Monday, June 7, 2010

Guild Contest, or "Beta Cataclysm with 9 Guildies"

June 7th - July 12th
If you think your guild would supply the perfect candidates for testing the limits of Cataclysm's content and systems, tell us why!

All you have to do is send an email to containing a short essay between 50 and 250 words explaining why we should bring you and nine of your guild mates on-board.
Official information page.

Only guild leaders may apply for your guild.

Some people in my guild are excited about the idea and there's a general call in IVV for helping with the entry for the guild leader to submit. I offered to help people with theirs, since I'm supposed to be a professional writer (I'm more of a serious writer in limbo, tbh).

But I don't actually want to participate if we get in.

A while back, (aka WoW Insider) called for guest writers to talk about why they wanted or didn't want to be in the Cataclysm Beta. I wanted to submit an entry but it would have required installing something and I'm way too lazy for that.

Truth is, I don't want to be in the Beta. The reason is simple and practical: it seems futile, frustrating, and exhausting to level a character to 85 only to lose your progress and have to do it all over again.

When I experience Cataclysm, I want to be fresh and prepped to lead 3 characters rapidly to 85 before the holidays (and their cute mounts!) pounce upon us. Particularly Valentines. *drool @ pink*

I think if I experienced Beta, I'd be burned out before the expansion went live. I'm saving up steam for the push -- and I see no benefit in letting my steam out early.



  1. I have the same reasons not wanting to join the Beta. And, I want to play Cataclysm when they have solved everything. I don't won't to find all the bugs, I want it to be perfect. :)

    Plus, I'm not done with the Loremaster title yet, that comes first. (Three "countries" left!)

  2. I want to get into the Beta... not so I can level to 85, but so I can level to 20! Oh, that's right... Gobo Shaman? SHABAM! Worgen Mage? YOWZA! I want to see the new zones and the new mounts and try out the new racials. Oh, and I also want to have my future Goblin Shaman & Hunter's appearances pretty well decided on before the expansion hits.


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