You hear it all the time. Never count the beta as done until the beta is done. Never assume things are what you think they're going to be until we're told they're in the final stages. And even then, things can change
. It's actually one of the things I like most about World of Warcraft
's beta tests, the idea that you get to experience and test and report on things, and see those reports take life and actually have an impact on the game's design.
Yes, I know I used a warrior specific example. But other classes have seen design changes like this over the years, and it's interesting to see whenever it happens. Whole zones have been redesigned suddenly from time to time, like when Jade Forest got taken down
and completely redesigned during the Mists of Pandaria
beta. It just goes to show that you can never be sure the beta is actually what you'll get in the live game.
So now for those of you who've played in betas from the Burning Crusade
to now, I ask you, what's been the biggest surprise change you can remember?
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