Last edited by Poizo; 2013-02-09 at 09:57 PM.
I have seen some good estimates, like Volbian made a pretty good one. The thing is, some you are forgetting that 5.3 wont come out 6 months after 5.2 is in progress. 5.3 is to break the staleness and keep the game/story moveing/fresh, similar to how 5.1 came out literally 2 months after Tier 14 started. So that means 5.3 is closer than the estimate that some of you are stateing.
I think it's important to note that while Blizzard has a schedule it works with, it is a very flexible one based on many variables that include:
- Development needs
- Testing results
- Community feedback
- Investor feedback
- Holiday schedule
etc etc etc.
Personally, I'm not interested in the siege or how MoP is going to play out but instead am curious about what is left for the Warcraft universe to milk. There are a number of topics that have been left wide open, and really, the Caverns of Time can leave any one of the previously-encountered plots without resolution. Yes, we'll probably see the Legion, the Titans, the Emerald Dream, etc. But the question is "what else can be the focus of an expansion?" To me, that's the most important thing to consider.
Last edited by Jagoex; 2013-02-09 at 10:07 PM.
If there's 4 tiers it'll be nice, because I'm pining for an Old God raid.
If not, ah well, Siege will hopefully be a very epic raid.
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Azshara and N'zoth
The assault on Argus and destructioni of Kil'jaeden
Sargeras and the Titan's
And then of course ~ On the spot made up lore expansion like ... MoP
Give them credit tho MoP so far is a huge success. Touches on the Old God cornerstone and gives us real Villans and depth. The things we learn about Lei Shin, The Titan Ra-den, the Origins of the mogu and their purpose to fight against yassarj the old god. All these things make a great story.
Also Don't kid yourself about "the Emerald dream expansion" that is more or less the N'zoth expansion if and when we fight him and the raid would be the nightmare city.
Honestly tho? I could see a Legion expansion next. Cata + MoP sha is too much old god. It's demon time again and Wrathion hints at this. Plus if an Argus expansion against the legion strongholds doesn't bulk up subs back to 10million strong what else will? You imagine the up roar and fist pumping acting if they announce this as the expansion for 2013 blizzcon?
Demon hunter COULD easily be a ranged option after diablo3 and goddamn I'm sure we all know someone other then hunters needs to start using guns at this point. Prolly won't get a new class tho but well. That's my prediction if that happens.
Last edited by anaxie; 2013-02-09 at 10:17 PM.
After a controversial expansion like Mists, heading to an expansion themed after something nearly the entire playerbase loves make sens.e
And if it's a Burning Legion expansion, we'd probably just be killing Kil Jaeden at the end.
I HIGHLY doubt we'll be fighting Sargeras.
Otherwise, my idea for an Azshara and Nzoth expansion is in my sig, which I'm also highly in favor for.
5.3 will be like 5.1, no new raid, but probably some content (dailies) to push the story along, and most likely the next part of the legendary quest
Maybe we will see Mal'Ganis once again? Could easily be an end-raidzone villan. Or perhaps Tichondrius Kil'jaeden's right hand could make a return. Since dreadlords have a hard time staying dead apparently.
Then of course the much anticipated news of what happened to Alleria and Turylon when the Dark Portal closed so long ago.
Last edited by anaxie; 2013-02-09 at 10:40 PM.