So I stayed up way too late last night. The wife decided that she would go out to the midnight release of Wrath of the Lich King after all, and brought home our copies of the game (collector’s edition for her, standard edition for me).
After about 20 minutes of installing and reloading the patches, I logged on, made my way to Stormwind Harbor, and caught the boat to Northrend.
I haven’t done more than poke around the landing area, pick up the next level of training in my professions (and picked up a bunch of new recipes in the process), and do some of the ‘running errand’ quests. I haven’t ventured inland, or killed anything yet, in large part because my wife would be very upset if I started advancing and killing things without her (bloodthirsty little gnome that she is).
Within about 20 minutes of logging on after installing Wrath, we had three Death Knights in the guild. I know a lot of people were really grooving on the ability to play the new class, but I want to explore the new zone, level up my main character, and take the fight to the Lich King! I guess part of it is that I don’t really play my alts that much, and I can’t think of any pressing reason to add another one to my pool — after all, the Death Knight starts at level 55, and I wouldn’t be able to get to Northrend until after I did all the Outlands stuff that I did not that long ago with my Warrior.
So it’s hitting the beach with my main. It looks really cool so far (what little I have seen of it) and I can’t wait until later this evening when I can get back in there.