Originally Posted by DizturbedOne
A bunch of random people got it. I've bought almost every Battlefield game there is... TWICE (PC & 360). Account has been linked since the beginning. ALREADY had Origin installed before the Alpha even came around... I didn't get in, that's all I wanted. I wanted to try and help hone the experience that I am very qualified to speak about and get a sneak preview of my favorite franchise of all time.
But no... I do not get in.
And those random guys that did? Get a free game also.
The sourness of people who didn't get in bewilders me. Most of the time, games in alpha don't even get mentioned, yet alone the people rewarded. When they do, everyone goes ape on them.
I'm in the same boat. I have level 9 vet status, I've poured weeks of pure gameplay hours into practically every Battlefield game, I own multiple copies of practically most of them and different platforms, and I didn't think I was getting into the Alpha. At first I didn't but eventually I did end up getting in at one point and was utterly surprised about it. Even if I didn't, I honestly wouldn't have cared because it isn't a big deal.
They don't and honestly can't be precise about the selection process without taking up so much time. If they wanted an Alpha that was private and hand picked, they would've just went local with it and not made it a huge thing as it was like 99% of all the other games.
The beta is what counts the most anyway. The Alpha is where they stress test servers (actually was pleaded by them to do it), get first impressions, and work out the kinks with actually getting the game working for the beta.
The beta is where all the last minute tweaks and fixes come in that make the game what it is when you play it at launch. At least, thats how it should be and hopefully will.
You didn't miss out, and its not like EA/DICE purposely excluded you.