WoW Cataclysm

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  1. Shakermaker

    Shakermaker Party Escort Bot

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    Anyone in? Got my invite today. What a hassle to install the whole game and apply some sort of patch. At this rate I'll prolly be playing around tomorrow night. But oh well. Really looking forward to rolling a Goblin. Gonna make mine a warrior. A buddy of mine will go Shaman. Should work well.
     
  2. 63

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    Got a few spare, GET AT ME.

    edit: all gone!
     
  3. morgs

    morgs The Freeman

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    I signed up, but I've since cancelled my account so I'm not sure if I still qualify.
     
  4. Bad^Hat

    Bad^Hat The Freeman

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    I think my guild got in but I'd rather remain a Cataclysm virgin. I played the BC beta for a while and now I can't ****in stand Outland.
     
  5. OmegaX

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    Stopped playing this game years ago. I am looking forward to Blizzard's new MMO though.
     
  6. BabyHeadCrab

    BabyHeadCrab The Freeman

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    Didn't get it but would rather like a key. Oh wells, I got lucky as hell with Starcraft and LK, I guess it's my turn to wait in the everlasting queue. Do tell me how it is or PM me a key if you're feeling extra generous, though.
     
  7. Shakermaker

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    I haven't played the TBC beta and I can't stand Outland either. As an expansion WotLK is so much better.

    Plus I am looking forward to seeing the new Azeroth.
     
  8. BabyHeadCrab

    BabyHeadCrab The Freeman

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    Northrend is cooler than Outland, maybe, but in terms of end game balance they really screwed the damn pooch on Lich King. Not having to use any crowd control and making AOE so godly pretty much ruined the game for anything but the most hardcore. Compared to old heroics like Shadow Labs shit just felt really Fisher Price.
     
  9. Shakermaker

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    Just played through the first 12 levels of the Goblin zone. Man, so much fun. Especially the starting quests are awesome. GTA Azeroth. The whole experience is a bit like the Death Knight starting area, only a lot longer. Lots of phasing, but a tad more subtle than in WotLK. Loving it so far. Can't really judge about the worgen, because I hardly played them yet.

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  10. Mogi67

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    I tried playing WoW again recently. One of my friends recruited me and so we got 300% experience gain when grouped together, it was pretty great. We got up to level 20 like 5 hours just questing. Anyways, after two days of playing I log in to see that my account has been permanently banned. Apparently my account security was compromised? Seems like a widespread problem. I was never even able to get a hold of blizzard, I called customer service and was on hold for two hours, I never received any emails back. I've been playing MMO's for over 10 years, and this is the first time my account has been hacked. WTF
     
  11. staticprimer

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    With my luck if I get an invite it will be like LK, during the stress test so I'll barely be able to play.
     
  12. Shakermaker

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    My Goblin warrior

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    And a premade Tauren drood

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    Those premades are awesome btw. They come with 5000 gold, full enchanting and jewelcrafting and loads of other goodies. Gonna make myself another Hunter, see how the new gameplay mechanic works.
     
  13. BabyHeadCrab

    BabyHeadCrab The Freeman

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    Color me jealous, the new starting zones look gorgeous and awesome.
     
  14. Shakermaker

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    The first 6 levels with the goblins are the most fun you'll have in WoW ever. There are some fighting quests, but basically it is doing cool stuff. Livening up a party, running over looters, robbing a competitor. You even get to play in a weird game of American football. It is awesome.

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  15. Bad^Hat

    Bad^Hat The Freeman

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    Oh god, is that a gobbo mount?

    Want. So bad.
     
  16. Eejit

    Eejit The Freeman

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    Holy shit they finally did it.

    They made a race worse than gnomes.
     
  17. Bad^Hat

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    But still marginally better than night elves. ;)
     
  18. Shakermaker

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    Fixed. Take your racism towards the vertically challenged peoples of Azeroth elsewhere. ;)


    And Bad^Hat, it is only the mount you get during the first 6 or 7 levels. It is awesome though. It even has a stereo. :smoking:
     
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    Hey how are the new layouts of the capital cities? I'm really hoping for some optimisation since they were all ridiculously complicated mazes.
     
  20. Absinthe

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    Orgrimmar looks like it's been significantly redesigned for the better. I haven't gotten a beta invite yet but there's new stuff coming out on MMO Champion pretty regularly now.

    http://www.mmo-champion.com/content/

    Videos of Org and Stormwind on thar.
     
  21. PvtRyan

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    How about some goddamn updated character models?
     
  22. Shakermaker

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    Yeah, it seems weird to update the old Azeroth and not include those.

    Orgrimmar became bigger somehow. Maybe it is because it has a back door now, but it seems huger. I also quite like the new Stormwind Keep.
     
  23. Bad^Hat

    Bad^Hat The Freeman

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    Metzen or someone was quoted as saying they plan to overhaul the character models, but it wouldn't be in at launch with Cataclysm. It'll be a future content patch, and probably optional in case people (read: idiots) want to hang onto the old ones.

    Problem I have with that is I'd never know how my character looked to other people. :|
     
  24. Warped

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    I'm gunna go for a pre-order this year for the Collectors Edition. for a game I'll be playing for a long time it will be worth it
     
  25. Eejit

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    It's not the size, dwarves are ok. It's the horribly-proportioned models and the gimmecky nature of their very existence.
     
  26. Absinthe

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    Goblins should have been in since Vanilla, brah.
     
  27. Warped

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    I just love the goblin laugh...too bad I can't find it
     
  28. Shakermaker

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    The emotes don't have sound yet. No music either in the Goblin starting zone.
     
  29. Bad^Hat

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    Anybody have an idea of when the next wave of invites might go out? I heard they were gonna do it every week, but I don't know how accurate that rumor is. If not, can someone hook me up?
     
  31. Shakermaker

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    Client got updated last week, so maybe that means more invites.

    Also, the contents of the Special Edition:

    • Art of the Cataclysm art book, featuring 176 pages of never-before-seen images from the archives of the Blizzard Entertainment cinematics department and the World of Warcraft development team, as well as progressive visuals from multiple stages of development.
    • Exclusive in-game pet: he may not be a breaker of worlds just yet, but Lil' Deathwing will still proudly accompany heroes on their struggle to save Azeroth from his much, much larger counterpart.
    • Behind-the-scenes DVD with over an hour of developer interviews and commentaries, as well as a special Warcraft retrospective examining the rich gaming history of the Warcraft universe.
    • Soundtrack featuring 10 epic new tracks from Cataclysm, including exclusive bonus tracks.
    • Special-edition mouse pad depicting Deathwing menacing the ravaged continents of Azeroth.
    • World of Warcraft Trading Card Game cards, including a 60-card starter deck from the Wrathgate series, two extended-art cards, and two Collector's Edition-exclusive hero cards, marking the first appearance of goblin and worgen heroes in the TCG.
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    Boring ...
     
  32. morgs

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    I dunno...I'm tempted to get it.
     
  33. arch5

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    I am ****ing hyped for Cataclysm. Saving up all my gold to make a Troll Mage when it's released
    I would heavily appreciate if somebody could give me a Cataclysm beta key. I've been waiting all summer to get in, still haven't got an invite. If somebody does have a key left, I'll gift you a Steam game in exchange for it.

    Also,
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-bVd9t2XA0
     
  34. Warped

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    pants were just shat! I love how WoW's music keeps getting better and better!
     
  35. morgs

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    I reckon the menu music has become worse and worse since the original. The new one is alright though.

    edit: it's actually friggin' awesome.
     
  36. arch5

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    Well, I nostalgia'd out the ass at the part where it plays the original vanilla WoW theme with a little Cataclysm remix.

    When cataclysm launches, the old world will become a phenomenon to newbies.
     
  37. Warped

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    So yeah I just Pre-ordered the Collectors Edition. I doubt there will be many at stores anyway but does anyone know if the stores will have them??
     
  38. morgs

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    I might pre-order it too. but Dammit I'm running out of money. Not sure about retail stores, I'd get mine online.
     
  39. Warped

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    mine came to $99 with tax and overnight shipping on gamestop.com

    if there is a better deal out there I will cancel my order
     
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