The Best of the Worse Times in WoW

“No human being is innocent, but there is a class of innocent human actions called Games.”
W. H. Auden


The Best of the Worse Times in WoW

A couple of days ago, a player in our guild whispered me “go check your mail!”.

I got a Lost Letter that needed delivering.
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I had to take it to Madame Goya.
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And eventually ended up on this crazy beautiful magical mailroom.
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I had to deliver a Huge Package.
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And the rest is fun stuff that you can figure out for yourself.

Our guild is passing the letter around. At the end of the questline, you get a toy and a new letter to send to a friend. After that is two more tasks to get the Postmaster title and the mail-themed pet.


I had done some errands but got home in time to watch the Dev Q&A. Really, it was all PvP and boring and nothing new. The expectation was at the end that the new expac announcement would be out BUT that was already done! So, while watching these two bozos chatter mindlessly about the marvels of PvP, I decided to buy the new expac.


It was rough. Real rough.
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THEY were not prepared at all! This is the business side of Blizzard and they failed and did a prat fall.
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No consumer wants a message like this.
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Finally I walked away and came back later. I tried to buy it again and they told me that I already had! I guess the confirmation process was … lost?

This is no way to run a business when I am using a credit card online.

However, what is done is done and I’m on my way to Void Elfing about in Wetlands.

Wish me luck!

4 thoughts on “The Best of the Worse Times in WoW

  1. I don’t blame Blizz entirely for this, whenever massive online purchases of a single item start occurring even the banking networks go haywire :p

    But yes, they need to anticipate and prepare for this kind of traffic when doing something like this πŸ˜€

    I’m still trying to get that mail xD

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  2. Oooh, the letter! Can’t wait to do that πŸ˜€ I haven’t seen it yet. Sounds fun πŸ™‚

    Also wow at that line to purchase and the errors…I guess Blizzard did not expect that. (odd, though!)

    Good luck Void Elfing about πŸ˜€ You know you have to come back here and show us how all your favorite toys work on a Void Elf… πŸ™‚

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