by Blizzard Entertainment Mar 21, 2012 11:34 PM PDT
The World of Warcraft®: Mists of Pandaria™ beta test has begun! Over the course of the test, we’ll be
inviting Annual Pass holders, press, fansites, friends and family, and opt-in beta testers to participate. This first
phase of the beta focuses on the 1-10 starting experience for new Pandaren. High-level content as well as
template characters will become available in future beta updates, but you can still copy over your own high
level characters now if you’d like to test the new talent system.
As there’s no NDA for this test, you’re likely to start seeing lots of screenshots and new video around the web.
Please keep in mind that the expansion is still in development -- we’ll be making changes to the game as the
beta evolves, and what you’ll see during the beta test is not necessarily representative of the final game.
Players selected to participate in the beta test will receive an email invitation directing them to download the
beta client directly from their Battle.net account. As always, please be aware of phishing attempts -- if you’re
unsure whether your invitation is legitimate, please log in to your Battle.net account to verify that there is a
Mists of Pandaria beta license attached.
To find out more about getting into the beta test, including info on how we’re inviting Annual Pass holders,
please read the Mists of Pandaria Beta Opt-in announcement and FAQ.
(edited) April 19th, 2012, 5:00 PM (PDT)
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!
 Due to the large number of invites sent
there are some that bounced back for various reasons,
and we'll be working to apply those invites over the next few days.
If you haven't received your invite yet it's likely you're one of the few
affected by such an issue, and rest assured we're working to get you into the beta
as soon as possible. Please be aware that customer service does not have the ability
to flag accounts for beta. Thank you for your patience.