I was *sooo excited* to see email in my mailbox from the Old Republic Community mailbox…alas, it was not the much hoped for BETA invite. Instead, it was the above email, encouraging me, as a former BETA tester, to preorder SWTOR. Except, of course that I’ve never been granted the opportunity to BETA test.
And then I saw another email from the SWTOR gang…maybe this time it was an invite?
Oh, no, not an invite. Just a request to take a post-BETA completion survey.
Ah well, maybe next time!
UPDATE: From the outcry on twitter tonight, I think a ton of folks got the email…like every gamer I follow it seems 🙂 The community managers are looking into it and have promised to report back soon.
9:40 p.m. UPDATE: Still no official word on what caused the email malfunction. Interesting to see how many folks jumped to 1) crazy speculation and accusations or 2) hurled profanity-laced emails and forum posts at Bioware. Yes, it sucks that we got our hopes up for a second, but seriously– it’s not the end of the world!
9:48 p.m. UPDATE: Official response up on the community forums now:
Earlier today, two e-mails were sent to members of the Star Wars: The Old Republic community. These e-mails were sent to a larger group than intended, and have caused some confusion in the community. We can confirm that these e-mails were from EA and BioWare and apologize for any confusion they have caused. Please note that receiving these e-mails does not affect your chances to be invited to test the game. Thank you all for your understanding! Allison Berryman | Senior Community Coordinator