Well, this is slightly less than heartening for World of Warcraft players. There’s less than a month until the stated launch date for Shadowlands, but despite player predictions putting the patch today, there is still no pre-patch and the most recent test server build actually removed the release candidate status. On top of that, the beta characters are getting wiped for further testing during the Wednesday maintenance window for the beta, which is not generally the sort of thing you want to see with release so close.
Of course, there are some bugs that still need to be ironed out, such as the missing crafts for several Warlords of Draenor equipment appearances in the pre-patch, which Blizzard has stated will be re-introduced later. For now, you can take in the Harvest Festival (which actually is not so much about harvesting and more about honoring the dead) and just keep watching for official dates and times.
Blizzard has replied to the concerns that some WoD transmog is unavailable in the pre-patch. They have plans to reintroduce all of the transmogs in a future patch:https://t.co/853Q6GVOza
— Wowhead (@Wowhead) September 29, 2020
The Harvest Festival has begun; it’s time to commemorate those who have sacrificed their lives to help friends and allies. pic.twitter.com/neBcFWlNMM
— World of Warcraft (@Warcraft) September 29, 2020