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    Quote Originally Posted by laumex View Post
    I thought that a moderator would know better.
    in fact mop was leaked in 2011 on this forum, yes on mmo-champion i can't find the topic because it was deleted most likely but here's the proof
    http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/3341758764 posted on: 10/13/2011
    I only remember two 5.0 leaks. one being Vengeance of the Void, another being essentially evil houjin on Alliance, tushui on Horde.
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    Quote Originally Posted by laumex View Post
    I thought that a moderator would know better.
    in fact mop was leaked in 2011 on this forum, yes on mmo-champion i can't find the topic because it was deleted most likely but here's the proof
    http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/3341758764 posted on: 10/13/2011
    Except that practically everything in that post is wrong. So I don't know if it qualifies as a leak or not. Hilarious thread though in retrospect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MoanaLisa View Post
    Obligatory wish for Blizzard, when they go to trademark the next expansion, to trademark half a dozen names both possible and ridiculous to troll everyone. Would go far to make up for the <satire> lacklustre slap-in-the-face </satire> effort on the first of April this year. Go ahead. Trademark "Emerald Dream", "Gators of Un'Goro" and other things. Will be fun to watch.
    They won't do anything of the sort. Trademarking a name is no joke, it's serious legal business, there are certain rules connected to it. It also isn't cheap to trademark a name, I'd rather they put their income of subscriptions in developing the game itself instead of trolling their subscribers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troggdor View Post
    this is pretty much the perfect answer (aside from it being the actual trademark), and i thank you for taking the time to type all that information out
    Hehe...he takes the time to post this information again and again - but speculation threads pop up faster than people searching forums. Would be a good post to basically link to and shut all speculation topics down...or at least consolidate into one topic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shengar View Post
    It also isn't cheap to trademark a name,
    Sure it is. The filing costs are negligible unless you're a poor college student. What's not cheap is all the research associated with filing a trademark application to ensure it won't be successfully challenged, doesn't spell something obscene in a foreign language, et cetera. In addition there is a difference between "trademark" and "registered trademark" but I'll let Google and Wikipedia fill you in on that.

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    http://tess2.uspto.gov

    Word and/or Design Mark Search (Structured)
    Search term:

    ("BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT")[ON]

    There doesn't appear to be anything new yet.

    Also just to add some facts to this thread:

    Mists of Pandaria trademark:
    Filing Date July 28, 2011
    Announcement date October 21, 2011
    Release date September 25, 2012

    Cataclysm trademark:
    Filing Date June 26, 2009
    Annoucement date August 21, 2009
    Release date December 7, 2010

    Wrath of the Lich King trademark:
    Filing Date July 28, 2007
    Announcement date August 3, 2007
    Release date November 13, 2008

    The Burning Crusade trademark:
    Filing Date May 3, 2005
    Announcement date Oct 28th, 2005
    Release date January 16, 2007

    Trademark filings have been anywhere from 5 months before Annoucement/Blizzcon to 5 days for the previous expansions.

    The timetable this time around is a bit strange. If they announce at Blizzcon like always and spend a whole year from announcement to release, that will mean over 25 months of MoP and probably over a year of 5.4/Siege of Orgrimmar given their current patch release rate. That's not going to happen unless their goal is to kill off many subscriptions once and for all. So what alternatives does that leave us with? Either they announce before Blizzcon (unlikely) or they announce at Blizzcon and almost immediately begin their internal Alpha testing (compared to 4 months after announcing MoP). Which would push the release date to late Spring to mid Summer 2014.
    Last edited by Abysal; 2013-05-02 at 08:53 AM.

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    im sure mmo champ will pick up on it before anyone else does since they have "people" who know stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by muchtoohigh View Post
    If they follow their usual pattern, were not gonna see the next expansion until late 2014. MoP really isn't that old.
    You mean late 2013? Cause MoP IS that old. Like every other expansion before it. Expansion gets released, then the next year we see the trailer for the new expansion.
    MoP was released in 2012. We will see the new expansion this Blizzcon. They always have done that. Why would it change now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xilurm View Post
    You mean late 2013? Cause MoP IS that old. Like every other expansion before it. Expansion gets released, then the next year we see the trailer for the new expansion.
    MoP was released in 2012. We will see the new expansion this Blizzcon. They always have done that. Why would it change now?
    Plus they intend not to leave us hanging like in Cataclysm. The patch cycles are smaller and they want to bring out expansions faster. Whether they will succeed is another thing -- but they're already working on the next expansion as it is, so it might even be released sooner, as they intend to.

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