I have two accounts and I can tell you major patches are a non-factor. As of this year I'm positive you will get a free week of WoW every 4-6 months of inactivity (no subscription attached to it). The "clock" starts the moment your subscription expires. By the way, chars on non-subbed accounts can still be transferred cross-server/faction, have name changed and etc. so if you wanna do any of that stuff now feel free.
On an unrelated note I think folks who reactivate their account after a 6+ month hiatus should get an EXP, Gold and Repuation Buff for all their chars for a month to help them get caught up to the most recent expansion.
Originally Posted by Darsithis
World of Warcraft has been played by so many people that it's hard to get a reliable source of new players into the game. Add to that a toxic community that expects perfection out of people who have never played and you have a recipe for decline.
Originally Posted by Amry
Only one faction receiving something completely new? Absolutely not going to happen. The QQ is so massive it will break the QQ Pillar in the Elemental Plane of QQ and unleash Kiukiuwing, the Aspect of QQs.