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Posted: Feb 7th 2012 11:01AM Coolit said

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Did anyone get there pre-order code from Amazon?

Posted: Feb 7th 2012 11:26AM Zaken said

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Amazon site did not even have the info about closed beta access. I doubt they sent out any codes.

Posted: Feb 7th 2012 12:54PM subsessions said

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I posted this on TERA forums.

http://tera-forums.enmasse.com/forums/general-discussion/topics/First-Closed-Beta-Test-Invitations

I received an beta invite from IGN. However I am not going to pay a subscription, trial or otherwise, to a site to test out betas. I have participated in betas from WoW (first closed) to RIFT (2nd beta and onwards) without any subscription sign ups to sites like IGN or File Planet et al. Also, with above 2 games, Blizzard and Trion never forced the potential player base to pre-order to test in any stage of the alpha and or beta process. I would like to test TERA out but not at the expense of participating in an affiliate or partnership program with a 3rd party including with the conditions that requires a pre-order.
For those who may reply with "get a job", I have one
For those who may reply with "you do know what a beta test is?" Yes,been in many, without conditions.
I would stress that, in this economy, it would be a better business model to open a closed beta up to more w/o conditions which would attract a much larger demand. If I am correct some have been waiting 3 years? To constrict demand with these conditions, irregardless of game content and performance, En Masse is setting itself up not with failure but with the notion that consumers will turn away now, with these restrictions and any input will be drastically reduced. Some are even suggesting that with these restrictions and conditions that En Masse is trying to make a quick and fast dollar and run away with it.
As I have stated above I would enjoy testing this game out but the conditions must be changed for me to do so.

Posted: Feb 7th 2012 1:05PM Libertygeek said

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I just hope Amazon announces the digital download soon. I will not pay full price in advance for a preorder again as EA/Origin has screwed me over when I canceled a Preorder (that I was charged in full for when I placed the order) and after two weeks still has yet to refund my money. Not saying that Digital River / EnMass would do the same but I refuse to put more than $5 up front for a preorder anymore. That and I rather do digital downloads these days and Amazon has a pretty good system.

Posted: Feb 7th 2012 2:27PM Harley Dude said

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US courts are pretty strict on protecting IPs. If the Korean ruling that this game was developed with stolen code is upheld, I won't be surprised if this game is banned in the US.

Posted: Feb 7th 2012 4:16PM Vandal said

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I'd be less than confident about giving my money to a company that can't even figure out what they're selling. MMOs are more than just making a game, the company supporting the game should be scrutinized as much as the game mechanics.

Posted: Feb 8th 2012 4:33PM (Unverified) said

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Most have had rocky starts so who knows only time will tell.

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