I don’t expect anything to come from this, but I’m upset at the situation and I need to vent somewhere. Sorry if this comes off as petty, but I’m distraught because of it and I need to get my ideas out into the Twisting Nether to make myself feel less angry.
I have been really looking forward to Shadowlands expansion drop. As a healthcare provider, I’ve been having to work extra hard this year due to the pandemic on top of trying to somehow accommodate regular patients.
I was devastated when they delayed the release date of Shadowlands. I pulled all the strings that I could to make sure that I could have time off for the release for the 27th, and while I do understand that the game is not ready yet and so it can not be released, I feel a bit stung since I had called in all of my favors to get the time off and now I won’t be able to get any more time off for the rest of the year (plus I agreed to work Thanksgiving AND Christmas to have the time off) for the actual release of Shadowlands. I am going to spend my days off alone playing games that I would rather not play.
I don’t have beta access. My friend berated me by saying, “If you had even tried the beta, you would have known that the game was not going to be ready, so you shouldn’t have taken that time off!” (what a “friend”) I had to arrange my time off basically 2 weeks after the release date had been announced to arrange for it.
I just feel upset at the situation more than anything. I have been subbed off and on since TBC and really love the game (corruptions and the grind ended up being too much for me to keep up with as a healthcare provider, so I burned myself out and stopped playing as much near the end of BFA). I was really looking forward to playing and experiencing launch day with my friends (they have more flexible schedules and will play launch whenever it happens).
Thank you for reading my rant and I’m sorry that you had to look at my little pity party. I’m not going to refund Shadowlands or anything because I really want to play when it comes out, but it just feels melancholy.