Some information about the beta testing process and about sending applications to the beta. As already posted before in the newsletters the beta application process is following:
# First the invitations will be sent to people who have submitted data to us. (time to apply - one week)
# Then people who have subscibed to the AWS newsletter (as of 15th June 08) are invited. (time to apply - one week)
# After the invitations are sent (two weeks total) the applications are screened. Selected number of people are invited to join the beta.
# Time when actual beta testing starts and testers can access the games is not decided yet. In plain English - we will select the beta testers now in good time before we start beta process and the actual testing will start later. Do not ask when this is - the selected beta testers will be informed personally about this.
# When the software is fully ready for beta testing, we will e-mail all those who have been selected as beta testers and ask them to join the games and start testing.
# Actual beta testing will consist of playing 1-3 full games to test the load created to servers and to scout for any additional bugs not found in pre-beta.
In conclusion, please do not post to forums or email us if you can be a beta testers (in such case you can't)... I am getting numerous PM's and emails about this and responding to them takes quite much of my time. The invitations will be sent as described above, and once invitations are sent it takes some time to process the applications. All who have been invited and sent the application will receive an email back from us with more information about the beta, once all the applications have been processed.
If you have any further questions then feel free to ask in this thread (as long as the question isn't anything what has just been said above...