Okay, enough with that exercise. I am giddy with excitement at what is coming live to U.S. WoW servers in a little more than 8 hours. Many of you in the Pacific time zone may be waiting up tonight to get to play Cataclysm as soon as it hits, at midnight Pacific Standard Time, and play through the night — or at least until you can stay up no longer.
Other time zones in the U.S. are less fortunate, and my friends on the east coast must wait until 3 a.m. to log on. On the flip side, that gives those of you in that situation plenty of time to get to any local midnight release parties, get your grubby hands on a copy of the expansion, get home and get your computer prepped for the coming onslaught of gaming goodness. Or perhaps you’ll take a brief rest and continue with the actual gameplay in the morning.
Living abroad (but still playing on a U.S. account) and 9 hours away from that magical Blizzard time zone, in this case, is a happy medium. Soon, I will go to my bed (while visions of Deathwing dance through my head). And in the morning, I will awaken fresh and prepared to take on a day that is sure to be epic.
Yes, this is how I am preparing for Cataclysm; by sleeping. As far as I can tell, EU players (with accounts that reflect that, unlike mine) already should have access to the game. In fact, as I write this, there are currently two midnight launch parties taking place in this small German city.
If you’re not one of the lucky ones already playing or attending a launch party, how are you spending the last few hours?
Happy Cataclysm to all, and to all a good-night!