I just feel that NO ONE is entitled to alpha, including myself, so I think all rankings aside, we should all be prepared to just keep our chin up and not get pissy if we are not included. Be happy for those that are, etc etc.
I wouldnt do a numerical ranking but I would say there are probably 10ish folks that I would feel badly being picked before because they are just so freaking awesome.
Just going from memory, some poeple that I would personally like to see in would be:
GW Swicord - just seems incredibly smart and seems VERY into this game and has tons of good ideas. OK I am not going to do a write up for each person, that will take too long...
pigeonpigeon, Wintersong, psychoak, NTjedi, scoutdog, landisaurus - these few at LEAST I would feel bad if I got in and they didn't. Maybe a couple of others. Might they also be taking previous beta testers from other games that may not be posting here much? If so I am sure if they had some excellent beta testers they would get invited back.
Then there is a whole mess of us that I feel are on pretty even parity and would neither feel bad if they got in ahead of me but would not feel bad if I got in ahead of them either.
Sammual (OP), climber, sZadowsz (sp?), myself, luckmann, darkodinplus, fenhiro, Ynglaur, CapnWinky, Ron Lugge, kitkun, spartan jump immediately to mind, but there are probably easily a dozen or so others that could fit into that group.
That being said, I think between the 24 reserved spots and the other random spots - my GUT tells me that we all have a pretty decent shot.