For those of you who are lucky (or not so lucky) to have received a beta invitation to the new World of Warcraft expansion Mists of Pandaria, this post will not really come as a surprise. There is no NDA for the expansion, so I figure we’re free to talk about all we want. Besides, with so many people in the beta, is it even possible to enforce an NDA?
Let me get to the nitty-gritty. For anyone who has played the game, there is a quest for Pandarans where you must click on a scroll which then burns into nothingness. There’s nothing wrong with this quest, really, it’s a very simple quest. However, when you have so many players trying to do the same thing, we have an issue. Imagine a group of say twenty people trying to click on one scroll which disappears after clicked. I’m sure you can imagine the outcome. You end up standing there for approximately forever trying to click the scroll. This inevitably becomes a tiresome task.
I understand the circumstances. Normally you would never have this many people trying to click the scroll. However, this is going to happen because everyone is trying out the beta at the same time and beginning at the same time. This is inevitable. You’d think that after 4 expansions, Blizzard would have realized this problem and come up with a solution to the problem.
As you can guess, if you do not complete this quest, you cannot continue in your quest-line. While this might be a problem which can be overcome by just discovering things around you, at this point, you’re still level 1 or 2. There aren’t too many areas to discover at this point.
So at this point, I’m just wondering how Blizzard is going to fix this problem. I really hope they nip this one in the bud. Because honestly, the game is losing my interest. I’m yawning here. I’m much more interested in just playing Diablo 3 at this point. World of What?