1. #9821
    Quote Originally Posted by Dhomeli View Post
    By that same line of thinking: If he originally said February-March, that implies it had a chance of happening in February, and so early March is still possible too.
    Ok better way of putting it: the inflection he gave in this new post (which overrides previous statements) was that it would be later in March. They still apparently need to finish up the press events. Now he still thinks there's a good chance of March, but the fact they still need to do press events makes it harder to see it early in the month.

  2. #9822
    Quote Originally Posted by Soulwind View Post
    Aw, man, you just fueled this hype train for at least 100 more pages.
    Tchoo tchoo motherfuckers.

  3. #9823
    Quote Originally Posted by Boubouille View Post
    Tchoo tchoo motherfuckers.
    I can't decide whether I want this ^ or "Boub called me a fanboy" as my new sig

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    Quote Originally Posted by xlanonym0uslx View Post
    This has been gone over a LONG time ago lol, at least a week ago there were 10+ pages of speculation about this.
    Sorry just appeared today for me ^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boubouille View Post
    Tchoo tchoo motherfuckers.
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  7. #9827
    It's probably stated somewhere in this thread, but please forgive me that I don't want to read through all the 491 pages again. Do the beta patch notes come out when beta releases? Or is there a possibility of Blizzard releasing them with the beta only coming in the next few days following the patch notes?

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    Give it a couple of weeks.

    Beta will probably open to correspond with ESO's EA or launch. Knowing Blizzard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krazzorx View Post
    Ok better way of putting it: the inflection he gave in this new post (which overrides previous statements) was that it would be later in March. They still apparently need to finish up the press events. Now he still thinks there's a good chance of March, but the fact they still need to do press events makes it harder to see it early in the month.
    Fair enough. I just read
    we're basically in the phase of "crapton of press tour before people can datamine stuff"
    to mean that we are currently in the middle of the press events. (We received information out of the press events a couple weeks ago already, and are starting to get blogs and more detailed tweets about the expansion.

    I didn't really read what he said to mean that we still need to have more press tours before beta can start. Especially since GDC is the only thing I've heard of coming up, and again... I didn't know whether or not that counted as a "press tour" since it's an event for the game industry. I can see what Boub said meaning either thing though.

    OT: Looking forward to the week ahead. Let's see what tweet we can blow out of proportion this week.

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    Boub, will you marry me?



    (And while we're married, you can totally tell me WoD info, right?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Count Zero View Post
    I can't decide whether I want this ^ or "Boub called me a fanboy" as my new sig
    http://imgur.com/c7NJRa2?tags

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelemar View Post
    It's probably stated somewhere in this thread, but please forgive me that I don't want to read through all the 491 pages again. Do the beta patch notes come out when beta releases? Or is there a possibility of Blizzard releasing them with the beta only coming in the next few days following the patch notes?
    Bashiok made it sound like they already have the notes ready to release with beta whenever it starts. Also, Rygarius responded to people asking for specific information in the blogs they've been releasing by saying that what those people are really looking forward to are the beta patch notes, not these blogs. If that helps answer your question.

  12. #9832
    Quote Originally Posted by Dhomeli View Post
    Fair enough. I just read to mean that we are currently in the middle of the press events. (We received information out of the press events a couple weeks ago already, and are starting to get blogs and more detailed tweets about the expansion.

    I didn't really read what he said to mean that we still need to have more press tours before beta can start. Especially since GDC is the only thing I've heard of coming up, and again... I didn't know whether or not that counted as a "press tour" since it's an event for the game industry. I can see what Boub said meaning either thing though.

    OT: Looking forward to the week ahead. Let's see what tweet we can blow out of proportion this week.
    "Sorry but I went to GDC for the last 5 years and Blizzard shows off a ton of stuff to full pass holders / investors. MOB was huge part last year and after GDC Beta went live and so it will happen again this year. I can't say what will be shown on the teach side but it's amazing and once they see the reaction that they want and gets great praises like last year. A beta will be revealed, it's all about the aww and wow factor from these events! What will be the forefront of the year to come. If it goes great and wins the side of the game industry then the customers will get a taste of what was shown / played in the beta forum / open beta etc."

    I get that looks sketchy (and hard to read), but if he's right, that sounds a lot like a press event.

    If someone could tell me what MOB stands for I'd love that.

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  14. #9834
    Quote Originally Posted by Dhomeli View Post
    Bashiok made it sound like they already have the notes ready to release with beta whenever it starts..
    I get this isn't what you were talking about but just wanted to emphasize something for everyone, that statement Bashiok gave does not exclude the possibility of them adding and modifying patch notes. They still can change patch notes that they will give us..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tazzak View Post
    MOB stands for MoP.
    I thought that might be it, but what could they possibly have talked about last year about it since it was already out?

    Anyways, we'll learn soon enough if that guy was right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krazzorx View Post
    Anyways, we'll learn soon enough if that guy was right.
    What guy? Did I miss something?
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    The expansion is not The Dark Below.
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    Tchoo tchoo motherfuckers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krazzorx View Post
    "Sorry but I went to GDC for the last 5 years and Blizzard shows off a ton of stuff to full pass holders / investors. MOB was huge part last year and after GDC Beta went live and so it will happen again this year. I can't say what will be shown on the teach side but it's amazing and once they see the reaction that they want and gets great praises like last year. A beta will be revealed, it's all about the aww and wow factor from these events! What will be the forefront of the year to come. If it goes great and wins the side of the game industry then the customers will get a taste of what was shown / played in the beta forum / open beta etc."

    I get that looks sketchy (and hard to read), but if he's right, that sounds a lot like a press event.

    If someone could tell me what MOB stands for I'd love that.
    Is there any precedent for a beta announcement at any event though? Even when we had the MoP press tour less than a week before MoP beta, it wasn't announced that beta was starting. Beta just started the following Wednesday.

    I guess my point is - Whether beta starts before or after GDC, they'll likely be talking about WoD anyway. Does it really matter if a few thousand people are already playing beta before GDC begins? They can still do tech demonstrations and explain their tech at an event like that, even if people have their hands on it.

  17. #9837
    Quote Originally Posted by Dhomeli View Post
    http://imgur.com/c7NJRa2?tags



    Bashiok made it sound like they already have the notes ready to release with beta whenever it starts. Also, Rygarius responded to people asking for specific information in the blogs they've been releasing by saying that what those people are really looking forward to are the beta patch notes, not these blogs. If that helps answer your question.
    Wise (wo)man. Maybe I'd blocked out the idea of both since I recently caught an infraction here for posting a gif of one of those "why not both" commercials, haha ...

    Back on topic: It's crazy how all these different precedents interact ... either holding true or being broken. There's gonna be a lot of info gleaned from this release cycle to use to predict the next xpac's release ...

    Anyway, my hope for a June 24th release is fading fast. I don't think it's completely off the table yet, but even in a best-case scenario that window is closing fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CosmicGuitars View Post
    What guy? Did I miss something?
    He's talking about - http://www.mmo-champion.com/members/870070-Rissler-Dark

    He's been talking about Blizzard waiting until after GDC to start beta.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CosmicGuitars View Post
    What guy? Did I miss something?
    Something about the GDC being in march or something and the next week Beta starts.
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  20. #9840
    Quote Originally Posted by Dhomeli View Post
    Is there any precedent for a beta announcement at any event though? Even when we had the MoP press tour less than a week before MoP beta, it wasn't announced that beta was starting. Beta just started the following Wednesday.

    I guess my point is - Whether beta starts before or after GDC, they'll likely be talking about WoD anyway. Does it really matter if a few thousand people are already playing beta before GDC begins? They can still do tech demonstrations and explain their tech at an event like that, even if people have their hands on it.
    Its hard to read (extremely actually) that post but what I think he's saying is they'll show the press who are there the beta and then they'll announce beta a day or 2 after.

    He mentioned that beta for MoP was announced right after that GDC. When was the GDC (for those just following, that's the games developer conference) of 2012?

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