Because Martini quoted the start of this poem I am posting the entire thing with a little bit of a twist to fit with Guild Wars 2 and ArenaNet.
. . . and because I can't leave well enough alone and I totally STOLE your idea . . . .
( yea yea, some of the rhymes aren't QUITE right
Twas the night before headstart, and all through the guild
Not a member was sleeping, the excitement just built.
The login screens sat open on desktops since five
In the hopes that Guild Wars 2 soon would be live
The players sat snug, all set in their chairs
And Martini sat back, and twirled several of her hairs
Myself stocked with beer at the desk to my right
I knew I'd be in for a long play session night
When lo and behold my clicking paid off
The screen went blank and I let out a cough
"Could we be starting earlier?" I wondered, "then we had first thought ?"
My patience at this point, could no longer be fought
I leaned closer to the monitor's glow
Waiting to see the animations flow
To create a character with my chosen name
For fear of getting stuck with one that was lame
A minute passed by, then two and three
It seemed a lifetime of waiting, at least it did for me
And finally the screen flickered to life in it's glory to show
Only Error 47, wait, what the f*ck, No No No
To mumble I went for answers and help
I hit push to talk and gave a small yelp
But none had responded, it seemed they'd all gone
I couldn't even find the GW expert Nightsong
They are playing without me, I yelled in sorrow
My wife laughed at me, and said, "Play tomorrow".
I desparately hit the power button with force
It just needs a reboot, that's it, of course
The machine whirred and churned, waking up to turn on
I wondered why it was taking so long
Snissel is probably in the mists already
I whinned, fighting to keep my anger steady
Ambrosia, Duck, Kyuzo and Bona
With Martini, Mystee, JoeCold and Voa
All having fun with countless others inside
while I stare at the screen, my hope still alive
Two mouse clicks later and I'm back to the start
my hands slick with sweat, the hard beat of my heart
The password flies forth and a click to login
Oh my god it's now working, it's time to begin.
And onto the mumble channel I return
With whoops and hollers from the others in turn
"It's started it's started" they said with glee
And I know, deep down, that this guild is for me
As I sat down to play all through the night
I heard Nautix exclaim loud and bright
"Guardians lead the way"
and though many were already, inside at play
no one dared pause or even delay
instead what was said was "All the way"