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Weeping & Wailing in the Old Republic

Posted by SBFord Friday September 30 2011 at 12:16PM
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So yesterday I found out that I’ve either been playing SWTOR in my sleep or I have an evil (or really lucky) twin somewhere in the world who’s been playing the game unbeknownst to me. You see, I received this little love note from EA Bioware:

Oh and this too:

What the…? I’m not even in the closed beta for SWTOR so unless one of the two previously mentioned things is happening, I was pretty confused opening up those babies.

Know what though? I just deleted them. No harm. No foul. The part of me that’s actually an adult realized that some EA or Bioware intern probably pressed the big green SEND button with the majority of the beta pool included in the recipient line rather than just those who are actually playing the closed beta. Poop happens, right? RIGHT?

Did Bioware really need to post a handy dandy FAQ for people who are too thick headed to understand that this was a mistake and that their chances of getting into the closed beta aren’t affected? I mean, come on. Allison Berryman posted that it was a mistake and that nobody would be removed from the potential tester pool as a result of the mistake. “Thanks for your understanding.” Kthxbye. End of report. Or it should have been.  You’d never know Bioware had said a thing judging by the fifty two page thread on the official forums. That’s right: FIFTY TWO PAGES of weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth over a human error. For Pete’s sake, when did these people become members of the Legion of the Perpetually Offended? Or worse, when did they become members of Whiny World?

I mean, really. Is it that big a deal? Are there not, just perhaps, more important issues to discuss with regard to SWTOR?

/face palm