Friday, September 12, 2008

[WotLK Beta] Tawyn & Tux's Excellent Adventure

So it took some sleuthing, geekery and hackery, but the WotLK beta runs as smooth as butter under Linux with Wine.

Took me a good five or ten minutes to figure out how to use mounts.

Took me another five or ten minutes to distribute talent points (55 points in Beast Mastery is okay, right?)

Ten minutes of running around Shatt trying stuff out and using The Beast Within (Sade, was that you in front of Aldor bank? ;o I wasn't sure so I was kind of afraid to ask. I'm shy like that.)

Ten minutes of setting up my hotkeys again, training Tux, and pewpewing a couple things in Terokkar. Steady Shot feels... off. I'm sure I will adapt to it with more time.

Then I went to Stormwind, found the harbor, stood on a boat with a group of people, all of us asking "is this the boat to Northrend?"... realized the boat wasn't going anywhere and hopped on another boat...

It's huge you guys. I'm so excited. Too bad I have to go to work now >.>

Oh, what are some addons that work in Beta? Somebody in trade mentioned that X-Perl did so I will be looking into that. I hadn't realized until now how much I rely on stuff like Scrolling Combat Text and RatingsBuster.

If you are also in Beta and wish to say hello, you can find me on the Northrend realm, both Alliance and Horde; Tawyn on the former and Lunapike on the latter. ^_^


Bunnyfer said...

Glad to see I was not the only one who got on the SW boat to nowhere..Along with about 6 other 70's who were just starting Beta. Sadly I did not have a lot of time to play last night either after I got everything all patched up.

I also am on Northrend..Daxa and Bunnyfer.

Pablo said...'s a question. (this may be obvious to people, but I don't know)

Now that you're able to level, do raids like Kara give you XP? XP and badges could be pretty kick ass.

You may not get XP in raids at all...I really don't know.

Sade said...

It may have been! I didn't see you though.

I'm a little scared to hop on the boat to Northrend because I don't wanna ruin anything for myself, so I spent about two hours running around taming new stuff.

The Kurken is tameable as a core hound, omg. He's absolutely gorgeous; I'll be taming him for sure when Wrath hits store shelves.

Not wanting to overstimulate myself on my hunter, I have a 58 tauren DK on Northrend called Sadel that I actually have heading toward the Dark Portal as I type this. If I see you on Lunapike, I will be sure to say hey. :O

Avaric said...

There is a development version of xperl that works, it's 3.0.0d. Make sure you turn off LUA error reporting in your interface options too or you'll get buried in error messages. This version doesn't work 100%, it's flaky as hell in fact, but you can get it banged into shape well enough that it does the job. There is also a RatingBuster version that supposedly works, but I haven't tried it.

I'm Avaricx on Northrend. I grabbed a green core hound when they became available, but I'm mostly out and about with my Rhino.

Featherkitty said...

AWWWWWWWWW i wanna be in the beta

Rilgon Arcsinh said...

EXCELLENT! *draenei air guitaring*

Sal M said...

WoWWiki has this as a list, not sure how updated it is. also has a sub-category you can sort by, I believe. (Fluffywumpki Alliance side, home of Dethecus US)

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