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11-15-2010 @ 9:04AM
That'll be 9:00am for our European servers. How dare they make us get a full night's sleep before powerleveling.
11-15-2010 @ 9:10AM
This announcement is for North American realms - we in Europe will still get to play at midnight Paris time.
11-15-2010 @ 9:11AM
EU servers open at midnight CET. This announcement is only for NA realms.
11-15-2010 @ 9:12AM
Oi! "All North American realms" up there in the blue post really means "All North American realms"...wtb coffee and reading comprension skills please.
11-15-2010 @ 9:13AM
Funnily enough I'd prefer it if it was 9am.
11-15-2010 @ 9:34AM
I'm with Jay, as much as I want it as early as possible, it's gonna be hard to find the will-power to go to bed after launch at 12am (well 11pm for fellow Brits). The other possibility is to go to bed very early and start playing at about 5am. Then you could get a marathon all-day session in. :DHmmm... 5am to 10pm, let's say an obligatory 2 hour lunch break, 15 hours. What level would your new goblin / worgen be after day one?
11-15-2010 @ 9:39AM
@DavemannSo would this mean, that the EU gamers get to play cataclysm before US, because 7th of Dec comes technically earlier to EU than to US?
11-15-2010 @ 9:50AM
I'm not even picking it up until the morning, some of us have to work :P
11-15-2010 @ 10:13AM
@McRaiderYes - we in Europe will be playing Cataclysm before the USA.
11-15-2010 @ 10:14AM
I wasn't around for previous expansions but does anyone really think they are going to be able to play (fully functional) at 12:00am server time? It certainly is an exciting thing to think about but I will temper my hopes and expectations.
11-15-2010 @ 12:38PM
If I do the digital download I'll be on from 11pm UK time, hoping to get in there before the servers go K-K-K-Kraaaazy!Or if HMV on Oxford Street do their midnight opening event like they did for Wrath I may wander down and grab a collector's edition from there.
11-15-2010 @ 12:56PM
Yes i have been in the Release surge for 2 xpacks and i must say Blizzard learned ALOT from the first Xpack when we all surged in to Hellfire peninsula hell i spent 2h only skinning and selling skinns on AH ... and thats what i normaly do ofc. i do some random Q but nothing biggie. the thing they did good on WoTLK was realy they started the server working as long as you got the game installed a few hours before the "real" release i know 5+ ppl in my guild who shamelessly was already 64 DK once the clock hit 00:00. Anyway i think as long as not more then 60% of the server pop. goes to same zone its pretty ok. mobs spawn rate is modified by there kill time so if they die quickly they respawn even faster. atleast that was what happend in BC. Hellfire was littered with 100eds of dead mob bodies just free for me to skin ;-)anyway lets do the quick math. 10% will reroll Worgen/Goblin60% will go to the most populare zone of the 2 starter zones30% will go to the other zone. of thoes ppl 5-10% will try and powerlevel trying to reach lv85 ASAP. What do i recomend?: Get a gameplan and stick to it!.Wana be first 85 then you and your guild is in for alot of work.Wana hit max level crafting to sell items for hillarious prices ?Wana try out the new dungeons?Wana Try and make gold the first week to support you need in the future.Just remember its just a game! Its not worth losing a spouse or work or a grade for one day of fun.
11-15-2010 @ 1:05PM
@noyouWhen Wrath launched the boats just showed up in the SW harbor and whisked people away right on time. Wasn't any trouble on my server.I was left standing on the docks as I missed getting my midnite purchase by two people... not this time, though! Thank you digital download pre-sale!!
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