IRE Asks: How do you deal with internet downtime?
The worst thing for any MMO player is to be seperated from their beloved fantasy realm by the very thing that establishes the gateway. When cruel fate raises its finger pointedly and says "you need a break!", we respond "no way, d00d!" and defiantly jam our pens into the tiny Reset buttons on the modem. After twenty-five resets and three "full unplugs" later, we resign ourselves to the fact that this is beyond our control.
Like losing a cherished loved one, MMO gamers will go through stages of denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance (or more depression) when the link to their nirvana is lost. So how do you handle it, IRE players? Do you endlessly pace the floor, staring out your window for the installation tech? Do you run to the hardware store and buy the longest ethernet cable you can find, hoping your neighbor will let you siphon his bandwidth?