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Will be be able to transfer BETA account to real account when it releases?


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If I create an account for BETA, especially for this weekend BETA test, will I be able to keep my username and account for when the real game comes out next year?

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No. That never happens in games. The point of beta is that they test their systems and not so that a select few just get early access. Besides it wouldn't make much sense. Beta builds don't have an entire system set in place so many systems aren't in or just are incomplete. So you may end up with a level fifty char without a whole skill line or something


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(November 23rd 2013 05:30 PM)Ferroc Wrote:  No. That never happens in games. The point of beta is that they test their systems and not so that a select few just get early access. Besides it wouldn't make much sense. Beta builds don't have an entire system set in place so many systems aren't in or just are incomplete. So you may end up with a level fifty char without a whole skill line or something

Oh okay. I only ask because I have never done a BETA before. My buddy has done plenty, and he said that he's played some that allow you to transfer your BETA account to a main account when the actually game releases. Was just curious.
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I'm going to guess that you'll probably use the same Username and Password if that's what you mean, but I really doubt you'll be able to keep your characters from Beta if that's what you mean.
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I hope not that would be really unfair to anyone who didnt get a beta invite and they would be ahead of everyone
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Personally I think allowing players to keep beta saves is just a gimmick.


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Even if it were allowed, I for one would not want to keep a BETA character. The reason being, if I were in BETA, I would probably not be allocating skill points and resource pool points like I would once the game is released. During a BETA I would just be experimenting and trying out different things to test the game mechanics and see how the combat felt.


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The biggest thing about doing this kind of thing with closed betas is not everyone is going to have the opportunity to participate. Keeping closed beta character data would on one hand be a nice little thank you for those who participated in beta testing, but to those who did not get the opportunity, would be a big slap in the face. Almost punishment for not getting a chance to participate in a private even sort of deal. I personally think if any "reward" is giving to beta testers it would be the developers using their compiled data to make a quality game, and maybe something small, like a bonus in-game title or something, not a legitimate advantage over other players.

Keeping open beta character data? mmmmmmmmmm, still iffy. I would really prefer ZOS not do that, but I wouldn't think of them as the most evil people on earth if they did.


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I would like a title or something for participating, I think that would be a cool little reward for people. I hope we can keep our accounts. Not our characters though.
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Yea User name and password, but that's about It. You don't keep charicters and such from a beta. You might get early access or something with a pre-order.


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