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Unread 07-02-14, 11:05 PM   #1
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Question No Warlords of Draenor Beta this time?

Hi! In the past many/every addon author could get a betakey for WoW. The beta was announced a few days ago and Wowhead is giving away some keys already (Bnet Launcher News).
Will there be no betakeys for addon authors this time?

(Would be nice if Blizzard would send keys to people who already paid for the Digital Deluxe edition months ago or spent MUCH money on their ingame store. )
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Unread 07-03-14, 12:54 AM   #2
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Unread 07-03-14, 03:09 AM   #3
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In the past authors were invited a bit later in the beta. It wasn't in the first round of invites. Maybe in another month?
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Unread 07-03-14, 05:17 AM   #4
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I'm also wondering if authors need an active account, since most authors don't actually play anymore I think.

It seems Blizzard doesn't give keys anymore but flags the account instead and they might only do that on active accounts.
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Unread 07-03-14, 03:29 PM   #5
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From my experience, we (addon authors) usually doesn't get keys until Blizzard enables addons in the beta, which happens in the last few months of testing. When beta starts, they only have the default UI running for testers to help find the stock bugs. This is because addons complicate the process by having to deal with bugs of their own.



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I'm also wondering if authors need an active account, since most authors don't actually play anymore I think.

It seems Blizzard doesn't give keys anymore but flags the account instead and they might only do that on active accounts.
I got in a couple times with an inactive account, but that doesn't mean they can't change that at any time.
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Unread 07-03-14, 03:34 PM   #6
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Has anyone else on here got into the Beta/Alpha running at the moment ? If not I am in there and seeing as I haven't seen a non disclosure notice on my email I should be able to mention possible UI changes by the visual elements available on screen.

edit: Just double checked and my email from blizzard clearly has the following in:
'Feel free to share screenshots and video of your adventures and to discuss your experiences publicly. '

edit2: Some info on the Alpha Testing stage
http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/13645405/

edit3: 6.0.1 Beta Patch Notes
http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/13423478/
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Unread 07-05-14, 06:51 AM   #7
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Yes, I have the beta and have been playing a bit on it. I just checked, and items provided to you for completing a quest are still put into your bags. I have to check items that you have to pick up X number of to complete a quest. Outlining NPCs/items in the world for target or interest is a little weird but seems to work.
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Unread 07-07-14, 08:05 AM   #8
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Still waiting for a beta mail but my account is not active until patch 6.0 arrives (my bags and bank are full of items which should be in the new toy-book).
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Unread 07-07-14, 09:30 AM   #9
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Collecting X of Y items does in fact not have them show up in the bags like expected. The toy box looks cool as it lists all the toys in game so collectors can see what they are missing. Only having one set of armor that works for multiple specs is really great! Item squish does not seem to be a problem at 90+, not played a newbie yet to see how low-level play works.

On a non-bag note, the phasing seems to work pretty well considering this is beta. And the new combined quest log/map seems pretty cool. You can actually leave the map open and if your mouse is not in it, when you move the map gains alpha so becomes partially see-thru.
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Unread 07-07-14, 10:28 AM   #10
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Here are some screenshots ..

Quest Watcher Change showing ticks and greying out etc. When all steps are complete it changes to 'Ready to turn in'.

The new built in Addon List. The writing in the 2nd column will change to reflect what needs to be done to activate the addon or if there is anything wrong etc.

Example of the new quest/mob highlighting system.
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Unread 07-07-14, 01:15 PM   #11
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a built in ACP is nice!
More please!
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Unread 07-07-14, 04:01 PM   #12
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The garrison is pretty much as per screenshots posted awhile back for the most part. If I see anything visually different I'll screenshot it.

Bags now have a 'what type of stuff do you want to put in here' set of options but very limited. It is possible this option menu could be expanded in an addon to allow more functionality. Being able to name bags would be more meaningful now so I foresee a bag addon coming out soon after release.

Watch this message and I'll post up some screenies sometime tonight.

edit: Bunch of screenshots. The last few show you the extra enhancement stats you can get somehow from somewhere. Leech sounds nice considering my brother is griping about his mage losing his evocation ability as he is frost spec.
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Unread 07-10-14, 09:48 AM   #13
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Nice, thank you for posting the screenshots.
I hope it wont take too long until 6.0 goes live (pre-expansion patch).
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Unread 07-16-14, 11:26 AM   #14
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OMG! Thank you!
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