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!)