I feel like a brat writing this post because I’m an only child and I always feel like the world revolves around me.
I’ve been a WoW subscriber for about 7 years now. I’ve maybe missed a month or two over the years due to shit that was going on in my life. But I’ve faithfully played/paid for this game for a long time. I used to participate on my server forums, doing a weekly ‘work chat’ but not really hanging out on the class specific forums because it was so full of people who were just mean. Same thing with pretty much any forum on the official blizz server. But I did participate when I could.
I run on a Mac, which I’ve been doing for about 5 of my 7 years. I had to retire my MBP when Cata came out because Blizzard no longer supported PowerPC, but I went along with it. I eventually bought a $1300 dollar iMac, not only to play WoW, but you know, to do other stuff….. yea….When I write tickets, Im not an asshole, I try and bring some RP for whatever issue I’m having. I think that Im a good patron of the Blizzard.
While I spent the bulk of my past 7 years on one server, I’ve transferred my druid the instant blizzard opened paid server transfers, only to have them announce that the three month cool down was now 1 month, I went back to my old server. I finally moved 3 chars alliance side and I’ve been very happy here for about a year now. I’ve spent a LOT of money with Blizzard.
I signed up for the AP long after they announced it. It was maybe 2 weeks ago (after much bullshit AND having to put in a ticket about my account not being eligible to) but I signed up. I wasn’t the first but regardless. I still signed up.
From what I’ve read, and what I personally heard at Blizzcon, (another thing I paid for) I thought I would get in Beta a bit sooner. The whole ‘when it goes live’ thing is…..up to interpretation. However, after what I heard at Blizzcon and then read that it was Time Played + Sign Up =Beta Invite. I just feel a bit jipped. I’ve seen people who haven’t played in a year get into beta. People who haven’t played less time than me but have some blog get into beta and all they’ve done so far is basically beg for website hits with their screen shots of new content. It just makes me mad.
I’m not the kind person that would log in and be like OMG I GOT IN AND LOOK AT ALL THESE PRETTY SCREEN SHOTS AND LOOK AT ME STREAMING SHIT. I want to be in Beta to help the game that I adore, the game that has made me laugh and has helped me make so many amazing friends over the years. I met my best friend here. I met the man I’m probably going to marry here.
I am someone you want in Beta. I will spin around casting the FUCK out of shit and tell you what graphics clips. I will tell you that when my water ele is running around, his water graphic clips at a certain point. I want to do bug reports. Not just post about all the beautiful, wonderful amazing things that the designers have created. I don’t give a fucking shit about blog hits. I just want to make this game better not only for me, but for everyone who has a blog dedicated to the game but is blinded by their site hits and twitter followers to actually do something for the game.
I make no apologies to those of you who I follow on twitter who do this. Do your thang. I get why you get all hype about being in the beta. I really get it. Don’t’ take it personally. I won’t if you call me out for being ‘bitter.’
Im just saying…I’ve been a dedicated patron over the last 7 years, and I’m feeling left out.
I hope that I will get in eventually. A month before the game actually comes out, alright…that’s ok, it helps me decide what class I’m going to play in the expansion. But if that is the case, you’re going to disappoint someone who’s’ been faithful to Blizzard/WoW for the last 7 years.
I can’t help that I love you. I just wish you would keep your promises.