If, if, Blizzard does the story right, Warlords of Draenor has the potential to be the best expansion story-wise we've ever had.
I run an RP guild on Wrymrest Accord. One of the concerns is how much longer Orgrimmar is gonna look like it's under Garrosh's control. 5.5 was gonna be the point at which we could say we go back into Orgrimmar without too great a suspension of disbelief.
Honestly if WoD takes a while they will want to 5.5, doesnt even have to be a raid. Just some type of pre WoD stuff.
I'm cautiously optimistic at the moment
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Cataclysm annoucned on august 21 2009, released on december 7, 2010.
MoP announced on october 21 2011, released on september 25 2012. Do the math. You subbers have about one more year to endure until you get new content. Have fun.
I always play a month then come off for a month etc. and if there isn't a 5.5, December 25th - January 24th/25th whatever will be my last month before WoD is released because I'll be bored of 5.4 come January tbqh...
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Unless a beta for WoD is announced by Thanksgiving, you can kiss goodbye a Spring 2014 release date for the expansion. Blizz took 9 months after MoP was announced for it to be released. Expect a similar time-frame here.
There will be no patch 5.5 BUT they did say we will probably experience the item squish and some type of "death knight intro journey" before the expansion is released. They still have to show Garrosh's escape from trial and him meeting with his friend. This will happen BEFORE we get the expansion.That right there is our unofficial patch 5.5
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either way were still getting a 5.5 whether or not they call it that
"I was a normal baby for 30 seconds, then ninjas stole my mamma" - Deadpool
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It's pretty obvious we will get the expansion earlier than previous expansions, and it's possible they do a launch event that's decent enough to hold people for two months or so.
Like they said, if they spend 4 months making 5.5, it means the expansion will be pushed back 4 months, they want WoD out a.s.a.p, and so does everyone else.
It does nothing good for them by dragging any of it out, if they can release things sooner, you can bet your ass they will.
Especially when the pre-launch should/will be:
Re-opening of dark portal - ton of stuff they can do with this - Questline, dailies etc
Garrosh's trial - Epic quest?
So, we have more than just one thing for a pre-event.
they also confirmed that 5.9 would bring the stat squish. So clearly there is still at least one patch coming out before the 6.0 xpac prepatch event.
Retired from WoW.
That's a shame. Was looking forward to a potential event where we'd reclaim Gilneas; Varian certainly seemed to imply that was an Alliance priority in his post-Garrosh-death dialogue.
If it means we get WoD all the quicker however, then I can live with it.
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