Check your email and get downloading, you scamps, you.
Not without controversy, many players expressed fear and were upset when all of the 1.2 million subscribers of the Annual Pass were not invited to the Mists beta the first week it opened up. Now, about a month later, all 1.2 million subscribers have invites. There are still the same four servers for beta testing, but do not expect that to change -- in fact, keeping the number of servers manageable and always full of players to run dungeons, test content, and give feedback.
I'll be the first to admit that I did not think Blizzard could pull off 1.2 million beta invites in a month. Quite unexpected.
It's open warfare between Alliance and Horde in Mists of Pandaria, World of Warcraft's next expansion. Jump into five new levels with new talents and class mechanics, try the new monk class, and create a pandaren character to ally with either Horde or Alliance. Look for expansion basics in our Mists FAQ, or dig into our spring press event coverage for more details!