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What's unrealistic about it? They gave about 4 months for ToES (the final raid of the tier) which featured the hardest boss of the tier, which was due to gating explained earlier.
Last edited by Banawani; 2013-05-04 at 07:44 AM.
I can assure you that the next expansion will not be earlier than July 2014.
My guess is more like Sept 2014 or even go back to Nov 2014.
The best release date is still a little bit before holiday.
That's 2 months from MoP release to 5.1 and 3 1/2 months from 5.1 to 5.2 (so almost 4 months). That's almost 6 months from MoP release to the second raid tier in 5.2
If they release 5.3 in May, it'll be another 2 months between patch 5.2 and 5.3. They'll likely continue like that.
Mop Release: you couldn't raid for the first week and the PVP season hadn't started yet.
Uhh yeah, that's exactly what I said, 2 months after 5.3.
I hope there is no 'buy this and get into beta' this time round, considering beta may come out after blizzcon, I really hope people who go there don't get beta access due to going there.
i would guess the following:
patch 5.3 in two weeks, end of may
patch 5.4 last week of august
announcement of next expac at blizzcon.
November 23, 2004: Vanilla
January 16, 2007: The Burning Crusade --> 2 years 2 months later
November 13, 2008: Wrath of the Lich King --> 1 year 10 months later
December 7, 2010: Cataclysm --> 2 years 1 month later
September 25, 2012: Mists of Pandaria --> 1 year 9 months later
For the 10th anniversary of WoW, I think that we can expect some important announcement relating to the next expansion of WoW during Blizzcon 2013, followed by a Beta in December-January and a release in April or May 2014 for the next expansion, as Blizzard told that they want to shorten the delays for the delivery of new content. But this is just speculation, of course.
I don't believe for a second that Siege of Orgrimmar won't be out for the same amount of time as Dragon Soul was, Blizzard might indeed say that they will deliver faster, but they say a lot of things and don't always live up to it. The final raid of an expansion has always been reeeeeeally long.
Why doesn't Blizzcon stream their show live?
i figure the new xpac will launch this december or januaryish.
I've never been wrong with speculating release dates.
I'm pretty certain Blizzcon will announce the new expansion and a new annual pass. Beta will start just after Blizzcon ends, with guaranteed access if you sign up for the pass. Then we'll see an Easter release for the next expansion.
For those wanting the expansion this year, I'm pretty sure we won't see it. Personally I'd love to get it this year because my end game is soloing, so vastly outgearing content is a plus for me.