Diablo® III

Diablo 3 Launch

90 Worgen Rogue
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Just posing a curiosity here.. The Diablo 3 login screen says that the game will not launch until 12:01 AM PDT, while the World of Warcraft launcher clearly states that the "Midnight launch event kicks off at 8 PM PTD 05.14.12" why would they state it this way?
Edited by Juggaloninja on 5/14/2012 9:04 PM PDT
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Either a typo or they're doing something IN WoW at that time (I don't play WoW).

It is DEFINITELY starting at 12:01 AM Pacific Time, which is a little over 3 hours from this post time.
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100 Undead Priest
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The "Midnight Launch Event" refers to the parties/events happening in STORES.


In the US, the official launch event will be hosted by Blizzard and retail partner GameStop at:

The Great Wheel Court of the Irvine Spectrum Mall

71 Fortune Drive

Irvine, CA 92618

Festivities will start at 8:00 p.m. PDT on May 14. Gamers in attendance will enjoy an epic evening of entertainment before Diablo III goes on sale at midnight, including a variety of giveaways; an exciting selection of Diablo-related video footage; and multiple contests with exclusive Diablo III-themed prizes, such as laser-etched desktop PCs from Intel. In addition, members of the Diablo III development team will be on site at each of the official events to meet with players and sign their copies of the game.
Edited by Solder#1630 on 5/14/2012 8:50 PM PDT
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90 Worgen Rogue
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Like I said, just posing a curiosity... VERY misleading though and the anticipation is killing me.
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Yes, that is a real life event in Irvine, CA :) They even give the link to the mall where it is held.
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