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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  1. #821
    Quote Originally Posted by Tinykong View Post
    MOP should have been out about 2 months ago, most of the people from my guild have left the game due to lack of content, leaving me marooned on a dead server with a locked in subscription and no one to play with except randoms.

    Here's hoping it comes out before the end of August, otherwise I'm not sure I will have any interest left in it.
    Yet some minority grps actually think cata is the best xpac, in BC sub numbers never dipped and kept climbing well over 11mil before WOTLK hit.
    BC was entertaining until WOTLK came out, well for me anyways, My sub ran out in december when I saw what garbage patch 4.3 was, if I knew it was going to be that bad I would of quit long before.

    People are mainly subbed out of habit and for the social aspect I doubt anyone is subbed because the game is better then what it was in the past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquamonkey View Post
    I know it's not a representative sample. My assertion is that they are a game savvy group and as such, they would likely be playing more hours per day than the general population. They would also be more likely to continue playing at max level through the inferno grind or leveling other classes; activities that prolong the lifetime of the game. Casual players generally weren't grinding lvl 99 in D2. The graph should then be higher than the equivalent graph for the general population.
    There's one problem with that second to last sentance. Casual players make up the majority of the WoW player base. They are the one's that shoulder the bulk of the burden, and Diablo has exactly nothing to do with this conversation. We're talking about the release date of MoP, a conversation that the player base of Diablo has jack all to do with.
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  3. #823
    Quote Originally Posted by xanzul View Post
    Because a game that is buy to play isn't competition for a game that has a subscription. As in not everyone is a GW2 fanboy and many people will play both GW2 and Wow at the same time.[COLOR="red"]
    Oh, but it is. Any game which causes someone to abandon another is competition is in a sense. GW2 is one of those games that can make people say "I'm having so much fun with this. I'm not playing WoW. Why should I keep paying Blizzard money?"

    And it's already been pointed out in this thread that pay2play mmos have a difficult time getting subscribers back. Letting GW2 come out before MoP will put portions of their subscriber base at risk. Now if MoP isn't done it isn't done. But we shouldn't pretend that GW2 won't affect WoW.

  4. #824
    Quote Originally Posted by Urufu View Post
    There's one problem with that second to last sentance. Casual players make up the majority of the WoW player base. They are the one's that shoulder the bulk of the burden, and Diablo has exactly nothing to do with this conversation. We're talking about the release date of MoP, a conversation that the player base of Diablo has jack all to do with.
    I take it that you have no rebuttal for my conclusions regarding Xfire?

    I know it was quite a few pages back and was tangential to the thread itself, but it was in regards to people considering D3 and MoP beta to be the filler content that is absent during the year between when 4.3 went live and when MoP will go live.
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    So does the new RAF mount coming on 7/17 suggest anything about a MoP release announcement? Maybe they plan to announce next Monday, and conveniently point to the Obsidian Nightwing as a way to get people to sub and get ready for Mists. It would fit with a Sept. 18 release date.

    My guess is if we see the PTR this weekend, next week is looking good for a release date announcement. Of course, they probably have to push a new beta build first so that the latest class changes are applied to the PTR. It's been two weeks since the last build; I'm hoping today is the day - especially since raid testing is on hold until they can get a new build up.

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    Now the difficulty change has come, what now`?

  8. #828
    Quote Originally Posted by Exroyal View Post
    Now the difficulty change has come, what now`?
    Now imo everything points to mid october sadly....16th august release announcement and 35 nerf...1 more month of ds takes us to 15th september...then 2/3 weeks of 5.1...I HOPE TO BE WRONG

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    august 16th: cinematic
    august 21th: 5.0 with 35% nerf
    ~september 4th: mop

    ^pure guessing, hope its about right

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leefa View Post
    august 16th: cinematic
    august 21th: 5.0 with 35% nerf
    ~september 4th: mop

    ^pure guessing, hope its about right
    This is what I am hoping for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ganodorf View Post
    Now imo everything points to mid october sadly....16th august release announcement and 35 nerf...1 more month of ds takes us to 15th september...then 2/3 weeks of 5.1...I HOPE TO BE WRONG
    What's pointing to mid october...? August 16th is just a cinematic not a release date announcement. There is more evidence to support early launch than a mid October.
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  12. #832
    Quote Originally Posted by Leefa View Post
    august 16th: cinematic
    august 21th: 5.0 with 35% nerf
    ~september 4th: mop

    ^pure guessing, hope its about right
    No more then 19 days from announcement to launch? (If you mean that they will announce release date with cinematic.)

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    ohhh I'd love to see 5.0 with the 35% nerf. Would get my casual raiders to actually log on and I could enjoy a full guild raid again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Exroyal View Post
    No more then 19 days from announcement to launch? (If you mean that they will announce release date with cinematic.)
    Announcement will be in the next couple of weeks, maybe around the time 5.0 PTR starts.

  15. #835
    Quote Originally Posted by Exroyal View Post
    No more then 19 days from announcement to launch? (If you mean that they will announce release date with cinematic.)
    Cinematic will be released way later than the release date announcement. At least it has been in the past, and as the date for the cinematic is pretty late, I guess it will be the case this time too.

  16. #836
    Quote Originally Posted by DreamCast View Post
    Yet some minority grps actually think cata is the best xpac, in BC sub numbers never dipped and kept climbing well over 11mil before WOTLK hit.
    BC was entertaining until WOTLK came out, well for me anyways, My sub ran out in december when I saw what garbage patch 4.3 was, if I knew it was going to be that bad I would of quit long before.

    People are mainly subbed out of habit and for the social aspect I doubt anyone is subbed because the game is better then what it was in the past.
    I'm only subbed because I said to myself "I'm going to buy D3 anyway, and there is no way Cata content is going to be strung on for a year, so I'll save $60 by signing the annual pass."

    Looks like the jokes on me, D3 has long since been uninstalled, and if I could have unsubbed 2 months ago, I would have, meaning I paid more than I should have. Looks like their tactic worked.

  17. #837
    Quote Originally Posted by Bristae View Post
    What's pointing to mid october...? August 16th is just a cinematic not a release date announcement. There is more evidence to support early launch than a mid October.
    HOPE your right man...:-)

  18. #838
    My guess is that we will have:

    8/16 Cinematic with release date in it (may have a press release week first week of August announcing it)
    8/28 The new novel gets released
    9/4 5.0 Patch
    9/18 5.01 Patch (Official Release)

    This puts everything in order from Blizzard side and still gets the game release in time for Brewfest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunndykol View Post
    My guess is that we will have:

    8/16 Cinematic with release date in it (may have a press release week first week of August announcing it)
    8/28 The new novel gets released
    9/4 5.0 Patch
    9/18 5.01 Patch (Official Release)

    This puts everything in order from Blizzard side and still gets the game release in time for Brewfest.
    Forgetting Wal-Mart's and other retailer's 60 day requirement lead time on new products. A press release first week of August would NOT fit the 60 days.

    To make a 9/18 release, they would HAVE to press release a release date no later than July 20th (60 days from 9/18)

    Tomorrow would be the deadline for a 9/11 release. Now they COULD release on 9/13 and that would push to Monday possibly for an announcement. <shrug> We'll see... time will tell. I'm just dropping hints to everyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bristae View Post
    Forgetting Wal-Mart's and other retailer's 60 day requirement lead time on new products. A press release first week of August would NOT fit the 60 days.

    To make a 9/18 release, they would HAVE to press release a release date no later than July 20th (60 days from 9/18)

    Tomorrow would be the deadline for a 9/11 release. Now they COULD release on 9/13 and that would push to Monday possibly for an announcement. <shrug> We'll see... time will tell. I'm just dropping hints to everyone.
    Bristae, we all know you know the date, tell us!

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