Vamping in Dalaran

“It is demonstrable,” said he, “that things cannot be otherwise than they are; for as all things have been created for some end, they must necessarily be created for the best end. Observe, for instance, the nose is formed for spectacles; therefore we wear spectacles. The legs are visibly designed for stockings; accordingly we wear stockings. Stones were made to be hewn and to construct castles; therefore my lord has a magnificent castle; for the greatest baron in the province ought to be the best lodged. Swine were intended to be eaten; therefore we eat pork all year round. And they who assert that everything is right, do not express themselves correctly; they should say that everything is best.”
Master Pangloss (Candide 1759)


Vamping in Dalaran

When an orchestra “vamps” it is usually playing the intro theme over and over, typically waiting and holding on for a scene change to finish or an actor’s entrance.

I had thought that the Character Copy for the Legion Beta was about to make it’s entrance.

We’d done the Stress Testing, volunteers willing to be dis-connected, dumped, tossed and trashed at the behest of Blizzard. We did the opening scenario, saw Dalaran get totally phased-out and mass raced to the Artifact locations. Or raced en masse, depending on how you want to phrase it.

Clearly, the Stress Test is not over. Compounding interest in the release of Overwatch has seen us, pitiful and woeful, waiting and vamping WoW players see continued disconnection issues, full servers with cue timers and obscure arcane messages that mystify: WOW1029000146 disconnect. No, it is not my computer.

Like the ever-optimistic Candide, I hope that the new Overwatch players are not experiencing the same issues. We WoW vets are used to it. We know that it is the best of all possible worlds (of Warcraft). We can handle it!

Yes, it’s all for the best.

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