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Got me dig copy. Will I be the first mage at 85 on Burning Legion? yup.
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You sure Blizzard will allow people who buy the digital copy to play at midnight? Because you had to wait 8am or so to play the digital copy of SC2 on release day
Positive. They even said they are allowing digital preorders to download the game starting 24 hours ahead of time.
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You sure Blizzard will allow people who buy the digital copy to play at midnight? Because you had to wait 8am or so to play the digital copy of SC2 on release day


Says play the minute servers go live so I guess.

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Ah, nice then
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Lucky us? LOL

I am going to a midnight release anyway. I'll get it before the game goes live and be home in plenty of time to play.
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Ill be picking it up after work most likely.
    
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Got my digital the other day and got it installed and updated (damn 30.3gb WoW folder now). Fully expecting huge log in issues and massive lag, and I'm on Silvermoon, very high population server, joy.
 
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Got my digital the other day and got it installed and updated (damn 30.3gb WoW folder now). Fully expecting huge log in issues and massive lag, and I'm on Silvermoon, very high population server, joy.
Expect it. I'm on Kil'Jaeden... also high population.

Tried to sign in on 4.0 patch. Whoa... 200 something in line!
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I bought cata and I was planning on starting a new character I am on the realm demon soul atm and I want a new server preferably a medium to high pop server any ideas.
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http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...ance,2793.html

For those interested in the performance. Bad news for AMD CPU's.

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Because we're already working with significantly lower average frame rates (compared to the Intel processors), we don't need to test as many CPUs here. Overclocked to 3.7 GHz, our mystery Phenom II X6 isn't able to add any additional performance, suggesting that clock rate isn't our bottleneck here. In fact, it's the lack of cores and cache that seems to hurt the two Athlon II chips most.

Although every single benchmark result on this page is generated with the help of a GeForce GTX 480, frame rates drop under 40 FPS on the Athlon II X2 system. There's simply not enough processing horsepower in the Athlon II or Phenom II lineups to let our graphics card stretch its legs.

Could it be a problem with Nvidia's GPU? We dropped a Radeon HD 5870 in with our Phenom II flagship to check and came up with 59.19 FPS in the same test (a mere 1.31 FPS difference). Clearly, AMD's CPUs are holding back performance in Cataclysm compared to Intel's processors.
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That's not to say you can't get playable frame rates from a processor from AMD. But wow--they turn in significantly lower average frame rates in Cataclysm. Like, even the fastest unreleased six-core CPU gets pegged at 60 FPS with a GeForce GTX 480 under the hood. Thinking the problem could have been with our graphics card, we even swapped in a Radeon HD 5870 and saw the same ceiling at 59 frames per second. You can get more performance for about $150 less from a dual-core Core i3-530. Sad.
Has WoW always been like this with AMD? I was thinking about upgrading someones PC soon and I was going to put a Phenom II quad in it but after reading this review it might be a bad idea.
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