Always after requesting a game, the best part starts with building anticipation - who could be the generous donor who donated this game? Sometimes one might harbor a suspicion, but you never really know until fink comes around with the big reveal in chat.
Luckily he didn't drag out the process too much this time. Come to think of it, he never really does. My thanks, finkleroy, for understanding the fraught status of my nerves, and that I enjoy my anticipation in tiny little bits!
I always make a little wager with myself about the donor. I carefully research donation patterns. Some donors prefer to give games starting with an "S", some prefer to donate older games, some newer, and then there's the black horses who you can never really anticipate. I've been wrong more often than not when wagering with myself about the donor, but lately, I've been betting on one of these dark horses more often, and have hit an amazing winning streak with guessing right. This time, once more, I managed to defy the odds and guess correctly. Thank you, Doc! Gaming in space wouldn't be the same without you! :)