Ever wonder if marketing meeting must sound like Dr. Evil or Goldfinger schemes?
One can not helped but be a little incensed that SOE has completely fabricated a false narrative about the beta access to manipulate their twitter and facebook stats for Planetside 2. I'm sure it's to inflate the potential market numbers to fool shareholders.
After the discussion about server costs on the bombcast I realize that SOE does not want to boot all the servers up early. I also understand that it is easier to test and direct the players in smaller groups to stress tanks battles, etc. But the twitter and facebook campaigns of "get access to the beta when it starts" has been a constant message.
Now after the beta has started, they have let such a small amount of people in, they couldn't even get all the "veterans" from the original Planetside. Further, they just announced that all twitter recieved beta keys are ostensibly early access a few weeks ahead of the actual release of the game. The general estimate is most beta keys won't get in for another month.