You heard correctly. 275,000 invites are on their way to battle.net account holders across the globe. We recently scoffed at the measly 8 beta keys that Blizzard Customer Service has been tweeting over the past few days in comparison to the 750,000 keys awarded to Panda Packers. It seems that they’re finally stepping it up as we draw ever closer to the release date.
Keep in mind that with such a large amount of invites for our test hardware we fully expect a strong possibility of stress test issues, such as an inability to log in, disconnections, and potential lag/latency. We’ll also be testing our queuing system ,which you may see when attempting to enter a game.
Thank you for your continued help, feedback, and patience as we approach the May 15 release.
I’m also curious about this “queueing system” for games. Perhaps I just took it for granted that since everything is instanced, there wouldn’t really be queuing problems once the game launched. Since the game does not have the vast amount of servers World of Warcraft does, it begs to question how impacted the servers will be at release.