OMG you'd never believe how long it takes to get internet service set up in a new apartment. It's been two weeks without internet but never fear, I'm back. Back to the beta I go...LOTS has changed in two weeks. Apparently I just found out that all the Blizzcon beta keys just went out so now the servers are packed full...and now they release a new patch. More people + new patch = very unstable server. Right now it's crashing about once every 20 minutes but hey, it's beta.
I start my journey back at Amber Ledge. After working with the red dragons, we pwn the people holding a highly important sorceror captive. While this may be decent storyline, the quest does involve using "enhanced interrogation techniques" that I find disturbing (see pic). After I rescue the sorceror, it's off to take some geometric readings (BORING) but I run into a bunch of radioactive murlocs. As interesting as that sounds, I was even more shocked at the funny looking murloc who taught me murloc-ese. Now I can mgrrrrrrrrrrrrrgl all on my own. I started on the quests to become friends with the murlocs...but the area was too camped so I moved on. Next stop...time to visit some gnomes!
The gnome airbase is under attack...by robots. Apparently while they were building stuff, they unearthed an ancient machine that turns living beings into robots. Your mission...save the souls of the gnomes-turned-robots and destroy the giant gnome robot (see pic). The whole thing takes actually a lot of work, mainly because there's angry robots everywhere you go. Finally kill the giant gnome and I don't know where to go next.
I guess I'll just head back to the coast...and lookie there MORE WALRUS! They need help! They're being attacked by more seaweed monsters! I gotta deal with more of their elders who think the ground is sacred and defend their asses. Now I finally get sent to deal with some undead...who are the real problem in Northrend. I get to assist a death knight in tormenting an undead...however that works. Gotta invade a castle and whoops server crash...guess I'll continue tomorrow!
http://wotlkbeta.info/blog5.php/2008/08/22/day-4-pics for Day 4 Pics!