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Wednesday, March 17, 2004

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World of Warcraft Beta Site Prepped
8:13 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

Blizzard has launched the community site for World of Warcraft in preparations for the beta of this upcoming massively multiplayer online (MMO) title. The site will contain news about the beta, as well as pertinent game information, online forums and support.

Their plan to distribute the massive files in the beta is to use the new BitTorrent-based "Blizzard Downloader" system to ensure no one server gets overloaded. After the initial download rush subsides, they will also then put up download links for those testers who are unable to use BitTorrent:

To ensure that your system works with the Blizzard Downloader, please try downloading the World of Warcraft Cinematics: Sneak Peak or the Gryphon Ride Movie. If you encounter any problems, please check the BitTorrent FAQ or contact for help.

A fraction of our testers, who are behind firewalls, will not have access to the BitTorrent download method. If you fall into this category, an alternative download method will be made available to you within a few days of the initial Blizzard Downloader release.

Head over now to check out the beta site and stay tuned for announcements as the testing begins, which the company says is "just around the corner."

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