Battle for Azeroth - Simultaneous Launch in all Regions
Originally Posted by Blizzard
For the first time in World of Warcraft® history, the next expansion—Battle for Azeroth™—will launch in the Americas, Europe, Taiwan, Korea, and Australia/New Zealand at the same time. Wherever you live and whatever faction you fight for, you can be part of one globally unified front as the battle for Azeroth begins.

Check the details below for the exact time you can begin logging in to explore Kul Tiras—for the Alliance!— or Zandalar—for the Horde!—in World of Warcraft’s upcoming expansion.


  • Americas (PDT) - August 13* 3:00p.m.
  • Europe (CEST) - August 14 12:00a.m.
  • Taiwan (CST) - August 14 6:00a.m.
  • Korea (KST) - August 14 7:00a.m.
  • ANZ (AEST) - August 14 8:00a.m.
  • UTC - August 13 10:00p.m.

See you in Azeroth, friends.

*To align with other regions, the Americas will launch slightly ahead of August 14 in local time.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Battle for Azeroth - Simultaneous Launch in all Regions started by chaud View original post
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  1. rhorle's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Aradur View Post
    Y-M-D would be the most logical thing, i agree. I use that on my Databases and my scripts to. But in Europe 6th June 2018 (D-M-Y) is commonly used. M-D-Y ist just a clusterfuck.
    It always amazes me how stupefied people act over a slight change. Putting the month first doesn't change anything. The only problem that arises from it is when reading a date when someone does it different. Putting emphasis on the month then the days is no different then putting emphasis on the days then then the month.

    I write January 3rd 2018. Why not abbreviate it with numerals the same way? Just as it makes sense for someone that commonly writes 3rd of January 2018 to write 3-1-18. It is all how you are introduced and raised but doing it one way is not inherently worse or better. Don't be so close minded.
  1. Aradur's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by rhorle View Post
    It always amazes me how stupefied people act over a slight change. Putting the month first doesn't change anything. The only problem that arises from it is when reading a date when someone does it different. Putting emphasis on the month then the days is no different then putting emphasis on the days then then the month.

    I write January 3rd 2018. Why not abbreviate it with numerals the same way? Just as it makes sense for someone that commonly writes 3rd of January 2018 to write 3-1-18. It is all how you are introduced and raised but doing it one way is not inherently worse or better. Don't be so close minded.
    Y-M-D = Highest to lowest
    D-M-Y = Lowest to highest
    M-D-Y = Middle to lowest to highest....just why? It makes no logical sense to me.

    I understand you are used to it so you understand it best. I just question the base logic of it.

    We also say things like „five after three quarters of four“ for 15:50 in Austria, what makes Germans insane. We would never write it that way Ofc.
  1. rhorle's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Aradur View Post
    Y-M-D = Highest to lowest
    D-M-Y = Lowest to highest
    M-D-Y = Middle to lowest to highest....just why? It makes no logical sense to me.
    D-M-Y isn't exactly lowest to highest though. 31-01-2018 is middle, lowest, highest. 12 months would be lowest, then 31 days, middle, then four digit years. Putting the Month or the Day first is basically semantics. Some people say the 31st of January and some say January 31st. Things kind of evolved from there into what is common. Wikipedia lists some regional parts of countries prefer M-D-Y when they "officially" have a different way.
  1. furydeath's Avatar
    ya midnight PST you know what that is on the east cost?

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