- Worgen not ready for prime time yet?
- August 2nd, 2010
I have to wonder.
I was lucky and got a F&F invitation to Cataclysm some while back. As you know, female Worgen haven't been available at any time in the process of testing thus far. Male Worgen were available and I made some toons, customizing their appearances, and they looked pretty decent. There was the unexpected element that it was only possible to choose how the wolf side looked, and the human appearances I saw were not very impressive.
At that time, Gilneas was also broken, with quests that couldn't be finished blocking any progress beyond about level 3 for many classes.
As chains got fixed it was possible to move on. Initially, almost immediately after being changed you could learn an ability to transform between beast and human forms. This ability was taken away shortly before the public Beta began. I haven't gotten a Worgen to a high enough level yet to find out when that skill will be given to us. Has anyone found that yet, and are there any hints from Blizzard as to whether it will be adjusted for level yet again?
Because of Real Life stuff I shan't bore you with, I've missed way too much testing time. I was startled to check a Worgen toon a week or so ago and discover it had been uglified. At this point all my baby Worgen look like furry miniature abominations, with elements of human and beast forms merged in a really nasty way.
My guess (and prayer) is that this is a transitional form, and that sometime (soon, I hope!) we get to learn how to switch forms, and at that time we will have a "real" beast form as well as a human form. Has anyone heard anything about this?
From the number of issues that still seem to be present with the Worgen race I've been wondering wer really can get it in Cataclysm. Maybe Blizzard is hiding a set of major magic patches that will correct and clarify all the problems and questions with the Worgen, but right now it's not clear to me whether they can provide it for testing and get useful analysis done before the time when they are likely to be finalizing Cataclysm for release. I really hope they have wonderful things up the Blizzard development sleeve, because there are a lot of things I'd like to experiment with as a Worgen. (Like being a druid. I've never been a druid before, and the added shape-shifting could be really cool on this class!)