Each day that goes by with more information flowing out of other web sites and the glaring desolation in my email inbox, I get more anxious about my little corner of the WoW-Verse. Kinda like that birthday party that all the other kids got invited to... except you. I have to keep reminding myself that most of the tradeskill content hasn't been implemented yet, and it's not a big deal that I'm missing the Beta at this point in time. Still, it makes me a bit sad that other sites are giving you guys the sneak peek on crafting. Since I'm not able to do it, I almost feel like I've been demoted <sniff>.
I also find myself back-seat driving a bit. Most of the tradeskill content seems to be dribbling in like an afterthought. I want to thump somebody and say "Hey, go track down the new faction vendors" or "Visit all the trainers and screenshot their new recipes". There's also random gaps that get on my nerves, like the list of ingredients with no information about the item it creates, or the lack of skill requirements on most recipes. I mean, if someone went to the trainer to get the recipe data, why didn't they note the skill requirement? It just leaves a person feeling kind of unfulfilled - you can see that there's cool stuff in the game but it's a hodge-podge of random bits that don't add up.
It's my understanding that the Opt-In beta keys are starting to be sent out at this point, so I'd like to open the doors to our fellow tradeskill fanatics to fill in the void. If any of you receive a beta key and want to help us get the ball rolling on our Wrath of the Lich King data, please drop me an email and let me know. We'll be happy to accept any screenshots you happen to collect in your wanderings, or you can work directly with me to coordinate more comprehensive research. And I think I can speak for all my readers when I say that we'll be thrilled to have you. We might even be able to work out a guest spot on the blog =)