Editor’s Note: The following article is reprinted from the Game On blog at PCWorld.com.
Posting Tuesday morning, Blizzard’s Crygil writes:
We would like to thank everyone who has participated in the Wrath of the Lich King beta test. We greatly appreciate all of the feedback and you have given us during this critical phase of World of Warcraft’s development. In preparation for the launch of the game next Thursday, November 13, we will be bringing down our beta realms at 12:00 AM PST. Thanks again, and see you soon in Northrend!
I’ve been tooling around with the beta the last month or so, but in my determination to level from zero, I’ve yet to make it across the pond from Northern Kalimdor. Oh, I had the option like anyone else to start as a level 70 Death Knight, and I did sneak a peek, but seeing as I never made it past a lowly level 36 Night Elf playing the game in its infancy years ago, that just seemed like cheating.