let them take their time
Release 5.5: OMG WoD is going to take ages, hurry up BLIZZ!
No 5.5: OMG what are we supposed to do till WoD comes out??
Not like we would get out of WoD if there was a patch 5.5
amazing that most people in this poll are content with no new content, you got to demand more if you want more.
It's not a "betrayal" or a hating attitude, to just say "this is not okay". you can love a game, yet be critical of it.
I'm a Forsaken. I kill firstborns while their mamas watch. I turn cities into salt. I even, when I feel like it, rip the souls from little girls, and from now till kingdom come, the only thing you can count on in your existence is never understanding why.
Between Sunwell and WOTLK was 233 days
Between ICC and 'The Shattering' was 350 days (196 days between ICC and Ruby Sanctum, and 156 days between Ruby Sanctum and 'The Shattering') +14 another days for Cata release
Between DS and Theramore was 294 days, +7 another days for MoP release
I have a timeline for all the main patches and releases because sometimes I get bored
I am pretty sure they are in internal alpha. They clearly stated one zone is not going to be accessible at launch (netherstorm/fat-w.e.) I wouldnt be surprised they announced beta next month or January. Contrary to belief, I think what we are waiting on is basically more character models to be finished and a few dungeons and raids to be finished up, with a few touch ups here and there.
We did not see 2 zones at blizzcon, and the ones we saw looked complete, the only one that may be contrary to this is hellfire, but we saw bits of it in the trailer, but we did not see the spires or nagrand. But, I believe they are mostly done with the zones, and just need to finish up dungeons and character models. Hell, they even stated at blizzcon, that they are ready beginning to work on the next wow expansion. So, for me, I think we are going to see them finish up character models for the first 8 races, and then get a release date.
Blizz themselves said that simply hiring more people won't be the guaranteed way of getting content out in shorter periods of time.
It will be sped up of course but it's not a linear correlation.
"What do you consider your greatest fault?"
"I don't think honesty is a fault."
"I don't care what you think."
I wish they wouldn't even do a Beta. You know the reason why content used to last a lot longer than it does now? There weren't guides and videos and loot tables and spreadsheets out months before content even went live. You weren't expected to know every mechanic on every boss before you even accepted the quest to enter the dungeon. I wish we could just up and erase all theorycrafting and betas and things like that for good.
Yeah, I mean there's no solid rule that says an expansion will magically appear at our feet with a maximum wait time of one year after 5.4 launches. Any time spent adding additional MoP "bridging" content will be time taken away from WoD.
Their Q3 documents released for the investor call did not state any expansion release for 2014. And in the past, they've been very forthcoming with that information. You can't really get any closer to 'the source' than that.
Blizzard spent this entire expansion doing everything in their power to push out content at what is basically a breakneck pace, compared to what it's been in the past.
Why in the world, I ask, would they suddenly stop pushing out content quickly to go back to the old standby of having a horrifically long final tier? They know better. They're not that dumb. The WoW team is larger and has more steam than it's ever had in the past. Moreover, it's going to be a very short beta: the game is playable (even a dungeon is already playable), and there's no new race or class to worry about. I can't really see any logical reason for Blizzard to wait until the next holiday season. Any money they gained with holiday sales would be offset by the suicide of going 14 months without new content.