One way to solve a problem is to change your focus.
I went to Fry’s today at lunch. How many posts have I written with “Fry’s” as a destination?
I actually went there to get a new electric razor, as my current rechargeable model has gotten to the point where the battery holds a charge for about 30 seconds, making my morning shave an exercise requiring more patience than I possess.
While I was there, I naturally had to walk the Windows game aisle to see what was in stock.
There were lots of copies of Vanguard on the shelf, though they were back to full retail prices again.
There were also lots of copies of The Burning Crusade, including collector’s editions.
Echoes of Faydwer was down to two copies, so they appear to have sold some since my last visit.
And on the top shelf (which is just below eye level for most people) there was a 6 wide facing of Lord of the Rings Online pre-order boxes.
Ten bucks? Sold!
So now I have the beta on a DVD.
Highlight quote on the box for me, “Millions of Players. One game to rule them all.”
No hubris in that! Didn’t I just read something recently where “millions” was thrown around rather loosely?
Anyway, I have traded in downloading for patching.
And if patching turns into a problem, it won’t be tough to guess what the title of my next LOTRO post will be, will it?