Shadowlands Beta email invitations have officially gone out yesterday. I have been playing Shadowlands Alpha since the beginning, and got an email invitation for Beta.
You don’t need to wait for the email, however. It is faster to check your Blizzard Launcher’s World of Warcraft dropdown. I got access to Beta 2-3 days ago. That much it took the email queue to reach me.
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Around 3:45pm EST, Blizzard Entertainment switched the Shadowlands Alpha text from the dropdown menu to Shadowlands Beta. Three minutes after I noticed, build 35167 began to be auto-downloaded.
This means closed beta invites might be rolling out shortly. The best way to find out if you have access is checking the World of Warcraft dropdown tab above the PLAY button in the Blizzard Launcher.
The email invitation can arrive within minutes up to 8 hours later depending how far in the mass-email queue you are. So it is faster to check the Blizzard Launcher. Do not click any links in any email. Even if the sender says @blizzard.com — this can be spoofed by phishing scammers.
To join closed beta click the opt-in button here. You must login to your account first.
As a separate article from my recent Shadows Rising review, I wanted to focus more on the relationships highlighted in the novel. Please, do not read further if you are sensitive to spoilers. There are heavy spoilers ahead and explanations. You are warned.
As mentioned earlier, there is a lesbian marriage in this novel between two Zandalari female trolls. Queen Talanji gave her blessing approving the marriage, and attended the ceremony.
When you create a new character, you now have new animations when you browse through the different classes. Check out the Alliance and the Horde videos. Click the title to launch the YouTube page for fullscreen and 1080HD options.
Alongside my coverage of the Shadowlands event server, I was able to take part in a group interview with Ion Hazzikostas about the expansion and WoW in general. The interview went, round robin style, from one person to the next until we ran out of time. I ended up being able to ask three questions. While there was some very juicy information revealed from others’ questions, I don’t want to steal anyone’s thunder. I’ll let those parties share those answers on their own time.
Here are the transcripts for the three questions I asked Ion and his answers.