I officially tested hyenas today, and my review stands.
While I wasn’t expecting a ticker-tape parade for finishing my review, however most of the reaction has not been ‘meh,’ but ‘you’re too late.’ I think I have to agree. People looking for pet advice at this point should be watching what’s happening in the beta rather than what’s been happening. I don’t feel too bad, I just wish I could have gotten it done a bit sooner so as to be more useful. Soon enough I’ll feel up to messing around in beta, and give them what they want (I just wish I had kept up with the changes while I was in HI).
For now a weight has been lifted. I’ve spent the last 5(?!) months trembling at the slightest change, and worried that I’d have a moment of stupidity and change some essential piece of equipment. I’ve gotten upgrades that I’ve never really used with a fully developed pet. I’ve been waiting months to change my gems to get some more hit rating. I can actually enchant my rings. The sudden freedom is actually staggering.
While those are lots of little changes to make, I now have no idea what I should actually do.
I’m still waiting for free transfers before I try my shaman again. It seems like the moment I leave an inn with him, some 70 horde comes and kills him. Sometimes I don’t even have to leave the inn. My warrior is waiting to level up to get some access to more mini-pets, but again, bored horde => ganking. It’s getting to the point where $75 to actually enjoy the game starts to seem reasonable.
I’m still not sure how I feel about the beta. I mean I’m going to spend some time there, but I’ve spent these last months basically trying to stand as still as possible. Now, I would like to see progress.
And it’s good to have Frothy back.