I don't know how many days it's been since I last played WoW, either but I figure it must've gone live on Tuesday, which is generally when they do upgrades.
No idea if the updated engine is live or what. I'll find out eventually.
I was going to go make a gnome whatever named "Danbolt" just to screw around a bit. Wow. (so to speak.)
The upgrade took enough time for me to play 29 hands of "Freecell" before it was done; and now I've got another screen telling me it has to download yet another set of patches, more than 1.3 GB's worth.
The "in stores" release date is Dec. 7, 2010. There's a button in the launcher pane for "Upgrade to Cataclysm" so maybe current players get a head start! Heheh.
This is kind of exciting. Maybe I won't go back to bed after all....
...so everything finishes (after forty-three games of "Freecell") and what do I get? All the realms are down while they're doing rolling restarts until 8 AM CDT at least. *sigh*
It looks as if the damn patch might have gone live today.
In any event, since they made massive changes to the skill trees, everyone gets a respec! That's a pain in the ass, but I guess it'll be all right.