Got the email for Beta invite yesterday during rolling restarts. Downloaded the Beta to an external drive (spinning drive, not SSD), as I wanted to test performance and not have it share data with my Shadowlands and Classic installs (yet). I’m in the South East U.S., on FIOS, Win1064x, but on an older graphics card (GeForce GTX660). There were A LOT of other players on, simulating how busy it is on Classic Pagle-US. I experienced a couple seconds delay/lag while going through combat rotations, mounting, and taking flights. For me, the lag wasn’t like the lag when someone drops an Ony head in SW on Pagle (or Atiesh). But others around me and in LFG channel were complaining about the lag out in the open world was like when someone was dropping an Ony head in SW.
I created a level 58 Prot Pally (talent spec 0/41/8 at lvl 58) and copied this lvl 60 Warrior over. A tad disappointed in boosted Prot Pally’s becoming completely OOM on only one rotation of Avenger’s Shield, Consecration, Holy Shield, and 2x Hammer of Justice with the provided spell power trinket and libram that comes with boosted characters. I was going to just deal with the slight lag and take her into Ramparts to tank it, but after testing on dummies outside of SW and being OOM on one rotation, decided not to. Going to test my rotation out again today by downranking spells/seals, but it honestly feels like the gear provided with the boost does not have enough spellpower on it to survive past one rotation.
As far as my 60 Prot Warrior went (talents 5/5/41) I copied over, just on the dummies outside SW, I’m not even worried about him, even though he’s not in T3 gear. Did just fine and better than anticipated. I will probably do some testing on him today in instances in the time frame given for the stress test.