Quote:CoH Pre-Order Box
City of Heroes Pre-Order Boxes are now available for online ordering at Electronics Boutique, GameStop, Best Buy, and CompUSA! Want to pick up your copy in a store? The boxes will be on shelves at most of these fine outlets in the next few weeks.
There's cool stuff waiting for you – and you'll only find it in the City of Heroes Pre-Order Box. Check out what we've included !
Exciting cinematic trailer
Electronic version of the City of Heroes Comic Book
Exclusive concept art
Paragon City map
Beta testing invitation (the only guaranteed way to join the beta test is through our registration process in the pre-order box)
Unique Prestige Character Power
Bonus pre-order items available only from CompUSA or Gamefixx.com.
Bawls ™ Energy Drink
Cool 3D City of Heroes/Lineage II Cup
$10 Gift Card
The included Prestige Power enhances your character's appearance and visibility with a very cool effect— so you can let your hero stand out from the crowd! The Prestige Powers you receive will depend on the individual retailer and are available for all characters on your final activated City of Heroes game account. They are inherent powers, meaning you will not have to choose them during the character creation process.
The beta they're talking about now is closed beta opened only to those who signed up on their message boards from a long time ago, and maybe promotions ran by affiliates or marketing partners.
According to CoH's site pertaining to beta testing:
Quote:Within the next couple of weeks, the first batch of Public Beta invites will go out to community members who previously registered on the City of Heroes Forums. These invitations are based on a number of factors, beginning with original signup date. A chunk of those first registered for the forums will be plucked from our database, checked for recent activity, and then invited randomly in groups of 100. The process will start slowly and ramp up, but eventually, everyone registered on the City of Heroes forums prior to November 1st 2003 will be considered. While we appreciate and welcome interest in the City of Heroes community and are happy to see new members on our forums, it is important to note that signing up for the forums at this point will have no effect on being chosen for beta testing.
It's my understanding that GameSpot's list of beta testers is different than the ones Cryptic Studios picked. The ones on the list above are GameSpot fans picked by them for their own promotional purposes. Cryptic picked their own crop of beta testers based on the message board sign up list. So in other words, even if your name isn't listed above, you could still be selected for beta assuming you signed up on CoH boards a while ago.
So Kroe, I'd say check your email. Edited by: Nyssa Rainwhisper at: 3/8/04 10:37 am