Gold from the Beta Forums

I spend far too much time and energy browsing through the official WoW forums. As a rule, the forums should be avoided. They are depressing, rude, uncivil and for every one post with useful information or heartfelt opinion there are a hundred more with nothing but complaining, rudeness, trolling and endless graphical non-sequiturs. Ya, rly.

That said, there actually are nuggets of valuable information to be found. For example, check out Shattered Hands’ Torondo’s research into the Rare Elite spawns of the Burning Crusade. Rare Elites, of course, are more difficult than other mobs of their type, but they often pack some sweet loot.

The other thing the forums are good for are honest, true stories from players. Check out Zenbi’s tale of being royally jerked around by Best Buy and how she ended up losing her Burning Crusade Collector’s Edition due to their profound incompetence.

Lastly, found over on the wonderful WoW Insider, here is a chart showing the mind-blowing requirements to get into the battle of Mount Hyjal in the Caverns of Time. At a casual glance, I can see that you need to be revered with at least five different factions before you can proceed. Ouch.

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3 Comments so far

  1. Xoruka (unregistered) on January 4th, 2007 @ 6:31 am

    If it is Revered as in “Alterac Valley – All Rep Grind needs to be this fun and easy” then hells yea. Being that it is 5 factions for Revered, then it should be 5x as fun and 5x easier for every single faction. If it is suck ass like Timbermaw or “insert any other fucking rep grind here”, then fuck to the no.

  2. Mojo (unregistered) on January 4th, 2007 @ 3:00 pm

    Hopefully with all of the questing in TBC there won’t be much need for grinding at all.

  3. Chris Hanel (unregistered) on January 8th, 2007 @ 5:58 am

    I dugg the item about Best Buy and the pre-order. The guy representing Best Buy in that thread (Skura) is completely out of line, considering he’s representing the company in that place and time. I hope Blizzard looks up his info and has a chat with BB Corporate.

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