Launch Date Confusion

In what universe is this “trying to pull a quick one.”? I think everyone understands it’s a global launch on the 26th/27th.

Referring to the 27th is probably the safer route given how people act on these forums (OP is Exhibit A). If they refer to the 26th you know there are going to be players in Europe screaming on the day before launch “YOU PROMISED WE COULD PLAY NOW!!!”

1 Like

No it isn’t, 3:00pm PDT is only 10:00pm UTC. It’s Midnight in CEST (Paris) which is UTC +2.

1 Like

But doesn’t EU have their own forums? Why would we say 27th on the NA forums?

1 Like

Because the global announcement is the same on every forum.

That means we can’t say the 26th on the NA forums? Like why wouldn’t we just say the 26th here? That is when it releases for us. Why do we care what the global release says?

2 Likes

Where in the forums do they say the 27th? They always use the timezone sensitive links like

The only place they say “27th” is on the page where they list all timezones at once.

Maintenance would be over by launch time.

You just know some idiot is going to wake up at 8:00am on the 26th and make a post saying “Da web said I cud playz today but I can’t login”.

That’s why we can’t just blatantly say the 26th, because people would get so confused over time zones and the actual starting time. Hell it’s already happening in this thread with people not being able to convert Midnight CEST.

2 Likes

It clearly says launch date.

This used to be stickied, it should be re-stickied.

We’re talking about players saying the 27th. Not Blizzard.

Well, I can’t control them. I’ve always tried to say the 26th @ 10pm UTC since people started getting confused.

I know… I think OP was asking why so many people here on the forums say 27th instead of 26th. I’ve noticed it myself. I think it may confuse some people lol. Though I guess that might work out for the rest of us… less competition at the start.

1 Like

Itchy is correct. It will be a HOT MESS on the 26th, may be playable by the 27th. Welcome to the “classic” experience. I hope you all enjoy your stay!

1 Like

but but… its what? MAH CLASSIC LAUNCH WAS SUPPOSED TO BE PERFECT!!! Reeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Actually he’s trying to paint Blizzard as deceptive.

2 Likes

Well there is that… I still see a bunch of people saying 27th instead of 26th for some reason. Its baffling to me.

For WoW their largest audience is in Europe, hence the dates that are most widely being spread is Euro time.

uhh what??

1 Like

Isn’t maintenance on Tuesday?

Hopefully Classic won’t undergo maintenance on the first Tuesday.

1 Like