World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria beta detailed

The first details for the World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria beta have been shared by developer Blizzard Entertainment.


Beta testing for the pandaful World of Warcraft expansion Mists of Pandaria will be beginning soon, an announcement on the official WoW blog has revealed. "Annual Pass holders, press, fan sites, friends and family," will be invited, along with other opt-in beta testers.

So how does one opt-in to the beta, exactly? Blizzard explains:

Once you've set up a account and have attached at least one Blizzard game, you can choose to opt in to our beta tests from the Beta Profile page. You'll need to select which franchises you'd be interested in helping test, as well as download and run the System Check tool to attach your computer's specifications to your beta profile. Once that's complete it's simply a matter of waiting for an invite.

Invites will be sent via email, but Blizzard offers some precautionary advice about avoiding the potential (even likely) email phishing scams that will launched by nefarious folks trying to steal your login credentials. The Security site has some helpful tips for identifying and avoiding such scams, though notes that the best way to determine if an email is genuine is to check your account to see if there's a Mists of Pandaria beta license attached, which will help confirm the legitimacy of the invite you've received.

All Annual Pass holders will be invited to the beta at some point during its duration, promises Blizzard, and more folks may be invited based on testing needs. The specific start date and duration of the beta have not yet been revealed.

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    March 21, 2012 12:30 PM

    Jeff Mattas posted a new article, World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria beta detailed.

    The first details for the World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria beta have been shared by developer Blizzard Entertainment.

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      March 21, 2012 12:43 PM

      I can't believe this comes with a free movie ticket to kung fu panda 3, seriously blizz?

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        March 21, 2012 1:25 PM

        Old jokes are old. I mean at least make some sort of Farmville reference, even if the more appropriate reference is to Harvest Moon. :x

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          March 21, 2012 1:47 PM

          What are the Harvest Moon elements? I know about the pokemon shit which is totally going to be why I resub

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            March 21, 2012 2:29 PM

            Theres gonna be a farm where you farm shit for dailies apparently

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              March 21, 2012 8:14 PM

              And apparently herb nodes, gifts for townspeople for rep, and stuff. Probably a minipet like the Sunflower if I had to guess. Maybe skinning of boars on the farm.


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      March 21, 2012 1:33 PM

      That scared me when I saw "So how does one opt-in to the beta, exactly? BioWare explains"


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      March 21, 2012 1:44 PM

      Jeff, you've made a mistake, "bioware explains" should be blizzard, i think.

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      March 21, 2012 8:10 PM

      It appears to have started.
      Check your accounts, especially if you did the annual pass thing.

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        March 21, 2012 8:11 PM

        Funny thing about this - ~apparently~ some non-annual passers are getting in. And they can't give beta to everyone that did it right away. ~And~ they said they were factoring in time you signed up for the pass, as well as the age of the account.

        First day Vanilla account, second day Pass (due to a bug they figured out and fixed), still nothing. I'm sooooo antsy!!

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      March 21, 2012 8:10 PM

      And it's up. That was blazing compared to their earlier timetables for betas.

      Also warlock tanking.

      Glyph of Demon Hunting
      Demonic Fury now reduces damage taken instead of increasing damage dealt.
      In addition, while using Metamorphosis, Soulshatter taunts your target, Twilight Ward will absorb all schools of damage and Demonic Slash is shorter range and generates fury.


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