This question will become moot in a week but I can't help and wonder if Cataclysm will be the smoothest expansion launch in the history of WoW.
The signs are all pointing towards this theory.
Patches 4.0.1 and 4.0.3a have brought back a lot of players already.
The Shattering has occurred and Azeroth is now changed forever.
Cataclysm has been available for preorder for a while and many people (myself included) have downloaded most of the content already.
Blizzard has learned from past experiences and should now be more prepared than ever.
I don't know, but I'm pretty optimistic about the Cataclysm launch. There will surely be small issues here and there, server restarts and so on but I feel that most of these will be resolved quickly and people will be able to play properly sooner than ever.
What about you? What do you think?
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