Launch Day Traditions

  • Log onto the client to make sure I have the latest version downloaded and that there’s no last-minute 500GB patches that need to be applied before playing.
  • Clear my schedule for the day, knowing full well that the odds are it won’t launch on time and I might get an hour to play if that.
  • Spend the final hours before the servers open scouting around the web and blogs looking for others who are eagerly waiting and chatting about it.
  • For amusement purposes only, read the official forums and note how many people have pretended to be sick and/or lied to a spouse or parent to stay home.
  • Agonize over what class I want to play first.
  • Do a lot of chores around the house while I wait.
  • Log in.
  • Get disconnected.
  • Server’s down.
  • Go outside, shirtless, and wave a fist at the sky while yelling “CURSE YOU, [Name of Developer]!” until the neighbors call the cops to do a drive by.
  • Log back in.
  • Roll a character.
  • Hit “play” and sigh happily.

8 thoughts on “Launch Day Traditions

  1. stargrace January 29, 2010 / 12:19 pm

    Haha. That sounds about right.

  2. Ryver January 29, 2010 / 12:49 pm

    So, you are playing GA today? 😉

  3. Blue Kae January 29, 2010 / 12:55 pm

    It is 15°F here today, I’m going to skip the shirtless fist waiving.

  4. Bootae January 29, 2010 / 12:56 pm

    And then 8 minutes before headstart begins, the entire STO website goes down 😛

    This bodes well!

  5. Wilhelm2451 January 29, 2010 / 1:31 pm

    I noticed that the server was down 15 minutes into the head start launch. Did you even have time to get outside and start cursing yet?

  6. PeterD January 29, 2010 / 6:31 pm

    That sounds about right. I usually skip the shirtless fist waving and just curse vehemently at my monitor and maybe some walls. If I went outside shirtless i might burst into flames or something.

  7. Mig January 30, 2010 / 10:04 am

    That is why I did not skip classes for it. I logged on 3.5 hours after launch though and was amazed at how smooth it was. I did not get disconnected once and no server crashes. Overall was a very enjoyable experience.

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