Things To Do - In The Queue

By John Hoskin -
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Welcome to this 17th day of November, 2014.   I’m John “Boomjack” Hoskin and this is Here Comes The Boom episode #34.

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I thought BlizzCon was a wild ride.  I enjoyed it immensely.  It did not prepare me for onslaught of players who have come back to play Warlords of Draenor.  

I play on an extremely busy server.   Area-52 or Queue-5200 as we now affectionately call it has become a roadblock in my mission to not only play Warlords of Draenor, but ultimately, to tell you about so that you can make an informed decision. 

At the time of writing this (Insert Law and Order Ba-dum-bum sound) November 15th, Evening, East Coast of North America. I am #5,569 in the queue to be able to login.  Estimated time: 461 minutes.

Things To Do While You Wait in Queue

With that in mind, here are a few things that that take less time that sitting in the WoW server queue.  Many thanks to David Piner for adding to my list.

  • Roast a turkey for Thanksgiving.
  • Watch Interstellar.
  • Fill a large pool with a garden hose.
  • Determining how many licks it takes to get the center of a Tootsie Pop.
  • Watch the WoW documentary.
  • Teach Kim Kardashian to read.
  • Fly from New York to Los Angeles.
  • Watch an entire NFL, NHL or NBA game.
  • Watch someone level to 100 on Twitch.
  • Watch a season of the Simpsons.
  • Bake a cake.
  • Get a full night’s rest.
  • Create a human being.
  • Download Hearthstone.
  • Do heart transplant surgery.
  • Build a PC from scratch, including installing Windows.
  • For light to travel to Earth and back to the Sun 28 times.
  • Enjoy eight dentist appointments.
  • NASA sending an unmanned mission to the Moon.
  • Walk 24 miles.
  • Run with the bulls.
  • Go out to the store and buy a console with Destiny, complete the first couple of planets or most of the single player story.
  • Work seven and a half hours at minimum wage to earn enough money for the level 90 upgrade, make a new character on an unpopulated server, buy the level 90 upgrade.
  • Ride two rides at Disney World.
  • Read every issue of HCTB and comment two times, once on the article and another with a sock puppet account to agree with you.
  • Hand write a letter to Blizzard explaining how angry you are at them, demanding not only a refund but the postage for the letter, then sending it first class at the post office.
  • Get through half of the line at the Post Office.
  • Play 24 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare PvP matches.
  • Run a marathon.
  • Do an entire week of P90X.
  • Read every story on the front page of TheOnion.com
  • Cook 57 hard-boiled eggs, one at a time.

You could do any of those things and in some cases more than one of them.   Hopefully queues are “fixed” this week.   In the meantime, what can you add to this list? Hit the comments below.  

 

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John "Boomjack" Hoskin
Dissecting and distilling the game industry since 1994. Lover of family time, youth hockey, eSports, and the game industry in general.

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