Thursday, August 14, 2008

Invitation to WoW Beta Wrath of the Lich King

[caption id="attachment_308" align="alignright" width="300" caption="The upcoming expansion: Wrath of the Lich King"]The upcoming expansion: Wrath of the Lich King[/caption]

I woke up this morning to do my daily routine... Which is essentially checking for any IM or email messages on my computer overnight.  And surprisingly I saw that I had one message from Blizzard Entertainment.  At first I thought it might have been something relating to the shit experience I had trying to purchase BlizzCon tickets; however upon opening the email I saw that I had received a beta invite to tryout in their upcoming expansion.

Seeing as there have been so many scam emails floating around as of late, I decided to check the validity of this email to see if anything within the email sounded fishy.  There was nothing in the email stating they wanted my account password, and the links within the email didn't redirect me to some unknown domain either.  They actually provided a key for you to enter in your account which I don't believe the scamming emails were offering.  I decided to check one last thing, the email headers to see where this originated:
Received-SPF: pass ( best guess record for domain of designates as permitted sender)

It's definitely legit.  That IP is linked to DNS:

I haven't had a chance to try out the beta yet, as I have work this morning, but I definitely will be checking it out sometime this week.  I'll post updates about it as I'm playing it.