Counting down the days

There are exactly 31 days, 11 hours and 41 minutes remaining until Classic is released, not that I’m counting.

I mentioned in my first post that I’d check out the latest retail patch (Tides of Vengeance) to try and pass some time whilst waiting for the real game. So last week I grabbed a beer or two, re-installed everything and jumped back into the World of Warcraft for the first time in a while.

My intention was to create a post full of screenshots and little stories about exploring the new zones and quests, much like I plan to do with Classic. I realised very quickly after logging in that this wasn’t going to work with retail, the pacing is far too quick for anything to be meaningful or exciting.

Within the first hour I’d already killed a world boss with 20 or so other players that I was basically thrown into a group with. The whole thing was over in a few minutes, I was rewarded with Tidal Lurker’s Greathelm (a pretty sizeable upgrade for me) and all the while not a single word was said in chat before the group abruptly disbanded.

They say that the definition of insanity is repeating the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Retail is just the same old hamster wheel that I remember it to be, I’m not sure why I thought it would be any different this time around. I’m also ever so slightly annoyed that I re-subscribed earlier than I needed to for Classic, oh well.

With that in mind, posts will probably be pretty scarce between now and launch day – sorry!

Tom :]

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