World of Warcraft Shadowlands Beta Opt-In
In addition to the first Shadowlands build shipping yesterday, the support article for Shadowlands Beta has been updated. Now is a good time to opt into Shadowlands Beta, which you can do directly on the Shadowlands Home Page.

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
To put your name into the pool of candidates interested in beta testing for Shadowlands, sign up on the Shadowlands home page using the Beta Opt-In link at the top of the page.

Signing up for beta does not guarantee you will be chosen to participate, but players who have not signed up to indicate interest cannot be chosen. Customer Support is not able to provide access to beta.
This article was originally published in forum thread: World of Warcraft Shadowlands Beta Opt-In started by Lumy View original post
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  1. Socialhealer's Avatar
    why would i play beta to play unfinished, grindy content, with half broken specs oh and don't forget u won't be flying at all. Then do it again when it goes live, WoW shadowlands will be finished around 9.1 the last 2 xpacs are proof of this.
  1. ONCHEhap's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Socialhealer View Post
    why would i play beta to play unfinished, grindy content, with half broken specs oh and don't forget u won't be flying at all. Then do it again when it goes live, WoW shadowlands will be finished around 9.1 the last 2 xpacs are proof of this.
    The beta is there to help test the content,not to play the game proper
    Not that most people realise that to begin with
  1. xeltes's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ONCHEhap View Post
    The beta is there to help test the content,not to play the game proper
    Not that most people realise that to begin with
    That's very true, I play it to try to help find stuff out, even if it doesn't nothing makes me feel like I at least tried to help. Also is a good way to get the scoop on the new cool hunter pets
  1. Soisoisoi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Socialhealer View Post
    why would i play beta to play unfinished, grindy content, with half broken specs oh and don't forget u won't be flying at all. Then do it again when it goes live, WoW shadowlands will be finished around 9.1 the last 2 xpacs are proof of this.
    The worst part is idiots like you actually get beta and you don't even understand the point of it.
  1. Biomega's Avatar
    Don't need to opt-in to the Beta, I'll just buy the game and then when it releases I get to play Beta anyway! ¬_¬
  1. jlrm365's Avatar
    Thanks. Opted in.
  1. Kyphael's Avatar
    Go ahead guys, opt in and let the rest of us know how it is!
  1. McNeil's Avatar
    So its beta time again, that one time players gets to test out and report stuff they don't think is fun and needs to be improved...

    ... and Blizzard releases broken stuff anyway.

    At least streamers will have extra content which seems to be the more important thing.
  1. Kemsa's Avatar
    Finally this makes alpha/beta really promising.
  1. Redroniksre's Avatar
    Here's hoping that i get in so i can start reporting more stuff. A few things i reported during BFA got fixed so it is at least hopeful.
  1. Varitok's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kemsa View Post
    Finally this makes alpha/beta really promising.
    Why though? They do this every time
  1. Ronnosh's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ONCHEhap View Post
    The beta is there to help test the content,not to play the game proper
    Not that most people realise that to begin with
    Except that, as evidenced by Legion and BFA, much of the playtester feedback went largely ignored out of hubris until the players were proven right and the devs had to shoehorn fixes into the first big content patches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McNeil View Post
    So its beta time again, that one time players gets to test out and report stuff they don't think is fun and needs to be improved...

    ... and Blizzard releases broken stuff anyway.
    This. All of this. Why opt into a beta where feedback falls on deaf ears and the live product ends up being a forced beta upon the rest of the population?
  1. Kyanion's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ronnosh View Post
    This. All of this. Why opt into a beta where feedback falls on deaf ears and the live product ends up being a forced beta upon the rest of the population?
    I guess the faint hope that some feedback is listened to? I mean if you feel they will do nothing at all, don't opt in then.
  1. Nathiest's Avatar
    So is this screwing over those who have gotten into alpha and closed beta from the past three expansions?!
  1. Kemsa's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Varitok View Post
    Why though? They do this every time
    Because they are "forcing" you to opt in if you want to play the beta. Before it was an automatic invite via "custom support of account, beta profile"
    Wich also answer Ronnosh

    @Ronnosh

    1/3 of the people that got into Beta was testing hard and sending pms/dms to blizzard. Like the Hammer squad, method, etc.
    The other 1/3 was people that didnt care for the testing, and even accounts that havent play the game since TBC!!! or subbed for a long time.
    and the last 1/3 were people watching someone climb a mountain and trying to. Looking the ambience and enviroment and questing without reading or looking if the npcs are well standing or any grammar problem. The typical just run trough everything and go endgame done never logging in the beta for months.

    I will not defend blizzard..... but the people that got in the early closed betas, didnt care too much, hek i got into the last itinerations for release and my testing was almost nothing.

    By letting people who want to test shit, to see if the npc its floating 1 cm above normal and put a bug report.
  1. antelope591's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ONCHEhap View Post
    The beta is there to help test the content,not to play the game proper
    Not that most people realise that to begin with
    If Blizz isn't gonna listen to feedback it might as well be a demo.
  1. Babadoo's Avatar
    Lol opt in for Beta during which they test fuck all and listen to no feedback.
  1. Ringthane's Avatar
    It isn't even working now anyway. Every time I click the button it says "Opt-in unsuccessful". Typical.
  1. Nathiest's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ringthane View Post
    It isn't even working now anyway. Every time I click the button it says "Opt-in unsuccessful". Typical.
    Use a different Web Browser. Chrome failed so I used Opera Browser instead.
  1. Edlarel's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nathiest View Post
    So is this screwing over those who have gotten into alpha and closed beta from the past three expansions?!
    Why would you think that? Because they created an easy-access button? That literally means nothing in relation to whom they're inviting first/how often.

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