December 03, 2008

Stupid man tricks.



Well...


We are World of Warcraft (WoW) players. As such we purchased the new expansion Wraith of the Lich King (WotLK). Along with a goodly chunk of our 11 million other fellow gamers.


As I was attempting to load it on my wife's PC, I got a message that her processor was one tenth of a gigahertz too slow. My mind quickly thought about overclocking her PC at some later date.


Seeing as how I had the game right there, I figured I might as well upgrade her acount to WotLK, mostly due to the free month. This is were I error'd.


The account information is kept on the Blizzard website, it does not care what computer your on or its speed. What that means is you can only play on a system that already HAS WotLK installed. Now I'm stuck. She cannot load the software, she cannot play and we are about to meet some of my RL friends in game for our weekly WoW fix.


Arrrrgh!!!!!!


I was able to rig up the laptop for our outting. But, Tina was unable to ride her exercise bike with this configuration... epic fail...


No sleep for me last night as my mind alternately cursed my excitement for loading the software and planning how to fix this little stupid man trick.


Today I went to the used computer store here in town and rifled through the collection of old AMD processors and found an Athlon that would do the trick. The last time I did a processor upgrade was when Windows 95 was new. Then you had to use a driver for the processor (not sure how that worked..) Reading a bit I figured out that it should not matter anymore, and wtf, I went for broke.


System posted, complained, updated then booted to windows. Success! So as we speak her system is running WotLK, and I feel kinda tired. But, a lot less stupid...


3 comments:

mills said...

If you are a beginner, you are not left out at all! Beginners can simply make the resistance lower, and focus on increasing their speed, or aiming for a certain number of miles. Its great to push your limits with an Exercise bike, so that your body can grow and strengthen.

http://www.yorkfitness.com/Cycles-cat-503/Index.html

Lee said...

Ugh!

Just when I drop the moderation...

Do NOT click on the link in Mills comment.

Stella said...

Of course, you already know this, but this is the time to hit your friendly little garbage can and click the "delete forever" checkbox. I hope you find this action as satisfying as I do.