Game Testing is currently ongoing for Star Wars: The Old Republic. This isn’t news – it’s been ongoing for quite a while. At different points in the process, we have invited a number of people to test. Some of those people tested for short periods, some for longer periods.
We’ve recently transitioned into longer-term and larger-scale testing. We have more people testing the game now than ever before. We are allowing them to play for longer than ever before. We’re also continuing to invite people to test, so if you haven’t signed up for testing yet now is a good time.”
We did indeed just send out a number of surveys through our testing partner Magid. These invites were sent to various people in the US, UK, and EU. If you received it, go ahead and fill out the survey! To be clear, this is not a direct testing invite. This is a survey which will determine eligibility for a certain phase of testing we are preparing.
If you still have questions or concerns, you can always contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
People are reporting every day though that they are getting invites for Beta. So if you get a mail like the one below congratulations.
Update 2: Service announcement from Stephen Reid:
While we understand just about everyone who’s not currently in Game Testing wants to be in Game Testing, that doesn’t mean we can invite all of you at once.
These surveys are sent to get a decent pool of responses, from which our market research team can draw upon to get a good demographic mix for their research.
Just because any particular country is not included in the invite list does not mean that people in that country will never be invited to Game Testing.
In fact, given the two-step nature of the research process (fill out a survey, qualify, then get invited) and the small numbers of people invited, you have about as much chance to get selected through Game Testing through normal means as you do via this research.