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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Beta Applications Keys to be sent this coming week!

Alright fans.

Beta Application Keys will be sent this coming week. Once you receive the application key, then use it to access your unique application, and presuming you fill everything out correctly, you will be in line to get back on the streets of San Paro presuming you fulfill the requirements outlined in the post below by Neume.

Cheers,
Bjorn / TechMech


Here is this week's blog post from Jon "Neume" Merriex, Producer for APB:

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Hi all,

This post contains some important information we think you should know regarding this process. Our beta application process varies slightly from what some of you may be used to and we want to be sure there is no confusion now or later.

About the Beta Application Key
In a matter of days we'll begin sending out emails with Beta Application Keys to players who gave us their email information prior to February 15th, 2011. Given the massive increase in people registering their interest by giving us their emails, we will use this post to re-state some information we have shared previously and make sure absolutely everyone is on the same page with what will happen next week. To redeem you Beta Application Key you must first create a GamersFirst account and then log in with the account on which you want to activate your beta access. Once you have redeemed an application key as part of the application, the key cannot be used again.

First and foremost we want to be clear that Beta Application Keys guarantees that you will have a chance to APPLY for access to the APB Reloaded Closed Beta, regardless of how you received your key (from us, through one of our media partners like IGN or from fan sites, since we will be handing out application keys in the next few days to select partner sites as well).

The closed beta is an important final testing step in our development process that requires a number of diverse system specifications, locations, languages and OS configs. Due to the need to test many diverse configurations, every individual we admit to the closed beta will be selected in accordance with the need to test various parameters (therefore; giving us false info, such as claiming you are close to a server when in fact you are far away will be of no help in improving your chances of getting admitted, since we might in fact NEED people that are far away for certain tests). And because we had such LARGE number of people apply (150,000+), we need to slowly roll out the beta in several waves.

In the end, if you DO fill out the form accurately and completely,we expect that the VAST MAJORITY of Beta Applicants WILL in fact get Closed Beta access well before the roll out of the Open Beta. So the Beta Application Key is your unique ticket to test a lot of things before anyone else gets their hands on the game.
 
Be a safe email user
When you receive your beta application key email, be sure to check that the email and links in the email you receive are actually from GamersFirst. We normally use our "gamersfirst.com" domain to send emails, so be aware of scam artists who try to use tricks like gamersfirst-beta.com or similar variants to get you to reveal personal information (not to be confused with "sub domains" such as newsletter.gamersfirst.com which are legitimate gamersfirst.com email domains).

When we have begun sending emails and every time we do a wave of new email invites we will post it here, on Facebook and in our forums. In those updates we will let you know the emails are on their way and we will also include the legitimate domain information that the emails will contain.

About the Beta Application
Redeeming the beta application key will require you to fill out an application. While not all questions in this application are required, not completing the application entirely, correctly and honestly may remove you from the pool of beta applicants. For this reason, we encourage you to fill out the application as completely and accurately as possible. At the moment it appears it should take no more than about 15 minutes to complete the application.

The application contains 10 items, from entering your DxDiag info, to pinging three core server locations, and then telling us a little bit about yourself. As a general rule, we at GamersFirst and K2 Network will never share your personally identifiable information with any "unaffiliated third parties" (ie - that's legal speak for strangers or other companies). By "personally identifiable information" we mean things like your account name, password, real name, email address, credit card number, phone number, physical address or any other information that could identify you specifically from any of our other players.

Information we will share with third parties or even publicly discuss is always aggregated, such as: "85% of our players are male between the ages of 18-25". This information would be based on the responses that all our players have given in bulk, but would not specifically identify you personally. You may refer to our privacy policy found at the bottom of every GamersFirst.com page.

Still have questions?
Our forums is the perfect place to ask questions regarding this process and we plan to have a few people around to help with as much as we can. You can find a direct link to the general forums here: http://forums.gamersfirst.com/index.php?showforum=634

Thanks and we'll see you in San Paro!

Jon "Neume" Merriex / Producer
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cheers,

120 comments:

  1. Russian fans APB: Reloaded waiting for the return game, good luck to you guys. DonTappey (C)

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  2. Good news, can't wait for the email :-)

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  3. @dreamss

    I heard that they lost the send button. Until they find it we are screwed!!!!

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  4. Can't wait! Awesome as always to read these blog posts!

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  5. In a matter of days we'll begin sending out emails with Beta Application Keys to players who gave us their email information prior to February 15th, 2011.

    ???

    after 15.february

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  6. @BlackEagle

    They set a time limit at 15. february to sign up for the first part of the closed beta. Meaning the people who signed up after that probably isn't in the first batch.

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  7. OMG! So close, cant wait to get back in San Paro! Thx for the news!

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  8. Cool beans. I hope we won't have to wait until the very end of the week though.

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  9. I'm enthusiastic about being able to build massive roadblocks in busy intersections again. Thanks G1.

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  10. @Grimnir
    Then I'll come along just as you make a perfect Forever Alone face out of the cars and blow them up with my OSMAW.

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  11. I CANT WAIT TO TRY OUT MY LONG MISSED N-HVR
    HAI TO MY FELLOW REAPERS
    I SWEAR TO GOD I WILL BE NUMBER ONE AGAIN
    LONG LIVE GAMERSFIRST
    -love o839795287526273

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  12. oh ye and how do you get those avatars in here?
    -love o839795287526273

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  13. YES! Computer specs come into play, ohhh I like that since I have custom build with some unique specs (also being on a college campus might be something they will test for).

    AHh look at me ramble I just really want a key, I have been wanting to play the game the original game closed, and god so excited the day I heard of a buyer.


    Thanks again GamersFirst, I can't wait to play and hope I get an email, with a lucky key.

    Ange1ofD4rkness, M3dusa - Zombie
    APB FOREVER!

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  14. so excited xD
    gonna be on my email 23/7 :3

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  15. "the VAST MAJORITY of Beta Applicants WILL in fact get Closed Beta access well before the roll out of the Open Beta".

    Awesome! 8D I'd rather be part of the first bunch to get in beta, but this is something nice to fall back on if I don't make it into the first wave. :) Thanks for clarifying all this, G1!

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  16. Sounds good, i hope we don't have to wait till sunday though really would be disappointing but i'd understand im just excited to get back into APB.

    Im sorta guessing open beta will be out around late june so a year after APB was orginally launched, man the year went really quick.

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  17. @BreadMan
    Finds the send button, hides it in Neumes shoe. It'll hurt after a couple days and he'll find it then frantically press it. So in a few days we'll start getting our app invites! woohoo!

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  18. Good stuff. Too bad my mobo 2 DIMM slots died recently or i'd have 8GB which i think is a bit rarer :( Maybe I'll have to order a mobo tomorrow for this then :D
    Thanks for the info, can't wait.

    Btw, you didn't mention anything about people who were in APB Beta, APB retail, APB PTW etc. Will beta entry be purely based on the application form you fill out or will us vets get any extra chance?

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  19. will i be able to download the game if i get accepted for the beta. because i never played apb before

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  20. @Shawn, I agree the year has gone fast.

    Can't wait really don't want to miss out
    Also THANK YOU for the great info on the blog :)
    Woo new guns

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  21. Hey, if I have 2x PC, I must give you 2x DxDiag?

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  22. but i want test APB on first and second PC.

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  23. eh... so if i have buyed the game to steam i just will need to w8 until they open the game ??:P

    and where do i sing up an accunt? :D

    BTW can wait :D

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  24. That's pretty detailed stuff. I only hope that this gets rolled out later this week as I'm out of town for work. ;__;

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  25. How do we sign up for a key? my email netblaise@gmail.com

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  26. Check this out: The Romanian APB:R FanSite !!! http://apbr.eu.tc/

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  27. How do i sign up for a betkey?
    here's my e-mail: vegar_blekkan@msn.com

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  28. if i get accepted will i be able to download the game

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  29. I think old APB players should have better chance to get in cause since we have played the game first, we know what the problems were. And if we get to play in this beta we will know whats changed and what needs to be changed.

    Can't Wait! Want to play really bad.

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  30. Also...

    APB IS THE GREATEST GAME OF ALL TIME!!!!

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  31. Totally i agree with you!Old players like me,can compare the old apb with the new!So the time runs out and today still no e-mails . . Can't wait to play the game ,its my favorite!When i heard that it will shut down , it was the fist time i felt sad for a game generally, because apb is the type of game i like to play!
    See you on streets!

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  32. I don't see any emails yet as well. I suspect this weekend they'll be sent out.

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  33. Agreed, old APB players are the first testers of closed beta...

    P. S. wonder why there is no E-mails ?


    In Game name: Krrris,
    Rank - 289,
    US server LaRoche,

    400+ hours played,
    with 18.000 RTW Points gathered.

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  34. i just wait and wait...
    and i haven't a e-mail :(
    i hope so i get one...

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  35. You know what upset me about the first APB? was the Sirens, the constant same pattern, i wish they gave us the option by the press of a button we can change the pattern of the siren..... as players can do in GTA IV, Which is a great cop simulator by far the best I would say. I wish they can give us this option, I really do.

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  36. Cmon, I've been with APB since the start. Closed beta, Open Beta, Public Test World(PTW), Retail. It was the only gave I've ever pre-ordered. I remember I got home from school, and I was wanting for the servers to switch online. I cant wait for this closed beta and I just hope they havent changed to much.

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  38. Ok can someone clarify "this coming week" does that mean this week or next week? Jesus Christ
    I wish they would just give us a date. I'm sick and tired of being afraid of the emails getting sent out and me missing it. I'm frigin checking my email on the hour! JUST GIVE US A DAY! NOT A GENERAL TIME! GOD DAMN!

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  39. barcon I'm completely Agreed with u. every 15 min I'm checking my E-mail and nothing, I'm getting angry :( why the hell they don't give us the date? when?? how many months we waiting for this game :(???

    I'm sorry if I said something wrong

    just can't wait really !

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  40. @bacron, it will be THIS week, because they said the closed beta starts the month of feb, the week of the 28th. I'm guessing tonight they will send the emails, since most posts by them have been late at night.

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  41. OH thank you Dr.Griff Griff! finally some good news! I hope you know you just made somebody's day. :]

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  42. Just my beta key but i can't ping ther servers why?
    ):

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  43. Just my beta key but i can't ping ther servers why?
    ):

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  44. Now it won't accept my dxdiag format...

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  45. did you just get an beta invite? or are you just fucking trolling, cause everyone i know i just told to check their emails and there's nothing. >:/

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  46. Yes, do you want me to show you?

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  47. That would be dumb, ill just take your word. grr

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  48. http://strongmailsrv.gamersfirst.com/track?type=click&enid=bWFpbGluZ2lkPTEwMTYyMCZtZXNzYWdlaWQ9NzYzMDQmZGF0YWJhc2VpZD02MzIwMCZzZXJpYWw9MTE5Mjc1MTI1OCZlbWFpbGlkPW1hdGNoZXNmYW5AbGl2ZS5jb20mdXNlcmlkPW1hdGNoZXNmYW5AbGl2ZS5jb20mZXh0cmE9JiYm&&&2007&&&https://www.gamersfirst.com/apb-beta-application

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  49. @barcon, no, he's not trolling I've seen a post on fb, the forums, and here about people getting their applications. If you are west coast, expect to get your key in the next hour. Emailing each person an application takes time, so ve patient. Also, I haven't gotten mine yet, but I think if I check my email I will.

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  50. It went through, my aplication is in.

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  51. @Dr.Griff Griff I"m on the east coast so I'm scared shitless :[

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  52. I live in the east coast... o.o
    NYC. Did i get it early?

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  53. @Shawn Your soo lucky there man. i live in new york long island in the east coast as well. ill be honest i have never repelyed on the blogs and stuff until now. But i do gotta say i agree with people who had experience and played APB in the past should have more of a percentage to getting the beta like myself. I Love Love APB, and was a huge fan, and was soo honestly pissed that APB was being shutdown, and everyone talking about it ingame. i even offered the company 200,000 dallors to try to keep it upp but it wasn't even enough people said. thats how much i wanted to save this game.

    My email is xxroug3@hotmail.com
    Please send me an invite to the beta. i soo wanna test the game. i test gamees lately, and i would love to totally test APB.

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  54. @Griff Grats!
    They had some odd questions for the sign up... but guess if they wanna use all the ad space that was built into the game they need some info.

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  55. Yeah lol. just as i posted comment on blog i got an email as well for beta invite. :D. Some odd Questions. Was i supposed to copy and paste the whole entire dxdiag???

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  56. Just got my invite and filled in the info. Some of the questions were a bit strange tho. I don't really play online games all that much - until APB came along there really wasn't anything that catered to my tastes.

    Oh, and the bit in the agreement saying we might need to PAY for the beta? What was that about?

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  57. YYYAAAAAAAAYYYYYY

    Got the mail !!!

    But no download link avaibable for now :/

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  58. I got the key !!! What is DxDiag ??

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  59. Now i completed my registration...But no client to download...

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  60. Giving away 1 Non-Registered Key, because a friend gave it to me, because his computer is broken...

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  61. I got the email but 2 things bother me.. First you would post here on the site if you sent them out, and second, the email acts like it grants me access to the CB, while as far as I know its just to APPLY to the beta?

    Aldun

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  62. I dont have a mobile network service provider? What shall I do? It says the field needs to be filled in? D:

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  63. they key only opens up aplication, allows u to sign up for the beta. All of u still have to wait for beta acceptance or another key.

    This is what i think and was explained in this blog post.

    I got mine too ^^

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  64. Soooo...
    When does teh beta start. cant wait :3

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  65. i'v recieved my beta key today :D good luck for all

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  66. Just received closed Beta key, thanks for Key waiting for next E-mail :)

    P.S. Good Luck to you all

    Nice to see some news and some key ;) :) :)

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  67. When is the beta file ready to download. Are they going to read all 10k of apl. or what ?

    Filled out mine today, but cant wait to play the game allthough its beta. And Nice too see old players getting keys before new ones.

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  68. Got my key too. Application is submitted, the mobile "area" code is a silly question. Mobiles don't have "area" codes, they're mobile. I just put "n/a" in that section. The country code should be enough.

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  69. So, I've been pretty excited about this game for a while. Played in the beta the first time and thought it was pretty fun.

    But what I don't understand is how my mobile service provider and preferred social media site has anything to do with the performance of my computer or the game.

    No thanks. I'll pass.

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  70. Damn!!!! i haven't a key ;_;
    so long waiting for nothing.....

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  71. Well alright. I'll have to bring my shooter skills up to "not total crap" levels of skill if I'm going to stand any hope of being useful to anybody.

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  72. plz give me a key
    if ur don't like this game anymore?
    or ur haven't time for playing?
    and you have a closed beta key?
    plz mail to me! I realy need one ;_;

    [lex_de_best@hotmail.com]

    Thx!....

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  73. so some people didnt get a key...

    hmm this is interesting...atleast i got one, cant wait to play.

    what am i doing...

    HOORAH I WANNA PLAY APB SOON!!

    thats more like it

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  74. Now i completed my registration...But no client to download...

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  75. @Mert45
    This only is an application for the selection of beta testers.
    Means you aren't selected as beta tester yet.
    They need your information so they can select the betatesters.

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  76. An unexpected error has occurred while redeeming your beta key. Please wait a moment and retry.
    If you continue to see this error please contact customer support.

    GG!

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  77. Question. How long will it take to find out if your application was accepted? And will they let you know if it's been denied?

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  78. http://gamesonlinehd.blogspot.com/

    free APB keys!
    + APB mods,skin etc..

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  79. To everyone: the beta will be released before the end of feb

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  80. @Dr.Griff Griff when do you think we will figure out if we where excepted? i was thinking the 28th but thats too last second, thats the same day as the beta launch. Or atleast i think it is. :P

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  82. I signed up :D So whens the beta release?? Presuming I get the download client an all :D

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  83. Awww, I did'nt get a Beta key :(,
    really was waiting for it..

    then have to wait another 3 months for open beta i guess :(

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  84. Give Me Key Please =D. I can't wait

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  85. @barcon, no idea, I'm thinking maybe we'll see some posts about people getting a key, other then that, I don't know. To everyone: you will not be waiting three months for the open beta, expect to wait a month or less, considering the game is out in June.

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  86. I think if you tested the apb Closed beta last year, you get more chance on this beta 2. its only a theory, idk if its true

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  88. Does anyone know when will we get e-mails with information whether we are accepted for the beta? TNX I can't wait for BETA

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  89. Its not that way.

    The first closed beta players may not be so experienced in places, bugs, problems, than other old players.... and it can be contrary ;)

    so that theory is not right.

    The thing is that all old APB players are the first closed beta testers !!! because we spent lots of money for this game and we know where is bugs and problems in game;) etc.

    We (old players) just have to wait for E-mail and cross fingers.

    Maybe there will be keys for others to. I think so.

    P.S.

    Can't wait really .............. last moments are very hard to hold :(

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  90. im not impressed. Its says I have a key to the city when really... I only had a key to apply for the beta. I understand maybe cus of the amount of people and u want to narrow the selection for the beta but I will say ty for letting me apply for the beta and cant wait to play again!

    TiL

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  91. Awwww, I can't believe I missed sign up dates because I was in Afghanistan :(

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  92. @conner.burgess ahh dude that sucks :P well god bless ya man and thanks for what you do over there.

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  93. Can't wait for the return of APB! We've got our community page up and running for any EU members interested in joining us - www.thewasd.com

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  94. Guys you will lafe of this. i looked my mail EVRY single day and hoped for a key and there wasent non and i given up hope. and today i started deleting my trash mail those spams and junk and there was a APB KEY BuYa see ya in the streets ppl:D

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  95. @roppu

    Thank you for your post :)
    Because of you i started looking in my spam folder, and guess what :D

    I got myself a key
    yeaah niceee, rlly cant wait

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  96. I can't wait! I'm a Old APB player, I see all you guys of Old APB on the streets! :)

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  97. what the ? I never got the email >.>

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  98. What the ? i never got an email i thought everyone gets one !?

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  99. I received an email to REALLY apply to the betatest , the email sends you a betakey and a formulary , in the formulary , 1 of the requirements are Dxdiag , if you don't received an email saying "Your key to San Paro" , you won't play the first betatest , only wait for the 2nd betatest or wait for the email , I received it in the first wave , only wait for the second wave.

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  100. Denmark doesn't use mobile area codes. What do I enter in the area code field?

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  101. I've started a new Twitter account with intents to promote APB:R, give news, info and more. I really hope GamersFirst doesn't mind, since I'm doing it as a fan, not as enemy ;)

    http://twitter.com/#!/AllAboutAPB

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  102. @Jeppe

    Some have put the first numbers of their phone number, others 'none' or 'n/a'
    I'm sure either way is fine

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  103. Anyone know when the email of if we get excepted and with the client download goes out? im guessing midnight? cause servers go up tomorrow :P

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  104. Got my beta application key but no beta invite yet. Please post here if you get yours. (This means the the actual beta invite, not the application key...).

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  105. i reallllllllllllllly am excite to play first time !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  106. i want a key to play (the best game i have ever seen) APB ! :) can i have one plz ?

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  107. i have an account and i created it before the beta but i didnt get a beta key =[

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