Blizzard has started to tease their upcoming Cataclysm beta start date by issuing an advance warning of sorts to it’s faithful subscribers. The “blue post” below tells you everything you need to know to make sure you have an equal opportunity to make the Cataclysm cut.

Get those opt-ins ready for the World of Warcraft: Cataclysm closed beta! The sundering of Azeroth is nigh, and you don’t want to be left out in the cold of Northrend when you could be enjoying the sun-drenched beaches on the goblin isle of Kezan. To ensure you’re opted-in and eligible as a potential candidate, you’ll need a World of Warcraft license attached to your Battle.net account, have your current system specifications uploaded to the Battle.net Beta Profile Settings page, and have expressed interest through the franchise-specific check boxes.

So get your opt-ins set up, updated, and ready; we’re worgen real hard to get the beta going soon!

Bravo. You’ve got to applaud Blizzard for fitting that many in-game references into an announcement post.