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Burning the midnight [WotLK release].

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2008
    They shut down ASAP. I asked them that question when I went in earlier today to reserve my copy. They really, really don't want to be there any later than they absolutely have to.

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  • SabanSaban Registered User
    edited November 2008
    Damnation.

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  • SabreMauSabreMau ネトゲしよう 판다리아Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Just finished turning in 25 quests I had stored up. 429231/1523800 XP before heading to Northrend.

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  • Seattle ThreadSeattle Thread Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Soundwave wrote: »
    While I was waiting in line I overheard a guy in the other line say something about stocking up on Red Bull and Pepperettes. On my way out the door he was standing there waiting for his friend and when he saw my CE he was all "ooh big spender" I chuckled and walked out, no eye contact.
    Some guys behind me started up an awkward conversation while waiting... I inclined to just play Order of Ecclesia and look damn good.

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  • darleysamdarleysam UKRegistered User regular
    edited November 2008
    So as I was coming in to work today, they announced they were going to be discussing the launch of WotLK later in the day. This is on Radio 5, a BBC-run, widely-listened-to national radio station here in the UK.

    I found that quite surprising.

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  • DecoyDecoy Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    So because I'm a complete muck fuppet, I stayed up all night 1-5:30 installing/playing and now I'm sitting at work, reading this forum in between doing work only for the sole purpose of not closing my eyes.

    Still it was worth it knowing I was more than likely the first 58 female Tauren DK on my server to
    make the walk of shame through Org, getting spit on and having apples and banana peels thrown at me.

    By the way, the whole Battle at Light Hopes sequence.....Legen
    dary

    So please god people keep responding to this thread, otherwise I'll do more work today that I have in a LONG time.

    Two side notes:

    1. My server (Khadgar) ran great. No insane lag, no crashes. It was surprising. Granted now I just jinxed myself
    2. OMG people! Just because questhelper isnt working doesnt mean you have to lose all common sense.

    Sadly though, now that I've completed the DK starting area everyone in my modest little guild of real life friends is going to want me to answer/walk them through the entire thing. I'm already dreading that. Cause we seriously have some short bus candidates.

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  • BogartBogart I Will Cure You Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited November 2008
    darleysam wrote: »
    So as I was coming in to work today, they announced they were going to be discussing the launch of WotLK later in the day. This is on Radio 5, a BBC-run, widely-listened-to national radio station here in the UK.

    I found that quite surprising.

    It will be about videogames and their addictive qualities and ohmygodthinkofthechildren.

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  • mastmanmastman Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Yeah, people exploded after 3.0.2 when their questhelper didn't work on the Isle of Quel'Dannas. They're fucking dailies, you've probably done them. And it's a small ass island-- read the quest text for once it's really easy to see what they're talking about.

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  • mastmanmastman Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Bogart wrote: »
    darleysam wrote: »
    So as I was coming in to work today, they announced they were going to be discussing the launch of WotLK later in the day. This is on Radio 5, a BBC-run, widely-listened-to national radio station here in the UK.

    I found that quite surprising.

    It will be about videogames and their addictive qualities and ohmygodthinkofthechildren.


    Death Knights make children more violent. Proven fact

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  • MgcwMgcw Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Soundwave wrote: »
    While I was waiting in line I overheard a guy in the other line say something about stocking up on Red Bull and Pepperettes. On my way out the door he was standing there waiting for his friend and when he saw my CE he was all "ooh big spender" I chuckled and walked out, no eye contact.

    Hahahah, what the fuuuuuuuuck. Some people man...
    Decoy wrote: »
    2. OMG people! Just because questhelper isnt working doesnt mean you have to lose all common sense.

    Sadly though, now that I've completed the DK starting area everyone in my modest little guild of real life friends is going to want me to answer/walk them through the entire thing. I'm already dreading that. Cause we seriously have some short bus candidates.

    Jesus fucking christ, the DK quests especially, but all Northrend quests really, EXPLICITLY state where to fucking go and what to do. Anyone asking you questions about how to finish quests, or needing a mod, is officially a gigantic retard.

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  • TomantaTomanta Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    My Amazon order is sitting in Dallas as of 6 am... normally it should be "out for delivery" by now, but it's still showing on track for delivery today so we'll see...

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  • DecoyDecoy Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Mgcw wrote: »
    Jesus fucking christ, the DK quests especially, but all Northrend quests really, EXPLICITLY state where to fucking go and what to do. Anyone asking you questions about how to finish quests, or needing a mod, is officially a gigantic retard.

    My guild consists of a lot of, how shall say this.....older gentlemen (45+). Many of whom are the types that you wonder how in the hell they made it to 70, let alone on multiple classes.

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  • DissociaterDissociater Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    EBgames called me last night to tell me my CE is there and waiting and I can pick it up today at 10 (I'll go at lunch). This is going to be the longest work day evar.

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  • AngryAngry Did you come here to kill Or did you come here to dieRegistered User regular
    edited November 2008
    walmart didnt have any ce's, and i didn't really feel like sitting on my thumbs for 4 hours for bestbuy to open to get one.

    one less useless pet and mousepad for me i guess.

    Angry on
  • HalfmexHalfmex I mock your value system You also appear foolish in the eyes of othersRegistered User regular
    edited November 2008
    EBgames called me last night to tell me my CE is there and waiting and I can pick it up today at 10 (I'll go at lunch). This is going to be the longest work day evar.
    Ditto on all counts. I just hope the install process doesn't take all night. I'd like to at least make my DK before I have to hit the sack.

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  • AngryAngry Did you come here to kill Or did you come here to dieRegistered User regular
    edited November 2008
    install takes like 20 minutes including patching.

    if your game is up to date then you don't download anything, it just installs the patches again.

    Angry on
  • HalfmexHalfmex I mock your value system You also appear foolish in the eyes of othersRegistered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Cool, I should be all set then. I'll be able to get the DK at least to Outlands.

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  • mastmanmastman Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    I work at a university, I'm going to go to walmart here in 10 minutes to see if they have any left. Might be tough, there's no where else around here for the college kids to get them. But where I live 20 min away there's plenty

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  • TarantioTarantio Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Nitsua wrote: »
    Heya guys... wondering if you could help me out. I'm helping some friends install this and they don't have a DVD drive at all. Blizzard's digital download program seems to be borked and, of course, no one on their website knows what the heck is going on. Does anyone here know how to get a reliable download of this elsewhere? We have bought everything legally, but can't play if we can't get the data. Thanks beforehand.

    I'm using Blizzard's download program right now- my brother already upgraded the account, so all I needed to do was sign into the account online, and there was a ready download link.

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  • MundaneSoulMundaneSoul fight fighter Daehan MingukRegistered User regular
    edited November 2008
    So, theorycrafters and pros!

    What spec should I level my DK as for maximum fun and DPS? I'm leaning towards blood but I've heard good things about unholy.

    Also, a starting point allocation would make you my favoritest person.

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  • darleysamdarleysam UKRegistered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Bogart wrote: »
    darleysam wrote: »
    So as I was coming in to work today, they announced they were going to be discussing the launch of WotLK later in the day. This is on Radio 5, a BBC-run, widely-listened-to national radio station here in the UK.

    I found that quite surprising.

    It will be about videogames and their addictive qualities and ohmygodthinkofthechildren.

    Might have to pull it up on iPlayer tonight and have a listen, but it sounded like they were going to be informative rather than sensationalist.

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  • DissociaterDissociater Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    I'm going unholy, but I don't know anything.

    Back when I was raiding BWL like 3 years ago, I remember talking to a warlock in the guild (I was a warrior at the time), and was telling him that I like the idea of a warlock but I felt they did it wrong by just making it another damage dealing magic class (obviously since then they've given the warlock a more potent place). I told him I'd be all over the warlock class if it was a primarily melee class (it looked like they were going for something like that with the firestones and stuff), with dots and debuffs to compensate for doing less damage than other pure melee classes.

    So it's like Blizz heard that conversation and said 'Let's do that and give it plate, and call it an Unholy spec'd death knight.'

    So obviously, I'm pumped to play the class haha.

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  • WordsworthWordsworth Registered User
    edited November 2008
    I plan to do the DK starting zone to completion before I even think about going to Northrend.

    Unholy all the way.

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  • TekkoTekko Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    So I went to Wal-Mart this morning before work to pick up my copy of WotLK. Walk in there and there are at least 20 copies on the shelf. Grab myself one check out and head on in to work. On my way in I pass a Best Buy and there are at least 20 people in line waiting for the store to open up. Poor saps, I sure hope that there aren't people waiting in line just for the regular edition. :P

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  • TheColonelTheColonel ChicagolandRegistered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Within the last 48 hours I had gone from not wanting to play WoW again to deciding I really wanted to pick up Wrath and keep playing.

    I had no preorder in place so I started looking for Best Buys doing midnight releases. None of the ones in the Chicago area were within a radius that I felt acceptable driving. So I resigned myself to picking up the game later in the day after work. Well as fate had it the wife and I did dinner just across the border into WI and low and behold there was a Best Buy just next door. Some quick Internet checking reveals that yes in fact this Best Buy is doing a midnight release.

    I called my brother and asked him to help brave the line of socially awkward folk and drove up there. We were damn near the back of the line yet they still had plenty of CE available. Grabbed it, drove home, installed and then played until 3am.

    Work is pain.

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  • mastmanmastman Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Same (edit, as the other xpac guy who went to walmart). Just walked into Walmart, grabbed copy, installed while at work, redownloading the 3.0.1 to 3.0.2 patch.... F- blizzard it's right there in my fuckin update folder where you put it last time

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  • HalfmexHalfmex I mock your value system You also appear foolish in the eyes of othersRegistered User regular
    edited November 2008
    No offense to any of you who can play at work, but I hope fire ants feast upon your testicles.

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  • TTODewbackTTODewback Not a Lizard Person Center of the EarthRegistered User regular
    edited November 2008
    mastman wrote: »
    Same (edit, as the other xpac guy who went to walmart). Just walked into Walmart, grabbed copy, installed while at work, redownloading the 3.0.1 to 3.0.2 patch.... F- blizzard it's right there in my fuckin update folder where you put it last time
    You know. If the patch is still there. Just click it instead of letting WoW redownload it.

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  • mastmanmastman Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    :( too late, it overwrote the files and now I have a partially downloaded 3.0.2 patch so I have to wait for the whole re-download.

    I can't play til 9 tonight though, have to teach after work

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  • BrainleechBrainleech Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    At work last night they had 6 ce and the first 4 people bought them
    They sold all 300 copies of the regular game before 5am!
    So I am glad I bought mine on the interest and currently waiting for them right now

    What I find funny is I went to Target after work and they claim they will not sell it until Tuesday
    I am kind of hoping I am pick up a Ce for my second account but I am not holding out hope for it

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  • GPIA7RGPIA7R Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Brainleech wrote: »
    At work last night they had 6 ce and the first 4 people bought them
    They sold all 300 copies of the regular game before 5am!
    So I am glad I bought mine on the interest and currently waiting for them right now

    What I find funny is I went to Target after work and they claim they will not sell it until Tuesday
    I am kind of hoping I am pick up a Ce for my second account but I am not holding out hope for it

    Much less addicted here... so I just ordered the CE from the Target Website last night. Girlfriend wants the pet, so she's going to let me make a list of stuff I want from her in exchange.

    It'll be a great weekend.

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  • martinimartini Registered User
    edited November 2008
    I went to a midnight opening at Future Shop last night, left way later than I had wanted to since I ended up clearing out the guild bank (DEing everything to make space, basically) which took a while.

    I got to the store at like 11:55, and there was a lineup outside of about half a block, so funny to see what WoW players are like IRL. ;) Didn't really chat much with people, I had university students all around me in groups. I got there too late for a "!" hat, sadly. :(

    Got home around 1am, was logged in by 2am, quested till 3:30-ish when I realized I really needed to go to bed, and now I'm at work wishing I was home.

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  • rizriz Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Its not like it'll be playable till friday, anyway.

    Y'know, everyone says this, but as I flew around Outland scrambling to finish leveling herbalism at 2 a.m. last night, several guildies were halfway through 70 and our server was fine. They complained of people ninjaing quest mobs of course. And maybe things will go to shit later tonight when all the non-midnight-opening people get their games. But I just don't find "the servers will be down anyway!" to be very comforting as I sit here at work, not even having any work to do. Ugh. Why can't I work somewhere awesome like my boyfriend does... He spends half the day playing WoW and the other half maybe ordering computer parts for someone.

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  • ForarForar #432 Toronto, Ontario, CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Wait until a greater percentage of the population has the game in hand and more free time.

    If this whole weekend passes without being a clusterfuck, I'll finally be convinced that we're set for smooth sailing this time around.

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  • KrunkMcGrunkKrunkMcGrunk Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Yeah, actually there were a fair amount of people on Durotan who picked up the game at midnight and were able to play with no problems.

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  • Wombat02Wombat02 Registered User
    edited November 2008
    riz wrote: »
    Its not like it'll be playable till friday, anyway.

    Y'know, everyone says this, but as I flew around Outland scrambling to finish leveling herbalism at 2 a.m. last night, several guildies were halfway through 70 and our server was fine. They complained of people ninjaing quest mobs of course. And maybe things will go to shit later tonight when all the non-midnight-opening people get their games. But I just don't find "the servers will be down anyway!" to be very comforting as I sit here at work, not even having any work to do. Ugh. Why can't I work somewhere awesome like my boyfriend does... He spends half the day playing WoW and the other half maybe ordering computer parts for someone.

    It will just make getting off work all the more sweet!

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  • BigityBigity Lubbock, TXRegistered User regular
    edited November 2008
    I thought I saw some posts on downloading the WOTLK install, but also saw some posts where they had been disabled. Is there a place to download em? I can get a CD-key over the phone but not discs.

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  • DissociaterDissociater Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    5 pm est is the test time.

    When millions of people come home from work and want to play all at the same time.

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  • rizriz Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    5 pm est is the test time.

    When millions of people come home from work and want to play all at the same time.

    Pretty much. Then three hours later wave two hits (PST people get home from work) and the servers fall over.

    Honestly, I'd be pretty happy if the Northrend server died for a few hours tonight. Would give me time to work on powerleveling professions.

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  • HalfmexHalfmex I mock your value system You also appear foolish in the eyes of othersRegistered User regular
    edited November 2008
    GPIA7R wrote: »
    Girlfriend wants the pet, so she's going to let me make a list of stuff I want from her in exchange.

    -Sex
    -More sex
    -Three-way
    -Four-way
    -Um...five-way?

    Halfmex on
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