All these news about the next expansion got me thinking. On the one hand I'm curious about all the new talents, spells etc. Obviously. But there's also a part of me that's wary of learning too much too early.
You see, when TBC came out I had barely been playing for three months and had only just started consulting sources outside of WoW itself for information about the game. I knew little about the expansion beside of what it said on the box.
Now, in some ways that probably wasn't a good thing. When I think back to just how much time I wasted in my early sixties, having my hearthstone set in Stormwind and travelling back to the Dark Portal every time because I didn't know about the existence of Shattrath and its portals... or all the primals I sold cheaply as I found them, because I didn't know what they were good for!
On the other hand I loved being a noob again, truly exploring new zones and quests without knowing what lay ahead. It's a rare feeling that you only really get to experience once.
And yet here we are with the WOTLK beta barely out and already people are posting screenshots of every little thing, talking in detail about new quests and exactly which rewards they give etc... I don't really want to know that much!
I know some of my friends are excited about getting beta keys, but I'd rather wait for the finished product in all its shininess, to explore it properly with my mains.
And yet the curiosity nags... what about you?