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First of all - Congratulations to everyone who's in the beta and have won keys!
My question is: Would you guys pay a symbolic amount of money to get into the beta test? Personally I've really had my hopes high to get into the beta but was greatly dissapointed when I checked my mail today. The chance is still there but probably not too high ;) I, for one, would probably pay a reasonable amount just to get into the beta and try PoE, as I've been waiting for the beta to start for months now and actually have a feeling that I might consider this game before DIII (I know! But this game took my breath away when I saw the first couple of videos!)
Anyway.. Good luck to everyone in getting their key and if someone would be cool to provide me with some good links to a PoE blog or new videos I'd be psyched!
I woke up today and had that same gloomy feeling when an email wasnt patiently awaiting me. I would glady pay around $30.00 to $40.00 USD for a beta key, to help support the company and to just get in and finally help make the game better and bug hunt!
Though the option of paying for a closed beta key sort of undermines the purpose of a closed beta, and thus will never happen, I would almost definitely buy a key if given the chance xD
Grim Dawn, www.grimdawn.com , offers a pay for access option. The game is still not in the Alpha stage but you can purchase a key when it releases. I think it helps bring in some funding to the company, and allows players early access. Its a win/win IMO.
I would trade my first-born son for a beta key >_>
I wouldn't buy access to a beta, unless pre-ordering a game that advertises beta access counts as buying beta access.
I wouldn't mind donating 15 euro for beta access.
Pay for beta is one thing that i never do.
But donate to smalls companies to incentive their to make the game that I want, this I really do.
I wouldn't buy my way into a beta. Especially for this game which is supposedly free to play when released.
I would gladly donate to a f2p game or small/indie dev such as PoE or Grim Dawn if it allowed me early access.
I would never pay for a beta unless it included something like what Minecraft is doing. $20 for the beta, but then you get the finished product when it comes out.
If anything, the company should be paying me to test their product for them.
Also keep in mind, there is a difference between a "beta test" and a "beta demo". For example, Diablo 3 looks to be gearing up for an actual beta, where things will go wrong and servers will crash. The recent Might and Magic: Heroes game had a beta demo. The build they were feeding the "testers" was so old, the developers didn't even care for player feedback or participation.
The wait for D3 had been so damn long I was really looking forward to playing some PoE beta but no luck. Oh, yea, I would pay for a beta key for sure.
I know I definitely would pay for beta access but it certainly shouldn't go that way. I'm just a little frustrated I've been around on those forums since late 2010 and I got nothing lol. It certainly shouldn't entitle me a beta key though. I think everyone should have an equal chance at it. I just hope people who get into it actually provide bug reports and general feedback.
I'd pay for beta access if I had full access to the game and all its expansions afterwards; sort of like a pre-order premium offer :P
But if I had to pay a subscription or additional fees later, no way.
I'd rather pay for beta access to a smaller, indie developing joint than a corporate behemoth.
Totally agree with Tyburn here :]
I think we should keep on topic with PoE instead of passive aggressive notions towards Blizzard and their products...
It's just not needed
Even if GGG wanted to, they could not provide such a service. Their servers are hard-pressed at this point, and the reason invites are so slow is because they're gradually building up their hardware to meet the demand. The latest concurrent number of people even logged in has only been 100 out of over 800 allowed access.
For now at least, this simply wouldn't be an option.
I can buy a small amount but not too much.
No, I don't want to pay to beta test a game.
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