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Worgen not ready for prime time yet?
baron_elric wrote in cataclysm_beta
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!)

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At level 10 there's a nice quest line to get the racial to transfom although as of right now you can transform at lower levels by using /transform.

My husband is a computer programmer and he's appalled by the state of the beta, saying it's not even alpha quality yet. There are still areas they haven't started working on yet - for example.

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To be fair, I've been through the Goblin starting zones with one toon, and that was in pretty good shape, as well as being a lot of fun. But that was a little while ago and I don't know what may have been broken since that time.

I just went through the 1-6 zone about two weeks ago and it was in really good shape other than some minor stuff. It was super crazy fun with the Hot Rod!

The idea of a quest that involves insurance fraud really amused me.

All I could think while doing that one was, "There's no way they'd get through all the red tape fast enough to get re-imbursed right away!" That one was pretty funny though, house full of explosives seems like it would be perfect for goblins. :P

My main concern with Worgen and Goblins is that their art isn't done yet. Well, Goblins seem more done, but I am hoping they'll add some different male faces and more customizing options.

I love the new model, it's very feral and wolf-like. If they let you choose a similar face to the old one, I wouldn't mind that too. However, I love the laid back ears and how sleek it makes their head.

I have been avoiding playing one until females come out, but I was disappointed as well when I found out there wasn't the ability to change the human form on the character screen.

I'm with you on the whole "missing way too much time testing" thing. I logged in last night, saw I was no longer in any of my Beta guilds, and ended up being way too tired to do much of anything.
It seems as if they put a lot more thought and effort into the Goblin race and zones than the Worgen race and zones.Yeah I know it is beta and they are still working on it. I'm just really disappointed is all.

Also, do any of you know where to get a mount for goblins? I dinged 20 on my rogue and the belf in Dal wasn't offering the Felsteed anymore.

Try this, heading to Ogrimmar and talking to a blacksmith.

They keep disbanding hte guilds because the Guild UI isn't working the way they want it to.

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