Friends and families got to test the same version of the game as the AP users got to test, except that Friends and Families got access a bit earlier. It was the same version of the game, so it wasn't a different internal test, it wasn't a different test even. It was the same beta test but they just got the privilege to test it early because they know someone that works at Blizzard.
Kinds funny that you highlighted "off-the-shelf software" like it was an key word here, it really wasn't.
Besides, that site does not have the authority to decide what words mean. For example, that site says that Alpha testing is only done at the developers' site, but the F&F Alpha testers does not need to go to a blizzard headquarters.
That site is mainly for companies that hire beta and alpha testers to developers, when the alpha tests are super secret and you need to be at the developers' HQ to test it.
The more you know...
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"For a beta? No, we likely won't give a ton of notice for beta starting. That's fine though, we don't need to."
2. The leak which was right on WoD, also mentioned Dark Below. So not all info must be correct for some to be.
Not saying I believe the leak, just that those 2 lines don't exclude it.
Soooooo they have millions of plans for the next blizzcon but they are thinking about cancelling it ? makes perfect sense /s
Seems financially irresponsible to hold a Blizzcon in 2014.
Sounds very legit, no info on beta though sadly I guess if it comes out 24th june, gives timeframe somewhat at least.
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Financially irresponsible? Sure, but Blizzcon is always a money-burner for the company. It's not about making something to profit off of with Blizzcon, it's about giving the fans one hell of a party while giving tons of insight into the franchises' development, lore, and future.
Assuming this is true, and Warlords releases on June 24th, why are they thinking about cancelling Blizzcon?
If they cancel BC2014, they would "have" to announce the next expansion at Blizzcon 2015, at which point Warlords would already be 17 months old- giving them only 4-5 months to announce, test, and launch the following expansion. I suppose they could do it, but... seems like a stretch to me. If Warlords comes out June 24th, it'll be almost 8 months between announcement and release, and previous expansions have been announced 11-15 months in advance.
I'm definitely looking forward to seeing if any of this is true. Not getting my hopes up tho .
You mean the first expansion for the game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft wont be Starcraft or Diablo related? Tough call, dude.