400,000 beta invites sent out, all Annual Pass subscribers invited
We've sent the remaining 400,000 Annual Pass beta invites last night, which concludes the entirety of those who have signed up for the offer thus far. Of course the Annual Pass offer is still available, providing those who sign up for a year of World of Warcraft with a special in-game mount, a beta invite for Mists of Pandaria, and a digital copy of Diablo III. From here on out we'll be continuing to invite anyone else who signs up for the Annual Pass.
See you in Pandaria!
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!