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WoW Classic Internal Alpha Has Begun

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Recently, Blizzard's CDN (Content Delivery Network) has been updated with a new Classic Beta build and according to Blizzard, they've begun a phase of internal employee alpha testing and have no announcements to make right now regarding Beta.

The only thing we know about WoW Classic right now is that Blizzard employees have begun internal testing. The game, scheduled for release later this summer, is currently still in Alpha and it does not look like they're planning to announce Beta testing any time soon, leaving the company with less than 4 months of testing prior to release, granted that Classic won't be delayed.

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Hey folks! I’ve got a small update here to help quell some of the rumors and let you know where we are at for WoW Classic. We recently began a phase of internal employee alpha testing. The new build data that many of you have been discussing over the last few days is simply part of this process. Phases like this allow us to test out the game content along with other functionality that will be used in the live game, like logging in through the Blizzard Battle.net App.

Aside from that, we don’t have any announcements to make at this time. I know all of you are very excited about this game and we thank you for your patience as we continue to develop it. More information will be coming soon!

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On the other hand, if the game is in alpha, it means it's more or less ready, only debugging/optimisation is still there to be done. 4 months seem to me like enough for that and to run through cbt/obt cycles. Thus I'm rather optimistic about it releasing in due time.

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9 hours ago, Undeath said:

if the game is in alpha, it means it's more or less ready, only debugging/optimisation is still there to be done.

generally, alpha means "playable but not feature complete". it's the beta phase that is meant for debugging and optimization. although to be fair, game devs have used the terms willy-nilly in recent years...

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