In case you missed it, China launched WoW WotLK Classic with one hell of a lightshow.
WoW Wednesday: Watch the Spectacular World of Warcraft Drone Lightshow
The magnificent drone shows that have started making the rounds on the internet are yet another reminder that a sci-fi future is upon us. But does their surge in popularity herald a future in which we swap the spectacle of eco-unfriendly fireworks for the boundless potential of hundreds of mini-drones? Or will they instead portend a future in which the night sky will be forever polluted by endless advertisements for the world's biggest corps? Well, a recent WoW WotLK Classic promotion courtesy of Blizzard China asks: "why not both?"
In a video unearthed by WoW content creator, NasDa, the release of WoW WotLK Classic in China was hailed with a dazzling 3D display hovering high above a city skyline. By lighting up each drone like an LED, the display featured a cavalcade of recognizable images. These included the WoW logo, the Horde and Alliance logos, a map to Northrend, and the Helm of Domination looming over the city below like something out of a nightmare. It's extremely cool.
As some of the drone formations suggested, WoW WotLK Classic has been out in China and the West for a couple of weeks now, reintroducing players to Northrend as one of the most celebrated expansions in WoW's history. And it's safe to say that it's sticking to its roots, as a recent controversial world-first courtesy of Echo Guild's Naowh proved that even the original title's bugs remain unsquashed.
But using this mind-bending light show to announce the release of a Classic series title now begs the question: will Dragonflight receive the same fanfare? Because if Blizzard passes up the opportunity to have a drone-ified Alexstrasza soar over terrified citizens a la Gandalf's fireworks from Lord of the Rings, then we will be very disappointed.
Either way, we'll probably have to wait until we are a little close to Dragonflight's release date on November 28th to find out. For now, check out the Chinese World of Warcraft drone show via the video below.