Into the breach!

As I’m leaving work today (er, this being post-midnight I suppose it was yesterday) I noticed Rilgon tweet rather cryptically in a fashion that altogether hinted he had received a beta key. In short order, he confirmed this great news with a blog post and named his mysterious benefactor: Curse. In a fit of pique I tweeted them asking if they’d be so kind as to hit me up as well. I figured it was a shot in the dark, closed my computer for the day, and left the office to begin my weekend.

About 20 minutes later while in the grocery store with my girlfriend, I noticed my phone buzzing a few times as if I received a few emails. At the booze aisle I finally checked out what the hub-bub was, and spotted an email from Anafielle saying “YESSSSSSSSSS” and another saying that @cursenetwork was following me now.

I put two and two together and immediately began hyperventilating. “What, what is wrong?!” the gf questioned as I began foaming at the mouth. I stammered the word “b-b-beta” and launched Twitter to make sure this wasn’t some delusion of grandeur.

Yet, there it was. “Holy crap!” I then finally found the breath to spit out, “I’m in the damn beta!” The gf then congratulated me, though we both knew she had no idea what I was talking about. She means well though.

Anyway–you, gentle readers, you understand the magnitude of this! We’re about to embark on a grand journey of math, and screenshots, and endless hours spent in front of test dummies with World of Logs running. I’m going to bloat this blog to the seams with every manner of factoid and tidbit I can of the rollercoaster ride that our class and spec is taking this beta cycle.

I’m beyond excited that rather than just saying “this sounds bad, but I have no idea” or “I bet this would be great in person,” I can actually confirm these changes first hand. I’m also beyond honored that Curse deemed me worthy of receiving this beta key. I’ll do the community proud in presenting some amazing and in depth coverage to justify my presence there.

17 Comments to “Into the breach!”

  1. Barrah 30 July 2010 at 11:48 pm #

    Congratz! I’ll be looking forward to reading your thoughts.

  2. Kerriodos 30 July 2010 at 11:56 pm #

    You’re a bastard and I hate you.

    Congrats! Do us Protadins proud!

  3. zelmaru 30 July 2010 at 11:58 pm #

    That’s just awesome. I love it when people who do good work get into the beta – it’s so USEFUL! For the rest of us. Who are lazy.
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  4. Joe Ego 31 July 2010 at 12:08 am #

    Holy off spec? Please?

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    • Rhidach
      31 July 2010 at 12:11 am #

      You’d have to somehow proxy teach me. I don’t think I could do it justice with the abomination I’d call healing. :\

  5. Rhabella 31 July 2010 at 12:47 am #

    You are more than worthy man. Grats!

    • Rhidach
      31 July 2010 at 2:18 pm #

      Amazing prophecy you had yesterday, haha. :)

  6. Orthien
    31 July 2010 at 3:24 am #

    Congrats man can think of no blogger more desrving to bring me the fresh Cata news.
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  7. Typhron 31 July 2010 at 4:13 am #

    Two bloggers I watch for the price of one. A-maz-ing. :D

    Hope you two do some REAL good while in the beta.

  8. Matha 31 July 2010 at 9:34 am #

    excellent, im exciyed to see what wonderful changes you can share with us.

  9. Anafielle
    31 July 2010 at 11:22 am #

    I love that you saw my email before the Curse tweet. Well, I flipped because I thought you’d been Chosen….. and then you left me in suspense! For like three minutes!

    This is perfect – you do all the work, and we profit. Prepare to be pestered as you have never been pestered before. Your inbox will collapse under the deluge of emails from me! MY EMAILS WILL BLOCK OUT THE SUN!

    • Rhidach
      31 July 2010 at 2:18 pm #

      BRING. IT. ON.

      • Kerriodos 31 July 2010 at 7:49 pm #

        You’ll regret saying that when I start making testing requests in my comments.

        It’s kinda annoying; got into the Wrath beta just as I’d stopped playing, and now I can’t get into the Cataclysm beta… So, since you’re the only dedicated Paladin tank I know of in beta, you get to be my proxy. ;)

  10. spectre 31 July 2010 at 11:44 am #

    im on the beta as well, looking forward to running the instances with you guys hopefully

  11. ScytheNoire 31 July 2010 at 12:53 pm #

    Grats, looking forward to your Paladin thoughts on the Beta and our future. So many changes.

  12. Fawatam 31 July 2010 at 1:14 pm #

    Wow, that’s pretty awesome man! You certainly deserve it. Just make sure to do plenty of /bugreport and /suggestions. They can certainly benefit from your insight. Take lots of pretty pictures with sharks with lazors!

  13. gravity 3 August 2010 at 12:23 am #

    Ah brilliant news mate, glad you’re in the beta. Did you see the latest GC post? I just commented on it myself.