World of Warcraft Beta sign-ups start Wednesday

Blizzard will soon begin accepting submissions to test its upcoming MMORPG.


World of Warcraft

Blizzard software has announced that it will soon begin accepting applications for the beta test of its upcoming massive multiplayer online role-playing game, World of Warcraft. According to the Blizzard Web site, gamers can start signing up as of 6pm PST on Wednesday, January 28th. Unfortunately, the first phase of beta-testing will only accept applications from Canada, Korea, and the US. "The test for Europe and other countries around the world will happen later this year," said a message on the Blizzard site.

The World of Warcraft sign-up period will end one week later end on Wednesday, February 4th at 6:00 pm PST. However, according to Blizzard, "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."

World of Warcraft is a fantasy-themed MMORPG based on Blizzard's best-selling Warcraft series. However, instead of real-time strategy combat , the game will emphasize questing and character development, as well as orc-hewing and foe-slaying. For more on the game, check out GameSpot's preview.

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