Eurgh. You know what isn’t remotely fun? Strep throat. Strep throat is not even a tiny bit fun. It came on really quickly on my drive home from work yesterday — zero to swallowing glass in only the time in transit. About an hour.

I was lucky though and managed to get in and see my Dr today. It hardly ever happens at my medical centre that you can make a same-day appointment! He prescribed some antibiotics which I filled and some pain relief which I initially didn’t. Boy was that a mistake. Turns out ‘swallowing glass’ was not the top level of this thing. Add in the dizziness and general lethargy and today has not been the most fun of days. Fortunately for me, my wife is lovely and after only a small amount of admonishment for not filling it in the first place — went to pick it up.

Sometimes when sick you can sort of manage to get some gaming in at least, and today would have been perfect for that, to get in with the crowd and experience the day 1 mad rush of WoW Classic. Just wasn’t up for it though. Particularly as the day wore on, it became more and more a bed day.

Now that I have some meds onboard and can stay out of bed for at least 30 minutes? I figured I’d at least take a look at the queues.

Urm… Turns out most of them have gone already.

Scrolling down reveals another couple of medium population servers and two high population servers.

Even while acknowledging that it is a week night, this really surprises me! I figured there would have been queues pretty much around the clock for the first day or two.

If you look at the Oceanic servers — in the prime of playtime as I write this, at about 8:20pm NZT — the three servers are split one a piece to Low, Medium and High.

Have people decided WoW Classic isn’t for them after all, this quickly?

Although even on a low-population server, I logged in to see dozens of people milling about at the start of Elwynn Forest. So it’s clearly not gone to ghost town levels yet, either.

I hadn’t really planned on playing until later in the week anywho. Friday this week I go in for my colonoscopy, and the preparation for that entails some time at home. I’m not entirely sure how this will get on with also being sick, but the Dr didn’t seem to be too worried about ability to keep the antibiotics onboard long enough. So… Should be fine?

Still — not the best time to get something else! The preparation was probably going to be miserable enough as it was. All going well though, this will be the end of it and the last check necessary!


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Quietschisto · August 28, 2019 at 1:50 am

Get well soon! (That’s not a wish, that’s an order!^^)

A little house remedy for things like that: A nice, hot ginger-lemon-mint-honey-brew. Make a huge batch of ginger-lemon-tea (fresh, not aromatised. Even better to leave the skin on the ginger slices), and throw in honey and mint fresh into each cup. Each sprig of mint can be used for about 3-4 cups before it loses most of its flavour.

    Naithin · August 28, 2019 at 2:44 am

    Oh that sounds nice. I’ve been doing the lemon honey brew though, it’s a staple of sore throats everywhere. At least in this house. ;)

Bhagpuss · August 28, 2019 at 5:07 am

Oh, bad luck with the timing on the strep throat. Hope it clears up soon and good luck with the colonoscopy!

    Naithin · August 28, 2019 at 5:59 am

    Thanks! Definitely looking forward to it being all done and dusted.

Red Metal · August 29, 2019 at 12:49 am

Ouch, I think I had that as a kid. It’s not fun. Get better soon!

    Naithin · August 29, 2019 at 10:14 am

    Thanks Red Metal!

    And it’ll pass soon enough. My wife manages an Early Childcare Centre, and brings home all sorts of lovely things like this from time to time. xD

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