Blizzard is really touting this “playable at midnight” thing for the launch of the expansion.
Now, the question is – can they fulfill that promise?
We all know that WoW’s servers have a tendency to overload on big patch days. Blizzard seems to be going out on a limb here. They are promising a playable game at midnight PST on December 7th.
I assume that there has to be some server down time as they flick the “Cataclysm” switch to ON. When will that happen? The night of December 6th, perhaps? Do we believe that everything will be ready to go at midnight, Dec 7th? Past history does not seem to support this.
When the Cataclysm launch date was announced, my first thought was, “I’m taking the day off of work!” Then my second thought was “Why would I do that? The servers will be down all day anyway.” That’s based on years of experience with patches and launches.
All the hype is making me think again about taking Dec 7th off of work to install and play the game. I might be setting myself up for disappointment.
What do you think? Will the game actually be playable on December 7th at midnight PST? Or do you expect hours and hours of delays and downtime?