Look, I understand it's a beta and problems are to be expected, but this chain of events is a shitshow at the fu*k factory.
I first saw that everyone was having issues with the launcher deleted their pre-load data, and forcing a re-download, so I held off on touching the launcher. Bethesda's official support twitter, tweeted about an hour ago:
" We have identified an issue which impacted customers on the BethesdaNet launcher. This issue has been resolved. Thank you for your patience."
So I decided to open the launcher and have it decrypt and install. Naturally, it deletes my files. Then, Bethesda deletes this tweet. Looks like the issue wasn't resolved, and they literally just caused me to delete the data. Some amazing customer support right there.
So now to re-download, which was moving at a steady 8-10 Mb/s (done in 3 hours). No big deal, I'll miss a couple hours of the beta. NOPE. They started throttling the download speeds for everyone about 30 min ago. I see others reporting throttling to less than 2 Mb/s, mine is down to 800 Kb/s and slowing down constantly (done in 15 hours or more). Some people are reporting times of 36 hours +, even with decent internet.
Looks like roughly half of all PC players will completely miss the beta today, so just extending it won't do shit. They should add an entire day of testing to compensate, or just open the servers 24/7 like they should be for a real stress test. This is not a free beta, and they are actively losing pre-orders over this – some goodwill with the community would go a long way right now. All of the technical issues aside, I am particularly annoyed that the official Bethesda support twitter sent out a message that the issue was resolved, which literally caused me to experience the issue, and then deleted the tweet as if they never said it.
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