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    Definitely looking like a July/August release then, excellent.

    Assuming it follows the same pattern as Cata, then Beta starts in April, 2 or 3 months of beta (loads of people to test the expansion this time round and no 1-60 levelling content to fix too) and a lovely Summer release.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antherios View Post
    So that means that a rough estimate for Mists release should be early late April/early May? What are we going to do untill then :O!
    Alpha, beta, then release. Hell there's a chance Alpha won't even be done by that time.

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    F&F alpha in April.
    Beta in June.
    Release in October.

    Sorry spring/summer hopefuls...

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    Knowing how bad is blizz to sticking to deadlines , my guess is MoP will be out around December

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alcatraz_ View Post
    Endless Dragon soul until your eyes bleed of course.
    They already are...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tric619 View Post
    Knowing how bad is blizz to sticking to deadlines , my guess is MoP will be out around December
    they wouldnt shoot themselves in the foot like that at all, or so id hope not

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    Either Blizz carry out speedy testing this time round, or they'll fail to deliver the 'yearly expansions' that were promised.

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    Ooooh, Mists of Pandaria feels so close...

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    I am sticking to my prediction of a fall release. There will also be some new deal for another year long contract at that time as well.
    WoW having more subs than SWTOR is the same thing as Justin Bieber having more youtube plays than Tupac. Just because its more popular doesn't mean its good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Antherios View Post
    So that means that a rough estimate for Mists release should be early late April/early May? What are we going to do untill then :O!
    April or May??? Are you NUTS? If the INTERNAL alpha is underway mid-February, that probably means we (won't) see the F&F alpha around the timeframe you mentioned, perhaps a tad sooner. That means Beta testing underway mid-late summer, if we're lucky. Which probably means a 2013 release.

    Best case scenario would involve everything happening a month or so earlier than I predicted above, which would have to include Blizzard somehow finishing a game promptly for a change. If this were the case, that would put us at a late late 2012 release (ie: holiday release).

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    Blizzard waiting till December this time would make it a hell of a lot worse for them as a company then releasing it now would. Also, finally a video that makes dragon soul look somewhat epic in the first 3 minutes. Blizzard failed at making it feel like a real raid to go for this time.

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    I just want to point out that just because this is the first time MMO is reporting on closed alpha being underway, doesn't mean the alpha started NOW.

    That's like assuming the world didn't exist till you were born, or that the past didn't happen unless it's reported in a book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Llunai View Post
    April or May??? Are you NUTS? If the INTERNAL alpha is underway mid-February, that probably means we (won't) see the F&F alpha around the timeframe you mentioned, perhaps a tad sooner. That means Beta testing underway mid-late summer, if we're lucky. Which probably means a 2013 release.

    Best case scenario would involve everything happening a month or so earlier than I predicted above, which would have to include Blizzard somehow finishing a game promptly for a change. If this were the case, that would put us at a late late 2012 release (ie: holiday release).
    And then subscriptions will go down to what,five million?

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    BC beta: 3 months
    WOTLK beta: 4 months
    Cataclysm beta: 5 months

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    Quote Originally Posted by greyghost View Post
    If the beta starts in late March, I would be absolutely amazed. That literally sets up a mid Q3 launch for Mists of Pandaria. That is ambitious as hell.
    Quote Originally Posted by Antherios View Post
    So that means that a rough estimate for Mists release should be early late April/early May? What are we going to do untill then :O!
    Quote Originally Posted by Cheebie View Post
    Definitely looking like a July/August release then, excellent.
    Quote Originally Posted by Stevoman View Post
    F&F alpha in April. Beta in June. Release in October. Sorry spring/summer hopefuls...
    ROFL-Myself-under-the-table....

    Quote Originally Posted by Tric619 View Post
    Knowing how bad is blizz to sticking to deadlines , my guess is MoP will be out around December
    Yes, this points out - just as I said times before - MoP will be release at the start of december :-P
    Now Internal Alpha, March F&F Alpha, Summer Beta till at least November and release in December cause you cant forget Blizzard
    has to release D3 & SC2 Addon 1 before MoP....

    Quote Originally Posted by Insomnie View Post
    And then subscriptions will go down to what,five million?
    5 is overrated but WoW can live with 2 less and would be still the biggest MMO...

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    I applaud Method for making such a fine video. They did what Blizzard by and far failed at doing.... making Dragon Soul look fun.

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    The video is really awesome. Thanks Method.

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    I'm reading all this and it appears to me a lot of people haven't read what Blizz has stated in the past about releasing expansions sooner. If you watched Blizzcon you will know they were a lot further into development than any other expansion. I going to say June to August will be the release =]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaleredar View Post
    I applaud Method for making such a fine video. They did what Blizzard by and far failed at doing.... making Dragon Soul look fun.
    Le sigh....

    The typical mmochamp comment...that saps all joy from the game....

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    I'd love to see a MoP release in the summer - but that doesn't make much sense. A lot of people don't play in the summer, so Blizz could risk making a real flop with a summer release. Fall is good, December (=Christmas) is probably best, and they do like to drag out release times. Unfortunately, another year of Dragon Soul just isn't going to cut it and it will hurt the game. They really need to work on their timing with these expansions to reduce the amount of wait time between the last tier of the old content and the first tier of the new. We're already sitting at round 2-3 months of Dragon Soul.

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