aug 28th 2009 12:36PM TexRob said

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"I sure wish more games..."

As in, more like this game Steven.

Posted: Aug 28th 2009 12:51PM myr said

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The NCsoft auto update locked up on me overnight and apparently corrupted my install. Torrent is now chuggin' right along. I'm really glad they did this.

Posted: Aug 28th 2009 3:59PM (Unverified) said

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So this is another "open" beta? aka a FilePlanet beta?

UGH why can't open betas just be open anymore?!

Posted: Aug 28th 2009 4:08PM (Unverified) said

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They cal this an "open beta" for the lack of a better term. If it was indeed open there would be a lot more interest. As it stands they want people to pay which would fall into the category of an "Pre-launch beta test". Still looks like a miss to me...

Posted: Aug 28th 2009 4:32PM (Unverified) said

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Agreed that this "open" beta needs clarification. I simply want to know if I will be able to try out the game before I buy it.

Posted: Aug 28th 2009 4:43PM JaySpeed said

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"everybody will be able to sample the delights of Atreia between September 6th and 13th."

That sounds like it is a true open beta and anyone can play during that week. We'll see I guess.

Posted: Aug 28th 2009 6:20PM (Unverified) said

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I was under the impressing that an open beta was meant to get as many people in the game as possible to test server capacity and latency. Apparently this isn't the goal of their open beta. It seems more along the lines of; make money while we can beta.

Posted: Aug 28th 2009 6:22PM (Unverified) said

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By under the impressing, I mean I am under people that have the ability to impress. Damn multitasking.

Posted: Aug 28th 2009 8:14PM TheJackman said

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Not will bother downloading the 10gb client, I do not pre order stuff I can not test out!

Posted: Aug 28th 2009 8:18PM Scone said

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Just a note, if you ALREADY played the closed beta all you need is a lovely 3G transition patch >http://www.fileplanet.com/204241/200000/fileinfo/Aion-CBT-to-OBT-Client-Patch-

Posted: Aug 29th 2009 12:32AM fzzzt said

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BitTorrent has been used for years by Blizzard to distribute WoW and it's patches. Just sayin'.

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