Updated Mon, Jul 25, 2011 by gunky
The Rise of Isengard Beta Program is Invite-only. Players across North America and Europe can pre-purchase Rise of Isengard to receive special benefits including preferred access to the Beta Program.
Testing runs through 3 stages:
So how do you get invited? Wait patiently and it might show up in your email. According to Lead Community Specialist Sapience:
All players with an active account (that means Free, Premium, and VIP/Lifetime who are actively playing the game) have a chance to be invited to Beta. If you have pre-ordered Rise of Isengard, then you have a better chance.
I do wish to be clear; there is no way to guarantee an invitation. Also, we will be inviting more people through the course of the Beta, so just because you aren't invited in the first round of invites doesn't mean you won't be invited at all. You may be invited later in the process.
And if you do get invited, remember the first 2 Fight Club rules. According to the LotRO Twitter feed:
Reminder: Beta is covered by NDA. Even stating that you were invited is a violation and can cause your invitation to be revoked.
Keep your fingers crossed and an eye on your inbox.