Bluepost zum aktuellen Stand der Beta Invites…
Next wave of Mists beta invites?
As soon as we’re ready to invite more people to test the beta, we’ll let you know as we have with previous waves.
It just wouldn’t be very helpful if we made an advanced warning announcement that an advanced warning announcement will be coming soon. ‚Cause then people would be asking for hints as to when the warning about the warning is coming. Pretty soon they’ll want clues about the hints about the warning warning to come before the announced announcement.It’s not a good idea to look at it that way since we’re not sticking to an invite schedule. We invite large chunks of Annual Pass holders, then we give it a while to monitor realm stability and population. Each wave of invites has a varied impact on the beta test. We can’t know in advance how many of the people invited will start playing right away (if at all), or how often they’ll all play, etc.
Once things start to stabilize after invites are sent out and we see more predictable statistics, we’ll set up another wave and start inviting more people. It isn’t an exact science, which also means it’s not very feasible for us to be transparent about every step of the process between waves of invites being sent.
There are a few simple goals with beta:
– Get plenty of people testing all the new content/features so we get solid feedback, as well as address bugs and crashes
– Get the remaining Annual Pass holders in as quickly as possible so they’re given what they’ve been guaranteed
– Make sure the environment is stable enough that we can accomplish the first two goals
Having said all of that, I just want to try and drive the point home that you’ll virtually never get an adequate answer when you ask us when another wave of beta invites will be going out. The community team will be notified once the developers and producers are prepared to invite more people. We get the messaging together, localize it as needed, and post as soon as we get the green light. There’s virtually no point in that process where publicly providing estimates on when the next wave is coming will be useful, as that whole process generally happens within a matter of hours (not days or weeks).
Aside from being unable to get everyone into the beta myself, I hope this info helps a bit.