Hello, I'm new to the site but I got my own beta working just a few moments ago, and the most hassle I had trying to get everything ready and underway was the Captcha check on the account activation log in menu.
I found this http://www.wandel.person.dk/japanese.html
Its a virtual keyboard with that allows you to copy and paste katekana to the captcha council, unfortunately.. If you are like me and no nothing about how to read japanese you can match symbols, it took me a few tries due to the similarities of some letters that are different in only size such as
ゥウィイァア and so on..
Another issue I had was my computer for whatever reason was having troubles finding PSO_Bin2. even after locating it, for some reason i was unable to move it so i just deleted all my files and redownloaded from scratch then i was able to download.
My best suggestion for getting through the website for those who havent already is just download google chrome and it will ask if you want it to translate pso.jp which it can do for everything except Flash based boxes and obviously captcha images.
Dont know if this will help or not, I hope it does.
PS: I just signed up for an account and logged into game i didnt get an email about recieving a beta invite so if you havent tried it.. give it a try