Keep in mind, in Beta, not only are you playing new content, but you are also helping Blizzard by giving constant feedback on the content you experience.
The average player that says “OMG Beta I want in!” because they are bored with WotLK, and have no intent to help Blizzard out by giving constructive feedback, is a wasted body with a Beta key. Sadly, though, this dilutes the pool of players in Beta.
I’m sure Blizzard has ways of getting the most out of their Beta testing, which is why we experience such great expansions. But for you and me, everything we absorb about Cataclysm is read online. It will most likely remain so until Cata goes live!
So sit back, and enjoy reading MMO Champion, World of Raids, and other sites that bring us constant Beta coverage!
As for me, I compiled a nice little list of things I’d do in Beta if I randomly get selected for a key. Make sure to leave a comment at the end with what YOU would do!
If I was in Cataclysm Beta right now…
…I would be leveling my Ret Paladin.
…I would take my max level Ret Paladin and start beating the hell out of some dummies testing max DPS rotations.
…I would fully explore all the new zones, tasting the new stories and lore.
…I would revisit the old zones to see all the awesome changes.
…I would work out the quickest way to level Blacksmithing and Mining.
…I would scour all my Blacksmithing recipes to search for major changes. What items will be better for leveling now?
…I would attempt to level cooking to max level (if available).
…I would attempt to level fishing to max level.
…I would start leveling a new Paladin in each of the starting zones to see which is the quickest current way.
…I would start leveling a Tauren Paladin to see what the Horde side of things are like.
…I would adamantly request a pack mule at the cost of 50,000g to double my character’s bag space.
…I would adamantly request a “closet” feature to store up to 5 sets of armor at 5,000g, or 1,000g per set.
…I would test all the new instances, and give reports back specific to Ret Paladins here on this site!
…I would eagerly await raiding opportunities, should they arise.
…I would make a female Goblin Hunter for the akward cuteness of the race.
…I would make a male Human Hunter, most likely dubbed Khorbinhood.
…I would make a Dwarf Shaman to see if somehow a shorter race would make me enjoy totems, which I currently am unable take a liking to.
…I would make any number of Worgen classes to try out the new Worgen zones.
…I would create a Gnome Priest and see if I would be willing to level the new Gnome class to max level.
AND MOST OF ALL…
…I would be spending ridiculous amounts of gold in the auction house because in Beta, unlike in live servers, it is okay to blow your entire fortune on a stack of Thorium Ore.