… is when one of your favorite video games releases a huge new expansion and not only can’t you afford to buy it, but your account will be shut down in five days time anyway because you had to cut back on expenses.
Yes folks, the World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade expansion has hit the shelves and like a bad heroin addict I sit here with my teeth humming in their sockets as I can feel the millions of WoW players in the world signing in and venturing through the Dark Portal into the destroyed nether reaches of Outland.
It’s OK. I can cope. I’ll just find my happy place and curl up in a fetal position until one of the companies I’ve sent resumes to calls and says I’m brilliant and just what they’ve been looking for and as a signing bonus they’ll pay for my WoW subscription… yeah… yeah… that could happen…. couldn’t it?
[Update]: Someone from Blizzard is reading SEB! Apparently fearful that one of their most loyal addicts was about to go cold turkey they sent along a free Burning Crusade key to keep me hanging on. This prompted Anne to let me have the WoW pre-paid gift card she got as a gift so I could extend my playtime a bit longer. Her WoW addiction tends to be a bit more cyclical in nature and right now she’s not playing so she figures I’ll make better use of it. This is very cool and I’m very flattered. Woot!