Singaporeans, it seems, are chronic queuers, and it’s not just iPhones commanding snaking lines.
Even in the age of convenient online pre-orders, hundreds, if not thousands still preferred to get their hands on Blizzard’s latest game Diablo 3 the old-fashioned way – by queuing at the Funan mall launch event yesterday. Some queued for three hours or more for a copy of the long-awaited game.
The highly-anticipated game was offered online for pre-order by various merchants, including Amazon and Qisahn.
I asked everyone I know who are about to swear off communication for the next few weeks how they got their copy of the game. All of my friends pre-ordered online and simply sat at home waiting for it to arrive!
Buyers apparently wasted no time in getting to work, too. Screenshots of the game in action are already surfacing on my Facebook feed.
But it was not all a bed of roses for Diablo 3, as the age-old debate for/against always-online games begins anew.
How are you enjoying the game so far? Share your experience in the comments!