galka has a good point. no matter how smooth things may become as the beta progresses (and from what ive experienced its been pretty smooth) there are always always ALWAYS launch day/week growing pains. if it lasts less than a week ill be thankful, and pleasantly surprised. but im expecting at least one week, maybe two (hopefully no more) of rough sailing after release.
id say take the vaca and just enjoy yourself. if the game is stable, great, crank out some quality gaming then.
I think this is probably what I'll end up doing. I know I'm taking the chance on if game will hit the ground running or stutter about first. Can always throw some food on the Grill & call up a friend or two. Its been great ever since my sister started her little personal trainer thing at the house. Almost every afternoon she has a group of people over working them over and then lounging by the pool.
Did I mention my sister models (boxing/kickboxing, race tracks, cars & trucks, ect...) and is an all honors society college girl. All her "trainees" tend to come from her modeling gigs and classes.
Makes having to maintain a pool every day worth it...