Registrations for the public alpha test opened in April, around the same time that Blizzard announced they were running. Now chosen players can experience the level 90 area of Frostfire Ridge for themselves.
You can find the alpha "For this early phase of alpha testing," it reads, "we’re focusing on the Horde experience in Frostfire Ridge, a harsh land of ceaseless winter and volcanic peaks. You’ll need to create a new character (only Horde is available, at least for now); we’ll give it some gear and level it to 90, and then you’ll be on your way!".
Alongside all new character models, refined animations and improved textures, Warlords of Draenor will add new player housing in the form of.
You can check out the available pre-order options on the World of Warcraft base game and Mists of Pandaria expansion.. It's not cheap. Even the standard edition will set you back £34.99/44 Euros, and also requires the