Update: Servers are live (You must have a beta key to login now) Update: They have extended the maintenance period, we will get an update at 7:00 PDT Update: They have extended the maintenance period, we will get an update at 4:30 PDT Update: They have extended the maintenance period, we will get an update at 3:00 PDT Update: They have extended the maintenance period, we will get an update at 11:00 PDT
Starter Edition Available on Beta? (Fixed, you now need a beta key)
Many reports are coming in that people without beta are able to play! We can indeed report this this was true however battle.net is currently down. Check out this thread for more info. Some reports also say they could only play with other "Starter Edition" players. It looks like players without beta who logged in were greeted with the Starter Edition banner at the top right (thanks Sinke)
We will keep this updated as soon as the servers are back from maintenance and inform if this is still working! (However with the maintenance worded with "while we work to resolve an issue." There is a very good chance this was a bug.
It was Different to the beta in that you couldn't access the auction house or the Hardcore mode. but it still showed the "congratulations! you've just beaten the beta" message. as for who else you got to play with I have no idea...
They probably just allowed the starter trial version like 4 weeks too early
Except that it was using the beta client and wouldn't actually be the same game/characters when the game goes live. Or else we would all be able to get to level 13 before the game was even launched, lol.