Battle for Azeroth begins at Singapore pre-launch party

Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warcraft Game Designers John Yang and Johnny Cash ends the evening on a high with over 200 fans at the fan party. (Photo: Blizzard Entertainment)

There’s less than a week to go to the release of the seventh expansion for World Of Warcraft, Battle For Azeroth. Ahead of the launch, Singaporeans fans got to immerse themselves deeper into the realm of Blizzard Entertainment’s well-loved MMORPG at a pre-launch fan party for players.

[From left to right] Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warcraft Game Designers John Yang and Johnny Cash at the Pre-launch media conference for the Battle of Azeroth™. (Photo: Blizzard Entertainment)
[From left to right] Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warcraft Game Designers John Yang and Johnny Cash at the Pre-launch media conference for the Battle of Azeroth™. (Photo: Blizzard Entertainment)
Held at The Arts House last night (7 Aug), the one-night-only event gave players an exclusive meet-and-greet with World of Warcraft Game Designers Johnny Cash and John Yang. The duo shared expansion plans and fielded enthusiastic questions from the players.

World of Warcraft fans trying out one of the several game booths at the fan party
World of Warcraft fans trying out one of the several game booths at the fan party. (Photo: Blizzard Entertainment)

But that’s not all – with both Horde and Alliance members in the audience, the battle for Azeroth raged early as heroes performed extreme feats of strength and agility to prove that their faction was better. Players took part in in archery, slinging catapults and more at the game booths, before partaking in dinner (not having to employ their cooking skill) and posing with game characters and their friends at themed photo stations. After that, they still had the chance to take a look at fan art illustrations by talents from Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong on display.

Fans with cosplayers dressed as characters from World of Warcraft – Forsaken Hunter (extreme left) and Jaina Proudmoore (extreme right)
Fans with cosplayers dressed as characters from World of Warcraft – Forsaken Hunter (extreme left) and Jaina Proudmoore (extreme right). (Photo: Blizzard Entertainment)

With the global launch on 14 August, I must say that this might just be the most anticipated expansion for World Of Warcraft in years. Friends who have not entered Azeroth for years are keen to dip their toes back into game – me included. And I haven’t played World Of Warcraft for years!

Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warcraft Game Designers John Yang and Johnny Cash during a Q&A session with fans at the pre-launch fan party. (Photo: Blizzard Entertainment)

With the Arts House transformed into a battlefield FOR THE HORDE to go up against the Alliance, it must be said that World Of Warcraft is alive and well in Singapore. My old guild isn’t active anymore, but tell me if you’re headed back into Azeroth!

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