Why I Am Not Playing Diablo 3 - Yet

The Internet as I know it has been quiet the past few days. I am not even considering any other reason. There’s only one.

The much awaited Diablo 3.

For someone who is not a hardcore gamer but can spend days on end playing a game (albeit very sporadically), I am actually surprised that I have not caved in to the Diablo 3 fever. Yet.

I had some spare time today, so I guess it was but natural to think about why I am one of the few people I know who has remained immune to the game. You can think whatever you want of it, but here are the reasons I am not playing Diablo 3. For now.

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Okay, it is a lame a reason as any. Gamers have been waiting for Diablo 3 for eternity it seems, what do another several hours matter?

I know that it can be utterly frustrating to encounter server errors while you’re caught up in the heat of the moment, but heck, it won’t kill you. Maybe.

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Then again, if I have been able to survive without the game for so long, I am sure I will survive the next weeks or months till the issues get resolved. In any case, I do not feel like being likened to this poor guy.

Anti-bandwagon tendencies

I probably am just being difficult, but with practically everyone I know putting their lives on hold for Diablo 3, I feel like swimming upstream. There really is no going around it. Stubbornness can be a tricky thing.

Oh, and there is the issue of having to deal with actually purchasing the game. I don’t know where you are, but if you have not pre-ordered the game (as I obviously did not), then good luck. Sure, shopping can be as easy as clicking buttons or swiping cards – retail POS software for the win! – but either you bang elbows with other almost desperate gamers or you simply will have to wait for more copies to arrive. Guess what I have chosen to do?

The issue of EQ

I have always gone out of my way to prove that I have a high emotional quotient. Whether or not that is an indication of my lack thereof, I don’t really know.

I shall end this with a question: if I don’t start playing Diablo 3 for as long as I can hold out, does that mean I have high EQ?

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