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WoW Open Beta Signups Closed, Collector Edition Details
10:43 AM | Conrad Quilty-Harper | Comment on this story

After a rush by eager fans to signup to the open beta of the massive multiplayer role playing game, World of Warcraft, Blizzard Entertainment has closed signups for the beta. In just over 24 hours there have been hundreds of thousands of successful signups to the beta program. According to a news announcement at the WoW homepage, there is a possibility of more spaces becoming available before the launch date on the 23rd.

Blizzard made an announcement today to thank the mass of gamers that flocked to signup to the beta;:

The overwhelming demand for the World of Warcraft open beta test has resulted in hundreds of thousands of successful signups. We have already reached our target number of testers and therefore must regrettably close our account creation pages. We'd like to thank everyone for showing such interest in joining the World of Warcraft open beta test and would like to reiterate our appreciation of your continued patience during our website outage. Please note that we will continue to analyze server population, and should there be more space for testers prior to the game's launch on November 23, we will re-open the signup pages.
In case you haven't ordered your retail copy of WoW yet, Blizzard took the chance today to give details about the World of Warcraft Collector's Edition. This will be available alongside the standard edition on the 23rd of November. Also, to satisfy the insatiable curiosity that this game has garnered, Blizzard have announced what pets will be available in the Collector's Edition:
To answer the most popular questions that have come up, we'd like to provide the following additional information about the pets that Collector's Edition owners will be able to choose from.

The special pets included with the Collector's Edition are the Panda Bear, Zergling, and Mini-Diablo.

Players who have purchased the Collector's Edition will be able to obtain their special pet by submitting the gift voucher found in their character's inventory to a special NPC located in each starting area. Players will then be able to choose from one of the three special pets.

For updates on new spaces on the open beta or even more information about the Collector's Edition, aim your browser at the WoW link below.

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