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« on: November 01, 2004, 10:23:58 PM »

If you want in stress two, all it takes is a fileplanet subscription, but you can wait a week and get in OB without it. All being a FP subscriber gives you is an extra week of wow beta.

Be warned. FP is having some difficulties right now, so be prepared for that if you decide to subscribe.
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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2004, 10:36:19 PM »

difficulties is an understatement. this is beyond trying to patiences. i've been confirming for over an hour now. I got the damn email, but it won't go thru until this is done. my downlaod will be completed before this.
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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2004, 10:37:16 PM »

It's fun watching the FP download speed go down slowly as more and more people start hammering the servers... I started at 500KB/sec, pretty reasonable on my connection.  Now I'm at 90K/sec and falling.  Stop downloading, you people!
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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2004, 10:56:18 PM »

I too subscribed over an hour ago and have yet to gain access to my account.

WoW's launch day is going to be a nightmare unless Blizzard has a couple hundred servers simulcasting...
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« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2004, 11:03:35 PM »

Getting 3.2 mbps here   Cool
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« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2004, 11:12:58 PM »

Neat.  I just got an email from Gamespy with my code for a free 10 day Fileplanet subscription that I signed up for at the store manager's conference I was at a month ago.  Of course, that includes access to the stress test and the beta test too...

Now if only they'd send me my access key...
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« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2004, 11:18:50 PM »

NO SALE!  Have fun in Azeroth without me!  Well, until next week, anyway slywink
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« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2004, 11:51:11 PM »

Uh oh.. upon file download completion I get a "corrupt or incomplete" file error.
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« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2004, 12:04:44 AM »

How big is the file itself?
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« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2004, 12:05:47 AM »

Whew... ok I HAD to use winzip 9.0 to get the file to work.  Anything else and it came out as corrupt.  The file is 2.5 gigs.

Edit:  So it finally installs and now it's up to the account creation step, and wouldn't you know it, the account creation website is down.  Argh!!
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« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2004, 12:43:25 AM »

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Congratulations! You have been accepted into the World of Warcraft® Final Stress Test and Open Beta.


Your unique World of Warcraft Open Beta key is reserved for you! Guaranteed!!! Due to high demand, we are distributing keys in groups. You will get your key as soon as your group is released. Please do not resubmit your information because it will not get you in any faster. Watch for your Final Stress Test and Open Beta key email and have fun!

Lame.  I wonder how long it'll take to get my bloody key now.
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« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2004, 12:50:34 AM »

I've read it's taking as long as 3 hours right now.  I got in when they first put the link up and it took 20 minutes.  Hang in there!  Oh, and the opening cinematic is fantastic!
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« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2004, 12:53:34 AM »

cockgobblers!

And I can't believe they're making me redownload everything and install again!  what a bunch of crap!  I've been keeping up with all the updates by just logging into WoW and now I have to download another 2.5 Gigs from scratch?
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« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2004, 12:55:25 AM »

Downloaded... confirmed that you have to use Windows' built-in zip manager or WinZip.  WinRAR chokes on the file.

Edit:  And I can't get through the account creation process, either.

Edit edit:  Wouldn't you know that, the MOMENT I submit that last edit, it works.
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« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2004, 12:59:08 AM »

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I've read it's taking as long as 3 hours right now.  I got in when they first put the link up and it took 20 minutes.  Hang in there!  Oh, and the opening cinematic is fantastic!
Ugh.  Looks like I'll get to download before I go to sleep and play sometime tomorrow afternoon...
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« Reply #15 on: November 02, 2004, 01:40:07 AM »

I'm trying to figure out how to download the client from file planet.  I'm a subscriber and I managed to get accepted into the Stress test, but I cannot find any link that will let me download the client.
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« Reply #16 on: November 02, 2004, 02:00:16 AM »

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I'm trying to figure out how to download the client from file planet.  I'm a subscriber and I managed to get accepted into the Stress test, but I cannot find any link that will let me download the client.
You can't until they email you a link.
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« Reply #17 on: November 02, 2004, 02:08:17 AM »

Thanks LE!
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« Reply #18 on: November 02, 2004, 02:08:38 AM »

I'm sitting on the credit card approval page, even though they've sent me the receipt by email already. No change to the front page -- I'm assuming clicking on the "try it!" buttons will take me to a proper signup page instead of that ad/placeholder page, once my account comes through as being a subscriber? So confused.
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« Reply #19 on: November 02, 2004, 02:12:36 AM »

I tell a lie: the second I posted I tried again and a proper beta signup form appeared.

/em grumbles about web forms that require a state... NZ don't have no damn states...
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« Reply #20 on: November 02, 2004, 02:37:37 AM »

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I'm trying to figure out how to download the client from file planet.  I'm a subscriber and I managed to get accepted into the Stress test, but I cannot find any link that will let me download the client.
You can't until they email you a link.


That seems a little stupid.  I want to be able to start my download now so that when I get my key I can start the damn game!  I don't want to have to wait 3 hours before I get my key and then start a 2.5 Gig download!
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« Reply #21 on: November 02, 2004, 02:41:24 AM »

Yeah, tell me about it.  I was hoping to get the download going now.  I just hope I get the key before I head to bed so I can download it over night and play sometime tomorrow between classes.
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« Reply #22 on: November 02, 2004, 02:42:39 AM »

if you were in closed beta, you can get the torrent file from my website.  im not sure if it's different from the one that fileplanet is giving out (i can't imagine it is) so if you wanna try it, go for it.

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« Reply #23 on: November 02, 2004, 03:49:21 AM »

Finally got my key and after some horrendous download rates I am on a good server and getting the client at 2.9Mbps.
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« Reply #24 on: November 02, 2004, 03:55:34 AM »

If it only takes 3 hours to get the key then I should be able to get it in another 50 minutes.  I doubt that I am that lucky though smile
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« Reply #25 on: November 02, 2004, 03:56:23 AM »

does fileplanet require you have a key to download? i might go that route if it's gonna be faster.

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« Reply #26 on: November 02, 2004, 03:57:38 AM »

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If it only takes 3 hours to get the key then I should be able to get it in another 50 minutes.  I doubt that I am that lucky though smile


Yeah, I'd imagine that, too.  I just used three hours because that's how long somebody above said they had heard it was taking at that time.  I also just want to get it going tonight so I can get the download started.
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« Reply #27 on: November 02, 2004, 03:58:46 AM »

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if you were in closed beta, you can get the torrent file from my website.  im not sure if it's different from the one that fileplanet is giving out (i can't imagine it is) so if you wanna try it, go for it.

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FilePlanet lets you download all 2.5 GB via their servers... no P2P BT stuff.

This is actually good for me, since my university, in all their wisdom and glory, has castrated BitTorrent transfers of any sort using a very advanced filtering system of some sort (and I call it very advanced because I can't work around it, nor can anyone else...)
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« Reply #28 on: November 02, 2004, 04:02:47 AM »

I can't download from Fileplanet until I get my email it seems.  I've tried going the direct route via their WoW section and it keep redirecting me to the sign up page.  Dammit, I already signed up.  I just want the client so I can start up my closed beta characters.  :?
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« Reply #29 on: November 02, 2004, 04:18:07 AM »

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I can't download from Fileplanet until I get my email it seems.  I've tried going the direct route via their WoW section and it keep redirecting me to the sign up page.  Dammit, I already signed up.  I just want the client so I can start up my closed beta characters.  :?
Correct, you have to wait for the email.

3 hours+ of waiting here and counting.  Yay Fileplanet.
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« Reply #30 on: November 02, 2004, 04:27:51 AM »

At least after you get it LE, you will be fine..several hundred kbs probably and you will be done in 4-5 hours.

I am a closed beta tester, and I have to go through this insufferable bullshit (the conspiracy theory is that the only reason they are making closed beta testers download a client that is only slightly different from the old one is to further test and prove the absolute, complete, utter disaster that is the blizztorrent client. Since I started playing, it has been an absolute piece of shit. I cannot state how vile I think the torrent is) through the torrent, and only through the torrent. I have tried two different links, and I am averaging no more than 10kbs, with an occasional jump to 16-18 and falling as low as 2-4 every once in a while.

At this rate, I am due to finish downloading in....30 hours!

Way to screw over your loyal closed testers.

I know, im just being bitter. I'm tired...
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« Reply #31 on: November 02, 2004, 04:32:04 AM »

That sucks that you have to use BT, Rage.  It's good in many cases, but when the tracker gets slammed... yikes.

I sent a very nasty letter to the IT department at my university regarding their BT-castration policy (which isn't even on the books, in fact, they refuse to admit they choke BT bandwidth at all!)  I would be livid if I was an ex-CB tester right now.
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« Reply #32 on: November 02, 2004, 05:19:18 AM »

Finally got the email after over 6 hours, awesome! now i have to wait to another 3.
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« Reply #33 on: November 02, 2004, 05:51:36 AM »

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Finally got the email after over 6 hours, awesome! now i have to wait to another 3.
Jesus.  I guess I wasn't in your group if you just now got it, cause I see nothing.  I've been waiting over five hours now...
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« Reply #34 on: November 02, 2004, 05:58:58 AM »

I'm at the 4 hour mark, guess I have 2-3 more to go.
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« Reply #35 on: November 02, 2004, 06:15:36 AM »

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I'm at the 4 hour mark, guess I have 2-3 more to go.


ditto.   :cry:
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« Reply #36 on: November 02, 2004, 06:16:16 AM »

Blizzard's BT client sucks.  They dont seem to do anything with the mountains of feedback they get on it either, as of this latest version it still has tremendous problems.

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« Reply #37 on: November 02, 2004, 06:20:58 AM »

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Finally got the email after over 6 hours, awesome! now i have to wait to another 3.
Jesus.  I guess I wasn't in your group if you just now got it, cause I see nothing.  I've been waiting over five hours now...


Have you gotten email about upgrading the account or anything yet? 30 mins after that email I got the key.
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« Reply #38 on: November 02, 2004, 06:59:42 AM »

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Finally got the email after over 6 hours, awesome! now i have to wait to another 3.
Jesus.  I guess I wasn't in your group if you just now got it, cause I see nothing.  I've been waiting over five hours now...


Have you gotten email about upgrading the account or anything yet? 30 mins after that email I got the key.
Nope.
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« Reply #39 on: November 02, 2004, 07:14:54 AM »

I'm still waiting here, its been 5.5 hours so there is hope that it is coming soon!
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