Hmm, that seems to me as saying there WILL be some soon, but not just yet.Originally Posted by Wanky
No, the turtles reference is from IRC. Instead of saying beta and causing loads of highlights, it became gamma. And instead of being gamma, we changed it again to turtles.Originally Posted by Ramuh
Also, guys, take this into account.
It's likely that even without a beta key, before they actually make the beta available, they'd test it on the PTR site to make sure sites and links referring to it are correct and make sure it all works in a live environment. Hence, you wouldn't need a beta key to see this page, but you would to actually see the official beta version.
It's difficult to explain what i want to say, but just don't assume, at this moment in time, that to see the copy page, even if the realm itself is down, that you'd need a beta key. When beta does go out, then you can assume you'll need a beta-activated account to access it.
I also think this was intentional. I mean, with what i said above about testing it in a live environment, they could quite easily do that on a private network, but instead, there's this seemingly innocent leak, and just days after they posted all those different "reviews" with links to current Cataclysm announcements. Slorkuz, an EU forum CM has been pretty active on the forums today, mostly with links to fanart and other "nonsense". Usually, you don't see him outside the PvP forum or posting to explain why a topic has been locked. I do recall him being up late at night posting the same night WotLK beta went out, along with Zarhym covering the US. He's not posted for a few hours.
My thoughts; Something IS going on, they're trying to keep the hype going by making these little "mess ups", but it's not quite time. Just be ready, because it's most certainly not far away. Not everything will be done 100% on the beta, but i'd expect a good framework with just fine tuning and balancing to be done. It seems like the devs are likely having daily meetings to get the final things polished off, especially since they've been so quiet, with only Nethaera posting much, and only very rarely (in comparison to normal at least).
My next guess is that there'll be some sort of leak on the beta site (be that bnet images, or a change in the beta.worldofwarcaft/beta.wow-europe domains). Just... don't get too excited, but at the same time, be prepared.