Why players ask what they want World of Warcraft When could you ask the fancy auto-complete tool called ChatGPT? I assume Ion Hazzikostas is just telling a funny humanizing story here and not seriously considering listening to some barky AI Wow Advice, but the game director admitted to IGN that he at least put in the question to see what the bot would say.
“No kidding, the first prompt it returned was ‘Return to the Shadowlands,'” he says. “So I feel like I have pretty good job security and I’m not worried about ChatGPT replacing me any time soon.” No bot required; The jokes here write themselves. And hey, it really looks like Hazzikostas is acknowledging that Shadowlands wasn’t great.
Meanwhile, Blizzard has shifted gears to giving it after launching Embers of Neltharion WoW classic some attention. Last night, the company announced the upcoming launch of the 3.4.2 PTR – it’s “playable sometime early afternoon” today – and the timeline for testing content through May 22nd. Notably, Trial of the Crusader testing begins tomorrow.
“[W]We want to acknowledge that in previous PTR releases we were hoping to release test plans – especially raid test plans – as early as possible. Unfortunately, we had to make a last-minute change to the testing schedule for 3.4.2, which forced us to move the raid testing schedule forward from a later date to next weekend. We will host a second round of raid testing according to the schedule above. So if you don’t make it this weekend, you’ll have at least one more chance to try Trial of the Crusader. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.”