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Blizzard have announced that the invites for today's stress test have all gone out, with a reminder there are more tests coming, as well as clarified how exactly the general invite process works. Also, unfortunately for everyone that doesn't have one yet, they're also sending out fewer and fewer beta invites, as they're nearing their goals for current testing. 

The test starts in just over an hour, at 4pm PDT, 1am CEST and will last until tomorrow at the same time. We also have a list of working addons for the test which you can check out here.

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First off all, we want to thank all of you who have shown interest in testing WoW Classic. Having extra eyes on so many aspects of the game is a huge help as we prepare for the upcoming release.

At this time, we’ve finished sending out all of the invites for the first stress test. This large invite wave took a number of hours to process, so please check that thread for details about it and we’ll see many of you there when the test begins later today. Also, don’t forget that we have a couple more stress tests scheduled, so keep an eye out for updates on those in the coming weeks.

Related to this, we’ve seen a lot of questions about the general invite process and want to clarify a few things. The method in which people are invited from the opt-in pool is not on a first-come-first-served basis, but instead we look at a variety of factors such as the age of the account. That said, the amount of closed beta invites that we’re sending out is rapidly decreasing as we have met our current population needs for testing. We’ll regularly reevaluate the need for additional invites as we go through the testing process.

Thank you for your continued interest in WoW Classic and we can’t wait to see you in Azeroth on August 27!

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This blue post is BS.

I have an extremely old account, have played every expansion, haven't said an ill word about any of their content, yet I don't get an invite?

 

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1 minute ago, Majeye said:

This blue post is BS.

I have an extremely old account, have played every expansion, haven't said an ill word about any of their content, yet I don't get an invite?

 

I honestly think that besides the streamers everyone else is just random. I got an original Beta invite to Vanilla (so, so long ago) and played all the way to Cata. Took years off and came back for BfA (same account), and I got an invite to the stress test. I consider myself an original player, but I wouldn't say that I earned it over someone like you. Just random.

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13 minutes ago, Majeye said:

This blue post is BS.

I have an extremely old account, have played every expansion, haven't said an ill word about any of their content, yet I don't get an invite?

 

While I do understand your frustration, imagine what it's like for a website like Icy Veins or WoWHead! There are only a few of us here that have access to the Classic Beta and some of us are actually content/guide writers for it! We are all eager to play but we need to be patient and see what they plan to do. 

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6 hours ago, KingValnimsil said:

While I do understand your frustration, imagine what it's like for a website like Icy Veins or WoWHead! There are only a few of us here that have access to the Classic Beta and some of us are actually content/guide writers for it! We are all eager to play but we need to be patient and see what they plan to do. 

That sad moment when you moderate posts on Icy Veins and Blizzard send Classic beta invite to a 10 y.o Minecraft streamer with 5 subs instead of you.
And said kid never even touches the beta.

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More time for us to write the classic guides is the silver lining I guess? 😛

Beacuse with beta access we'd be spending all time playing instead of writing haha!

PS: Beta invite pls 😢 

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