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[UO Herald] EA Opens Applications for Ultima Online: Stygian Abyss Beta Test

Discussion in 'UHall' started by UO News, May 8, 2009.

  1. UO News

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    FAIRFAX, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mythic Entertainment, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) studio, today announced that it is now accepting applications for the Ultima Online™: Stygian Abyss™ closed beta test at http://www.uoherald.com/beta. Beta testers for Stygian Abyss, the upcoming expansion to one of the longest-running MMORPGs in history, will have the chance to experience the playable Gargoyle race before anyone else.


    The closed beta, set to begin later this month, has a limited number of available spots for eligible applicants. Closed beta testers must be current Ultima Online subscribers and will be selected based on computer system specs, previous testing experience, community involvement and other criteria.


    To apply for the closed beta, please visit http://www.uoherald.com/beta.


    Ultima Online: Stygian Abyss expansion requires the original Ultima Online game to play and will be available in the Summer of 2009 via digital distribution only. To find out more information about the Gargoyle race, skills and lands, please visit the Ultima Online: Stygian Abyss website: http://www.uoherald.com/stygianabyss.


    About Ultima Online


    Released in September 1997, Ultima Online is one of the longest-running games in MMORPG history. The first widely successful graphical online role-playing game, Ultima Online has thrived for over a decade, with legions of devoted followers around the world. Fans of the game continue to experience an epic storyline set in an ever-growing world of magic and fantasy. Ultima Online has spawned seven expansions and dozens of content updates, making it one of the deepest, largest MMORPGs ever created.


    About Electronic Arts


    Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, a leading global interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the Company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, wireless devices and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTSTM, EATM, EA SPORTS FreestyleTM and POGOTM. In fiscal 2009, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $4.2 billion and had 31 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA's homepage and online game site is www.ea.com. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://info.ea.com.


    EA, EA SPORTS, EA SPORTS Freestyle, POGO, Ultima, Ultima Online and Stygian Abyss are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.




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  2. Hmm... so computer specs is the main criteria?
     
  3. Every beta software in the worlds first criteria is computer specs. It's how they learn the minimum requirements and best suited requirements to use the software.

    I sent in my application about an hour ago :thumbsup:
     
  4. kelmo

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    Denied! I do not meet the requirements...

    I feel so... rejected.
     
  5. woody_cats

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    i had hopes until i saw the community involvement and other as criteria will be the same as always i will be excluded and i guantee i have more uo accts than anyone that are all fully developed with every kind char and have played 11 years . no need to apply the slots already taken
     
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    did you already receive notice ?
     
  7. Lynk

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    How can you guarantee that you have more accounts than anyone?
     
  8. kelmo

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    That was the message I got when I hit submit...
     
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    Hey tards at EA...how about you make it a secure connection to input almost all the data you need to hax someone's account? duh :coco:
     
  10. woody_cats

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    19 I think will take it . and none ever inactive
     
  11. Lynk

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    What if I have 22?
     
  12. woody_cats

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    than i at least hope you get in
    and think you deserve it as long as they are active
     
  13. Lynk

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    If I get in it will be because of my always positive and constructive discussions with all members of the community!
     

  14. that the message I got when I hit submit.
     
  15. woody_cats

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    see you prove my point it will be because you one in a guild(assume big do not know gl ) like pvp and know a lot of people while i am a stay back and play my own game player. my friend tease me when we meet with who is going to meet my tonight
     
  16. LOL... well Lynk, at least with that posting you made #2,000!

    I hope we all get in. I am looking forward to it, no matter what the nay-sayers say about UO and SA.
     
  17. *PSSSSST* Want to borrow a computer?
     
  18. kelmo

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    Yeah... Go ahead. kick a guy when he is down. *sighs*
     
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    Whaaaaaa?
     
  20. christy1221

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    I don't know that many people and I have been in three of the past betas. I play alone 99% of the time.
     
  21. woody_cats

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    yah but i think others were a had to be on when they put keys in. could be wrong i was in kr also. seems to me it was keep trying to see when they loaded new codes
     
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    I was under the impression that Origin was the beta test....
    I'm incorrect?
     
  23. KickEm

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    i went to go apply and i got the 403 forbidden error, applications closed already?
     
  24. kelmo

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    I think I broke it...
     
  25. woody_cats

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    yep it said we need to fix page if we denied kelmo something badly wrong
     
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    How many times do I have to tell you to be carefull!! :p
     
  27. Chrissay_

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    it's not closed we ran into some technical difficulties it should be back soon
     
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    Shall we re-apply after that again?
     
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    I don't know if I can take that kind of rejection again...
     
  30. Chrissay_

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    it's back up :)
     
  31. woody_cats

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    kelmo they took it down just for you. you should fell special
     
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    When can we expect to receive a response that (if) we are accepted into the beta?
     
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    Do we need to reapply now that the "Technical Difficulties" are fixed? I applied yesterday and am now wondering if my application is still in the system.
     
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    I hope you filed a bug report :)
     
  35. Manny

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    I am also curious about that.
     
  36. kelmo

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    Woo Hoo!

    We have successfully received your application for the Stygian Abyss Beta. We ask that you only submit your application once as multiple applications will not increase your chances for entrance to the beta. If you are accepted into the beta you will receive an email from an @ea.com or @mythic.ea.com email address. So please adjust your junkmail filters to allow messages from these email addresses. We thank you for your time in submitting your application.

    I think if you received the above message when you applied you are fine.
     
  37. woody_cats

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    see everyone loves kelmo
     
  38. kelmo

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    I will still likely get rejected... It will just take longer...
     
  39. Pom Pom

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    Has the site become secure yet or is not going to be?
     
  40. Chrissay_

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    We are currently looking into this. It's not a process that can't happen overnight. I'll keep you all updated as more information becomes available.

    Chrissay
     
  41. christy1221

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    Can you tell us about when to start looking for an email. :D
     
  42. Pom Pom

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    Thank you. Hopefully it won't be too late to apply when and if it does become secure.
     
  43. Chrissay_

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    ack *slamms keyboard* correction on my post "it's a process that CAN'T happen overnight".

    Chrissay
     
  44. Heh... It's now 5:00 Chrissay... which do you prefer, Sam Adams or Cuervo 1800?

    :pint:

    :shots:
     
  45. Chrissay_

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    I've got 30 minutes before I can make that kind of a decision :p

    Chrissay
     
  46. Ni-

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    Yuengling!
     
  47. GalenKnighthawke

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    I'm pretty sure a country song has never been written about Sam Adams.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Z16jVKrk2s

    What if anything this means in terms of making your decision is up to you.

    -Galen's player
     
  48. Its Friday....gonna take more than beer.


    *Puts on Member of Crown Royal Guard sash*

    :)
     
  49. Pom Pom

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    Chrissay, I realize this is taking some time, but is there any estimated time frame on when this will become secure? Just wondering in hopes I won't be too late to sign up. Applications will still be considered at that time, correct?
     
  50. I have yet to recieve a rejection or acceptance letter. I hope they choose soon, my anxiety is killing me:wall:
    /sarcasm