We told you about the Wii launch guide that IGN is offering, now read the Wii Camp-out guide that a blogger offers. He says to bring friends, be social, talk to the manager of the store and let him know you’re in line, have fun and find out any information you can suck out from the people around you.
You’ve all probably been to a console launch. It’s insane, it’s usually cold and you’re usually not completely sure if you’re even going to be able to get the console of your choice when they open the doors. You also question yourself sometimes as to why you’re even there. At the same time though, you’re having the time of your life because it’s insanely fun. It gets better because most of the people around you like video games just as much as you. Get more than 3 people passionate about something together, and you can talk all night and make the time go by faster, and the freezing temperatures not seem so freezing.
Here’s part of the list:
- 1. Bring friends. (The more, the better). It might be difficult to find folks who are this hardcore about gaming — so much so that they’ll take a day off of work and camp out in front of a store in November. But if you’re going to do it, this is the kind of thing that is best done among three or four committed friends.
- 2. Get to know the store manager. Now. - There’s nothing worse (and I mean nothing) than taking all of this time to camp out overnight, only to find out that the store isn’t getting any units. Or perhaps that they have only four (after all of the in-store corruption and holding systems for family members happens.)
- 3. …talk to the store manager and let him/her know that you are standing in line! This is not such as big a deal if there are already folks on line, but I’ve heard about situations where people started lining up outside of an electronics chain on the left and somehow folks began to start lining up on the opposite side. The lines each slowly grew and nobody asked any questions until more and more people began to show up and confusion ensued from there.
- 4. The early bird gets the worm. The Wii launch is on a Sunday this year (November 19). If I were crazy enough to camp-out, I’d probably think about taking a few days off and starting to camp out no later than early Saturday morning (…or possibly as early as Friday….or maybe even earlier depending on how many hardcore folks there are in your town.
Does that sound a little crazy to you? Well, mister. You have to be a little crazy to go through a console launch, don’t you?
The list goes on for a while. What this blogger’s article is simply saying is to be prepared and to have the right tools to make it through the night. Having friends and bathrooms near by is always a good thing. Have fun with your hardware, and make sure you rub it in everyone’s face when they’re waiting for 3 more weeks because they didn’t come with you.