That said, they've made it clear that the patch, while targeted for the 27th, could always be delayed.At this point, we're just sanity-checking the numbers to make sure that the 25-player scaling is appropriate, since we've tested these encounters a couple of times already, and often on Flexible mode as well. We may spend longer on some fights that have seen more meaningful mechanics changes since the 10-player version, but in general we keep the fights up long enough to see what we need to see, and then shut them down.
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Brian Holinka wow's senior pvp designer let slip on twitter "the pvp season end will also mark the date of patch release". And then went on to backpeddle a little.
On Twitter it was stated the release would be "as early as the 27th".
This is as usual what happens when blizzard try to put a date on something way too early.
Things happen during that time, and plans change.
It will be ready when its ready, and I would rather have a more complete and more stable patch than a rushed one.
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Now, I didn't put the "Promise" thing on there.
we will know tomorrow, they usually give at least one week notice
I HOPE they delay it another week or two. I could really use some more ToT farm raids to get ready for the new HC content, and the patch doesn't seem completely 'polished' on the PTR just yet.
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I'm confident it will be the 27th and any needed hot fixes in the days after.
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Last edited by Sedon; 2013-08-20 at 01:56 AM.
Nonetheless it is really quite short so while they could very likely stay on that specific date I wouldn't be surprised if they'd delay it either.
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The Gamescon live raids are also only for 90 minutes on Friday and Saturday. They can easily schedule testing around that. They might not even need to bother with 25H testing for every single boss (I am pretty sure they skipped some for ToT), because they already will have data from the 10N, 10H and 25N tests of that boss.
They are probably going to load the final PTR build on Wednesday and then run 4-6 testing sessions a day Thursday, Friday and Saturday.