For eight hours I sat at work, chomping at the bit to get out and acquire my very own copy of WotLK. I basically ran out the front door of my office and made a bee line for the nearest Best Buy. Money in hand, I grabbed a copy and to the checked out.
I get home, have dinner with the family and hung out with my kids. Once everyone was asleep I went to the computer and put in the DVD. This is where things went from happiness to pain.
At 60% I got an error on loading the lichking.mpq. Hmmm….Well lets look at the DVD and try again; again, the same thing. Ok, this is not cool. Maybe I should defrag my hard drive and check for disk errors. Ok that is done, let’s try this again. ARGHHHHH!!!!!
So I go to the Tech Support boards and to my relief I am not the only one with this issue. Ok, lets see what should I do. I dig for solutions and I get the following from tech support.
1) Remove some ram and try that – um, the last thing I want to do it open my pc to install a game.
2) Install in safe mode – ok, let’s give that a shot. Um no good, can’t interact with the installer now.
3) Copy DVD to my hard drive – ok, here we go. Installing…damn same thing.
5) Get really angry
6) Get urge to quit the game
7) Download and install wrath from the Website.
Well I end up downloading the game. The interweb gods were with me since my download speeds hovered around 650 – 700 mb/s. An hour later I was done and logged in…to meet with the server queue.
Fifteen minutes later I was in game and was summoned to heal Utgard Keep.
Overall the night ended well with some new boss kills, some lessons learned and 16% into 70. Hopefully now everything will go well and I can enjoy Northrend.
Note: If you are getting any install issue with bad .mpq files, just download the game, you will save yourself a lot of time and grief.