Figured i would post this in OT too...
'Twas the night before Beta, when all through the net
Not a Mod was stirring, not even Brannoc;
The cables were hung by the servers with care,
In hopes that release soon would be here;
The beta testers were nestled all snug in their beds,
Those damn lucky bastards, I wish they were dead;
And Tasos in his office, and I in my bottle,
Have to keep drinking, the seconds last a mile,
When out on the forums there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from my stooper to see what was the matter.
Away to my keyboard I flew like a flash,
Clicked on the link and scrolled to the thread.
The tolls out in full force had caused a trouble,
Gave the forumfall veterans an aneurism bubble,
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a topic called Beta!, and no lock to appear,
With a tentative motion, my mouse did click,
I knew in a moment it must be a trick.
More rapid than eagles the 'nay sayers they came,
Crying out 'Vapor!' and tarnishing it's name;
"Now, Tasos! now, Brannoc! now, Claus and Ricki!
On, Kjetil! on Henning! on, Erik get freaky!
To the top of the homepage I scrolled to see,
Open beta was official, my pants I did pee.
As my heart did pound and my ears did ring,
I kept clicking and clicking to read all I could see,
So up to the forums again I did check,
The topic called Beta!, was exploding with threats.
'This better be real!, No tricks to be had!',
'Or I will PK you I swear' is what they all said.
As I drew in my shaking hand, to the download link I did click,
A box did pop up, with the sweetest sight I could see.
0.0% of Darkfall.exe I did have,
A better sight, my eyes never had.
A bundle of toys would not be better,
Than seeing the progress bar increase by a number.
My eyes wide as saucers-- how they twinkled with merry!
My cheeks all flushed, that may be the brandy,
My mouth frozen in a goofy ass smile,
My skin was pale, I would not see the sun for a while;
And the smoke it encircled, my bong I did hit;
Had to calm my nerves or else I would flip,
I shook like a chihuahua tossed in the snow,
All excited and scared, I've been waiting for a while,
And I laughed when I saw progress I did make;
0.01%, I thought I would faint,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread;
The speed picked up, my network wasn't dead,
Laying my finger aside of my nose,
I snorted a line, tonight I would not doze;
Darkfall soon I would log in and play,
The life that I had would not see another day.
One last time the forums I checked,
And noticed a statement from Tasos at last,
Very short and simple, his words did say,
"Happy PKing to all, and to all a good fight."
*Note: if the drug references offend you, i am not sorry