What’s up my nerdz?


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Originally uploaded by Jeffery Simpson.

I know what’s up, you’re all in front of you computers just checking your favorite city blog before going back into the world of Azeroth. It is the dawn of the Burning Crusade, and time to get your Blood Elf on.

For those of you who got lost somewhere around the second sentance of this post today is the day that the first expansion pack to the high popular World fo WarCraft was released. Called the Burning Crusade it adds a lot of additional content to the game, including two new races to play as and a new world to play in. So if your Skytrain ride today seems especially lacking in the sorts of people who generally play online MMORPGs then you know why.

Best Buy plastered downtown Vancouver with flyers advertising the release like it was some sort of rave in a wharehouse in Surrey with DJ Woozy. It’s rare that a major retailer engages in this sort of paper and tape marketing at the street level; I’ve certainly hardly ever seen it in Vancouver. So did it work? Did you line up at midnight for your copy, or did you think it was an indie band and pass on by?

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6 Comments so far

  1. Karla (unregistered) on January 16th, 2007 @ 11:39 am

    I don’t know of anywhere that opened at midnight for the release around here. I pre-ordered from the Pacific Centre EBGames, since it’s close to my work, and Pacific Centre wouldn’t let them open at midnight. I was the only girl in the lineup at 7:20 this morning as I waited to pick up my copy before work (so I can go straight home and install it after work).

    And that’s geek, not nerd, thanks. :)


  2. Jeffery Simpson (unregistered) on January 16th, 2007 @ 11:58 am

    Yes but without the “nerdz” it wouldn’t be a quote from the Office now would it?


  3. Rebecca (unregistered) on January 16th, 2007 @ 12:16 pm

    Looking at the title I thought this post was about candy. *sigh* Oh Wonka…


  4. Vidguy (unregistered) on January 16th, 2007 @ 4:00 pm

    I picked up my three copies at the EB in Mission. There were about 40 people lined up outside at 11:30 PM and we all got our copies before 12:30. There were definitely some hardcore g33ks there though. Two guys at the front of the line had big yellow cardboard exclamation marks and question marks around their neck.

    Guess ya had to be there. ;)


  5. Jeffery Simpson (unregistered) on January 16th, 2007 @ 4:37 pm

    I’m on the fence about whether to get it or not. I let my account lapse after getting my Palidan up to lvl 55. I haven’t played in months and I’m not sure whether it’s worth picking up the BC.


  6. toby (unregistered) on January 16th, 2007 @ 11:39 pm

    i drove by the cambie best buy at around 8pm and saw lawn chairs and umbrellas and just thought those guys were waiting for the latest shipment of ps3’s. hmm….that’s gaming for you i guess. dedication…i guess.



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