The World of Warcraft Closed Beta is... well... ending soon... A cut an paste from the E-Mail I just received:
If you are receiving this email, you are one of the valued testers currently in World of Warcraft's closed beta test. This message is to inform you that the beta servers will be coming down at 3:00 PM PDT on Friday, October 29 and will remain offline for a few days in preparation for another stress test. Your account and characters will be active for this stress test, but a new client download will be required. After the game servers come down on Friday the 29th, you will be able to log in to the community site and download the new client.
Once the beta-server preparations are complete, we will announce the start of the stress test, and the servers will come back online. When that happens, you will be able to log back in, download a quick patch, and then continue playing. Please keep an eye on WorldofWarcraft.com for more information about the stress test in the days ahead!
We want to take this opportunity to thank you for all the hard work you've been putting in to make World of Warcraft a better game. You've done a great job, and without you, the classes would not be where they are today, places like the Barrens would not be as rich as they are today, and the changes implemented from your suggestions would never have taken place.
We hope you've been enjoying your exclusive look at World of Warcraft these past few weeks and months, and we hope you'll take some satisfaction in knowing that you've played a big part in shaping its destiny. We'll see you again online soon!
At long last, World of Warcraft has been released in Beta form and I can finally post my experiences about the Alpha.
Many people have asked me why the updates in the last few months have been "few and far between." World of Warcraft was the answer that I could not tell anyone about due to a legal and binding agreement to not disclose that the game even existed.
I have been been enjoying the game since December 24, 2003.
More information can be discovered on the World of Warcraft official web site, but here is what I have been working on secretly in the background. Not much, but I must explain that the game is so much fun, I had no time to write!
If any of my readers were lucky enough to get into the first round of the public Beta, send me off a message in game:
Currently activated characters (only Alliance is available in the current push):
Currently disabled characters (but will return in the near future):
More to come in the future!
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