A few news stories cropped up and I am behind! Click links below to see more information on specific newsies. World of Warcraft Open Beta Sign-ups Coming Soon!
- We are happy to announce that we will soon be accepting applicants for the World of Warcraft® Open Beta Test for North America. The open phase of beta will give people a chance to enter Azeroth and play World of Warcraft before the game is released. More details will become available in the days ahead, so stay tuned.
- ... World of Warcraft is being shown in NVIDIA’s booth at the World Cyber Games, where it is one of the showcase titles at the show. The World Cyber Games is open to the public from October 6 to 10 in the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. Fans in the Bay Area, and especially those who are not in the closed beta test, can visit the World Cyber Games to see hands-on demonstrations of World of Warcraft.
- Players in World of Warcraft can give voice to their characters’ emotions and actions. Drawing on the tradition of humor and wit in all our previous games, the development team has added many speech files to the repertoire of all eight races, giving players the ability to speak insults, flirt, cheer, and utter other funny phrases throughout the game.
To listen to a small sample of each race’s speech library, please visit the sounds page located here. These voices are the same ones players can utter in the game through the speech command.
- The screenshot depicting the most impressive group formation will earn the title of Best Group Screenshot in the World of Warcraft Beta and be displayed proudly on WorldofWarcraft.com and on Blizzard.com as well.