Australia/NZ WoW Launch Details Announced

We’ve just received the info on the server live times and when people can pick up their box copies of Mists of Pandaria.

Here it is, straight from the horse’s mouth:

While heroic adventurers hailing from Australia and New Zealand can purchase a copy of Mists of Pandaria directly from, they can also pick up the game at their favourite retailer on Tuesday, September 25th beginning at 9 AM local time. (9 AM NZST/9 AM AEST/9 AM ACST/9 AM AWST)

For a handy reference, the game servers will go live at:

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

The new continent reveals itself to a broken world just as the Alliance and Horde are spiralling ever closer to a war that will consume all of Azeroth. Will the mists of Pandaria part to reveal the world’s salvation? Or will the battle to control this rich and breathtaking new land push the two mighty factions over the brink of war and into total annihilation? The answers await within Pandaria’s mysterious shores!


So if you’re like me and have ordered a box copy, you have plenty of time to pick it up and have things ready for the servers going live.

Over to you: what plans do you have for launch day?


  1. go as hard as i can until 2am , thats about it for me i guess, if i can get 1-2 lvls out of that, i think it would be a good result.

  2. MOP gonna be good, fixing what they broke in cataclysm!

  3. Just some food for thought. Unless you are dead keen on having the physical box I live in NZ and went the digital route. Bought the Standard Digital which worked out at $NZ52 and EB-Games want $NZ78 for the Standard physical edition. That means that you can buy the Digital Deluxe Edition online and it still works out slightly cheaper than buying a boxed Standard Edition.

    Launch Day: I’ll be getting home from work an hour after MoP has gone ‘Live’. So hopefully can log in by then. Seem to recall it took me 45 mins to get on when they turned on Cata. Not sure if I want to start levelling one of my 85s first off or maybe start a Panda Monk. Will probably wait and see how crazy the starting zones are before deciding.

  4. My god, this sounds utterly execrable. You people are going to PAY to play this?


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