Since I came out so lukewarm on the moonkin changes in my previous post, I wanted to write about something about which I have no complaints: the questing redesign.
To be fair, I had no serious qualms about questing before. In fact, I’ve always kind of preferred questing to dungeon running. I’m an efficient quester, I enjoy getting into the groove and soloing, and I especially love the exploration, discovery, and the stories in the game.
I think the fact that I like questing only made the redesign that much more awesome to me. It’s like having a reservation in your favorite hotel and then getting unexpectedly upgraded to a suite to boot.
***Spoiler alert! I try not to give away too much, but if you’re shielding yourself from all Cataclysm quests and story information, this is NOT the post for you!*** Continue reading
Numbers and I don’t get along (some of you already know this embarrassingly well). I created TLBC to take the very math-driven things I read elsewhere, learn how to apply them, and then chew up that information and spit it out in easy-to-swallow chunks (ewww, I know, sorry).
Unfortunately, there’s not a lot of that I can do when it comes to beta.
***Spoiler alert: While there are no story spoilers within, there are screenshots from and obviously lots of talk about the Cataclysm Beta. Proceed at your own risk!***
Well, ladies, gentlemen, and chickens: I have a promise to keep.
If you read my last post, you know that I promised to do three of the tasks suggested as beta initiations if I ever happened to actually make it. The lure was too great for a reader named Lucas. I don’t know who he is or what connections he has, but determined to help me get in the beta (or maybe more determined to see me squirm under the weight of my oath), he sent me an email with the promise of a beta invitation.
Within one week of that e-mail, I received my invite. I’ve now been playing in the beta for three days. His last message to me before the invite said “Get your fishing gear ready…”
I could practically hear the evil laugh.