Quote from ExecutoR2006Quote from GreaverWell to be quite honest with you - not to sound mean or destroy your dreams/hopes about this but..
I think Blizzard would rather give beta keys to the ones who didnt order D3/annual pass - because those who already ordered it or payed for annual pass HAS bought the game - and with beta, blizzard are trying to invite new members to get them to like the game so they would buy it.
It sure do seem this way, i mean sure some got keys through forums etc who already ordered the game - but the ones who have blizz accounts and are playing different games who didn't order/buy d3 will most likely get key to try it out.
Yeah! You're right, noobs can better test the game than hardcore fans who know every bug there was in the series. I know very little people who played D2 and didn't pre-order (to be exact, all the people I know personally did buy).
Blizzard is after selling the game, specially since u dont pay monthly fee for it like wow - They have big competition this year with the release of tera-online and GW2 and other games. They won't give the keys to people who already bought D3 or the annual pass. Buying annual pass = you're stuck with paying them now for 1 year, so they have you already. Instead they wanna reach to players who are perhaps more interested in other games, so blizz can gain them as paying customers aswell.
Makes sense? ^.^