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    I think I'm being scammed. You guys who have been testing the expansion would know best- is this the same email you got, or am I getting scam emails intended to steal my username/pw?

    Subject: World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade - Welcome to Closed-Beta!
    To: <me>

    World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Beta Test

    Welcome to the beta test of World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade!

    Were excited to have reached the beta-testing stage for the expansion, and wed be grateful to have your assistance in finalizing the content. There are a lot of new things to see and do in Azeroth and Outland, and we look forward to receiving any feedback you can offer on your overall expansion-beta experience, including quests, spells/abilities, monsters, zones, aesthetics, and more. We would also appreciate reports on any bugs you may find.

    Read on to learn how to participate, and thanks in advance for your support in helping us put the finishing touches on the expansion.

    Getting started:

    You will need to upgrade an existing retail World of Warcraft account to connect to the Burning Crusade beta realms. Upgraded accounts will carry over to later testing phases for the Burning Crusade.

    Please begin by logging in to the website below with the account name and password of the retail World of Warcraft account that you play on. From there, you will be able to upgrade the retail account to an expansion beta account, which will allow you to copy characters to the test realms, download the installer, and access the beta-test forums. Upgrading to an expansion beta account does not affect your ability to continue playing on the retail realms as well.

    <link>

    Be prepared to enter your World of Warcraft account name, password, and the account-upgrade key listed below. To participate in the beta test immediately, the retail World of Warcraft account that youd like to use for beta testing must be active as of October 8, 2006. If the account is activated sometime after October 8, it will be ready for use in the beta test after the subsequent weekly beta maintenance period, which occurs every Monday between 12pm and 4pm PDT. For example, if you activate the account today, you will be able to start playing the closed beta on the following Monday after 4pm PDT.

    Below is the required account-upgrade key. Each game key can be used once to upgrade an active retail World of Warcraft account. The key cannot be replaced, so please ensure you use it to upgrade the account you wish to use for testing.

    <product key>

    After you have created an expansion beta account, we invite you to copy characters to our expansion realms. You will be able to bring over up to 4 level 55+ characters to travel through the Dark Portal.

    Go to the following URL to copy up to 4 characters to the beta test realms: <link>

    Sending us feedback:

    Bugs & Suggestions

    Weve set up an in-game method for submitting game bugs and suggestions, without the need to send us an email or exit the game. To do so, enter the chat console by pressing the Enter key, then type /bugor /suggest(without the quotation marks).



    Examples:



    /bug You can clip through a wall near the priest trainer at the newbie area on Sunstrider Isle.



    /suggest The low-level mobs in Azuremyst Isles should drop more money.

    There is no chat response when you send feedback through the in-game chat system, but the information is stored in our database and reviewed daily. Your feedback is important to us.

    Forums
    There are new forums for the game at <website>. These forums are viewable by the public, but only members of the beta test can create posts and threads. Although were unable to respond to all posts, developers do monitor the forums for feedback.
    It goes on from there..
    Last edited by luna; 10-28-2006, 01:46 PM.

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    Re: email: Wow Expansion Beta- welcome to the closed beta

    my email is from [email protected]

    World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Beta Test

    Welcome to the beta test of World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade!

    We’re excited to have reached the beta-testing stage for the expansion, and we’d be grateful to have your assistance in finalizing the content. There are a lot of new things to see and do in Azeroth and Outland, and we look forward to receiving any feedback you can offer on your overall expansion-beta experience, including quests, spells/abilities, monsters, zones, aesthetics, and more. We would also appreciate reports on any bugs you may find.

    Read on to learn how to participate, and thanks in advance for your support in helping us put the finishing touches on the expansion.

    Getting started:

    You will need to upgrade an existing retail World of Warcraft account to connect to the Burning Crusade beta realms. Upgraded accounts will carry over to later testing phases for the Burning Crusade.

    Please begin by logging in to the website below with the account name and password of the retail World of Warcraft account that you play on. From there, you will be able to upgrade the retail account to an expansion beta account, which will allow you to copy characters to the test realms, download the installer, and access the beta-test forums. Upgrading to an expansion beta account does not affect your ability to continue playing on the retail realms as well.

    https://beta.worldofwarcraft.com/expansion

    Be prepared to enter your World of Warcraft account name, password, and the account-upgrade key listed below. To participate in the beta test immediately, the retail World of Warcraft account that you’d like to use for beta testing must be active as of October 8, 2006. If the account is activated sometime after October 8, it will be ready for use in the beta test after the subsequent weekly beta maintenance period, which occurs every Monday between 12pm and 4pm PDT. For example, if you activate the account today, you will be able to start playing the closed beta on the following Monday after 4pm PDT.

    Below is the required account-upgrade key. Each game key can be used once to upgrade an active retail World of Warcraft account. The key cannot be replaced, so please ensure you use it to upgrade the account you wish to use for testing.

    THE CODE WAS HERE BUT CHANGED

    After you have created an expansion beta account, we invite you to copy characters to our expansion realms. You will be able to bring over up to 4 level 55+ characters to travel through the Dark Portal.

    Go to the following URL to copy up to 4 characters to the beta test realms: https://beta.worldofwarcraft.com/game/

    Sending us feedback:

    Bugs & Suggestions

    We’ve set up an in-game method for submitting game bugs and suggestions, without the need to send us an email or exit the game. To do so, enter the chat console by pressing the Enter key, then type “/bug” or “/suggest” (without the quotation marks).



    Examples:



    /bug You can clip through a wall near the priest trainer at the newbie area on Sunstrider Isle.



    /suggest The low-level mobs in Azuremyst Isles should drop more money.

    There is no chat response when you send feedback through the in-game chat system, but the information is stored in our database and reviewed daily. Your feedback is important to us.

    Forums
    There are new forums for the game at http://beta.worldofwarcraft.com. These forums are viewable by the public, but only members of the beta test can create posts and threads. Although we’re unable to respond to all posts, developers do monitor the forums for feedback.

    Contact Info, Known Issues, Downtimes, and FAQs



    Whom do I ask for help?

    Technical Support

    If you experience issues downloading or installing the beta or any patches, connecting to the game, or any problems with video or sound, game lockups, crashes, or other technical issues, send an email to [email protected]. Support is also offered via the beta forum at http://beta.worldofwarcraft.com.



    Billing & Account Services

    For problems with upgrading a retail account to a beta test account, password problems, or issues related to your account-upgrade key, please email our Billing & Account Services department at [email protected].



    In-Game Support

    If you have any type of in-game difficulty, such as getting stuck in terrain or problems retrieving a corpse, petition our game masters. You may do so in game by clicking the red question mark icon located in the center of the action bar at the bottom of the screen.



    Why doesn't my password change immediately?

    Account updates are done during hardware maintenance on Mondays between 12pm and 4pm PDT .



    Please note that account updates include password changes, so if you change your retail password, it won't be updated for the beta test realms until after the next account update takes place. This means that if you update your retail password, you should continue using your “old” password to access the beta test realms until the weekly hardware maintenance has occurred.



    Important! During the update time, you will be unable to log in to the beta test realms. Accounts that are already online should not be affected.



    How many characters can I copy to the beta test realms?

    You may copy 4 characters to the test realms (it is possible to copy the same character more than once). Outland is only open to characters of level 55 and higher, so be careful picking which characters you want to copy.



    Can I replace characters I’ve deleted from the beta test realms with additional characters?

    Once 4 characters have been copied to the beta test realms, no more characters can be copied over, even if you delete any of the characters that you originally copied over or accidentally copy over the same character more than once.



    Why do I have to rename the character that I am moving to the beta test realm?

    We are requiring a character name change in order to allow those developers with known characters to remain anonymous on the test realms.

    Known Installation issues

    You must install this expansion beta over an installed retail version of World of Warcraft. Furthermore, the language version of the expansion beta that you install must match that of your retail World of Warcraft installation. For example, you cannot install a French version of the expansion beta over a US English version of the game.

    Make sure you run the retail version of World of Warcraft at least once before you attempt to install the Burning Crusade beta.

    Thank you again for your participation in the Burning Crusade beta test; we’ll see you in Outland!
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    • #3
      Re: email: Wow Expansion Beta- welcome to the closed beta

      So that's your genuine email???

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      • #4
        Re: email: Wow Expansion Beta- welcome to the closed beta

        I had worried the same thing when I first saw mine. It turned out to be good though, Its difficult to tell through the forums, PM me the email header.
        RAWGRLRLRLRRLGLRL!!!

        Nations are like individuals: they achieve more when they plan to plant a tiny tree, and do it, than when they propose to raise an entire forest and then fall asleep in the furrows.

        I AM socializing artard, I'm logged on to an MMORPG with people from all over the world and getting XP with my party using Teamspeak

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        • #5
          Re: email: Wow Expansion Beta- welcome to the closed beta

          I once received an e-mail from Blizzard telling me that they will NEVER ask us our login/password, but I’ve never been in a test realm though, two main reasons are: i) I don’t have patience with the toon’s bureaucracy; ii) I like "surprises" :P

          This is really weird, I’d call Blizzard to confirm it or sending an e-mail to their support team.

          SL.
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          • #6
            Re: email: Wow Expansion Beta- welcome to the closed beta

            I just got in too! Downloading the client as I type! WOOOT!
            “Waiting to be awakened by some unexpected thunderous roar, never dying...the sleeping giant lives and will sleep no more”. - John Seabrook

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            • #7
              Re: email: Wow Expansion Beta- welcome to the closed beta

              I am jealous beyond all believe Luna
              _________________



              I'm planning on respeccing to Irritation pretty soon. Granted, I'll lose the burst DPS from Pissing People Off Outright, but I'll get DoT's and higher damage through AoE's.

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              • #8
                Re: email: Wow Expansion Beta- welcome to the closed beta

                roll on the pvp server guys - you can join my guild :P

                Delirium Platoon Leader
                Fate Squad Leader
                All round fantastic dude

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                • #9
                  Re: email: Wow Expansion Beta- welcome to the closed beta

                  I just hope leveling to 70 does not take long time. haha
                  "As Above, So Below"

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                  • #10
                    Re: email: Wow Expansion Beta- welcome to the closed beta

                    Originally posted by Lepmesiah View Post
                    I just hope leveling to 70 does not take long time. haha
                    Lep,

                    As soon as my main is copied over I'm going to time how long it takes me to go from levell 60 to level 61. The only problem is that it has absolutely no reflection on how long it will take once the code is finalized.

                    Bear
                    “Waiting to be awakened by some unexpected thunderous roar, never dying...the sleeping giant lives and will sleep no more”. - John Seabrook

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                    • #11
                      Re: email: Wow Expansion Beta- welcome to the closed beta

                      I hear it doesnt take too long to lvl, 1 level every 1-2 days fr the hard core gamer, and a lvl every 2-4 days for the less hardcoore. I hear they boosted the xp gain so people could level faster so when the 67-70 content was open there would be enough people to play with it so less hardcore gamers would have to wait to find groups for content...
                      Lupita - Night Elf Hunter lvl 60
                      Snezhana - Human Rogue lvl 60
                      Snezhanka - Human Mage lvl 60
                      Zhana - Dwarf Priest lvl 60

                      Makhai - Undead Warlock lvl 60

                      Thunderhorn Server - World of Warcraft

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                      • #12
                        Re: email: Wow Expansion Beta- welcome to the closed beta

                        I can't tell for sure if they boosted exp or not, it doesn't seem so... and that would be very odd if they did, because as far as I'm concerned, one of our jobs testing, is to gauge the length of time required to level, if it's boosted, that gauge is now completely off.

                        -Peril - 66 Rogue - Hellfire (PvE) (Chad won't reroll here, n00b)
                        RAWGRLRLRLRRLGLRL!!!

                        Nations are like individuals: they achieve more when they plan to plant a tiny tree, and do it, than when they propose to raise an entire forest and then fall asleep in the furrows.

                        I AM socializing artard, I'm logged on to an MMORPG with people from all over the world and getting XP with my party using Teamspeak

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                        • #13
                          Re: email: Wow Expansion Beta- welcome to the closed beta

                          anyway i can beta test it too..let me know

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                          • #14
                            Re: email: Wow Expansion Beta- welcome to the closed beta

                            I believe there was a blue to the boards that said they did in fact boost the XP gains from kills and quests in order to power level people to test the higher end content.

                            Also, such boosts do not disrupt testers from judging how fast people can grind the ranks. If they cut the XP gains by 30-50% they'll just average the /played time at that level and tag on the 30-50% for how long it'll take to make it.
                            My sanity is not in question...
                            It was a confirmed casualty some time ago.


                            Light, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to hide the bodies of the people I had to kill because they ticked me off.



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                            • #15
                              Re: email: Wow Expansion Beta- welcome to the closed beta

                              Actually it does, because If you add 30-50% xp to everything, that means you'll have up to 50% less quests needed to level, and quests take varying amounts of time. Some take minutes, some take hours.

                              Oh and Nesingwary's back, for those who remember STV. -_-
                              RAWGRLRLRLRRLGLRL!!!

                              Nations are like individuals: they achieve more when they plan to plant a tiny tree, and do it, than when they propose to raise an entire forest and then fall asleep in the furrows.

                              I AM socializing artard, I'm logged on to an MMORPG with people from all over the world and getting XP with my party using Teamspeak

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