Blizzard announced official Mists of Pandaria launch events
Yes, there will be launch events, my friends. All over this world of warcraft of ours (the actual world we humans call Earth) there will be real live locations where you can go get your copy of the game signed, meet people on the dev team, and otherwise take part in merriment and mild mayhem. Among the festivities at the US event in Southern California (Irvine, to be exact, near the Blizzard campus) will be a 'challenge-mode challenge' between Blizzard employees and members of the community. I have no idea what that means.

If you want to find an event near to you, the official site has an events page that will be of use to you. For US residents, the official meetup in California is at Giant Wheel Court at the Irvine Spectrum Center, 71 Fortune Drive in Irvine at 9:00 p.m. PDT on September 24.


It's open warfare between Alliance and Horde in Mists of Pandaria, World of Warcraft's next expansion. Jump into five new levels with new talents and class mechanics, try the new monk class, and create a pandaren character to ally with either Horde or Alliance. Look for expansion basics in our Mists FAQ, or dig into our spring press event coverage for more details!

This article was originally published on WoW Insider.