View Poll Results: Which date seems realistic for release?

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  • August 28

    260 11.89%
  • September 4

    211 9.65%
  • September 11

    213 9.74%
  • September 18

    380 17.38%
  • September 25

    449 20.53%
  • OCTOBER 2

    674 30.82%
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    Quote Originally Posted by lordjust View Post
    The book is about how Jaina changed to the new one in MoP and people think that the book has to come out before MoP so that people can read the lore before it happens in-game. But people seem to forget that with a high chance the important things why Jaina changed (like the destruction of Theramore) will be told in the game and therefore the book doesn't have to come out before MoP because we get to know enough in the game and whoever wants to learn more can read the book later.
    Exactly!!!! It could come out ANYTIME! My point exactly.... Amazon has it set for August 28th is all I said earlier.
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  2. #422
    Quote Originally Posted by Chrispotter View Post
    its sick how they gave an Annual pass, just to lock us into a year of Stale content.... poor show, i feel cheated and violated.
    like really, Over £100 with no new content.
    They told us point blank before they even offered the annual pass that 4.3 was the last content patch of Cata. No one was scammed no one was tricked.

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    its sick how they gave an Annual pass, just to lock us into a year of Stale content.... poor show, i feel cheated and violated.
    like really, Over £100 with no new content.
    It was 92 Ł for me only, and I got almost the half ot it already back, because of RMAH, and I'm enjoying D3 and MoP beta really much.
    Totally worthed it!
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  4. #424
    Theories based on the anual pass are quite vague... this is the first time an annual pass actually came out so we do not know their intentions.

    Also, launching with GW is not a problem I would say, WoW will keep its subscriber base because the endgame content of GW is quite lacking unless you like to PvP all day.
    If you like WoW you like endgame content most likely.

  5. #425
    Quote Originally Posted by Chrispotter View Post
    its sick how they gave an Annual pass, just to lock us into a year of Stale content.... poor show, i feel cheated and violated.
    like really, Over £100 with no new content.
    It gave you what was on the tin.

    Mount, D3, and MoP beta access.

  6. #426
    Quote Originally Posted by Flaks View Post
    Yea, I'm going to have to agree with a mid-August release for MoP. If they delay it to mess with GW2 I fear that they'll fail. Not because "OMG GW2 WoW KILLER" but just cause DS for an entire year would probably bleed no less than another million subs.
    Everyone who is willing to wait 10 months for MoP will wait 11 months no problemo. 1 million? No freaking way rofl .

  7. #427
    Quote Originally Posted by sonarc View Post
    Everyone who is willing to wait 10 months for MoP will wait 11 months no problemo. 1 million? No freaking way rofl .
    There's more than 1 month in between August and November.

  8. #428
    Quote Originally Posted by sonarc View Post
    Everyone who is willing to wait 10 months for MoP will wait 11 months no problemo. 1 million? No freaking way rofl .
    Hey man, we haven't seen third quarter's results yet. I'm expecting at LEAST 500k loss due to Diablo III, and that's my optimistic view! :P
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  9. #429
    Quote Originally Posted by dethlyhallows View Post
    See you in Pandaria September/October!!!
    EDIT#2:
    The Book is NOT the ONLY reason that they would delay/wait for release. It's a series of things, book is an addition.
    The book has to be released first for the story to begin.

    Like many stated- release dates are said at least 8 weeks prior. July is out.
    School starting on end of August- Do you really think parents will let their kids buy games instead of school supplies? get real. Most of WoW is made up of kids who play with their parents money.
    Mid September to late september carrying into early august are the best time frames they have unless they decide to wait for November for a good sale(last I heard Cata sold A LOT of more than any other expansion).
    they will always cater to the best time to sell.

    EDIT#3:
    Is it just me or september date is each day more promising? The leaked box just recent. The raiding content to test mechanics has just started and honestly cannot see them wasting more than 1 month and a half to test it. The renewed quest flow for Jade area(first area you get in Pandaria). PTR updated to 5.0.1. Expect PTR to go up in the coming weeks(transitioning PTR's last about 1 month before being put into live servers) Also The transition period used to last 1 month in wow live before the new xpac, Blizzard has said that the transition period will be 2 weeks! Let's not forget that Beta can last up til the day before the release of MoP. The brewfest items updated for iLevel 470. Blizzard targets a month in which they'd like to release and I am 100% sure they were aiming for september.
    I left just the wrong parts of your post. You will see Pandaria in Sept/Oct. Most likely a lot earlier than that even. We are currently inside the Panda Launch Window. As you have seen, DVD Pressing has already begun (maybe already finished for all we know) Also, just as they did with Diablo 3, they will be selling "Digital Download" cards in stores along with the boxes. Raid Testing/PTR lasts 6 weeks, which just now started. 5.0 Live Launch will happen 1-2 Weeks before the street date of Panda. So we are looking at a solid August release here. Especially since not everything has to be done on Day One. As long as they have the leveling content done theres nothing else in the expansion that couldnt survive a 1-2 week wait after launch. No one will be raiding that first week (even if they reach 90, they wont be geared for normals, much less heroics) and I cant say there will be a significant number of players who would be upset if the pokemon and farmville arent on for day one.

    Release Dates arent required to be announced any sooner than 2 weeks. Or they could just pull an Apple and say "And this is shipping.... Today". The book has absolutely nothing to do with the launch cycle and could come out anywhere from now to next june and not affect the game in any way. As far as the game being launched in November to match holiday times, you have to remember that nearly every other game is being released in November, Especially 4 big name shooters. Middle August, right during the Back to School rush is one of the best times to release games, because gaming sales are always slow during summer, and people DO use their back to school money on games (Years of owning a game store gives good experience in knowing when people buy things) Also think about this. If the game is released Aug 1 (for example) then it is available for purchase for every perk you list later in the year. I know MANY people who didnt buy Cata day 1 because it was too close to Christmas and they didnt want to shut off such an easy gift for someone else to buy.

    And to be completely honest, they could do like they did with Diablo 3 and start selling it now. Its not like we're going to be able to play it until they turn it on anyways, which means again they could just give a week or 2 notice on release date. the Game Stores are already doing pre-orders, so 3-5 day shipping to get the product To the store is really all thats literally required.

    One final point for why it would be earlier than September: they want to build back Good Will among their player base. They got such a bad rap over the D3 release (mainly from people who have never seen a day 1 blizzard release before) that getting it to the players sooner rather than later is always better. If they announce that its releasing in August or even July then the goodwill they get would crush any lingering d3 resentment.

    BTW the phrase is A LOT, not ALOT
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    I dont know how much a release of the book is involved in the release of the game, so I'm not sure about that late release.

    The thing I know is that they have allready updated Brewfest-Loot to lvl 90. Brewfest will start on September 20. so we'll likely see an release atleast 1-2 weeks before.

    But I guess Blizzard will do it their way " It's done, when it's done ! "
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  11. #431
    Quote Originally Posted by Squirreludecker View Post
    I left just the wrong parts of your post. You will see Pandaria in Sept/Oct. Most likely a lot earlier than that even. We are currently inside the Panda Launch Window. As you have seen, DVD Pressing has already begun (maybe already finished for all we know) Also, just as they did with Diablo 3, they will be selling "Digital Download" cards in stores along with the boxes. Raid Testing/PTR lasts 6 weeks, which just now started. 5.0 Live Launch will happen 1-2 Weeks before the street date of Panda. So we are looking at a solid August release here. Especially since not everything has to be done on Day One. As long as they have the leveling content done theres nothing else in the expansion that couldnt survive a 1-2 week wait after launch. No one will be raiding that first week (even if they reach 90, they wont be geared for normals, much less heroics) and I cant say there will be a significant number of players who would be upset if the pokemon and farmville arent on for day one.

    Release Dates arent required to be announced any sooner than 2 weeks. Or they could just pull an Apple and say "And this is shipping.... Today". The book has absolutely nothing to do with the launch cycle and could come out anywhere from now to next [/B]june[B] and not affect the game in any way. As far as the game being launched in November to match holiday times, you have to remember that nearly every other game is being released in November, Especially 4 big name shooters. Middle August, right during the Back to School rush is one of the best times to release games, because gaming sales are always slow during summer, and people DO use their back to school money on games (Years of owning a game store gives good experience in knowing when people buy things) Also think about this. If the game is released Aug 1 (for example) then it is available for purchase for every perk you list later in the year. I know MANY people who didnt buy Cata day 1 because it was too close to Christmas and they didnt want to shut off such an easy gift for someone else to buy.

    And to be completely honest, they could do like they did with Diablo 3 and start selling it now. Its not like we're going to be able to play it until they turn it on anyways, which means again they could just give a week or 2 notice on release date. the Game Stores are already doing pre-orders, so 3-5 day shipping to get the product To the store is really all thats literally required.

    One final point for why it would be earlier than September: they want to build back Good Will among their player base. They got such a bad rap over the D3 release (mainly from people who have never seen a day 1 blizzard release before) that getting it to the players sooner rather than later is always better. If they announce that its releasing in August or even July then the goodwill they get would crush any lingering d3 resentment.

    BTW the phrase is A LOT, not A LOT
    Since you love grammar so much, I highlighted your own mistakes for you.

    You should probably check your own post before starting to have a go at another guys spelling.

    1-0 dude.

  12. #432
    I call shenanigans

  13. #433
    My source says they are still on track for a 4th week of august or 1st week of september launch. 28th of august is the main date they are working around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by belgicanofl View Post
    My source says they are still on track for a 4th week of august or 1st week of september launch. 28th of august is the main date they are working around.
    My User wants me to go after the MCP too.... sorry... my morning meds haven't kicked in yet. Seriously I have reasons to believe you
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    Out of curiousity how far are we in testing wise in the beta.
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  16. #436
    I predict november or december launch of MoP.

    Would it really surprise anyone if Blizzard did this? A year of 4.3/drag soul? I wouldn't be surprised.

  17. #437
    Quote Originally Posted by twh View Post
    I predict november or december launch of MoP.

    Would it really surprise anyone if Blizzard did this? A year of 4.3/drag soul? I wouldn't be surprised.
    I really cannot see blizzard doing that. Even in october it would be stretching it. I doubt they will make us wait past the 1 year commitment
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    Quote Originally Posted by eillas View Post
    Out of curiousity how far are we in testing wise in the beta.
    If it were a horse race... All the horses had just turned the final turn and are sprinting towards the ribbon at full speed and the jockeys are on their toes....
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    I'm calling a Oct/Nov release. Remember blizzard does not care if they lose subscribers as of now or even if they make you wait an extra month or two because they will draw you right back in when MoP is released :P
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  20. #440
    Guess or pure fact, isn't all previous betas lasted about 4-5 months? I remember playing vanilla beta 3 months before release, remember playing BC beta 5 months before, remember playing Wrath beta 4 months before, and finally playing Cata beta a good 4 months before. (note that I may not have played from the very start of the beta to the very end, on all of them)

    If it was 4-5 months of beta, MoP beta was released in... march? End of july, middle of august would hit just about that?

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