A couple of months ago, Yotaan wrote an article about whether or not he was going to participate in the WoD beta. Originally I had agreed with all the points he made, and was not going to try the beta.
Then the beta was actually released. And I’m having second thoughts.
On one hand, I want to avoid spoilers for story from WoD as much as possible. I have this bad habit of reading the ends of books before I get to them just to read all the twists, and I don’t want to know the plot twists of WoD. I try not to look at the new lore, new characters, or new zones too much as well, because I want the experience to be brand new when the game launches.
If I were to join the beta, it would be like me flipping to the back of the book but not reading the plot twists, just the other narrative stuff. It would be very very hard not to spoil parts of the story for myself.
However, on the other hand I have been eagerly reading up on all the quality of life and mechanic changes. Things such as the change to banks, reagent stacking, and especially character models interest me incredibly.
So lets say for a second that I’ve gotten into the beta. My plan would be to test out the new models, and check out how said models have been implemented around Azeroth (not Draenor). I would test the class changes and provide feedback. I would write about the changes I experience in this blog. But the one thing I wouldn’t do, is actually go to Draenor. Is that a good use of beta privileges? Would that be a waste of testing? And most importantly, would I be spoiling WoD for myself?
This is my current conundrum, and so I turn to you, the readers. What should I do? Opt into beta and play it, or let someone else use that pass?
Addendum: As you can see, we are back! We should be updating the blog regularly now, so about 1-2 posts a week. Also, you may notice some slight changes in the appearance of the blog. What do you all think?