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Midnight launch event: your launches edition


Several of you sent in your midnight launch photos, and we managed to get a tiny cross-section of this event from around the world (any players from Europe or Asia care to send your photos? we'll add them in!) -- the US, Canada, and Australia. Click on for some photos from your launch events.

[Above photo courtesy of Alec Paden]

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Filed under: Events, Fan stuff, Expansions, Features, The Burning Crusade

Midnight launch event: Burning Crusade, Southern style

(Picture left on a table at the mall by an unknown, presumably disgruntled Alliance rogue at the North Raleigh BC midnight sale event.)

At about 11:30 p.m., I headed out to EB Games at my local mall in Raleigh, North Carolina, with an understanding and tolerant warlock friend, to pick up my Burning Crusade preorder. It was 75 degrees out today, so I took a quiet moment to gloat over people like Mike and Barb who had to brave the ice and snow to get their copies. Since I live in a fairly suburban part of town, we figured that there wouldn't be a lot of geeky folk out getting their preorders in the middle of the night. How wrong we were.

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Filed under: Events, Features, The Burning Crusade

Midnight launch event: Chicago Edition


While Barb was freezing at the Pyramid Mall in upstate NY, I was freezing at the Fullerton Gamestop in Chicago. My copy of the Burning Crusade is currently winging its way to me via the fine folks at Fedex, but for you, dear readers, I went out in the snow and cold to see what there was to see at the Midwest launch of the Burning Crusade.

This... is my story.

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Filed under: Events, Fan stuff, WoW Insider Business, Virtual selves, News items, Expansions, Features

Midnight launch event: The Freezing Crusade


We braved the elements here in Ithaca, NY to join with our WoW-besotted brethren and sistren (sistren? it's a word now.) for our local launch event, and while the expansion is installing (disc 3 of 4!) we're updating you on our launch experience. Check after the break for what went down.

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Filed under: Events, Expansions, Features, The Burning Crusade

Midnight Launch Event with Blizzard Staff

Evan writes in to tell us:

"Fry's Electronics in Anaheim will be hosting a Burning Crusade midnight launch event with the Blizzard team. We will open the doors at 12:01am and will have the Team from Blizzard signing autographs. This is the same type of launch in Fountain Valley Fry's a few years back, but will be held at the Anaheim one this year."

NOTE: While I haven't yet seen confirmation of this event from Blizzard, this does seem typical of the team, having also done a Warcraft III launch at Fry's in years past.

If you recall the midnight launch for the original WoW release, back in November of 2004, it was quite a doozy.

Are there any big midnight events in your locale? If so, share them here, so others in your area can come on out and join in the fun. Me, I'm not holding out hope for any Walmart of EB Games midnight madness here. There wasn't anything the last time, so why this time?

[If you have confirmation of this midnight launch event, let us know.]

Filed under: Blizzard, News items, Expansions, The Burning Crusade

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