As crazy as this may sound, no, the Friends & Family Beta has not started yet.
Are you sure of that or is it just a guess, becouse the deleted topic from Blizzard beta page that was posted from Baalrok sure looked like the Beta F&F has started.
Well, given this piece of information then we know that this is Blizzard testing the downloader before it opens the beta. There's not many phases that I could imagine after this one before the beta (F&F) goes out, maybe they will still test the addition of some patches to test the loader updates and that's it.
You'd think they would use the RMAH mentality of "they're going to do it anyway, might as well give it to them officially" for this type of stuff, especially Runestone effects and affixes. But alas!, they were too slow with official announcements and too loose in containing leaks. Thus, uber fail.
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The final test of the Serpent's Form takes place in "The Pit of 12 Vipers." The initiates are not told about the 13th.
That's awful sweet of you to post my little leak. I wouldn't go so far as to call it a "storyline leak," being as it's kind of my personal extrapolation to an extent, but I guess it's not *too* much of a leap of faith, and it's nice all the same. One thing's for sure, it's going to be an interesting ride.