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Wrath Release

I hadn’t really planned to go to a midnight release.. I’d planned to be responsible and go to bed. So much for that. I wouldn’t call it a “release party” more of a release.. standing around in the cold (where cold was really only in the 50s or 60s). I do wish I’d made plans instead to go to the GameStop in downtown San Francisco. As it was, we and about 25 other geeks stood around in the cold in San Pablo (about 10 miles north of SF). Some of them epeened.. it involved a lot of cursing (“we were fking clearing Sunwell when the bitch was hard.. the fking patch made it fking easy”) I wasn’t impressed. In the crowd we spotted 3 instances (including myself) of the fabled “grrl gamer”. We were about tenth in line and easily got our collectors editions.

We ran home, installed the game.. and with hardly a whisper we started questing in Northrend. There were plenty of mobs. There wasn’t any lag. The servers didn’t crash. It was weird.. and we are looking around the corner to see if we’re just missing something.
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