Well, that’s that. Three beta weekends and two stress-tests come and gone, and now we wait for release.
To sum up quickly, I had more fun in those eleven days than the final two years (or more) that I played WoW combined.
We had a great turnout, especially considering that when I restarted this blog, it was just Rylar and myself. Now the full guild roster should be around, or over, twenty come release. And speaking of Rylar, much of this wouldn’t have been possible without her taking the lead on the race and profession posts and otherwise
suckering providing tons of information which really got the word out to folks who either didn’t know about the game at all, or were unsure of their interest level.
So, overall, I would call the whole endeavor so far a success, and my thanks to everyone who has and will continue to make Two Drink Minimum a kickass place to hang out, goof around, and slap some monsters’ shit.
Ranger: Pet AI is finally semi-decent state, although they need serious balancing/help with regards to survivability. “Just use a bear” or “swap pets” is a shitty solution, forum nitwits. Greatsword and longbow damage felt very sub-par in BWE3, and shortbow needs some serious loving. Sword/warhorn was a mainstay throughout this beta, and got tons of use.
Engineer: Uh, call me when rifle-engineer isn’t terrible. Seriously, though, I hear pistol/pistol is pretty good, and I didn’t touch the profession this weekend, so I can’t comment much. Last time I played one, they needed help badly.
Thief/Elementalist: Meh. Not for me.
Necro: Seemed pretty solid, apparently nerfed badly in BWE3.
Warrior: Has always been the most solid, complete-feeling class since the first beta weekend. Hasn’t really changed. Hell, if I could wear leather on one, I’d probably roll warrior over ranger. That fucking rifle…
Guardian: Easily the most fun I’ve had outside of ranger. Will definitely be rolling a guardian alt come release. Greatsword and mace/shield seemed like an awesome combo, I can see staff being fun (for someone else) and scepter was lolwat.
Tarnished Coast: Seemed like a decent enough place. Fucking retards in Lion’s Arch bitching about RPers on the official-unofficial RP server, though. Just wow.
Sylvari: Can’t stand the fake British accents, but the zones, lore and storyline seemed pretty awesome. The character creator puts the other races to shame, and Mozu, surprisingly, looks like Mozu.
Asura: Awesome. Probably my favorite areas in the game so far, and AHAHAHAHAHA GW2 MADE A BETTER STAR WARS CITY THAN SWTOR EVER MANAGED TO OLOLOLOLOL. *ahem*
Off the top of my head anyway.
Oh, Hoelbrak still sucks.