MMO-Champion - Patch 5.0.4 Release on August 28, Season 11 Ending Soon
Patch 5.0.4 Release on August 28 and Raid Lockouts
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Please be aware that with the release of the pre-expansion 5.0.4 patch on Tuesday, August 28, all raid lockouts will be reset. This means that you will not be able to extend a raid lockout beyond the week before the patch release.

PvP Season 11 Ending Soon
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Arena and Rated Battleground Season 11 is scheduled to end on Wednesday, August 29. At that point, we will determine who is eligible for the end-of-season rewards, a process that should take approximately one week. It's very important for players who feel that they may be eligible for Arena titles and/or the Cataclysmic Gladiator’s Twilight Drake to refrain from transferring their characters to another realm or faction until after Season 11 ends. The awarding of Season 11 titles and mounts will occur approximately 1 week after the season ends.

At the end of the season, Conquest Points will be converted to Honor Points, possibly exceeding the 4,000 point Honor cap. There will be no cap on Honor until Mists of Pandaria is released on September 25. At that time, any Honor accrued above the 4,000-point cap will be converted into gold at a rate of 35 silver per point.

All Season 11 items will cost Honor Points (equivalent to their previous Conquest Point cost) when the season ends, with the exception of any items with rating requirements attached. These items will no longer be available for purchase.

The next Arena and Rated Battleground season will begin for level-90 players approximately one week after Mists of Pandaria launches. During the break between seasons, all Rated Battleground and Arena matches will be unavailable. Matchmaking (MMR), Team, and Personal Ratings will all be wiped when Season 12 begins.
This article was originally published in forum thread: PvP Season 11 Ending Soon started by chaud View original post
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  1. Bahska's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Screwy Maverick View Post
    I like how Blizzard is a villain/pathetic if they, a BUSINESS, try to release content to match the release of a COMPETING BUSINESS.
    Like every other company you mean? You might see it as pathetic but in the business world its smart to release two big patches to two of there biggest games on the same day as a competing game.
    Why wouldn't they do this? It just makes sense really.
  1. Saluin's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Valarius View Post
    Even if it was, the Theramore event is so boring, predictable and badly written from everything that I've seen so far that I wouldn't log in to play it if you paid me.
    Unless your work at Blizzard (the only people who have seen the event) then your statement is invalid.
  1. carebear's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Screwy Maverick View Post
    I like how Blizzard is a villain/pathetic if they, a BUSINESS, try to release content to match the release of a COMPETING BUSINESS.
    I haven't seen anybody say that Blizzard is a villain or that they are Pathetic. People are just saying how un-surprising it is.
  1. Brock2727's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Valarius View Post
    Even if it was, the Theramore event is so boring, predictable and badly written from everything that I've seen so far that I wouldn't log in to play it if you paid me.
    So you've basically completely spoiled the event for yourself by listening to audio of the NPCs in the event and, as a result, have decided not to log in to take part in it?

    Sounds perfectly retarded to me! Congrats on being a dumb fuck.
  1. Saluin's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by McNeil View Post
    Both Blizzard's patches on GW2's release date... nice sniping once again :P
    It's a good strategy.
  1. kellyc's Avatar
    Nice! Does anyone know which day of gamescom the MoP trailer will be released?
  1. Wishblade's Avatar
    Wow... Didn't expect they would actually give us the patch on GW2 release... Well, fine with me I suppose.
  1. MasterHamster's Avatar
    Let's not forget one thing though, it'd be either 21th, 28th or 4th sep.
    While there's nothing weird about sniping dates, more or less all pre-expansion patches has been live for a month before release.

    If anything, GW2 could've released some other day, why a tuesday? Blizzard has maintenance, so that's one thing.
  1. Die Hard's Avatar
    GW2 sucks, just another "WoW killer" like SWTOR, AION, AoC, WaR and all the fails before and between ....
  1. Cipero's Avatar
    Sure, Blizzard is releasing the patch on the 28th to compete with ArenaNet..wat everyone is forgetting is that rarely do patch days even go well. You're better off waiting a day to actually experience it.
  1. Screwy Maverick's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Bahska View Post
    Like every other company you mean? You might see it as pathetic but in the business world its smart to release two big patches to two of there biggest games on the same day as a competing game.
    Why wouldn't they do this? It just makes sense really.
    I was referencing people jumping on the "LOL BLIZZ RELEASING PATCHES SAME DAY AS GW2 LOL" crowd, not actually saying that's what I thought.
  1. Winterstrife's Avatar
    So WoW & D3 releasing patches on the same day? Dam... and no, I don't care for GW2. Rather I'm waiting on Assassins Creed III. MoP will keep me busy till then.
  1. Screwy Maverick's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Cipero View Post
    Sure, Blizzard is releasing the patch on the 28th to compete with ArenaNet..wat everyone is forgetting is that rarely do patch days even go well. You're better off waiting a day to actually experience it.
    Yeah, this. Blizzard releasing major patches for their two top games on the same day GW2 releases is actually good for the GW2 crowd. (Not that release days for new MMOs are ever 100% smooth anyway, but.)
  1. McNeil's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Die Hard View Post
    GW2 sucks, just another "WoW killer" like SWTOR, AION, AoC, WaR and all the fails before and between ....
    GW2 could never be a ''WoW killer'' in the first place, because it doesn't require a subscription to play. People could easily play GW2 and WoW together.

    The only games that could be seen as ''WoW competors'' AT BEST are Rift and SW:ToR
  1. Bahska's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Screwy Maverick View Post
    I was referencing people jumping on the "LOL BLIZZ RELEASING PATCHES SAME DAY AS GW2 LOL" crowd, not actually saying that's what I thought.
    Ah i misunderstood my bad.
  1. Superlolz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Cipero View Post
    Sure, Blizzard is releasing the patch on the 28th to compete with ArenaNet..wat everyone is forgetting is that rarely do patch days even go well. You're better off waiting a day to actually experience it.
    And MMO launches are usually perfect on day one too...
  1. sanaubia's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Die Hard View Post
    GW2 sucks, just another "WoW killer" like SWTOR, AION, AoC, WaR and all the fails before and between ....
    nice troll 1/10
  1. Drunkennoodles's Avatar
    Most of the people that will be playing GW2 will have been playing since the 25th so a broken patch on the 28th shouldn't cause any kind of impact for ANet.
  1. Creamy Flames's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Bahska View Post
    Like every other company you mean? You might see it as pathetic but in the business world its smart to release two big patches to two of there biggest games on the same day as a competing game.
    Why wouldn't they do this? It just makes sense really.
    How is it smart? Describe how it's smart instead of just repeating somethign you've heard from someone else that didn't think twice.
    Why would you want your release date to coincide with another big release? Games are delayed because companies don't want to compete for the people who might buy them.
  1. Joels's Avatar
    Dangit, they would do this the day after i start my fall semester..

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