So monday morning I woke up so excited about getting a sneak peak at the most anticipated MMO of 2010. I tried as hard as I could to remain calm, telling myself "Calm yourself! Its just a game! ****, its barely 10% of a game. Just remain calm and stick to your daily routine."
Well I just couldn't. Monday wasn't just any routine day. So I rubbed my eyes and rolled outta bed to shower and brush my teeth. I actually hadn't brushed my teeth or showered in a few days, but today was special.
Anyway, I logged into my email and was completely and utterly destroyed when I didn't find an invite to the beta waiting for me. "Well @#%^!" I exclaimed as I bashed my face into the keyboard. Thats when I remembered I had setup 72 different SE IDs; all with varying answers to the standard application questions. 13 cups of coffee, 6 granola bars and about 5 hours later I found myself bashing my face into the keyboard repeatedly again.
"How could this happen to me!!!... Wait, I mean... How could this not happen to meeeeee!!!" I mean what the **** right? We're all better than everyone else, aren't we? We all have played longer than the next person. Camped some silly drop for hours upon end for mediocre increase in output. Uh, I mean to rub it in their faces that we're better than they are even if it is only by +2 Str! "Wait a minute! Wait a **** minute, its Monday all day long! Ahahahaaaa *cough* haha!" Surely my super spiffy invite would be along at some point that day. "@#%^!" I exclaimed as I realized I would have to check all 72 email accounts again fishing for the golden key.
So midnight comes and figuring that I couldn't login through the website until the 11th anyway... (I'd be buggered if I was going to go through all those **** email accounts again) I decided to finally dig through them all for my key. At this point I'm think I might even be lucky enough to get more than one key. Surely I'm the smartest man on the planet and no one else had thought of that. With all these fanboys checking their emails every 5 mins surely I'd be rich! I could sell one for... 100 bucks! I'm a genius!
Sure enough there was no shinies in any of the vast slew of inboxes I had setup. Thats when I realized... "&@*&^!@&^#@*&^!^#^*&#$" (I know the Fbomb isn't that long, but when I realized I forgot to check all the spam folders I kinda made it up as I went along)
These last few days since the announcement I've been walking around like a zombie. So distraught that I, the one true fan and greatest player of FFXI ever, had been left out. "Who the **** do they think they are! How dare they not invite me to be one of the first!" I kept making excuses. "They must be having mail server issues. Maybe its just a mistake." Nothing helped. I fell deeper and deeper, spiraling into depression.
My friends told me I didn't even recognize them when I saw them. My eyes had this glazed over look. They said I would stand there with my staff drawn in battle stance frozen, like I had no autoattack. They tried scaring me out of it, but I couldn't jump. If SE wasn't going to send me a key I'd create an Eorzea of my own right here at home.
As time went on I got bored (as we often do with nothing to do here in Eorzea) and snapped out of it. Wouldnt you know when I checked my spam folder this morning...
Maybe this will work betta.. lol!
Edited, Mar 3rd 2010 1:11am by BetterThanThou