If you’re still looking to score a Collector’s Edition of World of Warcraft’s The Burning Crusade, looks like EBGames can hook you up for $99.98. ZOWIE. Includes a strategy guide AND BINDER.
I have the Collector’s Edition with the “I’m cooler than you, nub” netherwhelp, but I don’t have THE BINDER. Total price, $90 to my door, overnight, which I really shouldn’t be boasting about because that’s just nuts for a game but I’m a sucker for the CEs.
If you do get or have the Collector’s Edition, I’ll warn you that Track #3 is the Blood Elf cello music — guaranteed to induce (or exacerbate) clinical depression.
And now I’m even more upset that I don’t have THE BINDER.
About the expansion launch itself, on my server, it went off without a hitch — no restarts, mass dumps or queues during primetime. It was a little crowded in the level 60-noob areas — orcs had a life expectancy of 2 seconds — but that’s not anyone’s fault, just the way of things.
We had several “triumphant returns” of long-lost guildmates. You know the types, they’re MIA for months and then log on with a “hey everyone, I’m back!!” and expect us to cue some “Hail the Conquering Hero” music. (We didn’t.)
Highest character Alliance-side at Wednesday 12:01 am on my server: level 64, night elf hunter. (wtf) Highest characters in my guild: a few level 62-almost 63 dings. (wtf)
Me, I’m still level 60, not even sniffing 61 yet.
I remember clearly now, why I hate leveling so much. I want to enjoy the journey, like so many around me, but I won’t until it’s over. I’ve always been more of a destination kind of player, and I’m not sure if that’s just me or if that’s how past games trained me.
One thing I do know for sure, if I can’t get that cello music out of my head, I may be level 60 forever. In a Warcraft guild full of ex-EverQuest players, that’s a bootable offense.