World of Warcraft: Cataclysm launches worldwide

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm is now available worldwide after midnight launch events saw gamers brave the freezing December conditions to be among the first to get their hands on the expansion. Did any Train2Game students attend a launch?

One of the many World of Warcraft: Cataclysm launch events took place at Leicester Square in London where Blizzard developers Greg Street and Dave Kosak answered questions and signed copies of the game. Of course, plenty of cosplayers attended the events too. The London launch event was hosted by Gadget Show presenter Jason Bradbury.

“Cataclysm adds an incredible amount of new content for players to explore, revitalizing the game world and building on everything we’ve learned since World of Warcraft launched over six years ago,” said CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment Mike Morhaime.

“We thank all of our beta testers for helping make this our best expansion yet, and we’re looking forward to seeing everyone in the new Azeroth.”

Naturally, the Blizzard servers got very busy once Cataclysm became available at midnight. A few Train2Game students were no doubt among the many, many World of Warcraft players struggling to log in to the much changed world.

World of Warcraft currently has over 12 million subscribers, could Cataclysm encourage even more people to play? The release of Cataclysm also arguably marks the last big game launch of the year.

The last PC exclusive game to be released with a massive launch event was Starcraft II. The strategy title went on to take the top spot in the UK Charts, could World of Warcraft: Cataclysm do the same?

So Train2Game, have you been playing World of Warcraft since Cataclysm? If so what are your thoughts on the brave new world? Did you attend a midnight launch? And do you believe that Cataclysm could take top spot in the charts from Call of Duty: Black Ops?

You can leave your thoughts about World of Warcraft: Cataclysm here on the Train2Game blog, or on the Train2Game forum.

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