Contrary to what the BETA FAQs announced last week, there is a special group of BETA weekend testers who *will* get a second crack at testing — the folks who were invited to BETA Weekend #1.
In a post on the forums, Community Manager Stephen Reid announced that notification of impending testing reinvites had been sent to BETA Weekend #1 invitees.
Why are they being re-invited? Because we feel for a significant proportion of those invited to test during Beta Testing Weekend #1, they did not have an optimal testing experience. As I mentioned before, we had some issues, including some people not receiving an invite, and others being unable to get the client in time because of issues with their acceptance of their invite. With those factors in mind, we felt that because many people did not experience the game, it was worthwhile to re-invite everyone.
Now before you start fuming about this being unfair, note that Reid has gone on to clarify that these folks being reinvited to a future testing weekend will not take away any other tester’s ability to participate in BETA– rather, those #s will just be added to the overall #s they are inviting.
In light of this news, be on the lookout for phishing emails telling you to click for a BETA key. The new build of the BETA is still in internal testing, with no new BETA weekend announced and no invites sent.