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Posted: Dec 14th 2011 2:31PM awitelintsta said

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Yay!

Posted: Dec 14th 2011 2:31PM silver001 said

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But only to friends and family of Arenanet employees.

Posted: Dec 14th 2011 2:39PM juanele said

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@silver001

They said it's invite only, not just friends and family.
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Posted: Dec 14th 2011 5:37PM silver001 said

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@juanele And how would you know? because all they have said in all the IRC chats today is that its an internal section process.
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Posted: Dec 14th 2011 8:07PM aurickle said

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@silver001
"studio internal selection process" does not necessarily mean "friends and family". My understanding was that they already have had "friends and family" going for some time, so that would make what you're thinking redundant.

What it more likely means is that they have a system in place that does not require applications. Instead, it evaluates players of GW1 and probably other factors such as forum participation.
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Posted: Dec 14th 2011 9:10PM Dratyan said

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@silver001 They have STATED that it won't be F&F only, just look for ANet's posts at Guru.
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Posted: Dec 15th 2011 12:12AM yeppers said

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@juanele

I'm okay with that. GW2 is the one beta I have no desire to participate in. I already know I'll be pre-ordering the game and don't want my first experience to be spoiled.
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Posted: Dec 15th 2011 8:37AM Ehra said

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@silver001

http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/nclu0/im_a_guild_wars_2_developer_ama_about_professions/c381y5x?context=3

"We will officially enter Closed Beta Testing this Friday. It will be marked with an increase in our pool of testers. To clarify, this phase of testing is still under NDA and is not open to the public."

"Its invite only. That doesn't necessarily mean f&f only. :)"
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Posted: Dec 20th 2011 6:52PM (Unverified) said

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@yeppers

This.

I have such high hopes for this game!
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Posted: Dec 14th 2011 2:36PM Amlin said

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Posted: Dec 14th 2011 2:38PM jimr9999us said

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It looks like we finally have a bit of news that can compete with the Death Star that is TOR.

Posted: Dec 14th 2011 2:39PM sfwtboy said

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AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! All I want for Christmas is a Guild Wars 2 closed beta key!

Posted: Dec 14th 2011 2:42PM jealouspirate said

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Well, I suppose that`s something? It doesn't really change much for us, or mean the game is closer to release or anything.

Just have to be patient. Breathe. Hopefully TOR can keep me occupied for the next 10 months or so, which is when I suspect GW2 will launch.

Posted: Dec 14th 2011 8:26PM (Unverified) said

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"It doesn't really change much for us, or mean the game is closer to release or anything."
The results and feedback from CBT will directly impact the time it takes for the game to go into OBT, which in turn will influence the release date, so yes, actually, it does.
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Posted: Dec 14th 2011 2:46PM valdi313 said

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It's about damn time I say.

Posted: Dec 14th 2011 2:47PM J45neoboy said

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Hmm....not really that hyped for GW2. Ehh, I'll give it a shot in a few years.

Posted: Dec 14th 2011 2:48PM (Unverified) said

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This is like saying it's Christmas in Ireland, and it's the greatest christmas possible, but we can't go..... soooo.....

I'm not sure how we can get geeked for a closed beta, tech they been doing Alpha testing for a while, there not much difference.

Posted: Dec 14th 2011 2:55PM Lobotomist said

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Any idea how to get into beta ?

Posted: Dec 14th 2011 2:57PM EventVox said

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I could almost taste the temptation in this post to go "AHHGHGHGHGHG IN YO FACE JUSTIIIIINNNNN"

Posted: Dec 14th 2011 2:58PM Lucidus said

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Hip, hip hooray!

Too bad I don't know anyone at Anet. lol

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