Well, it’s official Wrath of the Lich King beta is officially started! Well, rather it’s officially time to sign up. Blizzard recently announced the launch of the closed beta as well as the sign up forms. It’s the most simplistic opt-in form I think I’ve ever seen an MMO do.
Simply head over to the front page of WorldofWarcraft.com or take this link directly to your account login screen, Beta Opt-in. Log into your account, accept the beta terms of service and you’re done! As for the criteria to get in…well, that will be a bit tricky.
Blizzard changes some of the requirements between betas and such, but without question Blizzard will require all potential beta applications…
- be an active subscriber
- you have been a subscribing player for at least 6 months
- no known connections to media outlets or websites (like this one! hopefully blizzard doesn’t find me out!)
- minimal suspensions / black marks against your account for violation of the terms of service
As far as all the real fine-tooth details go, I think anyone’s guess is as good as mine. Either way, there is sure to be tons upon tons of applications, and a very select number chosen for this first phase of closed beta.
However, if you don’t get in don’t worry! Blizzard will increase the number of beta participants as the game progresses into new phases. Up to the point they will hold the open beta and everyone can get a chance to try it out!