Mark speaks

Mark Jacobs has made an exhaustive post over at the Vault, listing a number of important things, including an NDA lift next week. The whole article and thread is here.

Here’s a quick summary:

  • 18th September was picked so they could have a simultaneous worldwide release
  • subscription pricing was chosen to be ‘on the same level’ as competition
  • there will be a preview weekend in addition to the normal open beta, and people who pre-ordered the CE will be given priority into the preview weekend (assume this is US until we hear otherwise)
  • CE people will get an extra day’s headstart than the SE people (I’m assuming all announcements relate specifically to the US CE/SE thing, as we know GOA are doing things a little differently – but would love this to be the case in Europe too)
  • pre-order CE peeps will be invited into closed beta as of next week, but will have to meet tech requirements to get in (again, assume America only)
  • still working on a date for open beta
  • they hope to lift the NDA next week but it’s subject to change – there are three issues they need to address first – full explanation once the NDA lifts
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5 Responses

  1. Ze highlights according to Ardy

    1) CE Preorder Preview Weekend. Without the closed beta testers.
    2) CE Extended headstart period.
    3) I quote “Regarding the pre-order, Collector’s Edition and the Standard Edition, we are pleased to announce that we will also be inviting our pre-order CE buyers into our Closed Beta test starting next week. ”
    4) NDA lift hopefully in a week.

  2. …It’s no fun being slow on the copy/paste when you then beat me to it

  3. Just think though, you’re probably the only person in the world who saw what I originally wrote 🙂

    And the gesture is really appreciated!

  4. I saw it.. I just wasn’t nice enough to write a summary (and was kind of tied up.. promise!).

  5. hehe piffle, you have the same excuse I did!

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