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10-28-2010 @ 2:45PM
The question I have, that I haven't seen answered anywhere, is if I buy my copy in Chicago as midnight (10p Pacific), If I will be able to play immediately after installing, as it has been for other expansions, or if I will have to wait until 2am central. I know for DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, I would have to wait, but for boxed copy, this isn't clear to me.Note that in wotlk, servers haven't come down on release night... it was just, either you had cata installed and patched or you didn't.
10-28-2010 @ 2:52PM
They made it clear at Blizzcon that everybody will have to wait for midnight PACIFIC TIME.So 3am on the East Coast.
10-28-2010 @ 3:38PM
@ jfoflaAny link to the 3am announcement? I didn't attend or order the stream so I'm sure I missed some announcements, but I also didn't see anything about when East Coasters will be able to play if we get an [b]in-store[/b] copy.
10-28-2010 @ 4:22PM
@ kalyrIt's in the blue post in the article above. Specifically:Q. In what regions is the Cataclysm pre-sale available? What day/time is Cataclysm launching in my region?A. The pre-sale is available in the following regions, with realms scheduled to launch at the following times:Americas, Australia, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia - December 7 at 12:01 a.m. PSTEurope and Russia - December 7 at 12:01 a.m. CET
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