The Cataclysm Release came in dribs and drabs
World of Warcraft Cataclysm comes with Worgens, Goblins and the already released and much talked about Cataclysm. Deathwing has risen and Azeroth has changed. Character changes are already being griped about as established tricks and trades change and continue to be tweaked. WoW players enjoy a fair amount of release content already, including changes to WoW armory and forums.
Cataclysm release available as a download
Since the latest expansion is available as a download, one wonders why Cataclysm release midnight events make sense. There’s a simple answer to that one, and that answer is the World of Warcraft Cataclysm Collector’s Edition. Inside that black and silver packaging are WoW trading card game starter packs (who knows, maybe they contain a mount or other in-game trinket). Also in the Cataclysm Collector’s Edition are the artwork of Cataclysm, a collector’s edition soundtrack, behind the scenes DVD, Cataclysm mouse pad and in-game pet. Oh, and the World of Warcraft Cataclysm expansion.
Most people missed out on the online pre ordering of the Cataclysm Collector’s Edition. As of this writing, Amazon.com still has copies available. However, they are now twice the original price, which was about 80 dollars.
Stores advertising Cataclysm release midnight events
For the gung ho, truly dedicated Cataclysm release fan, there’s still hope. Gamestop, Best Buy and Walmart are all throwing open their doors at midnight on December 6th for the Cataclysm release. Not every location participates, so call ahead. At those stores participating in the event, games will be available, but likely not much more. In some more populous locations, it may be safe to expect Cataclysm release costuming from customers. Worgens offer a special opportunity for Furries.
A few stores holding Cataclysm release midnight events do have the Collector’s Edition. They won’t allow preorders. The Collector’s Editions are available on a first come, first serve basis. It’s best not to assume these are available at every release event. Call ahead – it may save some grief.
For those gamers near Fountain Valley , California , Frye’s Electronics has the best Cataclysm release event available. There WoW gamers can enjoy the artists formerly known as Level 80 Elite Tauren Chieftains, a dance contest and WoW developer meet and greet.
The Cataclysm release brings some gamers home
If you’re a die hard World of Warcraft fan, or the Cataclysm release calls you back to the game, come on in, the water’s fine. If the vanilla version of the latest expansion just isn’t enough, you might find it worthwhile to bundle up and stand in line at a midnight release.