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. Eggowaffles's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Zyfo View Post
    Wow, I've lost my respect for Blizzard. Trying to sabotage GW2 with poor attempts, they're realesing Diablo 3 1.0.4 the last week of August (Around GW2 release date) And realesing WoW MoP pre-patch on the GW2 realese date. And then realesing MoP one month right after GW2 when they are usually realesing their expansions around December. Lmao, pathetic.
    They aren't trying to sabotage anything, you just think they are.
  1. Marema's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Zyfo View Post
    Wow, I've lost my respect for Blizzard. Trying to sabotage GW2 with poor attempts, they're realesing Diablo 3 1.0.4 the last week of August (Around GW2 release date) And realesing WoW MoP pre-patch on the GW2 realese date. And then realesing MoP one month right after GW2 when they are usually realesing their expansions around December. Lmao, pathetic.
    I know right. At least let GW2 have a week of popularity before everybody leaves to play a better game.
  1. Cervantas's Avatar
    Whoa a patch is coming out on a Tuesday? Totally done cause GW2 is coming out I mean its not like that's never happened in the history of this game....oh wait patch day is always Tuesday.
  1. Allanon the Mystic's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Eggowaffles View Post
    They aren't trying to sabotage anything, you just think they are.
    It's called being competitive. The dates are not just random, they pick them for a reason. It might not be exactly sabotage, but they do play around other game's dates as to try and get people to play their own.
  1. Lekyii's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Marema View Post
    I know right. At least let GW2 have a week of popularity before everybody leaves to play a better game.
    Can you tell me the name of the better game?
  1. ~Valen~'s Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Marema View Post
    I know right. At least let GW2 have a week of popularity before everybody leaves to play a better game.
    Ouch... that hurt ;D

    BTW: From Takralus - Corrected the error now; any Honor accrued above the 4,000-point cap will be converted into gold at a rate of 35 silver per point.
  1. Sprucelee's Avatar
    Lol at GW2, arcade style MMO ftw. Not even a true competitor to any other MMOs, Rift, SWTOR, AION or any of them..... It literally has NO endgame, not just a bad one, none, zilch, nada unless you like its style PVP (and I have heard many complaints on the fluidity of the gameplay)

    Might be a fun game, but it has no longevity and is not a competitor to Rift, AION, etc..
  1. rhandric's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sprucelee View Post
    Lol at GW2, arcade style MMO ftw. Not even a true competitor to any other MMOs, Rift, SWTOR, AION or any of them..... It literally has NO endgame, not just a bad one, none, zilch, nada unless you like its style PVP (and I have heard many complaints on the fluidity of the gameplay)

    Might be a fun game, but it has no longevity and is not a competitor to Rift, AION, etc..
    Not having raids != not having endgame.
  1. Awe's Avatar
    While I am not a WoW hater and did not come here to bash it, I must state one thing. People who claim that the release date of this patch has nothing to do with GW2 and Blizzard is not trying to sabotage something are delusional. Blizzard ALWAYS countered large MMO releases. This is their known strategy since years and I am not surprised at all by what is happening now. While indeed coming here and bashing WoW might be a form of GW2/whatever fanboism, stating that 28 August patch release day is just a mere coincidence is an example of similar WoW fanboism.
  1. Eggowaffles's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Allanon the Mystic View Post
    It's called being competitive. The dates are not just random, they pick them for a reason. It might not be exactly sabotage, but they do play around other game's dates as to try and get people to play their own.
    Are you naive enough to not think they had this date set before GW2 release date was announced?

    It's almost laughable.

    No wait, it is. AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

    Not having raids != not having endgame.
    Yea, no gear progression is no endgame.

    GW2 is all about PvP, it's not about endgame, it's not about PvE. People can try to defend GW2's PvE all they wan't, but it's not there.

    That is why I will play GW2 just for PvP, and WoW for PvE.
  1. Snow White's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sprucelee View Post
    Lol at GW2, arcade style MMO ftw. Not even a true competitor to any other MMOs, Rift, SWTOR, AION or any of them..... It literally has NO endgame, not just a bad one, none, zilch, nada unless you like its style PVP (and I have heard many complaints on the fluidity of the gameplay)

    Might be a fun game, but it has no longevity and is not a competitor to Rift, AION, etc..
    You mind not bashing gw2 since you clearly have no idea what you're talking about?
  1. azurrei's Avatar
    Completely expected, but thought they would release one week before or after the D3 patch.

    Diablo and WoW patches on the same day...guess they figured that everyone will be playing GW2, might as well release a couple of patches on a light server load day
  1. rhandric's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Eggowaffles View Post
    Are you naive enough to not think they had this date set before GW2 release date was announced?

    It's almost laughable.

    No wait, it is. AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.



    Yea, no gear progression is no endgame.

    GW2 is all about PvP, it's not about endgame, it's not about PvE. People can try to defend GW2's PvE all they wan't, but it's not there.

    That is why I will play GW2 just for PvP, and WoW for PvE.
    Now you're going to tell me that the gear treadmill is content.
  1. Adramalech's Avatar
    "Hey guys, let's delay the patch because people on the forums will accuse us of trying to compete with GW2!"

    Yeah, no. If you seriously think an expansion pre-patch is an attempt at competing with a brand new, hyped as hell game, I have no words. Chances are, the release date for this patch has already been set in stone for quite a while. Even if it wasn't, they didn't have a lot of dates, and the 28th/29th is roughly a month before the expansion releases. Doesn't sound like an attempt to "fight" GW2 to me.
  1. Lekyii's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Eggowaffles View Post
    Are you naive enough to not think they had this date set before GW2 release date was announced?

    It's almost laughable.

    No wait, it is. AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.



    Yea, no gear progression is no endgame.

    GW2 is all about PvP, it's not about endgame, it's not about PvE. People can try to defend GW2's PvE all they wan't, but it's not there.

    That is why I will play GW2 just for PvP, and WoW for PvE.
    Sure, they know how much time take a expansion to make, i mean the exact time.

    its like this : cataclysm its out and they say. hey look on 28 of august we have a new expansion.
  1. xxzincxx's Avatar
    Woooooooooooooo. about time. i cant stand farming act 3 inferno anymore.
  1. Eggowaffles's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by rhandric View Post
    Now you're going to tell me that the gear treadmill is content.
    LET'S DO DUNGEONS TO GET GEAR!

    Oh wait

    LET'S DO RAIDS TO GET GEAR!

    Oh wait

    GW2 is a PvP game, if you never played GW1, be prepared for the most stagnant game of your life if you enjoy PvE

    When you kill things just to kill them, there is no reward.
  1. Awe's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Adramalech View Post
    "Hey guys, let's delay the patch because people on the forums will accuse us of trying to compete with GW2!"

    Yeah, no. If you seriously think an expansion pre-patch is an attempt at competing with a brand new, hyped as hell game, I have no words. Chances are, the release date for this patch has already been set in stone for quite a while. Even if it wasn't, they didn't have a lot of dates, and the 28th/29th is roughly a month before the expansion releases. Doesn't sound like an attempt to "fight" GW2 to me.
    Find me one big MMO release in the last 5 years that didnt had any counter-action from Blizzard within a week or so from that release date. How many coincidences in a row you are willing to bet your money on?
  1. Galaddriel's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by azurrei View Post
    Completely expected, but thought they would release one week before or after the D3 patch.

    Diablo and WoW patches on the same day...guess they figured that everyone will be playing GW2, might as well release a couple of patches on a light server load day
    Zing!

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  1. Mx's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Awe View Post
    Find me one big MMO release in the last 5 years that didnt had any counter-action from Blizzard within a week or so from that release date. How many coincidences in a row you are willing to bet your money on?
    At the same time, what does it matter, really.

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