World of Warcraft Beta sign-ups start Wednesday
Blizzard will soon begin accepting submissions to test its upcoming MMORPG.
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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.