Over the past few years we’ve taken a very excited KT to midnight releases of certain highly anticipated books such as the Harry Potter and the Twilight series. Bookstores everywhere have thrown parties of various degrees in order to entertain and entice young readers to be some of the first to acquire the newest book in the series.
Tonight is another special release party…for the release of a different sort of series. Of course there are to be lots of fans dressed up as their favorite character, fun games, giveaways and general excitement all around. At the stroke of midnight, they will all grab the newest release and scurry off into the night.
Any idea what it’s for? Yeah, I wouldn’t have known either if it weren’t for My Beloved. Tonight the Wrath of the Lich King comes out. For the un-enlightened, it’s the newest installment in World of Warcraft. I pretty much expect that those who know about this are currently standing in line somewhere as I write this or are all ready engrossed in the New World of um…whatever. And nooooo, Shaun isn’t at all upset that those on the East Coast get a three hour head start on leveling up. (Do I sound like I know what I’m talking about??)
Apparently the excitement for this new version of the game has been building up for months. The smart people at Blizzard (developers of WoW) have had dwarfs tearing down walls (or maybe it was elves building bridges?) inside the game so that players could get glimpses of the places they would soon be able to explore. This is all Shaun has been able to talk about for months weeks days a very long time.
For the most part, the people that play these hard-core types of online computer games are the ones that keep our real life (and much more important…at least for bloggers!) Internet and computers running smoothly. My own personal computer geek has already informed the girls and I, as well as his place of work that we are to consider him deathly ill and completely unavailable for the next few days. I have to admit that I am highly amused at how many of his co-workers have also managed to come down with this mysterious illness.
As most of the Computer Nerds all over the world are going to be engrossed in this new game, it’s up to us “normal” people to be extra careful with our computers and electronics. It’s pretty much a given that everyone from Geek Squad to Microsoft Help is going to be backed up for days. This is the only warning you are going to get. As finding someone that would be willing to fix it for you may be next to impossible to find!
Personally, I’m whipping up a batch of my famous Chicken Noodle Soup just in case something happens and I need something fixed. You just never know…