Damn the eyes of everyone at Amazon for cocking up my order, and bless the mercurial mail man who positively leaped along his route this morning to deliver my expansion pack. May all his children marry millionaires and live like gods.
I'm sitting now at work tapping my fingers and watching the minutes drag by till I can skip home to install it. Most of my guild mates have got two-days hard start on me. I make little squeaky noises of anxiety when I think about having to catch them up.
Which is silly. It's easy to get swept up in the excitement and race for 80, but this time I'm determined not to let it overtake me. I'm going to suck up all the rich experiences that a strange new world will bring, immerse myself in the storyline, stop now and then for no other reason than to look at the scenery.
Coriel of Blessing of Kings has switched off instant quest text, which allows just enough time to read the text and let it sink in as it scrolls along. Otherwise, don't you have a tendency to skip straight to the summary? It's a brilliant idea and the first thing I'll be doing when I hit Northrend.
The Burning Crusade story passed me by; I'm determined not to make the same mistake with Wrath.