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lets hope they deliver on all their pomises.,.
Also, do consider that the Annual Pass goes far deeper than just "WoW subs". I'm MORE than betting that Diablo III's expansion is going to be presented more like a "relaunch" of the game, because they probably REALLY want to establish a second cash-cow like WoW - especially at the continually falling WoW subscriptions.
There was a thread on this weeks back with a great chart showing Blizzard's past expansion cycles and timing, and projecting what will come:
I guestimate the next expansion releases between April and June of next year.
Edit to add: Also, the expansion announcements have been coming before the last patch released, making sure people have something else on the distant horizon even when they know the current expansion is drawing to an end.
Now that I think about it, that may be a great argument for a summer announcement. How long was ToT being tested on the PTR? That's probably the announcement window.
...and never, EVER, underestimate the power of the impulse buying mentality. Looked how it worked for the PS4 six-months before its release! :P
Lastly, as somebody said above - it's got to be "one amazing Ballerina pony to get me to get the pass again". Who knows how Blizz may sweeten the deal this time around. Hell man - they might even throw in the next expansion for free. That would get a lot of people impulse-buying right away!
Last edited by Pann; 2013-06-28 at 07:18 PM.
Maybe a teaser trailer for World of Warcraft: Path of the Titans
But yeah, we should hear something soon. I'd like to see something on that chart up there about when the next expansion was 'datamined' by checking the US Patent Office. If I remember right, the title to every expansion was correctly found as a patent filing.
Last edited by Doombringer; 2013-06-28 at 08:39 PM.
A Farewell to Pre-Cataclysm Azeroth (video)
Are we sure SoO is the last expansion?...
I mean vast parts of the expansion are about Sha and it corruption eventually leads to Yshaara'j.
It will be quite odd we ain't gonna face it....
What is that Final Titan Wrathion talking about? Timeless Island?!? Wrathion plans? Are mogu corrupted or were nuetral? Ra-Den been imprisoned to keep him at bay due it corruption or he was an experiment puppet for the Thunder King? Is there ANY connection between Sha and Mogu?
How to 'Fix' WoW
- Fire Chris Metzen
- Separate PVE and PVP and balance them separately
if they dont release another expansion before mid november they will see way too many sub drops. Early september is optimal. Im not saying its guaranteed to happen, but blizz has stated they want faster expansions out to get new subs, old ones back + decrease current losses, aswell as the base wants faster xpacs. Waiting on next xpac announcement until blizzcon in nov = xpac release in 2014= another 3M sub loss. This would be very bad indeed.