In a posting at the official World of Warcraft forum, Blizzard has stated that the latest expansion to their MMO monstrosity will not be shipping on CD. The main game and Burning Crusade expansions had previously been released on the format, with DVD versions available in the Collector’s Editions.
Going forward, it seems that the only options for players who have yet to make the move to a DVD-ROM are to either upgrade their computer or make a purchase of the digitally distributed version from Blizzard’s online store. The latter option may be a grim one for addicted WoW fans, as the last expansion did not arrive in digital format for weeks after release.
It’s hard to imagine that anybody out there is still using a CD-ROM. I suppose it’s possible, especially when talking about an audience the size of this one with a good chunk of players who play nothing but WoW. Time to move into the 21st century, people.