Do you need Gold to Beta test?

Discussion in 'The Veterans' Lounge' started by Sylence, Nov 12, 2019.

  1. Sylence New Member

    If I buy Velious, do I also need to be Gold to play in Beta?
  2. Bigstomp Augur

    That's a very good question. I would assume you would get smoked, but I have no idea if it's truely required.
  3. Warpeace Augur

  4. Elyssanda Augur

    if you preorder, you are automatically gold for 30 days, or at least, that's how it has been in the past.
  5. Warpeace Augur


    We haven't received 30 days game time for buying an expansion in years. :confused:
  6. Smokezz Augur

    You don't get gold (all access) for 30 days anymore. However Beta doesn't require it, you'll be considered all access on the beta server, just not on the live servers.
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  7. Elyssanda Augur

    really? that's.. sad.. for what we pay for this game.. including 1 month gold seems.. logical. I wouldn't know though, I haven't been silver since I came back to the game the last couple weeks of CoTF.
  8. smash Augur

    Read what you wrote:

    If you silver, it means, you do not pay for it.
    And giving 1 month for free is pure loss, in effect costing them around 10. Which means the basic down to 24. Pure loss
  9. Elyssanda Augur

    I said I haven't been silver.. as in, I've been gold for 5ish years.
  10. smash Augur

    It would still be throwing money out the window, you would get 1 month for free, which is 10.
  11. Elyssanda Augur

    roll it into the advertising budget =) it's not like they give physical items anymore.
  12. Hellowhatsyourname Augur


    Is it "free"? You know... since we're testing the expansion and actually doing the QA work DBG and the devs should probably be doing? We're essentially PAYING to do basic and intermediate level quality assurance FOR DBG. Seems like tossing us a free month of gold would be the least they could do.
  13. Whulfgar Augur

    Yes you need to be gold.
  14. enclee Augur


    This is a good example of pinching pennies, but losing dollars. If you included a 30 day free pass with the pre-order, it encourage sales and further subscriptions.
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  15. Gherig Augur

    Actually you do not, I bought ToV on 3 accounts, one is subbed two are not and all three log into beta everyday.
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  16. Tarvas Augur


    You are not paying to do anything. What you decide to do or not do in Beta is on you. The choice was and still is yours.
  17. Whulfgar Augur

    Interesting.. I bought the expansion for a friend (Vendess , mage friend) an they had informed me it needed it to be gold .
  18. Whulfgar Augur

    What are those silver toons names so that I may pass this info on please?
  19. Corwyhn Lionheart Augur

    Now they don't think there is a point in giving gold with an expansion purchase but at some point they thought there was a point to it.

    I guess they agree with you now though since they don't do it but it hasn't always been throwing money out the window. I still think it would be a good idea if they could give gold only to accounts that haven't been gold for a six month period say. A free month to everyone already subbed would be throwing money away but a free month to those not usually subbed would be giving them a taste and hope they come back for more :)

    In an aside:
    In 20 years I think there was one time I let my sub expire for a few weeks when I was on vacation but been gold all 20 years otherwise.
  20. yepmetoo Augur

    Uh, they have NEVER given you 30 days free subscription time for buying an expansion. EVER. They gave NEW ACCOUNTS 30 days free when they used to sell the game in boxes, as every game back then did, "try free for 30 days!", though like any other offer like that, you still had to enter your credit card information, but had to cancel before the 30 days were up. This was when you needed account keys from CDs to create a new account.

    Where in the world did this idea come from all the sudden?

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