Well, I spent about an hour and a half in line waiting on getting my game. Gamestop's card readers went down after about 50 people, so it was cash or wait for them to call the company get a verification and then go. I'm grateful to my pet Boomchicken who came with us to Gamestop... he paid for both The Guy and I's games, since he had the cash on him while The Guy would have had to wade over to a Bank of America ATM. We stayed in line.
So, we got our games and got back on the road. Three hundred insane people from the area. So many servers. And I got plonked in line next to another person that played a hunter main. We chatted about various raid issues (no salvation anyone?), pets going nutty in Kara, and the issue of not having good tanks.
We were also mildly amused by the fact that a security guard had walked out and yelled up and down the line... if we were rowdy we would be tossed out of line without our game. I chuckled slightly and our Boomchicken yelled, "You go Blue!"
Its South Dakota in a line of gamers waiting on a midnight release of the most popular MMO in the history of MMOs... rowdy would be an argument breaking out about whether or not Paladins are OP at the moment, and half the line going one way with the other half going the other. I can kill a paladin right now if I really, really work at it... so far as I'm aware that means balanced. ^_^
I had fun! That's for certain. I'm glad I did it and that my guy got off work at exactly 10pm last night so we could make the drive up to Rapid. Wouldn't have missed the experience if you paid me!
Well, I was taken a bit by surprise by the realms all being down today, so instead I watched Kung Fu Panda and read though Working for the Devil by Lilith Saintcrow again. Worked a bit on my Nano Draft. Then I attempted to log into WoW again only to find
So... I guess its back to writing for a while longer?
Well, its a Ding 30 moment for another Tzia on another server. This one is Alliance, on Drenden - BRK's home server. I originally rolled the character just to say hi to BRK, which I did... but then the server sucked me in. Leveling is sooo addictive! And, because its a PvE realm... I can quest to my little heart's content without the ugly prospect of stepping outside a home zone and getting my lovely ears chopped off by marauding bands of trolls running through the trees.
I also managed to get my mount tonight, after a 2nd gnomer run. Got my Triprunner Dungarees in an all guild run of 2 hunters, a priest, a warlock, and a druid. We only had one death... the warlock. Sorry Tomo! However, the priesty rezzed our warlock and we continued on.
I'm happy, I'm almost to level 31. Level 32 means one thing.... Gorilla Time! I've heard everyone else jabbering like monkeys about one, so I've got to test it out. I figure this hunter is the best because she only has one major pet : Helki, the Ghostwolf Howler (looks identical to the original Helki of Deathwing). I can stable her and take out a gorilla for a test drive. And if I don't like it, well, Helki will be ready to go wherever I lead her.
Ah well, tomorrow calls for lots and lots and lots of dead animals: skinning practice and I need to level up my leatherworking... my chest piece needs an overhaul and there's no way I can afford the stupidly ridiculous prices that are being charged on the auction house. Ah well, path set, 32 on the horizon with a white gorilla. All in all, a good night.