So two hours ago we enabled another 5,000 accounts to access the game and the closed beta and the notifications are on their way to the users. This time it was done on a first-completed-application basis.
We will let this test now run through the weekend to see how the game looks by Monday. Also we had scattered reports of slow download speeds from the CDN providers, so we have now also enabled the game to be downloaded from our normal GamersFirst LIVE installer that you can get off the main site. That installer uses a combination of CDN and P2P and will be significantly faster to complete the install (and it also lets you pause, resume and cancel the download).
So if you received a Beta Application Key at some point and you are now just waiting around for "your wave", feel free to use this tool to install your copy as well so you are ready to go when you account access is enabled. However - if you did NOT get a key we strongly recommend that you do NOT YET install the game, since Open Beta's installer will be structurally quite different (and would trigger a large update if you go from Closed to Open Beta).
See you in San Paro!