Yesterday alot of people got a mail, asking them to rate the beta so far. Alot of people panicked and thought they had missed a potential beta invite, but this is not the case. BioWare had sent out the email to the SWTOR community, much larger then intended. They have made a public appology:
Earlier today, two e-mails were sent to members of the Star Wars: The Old Republic community. These e-mails were sent to a larger group than intended, and have caused some confusion in the community. We can confirm that these e-mails were from EA and BioWare and apologize for any confusion they have caused. Please note that receiving these e-mails does not affect your chances to be invited to test the game. Thank you all for your understanding!
Later today a follow up statement was made:
A follow-up to this as there have been, understandably, a few more questions:
Does receiving these emails have anything at all to do with my Game Testing status? As I received the emails, am I on the list to receive an invite now?
I’m afraid not. These emails were sent in error to a portion of our mailing list, and do not relate to selection for Game Testing.
Am I now not eligible for selection for Game Testing?
Everyone who received the emails – assuming they are not already in Game Testing, and are already signed up to test – is still eligible for selection in the future. We’re continuing to invite more testers and our next Beta Testing Weekend is being planned right now.
Who were supposed to get these emails, anyway?
A small group of game testers as part of ongoing market research.
How come I got an invite and my [friend/significant other/guild mate] didn’t?
While a lot of emails were sent in error, they didn’t hit our entire mailing list, which means a lot of people wouldn’t get them.
As I got this email – does this now mean any eventual Game Testing invite is now going to hit my inbox?
This email was actually sent from a different email address than the one used by our Game Testing invites. To ensure you see a future email invite, make sure to add firstname.lastname@example.org to your ‘safe senders’ list. As always, if you believe you have been invited to Game Testing, you can login at swtor.com/tester and check your status.
If you are still unsure if you have gotten a beta invite or not, you can visit http://www.swtor.com/tester and login to see if you have been lucky enought. This is the only way to be 100% sure you got one.