WoW Beta Signups Wednesday

The Blizzard Entertainment Website (thanks Worldofwar.net) has word that sign-ups to beta test World of WarCraft, their upcoming MMORPG, will begin on Wednesday:
At 6:00 pm PST on Wednesday, January 28th, the signup period for the World of Warcraft Beta Test will officially begin. We will provide a link to the beta-test application right here in the news section at that time. Testers are not going to be chosen on a first-come, first-served basis, so you will be able to submit an application and receive equal consideration anytime during the signup period, which will end on Wednesday, February 4th at 6:00 pm PST. Please note that multiple submissions from the same household will result in complete disqualification.

For this initial phase of the World of Warcraft beta test, we will only be able to accept applications from Canada, Korea, and the US. The test for Europe and other countries around the world will happen later this year. Please do not contact us for further information regarding the beta test; we will be posting an FAQ in the days ahead.
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Re: Interested
Jan 27, 2004, 04:37
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Re: Interested Jan 27, 2004, 04:37
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"If there was more to do ingame, perhaps 10-20 side quests or things to do per level to break up the repitition while earning experience, that would make these types of game more enjoyable."

10-20? Try 1,400, according to the latest Gamespy preview Considering that Blizzard is looking at not only making quests the #1 place to get XP, but also providing XP for exploring new areas in addition to just killing stuff, I'm hoping the level grind will finally be defeated. Here's hoping.

As for the beta, Blizzard has said that there going to do the testing in waves. From the pool that signsup in the coming week, they'll maybe choose, I dunno, a thousand to play for a month or two, then double the number, then add some more, ETC. ETC.

As the game itself gets essentially finished, they'll need to have a SUPER large stress test to see if their servers can take the stress of a !@#$-ton of players. I dunno if the stress test will be open, by I'm guessing you'll have a decent chance of getting in. Of course, Blizzard tends to do things their own way, so I might be way off.

Sincerely,
Jeremy Dunn

Sincerely,
Jeremy Dunn

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