"Due to some critical issues during our Closed Beta we will be running a Beta Stress Test to make sure some of the major issues are fixed prior to moving to our Open Beta Phase."
First, I'm wondering why this hasn't been stickied up above with official announcements. It would get a lot more attention I think.
Second, really looking forward to this. I've "optimized" my comp as much as I can, but even before doing that, I decided to put it to a heavy duty test & downloaded & messed around in AION. I had no problems, except during peak times in high traffic areas like towns. Otherwise, I was able to play fine, so it doesn't make sense to me that I couldn't play DK.
So I'm really hoping that whatever was done to fix the fps problems or whatever else may have been effecting my game play, is successful because I'd really like to try this game. I would like to game with you guys.
Last, also I'm guessing that the OB won't be launched until Aeria is satisfied that everything that can be done to fix those "critical issues", has been done. So until the Stress Test results are known, an OB would be a gamble to launch & could very well give the game a lot of unnecessary negative feedback, a lot of headaches for nothing.
So everyone, really pile in on this stress test! & I would expect the characters to be deleted.