Cataclysm Beta, Patch 3.3.5, and Garfield
Comments in news posts went slightly out of control lately so I think it's time to clarify a few things!
At this point I'm pretty sure I will end up being wrong about the Cataclysm Beta Starting in April. I could either hide the news post and ban anyone mentioning it on the forums for the next 2 years or laugh at it, I decided to laugh.
Now just to make it clear, when I posted this information it was pretty clear that the Alpha test would start in April but apparently a couple of things went terribly wrong and it was postponed a couple of times. The information itself wasn't bad, I just learned the hard way that you do not try to predict the beginning of a Blizzard's Alpha in public.
Yesterday's post made a lot of people wonder if the beta was starting or not, at this point it's not really clear if the PTR copies were tested for the beta or for 3.3.5 but considering that Blizzard employees didn't hear about F&F/Beta keys I suggest that you assume it is Patch 3.3.5 until proved otherwise.
The PTR/Beta release dates aren't set in stone and it's very hard to get any reliable information about that for the moment. Also, I do realize that people will take that opportunity to jump at my throat screaming "YOU WERE WRONNNNNG!" but I also hope that a few people out there know how things work and understand that patches/alpha predictions are a tricky thing, I'm still 100% confident about everything I post/posted/will post on the front page and if I think something is relevant and safe enough to be there, it will be pretty hard to make me change my mind.
For those of you who really want to try to kill me in public, here is a very cute picture of Garfield to cheer you up before you hit the reply button!
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