Blizzard has just sent out another wave of beta invites, and this time it seems to be more of a tsunami than a mere splattering. Many more players seem to have received an invite than previous times.
This could merely be because the beta test is coming closer to the end, and Blizzard are giving more players a chance to glimpse the future expansion before the release, or is it for another reason? The expansion, Wrath of the Lich King, isn't expected to be released until November or later, so surely the beta has a couple of months left to run. Could the huge amount of invites be to keep WoW players busy for the launch of one of WoW's most anticipated rival's launches?
Warhammer Online will be released next week on the 18th September, but many WoW players, who until now may have been bored of waiting until the expansion, will now have access to the beta. Good thinking by Blizzard, or merely a coincidence?