All Queued Up
So last night, I logged in. What do I see? “Realm is Full.” Just under a half an hour to wait. Grumble. Now what to do. Change realm. My main, my priest, he’s on Zul’jin, but I’ve been working slowly on an Eitrigg-based Tauren. “Realm is Full.” Grrr. Ten minutes. Okay. Fine. A co-worker has a toon on Silver Hand, so I’ll just go over there … maybe it’s time to see what life is like for a dwarf paladin.
But all of this jumping around, is it worth it? What’s more important … playing the game in general, or playing the character you really want to play? If the game is it’s own reward, then what’s the point of levelling? If the character is key — and I suspect it is, then shouldn’t Blizzard do more to prevent queueing like we’ve seen this week?
I’m a casual player. I know, I know … the bane of all that is good in the World. But all this really means is that my available WoW time is incredibly precious. After work, after dinner, after yardwork, after living my RealLifeTM, when I sit down for some WoW, well, it ought to be readilly available. Online gaming on tap, just like water. After all, I pay bills monthly for each.
Is it too much to ask? Really. I’m curious. How long is too long to wait?