I understand that the release date discussed is the official retail release date. Do we know about when it'll be available to play again for all people who bought 1.0? (ie. open beta kind of period) This is the important date for people who just want to get back to playing and aren't interested in fresh servers, right? (though I do want to join a fresh server, I'm just curious) Or will people only be able to continue playing with their old characters after official release?
Unless you get into beta testing, you won't be playing again until release.
Character data during testing is not being stored. The cap for alpha is 20 and probably won't expand much further than that for beta. There is a fair bit of work involved in restoring character data to servers and since there may be bugs which may or may not affect that data, it's not likely that you'll be able to play your old character for testing phase.
Feedback for alpha testing is closed and the client and forums close in a week so we should have a better idea soon.
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Its personal preference and all, but yes we need to educate WoW players that this is OUR game, these are Characters and not Toons. Time to beat that into them one at a time.