Interesting tidbit forwarded to us by our friends at inDiablo.de. They quote a reader who mailed Blizzard tech support asking about being selected to test the DiabloWikiDiablo 3 Beta, and here’s what he heard back from Blizzard tech support, translated to English:

    As already mentioned, you’ll need a World of WarCraft or StarCraft 2 Account to participate in the Diablo 3 Beta Lottery. If you don’t have one, you’ll have no chance to create a Diablo 3 Beta Account if you win. This applies to our forums as well.

    We don’t do this because we only accept paying customers for the beta, even though it might look like that.

    We want to prevent that players create countless Battle.net Accounts to take part in the lottery. Because of that, only players with an activated game will be able to take part in the beta lottery.”

    While we know you must have an SC2 or WoW (or D3 Beta) account to post in the new Battle.net forums, this info directly contradicts the Official Diablo III Beta FAQ, which says that a Battle.net account tied to any Blizzard game will make you eligible for the lottery selection to the Diablo III Beta:

    To be eligible to participate in the Diablo III beta test, you need an active Battle.net account with any Blizzard game title attached to it. If you don’t already have an account, it’s easy to create one. Once you’ve set up a Battle.net account, or if you’ve already got one, you can access it by visiting http://us.battle.net/en/ and clicking the Account button on the upper right. Then, to opt into the beta, just click the Games & Codes section of your Account Management page, and then select the Beta Profile Settings option from the drop-down menu.

    We have also seen this from Scarbrow who posted this ticket notice he received back.

    Then contradictory information on this ticket from a separate poster…

    We’ve repeatedly heard different things from US and International Blizzard CMs since the D3 F&F beta began, but this is biggest problem yet. Was the German B.net tech support guy misinformed? Is Blizzard excluding non-SC2/WoW players in EU, but not in the US? Hopefully we’ll get some clarification about this from Blizzard (for fans all over the world), or there are going to be a LOT of disappointed people in the Diablo community.

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