WoW Midnight Releases! How About No!?
I'm so excited I don't have to wait in the cold at midnight for Cataclysm. Blizzard finally got with the program and is releasing the digital copy of Cataclysm at the same time as the retail version. I wish they would have done it sooner (I'm looking at you Wrath and SC2) but I'm glad they're catching up with the times.
The truth is if I buy the digital copy I can actually play the game earlier then the diehard midnight release folks. The Blizzard downloader has already downloaded all of the Cataclysm data to my computer. This happened as soon as I payed for my digital copy and started the patcher. At midnight all they have to do is bring the servers online and I'm ready to play.
No long lines. No waiting in the cold. No install from a DVD that I have to wait through.
Chances are the servers will crash on the 7th, but for today I'm going to be optimistic and happy about digital distribution as the wave of the present. My friends, the future is here now!