World of Warcraft Cataclysm Launch

After what seemed like an eternity of waiting for the midnight bells to
toll on December 7th, Cataclysm was finally unleashed on the masses,
much to the delight of fans throughout the world who had the
opportunity to attend one of the midnight launch events. The World of
team at Ten Ton Hammer hit a number of these events both in
the US and the UK and returned with full details on the ensuing mayhem.

The whole affair was somewhat of a Twilight Zone moment for me, but
reminded me of just how popular World of Warcraft has become. The
common stereotype of your average WoW player - the pasty
skinned basement dweller - certainly didn't apply
here. I wasn't quite sure whether I should be comforted by
that fact, or whether I should be slightly creeped out realizing that for every basement
dweller, there's also someone polishing their gun between
Arena matches. And in this case, that's not intended to be an
innuendo referring to the Goldshire crowd.

Unlike past releases, Cataclysm is also available as a digital download
directly from Blizzard. How did the game servers fare once the
expansion went live? We've got full details on the Cataclysm
chaos as well, so sit back, grab a beverage, and enjoy Ten Ton
Hammer's Cataclysm Global Launch Event Coverage!

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Last Updated: Mar 29, 2016

About The Author

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Reuben "Sardu" Waters has been writing professionally about the MMOG industry for eight years, and is the current Editor-in-Chief and Director of Development for Ten Ton Hammer.