My subscription was cancelled for a few days because I did not update my credit card because I did not have the physical card with which to update it. I was a REGULAR player/subscriber for months up until that few day period.
So I was told by the support crew that I unfortunately missed the first wave of random invites to the WoW Classic Beta due to this and that now the invites will take into account that I only had an active subscription for the days that I started.
All of my friends (conveniently all regular subscribers) received keys. I am the only person that will not be playing the Classic Beta with them if I do not receive a key.
My plight is not to demand a key
I am sure that many people are in a similar situation. My recommendation/request is to take into account that I and many others had YEARS of subscriber time prior to this short lapse in subscription when you “randomly” select (or generously retroactively select) the next wave of key recipients. It was not even a full month. It was barely a week!
I also saw people advocating for a “Give a classic beta key to your battlenet friend” which also is a good idea independent of my problem (yet admittedly would conveniently fix it) because most people play this game with their friends or guild mates and have been playing together for years (my friends and I are no exception).
Please please take into account that I had months of subscriber time before this issue with my billing when deciding if I get a beta key in the next wave. Thanks!