World of Warcraft Beta Stress Test

Quixfire

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In order to evaluate World of Warcraft's account-creation process and server performance under heavy loads, Blizzard will be conducting a seven-day stress test beta in the days ahead. This test will require over 100,000 players to download the World of Warcraft stress test beta client, create an account, and log on to play when the test goes live!

To make the client available for download to such a large audience, we have partnered with FilePlanet, GameSpy's Web-based file-delivery service. Visit http://www.fileplanet.com to learn more about the World of Warcraft stress test beta and to sign up for a chance to participate in this special event.

Stress Test Beta FAQ

Good Luck ATOT.

Edit: I'm sorry I didn't realize this was already posted in the Software Forum.
 

SaltBoy

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It's on Fileplanet, which means I'll be able to start downloading this in about 15 hours. At least I'll be home.
 

BaboonGuy

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You have to be a paying fileplanet member or something, to get this. Anyone know if it's possible to get in on this for free?
 

Gurck

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Sign up for a free account (ad-supported) (it's a mess to wade through :p) and you'll, according to them, be able to d/l it in a few days. BTW thanks OP! :)
 

Joemonkey

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if you do the free stuff,

"Please come back soon...

The World of Warcraft Stress Test signup page is currently only open to FilePlanet subscribers. The signup page for all other users will be available in a few days. "
 

ArmchairAthlete

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Talk about a quick way to make a few million off new subscribers... I wonder how much of a kickback Blizzard gets?

But I'm probably going to do it anyhow! Ah! Fileplanet has the keys =/
 

Joemonkey

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I got in, got the email with key and download link yesterday. 2.8GB download!!
 

CVSiN

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I'm in the regular beta.. great game.. too bad yall gonna be on a server they are trying to crash..
its a great game and under that kinda stress it might not show you how good the game really is..

7 days isnt long enough to get truly addicted lol
 

MrBond

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Originally posted by: Antoneo
Hrmm, think a torrent for the file will be up somewhere?
If you download it from fileplanet right now, there's no wait. I'm pulling 220k/sec (maxed my connection out) from the west coast server.

220k/sec isn't great, but it's probably better than you're going to do on a torrent.

 

Kelemvor

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Looks like it's closed now unless you already signed up or pay to use fileplanet.

I'll have to find it somewhere else when I get home.
 

rickn

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I was selected in the last phase of beta before the stress test. sold my account on ebay for $400. I shall wait until final release
 

dighn

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Originally posted by: rickn
I was selected in the last phase of beta before the stress test. sold my account on ebay for $400. I shall wait until final release

:Q
 

rickn

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Originally posted by: dighn
Originally posted by: rickn
I was selected in the last phase of beta before the stress test. sold my account on ebay for $400. I shall wait until final release

:Q

I know, aint it. lotta college kids out there burning mom and pops money. But I digress
 

kt

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Originally posted by: cherrytwist
I'm pulling 4.15 mpbs right now :)

edit: eh, that was short lived. Now it's 550kbps

I was able to sustain around 5MB/s. Took me 8 mins to get the whole thing :)