My 10-month-old daughter is sick, coughing, congested. Confused. She doesn't understand why my wife and I don't just fix it. It's impossible to explain that we would use this awesome congestion power on anyone but her. So, lots of soothing, lots of grumpy diaper changes, lots of naps interrupted by vicious choking on mucus. She finally goes to real sleep late in the evening.
Parent freedom time! However, said parents are absolutely exhausted. Need to do something before sleep, though. We're not parent-bots.
"Hey, you know what would be great?"
"No, what's that?"
"Want to do some dailies? Just to relax for a few minutes. Get you closer to that rep sword."
"That sounds good!"
Ok then! Let's log on for fifteen minutes or so and do some dailies.
Position in queue: 429
Estimated time: Calculating...
The calculated time ended up being twenty-four minutes.
Back in the days when we were sitting down for a three or four hour block, a twenty-four-minute delay was just a minor irritation. But now, we're (trying to) log on for a half-hour or even ten-minute session. A twenty-four minute wait? It's the whole thing.
This got me thinking.