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  1. End of Closed Beta Test - Nebu on 10/28/04 - http://www.worldofwarcraft.com
    The closed [World of Warcraft] beta test is coming to an end. This Friday, October 29, at 3:00 PM PDT, the closed beta servers will go offline as we prepare to run another stress test. All active closed-beta accounts will remain active, and closed-beta testers will be receiving an email with instructions on what to do to continue playing in the stress test.

    We will post more information about the stress test in the days ahead, so please stay tuned to WorldofWarcraft.com.

    We also want to take this opportunity to thank the closed beta testers for their months of dedicated testing and hard work. Thanks to all of your suggestions and bug reports, World of Warcraft is closer than ever to being ready for launch!

    My beautiful happiness, don't take it away from me, noo :(

    On a side note, I learned today that qwerty keyboards were designed to slow typers down to prevent the keys from jamming on typewriters. That's neat.

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    2. Job


      Snarboo said:

      Not if you type well over a hundred words a minute anyway. :p The speed gain would probably be negligable, unless you were in a typing competition. Besides, how often does a person need to type so fast?


    3. Snarboo


      Job said:


      I guess if you're trying to spam a chat room speed counts, but how many honest applications does fast typing have? Although the more you think about it, a few seconds saved typing would probably help if your job was typing out reports or anything else all day. However, so many people are comfortable with the QWERTY setup that it would be very difficult for Dvorak to take hold overnight. You would have to learn a whole new setup, and that takes time. Not to mention all those keyboards that would have to be replaced in an office-type setting.

      You could probably teach a new generation in typing classes, but the teacher would have to be familiar with the new setup enough so they could teach it. Again, new keyboards would have to be bought and old ones replaced, and most schools don't have that kind of money, let alone for new computers even in some extreme cases.

    4. Bloodshedder


      Randy Heit uses Dvorak.

      Anyways, I'll probably participate in the WoW open beta, if it ever happens.