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Wow. Obama headlines, all rolled onto one page. (Although the ads at the top of that page are really obnoxious - at least, both of the two I've gotten are very blatantly anti-Obama ones.)

Consumerist confirms what I had already noticed: both Wal-Mart and Sam's Club started playing Christmas music on November 1st. I went to Wal-Mart to buy, what-do-you-call-em, the stovetop reflector thingies, and it took me three tries, believe it or not, to get the right one. (My stove has flip-up elements, it turned out, which seem to be more rare.) And I have also been to Sam's Club in the interim. And I rant about Christmas music every November, and I swear every year it gets worse. Christmas music is just not acceptable until at least Thanksgiving, and I don't know why these companies don't get that. Oh well, I keep swearing I'm going to avoid Wal-Mart, anyway - this just gives me another reason to.

I haven't talked about WoW in a while, and since I don't seem to have much else to talk about, we can talk about that! The new expansion, Wrath of the Lich King, comes out next week, and there's already been a couple of patches in preparation for that. People have been coming out of the woodwork to play because of it, and things got so bad for a while that you could barely play. I'm not sure but what it's still that way on some servers, but things were bad enough that they started letting people transfer to less-crowded servers for free, and we did. Our horde characters are still on Runetotem, but our Alliance characters have moved from Aggramar - which is a really old server - to Korialstrasz, a newer one. We weren't in a guild and we don't really interact with anybody except each other, to speak of, so there wasn't any reason not to move. It's funny, because it's very different than GuildWars, where we always socialized a lot within the guild - in WoW, we just play. I tried joining a guild when we first started playing - that was on yet another server, which, um, I've actually forgotten the name of completely - and it just didn't really work out, and we never tried again. There's not a TOG guild on either of these alliance servers - there is one on Runetotem, but we don't play horde enough to have bothered with that either. I don't know, there just doesn't seem to be that much reason to look for a guild. We don't raid, we don't have any desire to get into that sort of thing, and WoW guilds are mostly very heavily into that, it seems like. I know there are exceptions but it just doesn't seem worth bothering with.

Meanwhile, I have a character at level 60, for the first time, and I have ventured into Outland. My mage, which is my solo character, the one I play when I'm playing by myself, is coming up on level 40. I don't play a whole lot of different characters, the way I did in GW, but I did make an undead warrior a couple of weeks ago and I've been playing her a good bit. Incidentally, we are still planning on going back to GuildWars someday when GW2 comes out. It just doesn't seem like that's going to be any time soon.

Date: 2008-11-07 04:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
All those banner headlines look awesome. I was lucky enough to get a copy of the Austin paper yesterday.

I hate Christmas music in stores, and I'm with you - they oughtta wait until at LEAST Thanksgiving. I guess with the economy in a tailspin retailers are trying to encourage buying sooner than usual.

Date: 2008-11-07 04:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
The New York Times published a good article that explains why Wal-Mart is starting its Christmas season as early as possible. I get easily annoyed by holiday music in stores even in December, so thank goodness I'm not shopping at Wal-Mart, my brain would explode.


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