Burning Crusade Alpha Test

A clue has surfaced into the ongoing debate as to whether we will see the Burning Crusade before the end of the year.

If you go follow this link it will take you to the sign-up page for the Burning Crusade Friends and Family Alpha Test.

There has been some question as to the authenticity of this link, so I wouldn't go filling in your username and password, but WoW Insider has done some digging, consulted a team of experts (sent an email around) and determined that the link is probably legit, though possibly not intended for public viewing.

Now as all good frat brothers and sorority sisters know, after alpha comes beta, with a generous amount of malt liquor in between.

Now I am no computer expert so can anyone clue me in as to how long a typical Alpha Test lasts before going to Beta?

Oh and if Auntie Tseric, Grandpa Eyonix or any other members of the extended Blizzard family are reading this, please send an Alpha invitation my way.

[Thanks Dave!]