World of Warcraft Dragonflight is Launching November 28th

Companies seem to be in the mood to get announcements in before the end of the month, no doubt to be able to claim they did them in Q3 of 2022, Q4 starting on Saturday.

Next on my list is Blizzard, which has given us a launch date for the Dragonflight expansion.

WoW Dragonflight

As has become the pattern for Blizzard, this will be another world-wide launch, happening at 3pm Pacific time on Monday the 28th, midnight Paris time, and morning hours of Tuesday the 29th in Asia

Dragonflight World Wide Launch Times

Of course, Blizzard would like you to buy a pre-order.  There are the usual three flavors available.

How much to fly a dragon?

The base edition will get you the content and the new race, along with a pet if you pre-order.  If you want a boost up to level 60 you’ll have to opt for the Heroic or Epic editions, which also include an additional layer of fluff, the Epic edition tossing in 30 days of game time as well.

As for the launch date and timelines, Shadowlands to Dragonflight is about mid-pack, coming in at 734 days if they make the November 28th date.

  • WoW Launch to The Burning Crusade – 784 days
  • The Burning Crusade to Wrath of the Lich King – 667 days
  • Wrath of the Lich King to Cataclysm – 754 days
  • Cataclysm to Mists of Pandaria – 658 days
  • Mists of Pandaria to Warlords of Draenor – 779 days
  • Warlords of Draenor to Legion – 656 days
  • Legion to Battle for Azeroth – 714 days
  • Battle for Azeroth to Shadowlands – 832 days
  • Shadowlands to Dragonflight – 734 days

Coming so soon after the Wrath of the Lich King Classic launch, I have no plans to join in on the new expansion at launch.  I might log in to see where the action is at 2:45pm on the 28th, but I am not spending $50 to take a step beyond that.

The Shadowlands expansion was a bust for me.  I got exactly one character to level 60, the new level cap after the big level squish.  It isn’t as though I couldn’t have run more alts through.  Getting to level cap was fairly easy.  I just had no interest in doing so after my first run through.  So while I enjoyed the xp boost in classic, the one they’re offering in retail won’t move me.

5 thoughts on “World of Warcraft Dragonflight is Launching November 28th

  1. Ula

    Yep, I’m disappointed that I’m not excited about this expansion. The dragon theme has not grabbed me from the start, and the obvious connection with the popularity at the time of Game of Thrones made it feel shockingly trite. I’ll probably work on a blog post about this to avoid complaining more about it here, as well as for therapeutic purposes. 🙄 That said, I am curious about some of the rumored changes coming, including the updated ui and return to traditional talent trees.

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  2. bhagpuss

    I’m going to take a punt here and guess that Dragonflight is going to be one of the more successful WoW expansions. I think dragons are always popular with a huge demographic, else they wouldn’t be in everything, and I think that demographic doesn’t care about fashionability all that much. I also think it looks as if Blizzard have done what they used to do and taken inspiration from other developers’work that’s been proven to be popular in recent times.

    It may be cynical but I think it will work. I’ll be interested to watch how it turns out… from the sidelines.

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  3. Shintar

    Very interesting to me that Shadowlands is only mid-field in your expansion length list, considering that there’ve been a lot of complaints about the time between its patches being too long and there being “nothing to do” for long stretches of time. I guess like WoD it didn’t have a x.3 patch, but still…

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  4. Wilhelm Arcturus Post author

    @Bhagpuss – Dragonflight feels like desperation. Lets just give people flying and throw dragons at them. It could flop badly.

    Or it could be a Mists of Panderia expansion, which was also called out as a Kung Fu Panda rip-off (and a Pokemon rip-off because of pet battles), but which ended up being a solid and well liked expansion.

    We won’t know until the end of November really. But if I play, I will be late to the party, the way I was with MoP.

    @Shintar – I had the LOTRO post written over the weekend. Then woke up and saw the EVE Online patch notes, so wrote that quickly before work. Then wrote about Stadia while I ate lunch. Then wrote about Dragonflight after work.

    Hopefully we’re done with time sensitive news for the month.

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