And the winner of our "Guess the Date" contest is Jorsha, who guessed August 21st. There will be goodies. Give me a couple days to assemble them. I think, with all the volume of words produced today regarding the release, MMO Champions has an exceptionally good dissection. Find their initial condensation of what's coming here.
I would think, with an announced release date, the alpha will be ending soon because beta testing has to occur. This will involve stress tests and other end of testing events. If you didn't get into the alpha, watch your email for an invite to the beta. Any invitations will come to the email you use for your WOW account.
Here we go. Time to leave the Legion behind.