In an interesting tack, Blizzard makes a virtue out of necessity, aikido-style. Sure, the actual retail launch of the World of Warcraft expansion was pushed back to January, what with many dungeons not being done even today, but that didn’t stop the live team from posting the expansion-related content that will be pushed to everyone earlier. Specifically, today.
There’s lots of, as expected, wailing and gnashing of teeth as befits a revamp of PvP, talents and UI code. But imagine dealing with all that AND getting new zones online. Yeah. Preloading as much expansion content as possible before ship – not that bad an idea.