Monday, June 23, 2014

WoD Alpha (No spoilers here!) - Ironically, NOT meant to be

I was pretty excited the other week when I saw this tweet:


To which I replied I wasn't in the alpha and had no idea how to get into it.  Blizz_ANZ then sent me a DM asking for the email that my account was attached to and they said they would see what they could do.

When I spoke about it to my guildies they all thought it was a scam!  Who says that kind of stuff?  My account was going to be hacked!  But BlizzANZ is a verified account, so I hoped that it was legit.  Though, i felt a bit bad - I can't even level in live, what am I going to do in an ALPHA?  OMG wandering around doing stuff that doesn't count for anything?  EEK!  What a timesink!

I had actually spent very little time reading about the alpha.  I see a lot of podcasters and bloggers in the alpha and had a quick skim so I wouldn't spoil it for myself.  But it was exciting because I had seen one of the dungeons in WoD back at Blizzcon, and I wanted to see some of the new things that were going to happen to my druid.

It was on the 17 June that I got an email from Blizz!  Yay time to start downloading!


So I downloaded it and spent 5 minutes looking around but I had stuff to do, I thought I could do it on some downtime.  I had raids and PvP to do, so I thought Friday night would be a good night, once I finished with my PvP buddies and everyone had gone to bed - time to wander around!

But, it was not meant to be - on Friday there was maintenance and so I couldn't play and now I keep getting errors when I try to run it... Don't tell me I have to download the whole thing again!  Sigh :( But from what I hear, it's on to the next phase of testing which will be the Alliance side. Hopefully I will be able tocheck it out - I can tell you though that the bag organisation thing is BRILLIANT for someone like me! (You can set your bags to consumables, gear, vendor trash etc and hit a button and voila! Bags are instantly sorted and you can even auto vendor all the vendor trash!)

10 comments:

  1. I didn;t think it was a scam when I saw that but glad you had a chance to try it at least.

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    1. Hopefully can see a bit more - would like to make a USEFUL contribution!

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  2. bag organization...squeeeee!

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  3. This autosell option sounds suspiciously like something that would kill my rabbits feet ....

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    1. Would also ruin your steamy romance novel collection Sev.

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  4. *squee* Now I can be AlphaNavispammed!

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    1. I will look for you in there Hasteur :D

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  5. That's exciting! Hope you get to get back in there and find more cool stuff!

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    1. I'll be one of those people who miss the totally obvious things and find something really stupid to focus on. That is, if I see it at all.

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