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Blizzard Official WoW Blog

We're very close to beginning beta testing for World of Warcraft®Mists of Pandaria™! Over the course of the beta test, we'll beinviting Annual Pass holders, press, fansites, friends and family, andopt-in beta testersto participate. As there's no NDA for this test,you're likely to start seeing lots of screenshots and new video aroundthe web.Please keep in mind that the game is still in development, and what you'll see during the beta test is not necessarily representativeof the final game.

If you're wondering how you can help us test Mists of Pandaria,or how the test works, look no further than the paragraphs directlybelow this one.

Q. How do I opt-in?

A. Once you've set up a Battle.net® account and have attached at least one Blizzardgame, you can choose to opt in to our beta tests from theBetaProfile page. You'll need to select which franchises you'd beinterested in helping test, as well as download and run the System Checktool to attach your computer's specifications to your beta profile.Once that's complete it's simply a matter of waiting for aninvite.

Q. How will I know if I'm selected?

A. We'll send you an email letting you know when you're selected,but please be aware of phishing attempts. Some unscrupulous individualssend out falsified emails purporting to be from Blizzard, but are infact meant to steal your login credentials. For more information on howto identify these emails please refer to ourBattle.net Securitysite. One easy way to ensure your invite is legit is to avoidclicking on links in any invite emails you receive, and instead log intoyour Battle.net accountand see if you have a Mists of Pandaria beta licenseattached. If there's no license, you can be sure the email youreceived was not from Blizzard.

Q. I am participating in the World of Warcraft Annual Pass promotion; when do I begin testing?

A. We're inviting Annual Pass holders in waves over the course ofthe beta test, and will be ramping up the number of invites we send asquickly as possible. We'll be inviting Annual Pass holders based onseveral factors, including how long your World of Warcraft account hasbeen active and when you signed up for the Annual Pass. Keep an eye onyour Battle.net account and email for your invite to join the betatest.

Q. How many players do you plan to invite to the beta test?

A. Our primary focus will be ensuring that all of the players whosigned up for the Annual Pass are invited over the course of the betatest. The number of additional players we invite will be based on ourtesting needs. If during the course of testing we determine we need moreplayers to participate, we'll invite more.

Q. Is there an NDA?

A. There is no Non-Disclosure Agreement for the Mists of Pandariabeta test. Those invited to play are free to take screenshots, movies,or stream the game content. Please be aware that the game is very muchstill a work in progress, and we appreciate your understanding when youencounter bugs, graphical errors, or other issues.

Q. How long will the beta test last?

A. We have not determined an exact date for the end of the beta test.We'll post a notice when the beta test is nearing completion.

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