You’ve Got to be Friggin’ Kidding Me! 1200 in the Queue?

I played forever last night until 3:30am and got one some more after work. No harm in eating dinner, doing some chores, and watching Kitchen Nightmares with the wife, right? Ha!

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After a couple of minutes, it gave me an estimate of 43 minutes with 1143 left to go. I started writign this post and came back to a 78 minute wait! Forget it… I headed on over to another realm, such as the sunny pastures of Velen to play Deadr, who has been stagnant for a year at 67 up in Netherstorm. Time to take him across on the zep to see what life is like as a horde in Northrend. I’ve got my SpartanUI all reconfigured for him and his talents back in place, with a few tweaks since I have no idea how to play a priest any more.

Installing WotLK – Staying Up As Late As I Can

wotlk_installHere it is, boys and girls! The big day has arrived.

I got to my local GameStop at 11:15 and there was a line of people up around 150. By the time we were all there, I’d say there were 200 present to go home happy campers and gamers. By campers, I mean those total losers who got their game 8 minutes before me. Yes, 8 minutes. Lord knows what time they got there, but I spent all of 53 minutes of my life getting my copy.

wotlk_install2The saddest thing I saw was a kid about 12 years old trying to be cool by being there at midnight. The problem: his 40-year-old mom wearing a man’s wife-beater and crop pajama pants and white Keds smoking and talking on the phone and going over to him every 5 minutes to check on him in line. What happened to bedtimes on a school night? He deserved every minute of embarassment for being out too late. Not like she couldn’t pick it up for him during school tomorrow.

Where’s Gitr’s Beta for WotLK?

Alright, I’ve been quiet long enough. I’ve been opted in for the beta licenses for Wrath of the Lich King for a month now. I’ve seen player blog after player blog with beta news, videos, and tips. So I ask Blizzard:

Where’s my beta code?

These are monetized sites, as this is. Why should they get a distinct advantage over their competition (me) to come up with new, limited release information? What did they do? Whose butts did they kiss? I thought I’d lay low and someone would say, “Hey Gitr brings in lots of traffic and he’s got quite a following… maybe we should send his account a beta license.”

Guess the blues or powers that be need some prodding.

I can name names, but you know who all got access to the new area. I have most of their sites in my blogroll, right where they have been since I entered the picture in 2005. Oh, but I will say this: it’s a bit fishy when the people behind the 1-70/1-80 leveling guides get to start working on their guides… their names were randomly drawn… right… I guess the people will have to wait for the free guides that I offer until the expansion is released. Start the uprising. Call for Gitr’s free guides before release.

Hey, Blizz, my account e-mail address is petersen [dot] jesse [at] gmail [dot] com. Hint. Hint.