If you are still playing Everquest, and you'd be surprised how many still are, it is time to sign up for their 18th expansion. They have just released the details behind what it takes to become a beta tester. It seems that those who attended the SoE Fan Faire will have guaranteed access as long as they sign up on the website. The following are the words straight from Sony's mouth:
We are now accepting sign-ups for the EverQuest® Veil of Alaris™ expansion beta. The beta period is expected to begin on Tuesday, September 13, 2011.
As with previous years' beta, the sign-up process has been made easier for you… and for us! Once you sign up, the system places you in a pool of potential beta testers. When the invite stages occur, beta testers will automatically be selected from that pool. We will, however, still be limiting the number of participants during different beta stages—the difference is that now you don't have to wait for a window of opportunity to sign up. The beta sign-up page will remain open until the beta ends. Once you sign up, you do not need to sign up again.
Please remember that when you sign up to participate in any beta you agree to the Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA) terms. In short, this means you agree not to disclose information about the expansion. You must read and accept the full NDA before you get placed in the pool.
Before clicking the link below, make sure you update your email address on your account. If you do not update your email address the emails sent by the system will not reach you.
You can update your email address by clicking the email settings button under the My Account option. Got that? Update your account before signing up for beta! For your convenience, the beta page has an option to update your email address.
Note to Fan Faire Attendees: 2011 Vegas Fan Faire Attendees will be included in the early stages of beta. If you officially* attended the 2011 Fan Faire, you will still need to sign up for beta in order to get flagged correctly. Be sure to use the account that you used for Fan Faire.
*Officially attended means that you registered and provided your correct station account and email address. There is no need to contact Customer Service regarding your access until you see an announcement on EQ Players stating that the flagging of Fan Faire attendees has been completed. We will provide instructions for anyone who might have been missed.
Now you're ready to Sign Up for the EQ Expansion Beta.
See you in Beta!
Get hopping and go sign up! Even if you aren't currently playing EQ right now, you can always return for completely free as long as you once owned an account. All previous accounts have had 45 days credited to them since the Sony hacking incident. Also, you can catch up all of your expansions for only 15$ on Amazon by buying the House of Thule Expansion. Even, if you have never played EQ before, it is still a very interesting game with a massive world, so don't hesitate to give it a shot.