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As disappointed as I am that I didn't get a beta key, what is the point of only getting an hour to play, you not going to find many bugs in an hour, or the 1st hour of game play will be amazing, and from there on, bugzilla, lol

Really EA, not even a weekend or even a day pass?

This is basically just a closed group demo, what a fail
Beta test for their servers maybe? Big fail right now, can't even play. I can see this happening on launch day as well.
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As disappointed as I am that I didn't get a beta key, what is the point of only getting an hour to play, you not going to find many bugs in an hour, or the 1st hour of game play will be amazing, and from there on, bugzilla, lol

Really EA, not even a weekend or even a day pass?

This is basically just a closed group demo, what a fail
Who says it's user-side bugs that they're interested in for this test?
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Who says it's user-side bugs that they're interested in for this test?

I actually didn't give that a thought, that does make sense
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I haven't gotten a key but now that I learn it only gives you an hour to play, I'm not even going to bother. My internet connection is less than stellar, and I'm not spending the amount of time it would take to download 10GB for a beta that only gives you an hour to play it. Going to be very careful about deciding whether to buy it when it's released or not. I take this as a hint to the final game's quality.
    
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As disappointed as I am that I didn't get a beta key, what is the point of only getting an hour to play, you not going to find many bugs in an hour, or the 1st hour of game play will be amazing, and from there on, bugzilla, lol
From what I'm reading you're locked to a "replayable hour", i.e. you can start the city, and you get an hour to build it before you have to restart.

On the side for anyone curious, this pulls from the same beta signup that was up for months, you didn't have to re-sign up in the last week. I just got an e-mail a bit ago and I only signed up later last year.
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On the side for anyone curious, this pulls from the same beta signup that was up for months, you didn't have to re-sign up in the last week. I just got an e-mail a bit ago and I only signed up later last year.

Thats what I did. How long did the decompressing update data take? Mines taking forever.
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Took a while for me.

Seems like the deployment is similar to a SW:TOR/Tribes/Planetside 2 thing where you download a small launcher, which downloads the game data.
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From what I'm reading you're locked to a "replayable hour", i.e. you can start the city, and you get an hour to build it before you have to restart.

On the side for anyone curious, this pulls from the same beta signup that was up for months, you didn't have to re-sign up in the last week. I just got an e-mail a bit ago and I only signed up later last year.
It's true, it's a replayable hour, your city gets wiped and you start over.
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For the little time you can play for, I actually had fun playing. Will be buying this.
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