Stop and plot out the munchies deals. Stock up on chips and pop and other drinks.
Tell your girlfriend/boyfriend/pets that you won't be seeing them except if they are online
Have all your profession toons at their maximum, and your crafting toons at 83 or higher. It would
be preferable to have them at 85 just in case the developers throw a screwball at us and require a higher
level to max out your professions.
Stack your archeology tokens to fill out each race. This should grab you a few points towards finishing
what will still continue to be a long drawn out profession. If your looking at getting a realm first this is
a must do when it comes to archaeology.
Have your toons in place where you want them to be. Remember that the first couple of hours
opening zones are going to be flooded by players killing the same mobs, turning in the same quests.
Be prepared for issues, downtime, quick patches, more down time, frustration, and overall the normal
things that happen while playing a new expansion pack.
Have your favorite web pages at your fingertips ready to see updates. Obviously I'm bias to JMTC for
the first page I hope you have open. As well as http://thegoldqueen.com/ and Consortium forums ready for any quick updates.
Don't be too quick to sell all of your items you've gathered to flip on the market. You aren't giong to be the only seller, and many players will be listing their items at prices to get a quick buck. Be prudent and prepared to not just sell, but also buy and flip materials if they are at too low a price. Items such as Netherweave and ore should be going for 2 to 3 times the cost of buying them. So anything lower and hold your ground. Some will look at it as a sprint, we as gold goblins don't sprint, we ride in style.
And the last thing. Be prepared to have fun. Even in frustration and in the excitement of the new areas. Have fun, it's a game your paying for. That's the important thing in life.
You can buy the downloadable game when you enter your battle.net account. Or go to a local midnight
opening to buy the retail box. Come dressed as your favorite Night Elf (female if your going to send me pictures thank you).
Good Luck and Good Hunting.