Okay, so I open up my rift beta patcher today, the patcher updates, and everything appears normal. When I try to log in, I get the error: "You are not authorized to play this game. (Error #2002)". This confused me because I was almost certain I had a VIP Beta key... I go to my trion world account management, "You have not been invited to a beta event." > go to apply code > "Codes applied to your account:
1/22/2011 RIFT Beta VIP"...
Checked up to see if I'd misunderstood anything about the VIP Beta keys, and my research has concluded that VIP Beta Invites include all beta events. Scanned the forums, I've found this issue with players who have pre-ordered but I felt this constituted it's own thread. I'm not anticipating a code from a pre-order and have a VIP key applied to my account of course. I should also add I understand the beta event doesn't start till Friday, but I can't imagine why that should cause problems with the login at the patcher. I've previously been able to get past the patcher when the servers haven't been up. Either way, it'd be nice to get some info on this.