It has always been and shall always be "Raids before Grades!"
Dude, as a new parent myself (1 year old) I know exactly what you are talking about and I'm stoked for you to have that all day situation. That just sounds like the dream. Enjoy it!Krannok wrote: ↑2 months agoMan, I would love to take a few days off at launch. I must admit though that I'm currently switching to a 36 hour job (from 40), which allows me to work 9 hours on 4 days, allowing me to take an extra day of weekend! Wife will be working, kids will be at the grand parents (they love to babysit!) so that will give me the opportunity to play ALL day. Such luxury! It was pretty hard finding 'me-time' before, so I am really looking forward to this! :-)
Don't have kids until after Classic moves into legacy Cataclysm servers. Got it.
Yeah EU reporting in.Generic_Bad_Guy wrote: ↑2 months ago3 weeks!? Two months!? Are you European? Lol, in any case I hope you have an awesome vacation outside of WoW. Super jelly.
Working 40h a week I receive 25 vacation days a year. Certain projects get the overtime refunded 1:1 to use at a later time. After a while I noticed I was hitting 500 hours of paid leave.
Damn dude, I'm fresh out of hours. I am always trying to go on holidays every year haha. Plus since work closes for 2 weeks over Christmas, nearly half my leave is taken up by that every year.
Now that's, ladies and gentlemen, is what we call dedication.
I actually kind of liked the idea of one of you guys, to postpone going all-in for a week or two. The reasons are numerous, first of them being potential lag in the starting zones due to overcrowd or the necessity to level in separate instances (sharding). Neither of these options seem too appealing, at least to me. And they are prone to solve themselves more or less in a couple of weeks.
On the other hand though, there is hype. Ya'll gonna be out there in the world, discussing and sharing experiences. Probably would not be able to resist the temptation to join, even though the circumstances for the first steps might be kind of tantalizing.
It really sounds stupid to anyone who isn't playing WoW, but it really is important to me. I've been waiting for this for over a year and a half now. I have no real life commitments, I've worked hard and organized my life around this event, and they tell me they don't care so I just work around that too .Now that's, ladies and gentlemen, is what we call dedication.
I might take a day or two off, but I'm not sure it's worth it. In BfA, one or two days meant you probably hit 120, and then started grinding dungeons. In Classic, that might mean you are level 30 or so. I don't want to rush this time around.
Epoch of Thought
Wife and I are hopefully going to ship the kids to relatives for a week or so. Hope to line up some baby sitters too for the next week :)
As an educator with NO summer vacations lined up for the first time in like 6 years, the timing could not be more perfect! :)
My best friend who recently got married has literally said he won't have kids until some time after Classic. Luckily his wife was pretty understanding and seemed cool with it.
I'm glad I'm not alone.
Everyone at work lol'd at me when I told them I would do a 4 week holiday the day Classic releases.
Currently in the process of buying an apartment so I know I'm not going anywhere this summer anyways.
Deadline is 1st of May and until then I'm going with July 15 placeholder for the possibility of a ''Osconty July '' release.
I still got 6 vacation days from last year that will expire on the 6th of June... I'd be damned delighted if Classic releases before that, but I guess my hope is in vain lol. I'm getting 20 more vacation days as well btw and only got 10 days of vacation planned for november.
So HELL YEAH I'm taking some time off.
The first name I will try to catch in-game will be Bob. If Bob is unavailable, I'll become Saltybob. Tremble before me.
I'm gonna try and drop a week of leave starting the day Classic releases, depending on how the timing and weekend placement works out I might stretch that out a bit longer. No-lifing it as much as I can, if I can hit 60 (unlikely) in the first 7-9 days that'd be great but I'm not gonna stress to much about it.
Day one is going to be crazy and I really don't want to miss it. If Launch o'clock is in the middle of the night I'll drag myself out of bed and login as soon as I'm able.
Luckily I work for a very large insurance company. So as long as you have to time, you can take it off. I'm also buying a house in October, so no vacations planned for a whole year means a ton of time saved up for me!
I'll definitely take 1 week. Most likely 2. And depending on how that all goes... maybe I'll be "sick" that 3rd week lol.
Now to just find someone to watch my dog for 7 days...