Adventures Abroad: ‘Twas the Night Before Cata

‘Twas the night before Cata, and all through the flat
Not a creature was stirring, not even a rat.
While others were waiting outside in the cold,
I knew just after sleep, what sight I would behold

Okay, enough with that exercise. I am giddy with excitement at what is coming live to U.S. WoW servers in a little more than 8 hours. Many of you in the Pacific time zone may be waiting up tonight to get to play Cataclysm as soon as it hits, at midnight Pacific Standard Time, and play through the night — or at least until you can stay up no longer.

Other time zones in the U.S. are less fortunate, and my friends on the east coast must wait until 3 a.m. to log on.  On the flip side, that gives those of you in that situation plenty of time to get to any local midnight release parties, get your grubby hands on a copy of the expansion, get home and get your computer prepped for the coming onslaught of gaming goodness. Or perhaps you’ll take a brief rest and continue with the actual gameplay in the morning.

Living abroad (but still playing on a U.S. account) and 9 hours away from that magical Blizzard time zone, in this case, is a happy medium. Soon, I will go to my bed (while visions of Deathwing dance through my head). And in the morning, I will awaken fresh and prepared to take on a day that is sure to be epic.

Yes, this is how I am preparing for Cataclysm; by sleeping. As far as I can tell, EU players (with accounts that reflect that, unlike mine) already should have access to the game. In fact, as I write this, there are currently two midnight launch parties taking place in this small German city.

If you’re not one of the lucky ones already playing or attending a launch party, how are you spending the last few hours?

Happy Cataclysm to all, and to all a good-night!


  1. I’ll go to sleep too, but I’ll set up my alarm clock for 2:55am. I already have like 8 water bottles and a lot of fruit for a WoW marathon.

    Executus Realm First 85 riight here. That’s right, even before Juggy.

  2. I got a personal invite from 3 tech stores here in the city as I have gamer friends who work at all 3. Did I attend? No. Why? I like my job. I want to be awake at my job. I want to KEEP my job.

    That being said, the way I did prepare for when my copy arrives (just landed in the city a few minutes ago) was to stock up on muchies and Diet Coke for the hours of installing and fine tuning I will be doing tonight.

    Until then I will update my blog, tweak a few aspects I want to fix with my toons, and hope the day doesn’t drag on too badly.

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