You might think that our work here at Massively Overpowered means that your friendly neighborhood MMO journalists get into any beta we want without any problems, but that just isn’t true. Sometimes studios don’t invite us into betas. Sometimes they only invite a couple of people and I have to cede the floor to people who will do more with the beta key. Sometimes we get into the beta and it’s Bless Online. The point is that we don’t always get a free pass in.
But sometimes it’s even more of an intense procedure. There are times when you have a beta you really want to get into, but for various reasons you have to spend a bunch of time working to get a key. You have to scour giveaways, or pre-order, or be a Kickstarter backer, or otherwise expend more time and money than you otherwise would to get a beta invitation. So what was the last MMO beta you sought out? Was it recent or a while back? For that matter, was it worth the effort?