Blizz-soon has historically meant anything from "a few months" to "it's been nine years and we're still waiting" and the TM is Blizzards self deprecating way of acknowledging that, so don't base too much on that word
"In addition, when you pre-purchase either digital version, we’re going to grant you your level-90 boost at the time of pre-purchase. That’s a little different from the plan we laid out at BlizzCon, but based on the feedback, it’s obvious that many of you would like the chance to get acquainted with a new class before heading into the expansion."
End of the Year. September at best, November or December maybe even January at worst.
So you think they are suddenly ending the Expansion 4 months earlier then the other ones, even though there is no indication of them intending to, there is another Arena season PLANNED and the closed Beta doesn't even have a date yet? Kinda unlikely, even with a bigger team. Its also a to simple calculation to say "More people = Faster development" considering its always an evolving thing when making a Game, especially an MMO. MoP will likely run its 22 - 24 months. And do you remember how long ICC ran?
spoiler: Exactly a year. Ctaclysm was released December 09 2010, ICC was released December 08 2009. Dont get me wrong though. Im gladly proven wrong in the end, i just think its unlikely.
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I think we might see betas shortly after D3x is out. MoP beta was, what... 6-7 months? Yeah...
Delaying the game for another is counter productive.
I'm sure if Blizzard had to decide whether to delay D3 expac or WoW they'd delay D3 everytime, simply because it makes tons more business sense than losing 500k+ more subscribers
The expansion will be as latest at July im hoping its realesd in April (birthday) the beta will begin maybe near 31 Jan and 10th of Feb and the expansion will be release d at April June