Originally Posted by Battaglion
I think there's a possibility that having an open beta with a series of hoops to jump through to get a key might turn some away from the game. In all my experiences, open betas have been a way to try out a new game as a spur-of-the-moment thing.
Bingo! I'm fine with providing information on my computer and internet connection or even my software for a game beta, but this game's beta just has a few too many hoops to jump through. A game's forums are a supplement to the actual game, not an integral part of it. What the developers need to do right now is come out with a post first of all acknowledging that they are reading the forums and noticing the people who are confused over the beta key process, then spelling out the exact requirements to get in the beta, and the date that they keys will become available. There has been too much conflicting information and misinformation from community members who may or may not know what they are talking about, and right now an authority is needed who can give an absolute answer.