It's been a while I was last excited about a World of Warcraft expansion launch, and I have to admit... pandas? Really? Nonetheless, there are millions of players that are chomping at the ursine bit to get into the new kung-fu panda-powered expansion, Mists of Pandaria.
The game launches next week, on the 25th, and will be available at retailers from 9am local time. It can also be purchased directly from www.warcraft.com.
Game servers will then go live, packed with flailing noob bears, in the following sequence:
New Zealand Standard Time: 7:00 PM
Australian Eastern Standard Time: 5:00 PM
Australian Central Standard Time: 4:30 PM
Australian Western Standard Time: 3:00 PM
Warcraft's certainly got some competition now, in the shape of Guild Wars 2, so it'll be interesting to see the general response to Pandaria.