After pre-loading the game file from Blizzard less than 2 weeks ago, the Diablo III client on my Personal Computer was able to fully install the game for me earlier this morning. It was quick, it was easy, and it was another testament to the grandeur that is direct digital distribution of games. Now, DIII owners around the world are just waiting for Blizzard to make the game's servers available, starting at 12:01 PDT tomorrow morning. It's going to get ugly because there will be many people trying to get into the game the moment those servers go live. The real question here, should I even make an attempt to wait it out and be one of the millions to play the game as soon as it becomes available?
I want to play it now!
The answer to that is easy: It's a definite yes. I mean, if the servers ended up being overloaded and there is a horrible wait time, I can just easily head to the bedroom and go to sleep, no harm done - though that would be rather frustrating. I am hoping that everything will be smooth though: I am sure Blizzard knows that there are plenty of people wanting to play this game. With the decision to say up determined, now I have to plan out the rest of the night to make the wait bearable. I am one of those people who really hates waiting. I get restless when I wait and I become unable to focus on doing anything productive. Still, I think that there are things that I can do to help me out tonight. Here are my options:
1) Play some League of Legends - one match on the Summoner's Rift map could last from half an hour to a full hour. The game is so engaging, it will be easy to breeze through 6-7 rounds of LoL.
2) Continue my Titan Quest, Sacred 2: Fallen Angel, as well as my Torchlight II Beta adventures. You know how these games work. Time flies by so fast when you are completing quests, slaying monsters, and picking up a never-ending amount of loot. The only problem with this is that it may be an overkill to transition between them to DIII.
3) Try to convince the spouse to spend some time with me in the Game Room. This is a challenging task but the reward it yields is awesome. I really love having the spouse watch me play games and start asking me questions about what exactly it is that I do with the games I play. Being able to do this tonight will distract me for at least one hour - if it would even last that long. Oh darn, I forgot... That stupid show "America's Got Talent" premiers tonight and the spouse loves that show to death.
4) Watch some new movies. There are a couple of them I have been dying to experience, like the recently released Mother's Day and that one horror import from the Philippines called The Road. I think if I combine these two, I will reach midnight shortly after.
And there you have it. it's going to be very busy for a Monday night, packed full of activities to ensure that I will make it to midnight in one piece with my sanity still intact. Oh yes, this is going to be the longest night of my life indeed.