Unfortunately, I’m one of the many players with older computers using the Radeon 9000 series video cards that are having issues loading ground textures.
This problem’s been around for the past 2 patches or so, for at least 2-3 weeks. It’s really lame/frustrating for me cause I never got passed the DK starting area before the glitch. I finally hopped on some premades to check out Northrend and Dalaran, and low and behold, it’s broken.
Either way, my friend let me hop on beta on his laptop and I was able to do a little exploring. Blizz did a wonderful job with the environments and architecture, and the new graphics engine makes everything look fabulous (fire and woooosh effects!). It reminds me of the soft/glowy feel from Guild Wars.
Anyway, here’s a quick preview of I’ve been up to on beta, on and off the past few weeks.
Dreanei DK: Wings NOT included
Riding in Style
Cube Mal’Ganis does not approve.
Stag Bison fighting for some putang.
And a series of screenshots from Northrend: Howling Fjord and the Grizzly Hills.