Monthly Archives: March 2016

Legion Spoilers and Alpha Testing

I am so super excited for Legion I can hardly contain myself. I’m anxious to see my class hall, experience the artifact quest lines, explore the Broken Isles…all of it! I purchased the digital BlizzCon package and spent a couple of days back in November nerding out and getting excited over all the possibilities.

That said, I have decided to decline participation in the alpha/beta testing phase. The biggest reason is that my play time is limited right now (and will be for the foreseeable future) and I want to spend it playing the live game. I don’t have the time to help properly test a beta version of the game.

My second greatest motivation is to avoid burnout. I don’t want to play the Legion alpha and/or beta and then feel like all that content is old hat when it is finally released live. No matter how you slice it, testing content in the beta phase is still playing it, and I’d like to have that content feel fresh and amazing when it comes out.

I beta tested Cataclysm, way back eons ago. It was a lot of fun! But I remember also that I was sort of meh about the Cataclysm stuff when it finally released. I’d already seen a good chunk of the content and it just wasn’t shiny and new anymore. I’d like to avoid that with Legion.

I am also trying to avoid spoilers. I’m not going out of my way to avoid everything Legion related, but I’m trying to tiptoe around any major lore/story spoilers as best I can. I’m not concerned about little things, but I don’t want to know the big stuff. I still have zero idea who the big bad is in Legion (I’m assuming Sargeras, but I have no clue), I don’t know who any of the major players of this expansion are (the cinematic leads me to believe that Sylvanas and Varian will be involved) and I don’t really know what the plot is aside from demons invading. I’m happy with my ignorance for now. Things will be that much more interesting if I haven’t discussed them to death months before Legion hits.

I am eagerly awaiting the next expansion, but even so I’m trying to focus on Warlords. It bugs me how an expansion announcement almost automatically renders the current game obsolete and boring. People start discussing the new content and dismiss the old. There’s still a lot left to do in Warlords, at least if you’re as casual as I am. I still have pets to collect, achievements to work on, a moose mount to get….there’s still stuff left for me in Warlords. Not enough to keep me busy for 5 or 6 months, but still a lot.

I’m enjoying farming up rare mounts. I got one of the drakes off of Malygos, and the drake off of Deathwing a few weeks back. The real prize is Invincible’s Reins, but I doubt I’ll see that any time soon 😉

I hope y’all are enjoying the end of the expansion lull, whatever that means to you. Whether you’re still playing or taking a break or only just now beginning your journey to Draenor, have fun and keep your fingers crossed for an amazing Legion expansion.