Thus sayeth Blizz, patch is Dec 5. Well, it's a week later than I predicted initially, but close enough in my mind. They said it'd be out before christmas, and they want people to get used to the new way things work in plenty of time for them to throw all the new material into the mix.
Well if the PTR and Beta are any indicator, Dec 5 will be frought with bugs and servers going up and down. I really hope they prove me wrong.
I haven't been playing much Beta for the last few weeks. I got to 66 over Thanksgiving, but have been rather swamped by work and things. But I did get the chance to see the outside of Tempest Keep, and believe me it was amazing. But you have to have a flying mount to get inside. There's a flight point to the meeting stone, which is on the mainland, but the the instances themselves are off the end of the world hanging in space. But they were cool to me because I got to see how the Exodar must have looked before it crashed into the ground. I look forward to going inside and meeting Prince Kael'thas.
There was a time I was endlessly mocked for RPing a female Night Elf hunter, particularly by members of the Horde. Now the joke's on them. I'm sorry, but I have a lot more fun levelling in the new Blood Elf zones than the Draenei zones. I mean, hell, I got some blues from the Blood Elf LVL 20 quests, the Draenei LVL 20 quests gave me kinda crap greens. To those that do nothing but mock elves, the jokes on you now. *laugh* IM IN UR ORGRIMMAR, ELFIN UP UR HORDE.
I still have many questions unanswered about expansion content. I have many places I've yet to explore. Perhaps I will save that for live. Depends on how things go over the next few weeks. Save some things to look forward to.
Regardless, patch is coming in less than a week. Bring it on, Blizz. I can't wait to laugh at all the bugs I reported that you never fixed. I can't wait to train my AQ20 and cinnamon roll books that I never got on my mage. I can't wait to do what I've done on beta... on my real characters on the live servers.
All I hear these days are people yelling and screaming "OMG I'M GETTING NURFED!", "PVP IS RUINED!", "MY CLASS IS RUINED!", "BLIZZ HATES US!", "I KNOW HOW BC WILL BE AND IT WILL SUCK!" and on and on. I think the people saying that are just full of shit and don't know what their talking about. BC will be a lot of fun. It will revitalize the game for at least a year or so, for most of the players. But I think people need to learn to relax, and learn to just sit back and enjoy the game when it comes.
That is all.
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