'Twas the night before Head Start, when all through the house
Not a device was stirring, not even my Naga mouse;
The energy drinks were set by the fridge with care,
In hopes that Tera soon would be here;
The Pedobears were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of Elins danced in their heads;
And me in my game chair, and my cat in my lap,
Had just settled down for a quick pre-game nap,
When out on the forums there arose such a clatter,
I sprang to hit refresh to see what was the matter.
Away to the thread I clicked like the flash,
Tore apart the GW2 fanbois and trolls i did smash.
The MMO on the breast of new-gaming ground
Gave us satisfaction, my what we have found,
When, what to my wondering eyes should i glance,
But a niche fanbase, and eight reviews that gave Tera a chance,
With a little old flavor, and new gameplay so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment this game just might be sick.
More rapid than eagles new fans they came,
And whistled, and shouted, and called Tera by name;
"Now, WoW! now, Aion! now, SWToR and more!
Tera does what you have done and more!
To the top of the MMO's! to the top of them all!
And then, in a twinkling, I read in the patch notes
More awesome changes like Mystic's healin Motes.
As I dreamed in my head, and was turning around,
I saw Knoxxer and he came without a sound.
He was dressed all in Armor, from his head to his shoe,
And his armor was all polished all gold and no blue;
A bundle of loot he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a Redcap while he opened his pack.
His eyes -- how they twinkled! Red told me to dodge!
His swing just did miss me, in ground sword did lodge!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
Cuz' he had skillz with the char creator and it showed;
He was slim and lithe, a right androgenous elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself;
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I was about to be dead;
He spoke not a word, but went straight to the forums to lurk,
And read all the comments; then banned some jerk,
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And making a post, up the reply count rose;
He sprang to his keyboard to type,
Though we dont advertise, Tera generates its own Hype!
But then I heard him exclaim, dont wallow in sorrow,
"Happy Tera to all, and we'll all play tomorrow."
This isnt easy on a whim half sauced =)
Gratuitous repost.. btw love Elins, couldnt resist joke.