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#1 Nov 26 2010 at 10:50 PM Rating: Decent
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I can't imagine everyone downloading the game on december 3rd at the same time. Shouldn't the game beta already be available for download?

Remember that the first phase of the Beta is scheduled on December 3rd, which leaves us exactly 1 week.

Isin't it a pain when you're not ready to play on launch day!
#2 Nov 26 2010 at 11:48 PM Rating: Decent
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It's still a little early. We have a week before beta starts. I would say look for an email 2-3 days before. So Tuesday the 30th or Wednesday the 1st.
#3 Nov 26 2010 at 11:56 PM Rating: Decent
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It is a little irritating, especially for people in countries that don't allow for cheap hi-speed internet or that have artificial bandwidth caps on most of the internet plans.

I myself have 20GB a month, and I have to make sure I keep all of it free so if I do get selected for beta, I will be able to download the client.

Hopefully they release it shortly.
#4 Nov 27 2010 at 12:39 AM Rating: Decent
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I also just read about their plans to release the files just a few days before the launch of the beta. It will be inside an email, so they said in the FAQ.
#5 Nov 27 2010 at 1:58 AM Rating: Decent
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I think the download will be available in a few days.Also the link I suppose will not be public. "The lucky ones" will receive the link on their Rift account.
#6 Nov 27 2010 at 5:40 AM Rating: Decent
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abrax73 wrote:
I think the download will be available in a few days.Also the link I suppose will not be public. "The lucky ones" will receive the link on their Rift account.


I am pretty sure that you are correct. I can't remember exactly where I read/heard that, but they did say the client would be released in enough time for those with keys to download. I will do some searching.
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#7 Nov 27 2010 at 7:36 AM Rating: Decent
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Actually, I'd have to agree. I'm a little worried they're going to send the email 'day of' type of thing and I'll have to come home on lunch and start downloading it. I really hope it comes early this week to give people enough time to download it. My internet doesn't suck horribly, but it does decide to go out at random times (probably my ISP doing maintenance -.-; ) so I'd rather be around while it downloads in case I need to restart it.
#8 Nov 27 2010 at 9:04 AM Rating: Decent
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I agree. I wish it as out a little earlier than a few days. But guess we have work with what we get.
#9 Nov 27 2010 at 9:26 AM Rating: Decent
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I don't think we'll downloading the full game..being that the beta's are limited in size and scope, I think we'll just download what is needed for that particular beta. By waiting until 2~3 days prior, they can also measure their capacity of getting the client out via direct download.

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#10 Nov 27 2010 at 10:50 AM Rating: Decent
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Why not be the whole game ?? since only beta events will be on specific locations till these events start, or those that have completed it shouldn't they be able to explore the rest of the Telara world ??
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#11 Nov 27 2010 at 11:38 AM Rating: Decent
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Remember that we are or we will be beta-testers, It means test what will happen the day of the game will born. Download system must be tested and stressed aswell.
At the day of a release version of Rift will born, thousands of players will start the download the client at the same time and the developers must know if the download infrastructure will work properly, this is why we must to help on test the download the client at the same time.

Edited, Nov 27th 2010 1:11pm by luichi
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#12 Nov 27 2010 at 1:38 PM Rating: Decent
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ah good point luichi but i would think they would use some sort of open beta twords the end to test that as it would have a lot more people trying to use the download at same time.
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#13 Nov 27 2010 at 4:19 PM Rating: Decent
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Gremdar wrote:
ah good point luichi but i would think they would use some sort of open beta twords the end to test that as it would have a lot more people trying to use the download at same time.


Yes, I didnĀ“t think about, I'm completly agree with you.
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#14 Nov 27 2010 at 6:47 PM Rating: Decent
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It would be beneficial for the download to be available, but it's not unexpected that it isn't. Surely they want to test the capabilities of their servers in handling larger than normal traffic. Or maybe they are still tweaking. We'll find out soon enough.
#15 Nov 30 2010 at 9:22 PM Rating: Good
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http://forums.riftgame.com/showthread.php?6905-VIP-Codes-for-thutee-Next-5-Mins

First line of Abi's thread says beta emails will be going out soon. that was yesterday soooo......
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#16 Dec 01 2010 at 1:40 PM Rating: Decent
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I believe that the emails already went out for the pre-download based off some of the posts on the official forums.
#17 Dec 02 2010 at 1:11 PM Rating: Decent
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Emails have been sent out.

I downloaded last night in about an hour. Maybe just a little over that, but I was surprised at how smoothly everything went. Excited to see it tomorrow.
#18 Dec 02 2010 at 1:39 PM Rating: Decent
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The closed beta for 12/03 is for the Defiance side only from that i've read and understand, so moslty the evil side is going to be beta tested, HA HA HA. The Guardian side will be the next closed beta but not sure on what the dates are yet.
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#19 Dec 02 2010 at 1:58 PM Rating: Excellent
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Yes this weekend is Defiant, the next beta phase is guardian the one after that is both factions at once.

There has been no word on when those betas will be or how long they will last.
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#20 Dec 02 2010 at 2:00 PM Rating: Decent
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12/03 to 12/06 is the first Closed beta not sure on the Guardian Closed beta. If I find out I'll post the dates.
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#21 Dec 02 2010 at 3:27 PM Rating: Excellent
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W00t W00t why all consider Defiant the "evil" side ? read story and u'll see we are returning back in time to change the future the Guardians and their blind faith caused !!

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#22 Dec 02 2010 at 6:20 PM Rating: Decent
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already have game patched and ready to run. it runs but no servers up
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#23 Dec 02 2010 at 9:32 PM Rating: Decent
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Exactly, servers will go live tomorow morning at 9AM PST
#24 Dec 02 2010 at 11:46 PM Rating: Good
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They changed the time... See at launcher before u press play. It says 10.00 AM PST !!
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