no it wont
no it wont
Expansions last about 1.5 to 2 years. MoP came out late September 2012. Don't expect a new expansion before Q2 2014.
Yeah, I would think we're almost a year away from an expansion.
Im guessing spring of next year. Id guess 18 months after the release on MoP.
They wont even announce it more then likely til blizzcon which is in the fall. Summer 2014 or fall of that year unless they have been really working on it hard and heavy and the beta will fallow the announcement within a week or so then maybe and only maybe Q1 2014 but this year is a safe bet for no.
My bet would be this:
May 21 2013 -- 5.3
July 30 2013 -- 5.4, News about Blizzard trademarking possible next expansion name
October 1 2013 -- Blizzard announces new Expansion
November 8 2013 -- Titan teaser, Annual Pass, Expansion details, WoW beta starting within a week
March 4 2014 -- New expansion release.
December 16 2014 -- Titan release
I think that the consumer reaction to the next WoW expansion will decide how they move forward with Titan. WoW is no where near dying but it is going to be weird for them to have two MMOs out at once creating competition for themselves. Maybe Titan is F2P. Maybe they change us to having a subscription to our Bnet account rather than a specific game. Maybe Titan becomes their priority and WoW's business model changes.
0.1% chance that they will release the next expansion this year?
If I see Greg Street or Tom Chilton working on Titan, or CRZ in the game, I can tell you what I won't buy.
5.3 will likely be released in early June to pad sub numbers for Q2 end and I doubt there are going to release another raid patch in 4-6 weeks. 3-4 months has been the timing between patches which would mean Aug or Sept for 5.4 and if they intend 5.4 to last 4 months, that puts into early 2014. Realistically I suspect they think a final tier is okay to go for 6 months.
Maybe they'll rush something if the bleeding continues, but I doubt they can or would, especially since they don't seem to know why they're losing subs.
not sure why you think we'll get a new expansion this year. MoP hasn't even been out for a year yet, and expansions normally last 2 years. we'll probably get the information on the next expansion at blizzcon, and the expansion will come out next year in the fall.
I can see it being announced by the end of the year, or at least the name and the theme for it will be announced, hopefully.
I hope so, were in need for another expansion