Acclaim has begun slowly letting people into the North American closed beta test for The Chronicles of Spellborn, with the beta client now available for those hoping to get in early.
Here's how the closed beta is working. The first round of testers get in today, hand-picked from Acclaim chats, David Perry's twitter and Historian's beta tester list. Then starting tomorrow, Acclaim will activate another 1,000 accounts every 12 hours, until they feel the servers have reached full capacity. While I am certain they have some sort of email notification in place, players will also be able to check their Acclaim account page to see if they've gotten in.
Even if you don't manage to weasel your way in, you can still download the client from the website, so you'll be ahead of the inevitable open beta stampede. Eventually at least, for as of this writing it doesn't seem to be working. Oh well, I'm sure they'll get it up and running eventually. I've been waiting several years to play the damn game; I'm sure another few weeks won't hurt.