For those of you trying to get the Metal Gear Online beta up and running, relax and wait. Konami has delayed the beta after way too many people tried to access the game.
Konami had this to say:
"We would like to thank all players for their keen interest in taking part in the beta test. However, we regret to inform you that due to extraordinary levels of traffic from all around the globe, we have been unable to run the service to the level we expected."
When will the beta go up?
"We would like to add that due to the above reasons, we will be making the following changes to the schedule:
1) Start date: Planned for 04/25/2008 24:00(PDT). While the start is planned for the weekend, it may change due to unforseen circumstances.
3) Beta Test closure: This will now be on 05/11/2008 at 24:00(PDT) rather than 05/05/2008 at 24:00(PDT)"
Looks like it should go live this Friday at 11pm PST, but I wouldn't bet on it. Given Konami's inability to even run their ID setup system, I doubt this will go smoothly at any point. I'd love to be proved wrong, but Japanese companies have almost 0 experience running online multiplayer services.
At least it kicks off on a weekend.