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9-07-2010 @ 8:12AM
I wasn't invited to the beta, but I wasn't looking to be invited. Not only would I prefer to spend my play time raiding on my main and level alts in the "real world" but I don't think I would make a great beta tester. I'm sure there are plenty of people who would do a much better job of finding and reporting bugs and broken quests than me. I would rather play the finished product and enjoy the new abilities and lore at release. The only problem for me is keeping up with the big Cataclysm news and simultaneously attempting to remain relatively unspoiled.
9-07-2010 @ 1:05PM
I also have no interest whatsoever in participating in the Cataclysm beta. I don't want to deal with buggy quests, crashing clients, incomplete maps, or untuned bosses. More importantly, I don't see the point of seeing (incomplete, broken, unrefined) content in a beta then seeing it all over again once the expansion is out.Don't get me wrong. I read the wow.com posts about new zones or races or talent trees. I also know beta-testing is important. I'm grateful so many people are able and willing to find bugs in such a ginormous software project so the experience for the rest of us will be that much smoother.I doubt, though, that most of the people here and elsewhere who talk about getting a beta key as if it were a cure for cancer or the Holy Grail or the Weighted Companion Cube are interested in debugging nearly as much as seeing content early,[*] content that they'll be paying to see again since any leveling done during beta of course is impermanent. To me, being spoiled that way that would ruin much, if not most, of the fun. Again, I just don't get it.[*] I'm sure some are members of bleeding-edge raiding guilds who want to get a head start on beating the new raid bosses, but how many such can there be?
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