Battle.net App Update - WoW Beta Updates
Blizzard updated the Battle.net App to mark the WoW Beta product as no longer deprecated, as well as renaming it to Alpha for the upcoming Shadowlands Alpha test.



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  1. Hoofnmouth's Avatar
    OOOO gives us something!
  1. Uko's Avatar
    With how long its taking for alpha to come out had to make sure it wasn't april 1st still. This is good news that we will see an alpha soon and start getting some idea of shadowlands features in more depth than a power point presentation we got at blizzcon.
  1. Hellbane's Avatar
    Can't wait to see how the Alpha and Beta develop until launch, hoping this time they give us plenty to test early on as not to repeat the mistake with azerite armor.
  1. Hyrja's Avatar
    Its happening!!
  1. Valysar's Avatar
    The best part of an xpac is coming soon !
  1. Tsamane's Avatar
    I want to see Alpha start, but dont rush it Blizzard, most people will understand it being delayed with the current state of the world.
  1. Darkscar23's Avatar
    Carrot on a stick. Soon (tm)
  1. awadh's Avatar
    Why bother? When have they listened to your feedback during Alpha or Beta? In Legion, with Legiondaries or the attrocious AP grind? In Bfa, with Azerite?
  1. Divinex's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by awadh View Post
    Why bother? When have they listened to your feedback during Alpha or Beta? In Legion, with Legiondaries or the attrocious AP grind? In Bfa, with Azerite?
    But Ion promised me that there wont be any of that next xpac. Are you calling Ion a liar?
  1. Casperite's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by awadh View Post
    Why bother? When have they listened to your feedback during Alpha or Beta? In Legion, with Legiondaries or the attrocious AP grind? In Bfa, with Azerite?
    It is disingenuous to try to claim they never listen to feedback. Your hyperbole shows your bias.
  1. FelPlague's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by awadh View Post
    Why bother? When have they listened to your feedback during Alpha or Beta? In Legion, with Legiondaries or the attrocious AP grind? In Bfa, with Azerite?
    idk if you know, but alpha and beta arnt about compeltly redoing the entire expacs main system, but its about making sure all the content works and isnt broken/bugged...
    by the time we get alpha/beta it is always too late for them to completly redo the expansions main system. best they can do is make minor changes, or add fixes early, liek they did with azerite in 8.1 the extra row, the azerite vendor, and the nerfing of azerite levels.
  1. Orwell7's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Tsamane View Post
    I want to see Alpha start, but dont rush it Blizzard, most people will understand it being delayed with the current state of the world.
    This comment shed a tear in my eye. I wish I was this hopeful again!

    I miss those days when MMO-C really leaked out stuff and not Blizz decided to let us know. You know some "hidden insider" feeling...
    I miss those days when Blizzard carefully listened to player feedback.

    Now they just encrypt it, so players cannot get upset about shit like Azerite. In Legion and BfA we wanted to let them know it's bad. They still went with it, and it IS bad.

    How do they act? Do they humbly try to make it right? Nope, they go the Chinese way: we couldn't even say anything about it because they encrypt it
    By the time alpha/beta hits the servers, most systems will be in place with no hope of replacing them.

    This is a win-win:
    this arrogance can bite their asses HARD, Shadowlands flop, and finally they get rid of their absolutely disgusting management / developers / whoever the responsible for BfA's shit show.

    However, if they REALLY manage to make a decent expansion by being secretive? Slim chance, abysmally slim, but I REALLY want this to happen.
  1. Schmilblick's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by awadh View Post
    Why bother? When have they listened to your feedback during Alpha or Beta? In Legion, with Legiondaries or the attrocious AP grind? In Bfa, with Azerite?
    To see if I will play Shadowlands or not.
  1. Hinastorm's Avatar
    It may be hyperbole to say they don't listen to ANY feedback, but there was a massive sounding of the alarm from beta testers during the BFA beta about issues with azerite, islands, and battlefronts.

    And guess what, it released with azerite gear being a mess, islands being damn near DoA, and battlefronts being damn near DoA.

    There is a reason we're pretty jaded about them listening to feedback.

    Torghast sounds really interesting on paper, just like islands and battlefronts did. If they actually listen to us this time, maybe we can make it being good a reality.
  1. kamuimac's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Uko View Post
    With how long its taking for alpha to come out had to make sure it wasn't april 1st still. This is good news that we will see an alpha soon and start getting some idea of shadowlands features in more depth than a power point presentation we got at blizzcon.
    and what you want to see ? even if alpha starts it will be under NDA.

    you wont see anything untill beta start . and we are months away from it
  1. Kralljin's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Orwell7 View Post
    However, if they REALLY manage to make a decent expansion by being secretive? Slim chance, abysmally slim, but I REALLY want this to happen.
    You can't "fix" a bad expansion from the outside, especially if the producer is a company that doesn't seem to hold player feedback in high regard.

    Like, a bad expansion is the fault of developers making the wrong decisions on a constant basis, the production being a total mess and so forth, that doesn't go away because people from the outside might deliver good or valueable feedback.

    If Blizzard truly wanted to have the players participate in the production process, they would have talked about it in a big way months ago, talked about their ideas, presented things that clearly communicate their intent behind certain things.
    Once those things go live (in Alpha or Beta) the development is locked in a lot of places already because the production line of this stuff is rather long.
  1. crusadernero's Avatar
    Is dance studio finally coming?
  1. Kyphael's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Schmilblick View Post
    To see if I will play Shadowlands or not.
    Wouldn't Beta determine that?
  1. Justreading's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by crusadernero View Post
    Is dance studio finally coming?
    Best response ever!
  1. taishar68's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by kamuimac View Post
    and what you want to see ? even if alpha starts it will be under NDA.

    you wont see anything untill beta start . and we are months away from it
    That actually wasn't the case for BfA; the alpha build was not under NDA.

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