As progress has been made on Patch 3.3, and files have been datamined and PTR time has been sent, a lot of Lore-related content has been posted on the Interwebs. And I made the decision not to read any of it. I want my first forays into Icecrown Citadel to be ones of discovery. In fact, that's a big reason why I didn't try out the PTR.
My SO was lucky enough to have been part of WotLK BETA for a few months. I was able to poke around and learn everything I wanted to know about the profession and talent changes. And yes, I worked out my 3.0 build, my leveling build, and my lvl 80 build for my main well before the expansion hit the shelves. But even then I drew the line at spoiling the content for myself.
My first time through the Wrathgate cinematic, for instance, was amazing and moving. And it wouldn't have been as much so if I had seen it for the first time on Youtube. It involved my favorite Alliance hero, Bolvar Fordragon, who plays a large part in the new raid instance to come. And that is already more than I wanted to know in advance, but it was pretty much unavoidable.
Not all of us will hop into the 5-mans tonight when the servers come up. And my raid team is not scheduled to start content until Thursday. And thus, I make a small plea: when talking about content and Lore spoilers that this patch introduces, for at least this first week or so, please mark your post clearly with SPOILER. Hide spoiler content behind a cut or a jump.
Just like you don't want to find out what you're getting for Christmas by seeing a receipt in the trash can, I don't want to glean everything that is in store for me in 3.3 second or third-hand.
May your adventures in Icecrown be fruitful.
2 thoughts on “Keeping it to Yourself: Request for a Spoiler-Free Patch”
I have studiously avoided reading anything for the past few weeks and I am beyond stoked to enter the new 5 man content blissfully unaware of what the developers have got in store for us!
Because I was a latecomer to the game, I’ve been able to enjoy what is ancient content to some as new to me without any spoilers simply because it’s not content anyone is talking about anymore. I like it that way and I don’t want my currently deep involvement to affect that sense of “Oooo!” at all, so I, for one, support this post.
I support this post!