Making the World of Warcraft more trivial, one post at a time…

photoThis morning’s e-mail brought with it a small dilemma. In my in-box was a (genuine) invite to the Cataclysm beta. That, I was not expecting.

People who have been reading since the waning days of the Burning Crusade expansion will know that I was very, very anti joining the WotLK beta. I didn’t want to spoil the Northrend experience for myself for release day. I used the “Hell No, We Won’t Go” slogan a few times here and on Twisted Nether to make that point.

This time around? I’m going to accept. When I get home tonight, I’ll be downloading the client and getting all patched up and ready. But I’m going to be concentrating on things that won’t be my first priority come the retail launch of the expansion – the goblins, and the revised 1 to 60 levelling experience. And in trying to actually find problems and report bugs. 🙂

I’ll clearly mark any posts which are derived from the Beta here, so those who want to remain spoiler-free can dodge them.

  • Grats man! Enjoy the experience!

  • Jealous ….

    …. have fun and please report on any new companion pets 🙂

  • Find bugs. Find many many bugs, and reports them in excruciatings detail. With pictures, and charts. Delay, delay, delay!

    I ain’t done with Rash of the Itch King yet.

  • Congratulations!

    Focusing on the alternative stuff is what I’d do too. I think that’s a very good call. I was in the Wrath beta but I didn’t really play much and I know I could have been a much better beta tester.

  • Yay! I’m looking forward to getting your perspective on the leveling as well. Oh and new pets! I want Leafy movies!

  • I didn’t think Blizz was sending emails, thought you HAD to check your page to even know.

    Be careful about links in the email….

  • Gratz! I was in WoTLK beta and it was very fun seeing things early. It was great playing the DK class ahead of time. I hope you have a great time checking out what is in store for us!