It is *just* like frikking Christmas, meaning that we start of bored out of our skulls looking on as the little ones get to unwrap their presents first, whereas we big boys/girls, get to sit on our hands waiting for our turn.
Well the little kids have had their fun already. Now give us end gamers our expansion, dammit!
Last night, I logged on to level my hunters new pets to 80, and got to get a good look at our guild list. It was a decent night, considering the time of year, there where quite a few people on.
None of them where in Northrend. They where all out getting their "Un'Goro Crater completed" achieves. It is sort of what Spinks talked about, the new zones aren't really *meant* for us (the max level toons). And do not get me started on the complete and utter laziness and dickishness that is the "yea well Outland won't change, screw you who cares about story or immersion, because the money are with gamers, that never make it past level 30, so we are pandering to them" - attitude that Blizzard has shown.
Seriously. You get 60 levels of re-molded content, that is up to lore, then 20 levels of "back in my day" boring grind, in order to get to the last 5 levels of new stuff? Blizzard, did you really think nobody would notice?
If it is a "design choice", then give us the "design choice" to skip dead content. At 60 let me skip to 80.
Back to the point
It's weird because I really never get sidetracked... Anyways:
The Shattering feels like an old Christmas song, that (extremely loosely translated) says that "You should let Sine get to open her present [ahead of time]". It is a sort of silent truce between parents and small whiny children:
You get to open your present ahead of everyone else, now STFUOh and to all you non-civilized readers (US and UK, this one goes out to you especially) Every normal society opens their presents on the eve of the 24th after
a) a big ol' meal and then
b) 2 hours running around a big decorated tree singing songs only half the people remember... and they only know half the words.
Just like the pegans who invented Christmas intended it to.
Right, so the whiny little children get to have one present opened ahead of everyone else, while we get to sit and wait.
Just like in game. Here you will see an very very VERY old mage, running around in the level 20 zones completing lowbi quests and keep repeating to himself "I am having fun, I am having fun", while he patiently waits for his turn at the presents.
Only a week to go now, before the rest of Azeroth get their turn at opening presents. And I cannot wait.
Merry Shattering, and to all a happy Cataclysm.