I would say beta. If there has been (or will be) alpha testing at all, it has been smaller and more exclusive than it ever has been before. Blizzard alpha tests tend to be as leaky as a faucet, so holding an extended alpha tends to be self-defeating. Everything in that alpha should be under NDA, but one way or another, that stuff ends up in front of the public anyway. I think the entire point of this press event is to get everything to the public in a clean, presentable way, and then move into a beta.
I'm sure Blizzard will show quite a bit. It's about that time for it.
What exactly is the main reason for Worgen/Goblin not being monks? If it's really just that they don't want to add in animations for the new races, will there be Worgen/Goblin monks perhaps somewhere down the line, next expansion or after?
If I remember correctly, Blizzard did that for population balancing purposes. Worgen and goblins were the hot new thing in Cataclysm. It doesn't want worgen and goblin to continue being the hot new thing in Mists of Pandaria. If they were, those two races would outpace everybody else as far as population goes. Blizzard wants the focus on the pandaren to give those guys a chance.
I might be talking out of my butt there, but I'm pretty sure that's what was said at BlizzCon.
any news about the WoW movie?
Q4theQ: I'm living in the US but I want to play on EU servers. I know I need to buy a game code and time card because the EU Blizzard site rejects my US payment. Where can I but an EU time card and game code online legally?
I'm not European so I'm not hip on all of the European retailers, but that's where I would go first -- whatever the equivalent of Best Buy is over there. Hopefully, our commenters can help out with that. Otherwise, there's always Amazon. Amazon.co.uk seems to have exactly what you're looking for, assuming the PEGI 12+ rating on that time card accurately indicates that it's a WoW EU game card. Of course, both of those solutions are probably physical delivery, and you're looking for a code and not a card. Again, not being European, I honestly don't know what vendors are best for that, and hopefully our readers can help out in the comments.
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